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Half Door
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Ranked #63 of 5,482 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 20
Description: The Brewery Half Door Brewing Co is a "pub" in the traditional Irish countryside sense of the word - a place where beer is made and served fresh. At one time in the recent past, every hamlet on the Emerald Isle had its own pub, its own brewer, and its own unique brew. HDBC was built to celebrate this tradition, with the next generation of our family at the helm, right here in the Capital of Craft- San Diego, California. The Food The menu here at HDBC is the ultimate pairing of inventive comfort food and exceptional house-brewed beer. We feature several house beers brewed on-site to compliment the menu. Our head chef works closely with brewer (Dan Jr.), developing Half Door's distinctive food and beer as a singular experience to savor!
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Description: The Brewery Half Door Brewing Co is a "pub" in the traditional Irish countryside sense of the word - a place where beer is made and served fresh. At one time in the recent past, every hamlet on the Emerald Isle had its own pub, its own brewer, and its own unique brew. HDBC was built to celebrate this tradition, with the next generation of our family at the helm, right here in the Capital of Craft- San Diego, California. The Food The menu here at HDBC is the ultimate pairing of inventive comfort food and exceptional house-brewed beer. We feature several house beers brewed on-site to compliment the menu. Our head chef works closely with brewer (Dan Jr.), developing Half Door's distinctive food and beer as a singular experience to savor!
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We tried Half Door on the recommendation of a waiter at another restaurant. We were looking for a more casual setting with good beer. Did we ever find it!! A great selection of delicious beers, wonderful food menu and wine & other beverages available. Lovely outdoor patio, quieter area of downtown & reasonable prices. The salmon was amazing, and the fish & chips looked yummy. Area for private parties available. Highly recommend.

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Stacy D, Manager at Half Door, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased to hear that our Brewery was recommended to you and that you enjoyed it! We hope to see you in for some beers soon!

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Beer was great - had the #Buzzwords Super Dank Pale Ale which was fantastic and the #Hypemachine IPA which was a little bland but my taste buds may have been overwhelmed by the first.

The bar is nice and has a lot of character.

I had the Brewer's Pie which was just ok. The only thing wrong with it was that it was a little underseasoned. I'd try something different if I went back.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We visited several brew pubs in SD and liked this one the best. The beer was good and dinner selections also tasty. The house salad was more of a lettuce wrap and was interesting. Pretzel bits with mustard sauce great too. The atmosphere is interesting too and not just the normal chain type brew pub.

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Stacy D, Manager at Half Door, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! We hope we will see you back in again soon!

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This is a really cool bar. We each had a drink but held off on food as we were making another stop:). The drink selection for Happy Hour was terrific.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We saw this spot from our hotel window and decided to stop in, i absolutely loved the decor and the rooftop seating. I'm not much of a beer drinker but their selections was interesting definitely worth it. I'll be back for sure

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