Visited 21.4.16. Initially intended to visit the other Carlsbad location, but were tempted to visit there. Good selection and good beer. No vegan options other than no-cheese pizza. Tasting glasses way too small, staff are business-minded. I can deal with all of the above, especially since the beer’s good, but it was too noisy and too crowded and filled with kids running around. Too family-friendly for my taste.
We came here on 18.2.2016. I am an absolute Pizza Port fan and have visted all the other places already. This one has been started in 2013 and is the largest one. 2 large floors and a small outside garden. The brewery is surprisingly large, might have become the main brewery nowadays. Beers and pizza were fantastic and atmosphere awesome. Even I like the other ones slighly more, still is a world class beer place!
Une brasserie immense, j’étais presque sous le choc quand j’ai vu ça la première fois. À l’intérieur, rien de surprenant, c’est comme le reste de la famille. Au moment où on se parle, j’ai goûté les bières les plus décevantes dans mes saucettes Pizza Port mais tout peu changer extrêmement vite.
Visited on Friday 14th November ’14, around 5.30pm, thanks to GT2 for supplying the wheels!
This place is a modern facility and unlike the other 3 PP’s I’d previously visited, not a dive bar feel at all.
Brewing facility on the left as you enter.
Split over 2 floors, with a bar on each, the place was booming this Friday evening.
Plus points over OB and SB, it has a solid guest list similar to Carlsbad perhaps 12 to 15, allied to 25 or so house beers.
Usual good range of PP beers spanning some solid IPA’s and dark numbers to run of the mill wheats and browns. I settled down for a CDA from Societe which was a nice find.
We stood upstairs where the service was a little slow, 2 guys taking orders for both food and beer and struggling to cope. We had to wait nearly 10 minutes to get served.
Now the one downer for this Pizza Port (and others I’ve visited early evening) is the fact the place is over run with screaming kids (I guess this is just as likely on a weekend during the day time through early evening). I mean there was even a fucken kids birthday party upstairs, nowhere to sit but kids running amok and trays of fucken cup cakes laid out on the empty bench tables while I had to tick standing up - the bastards! Of all the PP venues surely this one could provide an adult only/21+ area in the separate upstairs area?
That said, still a solid venue but I’ve learnt from this visit to CA to avoid them in the early evenings due to the brat factor.
A big eating area, lots of picnic tables. Limited seating outside. Good pizza and beer as usual. I liked the fish tank made from a fermentation tank. Seems kind of sterile or corporate feel compared to the other Pizza Ports.
The location is off in a new-ish looking business/industrial park setting. After getting inside it has the same sort of set up with the food ordering area straight ahead, picnic tables and the beer ordering area separate and off to the left. Above the taps I can see part of the massive brewery space, wow. To the right and above the kitchen is more seating. Looking around they have surfboards hung from the ceiling and right next to me is the small fermenter-fish tank. Nice. I don’t know what it is; maybe the bigness of the overall space but this lacks the character of say the OB or Carlsbad location. It has more of a big box store (Target) feel to it. I think I just need to come back many more times to develop a better feel for the place :)
Huge brewing complex with a bit too much of a corporate feel. Very busy on a Thursday afternoon, I’m not a fan of the one line for beer, takes too long to get anything. They only had 4 beers on tap actually brewed at this location. A little too busy with no much available service. The two ipas I had were pretty excellent. Cool spot, but with Carlsbad so close I can’t see visiting this one.
Another great Pizza Port spot. I don’t know what’s not to love about these places. This one is massive and the attached brewing facility, too, is huge. Typically unpretentious vibe, picnic tab,e seating. One bar for beer, one ordering area for the ’za. Nice lineup of beers. Friendly bartender. I would love to have a place like this as a local. Worth visiting.