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Half Door

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Local cuisine, Brew Pub, Pub, Gastropub, American, Bar

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East Village
1.8 km from USS Midway Museum
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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
US$6 - US$20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Brew Pub, Pub, Gastropub, American, Bar
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 23 October 2020 via mobile

Food was tasty , staff were very helpful great spot !! It’s in a great location and they took covid restrictions quite seriously

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 21 August 2020 via mobile

Consistently a solid experience. Great venue. Surprisingly good food, in fact excellent food. Service is great. Beer is solid, too, with a wider variety than most craft beer houses. Will continue to return and to bring friends.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020

Stopped on a Friday evening for a beer. The bar staff was friendly and there was a good selection of beers. Nice place to stop in, we think you'll like it.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

Really great food, cool venue, excellent location. The food was absolutely delicious. We had fried goat cheese which was excellent. The truffle fries were the best I have ever had. Every bite had Asiago cheese, not just the top of the fries. So so good....We also had hanger steak and the salmon. Both were delicious. The brussel sprouts are also amazing. The drinks were also really good, and the service was quick. Lots of locals were there on a weekday which says something. Would definitely return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

I went twice on my trip. Beer is fantastic - food even better. Ahi tacos are a must try plus they have happy 3-7 PM

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

Walked pass this place while looking for lunch while visiting San Diego. It's called Half Door Brewing but they also have a full bar and kitchen! They have a great selection of their beer on tap, all different styles plenty of choices for everyone! I...had the Turkey Brie sandwich, it's huge! Cookie easily be split between two people!More

Date of visit: January 2020
179stacyd, Owner at Half Door, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2020

Hey Mike! So happy you enjoyed your experience at Half Door. Stop back in next time you’re in town! Cheers!

Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

Go here! Fantastic Brew House. Great location. They offer brew, spirits, and good tunes. Great food and service. We visited in November 2019. I ordered Ahi wonton tacos and a goat cheese salad. So good! Our friends ordered burgers and chips that were also amazing....Great vibes had by all!More

Date of visit: January 2020
179stacyd, Owner at Half Door, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2020

We’re happy everyone enjoyed their time at Half Door. Stop back in next time you’re in the area! Cheers!

Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

Awesome experience. Went for a beer and an app. It was fantastic. Place is really cool inside and out. I had the Pale Ale and my wife had the blonde. Both were terrific. Charcuterie plate was outstanding. Service (Sidney) was exceptional. Be back for sure.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 25 November 2019 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in San Diego. All of the locals know about it but most of the tourists miss it. An old location tables on the porch and a fantastic menu with many Irish items. Highly highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2019
Stacy D, Owner at Half Door, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2019

Hi there, Thanks so much for your kind review! We are so happy you enjoy our brewery and hope you come back again soon, cheers!!

Reviewed 25 November 2019 via mobile

We went during Happy Hour, so the price, food and beer were perfect! We are from the Midwest, so to sit outside was a must. (The heater came on as we stayed later). We enjoyed being outside and everything was exactly what we wanted.

Date of visit: November 2019
Stacy D, Owner at Half Door, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2019

Hello! We are happy to hear about your visit with us and that you enjoyed our happy hour! Please stop by again the next time you are in town. Cheers!

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