Oceanside Breweries and Tours

San Diego County is home to a number of widely known, respected and award winning craft breweries and microbreweries. And lucky for us, the craft beer craze has cruised up the coast and made its roots in Oceanside, CA.

The quickly expanding Oceanside beer scene is being spearheaded by local entrepreneurs looking to create a fun, one-of-a-kind experience and a destination where all the locals want to hangout. Oceanside welcomes connoisseurs of all kinds to visit and explore our eclectic collage of craft beer and craft cocktail establishments ranging from breweries to tap rooms and tasting gardens.

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Beer Crawl Itineraries

We have rounded up a collection of Oceanside’s best breweries, microbreweries, and gastropubs and have compiled them into fun, beer crawl itineraries for you to explore.

Coast Highway Crawl

The Coast Highway Crawl itinerary is a half mile stretch that features some of the newest breweries and restaurants in Oceanside; including the much anticipated Bagby Beer Company owned and operated by award-winning brew master Jeff Bagby. This collection of hotspots have much more to offer then simply sensational beer, all are complimented by delicious, local eats. The menus for each restaurant change seasonally to reflect the freshest, in-season produce. Once you are finished, head down to the hip Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen and the famous Local Tap House & Kitchen for some local brews and yummy food. Finally, check out the new Masters Kitchen and Cocktail to see what they are cooking up!

Bagby Beer Company

Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen

Local Tap House & Kitchen

Masters Kitchen and Cocktail

Brews on Shoes

Explore the diversity of the beer scene in downtown Oceanside with the Brews on Shoes itinerary. Start with a local beer and pizza from local hotspot, Breakwater Brewing Company and then take a walk along the newly renovated, pedestrian-friendly, Mission Ave to the cleverly named Mission Ave Bar and Grill. This new watering hole features 40 beers on tap, more than 60 bourbon and whiskey options and local cuisine. Next, make your way over to the Stone Brewing Company Tasting Room to enjoy a beverage in the outdoor garden. On the final leg of your adventure, stop by Surfside Tap Room to enjoy a variety of handcrafted beers from local microbreweries. If visiting on a Thursday evening, enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Oceanside’s Sunset Market.

Breakwater Brewing Co.

Surfside Tap Room

Surfside Tap Room

Stone Brewing Co.

Mission Ave Bar and Grill

South O Swing

Looking for the locals? Then the South O Swing is the perfect itinerary for you. The charming neighborhood of South Oceanside sports a fun and eclectic vibe and a guarantee that you will meet someone that just came in from catching a wave… Just a few shops down is the South O staple, PCH Bar & Grill, enjoy a delicious juicy burger and cold beer while playing a friendly game of pool. The new kid on the block is the Pour House featuring live music and one-of-a-kind craft cocktails. Round out your local exploration with a stop at the Privateer for hand crafted pizza and beer.

PCH Sports Bar & Grill

Pour House

Privateer Coal Fire Pizza

Back Alley Brews

No, this is not a haunted or spooky selection of breweries and tap rooms… Instead the Back Alley Brews itinerary includes Oceanside favorites that are just a little off of the beaten path. Legacy Brewing Company pays homage to the Founding Fathers of the United States, while serving 12 craft beers on tap. Just across the road is Tap That where you can find 20 beers on tap, over 100 bottles to-go and even kegerator rentals! The last, but certainly not least, brewery on this itinerary includes Oceanside’s very first microbrewery, Oceanside Ale Works, using the freshest hops and finest malted barley. Finally, check out Golden Coast Mead for a great alternative to wine, beer, and cider.

Legacy Brewing Company

Oceanside Ale Works

Tap That

Privateer Coal Fire Pizza

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Scavenger Beer Tour

Looking for a unique way to experience the local beer scene? Join Scavenger Beer Tour aboard their open-air Swiss Troop Transporter and relax while you enjoy a tour of beautiful Oceanside and stop at local brew hotspots; including Stone Tasting Room Oceanside, Legacy Brew Company and Breakwater Brewing Co. Click here for more info.

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