Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant

Brewery · Sorrento Valley
9675 Scranton Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 232 votes

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  • What you need to know
    "Beautiful location, with a neat koi pond that the kids love to see."(6 Tips)
    Dan T.
    "Eat the ahi poke, and get some of the black garlic fondue."(3 Tips)
    Peggy G.
    "... this location "Building K" as if it's a QC location."(3 Tips)
    Mai Z.
    "the service is wonderful and the japanese garden is beautiful."(3 Tips)
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  • beer
  • black garlic fondue
  • building k
  • koi pond
  • happy hour
  • Japanese gardens
  • brunch food
  • ahi poke
  • burgers
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • good for dates
  • casual
  • outdoor seating
  • great value
  • good for a late night
  • sandwiches
  • mac & cheese
  • scenic views
  • pork chops
  • TheDL

    The outdoor areas overlooking the massive Koi pond. Tranquil despite the lively buzz going on inside.

    TheDL · August 22
  • Billy A.

    Such a beautiful garden and amazing brewery to have a wedding at! Peaceful and fun!

    Billy Amparano · July 13
  • Zach S.

    Favorite red ale, also great food. The shrimp po boy is delicious

    Zach Solomon-Beloin · February 4
  • Ken B.

    Disappointed in the Oktoberfest this year. Red Trolley remains a consistent good beer but ultimately prefer some of the other local breweries these days.

    Ken Brucker · September 20, 2014
  • J L.

    OG SD Brewery set in a Japanese Garden. Great place to hang out on a lazy sunny SD day.

    J L · August 8, 2014
  • Mark G.

    Two times to come here: during happy hour and get a seat outside by the Koi Pond...and for Weekend Brunch...it is totally worth the cost.

    Mark Gahagan · August 7, 2014
  • John C.

    Friday is bring your growler to work day!

    John C · April 25, 2014
  • Andrew G.

    Come by on Friday to fill up a growler for your office and people will love you. And you will love you.

    Andrew Germer · August 30, 2013
  • Alan B.

    Great scenery and ambiance tucked away amongst drab business decor.

    Alan Bush · August 23, 2013
  • Dory M.

    Great beer and starters are delicious!

    Dory Maciel · July 10, 2013
  • Anil

    Food here is tasteless and over cooked

    Anil · May 23, 2013
  • Anil

    Brick chicken is a disaster. Chicken was over cooked. U need a electric saw to cut it. Food quantity is too less. #fail

    Anil · May 23, 2013
  • Courtney C.

    Brunch is $24. They ran out of hot water so they shut it down early & wouldn't give a discount, or split check, & charged 18% gratuity for a buffet. Had to wait for the waiter & ask for everything.

    Courtney Caldwell · April 28, 2013
  • Roger M.

    Relax next to the pond and enjoy a brewskie!

    Roger Ma · April 2, 2013
  • @socalwithkids

    They have an incredible Sunday brunch which includes kid-friendly food, as well as delicious fare for the adult palette. Beautiful location, with a neat koi pond that the kids love to see.

    @socalwithkids · January 12, 2013
  • Erin G.

    Come for brunch, get the unlimited mimosas!

    Erin Gray · December 18, 2012
  • Dave L.

    In the holiday season, avoid this place as they reserve tables for hours with no party seated at them. "30-45 minute" wait was more like 90.

    Dave L · December 15, 2012
  • Apostolos K.

    The double IPA is on cask for the next 1-2 weeks. It's really good, but if you're not a fan of cask-style ales, they offer an effervescent version of the same (double IPA) in a bottle!

    Apostolos K. · November 18, 2012
  • Jennifer K.

    Closed for weddings on Saturdays.

    Jennifer Knapp · August 11, 2012
  • Mike H.

    Sunday brunch at the Scranton Location is the best kept secret. Don't tell too many of your friends.

    Mike Hennes · July 21, 2012
  • Volker W.

    Great food and great beer

    Volker Wohlfarth · July 18, 2012
  • Brian V.

    Black garlic fondue...amazing.

    Brian Vellmure · May 26, 2012
  • Toni M.

    Order the turkey burger with blue cheese! Well done fries!

    Toni McMahon · May 3, 2012
  • Courtyard San Diego

    Located across the street, Karl Strauss has been a staple in the burgeoning SD microbrew scene. Walk over to their beautiful restaurant situated in a lush Japanese garden & enjoy some delectable eats!

    Courtyard San Diego · April 29, 2012
  • Phil S.

    If you like dark beer try there Stout...good stuff!

    Phil Sotelo · March 28, 2012
  • Keval P.

    Red trolley ale was my favourite. Pintale pale ale was great too.

    Keval Prabhu · March 20, 2012
  • Chris S.

    Good burgers

    Chris Scott · January 19, 2012
  • Chris M.

    Ks is actually at building k aka their address, that's why they call it that... Really people?

    Chris Moreno · January 14, 2012
  • Michelle G.

    Celebrating Tristan's last day at work.....you are here in spirit!

    Michelle Ghani · December 15, 2011
  • Nicole N.

    Be sure to try Two Tortugas...it will warm you right up!

    Nicole Nicolay · December 8, 2011
  • Suresh S.

    order cajun.fries ..spicy and great taste with beer

    Suresh Sistla · November 17, 2011
  • John S.

    Sub the soup for Chilli.

    John Scott · November 15, 2011
  • Nicole V.

    Great food, awesome beer, and a beautiful view. And, it's near my work!

    Nicole Van Ness · November 4, 2011
  • Nikhil K.

    You HAVE to se the Koi pond here!

    Nikhil Kundargi · November 2, 2011
  • Peggy G.

    This place used to be a Japanese restaurant, which explains the koi pond.

    Peggy Gartin · October 2, 2011
  • Dan B.

    They don't actually brew at this location, but they always have their beers on tap plus a couple of rotating taps. They tap a cask every Thursday, but expect a bit of a wait for a table.

    Dan Brown · September 30, 2011
  • Chris M.

    Awesome staff, great beer = cant go wrong

    Chris Moreno · September 8, 2011
  • Peggy G.

    Qualcomm employees nicknamed this location "Building K" as if it's a QC location.

    Peggy Gartin · September 3, 2011
  • Diana D.

    their chorizo burger is bomb!

    Diana Dindyal · August 31, 2011
  • Mai Z.

    the service is wonderful and the japanese garden is beautiful.

    Mai Zahn · August 7, 2011
  • Jesus G.

    Nice place. Delicious Beer!! The food is excellent !!

    Jesus Guzman-Moya · June 24, 2011
  • Missy B.

    Very disorganized on fathers day. Reservation means nothing.

    Missy Bissy · June 19, 2011
  • Debi M.

    The mac & cheese is stellar - and enough for lunch the next day. Top off your meal with the bread pudding - you won't believe how good it is!

    Debi Moore · May 13, 2011
  • Phil C.

    Great Seared Ahi and Beer

    Phil Chen · April 16, 2011
  • Vincent N.

    Always been happy with the lemon hef chicken.

    Vincent Nasso · March 29, 2011
  • Caro K.

    Awesome place for office holiday party. Easy to get drunk, if that's kewl with your boss. Was with mine.

    Caro Kuehne · March 26, 2011
  • Kevlar

    Watch the bump in the floor by the restrooms. It'll get you even if you're *not* drunk.

    Kevlar · March 25, 2011
  • Andy K.

    They are not shy with the beer samples.

    Andy K · March 8, 2011
  • Rich

    The 22 nd anniversary stout can be your dessert.

    Rich · February 19, 2011
  • BJ W.

    Go for the beer, stay for the fish & chips.

    BJ White · December 3, 2010

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