Old Harbor Brewery/Steak and Lobster House

202 Tizol Street, San Juan, 00926, Puerto Rico
(787) 721-2100
Latitude: 18.46407, Longitude: -66.11608


Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.67 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.00
out of 100
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Brad (132)
Tuesday 3rd of September 2013 11:56:30 AM
Good, but nothing particularly outstanding. 5 drafts, full bar. I had a pale ale and a stout, which were both good. I previously heard from a local (no way of substantiating) that the owners constrain the brewers to stick with the existing 5 recipes – no experimenting, no seasonal brews, etc. Full menu with $20 - $30 entrees.

I had expected (based on the location in Old San Juan and the proximity to the cruise ship terminals) a somewhat touristy experience. I’m happy to report that this was not the case. On our one visit there was live music and the entire crowd seemed to be locals. It was all good, but limiting the draft choices to 5 is somewhat underwhelming.
Selection: 3 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.25

Redrover (157)
Monday 18th of April 2011 11:23:31 AM
I was glad to able to stop and was really looking forward to some ales after a steady diet of Medallia Light (the ubiquitous PR Light beer). Situated in the old Federal Reserve building and close to the cruise ship docks, they are blessed with a good location.

As you enter, you see the hostess stand where they also sell pint glasses and stuff. The finishing tanks are directly to your right.

They have a two story space with a bar along the lower left. There are lots of tables as this is very much a restaurant. The look is a nice mix of modern with some cool touches form the buildings earlier life. I really liked that they had their regular customers’ mugs locked up in little wire and wood cages. This is the same thing they do at beer halls in Germany.
They offer 5 house beers and 7 rotating seasonal specials. I had a pint of the pilsner and a couple of pints of a very well-crafted APA.

Service was friendly and at an Island pace (I.e. they are not in a hurry, so just go with it..).

Food was fairly expensive but pretty tasty. I had a very good steak here and the other three in my party liked their meals.

This is well worth a stop If your find yourself in Old Town.
Selection: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 3.75 | Food: 4.25
Thursday 6th of January 2011 02:55:23 PM
Good beer, I love the fact that they actually brew lager beers in such a warm area. The helles lager is definitely worth checking out. The food is great and the service is fast for being in an area famous for "island time." The fried calimari was fresh and delicious. My wife ordered a panache (half Sprite and half beer), which they were happy to accomodate. They even checked with her to make sure they got the ratios correct for her taste. If you're in old town San Juan, this brewpub is worth stopping to try.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 5 | Food: 4.0

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