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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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$$ - $$$
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8980 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1701 (La Jolla Village Drive)
+1 858-450-9277
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a great spot to come eat if you're in town. The service here was fantastic, the prices were very reasonable and the food was great. Our server was kind enough to bring us samples of their brews without us even asking for them. Great sales approach and it worked. I had their red ale and it was a solid... More 

Thank Aaron G
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249 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great menu, reasonably priced, good service and great food. I had smoked chicken tacos. Perfect portion size. Very tasty. Nice atmosphere. Wasn't terribly busy for a Saturday afternoon.

Thank Japruzze
San Diego, California
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Rock Bottom , Hope they will not live down to thier name. Very fond happy hour place to the Hotels around it. The best part about the Rock Bottom is its location, accessabile from UCSD, Scripps, Qualcomm, or from anywhere and close to beach and other Hotels. Beer Choices: *** Top 5 Beers (No-Particular Order) *** Arrggg.. Not so many... More 

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Orcutt, California
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best dining experiences I recall. The service and food for a large party was excellent; many delicious food and drink choices and attentive service. The staff and patrons took children occasionally underfoot and many different requests in stride and graciously. It is an upscale attractive restaurant comfortable enough for casual yet lovely enough for special... More 

Thank thawsout
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Food was fabulous! Menu offers a variety of options for all taste buds. We had the jalapeño pretzels with cheese sauce and burgers. Burgers were juicy and flavorful. No complaints!

Thank Elizabeth W
Bowie, Maryland
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The food was good. Service a bit slow given it was a Monday night. The prices were reasonable and the ambiance was good in terms of the noise level.

Thank Terp4life_dm
Burke, Virginia
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Good food and brews. This place always has a game on in another area of the restaurant with quiet booths and tables

Thank Michael H
San Diego, California, United States
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The bartenders were friendly and inventive and were able to handle the crowd well. We stayed almost 3 hours because the atmosphere was so great

Thank Sarah B
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We came for dinner and enjoyed the food. I had the Chicken Waldorf salad which was delicious and contained a great mixture of things. My husband had bourbon glazed salmon which was very good and my daughter enjoyed the cheeseburger. We shared a cheesecake which was very good. I would eat at one of these restaurants again whenever we are... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went for a later night dinner and was very happy to find that one of my favorite Gaslamp Micro-Breweries Brewpub (I think the first in Gaslamp ? In 1986 ? ) which had moved to LaJolla was alive and improved ! Austen was our server and was one of the best personable servers we have had experienced this past... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8980 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1701
    (La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-450-9277
A lively and casual dining experience, we feature fresh, handcrafted beers brewed on premise and an innovative menu. Our beers range in style from Pale Ales and Light Lagers to Stouts, Belgian-styles and Amber Ales. We also brew many specialty and seasonal beers, all of which are handcrafted by our Brewmaster using his original recipes.

The atmosphere is rich in woods and gleaming brewing vessels. Our service is friendly and upbeat. Our moderately priced menu features a medley of items ranging from Fish and Chips to Roasted Chicken and Filet Mignon, a variety of interesting salads, and our world famous White Cheddar mashed potatoes.

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