Lamppost Pizza/Back Street Brewing - Irvine | Irvine, California
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Lamppost Pizza/Back Street Brewing - Irvine
Good based on 10 ratings
Type: Brewpub

14450 Culver Dr
Irvine, California United States 92604 [ print map ]
949 857 0160

Taps: 12 | Bottles: 0

Lamppost Pizza/Back Street Brewing - Irvine

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10 reviews for Lamppost Pizza/Back Street Brewing - Irvine
 Ambiance  56%
 Service  74%
 Selection  59%
 Food  75%
 Value  75%
 Overall  61%
 Rating  67%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock  (437) , England | July 8, 2014
Visited on 7th July 2014, just as Happy Hour started (3.30). Basic layout, Pizza joint on the right, bar and brewing equipment to the left. A couple of TV screens but not much else on the walls. The Pizza half reminded me of my old school canteen it really is that regimented and uninspiring. Luckily the bar area and brewery had a bit more going for it. A chalk board advertised the selection, their own brews at the top with the four or five guest beers below. I had a six beer flight of their stuff: was not overly impressed, but had a pint of the Session IPA afterwards as I thought that the best. Snack food from the Happy Hour menu was taken, it was fine. Service was good, very quiet customer wise, but was the Monday after the 4th of July.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus  (103) California | June 25, 2014
25 June 2014. itís basically a "brewpub" in a pizza joint/sports bar. didnít have food but it looked good. lots of tvs for sports. constant stream of locals of all ages. lots of teenagers and families. beer was pretty poor sadly.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1512) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 12, 2012
Rating from 2007:

This place seemed kinda out of place for being right in the middle of Irvine. The main dinning room had a bunch of long benches and a counter where you could order pizza. The bar area was basically just a counter in front of the fermenters. It was pretty busy when we went in on a friday night.

We didnít try the food but the pizzas looked good, canít say much more about it than that. We tried the beer sampler of everything they make. It was actually 2 samplers of 6 different beers. Didnít think much of the hefe, the regular pale and IPA were alright. The coffee beer might be popular with the coffee drinkers but I personally didnít like it much. Basically the beers are decent (though with a few bad ones).

The service was pretty good; the bartender and the waitress were pretty helpful. I enjoyed the place and will probably stop in again at some point. We spent $34 on 24 samples of beer and 2 pint glasses + tip. Not bad.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | July 31, 2012
Iíve come here a handful of times and it gets worse each time. The house beers are typically awful, the atmosphere in the bar area is depressing, and the service is just kind of meh. Not really worth it unless youíre a serious ticker.
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | March 3, 2009
(Visited 07/2008): Lamppost/Back Street is located on Culver drive not too far from I-5 in a strip mall, and I actually had trouble finding it the first time I went by. Parking is plentiful in the lot.

The outside is not much to look at, and there is a small patio. The interior is segmented into a bar and a pizza place. The bar is on the left and runs almost the whole length of the place. They use a chalkboard hung across from the bar seats to show what they have.

The beer selection is decent. Back Street has 7-8 beers on draught including a couple seasonals, and they are available in a sampler. The beers are above average for the most part.

Service was good on weekday evening. The bartender was friendly and able to explain the beers available.

We did not try any food on this visit.

Overall I donít think Pizza Port will ever feel threatened by this place but itís a decent stop in the Irvine area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
awaisanen  (16) Fond du Lac, Wisconsin | July 11, 2006
Small, quiet place thats usually teeming with baseball fans that have just finished competing at the city fields located near by. Every once in awhile, a unique and somewhat uncommon style can be found on tap depending on the season. This place is infinitely better than the majority of chain brewpubs found in the area, as the beers are all decent examples of their styles. The pizza is pretty good too, and I love to catch my favorite sporting events that I canít get with my limited cable subscription while hanging out here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo  (142) Wisconsin | March 13, 2006
nice place, good food, a nice patio, lots of tvs to watch. Service was good, selection was good, but the beer w/ the exception of the IIPA was pretty blah.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi  (104) Glendale, Wisconsin | March 13, 2006
Had a BBQ sandwich. It was good and very cheap. The potato salad was also good. Good service. All but "The Hopfather" were bland boring beers.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
PieTaster  (1) Humpton, California | September 15, 2004
There beers are pretty bland. None have any hop flavor. Pizza Port blows íem out of the water.
Eyedrinkale  (130) Astoria, New York | March 21, 2004| Updated August 24, 2004
I am hard pressed to find a worse brewpub. All that comes to mind is Sport City in La Jolla, CA. I didnít obviously care for any of their beers. The good thing was an outdoor patio.

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