Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen | San Diego, California
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Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen
Excellent based on 21 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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Beer Available At Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen (arranged by most recent)
Ballast Point / Coedo East to West IPA 94, Ballast Point R&D Simcoe , Ballast Point R&D Amarillo , Ballast Point R&D This Ship is Bananas , Ballast Point R&D Blue Collar , Ballast Point R&D SMAC , Ballast Point R&D Cluster Fuggle , Ballast Point Smoke Screen Helles 87, Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 99, Ballast Point Oompa Lumpus , Ballast Point R&D Kelp Forest , Ballast Point Barmy Apricot Ale 90, Ballast Point Copper ESB 68, Ballast Point Longfin Lager 42, Ballast Point Wahoo White 49, Ballast Point Irish Breakfast , Ballast Point Catamaran Cream Ale , Ballast Point Big Eye IPA - Ginger 93, Ballast Point Indra Kunindra - Barrel Aged 60, Ballast Point Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged 96
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21 reviews for Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  80%
 Selection  83%
 Food  78%
 Value  78%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  93%
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86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb  (233) San Diego, California | April 6, 2015
Le quartier joue pour beaucoup dans le panache de ce tasting room. La liste est superbement garnie ťgalement avec ses classiques et sa sťrie R&D. Cíest grand, cíest bruyant et Áa manque un peu de chien mais au moins cíest dans la petite Italie.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77  (154) Reno, Nevada | April 1, 2015
little italy - perhaps the best tap list of any BP (and thatís saying a lot) but it vares. great beer, food and service!
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog  (257) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | March 4, 2015
Wow, very surprised and happy with this place. Bar tenders very friendly took time to chat and let us know about each beer, what the R&D program is, etc. Ton of beers on tap, I counted 34 with a lot draft and test batches. 3 x 4oz samples for $5 (canít beat that!). Food was good.
62
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
sir__v  (123) Lille, France | February 17, 2015
Visited the 8th February 2015 with a friend - The place is near to the airport on a calm neighborhood. Good place with a good selection of the Ballast Point beers, you have 2 selections one with the classic one and one with experimentation from the Tasting Room. The place is clear and nice, beers are well served and the food is ok. About the people, I donít know if that was not the good day but the people were very rude (my friend was slapped), the service is ok but not the nicest I saw in San Diego. Good place but worst ambiance in San Diego.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
esvoogd  (12) , Netherlands | January 13, 2015
Went on a Friday and the place was PACKED and loud with hipsters, surfers and the tattoo crowd. Kind of a free for all to find a place but everyone is pretty laid back so you can make it work. Pretty good variety and the fact that they have 5 or 6 variations of the Sculpin makes it kind of fun to try especially because they offer 8 oz pours which actually is quite brilliant. But conversation was basically impossible and I felt like I had been to a Hair Metal concert by the time I left.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Wittales  (55) Las Vegas, Nevada | December 22, 2014
Parking sucks even on Thursday night(football). Taps r aplenty with R&D brews like crazy as well as standards. It was crowded with football and x-mas parties. Food was good with fast service. Itís the brews u go for and there are many. Try some strange R&D beers. Great tasting room
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
SoberDave  (18) Escondido, California | December 19, 2014
Really liked this place. Tons of seating. Didnít buy food but good that itís available ad very good prices. Beerís cheap too and they have tons of experimental stuff on tap which is tons of fun.
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  (121) 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 canít 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  (644) 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
Dťcor. . . . . . . . . ..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.

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