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
September Beer and Food Pairing

Featured Pairing: Blackball Belgian IPA & Seared Ahi Sliders

Seared Ahi Sliders

Seared Ahi Sliders Fennel crusted ahi, avocado, pea shoots, tomato, crispy onions, and dynamite sauce. Served with Little Gem salad, beer bacon, fresh radish, sesame, and creamy goat cheese dressing. $14.95
Blackball Belgian IPA is a Belgian-inspired India Pale Ale with a robust West Coast hop profile. Belgian ale yeast, coriander, and Curacao lend a fruity and spicy character for an ale bolder than your average IPA. A blend of New Zealand and Cascade hops add a vibrant floral aroma and clean citrus hop bitterness that lingers through its crisp, dry finish.

What pairs with our not-so-typical IPA? Sliders that are anything but ordinary. The rich tuna and fennel spice enhance the beer’s Belgian yeast flavors. Between bites, Blackball’s hoppy finish cuts through the creamy goat cheese dressing and dynamite sauce. Perfect for lunch or to share – if you’re feeling generous!

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.
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
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.