A craft brewery with a well rounded menu for the community to enjoy! Our spacious tasting room is located inside our brewery and all beers we offer are made on site. We are dog and family friendly and have board games, a large jenga, corn hole, big outdoor patio area and rotating food trucks to give you a taste of San Diego.
Here at Bay City Brewing Co. we are all about brewing unique and delicious tasting craft beer for everyone to enjoy.
We are conveniently located between San Diego and Mission Bay. Our central location provides easy access from not only the coastal communities but also Downtown San Diego. Bay City Brewing Co. reflects a “coastal urban” vibe which can be felt in our tasting room, brewery, and spacious backyard/ patio.
The San Diego Reader reflects on our story and our brewer Chris West's evolution and recognition as Bay City has made its mark in the the craft beer capital of the world.
"It was while slinging suds that West became acquainted with a pair of Point Lomans with a pie-in-the-sky idea for opening a brewery. Months later, a few stars aligned (the duo had a nice location fall in their lap and found a third investor from Yakima, Washington who had numerous connections to hop growers in that area) and all that was needed to get the project off the ground was a qualified brewer. They remembered impassioned conversations about beer at Monkey Paw and asked West if he’d be interested in helming their project from a brewing standpoint. It was an offer he couldn’t refuse and, six months later, he’s putting the finishing touches on a new 20-barrel system from Premier Stainless Systems and ramping up for a targeted April debut for Bay City Brewing Company.
The name references a longtime but lesser-used nickname for America’s Finest City. Everything from hotels to restaurants to saloons and even Mission Brewery — which was originally established as Bay City Brewery — have used this moniker as a mark of locality. The name conveys the “coastal urban” thematic the brewery will feature. In referencing San Diego, West intends to honor the San Diego brewing tradition by using his scientific knowhow (his education and inherent interests are in the cognitive sciences) to craft 11 core beers (that is not a misprint) split into three categories: hoppy beers, malty beers, and sour beers. He will do this from a patio-equipped space at 3760 Hancock Street that borders the freeway and Point Loma’s Valley View Casino Center and is a few short blocks away from Modern Times Beer’s brewery and tasting room.
West had been on the inside track to head brewing operations at upcoming Monkey Paw spin-off, South Park Brewing Company, but cited the liberty to make a vaster array of beer styles as a primary reason for eschewing that opportunity in favor of Bay City Brewing. His plan to brew nearly a dozen year-round offerings certainly speaks to his desire to create great variety."
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