Nothing pairs with a sunny day in Southern California better than a crisp, refreshing beer! The best place to enjoy this perfect combination is Encinitas, California. Our charming beachside town is home to countless local watering holes, so come thirsty! Below, we’ve compiled just a few of our favorite North County San Diego breweries. For more local recommendations, be sure to access our complimentary Guide to North County San Diego! It’s packed with our favorite restaurants, activities, events, and more.
3 of Our Favorite North County San Diego Breweries
Culture Brewing Co.
629 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas
With locations in both Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Ocean Beach, Culture Brewing Co. offers a casual tasting experience unlike any other. In addition to offering a range of beers that appeal to both aficionados and tasting novices, Culture Brewing Co. embraces local artists, fundraisers, and community events. The Encinitas location is just a 10-minute walk away from The Inn at Moonlight Beach!
The Brewers Tap Room
1456 Encinitas Boulevard, Encinitas
One of North County San Diego’s newest breweries is The Brewers Tap Room. This vibrant spot offers 25 rotating beers on tap and, of course, a fun time! Don’t miss out on this spot’s “Hoppy Hour,” which scores you $5 select pints Monday through Wednesday between 3 and 6 p.m. This brewery is a quick 10-minute drive away from The Inn at Moonlight Beach!
Viewpoint Brewing Co.
2201 San Dieguito Drive, Del Mar
Viewpoint Brewing Co. is not just a fun, popular spot—it’s also Del Mar’s oldest brewery. This trendy spot overlooks the San Dieguito Lagoon, so grab one of their signature craft beers and enjoy the view! Choose between classic selections like IPLs, IPAs, and blonde ales. If you’re looking to try something different, sample the “Raccoon in the Lagoon” or “Hoggenbier.” Viewpoint Brewing Co. is a 13-minute drive away from The Inn at Moonlight Beach. You can also take the train (there’s a station located a few blocks away from the inn).
After hanging out at these North County San Diego breweries, return to tranquility at The Inn at Moonlight Beach. You’ll discover details that engage and breathe life into each of your senses. Our bright and airy suites can accommodate anywhere between one and six guests, so there’s plenty of room to stretch out and relax. You’ll fall in love with your memory foam mattress, 5,000-thread count linens, and amenities designed with wellness in mind. Find bliss in your sublime suite, then meander down to the common area. There, you’ll discover our freshly harvested Biodynamic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and organic refreshments. You can even enhance your stay with one of our add-ons, packages, or seasonal specials! When it’s time to do some more exploring, you’ll be steps away from the best downtown Encinitas restaurants, coffee shops, and more.