TUES-THURS 5:00PM-12:00AM* // FRI 3:00PM-1:00AM*
SAT 11:30AM-1:00AM* // SUN 10:30AM-12:00AM*

Monday, November 24, 2014


Yep, we'll be closed for Thanksgiving to actually give thanks,
but we'll be open Wednesday and Friday normal hours.
Black Friday will be our annual overstock t-shirt sale.
Get in early and grab some super cheap merch. Doors open at 11:30am.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SDBW 2014

These are limited seating events. Get your tickets in advance to guarantee a seat.
They're selling fast.

Friday 11/7 6pm
Get Naughty with Evan Price
Yep, drink Naughty Sauce with the guy who brews it.
Get your tickets here:
There will be a limited number of spaces at the door.
Beer will be available to the general public after 7:30(ish)

Saturday 11/8 6pm
Jeffers Richardson
The Maltose Falcon, 17th Anniversary, 18th Anniversary & Stickee Monkee 

Friday 11/14 at 6pm
With Master Brewer Julian Shrago
It's always amazing when Beachwood beers are on tap. It's even more amazing when Julian is here with them. This is your chance to taste along with Julian on the back patio at Tiger in a Q&A format.
Last year Beachwood took home five GABF medals and was named "mid-sized brewpub of the year." This year they brought home a Gold and Silver as well as being named Champion Brewers. 
Taste the following...Amalgamator IPA, Denver Jackhammer DIPA, Citraholic IPA, System of a Stout imperial Armenian Coffee Stout

Sunday 11/16 at 6pm
with Master Brewer Mark Jilg
We may have saved the best for last. Brewing might not be rocket science but Mark is an ex JPL engineer gone brewer and his geeky, engineer background shines through in his complex flavors. At his Pasadena based Craftsman Brewing, Mark has taken on everything from a pre-prohibition lager to barrel-aged sours, all of which are some of the best we've ever tasted. 
What will we taste? Well, thats up to Mark. He is still working on a line up and will be delivering the beers the day of the event. So, we'll all just have to wait and see what he digs up. Sour? Wheat? Wit? Lager? Stout? We'll see.
Drink with a true beer scientist: 

***Friday, November 7***

Bells Stout Flights, all day, including Expedition, Cherry Kalamazoo, Java, Harry Magill's & More
Also, as always, it's Progressive Friday, meaning select beers are $3 till 3pm, $4 till 4pm and $5 till 5pm.

Noble Tasting with the Brewer (this is a ticketed event and only a couple seats are left: buy your tickets here)
Also, as always, it's Progressive Friday, meaning select beers are $3 till 3pm, $4 till 4pm and $5 till 5pm. SOLD OUT!

Bagby Brewing Taps start at 5pm(ish) - Drink some of the Local Star Brewmaster's best under the stars of Balboa Park!

***Saturday November 8***

Monkey Paw Flights, starting at 5pm and featuring Bonobos, Brass Money, Satisfaction and more.

Coronado Brewing flights, starting at 11:30am, and featuring Biggie Smalls, Headwrapper, Natorius, Second Chance Sour, Smith Saison and other rares.

And then we have another ticketed event: Firestone Walker's Barrelmaster Jeffers Richardson will walk us through a handful of his barrel aged beers, including both 17th & 18th Anniversary, Maltose Falcon and more. 
Tickets available here. TICKETS

Brunch - it's so good at Tiger! we had to bring it to the Park. Come enjoy a local beer (we have only local beers on tap at Panama) and our brunch menu.
The Amandas play Live! Remember, we are outdoors, and all ages with a full bar. 
First set is at 7:30pm.

***Sunday, November 9***

Dogfish Head Ancient Ales, starts at 11L30am and features SIX of their Ancient recipes side by side. 
Also, the LA Galaxy game will be on the big screen at 4:30pm and following that we will show the movie Suds County USA at 8pm.

Beers & Brunch - it's what we are known for. Starts at 10am and features doughnut pairings, specials, our Fried chicken on a biscuit and so much more.

Brunch - it's so good at Tiger! we had to bring it to the Park. Come enjoy a local beer (we have only local beers on tap at Panama) and our brunch menu.

***Monday, November 10***

@BLAH- Closed

@TIGER! TIGER! - Closed!

@PANAMA66 is OPEN with Industry Night and Records with Roger. 20% off for Park Employees and Industry Folks, plus Roger will be spinning records from 7-10pm.

***Tuesday, November 11***

Ninkasi Cancer for College Fundraiser Event and Elektra Bike Raffle starts at 11:30am with $1 from every beer going to Cancer for College a terrific charity that provides college funds for kids fighting cancer. Ninkasi will be there with a load of their delicious beers on. 

It's Tiki Tuesday with tiki drinks and tiki music played by DJ "Azron".

***Wednesday, November 12***

Beer Styles: Components & Recipe Basics at Panama 66
Brewers from all over the world are marketing the use of creative and innovative additives in their beer, but most styles are the result of the thoughtful use and selection of just four key ingredients: malt, hops, yeast, and water. 
Join us, along with George of the Homebrewer, as we sample a range of beers from the Panama 66 tap list and discuss the ingredients, flavor components, and processes that make those beers/styles unique.
Get your tickets here. TICKETS

See below!

It's the first ever Automatic & New English Showcase & Bus Tour!
We'll start at Panama 66, our latest place in Balboa Park, with food and a glass of the Automatic/New English Black Lager collaboration. After which we will get on a bus and head over to Tiger!Tiger! where we will enjoy another Auto or NE brew. Then, it's a quick trip over to BLAH for round 3. To finish off the night we will head back to the park and Panama 66 for a 4th, and final treat. Yep, that's dinner and 4 drinks and a bus ride all for $50. 
Limited to 30 ppl
Read more about it and buy your tickets here. TICKETS

***Thursday, November 13***

Allagash Flights all day! With Evora, Midnight Brett, Nancy Sour Cherry, Confluence, Fluxus, Odyssey and keeper glasses starting at Noon.

Coachella Brewing Flights starting at 5pm. If you haven't tried the line-up of this brewery, now is your chance. They make tasty beers.

***Friday, November 14***

The BLAH Beer Styles Challenge is a ticketed event and your opportunity to test your knowledge of beer styles, or just have fun, as we pair similar styles, test your accuracy as to which is which, and then discuss the nuances/subtleties of each. Four pairs of beers will be poured side-by-side. Your job will be to correctly identify which of the two beers is which style/category of beer. Knowledge of beer history/styles is useful, but not required. George from the Homebrewer will lead this in the Hamm's Room. Limited to 24 people. Get your ticket here.
Also, Automatic Los Muertos, our latest cask conditioned Brown Ale taps at 11:30am.
USA vs. Columbia on the big screen at 11:30am too!
And remember it's Progressive Friday!

Beachwood Tasting with Brewmaster Julian Shrago at 6pm. This is a pre-sale, ticketed event so get your ticket here. TICKETS
And yep, it's also Progressive Friday!

***Saturday, November 15***

It's Sours! Sours! Sours! with Russian River, Bear Republic, the Bruery and more! 
Starts at 11:30am.

Port Bike Keg Haul!  Ride with us to Ocean Beach as we pick up over a dozen 1/6BBL Kegs and ride them back. Or just show up at Tiger for the tapping. 
Bike ride at 11am, tapping at 5pm. 

Panama 66 is closed for a private event

***Sunday, November 16***

Alpine Flights, 2pm to close. One of our favorites and owner Pat will be around, too. And remember, their beers are all gluten-reduced.
5th Alpine (Up and) Downhill Challenge. We'll ride bike to Alpine, tour the brewery, ride back with Pat & Val and then eat pizza  and drink Alpine beers while our legs scream at us. 
This is a ticket event. TICKETS

Brunch & Beers at 10:30am starring doughnut & beer pairings, chicken on a biscuit and more!
Plus, we have the Craftsman Tasting with owner/brewer Mark Jilg. 
This is a ticketed event and you can read all about it here. TICKETS

Panama 66 is closed for a private event

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Open until 1am
Evil IPA Bar
*AleSmith Evil Dead Red
*Edgars Ale
*Ritual Hellion Tripel
*Automatic Spirit of the Dead
Plus, silent horror movies all night long and prizes for the best costumes.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Here's a quick look at what we're planning.*

TUE 10/21: $3.33 BEERS: All beers $3.33 from 5pm-10pm.
THU 10/23: BARREL-AGED mini FEST: Details comingDetails coming
FRI 10/24: DOGFISH HEAD 270 FLIGHTS (60/90/120): Details coming
SUN 10/26: BELGIAN BRUNCH (RUN): Details coming

3rd Anniversary Merch will be available soon. Steins will be available starting 10/25 at 11:30am. 3rd Anniv Keeper Willi date TBD.

Watch Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for random details.

*as always, everything is subject to change!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Our Chef if White Hot, Your Chef....

We're #14, one right under Thomas Keller's The French Laundry and a few above Wolfgang Puck's Spago. Not a bad spot.

#punkrockwarlord, Coronado, DrinkAbout & Noble

Greetings. Hot enough? Beer makes it better.

And to that end, tomorrow (as in Wednesday) is DRINKABOUT.
And over at Tiger! Tiger! we have a SPECIAL EDITION DRINKABOUT:

It's our Coronado Brewing 18th Anniversary Event
From 5pm till closing we will have the following fantastic beers on tap:

18th Anniversary IPA
Hibiscus IPA  
Homerun Hefe
Belgian ImPaler
Rauch Sham Bo
Barrelman's Brown
Berry the Hatchet
Frog's Breath
Cream of The Hop

THURSDAY is also Joe Strummer's birthday. In case you felt like celebrating with a beer.

And then at Tiger! Tiger! on Friday & Saturday night, NOBLE ALEWORKS is taking over the IPAtio Bar with the following beers on tap:

Big Whig
Tongue Tickles
Chinook Showers
Plus, Evan will be getting us some Naughty Sauce and various specialties for inside.

The following week, on Friday the 29th Tiger! Tiger! has a Double Mountain Showcase with 11 beers and their Brewer, Kyle. Mark your calendars, those are some crazy fun beers.

Over at PANAMA 66... yeah, that new place in Balboa Park,
next to the San Diego Museum of Art...

We are serving lunch daily from 11-3 (and BRUNCH on Saturday and Sundays, 10-3)

But this Thursday, August 21, we will have the Bar Open till 8pm. And in case you haven't drank in the moonlight of the Park and Museums, it's kinda awesome. Come on by. Note we will not be open this Friday night. So come Thursday!

Also at the Park:

Monday, August 25th is the final Film in the Garden of the season:  Wim Wenders' Until the End of the World. The P66 bar will stay open until 9pm with full bar and some limited sandwiches. No outside alcohol allowed!

And since we are talking Balboa Park we have two very important shout-outs:

SHOUT #1:  Sorolla & America is coming to an end and to celebrate its success the Museum is staying open till 8pm Saturday, August 23 through Tuesday, August 26. This is a super opportunity to catch this breathtaking show "after hours."

SHOUT #2: The Mingei Cafe is opening this week! Those of us working at the Park are looking very forward to getting our lattes and mochas there. They are located behind the Nikki-gator inside the southern most door of the Mingei Museum, of course.

Friday, August 1, 2014

IPA BAR, Brunch & Donuts vs Doughnuts

IPA BAR every Friday & Saturday night skip the line and head for the hops at our outdoor bar where we feature 4 generously hoppy IPAs without the wait.

Every Tuesday night we select a few beers to feature for only $3, but for only 3 hours. It's 5-8pm every Tuesday night.

$8 steins every day. That's over 33oz of beer every day til 6pm. Tues-Thurs 5-6pm. Fri-Sun 11:30am-6pm...and just $9.99 the rest of the time.

Have you been by for Sunday beers & brunch? We open one hour early every Sunday at 10:30am for you doughnut pleasure. Yep, house-made doughnuts, chicken on a biscuit, biscuits & gravy, C&T Collective coffee and more.

Firestone Walker Showcase on Wednesday, August 13th we will feature Parabola, Opal, Lil Opal, Double DBA, XVII (17th) Anniversary, Sucaba and more. That's just nuts.


You know how Chef Sharon started making doughnuts every Sunday as part of our Brunch menu. They were vegan, but both omnivores and vegans loved them. She made some news regarding people's love. And then the Cooking Channel called.

Tiger!Tiger! and Panama 66's Executive Chef Sharon Wilson (along with Tiger's Chef de Cuisine Nick Yoder) competed on Donut Showdown on the Cooking Channel and her episode airs next Friday, August 8th at 7pm.

Come join us as we watch the episode on the BIG SCREEN at T!T! and see who won! We honestly don't know! No one but Sharon and Nick know and they ain't telling!

Here is the description of the Ep: A second-generation donut maker from Stanford, Florida, a cafe owner from New Orleans, Louisiana and an executive chef from San Diego, California compete in a speedy elimination round with Strawberry Gelatin as the mystery ingredient. The last two standing compete for $10,000 in a 1950s-themed Donut Showdown.

Maybe we will see you there...

And that's all folks. At least for today... hope to see you round one of our places soon. Stay gold, Ponyboy.

Sunday, June 29, 2014


We will open at noon on Tuesday, July 1st for the USA match against Belgium. We will be BAR ONLY. So, BYOFood. Yep, pick up some food and bring it in. We'll be pouring beers and showing the match on our HUGE screen w/ full sound.

Tuesday, July 1st
1:00 p.m. USA vs BELGIUM
Doors open at Noon
We'll stay open 'til about 4pm.

Friday, July 4
8:30 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2 - TBD
12:30 p.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN

Saturday, July 5
8:30 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2 - TBD
12:30 p.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN

Tuesday, July 8
12:30 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN - TBD

Wednesday, July 9
12:30 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN - TBD

Saturday, July 12
12:30 p.m. - Third-place match, ESPN

Sunday, July 13

11:30 am - Final, ABC

Sunday, June 8, 2014

World Cup Schedule

Here's a list of what we're working on for the World Cup.
Mid-week semi-finals and early morning round of 16 are still TBD.

Friday, June 13 W/ PROGRESSIVE
8:30 a.m. - Mexico vs. Cameroon, ESPN2 
11:30 am - Spain vs. Netherlands, ESPN
2:30 p.m. - Chile vs. Australia, ESPN2

Saturday, June 14
8:30 a.m. - Colombia vs. Greece, ABC
11:30 am - Uruguay vs. Costa Rica, ABC
2:30 p.m. - England vs. Italy, ESPN
5:30 p.m. - Ivory Coast vs. Japan, ESPN

Sunday, June 15
8:30 a.m. - Switzerland vs. Euador, ABC
11:30 am - France vs. Honduras, ABC - w/ brunch
2:30 p.m. - Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, ESPN - w/ brunch

Friday, June 20 W/ PROGRESSIVE
8:30 a.m. - Italy vs. Costa Rica, ESPN
11:30 am - Switzerland vs. France, ESPN
2:30 p.m. - Honduras vs. Ecuador, ESPN

Saturday, June 21
8:30 a.m. - Argentina vs. Iran, ESPN
11:30 am - Germany vs. Ghana, ESPN
2:30 p.m. - Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, ESPN

Sunday, June 22
8:30 a.m. - Belgium vs. Russia, ABC
11:30 am - South Korea vs. Algeria, ABC - w/ brunch
2:30 p.m. - United States vs. Portugal, ESPN - w/ brunch

Saturday, June 28
8:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1A vs. 2B, ABC - TBD
12:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1C vs. 2D, ABC

Sunday, June 29
8:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1B vs. 2A, ESPN - TBD
12:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1D vs. 2C, ESPN

Friday, July 4
8:30 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2 - TBD
12:30 p.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN

Saturday, July 5
8:30 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2 - TBD
12:30 p.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN

Tuesday, July 8
12:30 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN - TBD

Wednesday, July 9
12:30 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN - TBD

Saturday, July 12
12:30 p.m. - Third-place match, ESPN

Sunday, July 13

11:30 am - Final, ABC

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Automatic 4th Anniversary 5/23 & 5/24

Automatic Brewing Co has been brewing for 4 years now and it's time to celebrate. We'll be turning the IPA bar into the ABC bar this weekend a letting Lee tap 4 Auto beer to celebrate 4 Auto years. 
SingRay Vanilla Bean - BLAH 5th Anniv beer w/ whole vanilla beans.
Saison de Lyla - The last keg we've been aging for over 1 year.
AutoBiersch - The last keg from our collab with Doug at GordonBiersch.
Mystery Beer - Maybe something new. Maybe something old.

The ABC Bar will be open Friday & Saturday nights from 6-10pm.
Lee & Jen will be guest bartending Saturday night.

Auto 4th Anniv t-shirts will be available at the ABC Bar.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

National Bike Month

To celebrate National Bike Month we'll be raffling off this rad Virtue Truck.
You can bike to work with this one for sure. Heck, you can work on your bike.
Raffle tickets will be available all month long and proceeds will go to

For Bike to Work Day, Friday the 16th, we will be offering 20% discount to anyone who bikes to work. Come in with your BTW t-shirt or sticker and get 20% off food and drink.
We'll also be showing bike movies on the BIG screen all night.

Oh, and don't forget to get in an try some Automatic Share the Road IPA.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Love Your Mother

This Sunday we're celebrating Mother's Day with Mother Earth Brewing Co
Love Your Mother's Day Brunch
We'll have Mother Earth, Fuggin' Cocoa Stout, Four Seasons Tripel, Big Mother 3xIPA & Bookoo IPA. All of this along with our amazing brunch cooked by our in-house mom, Chef Sharon.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fusion, Modern Times Keeper, 1/2 Way to OkTigerfest...

Friday at 5pm get in for a Modern times beer in a keeper glass. And, they don't give away crappy shaker pints. These are Willis. The real deal.

So, people are asking, "What's up with 1/2 Way to OkTigerfest?"
What's not up with it? We'll have Biers and Brats all weekend long.
Oh, and $8 steins to boot.
Yes, that includes the new Automatic Brewing Co Alt Bier.

WTF, is that a 3xIPA at the IPA bar on Friday? Yep.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Greenflash IPA Bar, Bicycle Film Fest & more


WEDNESDAY: Cask of New English Special Brown
FRIDAY: Progressive Beers
FRIDAY: BFF Happy Hour with release of Automatic BFF Pale Ale
A Hop Forward Pale Ale with Coffee Notes from C&T Cold Brew
FRIDAY: Green Flash IPA BAR Takeover
Palette Wrecker, West Coast IPA, Black IPA & Hop Head Read
The GF crew will be there hanging out on the patio along with a selection of hops for smelling, crushing and discussing. Bring your hop questions & they'll have answers.
SATURDAY: BFF pre-party
People will be meeting up, drinking BFF Pale Ale and then pedaling over to the Fest.
SUNDAY: Doughnuts & Beer
Our brunch will start at 10:30am with house-made doughnuts, chicken on a biscuit, biscuits & gravy, steak & egg sandwiches, and more.

Friday, January 17, 2014


Friday, January 17th 6pm
Mother Earth
Rysing Tide, Hop diggity, Crucible & Kismet
Inside we'll have:
Por que no, Auld Knuckler & Sintax IMP Peanut Butter Stout
Plus, cask Siren Blonde w/ Nelson
Come meet the brewers on the patio.

Friday, January 26th 6pm
Monkey Paw
Oatmeal Pale Ale, 16th & F Pale, Mandrill IPA & Muriqui IIIPA
Inside we'll have:

Kong Barleywine and Sweet Georgia Brown

Saturday, January 11, 2014


It's always an honor to be included on the Draft Magazine list,
but this year with the new criteria it's even more of an honor.

"After six years of making this annual list, we had to rethink the definition of a top-notch beer bar. New ones are opening every second, and “good beer bar” no longer equals a zillion taps; there’s just more to it now. We needed to walk out of these places saying, “Now there’s a bar that really, really cares about your experience with beer.” So what does that mean? Having well-cared for, thoughtfully selected beer with an eye toward variety, trends and tradition, in the kind of place you’d want to stay awhile, delivered by someone who knows their stuff. We don’t want to send you to a place where the server doesn’t look up from her texting when you ask questions, or where you’ll be told a saison “is basically a lager.” (And yes, both of those things happened on our visits.) We’d rather you to go to ChurchKey in D.C., where beers are smartly grouped by flavor (citrusy, woodsy, etc.), rather than just by style. We want you to go to Bailey’s Taproom in Portland, Ore., which cares so much about beer freshness, the digital menu says when each keg was tapped and how much is left. We want you to go to all 100 of these places, because they really are a cut above the rest." - Click here to see complete Draft Magazine 100 Best Beer Bars 2014