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 80’s joint to a 90’s would be samplers of house beer in legit sample size glasses, not 2oz ones.
Visited for dinner on a Monday night with a party of 10 with kids, and another night for just beers. On one of the main streets of San Clemente, easy to find. Parking is on the roof, which is accessed on the street above the entrances. Fairly standard Pizza Port setup with food ordering straight ahead when you enter on street level. Beers are ordered at the bar near the brewing equipment on main floor, or from the larger bar on the second level. Picnic table seating on two levels, outdoor seating also available on front patio or second floor patio. Beer selection is 15 guest beers, maybe 20 Pizza Port beers. As is always the case, tons of great beers available. Cans are available to go in the first floor cooler, including two different mix packs which was great for the vacation. Cool vibe, local families, tourists and folks out for the night all intermingling and having fun.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
MexiCali style building which is open and airy. Multiple rooms and levels with some hidden balconies. Service was very pleasant and a large selection of beers. Pizza was good as were the prices. Overall a nice stop.
Maybe a little too bright for me and too many kids but oh well. Pizza was top notch. A touch expensive but good for the money. Guest list was very good but came for the house beers which were wonderful. Good service at the bar. Highly suggested and very SOCAL in feel.
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.
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.
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.