Blind Lady Ale House, San Diego

Beer menu at Blind Lady

I need to thank my friend Lisa for showing me a very cool side of San Diego. My initial impression of San Diego was that it was conservative and quiet. Boy was I wrong! Lisa introduced me to pockets of cool neighborhoods like Normal Heights where there was funk and a great sense of community.

On my last visit to San Diego, she introduced me to the Blind Lady Ale House, a super awesome local beer and pizza joint. Blind Lady prides themselves on top notch quality beer and food, and specializes in draft beer. They offer 26 on tap that change often, and the majority of the ingredients used in their food is certified organic and locally grown.

What I loved about this place was that it was more than just a restaurant. It was a place for friends, families, and the community to come together and connect. For breast cancer awareness month, they had vendors and educators come in to teach about breast cancer and raise money for it.

Here are some of the goodies that we left with:

Keep a Breast

And here is Lisa who is learning all about breast cancer and how to detect it early :) For those who don't know, Lisa owns an awesome organic popsicle shop not far from Blind Lady Ale House called Viva Pops.

Lisa from Viva Pops

I'm normally not a beer fan, but I was loving the different beers I got to try. My favorite was the strawberry beer...very girly!


To go with our beer, we ordered a bunch of pizzas to share. First one was the Crows butternut squash pizza with shiitake mushrooms, besciamella, Fontina, sage, and lemon zest.

Butternut Squash and Mushroom Pizza
Crows Butternut Squash and Shiitake Mushroom Pizza

We also had the quattro formaggi loaded with Gorgonzola Piccante, Fontina, Pecorino Romano, Smoked Mozzerella, olive oil, and garlic

Quattro Formaggi Pizza
Quattro Formaggi Pizza

And lastly, a delicious ham, pear, and chive pizza!

Pear and Ham Pizza
Ham, Pear, and Chive Pizza

I also got to meet Tuesday, a very memorable charismatic little girl who is going to be a politician one day. She may have been the smallest person there, but she was skillfully schmoozin with anyone and everyone in the restaurant!!

Blind Lady Ale House

Blind Lady Ale House has also been featured in Draft Magazine's America's Top 100 Beer Bars, 2 years in a row!

Blind Lady Ale House
3416 Adams Avenue
San Diego, California, USA
Telephone: 619-255-2491
Blind Lady Ale House on Urbanspoon


Both girls are beauties..Love the name Tuesday:) Such beautiful faces on this post ..all of them.

The food looks good too.

Wonderful idea..

You..are such a world traveler:)

Hi! I stumbled upon your blog searching for a good recipe for Nan-e Nokhochi (I'm half Persian and miss these delicious cookies!) I decided to look at your more recent posts and this San Diegan was pleasantly surprised to see a familiar place--Blind Lady Ale House--featured in this post. Not only are they a great venue, but they participate in the bike commuter discount program and give a percentage off your bill when you bike there and bring in your helmet!