Looking for the San Diego beer bar of your dreams? We've found a lineup of new spots worth checking out. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in search of a new beer bar near you.
Poochie's Hooch Urban Cidery
7559 Mission Gorge Road, Allied Gardens
Poochie's Hooch Urban Cidery is a wine bar, wine tasting room and brewery.
The spot has a game room, a tasting room and a dog-friendly patio. The ciders on tap right now include Just Plain Apple, Nutter Nilla, Red Hot Candied Apple, Coconut, Blood Orange and Ginger Lime, among others; and you can always pick a flight to sample any cider on its extensive menu.
Poochie's Hooch Urban Cidery's current Yelp rating of 4.5-stars out of 26 reviews indicates the newcomer is off to a strong start.
Yelper Peter T., who reviewed Poochie's Hooch Urban Cidery on March 19, wrote, "Poochies Hooch flies under the radar but is an exceptional cidery in all regards. The owner, Mary, is passionate about her product and its cause."
Jennifer V. noted, "We have been to Poochie's five times now and I have nothing negative to say. The cider is amazing! It's not too sweet and not too sour. And the alcohol content is higher than I expected. I literally can't choose a favorite because I love them all and I've tried at least 16-20 different flavors."
Poochie's Hooch Urban Cidery is open from noon–9 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, noon–10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon–6 p.m. on Sunday.
9920 Pacific Heights Blvd., Sorrento Valley
Gravity Heights is a brewery.
The business includes a restaurant, an event space and an outdoor beer garden. The food menu offers salads, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, steak, seafood and more.
The beer menu at Gravity Heights is updated every Monday. This week, expect June Bloom (IPA with a tropical hop flavor and aroma), Sandbar (easy-drinking American Ale) and Brewer's Breakfast Stout (roasty and velvet-smooth stout with dark horse coffee). Can't decide? Order a Garden Flight to sample Sensical Nonsense Belgian Pale Ale, Guru, Xtra Pale, Sandbar, Blonde and Ctrl-Alt-Bier.
Check out the full beer menu here.
Gravity Heights's current Yelp rating of 4.5 stars out of 183 reviews indicates positive attention from users.
Yelper Drew M., who reviewed Gravity Heights on April 1, wrote, "Five stars does not do this place justice. Absolutely incredible space, looks like modern marvel, nestled in a tranquil part of Sorrento Valley. Wonderous outdoor seating area, captivating bar area, glorious brew house showcased from the outside. Our food and beer was next level."
Yelper ClauDine P. wrote, "Liking the vibe at the location. A great place to meet up with friends and family friendly. The location had a chill atmosphere and light environment. The customer service was excellent, they tended to us throughout the time we were there from beginning to end."
Gravity Heights is open from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday and 11 a.m.–8 p.m. on Sunday.
Made In Kitchen
1460 J St., East Village
Made In Kitchen is a beer bar, cocktail bar and Asian fusion spot.
This spot serves up deep-fried meats, rice, noodles and dessert. On the beer menu, the spot offers about 10 varieties, ranging from craft IPAs (Stone Delicious IPA; Latitude 33 Blood Orange IPA ) to pale ales (Ale Smith 394 Pale Ale) to Bud Light. (Check out the entire menu.)
Come to watch the Padres? Pair your beer with an order of vegetable spring rolls and pan-fried chicken dumplings. The bar area has multiple TVs, giving patrons a good view of the game from any seat.
Yelp users are excited about Made In Kitchen, which currently holds four-stars out of 51 reviews on the site.
Yelper Shay W., who was one of the first users to visit Made In Kitchen on Jan. 20, wrote, "Came here with my friends on Sunday night. The interior is so pretty! Love the ceiling lights! The waiter was so attentive. The food was great!"
Katherine K. noted, "Great place and Rick the server/bartender is the cherry on the top. He makes the experience here 100 percent, not to mention his amazing inspiring cocktails. Owners are awesome and the food is delish."
Made In Kitchen is open from 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.