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: Big Barrel IIPA & Spicy Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp and Grits at Karl Strauss

Spicy Shrimp & Grits

Pan-seared tiger shrimp, beer deglaze, sriracha butter, cilantro, avocado, roasted red peppers, and creamy habanero-jack grits. $12.95
Everyone knows the ol’ saying: If you can’t stand the heat…take a sip of your Big Barrel Double IPA. And with this dish, you’re going to need it. The beer’s assertive hop flavors temper the spicy sriracha butter, while the sweetness from the shrimp and creamy grits bring a nice balance to this hop forward IIPA.

Big Barrel IIPA is a boldly hopped Double IPA brewed in true West Coast fashion. Warrior hops give Big Barrel an aggressive bitterness, while New Zealand-grown Nelsons lend citrus and tropical hop flavors.

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, Spinach Dip, 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.
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
Need a growler? Add $5

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.