The Beer Hike

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 8:00pm - 11:59pm

Yes, it is once again time for the annual CALI Beer Hike, the thirteenth such peregrination in search of tasty craft beer.  All with a thirst for hoppy goodness are welcome to join us as we hike to local taps in search of real ale. we will meet in the lobby of the Indigo at 8 pm (time subject to change, so watch this entry for late changes), ready to hike.

I have done my due diligence, and have the following google map to show for it:

These are all recommended pubs from the San Diego Brewer's Guild. You will notice they cluster in two areas, near the hotel/law school, and on the other side of Balboa Park, around 30th Street. The closer ones are easy walks (0.2 to 0.9 miles from the Indigo). The 30th Street cluster all a cab ride away (about 4 miles).

I propose we pick from the closer bunch. They are, in the order recommended to me by a local friend and beer snob:

  1. The Neighborhood. Excellent beer. 777 G St. (0.2 miles away). 619-446-0002
  2. The Yard House. Also excellent beer. 1023 4th Ave. (0.6 miles away). 619-233-9273
  3. The Local. 1065 4th St. (0.6 miles away). 619-231-4447
  4. Downtown Johnny Brown's. 1220 3rd Ave. (0.9 miles away). 619-232-8414

The farther away cluster, in order of distance away from the Hotel Indigo:

  1. Hamilton's Tavern. 1521 30th St. (2.3 miles away). 619-238-5460
  2. Wit's End Pub & Cafe. 420 Robinson Ave. (3.3 miles away). 619-294-4848
  3. Live Wire Bar. 2103 El Cajon Blvd. (3.8 miles away). 619-291-7450
  4. The Linkery. 3794 30th St. (4.2 miles away). 619-255-8778
  5. Toronado. 4026 30th St. (4.4 miles away). 619-282-0456
  6. Ritual Tavern. 4095 30th St. (4.4 miles away). 619-283-1618
  7. Blind Lady Ale House. 3416 Adams Ave. (6.5 miles away). 619-255-2491