List of Breweries in San Diego

List of San Diego Breweries By Area

Are you about to visit San Diego and are looking to find all the best local, craft beer? Or are you a local looking to explore a new area and its craft beer scene? Either way, this directory will help you find ALL San Diego breweries by area.

Jump To An Area


North Park

Arguably one of the hippest, most walkable, and best beer areas in all of San Diego, you will want to visit North Park located (obviously) north of Balboa Park.

Barn BreweryNorth Park
Belching Beaver Tasting RoomNorth Park
Fall Brewing CompanyNorth Park
Home Brewing CoNorth Park
Mike Hess BrewingNorth Park
Modern Times FlavordomeNorth Park
North Park Beer CoNorth Park
Original 40 Brewing CompanyNorth Park
Pariah BrewingNorth Park
Poor House Brewing CoNorth Park
Rip Current Brewing Tasting RoomNorth Park
Second Chance Tasting RoomNorth Park
Thorn Street BreweryNorth Park

The Rest

The surrounding Mid-City area has a few gems that are worth checking out and will likely offer you a less crowded, more laid back environment.

Automatic Brewing CoNormal Heights
Citizen BrewersGrantville
Groundswell Brewing CompanyGrantville
Hillcrest Brewing CompanyHillcrest
Kairoa Brewing CompanyUniversity Heights
Kensington Brewing CompanyKensington
Little Miss Brewing Tasting RoomNormal Heights
South Park Brewing CoSouth Park
Thorn StreetMission Hills


East Village

On the upswing, East Village’s craft beer scene is growing rapidly as the area becomes more and more popular. Located near the Gaslamp, you can basically enjoy a beer before a Padres game at any of these breweries!

10 Barrel Brewing Co [CLOSED]East Village
Amplified Ale Works Kitchen + Beer GardenEast Village
The Bell Marker Brewery (inside Owl Drug Co.)East Village
Duck Foot Brewing Tasting RoomEast Village
Half Door Brewing CoEast Village
Knotty Brewing CoEast Village
Little Miss Brewing Tasting RoomEast Village
Mission BreweryEast Village
Modern Times InvigatoriumEast Village
Resident Brewing Co (inside The Local)East Village
Stone Brewing J Street Tap RoomEast Village

Little Italy

For a more posh craft beer experience, swing by Little Italy, north of the proper “downtown” area. You’ll find it’s a bit fancier up here and really lively on weekend nights!

Ballast Point Tasting Room & KitchenLittle Italy
Bolt BreweryLittle Italy
Mikkeller Brewing Tasting RoomLittle Italy
Pure Project at the ParkBankers Hill
Stone Brewing Company Store KettnerLittle Italy

College Area

SDSU doesn’t just take shots and drink light beer. There is also a thriving craft beer scene for those of legal drinking age. You’ll find a lot of good stuff and maybe even some good deals on weeknights in the La Mesa area!

13 Point Brewing Co.Lemon Grove
Black Market Brewing CompanyRolando
Bolt BreweryLa Mesa
Finest Made AlesSantee
Fourpenny HouseLa Mesa
Groundswell Brewing Company Tasting RoomSantee
Helix BrewingLa Mesa
Little Miss Brewing La MesaLa Mesa
Pacific Islander Beer CompanySantee
San Diego Brewing CompanyGrantville


“I have a need…a need for beer”. Miramar anchors some of the biggest and most iconic breweries in the San Diego scene. A car is needed to get around to each one, but you’ll find this is a great place to do a San Diego brewery tour with out-of-towners!

2Kids Brewing CoMiramar
32 North Brewing Co [CLOSED]Miramar
AleSmith Brewing CompanyMiramar
Align Brewing CoMIramar
Amplified Ale WorksMiramar
Ballast PointMiramar
California Wild AlesSorrento Valley
Circle 9 BrewingKearny Mesa
Division 23 BrewingMiramar
Duck Foot Brewing CompanyMiramar
Green Flash Brewing CompanyMira Mesa
Harland Brewing CoScripps Ranch
Kilowatt Brewing Co.Kearny Mesa
Little Miss BrewingMiramar
Longship BreweryMira Mesa
Mike Hess BrewingMiramar
Mikkeller BrewingMiramar
New English BrewingLa Jolla
Protector BreweryMiramar
Pure Project BrewingMiramar
Rough Draft Brewing CompanyMiramar
Saint Archer Brewing CoMiramar
Savagewood BrewingScripps Ranch
Thunderhawk Alements [CLOSED]Miramar
White LabsMiramar

Beach Cities

What’s better and more San Diego than a craft beer by the ocean? I don’t need to convince you that heading to the beach and grabbing a beer at these places is good for your health and well-being!

Amplified Ale Works Kitchen + Beer GardenPB
Belching Beaver Tasting RoomOB
CAVU Brewery & RestaurantLa Jolla
Coronado Brewing CompanyCoronado
Coronado Brewing Company Tasting RoomImperial Beach
Culture Brewing Co.Solana Beach
Culture Brewing Co. Tasting Room [Closed]Ocean Beach
Culture Brewing Co. Tasting RoomEncinitas
Harland Brewing Co – One PaseoDel Mar
Kilowatt Brewing Co.OB
Mike Hess Brewing Tasting Room Ocean BeachOB
Mike Hess Brewing Co. Tasting Room Imperial BeachImperial Beach
Modern Times Far West LoungeEncinitas
Ocean Beach BreweryOB
Pacific Beach AleHousePB
Pizza Port Ocean BeachOB
Pizza Port SolanaSolana Beach
Two Roots (formerly Helms Brewing) [CLOSED]OB
Viewpoint BrewingDel Mar

North County


Fun fact: Vista has more breweries per capita than ANYWHERE in the US. If you’re looking to hit a lot in a little time, look no further. You’ll definitely need a car to get around though.

Aztec Brewing CompanyVista
Backstreet BreweryVista
Barrel Harbor BrewingVista
Battlemage Brewing CompanyVista
Beach Grease Beer Co.Vista
Bear Roots Brewing Co.Vista
Belching Beaver BreweryVista
Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern & GrillVista
Booze Brothers Brewing Co.Vista
Ebullition Brew WorksVista
Eppig BrewingVista
Helia Brewing CompanyVista
Indian Joe BrewingVista
Iron Fist Brewing CompanyVista
Latitude 33 BrewingVista
Mother Earth Brew Co. BreweryVista
Mother Earth Brew Co. Tap HouseVista
Prohibition Brewing CompanyVista
Wavelength BrewingVista

San Marcos Area

My take on the San Marcos and surrounding areas’ beer scene is that it’s more country. With lakes and lots of horses, you’ll find that these breweries offer more rustic vibes and some awesome, easy drinking beer.

Abnormal Beer CompanyRancho Bernardo
Dos Desperados BrewerySan Marcos
Double Peak Brewing Co.San Marcos
Escondido Brewing Company [CLOSED]Escondido
Jacked Up BreweryEscondido
Lightning BreweryPoway
Little Miss Brewing Tasting RoomEscondido
Mason Ale WorksSan Marcos
Plan 9 AlehouseEscondido
Port Brewing Co / The Lost AbbeySan Marcos
Rip Current BrewingSan Marcos
San Marcos Brewery & Grill [CLOSED]San Marcos
Second Chance Beer Co.Poway
Stone Brewing Co. Main BreweryEscondido
Stumblefoot Brewing CompanySan Marcos
Wild Barrel Brewing CompanySan Marcos


One of the fastest growing beer areas in both quality and volume, Carlsbad/Oceanside offers a unique blend of all of San Diego’s joys in a location that’s closer to Orange County and Los Angeles if you don’t want to head all the way down to San Diego proper.

Arcana BrewingCarlsbad
Bagby Beer CompanyOceanside
Belching Beaver BrewhouseOceanside
Black Plague BrewingOceanside
Booze Brothers Tasting RoomOceanside
Breakwater Brewing CompanyOceanside
Burgeon Beer CompanyCarlsbad
Culver Beer Co.Carlsbad
Guadalupe BreweryCarlsbad
Kilowatt Brewing Co.Oceanside
Legacy Brewing CompanyOceanside
Mason Ale WorksOceanside
Midnight Jack Brewing CompanyOceanside
Northern Pine BrewingOceanside
Oceanside Brewing CompanyOceanside
Pizza Port Bressi RanchCarlsbad
Pizza Port CarlsbadCarlsbad
Rouleur Brewing CompanyCarlsbad
Stone Brewing Company Store OceansideOceanside

East County

Alpine Beer CompanyAlpine
Alpine Beer Company PubAlpine
BNS Brewing & Distillng Co.Santee
Burning Beard Brewing CompanyEl Cajon
Julian Beer Co.Julian
Nickel Beer Co.Julian
Smoking Cannon BreweryRamona

South Bay

3 Punk AlesChula Vista
Attitude BrewingBarrio Logan
Bay Bridge BrewingChula Vista
Border X BrewingBarrio Logan
Chula Vista BreweryChula Vista
Embarcadero Brewing CompanyNational City
Groundswell Brewing Company Tasting RoomChula Vista
Iron Fist Brewing CompanyBarrio Logan
Novo Brazil Brewing CoChula Vista
Novo Brazil Otay RanchChula Vista
Thorn Brewing Co.Barrio Logan

Clairemont Area

Ballast Point Home Brew MartLinda Vista
Bay City Brewing Co.Linda Vista
Bitter Brothers Brewing CompanyClairemont
Coronado Brewing Company Tasting RoomLinda Vista
Deft BrewingLinda Vista
Eppig Brewing Waterfront BiergartenPoint Loma
Karl Strauss Main BreweryClairemont
Ketch BrewingPoint Loma
Latchkey Brewing CompanyLinda Vista
Modern TimesLinda Vista
Quantum BrewingKearny Mesa
Societe Brewing Co.Kearny Mesa
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Liberty StationLiberty Station