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Sublime Ale House

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1020 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great beer selection and tasty food

This place is located in a "restaurant row" mini mall in San Marcos. The atmosphere is dining hall like. They have an excellent selection of beers that changes from time to time giving regulars a chance to try different brews. The food is pub-like but more interesting and better quality.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tom R
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Nipomo, California
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Nipomo, California
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is located in a "restaurant row" mini mall in San Marcos. The atmosphere is dining hall like. They have an excellent selection of beers that changes from time to time giving regulars a chance to try different brews. The food is pub-like but more interesting and better quality.

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Thank Tom R
San Diego, California
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us came here to have drinks before dinner near by. I love beer so I tried the sublime choice Florida get and told the bartender what I don't like and waited to see what he brought. I loved 3 of the 4 but there was 1 that even my husband could not drink. So I asked to... More 

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Thank TawnyaRP
San Marcos, California
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ale house was packed on Friday night. We have eaten there before and the food is good. We passed by this week and decided not to wait for a table. The crowd was young and looked like they were having a great time. TV's and sports shows going on all over the restaurant The seating is not very comfortable... More 

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Thank Linda G
Vista, CA
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short and simple. I've only been here with my family for lunch on a weekend, but I imagine this has to be a very popular spot for happy hours. Sublime Ale House has an exceptional beer list, the staff has always been been attentive and courteous, and the food is great. Absolutely can't go wrong here.

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Thank PatH84
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The San Diego area is known for craft beers and this is no shortage of places to consume them, however Sublime is the best in north county. The outstanding food is what helps set them aside from other establishments. Every thing I've ever ordered off of Sublime's menu (rather extensive for a pub house) is great, and the various Mac... More 

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Thank Bubuflu
San Marcos, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Great menu. Nice family place to have a great beer. Varied beer menu and great food! We had Mac n cheese and it was totally worth it. Friendly servers offered good suggestions. Will definally go back.

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Thank Azdeb85251
San Marcos, California
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182 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We had a fun evening at Sublime. We didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. We started with a beer, a stout and a glass of wine. The beer menu is so extensive, it made choosing difficult. For dinner, my partner had a pizza, Mom had mac'n'cheese and I had a bacon grilled cheese sandwich. Everyone enjoyed his/her... More 

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Thank BabsnMarty
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

A GoTo for Mac n Cheese and beer. Located in San Marcos Restaurant Row. They have a huge beer selection additional toppings for you Mac n Cheese.

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Thank BRNPWR
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This place hacer great food and a changing selection of local,national and international selection of draft beers and barrel select wines

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Thank Jesse V
Carlsbad, California
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255 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The Sublime Alehouse is located in Restaurant Row on W San Marcos Boulevard in San Marcos, California. The place is fairly large with lots of rustic wooden tables and a square bar in the middle with several televisions. They serve a variety of burgers and sandwiches plus a few side dishes and appetizers. The place specializes in craft beers with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1020 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?