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Beer Available At Pizza Port - San Clemente (arranged by most recent)
Pizza Port In Bloom , Pizza Port Rocky Top , Pizza Port Faceplant 85, Pizza Port Jester , Pizza Port Abbey Mae IPA , Pizza Port Lono Mango IPA , Pizza Port Sea Legs Red IPA , Pizza Port Lost In Space , Pizza Port Fly-By IPA , Pizza Port The New Guy , Pizza Port Dusk Till Dawn 99, Pizza Port Pier Rat Porter 94, Pizza Port Zwickel , Pizza Port Order In The Port - Bourbon Barrel , Pizza Port Slacker IPA , Pizza Port Middle Man IPA 95, Pizza Port Hammock Beer , Pizza Port Liquid Mistletoe - Bourbon Barrel , Pizza Port Mintimidator , Pizza Port Liquid Mistletoe - Wine Barrel
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t0rin0 (1490) Do Not Resuscitate, California | April 29, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
No idea how I could have missed reviewing this place in the several dozen trips here. Most recently visited on April 27, 2013.
The beer is usually good, never bad but not always amazing. As with all Pizza Ports they do hoppy well. Ryan (the newest brewer) did a beer a coffee stout a while back that was very good for the style. Not sure if they make it anymore since it was made by the old brewer but the IPL / Claudie’s Lager was really good and I’d drink that every time I went if it was available. They usually have a few guest beers as well but those are pretty random and normally not anything I really care to drink (with the occasional exception of Pliny or Blind Pig).
The food is always good here, however fattening. Eat here, drink here, and walk to the beach from here. Complaints include food taking forever to get made, the place being packed, and the setting sun blasting you while you try to eat, oh and the food is not cheap.
3fourths (1412) Boulder, Colorado | August 12, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
similar in character to the other Pizza Port locations: open eating space, small bar, a mix of geeks and families having lunch, and a small outdoor patio to enjoy. 8-10 taps of Pizza Port offering with a small number of guest taps.
brokensail (1028) Orange County, California | July 31, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Like all the Pizza Ports, sort of an interesting mix of customers. Ranges from kids with their families to local beer lovers to degenerate drunks like myself. Service, food, and beer are always great. Always a good place to stop and have a beer and some pizza.
Dogbrick (796) Columbus, Ohio | June 1, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
(Visited 08/2010): My third Pizza Port, and while nothing will ever touch Solana Beach in my heart of hearts, this is still a cool joint. Located in San Clemente on El Camino Real, there is rooftop parking available.
The brewpub is multi level with patios on both floors. The brewing equipment is viewable from both levels, and both floors have bars. The downstairs bar is longer, and that is where you order the pizza too. Same communal vibe as the other locations with long picnic benches.
San Clemente’s beer line up is extensive. Nearly 15 Pizza Port brews available (although a couple were "guest" brews from other locations) plus an array of guest taps from brewers like Karl Strauss, Triple Rock and New English. Pizza Port’s beers are all well executed and run the gamut of styles from Cream Ale to IIPA and Imperial Stout and everything in between. Not a bad one in the bunch, and we tried ’em all.
Service was very good on our lunch visit. The place was not busy anyway but our bartender was very friendly and accommodating with our long line of sample glasses.
Pizza Port’s pizza is awesome, ’nuff said.
Overall I consider any Pizza Port worth visiting, even if it means a long drive. One of my favorite spots in CA.
BeerandBlues2 (789) San Diego, California | April 21, 2015
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
My original rating here was not too favorable but on a subsequent visit I reassessed and uploaded a new review. The beer selection is smaller than other PP locations, or so it seems to me. The pizza is pretty good and the open air restaurant concept fits the SoCal life perfectly.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 1, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
While this is probably the one Pizza Port one can skip, this remains pretty much a must, so long as you pass by San Clemente. Just outside highway 5, it has the usual formidable pizza port menus with about ten of their own and another ten guest beers including top offerings from Ballast Point and other top regional breweries. Like with the other Pizza Port, the pizza is excellent with original varietals. Still, in terms of atmosphere, it just was not as fun being there than in Carlsbad or Solana.
GT2 (644) San Diego County , California | July 13, 2011| Updated February 22, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very fun place to stop by to relax in San Clemente- a beautiful town between LA and San Diego. Can easily stop over here on your way to Pizza Port Carlsbad, San Marcos/Escondido for Lost Abbey and Stone if you are doing a beer roadtrip. The San Clemente location sort of looks like a Mexican restaurant from the outside with lots of open air space. Brew equipment is right up inside the bar space. Tap list is extensive covering usually about 15-20 house beers and a decent selection of guest taps. Maybe a smaller variety than at PP Carlsbad. Pizza here is outstanding like at all Pizza Ports though I have *heard* that the pizza at this one is the best...but that’s all subjective. If this is the only Pizza Port you plan on visiting, you must get the barbecue chicken pizza. It is so unbelievable.
KyotoLefty (540) Kyoto, Japan | July 21, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Great place down the road from the ocean. Nice pizzas, good atmosphere outside and in, with a nice selection of beers including a few guests. Would like to go back and hang out a while.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This PPort location is not the best for atmosphere imho, mostly because of the strange layout. However, the house brews are good, the pizzas are as great as other locations and the guest taps are fun too. I would probably go to the Carlsbad location 10 times before I returned to this one, but it remains a nice option south of LA.
BlackHaddock (416) , England | July 17, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited at lunchtime on 17th July 2014. Bar and brewing equipment one end, a mirrored wall and benches the other end, in between there is a spiral staircase with the kitchen and food counter behind it. Fading whitewashed walls and red tiled floor. Upstairs is a smaller bar and more tables and seating, a car park on the roof. Out front are two covered patio areas. Mixed bunch of customers, with noisy children arriving in droves just after we arrived. Shannon was the bar lady and she poured me two flights and wrote down the beers for me, pleasant and helpful. Beer and food in great shape, 14 of their own in house brews on tap with 14 more guests, 1 cask offering. I liked the vibe of the place, could have done without all the children but otherwise a very good beer venue.
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