Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad | Carlsbad, California
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad
Good based on 19 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 96, Karl Strauss Mosaic Session Ale 97, Karl Strauss Rusty
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19 reviews for Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Carlsbad
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  79%
 Selection  70%
 Food  79%
 Value  71%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  74%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Brewman63  (39) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 24, 2010
Another brewpub located in an office complex - seems to be a theme in the San Diego area. This one is located next to the convention center. All I can say is Iím glad I went to the KS in downtown first. I was less impressed with the beer here. Might be my imagination but the same beers I had downtown (Red Trolley and Oktoberfest) were not nearly as good here. Red Trolley smelled a little skunky and the Oktoberfest didnít have much flavor at all. Completely different than what I experienced at the downtown location. The food was okay, nothing special. Itís strange that there can be such a difference between the two locations. Stick with the downtown location.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy  (113) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
JohnC  (163) 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.
  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.
  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 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 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.

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