LATCHKEY BREWING COMPANY

The term "Latchkey", or "Latchkey Child" (laCHˌkē CHīld) is a child who is at home without adult supervision for some part of the day, especially after school until a parent returns from work. As Gen-Xers, we spent a good portion of our childhood unsupervised, filling our days experimenting with music, sports and other creative hobbies-- and sometimes finding trouble. Now, after 20+ years in stable careers, we are stepping out on our own, completely unsupervised and left to our own devices (although, this time around, we're responsible adults... right?). 

Are you Open During The Coronavirus Shutdown?

Due to a mandatory stay-at-home order, We are currently open for take-out and order pick-up only. (DECEMBER, 2020)

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS HOURS:

Thurs - Fri: 4-7 

Sat/Sun: 12-4 PM 

Pre-Order Crowlers & Cans Here

What’s the deal with your name?

Gerald Dollente and Matt West are the founders. Latchkey is the product of many years of dreaming, planning and honing of skills. The term "Latchkey", or "Latchkey Child" (laCHkē CHīld) is a child who is at home without adult supervision for some part of the day, especially after school until a parent returns from work. As Latchkey Kids, Gen-Xers, we spent a good portion of our childhood unsupervised, filling our days experimenting with music, sports, and other creative hobbies-- and sometimes finding trouble. Now, after 20 years in stable careers, we are stepping out on our own, completely unsupervised and left to our own devices (although, this time around, we're responsible adults... right?).

Where is Latchkey Brewing located?

Our brewery and taproom are located at 1795 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92110, right at the corner of W. Washington St. We are at the foot of the Washington St exit of I-5 going South.

Where do I park?

Please drive responsibly. Parking is plentiful, but can be tricky. Street parking is usually available along Hancock St. if nothing is available in front of Latchkey, DO NOT TURN RIGHT ON W. Washington. Continue straight on Hancock and there is plenty of parking on the block just south of W. Washington St.

We also offer parking in our garage. Hours of Garage operation are 12-7 PM, Mon-Fri. The garage is currently closed on Weekends. The entrance to the garage is in the middle of the 1700 block of Hancock St.

If you live off a trolley line, we have a stop in front of our building. This is by far the easiest and most responsible means to get to the brewery. Exit at the Washington St. Station on the Green Line.

Do you brew onsite?

Yes, all of our beer production is done onsite.

How big is the brewery?

We have a 15 BBL Brewhouse and both 15 BBL (4) and 30 BBL (4) Fermenters, as well as three Bright tanks

What are your hours?

Due to a mandatory stay-at-home order, We are currently open for take-out and order pick-up only. (DECEMBER, 2020)

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS HOURS:

Thurs - Fri: 4-7 

Sat/Sun: 12-4 PM 

Pre-Order Crowlers & Cans Here

Do you have a Happy Hour?

It’s always Happy Hour at Latchkey Brewing! It’s important for us to offer our guests a quality product at a reasonable price. Because there is no middle-man in our taproom, we sell most beers for $6 for a 19 oz Pour. Our flights of 4 5 oz samples are also only $7.

Do you sell food?

We hope to open our kitchen by the end of 2019. In the meantime, we offer great snacks from local businesses, such as Bitchen Sauce, Salsa Chelleana Chips and Salsa, Prezels and more. We also work with our neighboring restaurants, who deliver quickly. Because we have a bierhall and biergarten, we also encourage our guests to pack a picnic and bring in whatever food they choose.

Are dogs and kids allowed?

We are family-friendly and encourage people to bring their well-behaved dogs and children.

Can I reserve the tasting room for my next event?

The Latchkey Brewing taproom, bierhall and biergarten was designed with private events in mind. With over 2,500 Sq Ft of indoor and outdoor event space, we can accommodate groups up to 150 people. If more space is needed, we can also expand our outdoor space. So whether you are looking to host a gathering of your closest family and friends, celebrate a special occasion or need an impressive space for a social or fundraiser, we’ve got you covered. Full and partial buy-outs are offered.

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Do you sell Growlers?

We do sell Growlers and Crowlers.

We Recommend CROWLERS-- a 32 oz beer can that is filled to order, with whatever beer you choose. We sell them either individually or in three-packs ($6 off three).

We recommend you pre-order online.

Are you affiliated with Mission Brewing?

Our location, Mission Brewery Plaza has no relationship with the Mission Brewing you may be familiar with (Which is located in the Wonder Bread Building, downtown). Mission Brewery Plaza is a historical building, named for the pre-prohibition brewery that occupied the building from 1910 – 1920 and went out of business with Prohibition.

Where can I buy Latchkey Beer other than at the brewery?

We currently sell keg beer to local bars and restaurants. Check here for an updated list of locations, as it updates weekly.

QUALITY

FIND LATCHKEY THROUGHOUT SAN DIEGO

Latchkey beer is proudly self-distributed throughout San Diego County.

OUR BEERS

Latchkey Brewing fills a much needed niche in the San Diego craft beer space. While big, bold, hopped-up ales are a local favorite (us included), we also focus on the more nuanced classics, like lagers, Belgians, sours and other malt-forward beers. Quality is at the forefront of everything we do. We vow to never cut corners and give you a "cheaper" or "faster" version of something that deserves more respect. We take pride in the fact that while every beer style isn't for everyone, every product we create will be the best-possible version of itself. 

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