Pizza Port - San Clemente | San Clemente, California
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Pizza Port - San Clemente
Excellent based on 70 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

301 N El Camino Real
San Clemente, California United States 92672 [ print map ]
949 940 0005

Mayor: brokensail (7) | Taps: 25-30 | Bottles: yes

Pizza Port - San Clemente

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Pizza Port Hopdouken , Pizza Port Gecko Tears , Pizza Port Lono Mango IPA , Pizza Port Order In The Port - Bourbon Barrel , Pizza Port Hoptoberfest , Pizza Port Hula Skirt , Pizza Port Obi-Juan Kenobi , Pizza Port Abbey Mae IPA , Pizza Port Ales for ALS Single IPA , Pizza Port Pinyonated Pale Ale , Mission Hard Root Beer 49, Pizza Port 8-Bit , Pizza Port Lab Chimp Pale , Pizza Port Walberger , Pizza Port / Wendlant Baja Malibu , Pizza Port Beer Monkey IPA , Karl Strauss Under the Stairs - Passionfruit , Pizza Port One Love , Pizza Port Beer Gorilla , Pizza Port Gnomercy!
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70 reviews for Pizza Port - San Clemente
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  74%
 Selection  79%
 Food  80%
 Value  81%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jmikolich  (112) San Clemente, California | January 24, 2013
Not sure whats not to love here, odd double bar, pick up counter layout with surf boards and picnic tables a plenty.. good house beer, good guest taps, reasonable prices 10-20 dollars for varying size pizzas, bartender was willing to chat beer and be friendly, parking was no problem thanks to some great local tips. I really enjoyed it, the only thing to push this from an 80ís joint to a 90ís would be samplers of house beer in legit sample size glasses, not 2oz ones.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409  (246) bloomfield, Michigan | May 31, 2015
Very similar beach community feel as carlsbad. Food is good as was the beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2  (846) San Diego, California | April 21, 2015
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879  (7) Grand Rapids, Michigan | January 21, 2015
Cool laid back place. Food is great, beer is better, sunshine is the best. Really cool building. Wait staff could use some enhanced social skills.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock  (437) , England | July 17, 2014
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
RealSclenkerla  (7) California | January 6, 2014
Beer selection is the winning formula here. Great beachside atmosphere with very good pizza and salads. Only minor issues include noise (difficult to have a conversation) due to kids in bar and need to add a beer server to alleviate cue times.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Schlenkerla  (413) , Austria | January 5, 2014| Updated May 24, 2014
We visited the first time on 4.1.2014. I am a big Pizza Port fan and love their other 3 places as well. This brewpub is located in the beautiful San Clemente. You can enter the pub from two different levels, a nice bar upstairs. Walking down to the lower level you can see the great brewhouse. Downstairs you have a great view to the sea, especially beautiful during sunset. The bar is located directly in front of the brewhouse, which gives a great beer ambiente. Beers are great as in all Pizza Ports. Pizzas can be ordered at a separate counter. Compared to Carlsbad this pub is smaller and also a bit louder. Slightly prefer Carlsbad, however love this pub as well.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy  (225) Santa Clara, California | January 2, 2014
Pizza needs work. Ceasar salad is good. I loved the beers. This is a Hop forward joint.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie  (355) Kristiansand, Norway | August 13, 2013
Well, the brewpub doesnít look much good, but it was sort of nice in there anyway. Quite a few exiting beers on tap, both their own and guest, and also quite a few rather boring ones. Not much service, but friendly what was there. A quite nice place, but not worldclass.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | April 29, 2013
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 / Claudieís Lager was really good and Iíd 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs  (189) Livermore, California | April 24, 2013
Very cool beach town brewpub! Most of the Pizza Port locations can be classified as such, but you really canít overstate how awesome it is to spend a day at the beach and then saunter over in your flip flops to a world class brewpub. Stellar! Great beers on tap. Very good pizza. Vacation destination at itís best. Cheers!

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