We are incredibly excited to announce the Grand Opening of our third Thorn location at 4026 Hawk Street, 92103, in Mission Hills! We will be offering the full lineup of Thorn beers, plenty of relaxed space to enjoy them in, beer to-go and even skeeball.

Opening in Mission Hills is a homecoming of sorts for the three co-founders of Thorn Street Brewery. “We were presented with a unique opportunity to open at this specific location in Mission Hills and we thought it would be a great fit.” Co-founder Dennis O’Connor said recently. “We have always felt connected to Mission Hills because all three Thorn founders have roots in the neighborhood.” Co-Founder and Brew Master Eric O’Connor (no relation) elaborates. “It feels great to be opening a tasting room in my old neighborhood. Having grown up in Mission Hills, I will always feel like it’s a part of me. My folks still live on Fort Stockton in the house I grew up in and thinking of them and all their friends being able to walk to a neighborhood pub where our beers will be served fresh, just feels right.” 

Dennis O’Connor goes on to explain what Thorn’s goals are for the new tasting room. “We offer great beer in a relaxed environment at our locations in North Park and Barrio Logan and hope to offer that same experience in Mission Hills as well. We look forward to creating a fun spot for people to gather before karaoke or after dinner at one of the fantastic, nearby restaurants.” 

 Just like our other locations, Thorn Mission Hills will be family-friendly and dog-friendly and while we will not be offering food of our own, people are welcome to bring in food from any of their favorite restaurants. Even more exciting, we are working with Fort Oak to provide patrons with a menu that they can order from and get delivered to the tasting room.

This Friday is our official Grand Opening. Not only will we have food from Dos Tierras and live music, but we will also be releasing special, limited-edition bottles of Framboise d’Tatas a sour blonde ale brewed with raspberries. This delicious taste of summer is available for pre-sale right now up until Thursday evening, where you can get two bottles and a barrel glass ($6 value) along with a taster of the beer ($4 value) at the Grand Opening for $29.98. Grab your presale bottles here…

Stop by this Friday for grand opening fun or come see us in the coming weeks as we settle into our new spot on Hawk Street!

You can also check out either of our other tasting rooms in North Park and Barrio Logan. You can read more about our Barrio Logan location here in this Travel Mag article on “12 Unique Things to do in Downtown San Diego.”