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The Nation's #1 Craft Beer Destination

San Diegan's take our beer seriously (in a laid-back sort of way), with more than 70 craft breweries throughout the destination. Innovators like Karl Strauss and Stone Brewing Co. have helped pave the way for San Diego's exploding craft brew scene, where visitors can hop from brewery and pubs, to restaurants and local bars, tasting the best suds the region has to offer.

In fact, San Diego was recently named the "Top Beer Town" in America by Men's Journal and cited as a "sunny heaven for suds lovers" by the New York Times. San Diego brews have also gained international recognition, earning more medals at the 2010 World Beer Cup than those from the traditional beer countries of England, Germany and Belgium combined.

Tasting Opportunities Abound

Sampling these award-winning brews is best experienced at the source. And for the real craft brew enthusiasts who want to pull back the curtain and see where the magic happens, a brewery tour is a must. Many of the local breweries offer behind-the-scenes tours, where you have a chance to meet the brewers and learn about the process of making great beer, San Diego style.

Brewpubs throughout the county create a winning combination of brewery and restaurant with award-winning chefs bring out the flavor of these beers with delicious plates, hand crafted to perfectly complement a pint of San Diego's finest.

So whether you are looking to just grab a pint or to pair one with locally sourced dishes, San Diego's craft breweries and brewpubs have you covered, making San Diego is the perfect place for a libation vacation.

Browse the listings below to plan your next tour of San Diego's world-class breweries.

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Brewery Tours of San Diego
2101 Cable St
San Diego, CA 92107
619.961.7999
Region: Mission Bay and Beaches

Enjoy a day sampling a variety of award winning beers made in "America's Finest City." Brewery Tours of San Diego's knowledgeable staff is dedicated...

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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
5010 Mission Center Road
San Diego, CA 92108
619.688.1120
Region: Mission Valley and Old Town

Inspired by the Reinheitsgebot of 1516, the Gordon Biersch experience rests upon the foundations of purity, simplicity and precision. This philosophy...

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La Jolla Brewing Company
7536 Fay Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
858.246.6759
Region: La Jolla

La Jolla is a community full of iconic landmarks, from the tide pools to Mount Soledad, Scripps Pier to Blacks Beach. For La Jolla Brewing Company...

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Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens - Liberty Station
2816 Historic Decatur Rd
San Diego, CA 92106
619.269.2100
Region: Point Loma, Harbor Island & Shelter Island

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station opened May 2013 in Point Loma's now-historic Naval Training Center. Our newest restaurant...

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Mission Brewery
1441 L St
San Diego, CA 92101
619.544.0555
Region: Downtown

We're one of San Diego's premier downtown microbrewery, located a homerun from Petco Park baseball stadium on the edge of our city's famed &...

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Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
1999 Citracado Parkway
Escondido, CA 92029
760.471.4999
Region: North County Inland

Founded in 1996, Stone Brewing has quickly become one of the premier craft brewers in America and one of the fastest frowing and most highly rated...

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Brew Hop LLC
2400 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
858.361.8457
Region: Downtown

Welcome to Brew Hop Custom Brewery Tours Brew Hop Custom Brewery Tours began in San Diego in 2007. Brew Hop showcase San Diego's amazing...

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery La Jolla
8980 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
858.450.9277
Region: La Jolla

Rock Bottom is a place where good friends, great food and real beer come together. We offer a lively and casual dining experience and a...

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Karl Strauss Brewery
5985 Santa Fe St
San Diego, CA 92109
858.581.7324
Region: La Jolla

In August 2013, Karl Strauss Brewing Company opened its Tasting Room & Beer Garden in San Diego's vibrant Pacific Beach neighborhood. The...

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San Diego Beer and Wine Tours

858.551.5115
Region: Downtown

San Diego Beer and Wine Tours (La Jolla Wine Tours) invites you to savor fine wines, or local craft beers, paired with gourmet food on a luxurious...

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