Thursday, April 28, 2016

Downtown Johnny Brown's Is Closing

I just read on the West Coaster's website that Downtown Johnny Brown's is closing tomorrow, April 29th.  Downtown Johnny Brown's, which opened in 1987, was a craft beer pioneer.  It was one of the first restaurants/bars in town to have an extensive, craft-focused tap list.  More important than the number of taps was the thought that went into the beer selection.  It was not like a Yard House or other mega-tap restaurant where with fifty taps there are only about five beers worth drinking.  Downtown Johnny Brown's tap list required reading before ordering so you would not miss something good.  I liked the throwback feel, too, if 1987 is a throwback.  Downtown Johnny Brown's reminded me of a simpler time in my life, and I am going to miss it.


Derrick Peterman said...

Oh no! Downtown Johnny Brown's was one of the places I first discovered craft beer on business trips to San Diego. The place was well ahead of it's time. It's been over five years since I've last been there but it will be missed.

Beer Rover said...

Yes, it was ahead of its time. I'm going to try and stop buy one more time later today.