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Stone Brewing Co.

Address: 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
Phone Number: 760.471.4999
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Ranked #3 of 43 things to do in Escondido
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Steve Wagner and Greg Koch in North County San Diego, CA...
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Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Steve Wagner and Greg Koch in North County San Diego, CA. It is the largest craft brewery in the southwestern United States and has been named "All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth" by BeerAdvocate magazine - TWICE! A recently announced $26.6M expansion plan (that includes a hotel among other lofty ventures) is underway, as are developments to become the first American craft brewery to open a brewhouse in Europe. The adjacent Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens plays host to countless wildly popular beer and dining events, and is the largest purchaser of local, organic produce in San Diego County, including a growing amount from their own Stone Farms! In addition to promoting ethical eating, the restaurant boasts a lush one-acre outdoor garden as well as a line-up of 32 rotating taps and 100+ bottled craft beer selections for guests to enjoy.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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161 reviews 161 reviews
55 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Been to breweries all around the world, and I'd say the restaurant here take this place to the next level. GREAT food although a little pricier than typical "brewery" food - however much tastier and fancier. We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon - they told us it'd be 45min wait, and they had a table for us within about... More 

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California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Decided to try this restaurant on a recent visit to Escondido because it was close and we like beer. No one could prepare me for the experience this brewery is to visit. I checked out the video about the sustainable garden before we went and was very, very impressed with the philosophy, how it was constructed, etc. It is amazing!... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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121 reviews 121 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

They started in a small warehouse in San Marcos. What a difference the years make. Now one of the larger brewers in San Diego County (if not THE biggest), this place wows with it's sheer size and ambience. Very cool place to hang out while enjoying beers. Though the food and service still could use some help, the reality is,... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A group of 14 of us stopped by without a reservation after a long bike ride. We were expecting a typical brewery with pub food but boy were we surprised. The grounds are fit for a wedding or a large party yet they are able to meet every guest feel welcomed. Our friendly waitress quickly set up a table for... More 

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We go here often for an after work timeout to chat & relax a Lil. I have also been here as a date night/afternoon and it was pretty fun. They have a tour available for the brewery and we got to sample a few beers then had dinner after... Delicious & a good time all the way around..

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Cambridge, ON
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we liked it so much we went back twice for lunch, no dislikes! the amount of beer on tap is truly mind-boggling, and it's ALL good! and then there are bottled beers to be had, some of them quite rare.

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Sterling, Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If Stone ever made a bad beer, I don't know about it, and I've tried every Stone beer I can find. They're famous mostly for hoppy strong ales and IPAs. The brewery is in a hilly industrial area, and they've surrounded the outdoor restaurant with a lovely California garden--trees, sun-friendly plants, a little artificial stream. The food is good, but... More 

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La Vergne, Tennessee, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We took the tour as a company outing with dinner in the restaurant afterward. The tour was long for what you got to see (about an hour). You basically listened to the tour guide talk about how great craft beer is compared to big commercial beer the entire time while showing you some stainless steel tanks. After the tour there... More 

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Escondido, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband and I were told that this place was fabulous.First,be aware that there is no signs designating the property as Stone Brewery.It has a small menu and the food we had was average.The outdoor area is much too small to accommodate the amount of people who come.Of course there is the standard gift shop with tacky t shirts.I found... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Stopped in to check out the store since we had already eaten to pick up a couple of t-shirts as well as take home a growler with us. The store is located within the Brewery and the restaurant so if you are looking for an absolutely beautiful evening in a great location this is your place. Stone is one of... More 

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