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Deft Brewing

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Deft Brewing proudly brews and serves deftly-crafted, high-quality, European-inspired craft beers in a unique, fun, and friendly indoor and outdoor tasting room environment.  With 15 taps, we have a wide variety of beer styles.  While we typically have 2 or 3 delicious IPAs on tap, most of our taps are dedicated to more unique European-inspired beer styles – styles originating from Germany, Belgium, and the British Isles – that are less commonly found on taps in and around San Diego.  We also rotate many of our taps, so our menu is constantly changing, giving you plenty of new options each time you visit Deft.

Deft is easy to get to and centrally-located near Bay Park, USD, Old Town, and Linda Vista neighborhoods of coastal San Diego.  Deft Brewing is located at 5328 Banks Street in San Diego….. just North of Old Town off Morena Blvd.

Deft has partnered with our neighbors, Lost Cause Meadery, Oddish Wines, and Pizza Cassette to create and share “The Gӓrten”, a beautiful and spacious patio, hop gardens, gathering space and music venue just outside our tasting room, with plenty of comfortable seating, fresh air, shade, heaters, and wonderful people.

Every week we host live music events, trivia, game nights, and group gatherings and we occasionally host fundraisers and other community events here.  Get updated event information by joining our “Deft VIP mailing list” below or follow at @deftbrewing on Instagram or Facebook.

Deft and The Gӓrten are family-friendly, but we ask that parents please keep those kiddos with them at all times.  We are also dog-friendly, but those furry friends need to be behaved and on leash at all times.

There is plenty of street parking near Deft, including the dirt lot at the end of our Street or on Sherman Street.

We’re open 7 days a week.  Mondays-Thursdays 3-9pm, Fridays & Saturdays Noon-9pm, and Sundays Noon-8pm.

Pizza Cassette is our great full-time on-site food partner serving up their delicious wood-fired artisanal red & white pizzas, hearty sandwiches, fresh salads, appetizers, desserts and other fare every Wednesday through Sunday.  Pizza Cassette’s hours match Deft’s hours each of those days.  Please note that outside food is NOT allowed here when Pizza Cassette is serving.  However, outside food is welcome here at Deft Brewing and The Gӓrten on Mondays & Tuesdays.

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