San Diego Travel Guide

Hoppy Paradise

A beer traveler’s guide to the beer scene in San Diego


When visiting, you’ve gotta…

  1. Meet a sailor at the USS Midway Museum.
    Go for a pub crawl in the Gaslamp Quarter
  2. Talk to the animals at the San Diego Zoo.
  3. Get a fresh glass of the town’s indigenous beer style, San Diego Pale Ale.
  4. Hitch a ride on a brewery bus tour.
  5. Catch a Padres game at Petco Park.

Lost Abbey Cable CarBeer Mule Pickup


Cable Car
Lost Abbey (San Marcos, Calif.)
Wild ale 
RateBeer rating: 100
SIXPACK SEZ: This funky mouth-puckerer is brewed as a tribute to Lost Abbey’s pal’s at the famous Toronado Bar in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. Who says those SoCal surfers can’t get along with the hippies from northern California?’s best beer in San Diego. Ask your beer mule to pick up a bottle on his or her next visit – or bring back some for friends!


Bars & Restaurants




Beer Stores


San Diego Beer Week

Nov. 7-16, 2014