¡Bravo! Tour Tijuana's Booming Cerveza Scene in Three Easy Stops

Spend your weekend touring the craft beers of Tijuana

The balcony at Mamut's brewery and tasting room in Tijuana is a great place for people watching by the pint. 

Tijuana: Easy as 1, 2, 3

Cinco de Mayo is more popular in the U.S. — it’s one of our top beer-drinking fiestas — than in Mexico. Still, this weekend is an ideal time to check out Tijuana’s thrilling craft cerveza scene. Here’s a three-stop tour:

1. BCB Tasting Room: Orizaba 3003E5, Colonia Neidhard

Industrial-chic BCB pours 300 beers, including 42 on tap. Order food from the kitchen — my ribeye sandwich, $11.75, was scrumptious — then a brew from Border Psycho, Ramuri or another Baja brewery (pints are $2.50 to $4).

Alejandro Tamayo / San Diego Union-Tribune

For almost five years, BCB has been introducing locals to full-flavored ales and lagers.

“People weren’t fully sold on the craft beer thing,” said Felipe Vera, a partner with founder Ruben Valenzuela. “It took awhile for it to catch on.”


To discover the last two stops on the Tijuana cerveza tour, check out the rest of the story here.