Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad | Carlsbad, California
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad
Good based on 20 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

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Hours: Sun - Thu 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM; Fri - Sat 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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 Joltin’ Joe , Karl Strauss Tower 20 Double IPA 95, Karl Strauss Big Barrel Double IPA 97, Karl Strauss Autumn Ale , Karl Strauss Control Point - Kiwi Sour , Karl Strauss Peanut Butter Cup Porter 78, Karl Strauss Pathway Ale , Karl Strauss Amber - Pumpkin Pie , Karl Strauss Endless Summer Light 13, Karl Strauss Wreck Alley Imperial Stout 96, Karl Strauss Mosaic Session Ale 97, Karl Strauss Rusty
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20 reviews for Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  79%
 Selection  70%
 Food  79%
 Value  71%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  74%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
panaceamc  (1) California | May 15, 2007
I work at this one, and first off I would just like to say that picture is from the LA Karl Strauss, not Carlsbad. Anyway, like I said, I work at this one and I think the food is great, the people are great, and the place has a great atmosphere.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
rmmello  (8) Oakley, California | August 21, 2005
Good food, upscale from the standard pub fair, good steak & seafoods dishes. Beers loyal to the German style, good seasonal brews. They have a great Octoberfest menu not to be missed. Multiple locations around the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Hair  (5) Corona, California | July 6, 2006| Updated August 11, 2007
Good food. Fairly upscale and not typical brewpub food. Expensive, but not overpriced. The beer is good if you like mostly German inspired beers. The beer is certainly well-made, though not extremely unique.
  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 Jerr’s 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.
  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.
theisti  (667) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1511) 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 it’s 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup  (354) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | November 6, 2010
My favorite brewpub for breakfast - I’ve 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. We’ve 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.
rlgk  (503) Göteborg, Sweden | November 13, 2015
Pretty large place with a restaurant but also a quit nice bar section. Flights are available, classy place with average beers. Not very crowded in daytime when we visited.

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