Blind Lady Ale House

3416 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA, 92116, United States
(619) 255-2491
Latitude: 32.76359, Longitude: -117.12015


  • Monday: 5:00 PM 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 5:00 PM 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 5:00 PM 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 5:00 PM 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM 12:00 AM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 1.00 | Atmosphere: 1.50 | Service: 2.00
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 1 reviews.
Score from Google Reviews:
out of 5
View Google reviews
If you were logged in, you could review or add photos. Or check-in to keep track of your visits.

Log in | Sign up

Curmudgeon (255)
Monday 14th of July 2014 02:08:53 PM
Long before the craft beer revolution began, I moved away from my San Diego home town.

Recently returned in the September of my years to spend some days, months, years (haven't decided yet!) on the beach, San Diego has become quite the craft beer mecca. Even my little enclave near North Park (Kensington) can lay claim to a few beer bars and breweries.

One that keeps popping up in my research is the Blind Lady.

So on one warm Sunday, wife Persimmon and I pulled on to a south-bound lane of I-5, took a deep breath and began the 30+ mile journey to check out a few.

First, understand that no one who lives in San Diego county travels I-5 north or south unless absolutely necessary! For us, it is NEVER absolutely necessary. So to spend a moment on that god-awful, always-crowded-and-usually-stalled-by-some-minor-accident-or-nothing-at-all freeway is tantamount to voluntary castration.

But what the hell. It was something new to do on a weekend.

Big mistake.

Blind Lady sits on Adams Avenue, a 5-mile long main thoroughfare through several neighborhoods. Consequently, drivers leave the crowded I-805 (after merging with the aforementioned treacherous I-5) only to discover more bumper-to-bumper traffic on Adams. Once the beer bar is located, now it's time to find a parking space somewhere nearby...a Herculean task since San Diego is not the community of separated small neighborhoods where I grew up in the 1950's. It's become so crowded that street parking is at a premium. Once a space can be found (for us, a long block away) Blind Lady needs to be re-found! It's not on the corner as first presumed. No. It's next door to another beer bar.

But we did indeed get to the right place eventually...and spent less than 5 minutes before we came to the realization that we didn't want to spend another minute there!

7 IPA's...3 Double IPA's...2 Rye's...but not a single dark anything! Here we have a perfect example of the West Coast mentality. IPA's sell; therefore, THIS is what you will drink!

Thank you, no.

Blind Lady's web-page touts their use of organic, local food and for that, I give them a lot of credit. But c'mon! Not a single Brown? Or Scotch? Or Stout? Really? And they've been on "the list" of 100 Best Beer Bars in the County every year since 2009! REALLY?

I do not like being told what I can and can not drink. Or rather, what I'm supposed to be liking and drinking. I'm a big boy and I like to make those decisions for myself.

And I decide that Blind Lady is not where I wish to spend a dime, fully understanding I'm probably in the minority...but I've never minding being on that "team."

To paraphrase Bogart in "Casablanca" -- With all the beer in all the beer bars / breweries in all of San Diego, I don't need to walk into this one...ever again.
Selection: 1 | Atmosphere: 1.5 | Service: 2 | Food: N/A

No photos added yet.

LocationTypeBeer Mapping ScoreGoogle ScoreDistance
Jaynes Gastropub Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.7 out of 5 0.57 miles away)
Fall Brewing Brewery 4.6 out of 5 0.65 miles away)
Poor House Brewing Co. Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.6 out of 5 0.67 miles away)
Clem's Bottle House and Deli Beer Store 4.7 out of 5 0.75 miles away)
Tiger! Tiger! Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.5 out of 5 0.80 miles away)
Belching Beaver North Park Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.8 out of 5 0.84 miles away)
Pacific Liquor Beer Store 4.2 out of 5 0.85 miles away)
Homebrewer, The Homebrew 0.86 miles away)
Ritual Tavern Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.4 out of 5 0.98 miles away)
Toronado San Diego Beer Bar/Restaurant 65.0 4.5 out of 5 1.07 miles away)
URBN Pizza Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.4 out of 5 1.13 miles away)
Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Co. - Mission Valley Brewpub 73.3 4.2 out of 5 1.23 miles away)
Mike Hess Brewing - North Park Brewery 4.6 out of 5 1.26 miles away)
Waypoint Public Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.3 out of 5 1.28 miles away)
Live Wire, The Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.5 out of 5 1.42 miles away)
Small Bar Beer Bar/Restaurant 85.0 4.6 out of 5 1.53 miles away)
Thorn St. Brewery Brewery 4.6 out of 5 1.71 miles away)
Home Brews and Gardens Homebrew 1.71 miles away)
Iowa Meat Farms Beer Store 1.93 miles away)
Hillcrest Brewing Company Brewpub 4.6 out of 5 2.02 miles away)
Beverages and more! - Camino De La Reina Beer Store 2.06 miles away)
Groundswell Brewing Company Brewery 4.2 out of 5 2.12 miles away)
Servall Liquor Beer Store 4.8 out of 5 2.16 miles away)
San Diego Brewing Co. Brewpub 48.3 4.2 out of 5 2.26 miles away)
All American Grill Beer Bar/Restaurant 2.29 miles away)
Mazara Italian Restaurant and Pizzaria Beer Bar/Restaurant 2.41 miles away)
Whistle Stop Bar Beer Bar/Restaurant 4.3 out of 5 2.44 miles away)
Whole Foods Market - Hillcrest Beer Store 2.45 miles away)
Hamilton's Tavern Beer Bar/Restaurant 51.7 4.6 out of 5 2.96 miles away)
Alchemy Beer Bar/Restaurant 2.97 miles away)