Breweries in Vista, CA

January 2nd, 2019 by

different style beers in front on wooden barrels and next to barley

For craft beer lovers in the San Marcos and Vista areas, Vista, CA is a veritable mecca, with dozens of breweries, brewpubs, and taprooms to choose from—you could build an entire weekend getaway around beer-tasting and still not get to every good brewery there. That being said, take a look at some of our favorite recommendations for breweries in Vista, CA as a starting point, and contact us if you have any questions!

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Belching Beaver Pub 980

The Belching Beaver offers “Dam Good Times” and prides itself on creating craft beers in just about every style, so die-hard IPA lovers, brooding imperial stout sippers, and everyone in between can find brews they like.

Prohibition Brewing

Come to Prohibition Brewing and take advantage of house-made beers on tap as well as selections from other local breweries. With outdoor seating and plenty of space for large groups as well as a full menu of food, this place has everything you need.

Booze Brothers Brewing

At Booze Brothers (which was actually started by brothers Dave and Donny Firth), you can try unique seasonal brews like Gin Gose and Peachy Monkey in their tasting room, and come for events like live music, art shows, and a rotating schedule of local food vendors.

Iron Fist Brewing

In true microbrewery fashion, the original Iron Fist Brewing tap room is nestled in a random industrial Park in Vista, open Wednesday through Sunday. This chill tap room also has live music and food truck fare alongside fun selections like Nelson the Impaler extra pale ale and gentler offerings like Summer City American lager.

Bear Roots Brewing Company

At the Bear Roots tasting room, you can enjoy delicious beers from a Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout to a pumpkin ale to a blood orange IPA. This brewery was also created to be a home base for home brewers–so if you want to start making your own beer, pick up one of their beer kits, or talk brewing with other locals over a pint and a pizza.

Explore Vista with Mazda of Escondido

When you venture out on your next Vista or Carlsbad adventure, be sure to drink responsibly and arrange a ride home with a friend, taxi, Uber, or Lyft if needed! Feel free to contact us for more local recommendations, like best restaurants in San Marcos, and rely on Mazda of Escondido for all your automotive needs!

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