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Where to eat near breweries?

Pius Avocado III | Jul 17, 201511:28 AM     29

San Diego- greetings from an ex-pat SoCal native visiting from Oakland next week.

I’ve gathered many of your recommendations and am left with one request. Visiting breweries around the county will be a big part of my visit, but I typically find the fare at brewpubs a waste of a meal unless the local restaurant scene is weak.

I’ll be sampling brews around lunchtime and perhaps dinner on several days and looking for somewhere not too far away for a meal. Alberto’s and, as I’ve learned from some of your posts, Super Sergio’s type spots would fit the bill- up here I have to make a detour in a town 40 miles away to get a proper SoCal carne asada burrito.

Here’s my shortlist of breweries so far:

Alpine
St. Archer
Green Flash
Coronado
Port
Ballast Point
Rip Current

There is a disturbing trend in NorCal leading me to avoid many of our best breweries on weekends. Russian River is a prime example- I used to be able to belly up there any time I pleased, then I had to institute The 12:30pm Rule (if you’re not parking the car by 12:30, don’t bother trying to get a seat) which quickly became The 11:30 Rule, which got torn up when I drove by last Saturday to find a permanent host stand set up outside to accommodate a line stretching down the block on a day with no special release, no band, nothing other than their regularly-scheduled programming.

Where might you go for lunch after sampling brews at any of these spots, or do any have noteworthy food? Are there any I should be especially wary of trying to wedge myself into on a weekend?

Green Flash Brewing
Rip Current Brewing North Park
Rip Current Brewing
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