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post Sep 13 2007, 11:31 AM
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O'Briens is consistently rated as one of the top 25 places in the country to get a beer. San Diegans know it by its slogan as the Hoppiest Place on Earth because owner Tom Nickel consistently has 3-4 premier DIPA and several other IPAs on tap in addition to a wide selection of other beers. O'Briens

Atmosphere: O'Briens is the qunitessential local pub, dim lighting with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. There are several TVs inside including 1 really nice HD plasma screen. Tom is a big fan of English Premier league soccer so there is always a list of upcoming games posted on the chalkboard. This is also a great place to go and watch the NFL or other major sporting events. There is a definite local feel here.

Service: The staff is always really friendly and able to accomodate what you need but it is still a pub so don't go looking to be pampered.

Beer Selection: This is where O'Briens really shines. There are always over 20 beers on tap and usually at least 1 cask conditioned beer on a beer engine. In addition there is a 2 page bottle list covering verticals of local favorites as well as one of the best selections of Belgian beers I have ever seen. Both the on tap and bottle list selections are available on the website so you can check out what treats you are in store for before you arrive.
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Food: This is traditional pub food: burgers, fries, soup and sandwiches, etc. Sunday and Mondays are fish taco and fish and chips nights.

Notes: Tom Nickel is a major contributor to the local San Diego brewing scene and is involved in the organization of several major festivals and competitions including the Pizza Port fests and the San Diego Craft Brew competition. Additionally, he was an award winning brewer at another San Diego brewery before taking over O'Briens. This is a major QUAFF hangout and club members get a 10% discount on Saturdays. There is a mailing list sign up where you will get updates of upcoming beers, soccer games and additional events going on at the pub.

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