La Jolla Brewing Company took over the former La Jolla Brewhouse location on Fay Avenue. The newly remodeled and reinvented establishment is far superior in my opinion. The whole decor has been completely updated and modernized. There is a real focus on in-house and local craft beers. The food was well thought out and pairs perfect with the beer selections on tap. With dishes like mussels with chorizo, fish strips, crab mac and cheese, BBQ pork sandos, and duck confit, beer drinkers will surely find a favorite. Don’t worry non beer drinkers, there’s a full bar too. Mark and I tried out La Jolla Brewing Company last week for our date night and had a great time!
We started with the crab and artichoke dip served with crostinis and tasted the mini crab cakes. The dip was very creamy and stuffed with chunks of crab, artichokes, spinach and roasted tomatoes. The crab cakes were light and the dips were very flavorful. Both appetizers paired well with the Glider Port Pale Ale.
Next we ordered our entrees. Mark ordered the Grilled hangar steak and I ordered the duck confit. Both dishes were delicious and presented beautifully. Not something I would have expected from a brewery.
We both agreed that the hanger steak was our favorite but mixed with the mashed potatoes from the duck plate. Both dishes were served with a bacon & thyme jus which was fabulous. I wanted to sample another beer made by La Jolla Brewing Company so I ordered the Cove Side Stout… So GOOD! I loved it. Mark tried a Coronado ale and has since picked some up from the store. He must have really liked his beer too.
They were still working out their dessert menu when we visited but it should be available now. I can’t wait to see what they have to offer. Some of their other items are fries 3 ways, ocean stew, Asian mahi salad, el padre flatbread and a caribbean bahn mi. Everything sounded so good it was hard to decide what to order!
Aside from the super cool tables and booths on the inside of the bar, they also have a nice patio outside with fire pits in the center of the tables. I loved the beer bottle artwork on the walls and the overall feel of the restaurant was very welcoming. As we were heading out, I got to meet Leigh Gibson, one of the owners of La Jolla Brewing Company. It was really nice to chat with him and learn about the restaurant. Watch out for Gibson and his partners, they are doing big things in the San Diego restaurant scene.
Have you been to La Jolla Brewing Company? Let me know what you thought. We will be heading back soon!
7536 Fay Ave
(between Kline St & Pearl St)
La Jolla, CA 92037
We received a meal at La Jolla Brewing Company for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own.