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Nickel Beer Company

Closed Now: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Local craft beer

Great craft beer, great patio and dog friendly. We were able to relax with our dog on the patio. It... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
via mobile
Good beer, great prices, great service. Windy outside...

April weather was a bit cool, so we sat inside. The wait staff were very friendly and helpful, and... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Michelle B
Long Beach, California
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Nickel Beer Company is now open 7 days a week with beers brewed by longtime San Diego brewer and pub owner Tom Nickel. Located just a half mile east of historic downtown Julian in San Diego's beautiful back country. We serve 5, 9 and 16 oz beers in...more
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1485 Hollow Glen Road, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-2337
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Great craft beer, great patio and dog friendly. We were able to relax with our dog on the patio. It was a nice cool spot. The beer is great and you really get that locals hang out feel.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Go here to get the local Julian vibe as few tourists visit this microbrewery located in the historic Julian jail. The lockup is a little game room and if you get ornery they will let you know they have the lock key. You will be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

April weather was a bit cool, so we sat inside. The wait staff were very friendly and helpful, and the beer was very good. There is no food, although it's OK to bring food inside. They sell jersey, nuts, and other bagged items if you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed February 15, 2018

I like beer and I like to visit breweries whenever I can so when we were in Julian I visited the Nickel Beer Company. The young lady who poured the beer was friendly and quite knowledgeable. The beer was very good. Actually one of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank BobK729
Reviewed January 26, 2018

Stopped in this brewery on our "way back" from a camping trip in Cuyamaca. The beer was great, the staff was friendly and we loved the ambiance. It's a converted sherrif's station and even has a holding cell. And they're homemade pickles were amazing!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Stephen B
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

As many times I have been to Julian or driven to Borrego Springs, I have never stopped by Nickel Beer. A shame. A wonderful spot. Nested in a an old Sheriff station, jail and all. A beautiful little wood stove to heat the space...and then...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank John H
Reviewed March 24, 2017

we were staying in a VRBO across the street. very convenient. The beer is great - and you get to meet some locals.....my kind of place.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank BenSAllentown_PA
Reviewed March 15, 2017

My wife and I had spent most of the day in Anza Borrego and wanted to spend a couple of hours in Julian, we did the normal tourist things then stopped in for a hamburger and a beer, The hostess at the restaurant we were...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank 10ringtraveler
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Stopped for a couple of 5 ounce shots of beer after hiking in Anza Borrego. They brew their own craft beers which are very good. I sat outside on the patio and enjoyed my beers. I wish they served food, I suppose you could bring...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Roger92071
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

The bartender was very friendly and helpful. The beer was great, lots of choices and would like to go back to try more....but there were a couple of guys that made the atmosphere a little scary. Owners should really think about keeping these guys out...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 371lynnc
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