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:
PINTAIL PALE ALE &
SOUTHERN FISH FRY

The beer: PINTAIL PALE ALE

brings balance to big hops. Exploding with tropical aromas and bright citrus hop flavors, this is not your average pale ale. Pintail Pale Ale rides a fine line ̶– intensely hoppy, yet has just enough malt backbone to keep it totally drinkable.

The Food: SOUTHERN FISH FRY

Sustainably-farmed cornmeal-crusted catfish, ranch steak fries, spicy cucumber and jicama crudo, and Tabasco aioli.


Pintail’s bright citrus flavors are a natural complement to seafood. The beer’s dry and hoppy finish cuts though the cornmeal-crusted crispy catfish (say that 3 times fast), while its malt backbone intermingles with the cooling cucumber and jicama. Karl’s hosting a good ol’ fish fry and you’re invited. Cheers, y’all.


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.