At Council Brewing, we believe that beer brings people together in community and nurture that belief in our Kearny Mesa Tasting Room with an open environment and friendly beertenders. If you are looking for a local spot to host your group in a casual and fun setting, our Tasting Room could be the perfect place. For more details, contact Kelsey Eck, Tasting Room Manager at or call 858-256-0038. We look forward to hosting you!

The Tasting Room is ideal for casual meet ups including work happy hours, networking events, team bonding outings, and/or birthdays for the beer lover in your life. While we do not rent out the Tasting Room for private events, we are happy to accommodate your group by reserving tables. 

We offer a wide variety of beer styles including IPA’s, Stouts, Belgians, and Sour beers. With 31 taps, you’re sure to find something for everyone in your group. Click here to see our current tap list. 

The Council Tasting Room is an open and casual environment with a max capacity of 65 people. We have a large table, which seats up to 9 people, as well as 6 barrel top tables and a long bar top. We would be happy to accommodate your group and reserve some tables for you. Please contact our Tasting Room Manager to do so. 

Beer Tab
For large groups, we find it is best to run a single tab. You can set a tab limit to whatever amount you are comfortable with and our beertenders will notify you when you reach that limit. In the past, other groups have used wrist bands or drink tickets to identify their group, or you can have your guests use a name to add their beer to the tab. We are also happy to make other accommodations for individual tabs if necessary.

Our Tasting Room is open 7 days per week. However, we are closed for major Holidays. If you have a large group, Monday through Thursday and Sunday are best to accommodate your group. Fridays and Saturdays are typically very busy in the Tasting Room. If your event is on a Friday or Saturday, please contact our Tasting Room Manager to ensure we will have adequate staff to provide the highest level of customer service for all of our guests. 

We do not serve food at Council, but you’re welcome to bring in your own food or have food delivered here. If your group is over 30 people and they are expecting food, we would be happy to arrange a food truck for your group. 

We have plenty of parking on either side of the Tasting Room in the front parking lot and the back parking lot. 
Private Events

We do not currently offer private events in the Tasting Room, so there is not rental fee or minimum order involved.

Sun 12pm-8pm
M-W 2pm–9pm
Th 2pm–10pm
Last call for beer is 30 minutes before closing time.