Friday, October 8, 2010

Small Bar

4628 Park Blvd
San Diego, California 92116
(619) 795-7998


Ok, ok, we get it. The owners of Hamilton's, Small Bar, and Eleven understand the finer side of boozin'. Any bar that carries craft-brewery spirits (e.g. Anchor's straight rye Old Portrero, and Ballast Point's Old Grove gin and Three Sheets rum) is plugged in to the Energizer bunny of epic drinking. Small Bar's beer selection is not Hamilton's in depth, or Toronado's in focus, but it's certainly diverse. With drafts ranging from Dogfish Head 90-Minute IPA, to New Belgium Fat Tire (why?!?!), and even spontaneous-fermented brew (Craftsman Spring Braggot), the selection is fun to choose from. The atmosphere is mellow but could easily be rowdy. Andy likey. Tommy want wingy.


  1. Not to nitpick, but Old Potrero is a single malt rye, not a straight rye. Just sayin'.

  2. But dad, the sign says "straight rye". It does also say "single malt". Hmmm, who's correct here?

  3. I never learned to read stuff like "signs" or "directions" or "books". But nontheless, I stand half-corrected- it's both. Single malt rye due to the mashbill, straight rye due to the distilling, barreling, and aging process.