“Oceanside is what’s happening right now.”
Oceanside has many classic breweries that are favorites among visitors and locals alike. However, Oside will also be home to some new spots in the not-so-distant future…
As for now, we’ve compiled a list of 4 Downtown Oceanside breweries you’ll want to hit on your next pub crawl!
Drinks in Downtown Oside
Breakwater Brewing Company
101 N. Coast Highway
Make your first stop Breakwater Brewing Company, a local hotspot where you can get delicious pizza and a tasty beer. Founded in 2008, Breakwater used equipment salvaged from a brewery in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and was ready to offer an experience like no other for beer lovers. *Visit Breakwater’s website to learn more.
Mission Ave. Bar and Grill
711 Mission Avenue
With daily Happy Hour specials and 40 California beers on tap, Mission Ave. Bar and Grill should be next on your list. Mission Ave. is a newer Oceanside bar and restaurant, having just opened its doors in 2014, yet their popularity is already gaining momentum. *Visit Mission Ave’s website to learn more.
See also: Oceanside Pub Crawl: Coast Highway Craft Beer
Stone Brewing Company Store
310 N. Tremont Street
Stone Brewing Company Store will be your third place to visit in Downtown Oside. With their Headquarters, 2 World Bistro & Gardens locations, 6 Company Stores, a Tap Room in Downtown San Diego, a location at both Petco Park and the San Diego International Airport, and Stone Farms in Escondido, the Stone name is extremely well-known in the craft beer world. *Visit Stone Brewing’s website to learn more.
See also: 5 Best Places to Get a Burger in Oceanside
Surfside Tap Room
507 N. Coast Highway
As your last Downtown Oceanside Pub Crawl stop, visit Surfside Tap Room to enjoy a variety of handcrafted beers from local microbreweries. And if you are visiting on a Thursday evening, enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Oceanside’s Sunset Market. *Visit Surfside Tap Room’s website to learn more.
See also: Oceanside Sweet Tooth: Dessert in Oceanside CA
Oceanside Breweries on the Horizon
Belching Beaver Brewery
1334 Rocky Point Drive
The Vista-based brewery, Belching Beaver, is in the works to build an Oceanside production facility that will later have a tasting room as well.
“Belching Beaver owner Tom Vogel said the facility will allow the company to increase production from about 10,000 barrels a year to about 38,000 barrels to meet demand.
‘We just can’t produce enough beer,’ Vogel said.”
New brewpub by Grant Tondro
2002 S. Coast Highway
Grant Tondro, co-owner of Urge American Gastropub in Rancho Bernardo, has begun preparations for a new Oceanside brewpub on S. Coast Highway.
“‘Oceanside is what’s happening right now,’ Tondro said.
About 1,500 square feet of the 9,200 square-foot building will house a 10-barrel brewing system. It will also include a bar, dining room and patio. The brewery will have 41 beers on tap including its own list of West Coast style IPAs and hoppy pale ales.”
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Belching Beaver 
Grant Tondro