Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen | San Diego, California
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Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen
Excellent based on 14 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2215 India St
San Diego, California United States 92101 [ print map ]
619 255 7213

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Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM; Sun 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM


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Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen

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Beer Available At Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen (arranged by most recent)
Ballast Point R&D Chum Bucket IPA , Ballast Point / Coedo East to West IPA , Ballast Point R&D Belgian Pale Ale , Ballast Point R&D I.P.Abel , Ballast Point Sour Wench Blackberry Ale 73, Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale - Kaffir Lime & Rosemary , Ballast Point Sour Wench with Raspberries , Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale 93, Ballast Point Three Sheets Barley Wine 98, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Ballast Point Victory at Sea - Four Roses Bourbon Barrel , Ballast Point Black Eye Blended Ale 96, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 99, Ballast Point R&D Transatlantic Tripel , Ballast Point R&D Azacca IPA (Pilsen H2O) , Ballast Point Big Eye IPA - Vanilla , Ballast Point R&D Azacca IPA (Burton H2O) , Ballast Point R&D Set Adrift Dry Stout , Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #4 - Pumpkin Ale , Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest 83
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14 reviews for Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  83%
 Selection  81%
 Food  81%
 Value  76%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  91%
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82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Macegan75  (28) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania | December 16, 2014
Visited on a Tuesday after dinner at Juniper and Ivy. Crowd was young, long rectangular space that is brightly lite with a central U shape bar with UV lighting in the coolers. Tons of taps with most of their best stuff. Bar service was friendly and attentive. They ran out of grapefruit Sculpin. I had to go to a liquor store in the Chula Vista ghetto to get it. Overall, nice place.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer  (84) Arkansas | November 18, 2014
Holy cow. I had high expectations coming here. And they totally surpassed anything I could have imagined. Food was great. I had a reuben burger and some pretzel nub things. Both were fantastic - cooked perfectly and super yummy. Beer was, well, absolutely wonderful. I got 20 new Ballast Point brews including some of the R & B beers, though none of those were great. Victory at Sea and Indra Kunindra were wonderful. And at three 4oz tasters for $5, the price can’t be beat. Just wonderful. It was a Tuesday night and a bit crowded and noisy, but not too bad.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (613) San Diego County , California | November 11, 2014
Date. . . . . . . . . . ..11.6.14
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Brewpub
Location. . . . . . . .Excellent, Little Italy
Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Normal to Lower
Tap Selection. . . .Extensive, Core+R&D Specialties
Bottle Selection. .Extensive, Core+Specialties
Full Bar. . . . . . . . .No
Samplers. . . . . . ..Yes
Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes
Beer Level. . . . . ..Very Good to Excellent
Food Level. . . . ...Very Good
Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Friendly, Responsive
Growlers. . . . . . ...Yes, Cheap
Noise Level. . . . ..Loud, Lively
Décor. . . . . . . . . ..Open, Modern, Clean
Good for Kids. . ..Sure
Parking. . . . . . . ...Limited Street Parking, possible private lot
Cash Only. . . . . ..No
Recommended. ..Yes
Comments: If you want to experience Ballast Point, this is the place. A major upgrade from their Old Grove location, this is an operational larger brewpub with full menu, full staff, and extensive tap list plus just about every BP beer that is bottled or can available to go from the fridge. Essentially a BP mecca. Food menu includes everything from mac n cheese, pizza flatbreads, fish sandwiches, and tacos to Victory at Sea cupcakes. Food was very good, better than expected. Beers on tap were all very fresh. They have their core brands plus 6-7 R&D beers that are tap only and only found here really. They were all quite good. Samplers come in large stemmed flutes poured 3-4oz so that you have a lot of head space. Classy, lots of attention to detail here. It is greatly appreciated.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
devman171  (140) Annapolis , Maryland | November 9, 2014
Big open taproom and dining area. 3 samples for 5$, 15 taps or so. Nice stop
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy  (137) Boise, Idaho | September 1, 2014
Stopped in this place just by chance. We we’re heading g to little Italy and walked past it. Had to stop for a few on the way back to the car. Great wide open place. Tons of seating and lots of beers on tap. I didn’t eat but the he food looked really good.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmythespoon  (153) , | August 6, 2014
Stop by here before flying out of San diego. Nice big place with lots of space, bright and airy. The food they do is mostly seafood which is all pretty fresh. The beer selection is only ballast point but there are enough to keep you busy for a while. Service was friendly and helpful. Overall wouldn’t be on my top 10 but a great place to go in you’re in the area.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
chinchill  (93) South Carolina | June 28, 2014
30 beers on tap. Enough flat screens to view sports if desired. A view of the bay from some windows. Great service. Outstanding food included grilled fish and smoked tuma tacos. Beer and growlers (limited choices) to go.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois  (745) The ’Sham, England | June 16, 2014
Visited around 1.30pm on Saturday 19/04/14. Modern build with one longish rectangular shaped room and a good sized outdoor patio area to the left of the bar where brewing equipment was also on view. The place was pretty packed but I managed to grab one of the last seats at the bar. 20+ taps offering a fairly even split between BP’s regular line up and small batch R&D beers. A flight of 3 x 4oz pours came to $5. Not all of the small batch beers were included in the tasting flights but you could purchase individual 4oz pours for between $1.5 and $3. Service was impressive bearing in mind how busy they were. Various merchandisr also on sale. Overall a great tickers venue, small batch one offs, tasters available. Will make this a definate stop on my next trip to SD.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable  (132) Ontario | May 25, 2014
Really nice spot in Little Italy. Huge restaurant area and a patio in the parking lot on the side. Maybe 40 taps showing the huge range of output from Ballast Point. Tasters reasonably cheap and generously poured.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | May 10, 2014
Relatively big beer hall in the Little Italy area, just north of downtown. Quite a few obscure Ballast Point beers, quite nice for tickers. Pints, halfs or tasting flights. The food was pretty solid as well. Street parking. Slightly high prices, but nothing too outrageous. Great staff. I’d return!

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