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Knotty Barrel

Knotty Barrel

Gastropub and Pub$$$$
East Village, San Diego
  • Cameron T.
    "This place has a good selection of beers and a dog friendly patio"(6 Tips)
    Bill R.
    "Bison burger is good but skip the blue cheese."(3 Tips)
    Sarah M.
    "potato chip nachos are delightful and the hurricane deck..."(3 Tips)
    Megan L.
    "Thursday trivia night"(2 Tips)
51 Tips and reviews
  • trivia
  • beer
  • potato chip nachos
  • sandwiches
  • bison burgers
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  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MarshSeptember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    So I checked in and got a free sampler of 4 beers; All were great, then used a groupon and got the pan seared scallops. My cost $15... Are you kidding, I did of course tip accordingly. Simply amazing
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 12, 2011
    KBG's a community-tabled, flatscreen-filled beer haven pouring 16 taps like Mad River's Jamaican Ale and Avery Elie's Brown, plus inventive pub fare like the Dry Aged Duroc Pork Porterhouse. Read more
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica VFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The steak sandwich is amazing. I'd recommend substituting the truffle fries for the regular fries. The Ahi tacos are the only thing I've tried here that I didn't like.
  • Anna J.
    Anna JensenJuly 8, 2011
    Fairly new on the block and way better than the more established "Neighborhood." The chips were carmelized onion dip were amazing! Bartenders were great, friendly to us "beer tourists" and you can b
  • Matt F.
    Matt FerrariOctober 5, 2015
    Giants bar! Watched football game amongst other fans. Food is good, beer selection is large. Only downside is they only serve breakfast until 11
  • Megan L.
    Megan LeonardSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great specials every night night of the week including Thursday trivia night and half off bottles of wine! This place is amazing!
  • Knotty Barrel
    Knotty BarrelMay 7, 2014
    The menu attached to the above link is way out of date and we cannot fix it. Please go to our website for up to date menu and beers.
  • Christopher B.
    The BLT-A sandwich is pretty awesome! As is the fried Twinkie. Highly recommend both. Ask for Keiliki to be your server. She was great.
  • Troy W.
    Troy WalkerJune 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    They are one of the first bars in San Diego to carry 619 Vodka. Be sure to try some if you're drinking cocktails!
  • Talal A.
    Talal AlkubaisiJuly 29, 2013
    Down to earth bar in DT San Diego! I had the Moscow mule and was amazing.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJuly 15, 2013
    Knotty Barrel makes honest, straightforward burgers that are just plain good.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah McQnMarch 24, 2013
    potato chip nachos are delightful and the hurricane deck double ipa is delicious
  • Theresa P.
    Theresa PerryMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't order the turkey sandwich. Everything else so far has been awesome tho! Bison burger?! YUMM!
  • Christine C.
    Christine C.July 24, 2014
    Lots of craft beers on tap. $8 for sample of four. Dog friendly.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CrandellAugust 13, 2015
    The atmosphere & awesome menue. Oh.. An the beer selection of course!
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MooreFebruary 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Come to live prize trivia every Thursday at 8 but if you want to get a table come early
  • Cameron T.
    Cameron TaylorJanuary 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    For all my beer friends. This place has a good selection of beers and a dog friendly patio
  • Conrad & Jenn R.
    Conrad & Jenn R.August 19, 2014
    Feeling crafty yet undecided? Get an $8 flight of fine beers.
  • Nicole
    NicoleOctober 18, 2013
    Beer is good. Bartender could use a smile n be in a better mood. If u don't like ur job, quit.
  • Gary O.
    Gary OrrJanuary 15, 2014
    Great beer selection and friendly staff. What's not to love.
  • Theresa P.
    Theresa PerryMay 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour is awesome. Try the pork sliders. Yumms!
  • Chris A.
    Chris AndersonJune 23, 2013
    This place is awesome! Lots of beer and a nice scotch collection.
  • Gem B.
    Gem BMarch 7
    Been here 5+ times
    Choose Your Own Beer-venture! ($9 custom beer flights)
  • Marisa M.
    Marisa MoranDecember 28, 2014
    Service is ok but food and beer selection is great
  • Nadine P.
    Nadine PasterczykSeptember 16
    Huge place and you can play cornhole.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DaleyJune 8, 2011
    Bison burger is simply outstanding. Have it with the deschutes porter.
  • Dust A.
    Dust AgentAugust 17, 2011
    Get an order of fried pickles with your beer. It'll hit the spot.
  • Theresa P.
    Theresa PerrySeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mac n cheese - with BACON!
  • 619 Vodka
    619 VodkaNovember 6, 2012
    This place is the best! Be sure to try the 619 Mule!
  • Volox U.
    Volox UnleashedJuly 12, 2015
    Sweet potato waffle fries are tasty.
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CunniffMarch 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Pint night for the win. That Cooperatown beer. Gnomeagong
  • Monica B.
    Monica BaliMay 1, 2012
    Fried pickles.... You will not be sorry!
  • Theresa P.
    Theresa PerrySeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Potato chip nachos??!! Omg so good
  • Michael N.
    Michael NowakowskiAugust 2, 2011
    Excellent service and food! Highly recommend the fish tacos.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JonesMay 20, 2011
    This replaced Wolffys. Will be hard to live up to, but worth a shot.
  • Keenan B.
    Keenan BowenSeptember 18, 2011
    Ask for the bartender Jessy, she is awesome!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer ClementeOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to watch the Giants! Free shots with every score.
    PainPoint.comMay 24, 2011
    Recommend the sampler if you can't make a decision.
  • Theresa P.
    Theresa PerryMay 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Potato chip nachos are BOMB
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WildesJuly 13, 2014
    Feta Chicken Sandwich. Perfect.
  • Bill R.
    Bill RealsNovember 16, 2012
    Bison burger is good but skip the blue cheese.
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GeiszlerFebruary 15, 2013
    It's dark but very cool... check out the counter!
  • Laura S.
    Laura SMarch 18, 2013
    They need to deal with their chair situation.
  • Edzel R.
    Edzel RebamontanJuly 6, 2015
    Wide selection of beer
  • Annette C.
    Annette CarterAugust 10, 2011
    Tuesday is $1 oysters from 6pm - 10pm
  • Gem B.
    Gem BJanuary 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    WiFi pwd: gogiants2014
  • Joe E.
    Joe ErleSeptember 30, 2011
    Sausage and beans were yummy
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WeisenbergerSeptember 5, 2013
    Great sandwiches!
  • Chris J.
    Chris JonesJuly 28, 2011
    Second time here wasn't much better than the first. Food isn't bad, just kinda meh considering the price. I miss Wolffys :(
  • Jenna C.
    Jenna CunniffAugust 2, 2015
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