Photo credit: Michelle Moran
Photo credit: Michelle Moran

Pizza and brew from the Blind Lady to you

San Diego is gradually getting known for being a mecca for craft beer. With more than 30 breweries and counting, there are local bars and restaurants that serve up a good selection of San Diego beer, the best kind there is.

Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights offers local brew and food that will make your stomach happy. Not only do locals rave about this place, but so do celebrities.Will Ferrell is shown in a photo, hanging on a wall enjoying a pint of beer.

As soon as you walk in the door, you cannot help but notice the eccentric decor of beer cans and old school skateboards on the wall. The decorations give this place an urban and hipster vibe.

There are no servers here, so you would have to order your beverages and food at the register, take a number and have a seat. Plates, condiments and water are there for you to grab yourself, not an ideal option for the lazy, but it’s not a big place.

At Blind Lady, they are very passionate about their pint sizes. As stated on their website, “If you order a pint at a pub you should get a pint,” which basically means that you should not get under poured. They pour a true half-liter, which is 16.91 ounces and most bars only pour 12 or 14 ounces.

Their beer menu changes periodically, but the selection is always on point. They have special cask nights for special occasions and they serve a keg of an exceptional brew.

Most of their food is organic and locally grown from Suzie’s Farm in Temecula. Due to seasonal changes their food menu also changes every now and then. They serve pizza, salads and a few appetizers. Their menu is a bit small, but there are good options for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans.

After looking at all of the descriptions of the pizzas, the spicy salami pizza took the crown. This pizza had salami, tomato sauce, fontina, pecorino romano, and a side of calabrese hot chili oil. The gentlemen who brought the pizza to the table did warn that the hot chili oil was indeed very hot, which was a very nice gesture.

The salami and the different cheeses on the pizza paired each other nicely, but the chili oil was the cherry on top. Be prepared to have a tall glass of water while you eat this spicy delicacy.

The prices are affordable, ranging from $4 to $15 on food. Pints of beer vary.

Blind Lady is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight, and is located on 3416 Adams Ave.

For more information you can visit their website at

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