Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad | Carlsbad, California
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad
Good based on 18 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

5801 Armada Dr
Carlsbad, California United States 92008 [ print map ]
760 431 BREW

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Hours: Sun-Thur 7am-10pm; Fri-Sat 7am-11pm


Mayor: GT2 (2) | Taps: 6-25 | Bottles: 3+


Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad

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Beer Available At Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad (arranged by most recent)
Karl Strauss Endless Summer Light 13, Karl Strauss Wreck Alley Imperial Stout 97, Karl Strauss Mosaic Session Ale 96, Karl Strauss Rusty
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18 reviews for Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  79%
 Selection  70%
 Food  80%
 Value  70%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  74%
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66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
GT2  (648) San Diego County , California | May 31, 2015
Date. . . . . . . . . . ...5.26.15
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Brewpub
Location. . . . . . . ..Palomar, Mid Carlsbad
Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Normal
Tap Selection. . . .10-12 House Beers
Bottle Selection. .2-3 House Beers
Full Bar. . . . . . . . .Unknown
Samplers. . . . . . ..Yes, Custom Flights of 4
Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes
Beer Level. . . . . ..Good
Food Level. . . . ...Good
Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Attentive
Growlers. . . . . . ..Probably
Noise Level. . . . ..Lively
Dťcor. . . . . . . . . ..High Ceilings, Dark Wood, Visible Brewing System
Kid Friendly. . . . .Yes
Dog Friendly. . . ..No
Parking. . . . . . . ...Private Lot
Cash Only. . . . . ..No
Recommended. ..Not Really
Comments: Given how many food and beer options you have in the area, I donít know why I would return here. Staff was nice, beer was good, food was good, but nothing was good enough to make me come back. Burgers and fries were tasty, but not at the level to compete with surrounding venues. Same with the beer...certainly not bad but canít compete with the many breweries in the area. The advantage to this place is that it is in a great location for those working in the area, is nicer than Pizza Port in terms of menu and ambiance and lack of screaming children...and it is essentially a restaurant first and brewpub second. So it caters to just about anyone whether or not they are interested in beer. But as a RateBeer place review, it can safely be tucked into the scroll past file.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
mjs0177  (6) Fort Worth, Texas | March 15, 2015
Great family-friendly place on a hill overlooking Carlsbad and the coast. Could be a perfect way to end a busy day with the kiddos at nearby Legoland. Good variety of Strauss beers on tap. I didnt note any guest taps, but the server let us sample whatever.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable  (176) Ontario | October 6, 2014
Nice clean new looking spot near legoland. A dozen beer and some bottles. Lots food selection. Friendly service.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
o_Merlin_o  (7) San Diego, California | June 14, 2013
Awesome staff. Hopping atmosphere. Family friendly. Great food selection. Awesome views.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Schlenkerla  (387) , Austria | January 1, 2013
Located in an office district close to Lego land, inside ok, like to sit at the bar and drink a fresh Red Trolley ale.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1503) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 23, 2012
Stopped in once with my brother and a friend on the way back from AleSmith.

I felt bad because all we wanted to do was sample all the beers but they didnt have a flight option. So they gave us a sample of everything expecting us to buy beer and food afterwards. We didnt so I left a few dollars as a "tip" and headed out.

Service was very friendly, there were about 10 house beers on, and itís in a beautiful area. A bit out of the way actually but still nice.

Not really a must in terms of beer stops in the general area but if you happen to be going that way you might as well stop in and try some Tower 10 or one of the experimental ones.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ober  (57) Bommelerwaard, Netherlands | August 8, 2012
A very big brewpub and restaurant, located in an industrie area. It looks nice inside. There is a large bar were they serve their own beers. It was nice to be their and enjoy their beers.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
theisti  (610) Leawood, Kansas | June 13, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited for dinner after a long day at Legoland. The interior of the restaurant is very new, and tastefully decorated. The had 8-10 of their own beers on draft, a couple of which seemed to be special / one-offs. The food was really fresh, and much more tasty than I was expecting. My family was accommodated well, and everyone had a nice time. This was certainly a pleasant surprise - recommended after a day at Legoland.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
Jabswitch  (16) Green Bay, Wisconsin | April 8, 2011
Nice contemporary atmosphere. Sat at the bar and ordered beer and entree. Food was good. Beer selection was OK. Nice service and entree was good. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup  (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | November 6, 2010
My favorite brewpub for breakfast - Iíve been here twice for breakfast, longingly watching the parking lot to Legoland, but never had the time to go there, since the beerhunt has been on. A good selection of beers - 10 on my first visit and 4 new ones the year after. Weíve been lucky to be served two sets of "half" samplers - also of beers, not regularly on the samplers. Nice and good priced breakfast. The interior is pretty standard - lots of low booths and soft plastic covered benches.

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