I've been to Pizza Port Carlsbad twice in the middle of the afternoon and the bottle shop was closed both times. Disappointing in the extreme. Inexplicably stupid and unintuitive hours for a business. Be aware.
Pretty small bottle shop inside the Pizza Port facility in Carlsbad. There aren’t too many beers available but quite a few rare ones that are not easily found elsewhere including Europeans that I have only ever seen in exclusive places in Europe. Prices are certainly within the reasonable range for California. The interior of the bottle shop was fairly dirty when we visited, there are lot of old crumbly labels and bits that have fallen off of glasses in the fridges and some of the bottles in the humid fridges even had small amounts of surface mold growing on them...
If you are staying in Carlsbad or are on the way through, stop at this place for an outstanding selection. The bar outside looked like it also had an extensive selection but our time was sadly limited.
Visited on 27th May 2015. Joined at the hip to the main Pizza Port outlet by a back yard bar area. Nice concept and use of minimal space. Small but crammed bottle/canned beer shop with pumps out back and a gate to the food/Pizza Port Pub. Stock different on-tap beers to the main bar: so a beer festival every evening if you wish to combine the two places.
Bottle shop right next to the bar, to much to the shop in terms of deco and etc. but selection of beers make up for it, as well as the proximity to their bar. Worth popping into if visiting pizza port. Great selection of bottles and cans lots of american and european beers all refrigerated.
Not a massive range by SD standards but very well picked and from what I can tell very well priced. Courtyard now in use behind the shop where they allow bottles to be consumed (as well as some tap beers). When combined with the bar one of the world’s most complete venues.