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Stone Brewing Co.

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Address: 1999 Citracado Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92029
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+1 760-294-7899

Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Steve Wagner and Greg Koch in...

Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Steve Wagner and Greg Koch in North County San Diego, CA. It is the largest craft brewery in the southwestern United States and has been named "All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth" by BeerAdvocate magazine - TWICE! A recently announced $26.6M expansion plan (that includes a hotel among other lofty ventures) is underway, as are developments to become the first American craft brewery to open a brewhouse in Europe. The adjacent Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens plays host to countless wildly popular beer and dining events, and is the largest purchaser of local, organic produce in San Diego County, including a growing amount from their own Stone Farms! In addition to promoting ethical eating, the restaurant boasts a lush one-acre outdoor garden as well as a line-up of 32 rotating taps and 100+ bottled craft beer selections for guests to enjoy.

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Lunch with friends

Beautiful garden and very nice restaurant inside and out. Great service good food and good beers. I would come back again!

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Pinay P
Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful garden and very nice restaurant inside and out. Great service good food and good beers. I would come back again!

Thank Pinay P
Management response:

Thank you for visiting us. I'm glad you were able to enjoy our gardens and I can't wait till you come back. Come check out our live music in the Gardens starting Thursday June 1st and every Thursday after that until October. Hope to see you soon. More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful setup and gardens allowing you to move around on a beautiful sunny day, accommodates large groups while serving amazing beer and food. A huge brewery by most standards, we were so thrilled to visit and it was even better than we had hoped. Child friendly and with a koi pond that will entertain them for awhile, this... More 

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Thank you for visiting us and I'm glad you got to enjoy our Bistro and Gardens. We look forward to your next visit, see you soon. -Tobias- More 

Escondido, California
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Stone Brewing with a Senior group, and toured the brewery and had lunch. The tour was quite interesting, and it was fun to compare a small artisan brewery with the giants like Anhueser Busch. While Stone has a fair amount of automatic equipment, it was nowhere in scale to the big breweries, but it IS unique and... More 

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Thank you for sharing your story and I'm glad that we were able to surpass some of your expectations. Hopefully you will come back and visit. -Tobias- More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We actually went to Stone for the food more than then the beer... even though they have a large selection! A great place to just get out relax, enjoying food and time with friends!

Thank D'Anya D
Management response:

Thank you for your review D'Anya. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to you coming back. Hope to see you soon. More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here with a buddy of mine from San Diego. It's the real deal - great Stone's craft beer....we sat at the bar and service was adequate - not great....good beer selection and very good food... bit pricey....

Thank Texirican
1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Date night out for dinner. Food was excellent. They have a nice selection of their beers. The outdoor garden is gorgeous. The service though was really poor. Nobody came to even acknowledge us for 20 minutes until we actually had to ask a server whether anyone had been assigned to our table. Then everything took far too long. Not sure... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Bottom line: Good food and fantastic outdoor eating space. Just go. Get a table outside and enjoy. It's a great spot. If you just want a beer and talk with friends or family, order a beer and head to the back of the property. Sit in chairs around the pond and enjoy your time together. You won't regret it.

Thank JCB0812
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This place was great! Came for a late lunch during the week. The interior design and outdoor space was beautiful. The food was very good. They have sample pours on the house which was a nice touch. Very friendly staff!

Thank Rachel O
Escondido, California, United States
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Stone Brewery is a brewery, restaurant and park...all in one. The food is pretty good but a bit pricey. The suds are great with many choice and they have wine too. They have a great garden are to walk through or just enjoy and on summer weekends they have a movie festival there too.

Thank John H
Calgary, Alberta
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Being from out of town we only have the opportunity to visit Stone a couple of times a year but have been coming since the year after it opened. They have excellent craft beer, I mean excellent. Very creative combinations and amazing flavor. The food is pretty good as well, they change the items on their menu so you have... More 

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