About us

Our theory is simple and true...
Our theory is your theory...
Our theory is common...

Common Theory is the embodiment of what we love. An appetite for quality craft beer, delicious food, and the joint consumption of the two in a comfortable and homey atmosphere.

Share this theory with your friends, we’ll bet you their theory proves the same.

Showcasing a blend of San Diego and coastal California selections with out-of-state brews to boot, the tap system at Common Theory features a rotating selection of over 30 craft beers on tap. With the variety of brews paired with a knowledgeable staff, beer aficionados and craft beer newbies are sure to find a new brew! Displayed on the chalkboard overlooking the tap system, cozy up to the bar for a brew or find refuge at a multitude of communal tables and couches. Revolving around the theory of simplicity, the kitchen at the beer-centric eatery doles out cuisine inspired by the diversity of California. The global menu features Duck Fat Fries (in three mouthwatering sizes), Buffalo Cauliflower, and a hearty bowl of polenta topped with crispy pork belly and shredded duck confit. It’s pub-style food with an upscale twist, a perfect pairing with a cold glass of beer!



Established in 2014.

Our kitchen will revolve around the theory of simplicity, offering a menu of California cuisine that focuses on enhancing natural ingredients using contemporary cooking sensibilities of different ethnic backgrounds. The culture clash of our Korean-Chinese-Mexican-American background will showcase itself in true genuine form throughout the environment, food, and drinks; making it easy to call ourselves Californian!

Our goal is to provide customers with a relaxing and fun atmosphere to enjoy simple-straightforward food at reasonable pricing, paired with a variety of craft beers and cocktails to come.