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True North Tavern has become a favorite neighborhood destination within the urban village of North Park. Just off bustling University Avenue, this local hot spot was recently awarded “Best Sports Bar” by San Diego City Beat Magazine and the California Restaurant Association as it's 2013 Gold Medallion Winner, and has plenty of good times on tap and delicious food, enough for everyone who walks through its doors.


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Updated 7 days ago
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  3815 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
  (619) 291-3815
  www.truenorthtavern.com

Hours today: 12:00pm - 2:00am

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Tap List - 22


2 Towns Ciderhouse - BrightCider   
2 Towns Ciderhouse  ·  Corvallis, OR
$6.50
Radiant and balanced, BrightCider shines with Newtown Pippin apples, the pioneer variety that defined the cider palate of the Northwest.
Common Cider
6.0% ABV

Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA   
Bear Republic Brewing Co.  ·  Healdsburg, CA
$7.00
This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed American pale and crystalmalts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial.
American IPA
7.5% ABV  ·  75 IBU

Bell's Hopslam Ale   
Bell's Brewery  ·  Kalamazoo, MI
$7.00
Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.
Food Pairings: Pair Hopslam with mid-rare rib eye with blue cheese sauce, grilled pork loin with cilantro/sage/garlic pesto, grilled asparagus or fennel bulbs.
Double IPA
10.0% ABV  ·  70 IBU

Bell's Two Hearted Ale   
Bell's Brewery  ·  Kalamazoo, MI
$7.00
A significant malt body balances the hop presence, together with the fruity yeast aromas, lead to a remarkably drinkable American-style IPA.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  55 IBU

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter   
Breckenridge Brewery  ·  Littleton, CO
$7.00
An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure, real vanilla bean.
American Porter
5.4% ABV  ·  16 IBU

Bud Light   
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.  ·  St. Louis, MO
$5.50
Brewed with a malt and hops ratio different from Budweiser for a distinctively crisp taste with fewer calories.
American Light Lager
4.2% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Busch Beer   
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.  ·  St. Louis, MO
$5.50
Well-balanced with complex malt flavors that carry strong bitter notes without a harsh finish.

Fall Raspberry Jazz Hands   
Fall Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
$6.50
A very pale wheat beer low in alcohol with light bread and clean lactic sour flavors.
Berliner Weisse
3.4% ABV

Karl Strauss Mosaic Session Ale   
Karl Strauss Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
$7.00
Mosaic Session Ale is bursting with vibrant grapefruit aroma and flavors of citrus and tropical fruit. Our signature dry-hopping technique delivers an incredibly drinkable, lower ABV beer; without sacrificing hop appeal.
American Pale Ale
5.5% ABV  ·  65 IBU

Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale   
Karl Strauss Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
$7.00
A moderate, hoppy beer with a distinct caramel malty flavor.
American Amber Ale
5.8% ABV  ·  17 IBU

Left Hand Milk Stout (Nitro)   
Left Hand Brewing Company  ·  Longmont, CO
$7.00
The early brewers touted the health benefits of the milk sugar in this beer which today relates mainly to the increased amount of calories(no real health benefits…sorry). The milk sugar adds a well rounded sweetness to this dark beer and makes it an outstanding, year ‘round stout.
Sweet Stout
6.0% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Mission Hefeweizen   
Mission Brewery  ·  San Diego, CA
$6.50
Ours is a classic, a pious ode to the summer style, replete with hints of banana, clove and pear. It’s all in all refreshing, and no fruit was added-nor needed. Instead the complex character of the beer is produced through mastery, detail and authentic Bavarian yeasts.
Weissbier
5.3% ABV  ·  15 IBU

Mission True North Blonde   
Mission Brewery  ·  San Diego, CA
$5.50
An approachable, malt-oriented American beer that is well-balanced and great for easy-drinking.
Blonde Ale
5.0% ABV  ·  20 IBU

Montejo   
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.  ·  St. Louis, MO
$6.00
A highly carbonated, medium-bodied lager that is well-balanced.
Mexican Lager
4.5% ABV  ·  38 IBU

Mother Earth Cali Creamin   
Mother Earth Brew Co.  ·  Vista, CA
$7.00
A medium bodied cult classic, it is sure to woo the ladies, but also flavorful enough to satisfy the dudes.
Cream Ale
5.2% ABV  ·  21 IBU

Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA   
Ninkasi Brewing Company  ·  Eugene, OR
$7.00
In Tricerahops, the bigger body and higher alcohol balance the large volume of hops to create a beer that is very flavorful while still being balanced and drinkable.
Double IPA
8.0% ABV  ·  100 IBU

Rough Draft Grapefruit Weekday IPA   
Rough Draft Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
$7.00
Refreshing and loaded with Citra and Simcoe hops with less alcohol than a traditional IPA.
American IPA
4.8% ABV  ·  43 IBU

Second Chance Seize The Coffee   
Second Chance Beer Company  ·  San Diego, CA
$7.00
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
6.5% ABV

Shock Top Belgian White   
Shock Top Brewing Co.  ·  St. Louis, MO
$6.50
This uniquely-crafted and award-winning wheat beer is unfiltered to create a brew that is naturally cloudy with a light golden color and a smooth, refreshing finish.
Witbier
5.2% ABV  ·  20 IBU

Stella Artois Lager   
Stella Artois  ·  Leuven, Belgium
$6.50
One of the World's best selling beers, enjoyed in more than 80 countries. Low malt sweetness with a crisp finish.
International Pale Lager
5.2% ABV  ·  25 IBU

Stone Delicious IPA   
Stone Brewing Co.  ·  Escondido, CA
$7.00
This intensely citrusy, beautifully bitter beer is worthy of the simple-yet-lordly title of Stone Delicious IPA.
American IPA
7.7% ABV  ·  80 IBU

Thorn Street Foreplay   
Thorn Street Brewery  ·  San Diego, CA
$6.50
A moderately strong golden ale with fruity-spicy Belgian yeast characteristics
Belgian Blond Ale
6.8% ABV  ·  24 IBU

Bottle List - 19


Angry Orchard Hard Cider    Can  
Angry Orchard Cider Co  ·  Cincinnati, OH
$6.00
This crisp and refreshing cider mixes the sweetness of the apples with a subtle dryness for a balanced cider taste. The fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor make this cider hard to resist.
Fruit Cider
5.0% ABV  ·  7 IBU

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA    Can  
Ballast Point Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
$7.00
The tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements Sculpin’s citrusy hop character.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  70 IBU

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA    Can  
Ballast Point Brewing Company  ·  San Diego, CA
$7.00
A trophy beer that’s a testament to our homebrew roots.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  70 IBU

Chimay Cinq Cents Tripel (White)    Can  
Bieres De Chimay  ·  Baileux, Belgium
$10.00
This Trappist beer combines sweet and bitter in a rare balance. The beer has fruity touches of Muscat grapes and raisins.
Belgian Tripel
8.0% ABV  ·  36 IBU

Corona Extra    Can  
Cervecería Modelo  ·  Tijuana, Mexico
$6.50
Corona's aroma is fruity-honey with a touch of malt and the flavor is crisp and well-balanced between hops and malt, toward the malt side.
International Pale Lager
4.5% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Coronado Easy Up Pale Ale    Can  
Coronado Brewing Company  ·  Coronado, CA
$6.50
Relax with this fresh take on a smooth, flavorful ale. Cascade and Mandarina hops combine with bready malt for a sunny dash of citrus and hints of caramel sweetness. With this easygoing pale ale, you'll have it made in the shade.
American Pale Ale
5.2% ABV  ·  35 IBU

Crispin Original    Can  
Crispin Cider  ·  Colfax, CA
$6.50
Crisp refreshing natural hard cider, served over ice. A classically styled and untraditional hard cider with a fruit forward nose.
Common Cider
5.0% ABV  ·  15 IBU

Golden Road Back Home Gingerbread Stout    Can  
Golden Road Brewing  ·  Los Angeles, CA
16 oz : $7.50
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
8.5% ABV  ·  45 IBU

Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker    Can  
Green Flash Brewing Co.  ·  San Diego, CA
$6.50
Tangerine zest carries throughout, accented by bright, floral, tropical flavors and a juicy finish. Brewed with American malts and a blend of Citra and Cascade hops, this is a beautiful brew to behold.
American Wheat Beer
5.5% ABV  ·  5 IBU

Heineken    Can  
Heineken Nederland B.V.  ·  Netherlands
$6.50
Heineken's mildly bitter taste, fresh, fruity aroma, bright color and exceptional clarity are obtained using only the purest water, hops and barley malt.
International Pale Lager
5.0% ABV  ·  23 IBU

Maui Coconut Porter    Can  
Maui Brewing Co.  ·  Kihei, HI
$7.00
Coconut Porter is a classic robust porter spiced with all natural toasted coconut.
American Porter
6.0% ABV  ·  30 IBU

Michelob Ultra    Can  
Michelob  ·  St Louis, MO
$5.50
Michelob Ultra appeals to beer drinkers interested in a superior tasting light beer that promotes an active, social lifestyle.
American Light Lager
4.2% ABV  ·  10 IBU

New Belgium Fat Tire    Can  
New Belgium Brewing  ·  Fort Collins, CO
16 oz : $7.00
An exceptionally smooth copper colored beer with toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness
American Amber Ale
5.2% ABV  ·  22 IBU

Pabst Blue Ribbon    Can  
Pabst Brewing Company  ·  Milwaukee, WI
16 oz : $4.50
Pabst Blue Ribbon is brewed in the finest traditions of an American Premium Lager dating back to 1844.
American Lager
4.6% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Petrus Aged Red    Can  
Brouwerij Bavik  ·  Bavikhove, Belgium
$10.00
Petrus Aged Red is a perfect blend of sweet and sour with a cherry undertone which makes this brew remarkably drinkable at 8.5% ABV.
Flanders Red Ale
8.5% ABV  ·  10 IBU

Pizza Port Swamis IPA    Can  
Pizza Port  ·  Carlsbad, CA
16 oz : $7.50
A bold IPA hopped to the extreme with galena, Centennial and Cascade hops. Also added is a healthy dose of dry hops in the serving tank and always serve it unfiltered.
American IPA
6.8% ABV  ·  72 IBU

Refuge Blood Orange Wit    Can  
Refuge Brewery  ·  Temecula, CA
16 oz : $7.50
By using over 200lbs of fresh blood oranges in every batch, we end up with a beer that explodes with flavor yet balances it’s sweetness with just a pinch of tartness.
Witbier
5.0% ABV  ·  16 IBU

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale    Can  
$6.50
Unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic.
American Pale Ale
5.6% ABV  ·  38 IBU

Stiegl Radler Grapefruit    Can  
Stieglbrauerei Zu Salzburg Gmbh (Stiegl)  ·  Salzburg, Austria
16.9 oz : $7.50
Real fruit juice gives this radler a distinct tart aroma and natural cloudiness.
Fruit Beer
3.2% ABV  ·  9 IBU

Spirits - 37


Angel's Envy Cask Strength   
Angel's Envy  ·  United States
$25.00
Straight Bourbon Whiskey
124.6° (62.3%)



Blanton's   
Blanton Distilling Co.  ·  United States
$12.50


Buffalo Trace   
Buffalo Trace Distillery  ·  Frankfort, KY
$10.50

Bulliet 10 Yr   
Bulliet  ·  United States
$12.50

Cazadores Reposado   
Bacardi y Compania  ·  San Juan, Puerto Rico
$10.50

Don Lorenzo   
Don Lorenzo  ·  Mexico
$12.50
Reposado Tequila
80° (40%)

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old   
Glenfiddich Distillery  ·  Dufftown, Scotland
$12.50

Glenfiddich 14yr Bourbon Barrel Reserve   
Glenfiddich Distillery  ·  Dufftown, Scotland
$16.50
Scotch Whisky
172° (86%)


High West Double Rye   
High West Distillery  ·  Salt Lake City, Utah
$10.50

High West Rendezvous Rye   
High West Distillery  ·  Salt Lake City, Utah



Jameson Gold Reserve   
Midleton Distillery  ·  Midleton, Ireland
$14.50

Jameson Select Reserve / Black Barrel   
Midleton Distillery  ·  Midleton, Ireland
$10.50

Kimo Sabe Mezcal   
Kimo Sabe  ·  Mexico
$8.50
Mezcal
86° (43%)


Macallan 12yr   
The Macallan Distillery  ·  Moray, Scotland
$12.50
Rich gold 40% (USA 43%) Vanilla with a hint of ginger, dried fruits, sherry sweetness and wood smoke Deliciously smooth, rich dried fruits and sherry balanced with wood smoke and spice Sweet toffee and dried fruits, with wood smoke and spice


Macallan Rare Cask   
The Macallan Distillery  ·  Moray, Scotland
$45.00

Malahat Ginger Rum   
SDCA  ·  United States
$7.50



Old Forester Signature   
Brown-Forman Distillery  ·  Louisville, KY
$8.50

Old Harbor   
Old Harbor  ·  United States
Contemporary Gin
94° (47%)

Sazerac Straight Rye   
Buffalo Trace Distillery  ·  Frankfort, KY
$10.50
American Rye Whiskey
6 yr
90° (45%)




The Glenlivet 12 Year Old   
The Glenlivet Distillery  ·  Moray, Scotland
$12.50
Nose: Sweet creamy vanilla, honey, pineapple, vanilla, pressed apples and a little cinnamon. Palate: Apple cores, fresh and fruity trifle and creamy citrus. Finish: Long and delicious, almonds and apple.


Whistle Pig 10 Year Rye   
Whistle Pig  ·  United States
$16.50
American Rye Whiskey
100° (50%)

Woodford Reserve   
Woodford Reserve Distillery  ·  Versailles, KY
$10.50


Wine - 17


Cantine Maschio Prosecco   
Cantine Maschio  ·  Veneto
$7.00
Prosecco
Prosecco
11%

Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling   
Chateau Ste. Michelle  ·  Columbia Valley, WA
Vintage: 2013
$7.00
This wine is a dry, refreshing style of Riesling with beautiful fruit flavors, crisp acidity and an elegant finishing. It offers sweet citrus aromas and flavors.

Estancia Pinot Grigio   
Estancia  ·  California
Vintage: 2014
$7.50
Pinot Grigio/Gris

Francis Ford Coppola Votre Sante Pinot Noir   
Vintage: 2013
$8.00
Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir
13.5%

Glen Ellen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon   
Glen Ellen  ·  CA
Vintage: 2013
$5.00
Cabernet Sauvignon

Glen Ellen Reserve Chardonnay   
Glen Ellen  ·  CA
Vintage: 2014
$5.00
Chardonnay
Chardonnay
13.5%

Hidden Crush Chardonnay   
Hidden Crush  ·  Central Coast/Monterey, CA
Vintage: 2014
$7.50
Chardonnay
Chardonnay
13.5%

Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc   
Joel Gott  ·  CA
Vintage: 2014

Kenwood Vineyards Yulupa Merlot   
Kenwood Vineyards  ·  Sonoma County, CA
Vintage: 2011
$7.00
Merlot
Merlot
13.5%

Martin Ray Rose of Pinot Noir   
Martin Ray  ·  Russian River Valley, CA
Vintage: 2013
$8.50

Menage A Trois White Blend   
Menage a Trois  ·  California
Vintage: 2014
$8.00
Chardonnay, Moscatel, Chenin Blanc
White blend
13.5%

Michelle Brut Rose   
Michelle  ·  Columbia Valley, WA

Michelle Brut Sparkling Wine   
Domaine Ste Michelle  ·  Columbia Valley, WA
$5.00
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio/Gris
White blend
11.5%

Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon   
Ravage  ·  United States
Vintage: 2014
$7.50
Cabernet Sauvignon

Sofia Blanc De Blancs   
Vintage: 2013
$7.00
Pinot Bianco/Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Riesling
White blend
11.5%

Terrazas de los Andes Altos del Plata Malbec   
Terrazas de los Andes  ·  Perdriel, Argentina
Vintage: 2013
$7.50

Uppercut Napa County Meritage   
Uppercut  ·  Napa Valley, CA
Vintage: 2012
$8.50
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Cocktails - 12


DO NOT TRUST THIS MULE
$13.00

30TH ST MULE
$11.00

AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT
$15.00

BY THE OLD GODS & THE NEW FASHIONED
$12.00

DOPPELGANGER SOUR
$12.00

EDGAR ALLEN POMEGRANATE
$12.00

PROP 64
$19.00

SHAMELESS (INDUSTRY)
$11.00

THE DUDE ABIDES
$13.00

THE NORTH PARKER
$12.00

THE SHIP IS SINKING!
$13.00

WHEN DOVES CRY
$12.00

Events - 1


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Wed
April 05, 6:30p.m. - 1:30a.m.
Join us at True North for an evening of Cigars, Cocktails, and Dinner Pairings! Reservations are required by emailing Cabal at cabal@truenorthtavern.com. Reservations include: 🍽 Four-course dinner, chef's collaboration 🥃 Craft Cocktails by Dan Sutherland 💨 Premium Cigars by Aficionado David Mogilner 🎸 Entertainment by Israel Maldonado Space is limited so be sure to make your reservation be...