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Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Pizza Port Solana BeachPizza Port Solana Beach
Based on:
293 Beers
4,895 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 127
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: 26
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

135 North Highway 101
Solana Beach, California, 92075
United States
phone: (858) 481-7332

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(Master Beer Listing) The original location opened in March 1987 by Gina and Vince Marsaglia. Not affiliated with The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing.

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Photo of jpweisel
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We went here during a trip to San Diego. Went to DelMar race track and then found this place while driving to another restaurant that had been suggested(never made it there).

The place was packed but people were friendly and one group actually moved over so we could fit at a table.

We had a few pitchers of a variety of beers. Pliny the Elder from Russian River was on tap and also had a pitcher of Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye.

Also, we got a pizza that was excellent. Next trip to San Diego will include this stop again.

Photo of kleffman
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I think this is the original Pizza Port location and where the incredible idea began to make world class pizza and brew world class award winning beers. They have a good tap list, including guest brews and generally something on cask. The pizzas are fantastic, and really the only issue with this place is the seating. You better go at an off time or be prepared to get crazy on people and basically sit in their seat before they even get up. Parking is kind of an issue here too, but the side streets west of it offer plenty if you're willing to walk. This is a must visit, either this location or the Carlsbad one.

Photo of Floydster
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Stopped here last night after a fabulous trip to Stone

Ordered a Rogue XS Old Crustacean barleywine first, and it was served in the appropriate glassware, five dollars was a good price for this, considering a 750 ml bottle is around fourteen dollars

Other guest beers there were Lightning Fulminator, which I tried later, Russian River Damnation, Ballast Point Yellowtail, Sierra Nevada Harvest and Brown, and Fox cider, not a bad selection, but not as good as Carlsbad

They had about eight of their own beers, Grumpy's Pale and Hot Spots Hefeweizen were the two that I had, also there was a cream ale, Ponto Pale Ale, and amber and stout, pints of their own beer were only four dollars, but unfortunately they did not have any Lou P. Lin, Synergy, or the Mother of All Beers

Had a pepperoni and sausage pizza, but it was not as good as the one I had at San Clemente a couple months back, the sauce was very different and lacked the sweetness I liked from the last place

This Pizza Port was very crowded and loud, took us about fifteen minutes to find a seat, a lot of young people, seemed like a college crowd even though it is not really close to any bug universities

Getting bear was easy and fast because you just walk up to the bar and order one right there, bartender was nice and gave me some free taster glasses

Place was pretty cheap, only spent twenty-five dollars total, fifteen for the pizza and the rest on brewskies

Probably my least favorite of the Ports, but still not bad and good beer selection for the small amount they carry, would go back if I was in this area and was too lazy to drive to the fantastic Carlsbad location, or further down south to the Liars Club or O'briens Pub

Photo of Damian
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5

I visited Pizza Port Solana Beach on my West Coast trip this past summer. Being an East Coast guy, I find the combination of "beer and the beach" to be an odd yet intriguing concept. When my friends and I arrived here on a weekday evening, the place was packed with both families and groups of adults. Inside, patrons sat at long picnic tables. We were lucky enough to snag one of the few tables on the deck out front. My friends and I ordered a seafood and veggie pie and I had a pint of their Hop 2 It double IPA. The Hop 2 It was quite good. It was a zesty, highly-hopped, West Coast DIPA that reminded me much of the Pliny the Elder I had sampled a few days earlier. There were about ten or so other Pizza Port tap offering (some of which were only available at this location) as well as about a dozen selections from other craft breweries. The wait for our food turned out to be unbearably long. When I checked on our pizzas, I was told that the kitchen screwed up our order. This unfortunately happened twice. The first time we were offered a free Caesar salad and the second time we managed to get a free pitcher of Shark Bite Red (no complaints here). The Shark Bite Red was amazingly rich and well-balanced. I simply could not imagine a better beer to pair with pizza. As for the pizza however, it had much to be desired. The West Coast may have the girls and the weather to brag about (and, dare I say, the beer) but the East Coast is definitely king when it comes to pizza. I think I may have had more impressive pies from Dominoes at 2 AM. This aside, I really enjoyed my visit to Pizza Port. I will be sure to remember my "beer on the beach" experience again when I am back in Massachusetts, shoveling snow in mid-January.

Photo of jgnatek
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

pizza and beer!

this formula is perhaps the most perfect in all existence.

atmosphere is well, stereotypically californian. surf boards and all that crap. thats okay, im not in new england. picnic tables and lines, noise, a bit chaotic. my local friends told me it was the calmest they had ever seen it.

i will give them a good score on service because the people were nice enough, but its basically a cafeteria. not a place i would go again, as i need a bar and someone to tend it for me to feel at home.

selection is good, as usual. oh weird, a bunch of awesome californian beers. the pizza port beer i had actually wasn't very good, well atleast the double ipa was under carbonated and a bit too sweet. i'm just pretty picky i guess. i wish i had time to try more of their stuff, but the crew was not a craft beer bunch so on we went.

food was good. very filling pizza. i have gained a few pounds since arriving here. better than starving.

if you can spend a few days at these places, get the calendar they have, as it shows whats on special and whats going on at each place. sometimes you can get cheap food or cheap beers.

a great value, thats why people come. its just too bad its so popular, atleast for us.

Photo of sideshowrob
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This was my second Pizza Port visit, after Carlsbad.

This joint seemed to have a bit more atmosphere than Carlsbad, but there was no "traditional" bar. I can easily understand how newbs could be confused at these places when trying to do simple things like get a beer, order food, and pick up same. I was forewarned, so I asked questions to avoid any angst.

Again with the great tap list! I was so overwhelmed with them all I had to remind myself I was there to enjoy Port beer, and not Russian River. Ok, so I had some of each. Excellent beer no matter how you look at it.

Food was really good, I just got some pepperoni slices for lunch, but they hit the spot. Service was good, everyone was friendly and helpful.

Got the lunch special - $6 for a slice, a beer and a salad. No way you can complain about that!

Photo of Brewlore
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Was very eager to check this place out. Really nice spot 1-2 blocks from the beach. The atmosphere is fairly cool with picnic tables on the inside and some outside seating. The place is quite small and very cramped. It's more than easy to spill your beer while trying to return to your table. The picnic table idea is a nice one but it doesn't really suit for those people who want to have a pint or two in peace. You'll more than likely have to share your table with a few other people.

The pizza, well, it's incredible. Probably the best pizza I've tasted and it's with very reasonable prices. The service lacks, basically only because you order your pizza, pick up your pint, and then go pick up your pizza when it's ready. So it's not really a knock on their service.

Their selection of beer is quite good. Guest taps ranging from Russian River to Ballast Point in addition to their own house tap list carrying their Ghost Ride the Wit and Dawn Patrol (which was served on cask)

Surely will check this place out again when I'm down in the area. Can't really go wrong with it!

Photo of dbalsock
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I am a big fan of the pizza ports not only for there great beer, which I find to usually be tastier than their guest beers, but also for their incredible pizza. Good pizza seems to be a rarity down in southern california, but this place makes a veggie pie like none-other. There selection is smaller than in Carlsbad, but they do seem to have cask ales on a lot. The last time I went they had two, and they were both really fantastic and fresh. The service is always dependable and I've never had to wait long for a beer or a pizza, and both have always been quality. The atmosphere is little bothersome, though. It's smaller than the Carlsbad pizza port and feels more cramped. The televisions can be right in your face, and the games that tend to have children running around them are very close to one of the long tables, which can make enjoying your beer a little frustrating. Other than that, the solana beach pizza port lends a consistently enjoyable experience that I will miss dearly when I move next month.

Photo of Gatch
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place is pretty cool. The Solana Beach area is very nice and the atmosphere is really laid back. The seating inside consists of picnic tables w/ a few TV's on the walls and arcade games in the back. The brewing equipment is next to the kitchen. You wouldn't expect this place to brew beer at first glance. It doesn't have the traditional look or feel, but that's a great change.

I didn't try the pizza, but I've heard it's really good. Some of their pies looked great.

The staff was young & attentive. The brewer was walking around and seemed nice, he was talking to some locals. I really appreciated a sample of RR's Pliny the Elder, which was served at the right temperature and was one of the greatest Double IPA's I've ever tried.

The selection is very good. About 6-8 of their own beers on tap as well as about 10 guest taps. I had a hard time deciding between so many great brews like Hop Rod Rye & Red Rocket or their beers, but I was in their own brewpub and decided to have their Pale Ale. I really want to spend more time along the Southern California coast and this would be a place I would return to a few times a week.

Photo of sleazo
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I have to say i Love Pizza Port. The atmosphere is very California beach culture. Long benches to sit on, surfing on TV, boards on the wall, video games in the back. it is family friendly too. Lots of families there enjoying the food.

The beer though is the reason to come here. Port Brewing makes some of the best around. They usally have about ten or so of their own rotating offerings as well as 5-10 other California Brews, like Bear Republic, Russian River, Stone. The beers Port makes are all fantastic. They really make beers true to style. The Seaside stout tastes like Guiness does in Ireland, the Hefe tastes like a true Bavarian hefe. They truly do outstanding work here.

Foodwise the pizza is not horrible, not particularly good either. I come for the beer which is decently priced.

If you are in the area and a beer lover, you have to check this place out. I love to go often to try the different seasonals they produce.

Photo of Stoneman78
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Just hit this place for the first time on Saturday with the wife and friends.

Atmosphere- I really like the Solana Beach area. Very cool atmosphere that is somewhere between the cultures of ritzy La Jolla/Del Mar and the classic surf culture feel of PB/OB. Tough place to park, but we parked right at the front door (I was constantly looking outside to make sure I didn't get a ticket). Very laid-back atmosphere; order your food, grab a seat at the picnic-style benches, cozy up with your neighbors (very crowded locale).

Quality- Very nice quality of food and drink, especially given somewhat lowered standards due to the atmosphere. A whole host of great beers on tap, very nice for a casual night out.

Service- Staff seemed pleasant and prompt. A distinct hippie/surf style to many workers which fits the scene.

Selection- Started off with a PP CA Honey Ale pitcher my friend had bought, which was a decent start. Went next to a RR Pliny the Elder, followed by a pitcher of PP Shark Attack Triple Red which was quite tasty. Noticed a wide range of national and local microbrews on tap, including several Stone, Alesmith, and Green Flash varieties.

Food- Everyone split a Large Pepperoni/Hawaiin Pizza which was so good that we got a Sausage pizza. Very fresh ingredients and not too saucy or oily. Can't vouch for any other food, but the pizza is very good.

We had a blast at Pizza Port, highly recommended. Will return in the near future, possibly on a less hectic night so that we can have more space and time to enjoy the experience.

Photo of Sammy
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I was at this place and at Carlsblad. This is clearly smaller, 5 minutes from the Solena Beach hotels where I was staying, and right at the ocean. There is less beer taps, it's a scale down from Carlsblad. I had to stand. But what a great time I had - it was one of the best "beach" party places I have been to, and I have been down here since grad school 30 years back. Lou was tending bar, he was pouring beer every minute and said he was at 25% capacity on a Tuesday night. So he had a lot of time, was an athlete of a bartender, and he brought out for me extra pints including a 2003 Cuvee de Tomee that was one of the best beverages ever. His knowledge of the operation was excellent-his passion for beer impressive- he is an up-and-comer and I got after going to an after-hours (after 10 in California) bar with some of the crowd, after 1 am (4 am on our time). There is different bottles to sell here, different brews on tap. I am glad that I stayed up here, took the coaster around, instead of staying like a typical tourist downtown.
I can see why this place is copied but never equalled.

Photo of amatuerbeerguy
3.41/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

To start with , it looks like a run down store front. The atmosphere is exceptional laid back, bench seats out front, arcade games, and soveniers hanging on the wall. Quality is what you expect from Pizza Port. Service was average, for you had to go to the counter to order, then wait there. Selection was small when I was there, they had like ran out of six beers minutes before I walked in. Food did not have any here. Value was inexpensive. It is a nice little joint. You can see the brewery almost as you enter. There even is a plank to cross to get to it. Brewer was sitting in bench having a pint. Talking with patrons. Nice. highly recommend if in the area. Train from LAX stops in front of the place

Photo of Goldorak
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

After the big letdown that was my visit to Stone (closed, we couldn’t even drive up to the plant and take a picture), my girlfriend was itching for some beach action. We drove around Solana Beach and couldn’t find a hotel (we totally missed the holiday inn, lord knows how) so we settled in the adjacent town of Del Mar. We were feeling limber, so after a stroll on the lovely seashore, the pints I had knocked back in Carlsbad were already halfway between my liver and bladder, so we walked the 2-3 miles over to the other Pizza Port to refuel. Too bad, we missed the farmer’s market by mere minutes.

Even more of a beat up beach cabin look than the other locale, it looked more like a fast-food teenager hangout than a brewpub. Scratched-up picnic tables, old-school arcade games and a few TVs were showing both baseball and football, much to my lover’s chagrin. Fortunately for her, the seating section inside was completely full of college kids and young families with screaming children, so we sat outside. No problem, it was warm and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. A calendar of events was printed out in colored paper, some cool activities were lined up such as group trips to see the Chargers, with plenty of grog and grub included. Apparently their festivals are not to be missed as well.

The line for Beer was shorter than the one for food, so I decided to get some pints first. Two affable dudes were manning the dozen taps, and worked diligently but in a very leisurely fashion, taking time to chat a little with everyone in front of the procession. After a few Beer runs, they gave me a freebie and called me a cab, so big props to them. The selection wasn’t as extensive as I expected, but still had a few really interesting Beers, including a Belgian style and a fresh hop ale. Quality was top-notch, this chain of pubs really lives up to the hype.

I eventually accepted the fact that the pizza line wasn’t going to shorten any time soon, so I sucked it up and got in it. Thankfully, it went pretty fast, since people just order, pay and go. When asked for a name I used my girlfriend’s moniker of “Minou” (pronounce Mee-New, it means kitty), as I warned her about how they call up your name when your order is ready and she said she would be embarrassed to hear hers belted out on the PA system. I must have said it too fast, on the bill it said “Mimou”, which turned into a running gag between me and her for the rest of the trip. Loosely translated, it means “semi-soft”, which was what I getting around the stomach area after all the junk food I packed in since we got to the States.

The pizza was excellent, we went with the Roma with whole grain Beer crust. I’m not in a position to pronounce it the preeminent brewpub pie, American Flatbread in Vermont still holds the belt on this one for me personally, but it came pretty close, so as a consolation I’ll bestow upon it the title of “best in the west”. We were looking forward to splitting a Beer float for dessert, but their fridges were broken down so better luck next time.

As far as overall experience goes, I thought Carlsbad was a bit better on that given day, but I’m sure it must vary wildly depending on what’s on tap at each particular location. Both are highly recommended in my book.

Photo of tonistruth
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

A- this location sits right on the Pacific Coast Highway. Parking sucks, considered yourself warned. When you first walk up, this place looks pretty cool, i like the front patio seating, then you walk in and its like two really long rows of pinic tables. Pretty crowded whether or not there's people there or not. Just not much room. Even after all that, it still feels like a place that you could have a great time at.

Q- i remeber the portzels bing bigger, but at only a dollar i cant complain. The pizza is always awesome, i cant get enough of the stuff. No beer on this trip, but i have had plenty of their beer before, and its good.

S- ever notice that some places just hire people that are interesting and fun? Pizza Port seems to be one of them. Seems like the management doesnt ride the employees hard and lets em have some fun. Love to see that, makes me wanna return.

S- some guest taps, but majorly house taps. All in all i believe there was around 11 give or take a few.

F- again, food is awesome, maybe one day i'll beak my portzel and small cheese pizza addiction and try something else.

Photo of connlion
3.38/5  rDev -19.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

Sought this place out on a recent trip to San Diego. I had expected it to be a Rock Bottom or BJ's kind of brewpub. Wrong! This is a truly unique establishment that I would characterize as California beach town grundge. We were there on July 28 when it was 95 degrees at the beach and walked in to find that the place was not air conditioned. When you walk in, you have to order your food at the counter on the left and the beer just beyond. The place is set up with picnic tables to the right and video games in the back of the room. Lots of kids running around. The pizza was way too doughy - like eating a loaf of bread with your pizza - still haven't had a decent pie west of the Hudson. The beers, however, were terrific - I had a Hefe and an IPA to wash down all that dough. The bald guy pouring the beer was especially helpful and gave me a few samples to compare different styles. In the end, it's all about the beer. Try to transcend the crappy pizza and the surroundings. Close your eyes and sip the beer!

Photo of Billolick
4.38/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Our first stop in SD after a long ride from the mountains, this place is just a terrific BA stop. Casual, fun athmosphere, outstanding house brews and guest brews, mostly other SD area micros, tasty salad to start and outstanding pizza to finish, friendly folks enjoying life all around us, LOU P.LIN2x IPA, wow, what outstanding stuff! ...Yeah it was crowded, but the salad and beer held us over till the pizza was ready, and we were able to squeeze into a few seats... Go, relax and enjoy an outstanding brew destination, they even had the METS game on!

Photo of rousee
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Its hard to give a fair score to the atmosphere of this place but I have to say that it is unimpressive. Doesnt look like anything special as you're driving by and in fact it is easy to miss. It does have outdoor seating and pinball and other video games which I enjoy so that counts for something. Seems like a pretty nice town also.

You walk in and u have steel counters all around. Off to the left is where you order pizza when it gets busy but I am one of the first customers so I proceed directly to the brewing area. They had so many fine beers on, I wanted to try all of em. Unfortunately, I only got to try 3. They were all great. I had the honey ale, session pale ale and an amber I beleive. It shoud also be noted that they had about 12- 15 different beers of their own plus another 8 or so guest beers. Very cool. They also added 2 new beers to the draft list while I was there. I didnt see them taking any out of rotation . The beers are pretty cheap too. They also have happy hour I think.

I got the bbq cheeseburger pizza which was excellent. Service got friendlier after I tipped them which is fine. This place doesnt seem to be set up for a lot of tipping but the people still appreciated it. I would love to go back to this place tomorrow. This place is classic !!

Photo of GClarkage
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Late May 2006-

Went here after a trip to the San Diego Zoo. Nice atmosphere...crowded as hell, but nice. Crowded even mid week. Lots of picnic style tables set up full with people. Video games in back for the kids. Very loud, so be prepared. The quality of both the food and the beer is great. The pizza was some of the best I have ever had. Their salads very good as well. And, their beer speaks for themselves. You order at the counter seperatly for the beer and the food. The pizza lady was nice and even let me borrow a pen and paper for reviews. The beer guy seemed a bit gruff (looked alot like Bam Magera from Jackass). But, when I got two sampler platters he gave me a free one on each tray. Good prices for both food and beer. They had about 10 of their beers on tap and another 6 or so guest taps including one from Russian River...nice! All in all a place I would go back to in a second.

Photo of PuckLSHS
5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

By far my favorite Brewpub in Southern California. Pizza Port Solana Beach never ceases to make my mouth happy and my belly full.

Pizza Port - Solana Beach is the original location for the Pizza Port Franchise. The brewer has been there since I have been going and makes some pretty exceptional beers. My favorites being the Shark Bitten Double Red, Cuvee De Tomme, Santa's Little Helper Imperial and the Lou P. Lin.

I always order a veggie pizza of some kind with the wheat crust. It is totally and completely worth the trip to this brewpub just for the food. The pizza is actually pretty good and better than some of the other places you can go to for specialty pizza.

The atmosphere is great, especially on a Saturday when all the local cyclists stop in for a beer and pizza at the end of their ride. It is set up family style and you end up sharing rather large tables with strangers. Makes it great to meet other people who know good beer.

If I lived closer, I would spend more time than I should hanging out at the Port.

Photo of baiser
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Went to this Pizza Port location at the end of a long weekend. A great place to wind down and have a few beers and pizzas while reflecting on an amazing weekend. Pizza was awesome - had the Roma and the Carlsbad. Pesto, sundried tomatoes, chicken, feta cheese....delicious. The beer was top notch too. I had the Cowabunga cream stout and doc morgan's XPA both were very fresh and tasty.

One of the busier local hangouts. Hard to find a table at peak hours. But once we sat down, we didn't get up for a few hours. Definitely recommended.

Photo of rdrummer
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Pizza Port is a hard place to rate. It is almost unfair to rate several of the categories. First, it is not a fancy place. It is a pizza parlor, after all. The brewery is small so there are a small number of PP beers on tap at any time, but there were also about 10 guest taps with CA micros, including Pliny the Elder. I had a bottle of their SPF 45 Saison, which was excellent and a pint of the Trippel Overhead Golden Ale.

The unfairness comes in the category of service since this is a self-service pizza and beer parlor, the only real service is handing you the food and pouring a beer. The beerman was friendly knew what I would like after a couple questions and was generally friendly. We were there for a mid-week lunch so it wasn't busy.

The food was excellent. Pizzas and salads were the only thing on the menu but the pizzas were huge, had all kinds of toppings available, and had an excellent thick crust, obviously freshly made.

I would definitely recommend Pizza Port and will returning next year when I visit San Diego again.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

1st trip to the San Diego area so I made the Pizza Port pilgramage on a Friday night.

Atmosphere: Very unique but it worked. There was a crazy mix of surfer dude/young couples & families in the place. A zillion little kids were running around & the place was loud. Seating at the picnic tables was Darwinism at its best with a move your meat lose your seat philosophy but it only took about ten minutes for our group of 5 to scrounge some space.

Quality: As expected the beer was great.

Service: The cafeteria style line to order beers was a first for me but the lines moved and the bartenders did not mind me getting four growlers (just two for my carry on home and the rest for my crew) to go over a period of two trips in line.

Selection: PP taps plus a few sweet guest taps like Pliny the Elder were available. I was hoping a Double IPA was on but I was happy with my Swami's and Pale along with trying pretty much everything else from the PP taps from our group.

Food: The Pizza was excellent but realize that there is not much to order besides the Pizza.

Value: Very reasonable. Since I am East Coast, $13 for a new filled growler is not bad.

Worth the trip for sure & the train is right across the street.

Photo of tobyandgina
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A great place to hang out and try the house brews. You can grab a pint or a pitcher. Take a seat outside along the PCH and check out all the cute surfer chicks with their dogs. It's also right around the corner from the world famous Belly Up Tavern music venue.

The pizza at Pizza Port is great! The beer selection is even more awesome! The Shark Bite Red and the California Honey Ale are a couple of my favorites. One of my favorite places to grab some good beer and pizza - especially when I'm on my way over to the Belly Up for some live music.

Photo of spazaru
3.61/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

As a long time Pizza Port customer, this one is not nearly as nice to visit as the Carlsbad location. It's not really their fault, but it's just too crowded all the time. I guess that's what happens when you offer great beer at great prices! The people in Carlsbad seem friendlier too (customers and staff). The house made beers are usually great although I've always thought their house IPA was really bad (especially by San Diego standards), and don't understand the raves it gets. On the other hand, when they have their Frank Double IPA available, it's awesome and definitely recommended.

Definitely worth checking out, but if you can, make it up the coast a bit to the Carlsbad Pizza Port. Better atmosphere for sure. Also, what's up with Pizza Port's growler prices? $11 for refills is $2 or $3 more than anyone else charges including Ballast Point, which is my favorite brewery in San Diego.

Pizza Port Solana Beach in Solana Beach, CA
94 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.