Pizza Port Solana Beach
Active Beers: 276
Beer Ratings: 3,882
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: 26 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 87 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Boilermaker88:
4.33/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Located just north of the intersection of Hwy 101 and Lomas Santa Fe in Solana Beach, this Pizza Port was a logical stop for a couple pizzas and pints after a full day with my boy at the San Diego Zoo.
This particular PP is rather small and, at 5:00pm, was already packed. On entering, you can turn left and order your food, move a few feet to your right and order a pint. The seating is on picnic benches and the decor is straight from a surfing movie.
Okay, so what beers were there? Well, the "guest" beers included Sierra Nevada's Pale Pale and Summerfest, Ballast Point's Yellowtail Pale Ale, Alesmith's Lil Devil, Stone's Arrogant Bastard and '04 Old Guardian, and Alpine's Pure Hoppiness. House brews were their Cardiff Cream Ale, California Honey, Hot Spots hefeweizen, Sharkbite Red, Ponto Pale, Swami's IPA, and Cowabunga Cream Stout. While I waited for my two pizzas, I had a pint of the Hot Spots hefe as a thirst quencher before moving on to the Swami's IPA. Both brews were excellent. The pizzas were also quite delicious.
Overall, I really enjoy going to a Pizza Port and this occasion and establishment was no exception. While it was a bit on the loud side for my liking, the quality brew and tasty food more than made up for the noise. The range of quality beers can fit the bill for all tastes. Worth the stop in you're in the Del Mar area of San Diego County.
06-05-2004 05:13:37 | More by Boilermaker88
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4.23/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $
I had an idea to what to expect at the Solana Beach chapter after visits to San Clemente and Carlsbad; a hangout with surf and skate brands stickered around the shop, good pizza, and good beer. Relatively small compared to the other locations, but on an early Tuesday that didn't matter much.
Food and beer are ordered at separate parts of the restaurant, though counter service at both stations are quick and very friendly. Pizzas, salads, and snacks make much of the menu, with single slices of pizza available during the lunch hour. Completing the pair is the bar, which was pouring 9 house beers (including a fresh hop pale ale, oatmeal stout, Belgian IPA) and an additional dozen guest beers (Lightning, Ninkasi, Mayan Judgement Day). I opted for two house beers, both delicious and absolutely worth reordering on their own. The beers are inexpensive to booth, going from $4.50-$5 a pint.
Between quality and pricing, Pizza Port holds an edge which is worth taking advantage.
11-03-2013 18:59:53 | More by DoubleJ
4.4/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Pizza Port is a good place to get a fresh draft and pizza in Solana Beach. On tap is a good selection of house beers. Average prices of about $5/pint as of December 2012. Wine and beer is served in a plain glass at about 55 degrees (my guess). The pizza was good, the music classic rock and the service good (behind the bar only). Cashier short-changed my wife by a dollar.
Typical beach casual restaurant ambiance. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and tables. About 25 well-behaved patrons were there on pre-Christmas weekend afternoon.
Plenty of street parking is available in the neighborhood. It's easy to get there off Coast Highway, across from the Amtrak station, and to find with GPS.
12-27-2012 21:12:14 | More by John_Deas
3.95/5 rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Brought the kids in for lunch at Pizza Port as there was a little playground right down the street by the beach. Worked out great. We strolled in right as they were opening, first people in. As such we may have caught the staff unprepared. The first two people we spoke with were behind the registers and were unwelcoming and acted as if it was an inconvenience we were there. Turn-off. However, as the bartender showed up and the cashier came over they were very helpful and pleasant, though I have to rate as 3.0 due to the initial impression. Bartender went out of his way to help a foreigner from Colorado ;) Ordered a pizza while the kids ran around the open area with long benches. Cool vibe. Brewery right behind the counter. Guy was taking a hydrometer sample while we sat, pretty cool. Plates, silverware, and boxes along the wall, very do-it-yourself. The other guy behind the bar hooked up a free One Down Brown as he was obviously hung over and poured the wrong beer. Kind of him. Overall, if I lived near by I'd be here all the time. The kids destroyed the pizza, which was pretty good. Enjoyable. Great beer.
02-01-2012 15:04:53 | More by hopfacebrew
Pizza Port Solana Beach in Solana Beach, CA
93 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.