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Beer Available At Breakwater Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
Breakwater Rasbiscus Mead 48, Breakwater DMJ IPA 94, Breakwater Walkabout Stout 81, Breakwater Biere du Jour 78, Breakwater Alpha Bravo Pale Ale 37, Breakwater Kali Kush Pale 64, Breakwater Walkabout Stout - Chocolate and Coffee , Breakwater Pastiche Pale , Breakwater Brush Fire Porter , Breakwater Rasbiscus Mead - Heatwave (Spicy) Edition , Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Steady As She Gose , Breakwater Tis Wit It Is , Breakwater Barrel 5 , Breakwater Perfect Day , Breakwater Walkabout Stout - Toasted Coconut , Breakwater Summah Session , Breakwater Old Blue Eyes 73, Breakwater Railslide Red 46, Breakwater Beach Honey 37, Breakwater Beavers Milk Stout
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GarrettB (16) San Diego, California | April 2, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
We capped a day spent around Oceanside with a sun soaked walk to Breakwater Brewing (from Bagbyís), and filed into to the thin and comfortable restaurant. Itís definitely a casual affair, with a little surfer rock theme, less polish and more beer. I love the little touches like the two player Pac Man machine, one of those horrible mini-game touch screen machines, and a gruffer looking clientele. But the beer here is pretty high class. For our visit there were more than a few barrel aged beers, the iconic Kalifornia Kush, and even a goze. Most were good, one or two were great, and all were surprisingly fancy styles given the atmosphere. We arrived with full bellies and skipped the menus, but eyeing our neighbors plates it was clear that the food makes a good pairing too. But I think the quality to stress here is in spite of an interior that doesnít fit the current trend of raw lightbulbs and IKEA style threadbare walls, theyíre dishing out quality beers served without pretension in a beautiful sun drenched part of the California coast.
rlgk (363) GŲteborg, Sweden | October 26, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Quite easy to find and easy to park in the area. A nice place with a wide range of their own beers. Service was good on a quiet afternoon. Flights are available. Worth a visit when in the area.
rejtable (155) Ontario | October 5, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Lively sports bar meets surfer spot just off Oceanside pier. Decent linelup of maybe 20 guest taps and maybe 10 of their own. Bartender seemed annoyed to take my order. Pizza solid.
BrewDad (451) Olympia, Washington | July 30, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I was very happy to find this oasis in the middle of town in Oceanside. Nice line up for beers and they are very tasty. they got a full service kitchen for your food needs. Very sports bar- esqe.
GT2 (637) San Diego County , California | July 15, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Brewpub
Level. . . . . . . . . . .Medium
Location. . . . . . . .Excellent, Downtown
Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Low, $1 Tasters
Tap Selection. . . .15 House, 10 Guest+
Bottle Selection. .Unknown
Samplers. . . . . . ...Yes, 6 for $6
Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes
Beer Level. . . . . ...Average to Below Average
Food. . . . . . . . . . .Yes, Pizza & Burgers
Food Level. . . . ...Low
Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Inconsistent
Growlers. . . . . . ...Possibly
Noise Level. . . . ..Medium to Loud
Dťcor. . . . . . . . . ..Outdated, Chain Brewpub Look
Good for Kids. . ..Maybe
Parking. . . . . . . ...Restricted Street
WiFi. . . . . . . . . . ..No
Cash Only. . . . . ..No
Comments: Breakwater despite being outdated and with inconsistent beer that is anywhere from very good to very bad, they have a lot of house beers on tap including special cask only one-offs. With 6 for $6 tasting flights, it is super cheap and a no-brainer if you are going here to get your tick on. But if you are wanting to pound a lot of good beer, you should probably go to Local Tap House down Pacific Hwy or soon, Bagby Beer Co. Staff are pretty slow and carefree, which can be infuriating.
jennajlover (11) Portland, Oregon | June 20, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Upscale pizza port with better service. Donít get me wrong just port is always so busy. Really comfortable for pizza joint...perfect size portions and great beer selection....all different and obscure brews..not just the stuff you get at Bev Mo
badlizard (141) Berkeley , California | November 3, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I kinda like this place for reasons I canít explain. The ambiance is terrible. The beer selection is decent. The house beers are OK with few new ones to try. But the pizza is really good.
t0rin0 (1474) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 11, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited twice, once several years ago on the way to Carlsbad for Strong Ale and once more recently with womencantsail.
Several friends had been there earlier the same day the first time I went and told us to try the "kriek". I guess they werenít advertising it so you had to ask for it. After trying our flight of 8 house beers I spotted the brewer (whom I recognized from several beer events) and asked him about it. He was more than happy to bring it out. Nice people and not a bad atmosphere here. Unfortunately the beers are all kind of meh. Similar situation a couple years later but at that time it was late in the evening and the place was packed with bros and college kids. Not automatically a bad thing but yeah, if Iím dealing with that type of crowd Iíd like to at least have good beer. I havent eaten here. Prices are reasonable.
yngwie (262) Kristiansand, Norway | August 13, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Quite standard interior, a bit loud music, but in general a nice place. Not all the beers very interesting, one of them quite butterscotchy, but probably the friendliest service weíve had so far on this trip. The (cute) barmaid even did a few free mead shots with us. Didnít get to try the food as we were still full after our visit at Beachwood BBQ Long Beach, but it seemed quite decent.
Lagunitasfan (66) San Diego, California | July 19, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Good stop in the area. Only had the Double IPA, so I canít give too much info on the beers. The sandwiches and slices of pizza were great. The DIPA was too. Great bartender. Iíll be back if Iím up there again.
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