What started as a small cluster of artisan breweries along a stretch of the 78 highwayway in San Diego now encompasses more than 150 craft beer destinations throughout the county. The finest craft beer in the world is produced here by brewers large and small, and San Diego has become a top travel destination and draws beer enthusiasts from around the world looking for the perfect beercation. Here's a list of our favorite places that are must stops along the infamous "Hops Highway."




Home to nearly 20 craft breweries, Vista provides an ideal community for Pure Project’s home base. The brand new 14,000-sq. ft. facility houses boasts a 15-barrel brewhouse, as well as a new outdoor tasting room.

Wednesday 3-9 PM Thursday 3-9 PM 

Friday 3-10 PM Saturday 11 AM-10 PM 

Sunday 11 AM-8 PM

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Rip Current Brewing



Rip Current Brewing is a craft brewery located in the heart of the Hop Highway off Highway 78.  All the brewing is done here, at the original location. They offer a large variety of 19 beers on tap including Nitro, Barrel-aged, IPAs, Coffee Porters, Belgian Ales and German-style Lagers.

Monday 4PM-8PM Tuesday 4PM-8PM

Wednesday 3PM-8PM Thursday 3PM-8PM

Friday 2PM-9PM Saturday 12PM–9PM

Sunday 12PM-8PM

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Poor House



Poor House has great beer and a great vibe. A rustic neighborhood brewery with an array of handcrafted ales & hard seltzers served in an open, wooden venue.

Monday 2PM–12AM Tuesday 2PM–12AM

Wednesday 2PM–12AM Thursday 2PM–12AM  Friday 2PM–2AM Saturday12PM–2AM Sunday12PM–12AM