The Brewery & taproom
Seize. Sip. Enjoy. with us. We are an independent craft brewery nestled in San Diego County. Carmel Mountain Ranch is the flagship location for our 30 barrel brewhouse, with all production done on-site by Brewmaster Marty Mendiola and the Second Chance Brew Team.
Our Carmel Mountain Ranch location also houses a Tap Room with year-round and seasonal Second Chance Beer Co. selections on tap daily, as well as canned favorites to take home. Games, events, rotating food trucks and more make our Carmel Mountain Brewery & TapRoom unique among North County breweries and a hub for the surrounding community. Check out our Tap Room and experience the thriving San Diego beer scene!
15378 Avenue of Science, # 222
San Diego, California 92128
We are open for dine-in-drink-on-site.
Mon- Thur: 2-8 pm
Fri- Sat: 12-9 pm
Sun: 12-6 pm
Thank you for supporting us during this crazy time.
Groups of 10 or more must call ahead to ensure a first-rate Second Chance guest experience. Tour buses must have prior approval at least two weeks in advance.
From Downtown San Diego: Start out on CA-163 N. Stay straight as CA-163 N becomes I-15 N. Take the Carmel Mountain Rd. Exit. From the exit, turn right on Carmel Mountain Rd, then turn left onto Rancho Carmel Dr. Finally, turn left on Avenue of Science and 15378 Avenue of Science is on the left.
From Encinitas: Start out on Pacific Coast Highway/I-5 So toward San Diego. Take the Carmel Valley Rd exit toward CA-56 E, then turn left onto Carmel Valley Rd. Merge onto CA-56 E, then merge onto 1-15 N. Exit onto Carmel Mountain Rd and turn right on Carmel Mountain Rd. Turn left onto Rancho Carmel Dr and then finish with a left on Avenue of Science . 15378 Avenue of Science will be on the left.
From Temecula: Start out on I-15 S toward San Diego. Take the Camino del Norte exit and make a left on Camino del Norte. Then make a right onto Carmel Mountain Rd. Turn right onto Rancho Carmel Dr. and then make the 2nd right onto Avenue of Science. 15378 Avenue of Science will be on the left.
From Ramona: Start out going southwest on Highway 67/CA-67. Turn right onto Poway Rd/County Hwy-S4. Turn right onto Espola Rd./County Hwy-S5. Turn left onto Twin Peaks Rd and stay straight as Twin Peaks Rd becomes Camino del Norte. Turn left onto Carmel Mountain Rd and then make a right into Rancho Carmel Dr. Take the 2nd right onto Avenue of Science and 15378 Avenue of Science will be on the left.