San Diego's The Lost Abbey Brewery Unveils East Village Tasting Room & Beer Garden In Former 1900s Church

January 6, 2022

San Diego's The Lost Abbey has taken its religious theme to the next level with the recent opening of The Church, a new tasting room sited in a historic 1900s-era former church in the East Village.

Founded in 2006 by Pizza Port's Director of Brewery Operations Tomme Arthur, The Lost Abbey is known for its extensive line-up of Belgian-inspired beers, barrel-aged brews, and sours that has resulted in the brewery garnering dozens of awards in its 13 year history. The San Marcos-based brewery already has a satellite tasting room in Cardiff by the Sea dubbed The Confessional and opened The Sanctuary in San Elijo last fall during the first day of San Diego Beer Week 2019.

More than three years in development, the Lost Abbey's new tasting room is located within a standalone building built in 1906 that previously housed a Mexican Presbyterian Church. At The Church, expect 32 taps of The Lost Abbey beers, as well as beverages from sister brands Pizza Port, The Hop Concept, Tiny Bubbles and Khárisma hard teas. The building is outfitted with a monastery theme, incorporating plenty of stained glass, religious elements, and repurposed fixtures. The tasting room offers 2,600 square-feet of interior space with a 3,000 square-foot outdoor beer garden. There are also plans for an onsite kitchen to debut soon offering a menu of appetizers, tacos, and rotating specials based upon favorite foods from the city whose baseball team is facing the Padres at nearby Petco Park.

The Lost Abbey's The Church tasting room is now open Monday through Wednesday from 2-9pm, Thursday through Saturday from 2-10pm and Sunday from 1-8pm at 1313 J Street in San Diego's East Village. For more information, visit