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San Marcos Taproom + Brewery

San Marcos Taproom + Brewery

Your home away from home, where strangers become family through craft beer.

A spacious taproom, large front patio, and an inside look into the brewery itself: lots of room for activities. Learn more about our flagship taproom and everything that makes us Wild Barrel.


Sunday - Wednesday: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am to 11:00pm

(760) 230-9205

692 Rancheros Dr., San Marcos, CA 92029


We have a variety of beers specializing in our Berliner Weisse sours, Imperial Sours, West Coast and Hazy IPAs, Lagers, Stouts, and even Slushees. Guaranteed to find something YOU will like!

Not to mention, we have more beers to choose from in cans. Enjoy a pint at our taproom, or take a 4-pack to-go.


We have your lunch and dinner plans already made for you! Food vendors are on site Tuesday through Sunday.

Check to see who is here today, this week, this month.

Events + Specials

Don't miss out on all the weekly events and specials, as well as featured events! There's too much fun to be had.

Check out our calendar to see what's going on.


The more friendly pups, the merrier! Bring your four-legged friend to keep you company while you enjoy a pint or two, whether you're inside the taproom or outside on the front patio.


Birthday, retirement, baby shower, corporate outing, fundraiser, etc. Reserve a private area for your event.


Don't worry about finding a babysitter. Bring the kiddos with you! We love to see families spending time together and enjoying our taproom.

*We are a working brewery, so all children under 21 must be monitored for their safety.


Visit our friends next door at SoCal Axe for an adrenaline rush. Grab a couple buddies and throw a few axes before or after chilling out with a beer. Safety first though -- all beer must stay in the tasting room!


Taste our dedication to the craft. We love brewing up big bold flavors. All Wild Barrel beer is brewed and packaged on site, from the tanks straight to your tastebuds.

Experience for yourself!

“Wild Barrel is one of my favorite breweries to visit off the Hops Highway! You can get tasting pours or full size, and the staff is wonderful and always willing to give you a sample."

– Amy T.

“I love Wild Barrel, the staff is great, and so are the beers! Their Vice series of fruited sours are amazing and they are open everyday at 11am, cheers."

– Chad C.

“Amazing selection, huge variety! I love that they have a ton of experimental flavors and sours. They also offer some amazing pilsners, IPA's, and barrel-aged stouts. The staff is friendly and super helpful with beer selections if you need it."

– Jennifer E.

“Great service! Half off the slushees on Thursdays was a great surprise. A ton of SOUR OPTIONS! I love Sour Beer. Definitely coming back here for more!"

– Joshua P.

“Highly recommend for beer lovers. Their brewing experts are highly educated on their beers and super helpful in finding what you want."

– Sin Y. K.

“Always such a great selection and more. Service is always great, and always stop when I am up in the area. Some of the best beers, stop and get some cans to take home if you can't stop to enjoy a drink."

– Meghan W.

“Wow, how have I not heard of this place?! Next-level creativity, smoothness, and friendliness."

– Cindy S.

“One of my favorite breweries!! The beer is AMAZING, especially the sours :) I love that they always have something new and exciting to try. The location is beautiful and there is usually a great food truck there."

– Keily C.

“The BEST sour beer!!! Great spot to grab a beer and hang out with some friends even if you have the kiddos in tow. Even if you don't enjoy an amazing sour, you will still find a beer that you will enjoy."

– Kristi S.