This divey, dimly-lit drinking den boasts the city's best selection of craft beers, and in hops-happy San Diego, that's saying something. The bar features 28 taps and over 200 choices of bottles; local (Karl Strauss, Ballast Point) and West Coast (Russian River, Allagash) breweries dominate the ever-changing list, but look for rare offerings from Belgium, Germany, and England as well. Throw in a couple of coin-op pool tables, shuffleboard, a killer jukebox, and a kitchen that puts out five kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches, and you're in beer drinking heaven. Only downside to all this goodness is that the joint gets packed on weekends.
San Diego› Nightlife
At Beech Street, 1521 30th St.
Our Rating Neighborhood South Park Hours Mon–Fri 3pm–2am; Sat, Sun 1pm–2am Transportation Bus: 2 Phone 619/238-5460 Web site Hamilton's Tavern