Monkey Paw, San Diego
San Diego , California
Tel: 619 358 9901
Concierge.com's insider take:
San Diego bar baron Scot Blair's fourth opening (following Small Bar, Eleven, and Hamilton's) has a constantly shifting selection of 35-plus craft beers on tap. Brews include everything from Allagash and Grand Teton to the lusted-after Russian River beers, as well as a full bar and a game-day-ready menu of cheese steaks and hot wings. The twist? Monkey Paw is a proper brewpub and produces small batches of its own suds on site. The tavern, kitted out with communal tables, stained glass, and plenty of natural light during the day, is fast becoming the lovably gritty Cheers of the East Village.—Audrey Davidow
Open Mondays through Wednesdays noon to 12 am, Thursdays through Sundays noon to 2 am.