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Saturday, January 26, 2013
SHORT LIST / CRAFT BEER TOUR OF NORTH PARK
THE RITUAL TAVERN
RAINY NIGHT TOUR DE FUN—It's raining in San Diego. Crowds will be down, plus a pal
or favorite relative just rolled into town unannounced and wants you to take her
on a tour of North Park’s best craft beer centric places. Before you let her or him guess at the best step up to the plate
and go with the following. And, remember the dry umbrellas probably were left behind weeks ago.
This isn’t meant to be a "best of" the planet bar hop. All are winners here. It is what it is, a guide to newbies coming
into North Park, who take craft beer suggestions politely.
There are popular Bud Light bars aplenty in North Park, but
if they’re not big on craft beer then they don’t make this list. Like I said for a quick craft beer tour you
won’t go wrong with the following:
Craft Beer Baedeker (w/food too)
NORTH PARK'S OWN
Toronado, 4026 30th
Why: 56 rotating, quality, drafts and a cask or two on the
The Linkery, 3794
Why: Big craft beer selection and an award winning menu
that’s unlike any in West.
EL TAKE IT EASY
El Take It Easy,
3926 30th Street
Why: This is a space for everyone to enjoy handcrafted food
& drinks from both sides of the border.
Tiger!Tiger! Tavern, 3025 El Cajon Blvd.
Why: Already listed on America’s 100 Best Beer Bars.
TIGER TIGER TAVERN
4095 30th Street
Why: Quaint tavern—old
style—they know food and craft beer.
Nice place to start a date night.
Live Wire Bar,
2103 El Cajon Blvd.
Why: Because it’s
here. One of the classic saloons of all
time in San Diego. If you want scenery
go to the Waterfront Bar, downtown.
Sea Rocket Bistro, 3383 30th Street
Neighborhood. Food and Craft Beer
share the spotlight.
Genuine Brew Pubs:
For a real on the premises brew pub you’ll have to leave
North Park and head to: