Pacific Beach Ale House | San Diego, California
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Pacific Beach Ale House
Above Average based on 13 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

721 Grand Ave
San Diego, California United States 92109 [ print map ]
858 270 3596 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 2:00 am; Sat - Sun: 9:00 am - 2:00 am

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Pacific Beach Ale House

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13 reviews for Pacific Beach Ale House
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  68%
 Selection  46%
 Food  67%
 Value  68%
 Overall  52%
 Rating  62%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | February 23, 2014
Nice enough place in pacific beach with a deceiving amount of seating between the tables inside, on the patio, the roof top patio, and the bar. Service is a bit hectic, but fairly good. The beers here are mediocre at best, mostly below average. Sort of the typical blonde, pale, amber, stout, etc combo. Food seemed to be enjoyed by the others in our party, but I wasnít hungry. Would consider coming here to hang out and get loaded, but not for the beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43  (143) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | February 16, 2014
Beer was only ok but a very nice place. Sat outside, lots of TVs, I donít think it was expensive. Didnít eat but the menu was very nice.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | February 3, 2014
This is one of those sort of outdated brewpubs with a blonde, wit, IPA, DIPA on tap with a more impressive menu. Albacore sandwich was quite good, fries and tater tots good. Upstairs open air patio. Great location, hardly any parking though. Becomes quite the hopping nightclub after hours. Hilariously, I had been here before three years ago with friends who were not interested in beer at all. Would have never pegged this place as a brewpub at the time. Server here was attentive and got all the beers correctly. They had six house beers on tap plus two guest taps. House beers were average, nothing bad but nothing standout. Prices not too steep.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 31, 2013| Updated February 3, 2014
Visited October 2013.

Another quick stop. Actually it wasnít all that quick considering that my phone took us down the side streets to get here from Karl Strauss in La Jolla and there were plenty of red lights and roundabouts. Parking here isnít easy either. We got lucky and found something the next block over but be prepared to hunt for a spot. The upside is that this place is right by the beach so if youíre on the roof top you can look out over the water a bit, or else you can walk to the beach after you leave. The ground floor was completely full of college kids watching the games that were playing, which is fine I guess, so just know what youíre in for. Service was friendly but slow. The chocolate cake was good but the beers were not. It was to be expected. Prices are high too.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen  (57) ís-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands | April 23, 2013
I was here with New Yearí s Eve. I had a little beer tasting of 5 beers which was not that special but it was fun. We sit outside which was nice. Good service.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie  (667) Denver, Colorado | July 9, 2012
This is a beach-bar with the most patio seating Iíve seen in SoCal to maximize perfect weather enjoyment. They were completely full so I couldnít get a seat out there though. The beers were underwhelming. Very mundane and non-impressive. Seems mostly people coming here to drink swill and get drunk at the beach.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy  (113) Bakersfield, California | May 26, 2010
As we walked along the beach, my wife poited out the Sky Bar sign and I saw "Freshest Beer on the Beach" so my cousin and I went in for a sampler. We did not try any food but their Pacific Beach Porter and IPA were excellent.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Phischy  (57) California | March 11, 2010
PB Alehouse is surprising. The old Taylors blew. The food here is good, itís right off the beach, prices are about right for the neighborhood and the beer is surprisingly good. Much better than the old joint and this place needs some real reviews. Def an alternative to PB Tap Room adn the food is better although it is just house beer. Which ainít horrible. Iíd def go here over Karl Strauss or the Oggiís anyday.
JohnnyJ  (100) San Diego, California | January 3, 2010
Nice place, excellent location. Nice looking women too :) The beer is marginal and watery. Overall, Im not a huge fun, but didnt mind stopping by once.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 7/20
trokini  (56) San Diego, California | September 17, 2007
Great location, right on the beach. The food is decent as well. The beer, not so good. Almost everything they have is watery and weak.

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