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barleymash

barleymash

8.427 reviews
Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Sports Bar
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600 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 255-7373
http://www.barleymash.com/
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LOCATED IN THE HEART OF SAN DIEGO'S GASLAMP DISTRICT, barleymash is the fun, high-energy downtown restaurant and bar that celebrates the richness of American culture through its appetizing and ... Read more
progressive bar fare. Both the restaurant philosophy and menu offerings draw heavily from two barroom staples: beer and bourbon. The name, in fact, refers to the typical grain mixture used in the brewing and distillation process of both beer and bourbon. What results from this pairing is a uniquely American dining experience and aesthetic that remind all patrons of two simple ideas: life is meant to be sipped and savored, and good times should always be shared.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Fun bar in the heart of Gaslamp. They have lots of good drinks and food, and the entire bar is spacious and big. Definitely a place to stop by during the night.

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San Jose, California, USA

Great spot to grab a drink. Good vibe even on a Tuesday when I visited. Bartenders were on point. Not too pushy and didn’t leave you sittin.

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Local from San Diego

I've been to Barley Mash on several occasions and though their food is pretty good, I've never really had a great service experience. They're extremely busy on game days and could probably use a few more hands on deck.

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Greater Los Angeles, California, USA
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Popular spot to watch football games. The food is really good but a bit pricier. The kickin chicken is amazing and more than enough for two people.

All the bartenders are wearing different NFL uniforms too!

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Local from San Diego, California

Looking for dancing, this is the place to go. DJs playing good music, bartenders pouring strong drinks, I've never eaten the food but it looks good too. ;-)

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Local from Chula Vista

I love Barelymash. This is my go to spot in downtown when I can't figure out what else to do. Great music and great ambience. By far my favorite bar in downtown San Diego.

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Local from Oceanside, California

Good selection of beers and fabulous martinis. However; the bartendress was not friendly and bordered on rude which made the experience uncomfortable.

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Local from San Diego, California, USA

Barleymash is a great place to start or end your night! They are open to 2am everyday! My go-to meeting spot before sporting events or a night out on the town with friends. Food is okay. It's more about the scene and there is a DJ at night almost every night of the week. Always a great time!

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Good spot to watch a game or gather some friends before going out. I like the spacious open interior for being in gaslamp. The specialty fries plates are good and fun to share.

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Local from San Diego, California

Great corner bar in the Gaslamp... Hosted dinner/cocktails for #ToysforTots. Wonderful way to help the needy for the season of giving. We brought unwrapped toys and dressed in our nice beanies and scarves

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New York City, New York State, USA

I've never had a ruder experience than I just had at barleymash. Twelve of my group just got in except for me.

I'm in town to celebrate my college roommate's 40th birthday and engagement. As this is my first time in San Diego, I was eager to explore the Gaslamp district and I was not disappointed by the energy and excitement of a Friday night. The very first venue my party tried was barleymash.

At this point in the evening the venue was packed and we waited in line for 15 minutes, but by the time I got to the front I was denied entrance. At a sports bar. In almost twenty years in nightlife, from Los Angeles to New York this was a first.

Please note that I would love to write a more thorough and thoughtful reviews of this place and that this review is based only upon the rude treatment I received from their security. In the meantime, I'll be trying the countless other venues in the Gaslamp district.

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Local from San Diego, CA
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This place is delish! Try one of their pies (the Shorty with short ribs and horseradish cheese) and the seared albacore burger. You MUST save room for dessert. The Maple Bacon S'more is totally worth the calories!! Only tricky part could be parking since it is in the heart of downtown SD. I recommend going early if you have a reservation.

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Tempe, Arizona, USA

Delicious food and great vibe! Worth going with friends especially for sharing as much delicious food as possible!

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Tustin, California, USA

Great place to go in the Gaslamp Quarter. Clean set up. Great food and great drinks. There's a tv in every angle of sight playing a variety of sports. A better version of Yardhouse. Will definitely stop in again next time I'm in the area.

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Local from Encinitas, California

good for a networking event, we pretty much took over the place, reasonably priced beers

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Delicious food!

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Los Angeles, California

Gastropub with 32 huge TVs and about just as many beers on tap

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Local from San Diego, California

Nice place to hang with friends. Cushy barstools.

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Local from San Diego

Great vibe
variety in drinks

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