Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad | Carlsbad, California
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad
Exceptional based on 16 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: Leighton (1) | 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 Mosaic Session Ale 91, Karl Strauss Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale 87, Karl Strauss Endless Summer Light 14, Karl Strauss Windansea Wheat 71, Karl Strauss Wreck Alley Imperial Stout 97, Karl Strauss Pintail Pale Ale 82, Karl Strauss Gaslamp Gold , Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA 83
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16 reviews for Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  79%
 Selection  70%
 Food  81%
 Value  68%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  74%
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76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1384) 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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
theisti  (525) 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.
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.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Schlenkerla  (341) , 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.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
JohnC  (155) Mission Viejo, California | August 1, 2007
I have had dinner here a couple of times. The food is good and like the other KSí Iíve been to, the beer is serviceable. But if youíre in Carlsbad and want a pint, head over to pizza port.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable  (126) Ontario | October 6, 2014
Nice clean new looking spot near legoland. A dozen beer and some bottles. Lots food selection. Friendly service.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy  (106) Bakersfield, California | July 6, 2009
Food and service were excellent. Beers were decent and I got three new ratings. Ahi sandwich was excellent and cooked nice and rare as it should be.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
JohnnyJ  (100) San Diego, California | August 11, 2010
Similar to BJís. BJís atmosphere and service, but you can only get Karl Strauss beers, which arenít that great. Didnít try the food. Typical pricing for this sort of place. Really nothing special here.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel  (83) Encinitas, California | July 15, 2007
A great brewery/restaurant to visit in the area (the one is sorrento valley also great). Beers have good prices, but the food is a little pricy (and very good), so I order the excellent chicken strip appetizer as a meal. Ordering the beer sampler is great too. They only offer their own beers I think. There beers are sometimes good: I like Jeff and Jerrís hootch and their hefeweizen. The location is nice to walk around and next to Legoland and the Carlsbad shopping outlet. I come here about once a month. I love it.
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.

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