Pizza Port - Carlsbad | Carlsbad, California
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Pizza Port - Carlsbad
World Class based on 183 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

571 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, California United States 92008 [ print map ]
760 720 7007 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Sun - Thu 11:00 AM -11:00 PM; Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Mayor: GT2 (24) | Taps: 40 |

Pizza Port - Carlsbad

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Beer Available At Pizza Port - Carlsbad (arranged by most recent)
Pizza Port Beeramisu 96, Pizza Port Locals Only IPA , Pizza Port Way Heavy 96, Pizza Port Z Man Stout 97, Pizza Port Boondocks Irish Stout 48, Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale 97, Pizza Port / Twisted Pine Boulder Roller , Pizza Port MiCano Quad-Dizzle 87, OíSullivan Brothers Sweet Nellieís Howling Brown , Pizza Port Carlsbad Raceway IPA 97, Pizza Port Shark Bite Red Ale 88, Pizza Port Shagadelic , Pizza Port Cool Down Lager , Pizza Port A-Frame , Pizza Port Bloodhound , Pizza Port Twerp 58, Pizza Port Full Sprint IPA , Pizza Port Chocolate Mint Thunder , Pizza Port Irish Coffee Bomb , Pizza Port Backside Brown - Kenyan Coffee
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183 reviews for Pizza Port - Carlsbad
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  76%
 Selection  86%
 Food  81%
 Value  83%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

Sammy  (585) Toronto, Ontario | February 9, 2007
This is the top ranked of the chain, even according to staff, in terms of beer. It is twice the size of Solana and also in a swanky area. It is a family oriented place, very well-managed, everybody knows their job and smiles. I would think they are paid above average. There were a lot more taps than in Solena including guest taps, I believe I was told 39. Both Pliny the Elder and the Younger, whereas only (!) the Elder at Solena. To get here took some planning as you had to figure the Coaster schedule and I had to make a cabbie deal, if you can find one, to get back the 15 minutes to Solena. People were not as knowledgable about beer, either the patrons who were friendly enough and from everywhere, or the staff, and the bar being so much bigger was less conducive to chatter.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood  (22) Freeport, Georgia | January 5, 2007
Not as good of a beer selelction as Solana Beach, but better ambiance.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Walt  (189) Austin, Texas | December 11, 2006
The biggest PP with the largest selection and worst service...bartender was just not friendly.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau  (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | November 26, 2006
Surf atmosphere. Busy and packed. Excellent selection, however, one of their beers was a diacetyl bomb! Prices were fair and the pizza was excellent!
Goldorak  (114) Montreal, Quebec | October 6, 2006
Beach shack like atmosphere, surfboards everywhere, press wood walls, looked pretty beat up, but friendly. Strange setup for a brewpub of this quality and reputation, but it had a certain charm and was undoubtedly a nice change of pace. Bar section is to the left, with the menu on top. There were about 20 Beers available, I was really impressed by the range presented, Everything I had was fantastic and fresh. The crowd was a mix of both young kids and older guys on their lunch break. Our bartendress who was welcoming, helpful and on the ball about what they had to offer served us promptly. Even though I spent more time at their other location further south and Beer quality was quite similar, overall I preferred this locality. It was more spacious, it was quieter and the variety offered was superior. Probably in my top-3 favorite US brewpubs.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
PhiloPsych  (2) California | September 8, 2006
Very good beers, very good pizza. The tasters were small, but I compensated by having 12 of them! I was there on a Sunday around lunch time. It was fairly crowded with people of all ages, but not overly hectic. I look forward to going back first chance I get. The two stouts I had were really excellent and their barleywine was the best Iíve had anywhere.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
burpfrank  (4) carpinteria, California | August 23, 2006
Had great pizza here,and great beers.Gets crowded on weekends.not a huge selection,but most were ones i have not seen elsewhere.all on bottles at that time.can take jugs home.had good of the bartenders was pretty foul-mouthed and rude talking,but i guess that goes with the bar area.only problem there were kids in the place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr  (106) Omaha, Nebraska | August 12, 2006
Arrived at Pizza Port after a short walk from the Coaster Station, where the security guard overheard where I was headed and stopped to give me directions and endorse the place. I met not one, but four of the brewers, one of whom was wearing a Stoneís t-shirt. Voluminous beer menu, great pizza, pleasant customers at the bar - Iím already planning a return trip the next time I am within 500 miles.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197  (134) Arvada, Colorado | August 9, 2006
Large casual comfortable pub. The service was good and prompt. The beer selection was excellent with many beers besides Pizza Port, all good beers. The pizza kicks ass and is as good cold as hot! This was my favorite of all 3 Pizza Ports. Jeff Bagby even took time out to talk to me.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen  (16) Fond du Lac, Wisconsin | July 11, 2006
I have to love and respect the large capacity of this facility. Its a blast to visit, especially when they have one of their amazing festivals going on. This has the most spacious feeling of the Pizza Port breweries, and the outdoor court is a great place to enjoy the SC weather. Yes, the beers are amazing, and I think that goes without saying. I wish I could get down to Carlsbad and visit more often.

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