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Small Bar

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Bar, Pub, American
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4628 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92116
+1 619-795-7998
12:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Los Angeles
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158 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Great food. Good atmosphere. This is the kind of place I can sit and chill. Have a few drinks. I love the alternative vibe and how it draws a gallimaufry of people.

Thank David E
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I live just around the corner from Small Bar and have gone there quite a few times. It's a divey burger and beer bar. Burgers are decent and theres a big beer selection. Usually service is good. However, I had a very bad experience last night and will never return. My girlfriend and I decided to go to Small Bar... More 

1 Thank Greg C
San Diego, California
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

The draft beer selection is absolutely amazing. If you are into sours & saisons, this place is your beer heaven! Generally, there are only one or two sour or saison beers to chose from. But here, I have seen up to seven at once! Don't just come here for one quick drink - stay the night and experiment with the... More 

Thank Errin404
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

The fish & chips are better than in England, and the staff are super nice. Excellent selection of beers on tap and they also serve some really great Belgian beer such as Orval. Big Star on the jukebox, can't go wrong!

Thank GargoyleWaiting
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Loved my experience here. Went on a Sunday afternoon after seeing a matinee play down the street. They had me at the entrance! Enter through a side gate and walk to the back of this lively small bar. High top tables along the sides, outdoor tsbles in the front, and long tables along the length of the bar. Charges football... More 

Thank christa m
San Diego, California, United States
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655 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

They call it the "Brunch Burger", with over 1/3rdlb of house ground beef topped with cheddar, bacon and a fried egg. It was pretty good, but felt like it was missing something, like a secret sauce. Compared to the other 7 burgers I had eaten during Burger Week, it even seemed rather bland. If I lived in walking distance I'd... More 

Thank John P
s Cal
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Created By Scot Blair, one of the nation's Top "Beer Entrepeneurs, [ Hamilton's / Monkey Paw Brewing], nestled in the mellow / hip area of University Heights, Small Bar is a great spot for an excellent selection of Local and other Craft brews. You'll often find something you've never had before. [try the always on "Small Beer" from Anchor Steam,... More 

Thank harposCal
Helsinki, Finland
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137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

Without a doubt my favorite pub in San Diego. Small bar has always a massive selection of specialty craft beers, there's a flavor for everyone, all the time. In addition to the beer selections they have an impressive collection of whiskeys and tequilas and other spirits. If the alcohol varieties can't impress you, you can order from a menu of... More 

Thank soulprojector
Madison, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for a local brew while wandering through the neighborhood. Bartender was friendly and informative, and I saw several regulars stop in - you can tell they treat their customers well.

Thank Btowntraveler80
San Diego, California
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

This place does pub food right! I am a fan of deep fried pickles and an occassional chicken slider not to mention beer mac n' cheese. Great beer selection. They live up to their slogan " One Small Bar for Man. One Giant Bar for Mankind". It is a local's place that always delivers.

Thank Victoria M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4628 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-795-7998

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?