Downtown San Diego

Karl Strauss Brewing Company P: 619-234-2739
F: 619-234-2773

Karl Strauss Downtown Hours Of Operation

Hours Of Operation

Monday-Thursday — 11:00a-10:00p - Bar Closes at 11:00p
Friday— 11:00a-11:00p - Bar Closes at Midnight
Saturday— 11:30a-11:00p - Bar Closes at Midnight
Sunday— 11:30a-10:00p

Featured Pairing:
FIVE WEE HEAVY BELLS &
SMOKED SALMON CARBONARA

The beer: FIVE WEE HEAVY BELLS

This is a smooth, malty scotch ale with rich caramel flavors and a warming finish. The beer’s malt sweetness is balanced by pronounced scotch characteristics carefully developed by aging the beer on scotch-soaked American oak chips.

The Food: SMOKED SALMON CARBONARA

Poached egg, zucchini “noodles,” sun-dried tomatoes, beer bacon, peppers, basil, garlic, and parmesan. It takes a robust dish to stand up to our Holiday Ale’s rich malt character and scotchy-scotch-scotch flavors. The honey-smoked salmon enhances the scotch overtones in the beer, while the bacon, egg, and cheese bring a richness to the dish and intensify the beer’s warm finish. This holiday season, go for some Bells that don’t jingle.


Karl Strauss Downtown Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri 3:00p-6:00p
Beers, Wines and Flights: $4

Select Apps: $5
Including: Beer Pretzel, Boneless Wings, Cauliflower Romesco, Spicy Hummus, Chili Lime Fries.
Karl Strauss Downtown Happy Hour

Brewery Tours

Call for availability and reservations. 619-234-2739
Karl Strauss Downtown Happy Hour

Large Parties and Group Events

Business • Birthdays • Engagement Parties • Weddings
Have a beer with all of your friends. Contact 858-581-7324.
Go To Group Events
Cask Night

Cask Night Every Thursday. Come Thirsty.

Cask Tapping @ 6:00pm
See this months cask line up.
Karl Strauss Downtown Happy Hour

Beer To Go

Bring the beer home. (Ask you server for details.)
$10 Core Beers
$12 Special Releases

About This Location

Opening in February of 1989, Karl Strauss Downtown became the first brewery to open in San Diego in more than fifty years. Located blocks from San Diego’s city center, this historic brewery location is where Master Brewer Karl Strauss brewed the first batches of his namesake Amber and our World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival medal-winning Red Trolley Ale. The original onsite microbrewery remains in full operation, consistently producing a series of rotating special release brews to pair with our West Coast pub fare. In addition to our drink beer, think food approach to beer and food pairing, Karl Strauss Downtown features 10 craft beers on tap, brewery tours, and a knowledgeable staff of craft beer enthusiasts.