Newport Pizza and Ale House

5050 Newport Ave
San Diego, California United States 92107
restaurant  4.4/5.0 16 reviews
Sun - Thu 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM; Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:30 AM

Taps: 16 | Bottles: 12
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud  (462) , Croatia | July 24, 2017
Pizza place right on the Ocean Beach main strip. Had a bit of dive bar feel to it, dark and sticky. Solid tap selection, had a nice IPA from Hop Freshner series. Interesting bottles in the fridge about 100 of them - Cascade, Almanac, BA Firestone Walkers, Supplication, Abyss, Black Butte. All in all much better than one would expect at place like this. I don’t think there is a bottle menu so that’s a bit inconvenient, but the fellow behind the bar was helpful enough. Haven’t tried the pizza, didn’t look that good to me. Interesting place, worth having a look.
66
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois  (1046) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | December 15, 2014
Visited on Wednesday 12/11/14. Located across the street from South Beach Bar and Grille and about a 4 or 5 minutes walk to Pizza Port. Dive bar feel, 15 or so beers on tap - although a little hard to see what’s on behing the bar when the place is packed. Busy at 5.30pm and nowhere to sit. Tap list decent enough but nothing that blew me away on my visit. Worth popping in if you have the time but not a go to destination for me. First review for over 2 years, wondering if the selection has gone down hill a little since the last, struggling to find the love that this place was once getting?!?
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Finhead  (23) OFallon, Illinois | August 11, 2012
This is a nice beach community bar. The selection was very good and the staff was friendly.
72
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
TimE  (345) Tokyo, Japan | January 6, 2011
Great selection on tap. Hot bartender, but the atmosphere of the place leaves a bit to be desired. Pizza didn’t look good and if you are there at the end of the night, they will give it away to have the next morning. We passed. Still not far from OC PP , so worth a stop over if in the area.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
bhensonb  (605) Woodland, California | July 23, 2010
Right out of the 50s/60s - except there’s good beer. Pizza you design yourself. See the pie spin in the air. Lots of taps. Lots of bottles. The pizza guy came over to consult several times, and he brought stuff to put on to enhance the flavor. Beers? 3 dor 4 I hadn’t rated. At least. Great service. Venue is open front with high tables and stools. Excellent. Parkiing can be a problem. Surfer dudes abound.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham  (106) St. Petersburg, Florida | April 19, 2010
Deliscious pizza and odds and ends, fantastic beer selection constantly changing around local brews at great prices. I had a Pizza Port beer on cask that was not even supposed to be released yet. Great place, right on the beach in a very fun area.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Phischy  (57) California | March 10, 2010| Updated March 11, 2010
Joint is full of hippies. Lots of bum locals that were chased off the beach when the alcohol ban went into effect. Very earthy types here. Pizza is very good, order by the slice. Very hidden little beer joint that doesn’t get a lot of press but has some good bottles (FW 12 was only $20 back then) and the tap list rotates and is always worth a stop in when visiting OTM in OB. Checkit, checkit often, hoepfully when PP OB opens it won’t drown this place out of business, but I think there’s enough hippy love to support 2 beer’n’pizza joints.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
yemenmocha  (66) Glendale, Arizona | August 9, 2009
Keep in mind the context - this is a beer bar that happens to service pizza by the slice. The location was nice as far as proximity to the beach, but dear god don’t come here in a decent car with decent attire. In fact, many patrons were missing items of clothing - shirts, shoes, etc. Beer selection was among the best in San Diego. Hands down, excellent. Actually it was almost too good - too many of the rare, limited release high ABV beers. This is a non-air conditioned pizza joint, it’s hot, and everything is high ABV and/or very hoppy. Oh well, we had local hoppy beers and passed on the rare stuff. Pizza wasn’t anything special. Wasn’t bad. Selection of pies for your slices was good though. Service was alright. Very inexpensive.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
sauceyhops  (10) carlsbad, California | August 6, 2009
Cool little spot. The food’s not half bad and they always have a solid beer selection. I wouldn’t make a trip just to go there but it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1  (66) San Diego, California | January 17, 2009| Updated December 11, 2011
Hey Fantome, Cantillon, Russian River..in OB, that works. Pizza’s pretty tight as well...the Ron Jeremy was tasty.

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