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Beer Available At Breakwater Brewing Co. (arranged by most recent)
Breakwater Walkabout Stout - Chocolate and Coffee , Breakwater DMJ IPA 85, Breakwater Pastiche Pale , Breakwater Kali Kush Pale 57, 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 81, Breakwater Walkabout Stout - Toasted Coconut , Breakwater Summah Session , Breakwater Rasbiscus Mead 47, Breakwater Old Blue Eyes 70, Breakwater Railslide Red 46, Breakwater Beach Honey 37, Breakwater Beavers Milk Stout , Breakwater Imperial Pale Lager , Breakwater Full Nelson
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MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Average brewpub with average brews and food in a setting not unlike the Pizza Ports in the area, but with a little less warmth. The brewer had been changed a few weeks before my passing by, so the brews werenít as impressive as they were supposed to be, but that may change soon enough, I guess. I wouldnít go out of my way to try this place again, but it is mostly because of the amazing beer spots in SoCounty SDiego.
BMan1113VR (379) Los Angeles, California | July 25, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped by on a Saturday afternoon.Nice place. Parking was kind of hard. Crowd was mostly there for the pizza it seemed, as most of the pitchers I heard being ordered were things like Shocktop and Bud Light. I can understand having Bud on for a BMC clientele, but Shocktop? When you brew a perfectly good hefe?! I met the new brewer who was working behind the bar that day. I was taking notes so he chatted me up and I found out some things about the house beers. They have maverick back on but its a 100% different recipe from the one that the former pizza port brewer brewed. The brewer was nice and offered to buy me a pint when he heard that I brewed as well. Pretty nice place, and a good alternative to the pizza ports. I would return.
Snojerk321 (54) San Diego, California | July 11, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Went here specifically for Maverick. The Berry Kriek was pretty awesome too. Pretty nice inside, decent service, I just donít like Oceanside.
Dogbrick (701) Columbus, Ohio | June 8, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
(Visited 10/2008): Breakwater Brewing is located not too far from the Oceanside in Oceanside, CA off I-5. It is on Hill Street about a block away from Mission Ave, and there is a lot of street parking available.
The brewpub (although a bar at the time of my visit - they do not have any of their own beers yet due to some kind of wrangling with the city according to the bartender) has a horizontal layout, with the bar running most of the length of it. There is some booth/table seating as well, and several flat screen TVs around. Their beer list is on a chalkboard behind the bar.
Breakwater has a pretty good selection of guest draughts, with taps representing Ballast Point, Mad River, Stone, Rogue, and Victory among others. I did not see a bottle list so I am not sure what is represented there.
Service was good on a weekday evening. The bartender who also works at Oggiís was familiar with their beers and made good recommendations.
I tried the BBQ Chicken pizza for dinner and it was very good.
All in all this place has potential, especially once they have their own brews available. Even so, despite the plain Jane atmosphere it is a good place to check out.
peteinSD (57) San Diego, California | May 27, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Iím biased as I live in OíSide but Iíve always found at last 2-3 quality beers on tap when Iíve stopped in for a beer. The food is basic but tasty and the prices are fair. Good natured, working folks crowd and friendly staff. I never was too impressed by the beer they make but to be honest I did not try it a great deal and I do believe there has been some turn over in brewers,
Rustyham (102) St. Petersburg, Florida | April 19, 2010
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
The most disspaointing place during my visit to San Diego, this place has about 20 beers, ass made on the premises. I had a Sour fruit beer which was quite lame. I wanted to try some of theother beers, but the ABVs were too high for 11am.
CaptainCougar (142) Columbia, Maryland | February 25, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice draft beer selection includes maybe a dozen of their beers and two dozen or so guest beers. Lots of different styles represented in both the house and guest beers with some harder to find stuff and one sadly over-worked Coors Light tap. The quality of the house beers is top notch and the pizza I had was very good as well. Good, friendly service too. This could pass as another Pizza Port location if it was more surfing themed. The tap selection rivals PP Carlsbad. I will definitely be adding this to my list of places I try to frequent when Iím in southern California.
can8ianben (105) Souderton, Pennsylvania | October 17, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting coastal brewpub. Some really creative beers served with really good pizza and sandwiches. I wasnít too happy with the service - order your food at the bar and then go sit down. It come out in a weird order, and then you donít really get anyone to come and check on you. You have to get back up to refill your water, or order another beer. Also, seemed hard to get a beer order in at the bar when the place was filling up. Lots of families and TVs playing various sports.
sebletitje (289) Enghien, Belgium | May 18, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped there on the way from San Diego.
Nice little place on coastal highway.
Inside is like a pizza parlor with a long bar, few tables. Laid back atmosphere, feels like young surfer town with people actually riding their bikes in the brewry, had 10 of their beers on tap, plus about same # of other crafts beers.
Food choice was mostly of pizzas (had Buffalo chicken), which tasted great though pricey for the size. Only bad note is the service, with a waitress who seemed more interested in having her own chat with her friends than coming to the table. It always felt like I was asking too much, until I cashed out, then she promptly came to my table.
I hate lousy service.
JohnnyJ (100) San Diego, California | October 16, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice laid back place near the beach. The house beers where not on tap yet, but they had a nice mixed selection of both local brews and common micros. A few bar seats and tables, pretty small, but relaxed. Fair prices and they have specials on certain days of the week. I am looking forward to trying some of their brew.
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