We have stopped in here a couple of times before dining elsewhere in Restaurant Row as my husband and son like their beer, and my son appreciates that they serve them at the correct temperature. His favorite is the Amber Ale though he also likes their Old English beers. There’s a long, old-fashioned bar you can sit at, so you can see what brews are on the slate behind and above you at the bar. Or you can sit at one of the nearby tables, or at the tables in the rooms for dining to your left. They do serve wine, but we have never ordered it here, so I cannot offer my wine connoisseur husband’s opinion on its quality, but I suspect they offer wine out of tolerance, for this is a beer lovers’ place, first and foremost.
Their hand-crafted ales can accompany fresh seafood, salads, pastas, ribs, and steaks served on the premises, they have Happy Hour, and, what is unusual for Restaurant Row, Late Night Dinners.
August 24, 2002
From journal San Marcos CA- Foreign Food & Fun, Fast Forward