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Pizza Port Bottle Shop

Not Rated.
Pizza Port Bottle ShopPizza Port Bottle Shop
BA SCORE
97
world-class

45 Reviews
Reviews: 45
Visits: 75
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

571 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, California, 92008-2304
United States
phone: (760) 720-7007

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @pizzaportbeer

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Place added by: PizzaPortBottles on 06-23-2008

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Reviews: 45 | Visits: 75
Reviews by Bfarr:
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3.29/5  rDev -25.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

It seems Pizza Port had some extra space and decided to throw a half-dozen second hand coolers together and form a bottle shop. Then they threw a couple pieces of plywood over some sawhorses and got some glassware together so you could enjoy a bottle on the premises. Well, at least there's no corkage fee. The selection is fairly extensive, although lot of space is taken up by grocery store beers and there really aren't too many rarities. I would consider the prices reasonable because they are the price I am used to in Washington but then I also expected slightly cheaper in California. The kid behind the counter didn't move a muscle or even try to greet me at the door but was friendly enough as I checked out. I don't know if there are better bottle shops in the area but it seems better to head next door and get a pint and leave the bottle shopping for somewhere else. (878 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of cjw333
3.54/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Rutager
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.35/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mactrail
3.17/5  rDev -28.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

I would agree almost word for word with Bfarr's review three years ago. If you're at the Pizza Port and want to pick up something to take home, it would be the logical and convenient place to go. Otherwise I'd suggest Texas Liquors a few blocks east for a vastly better selection and about the same issues with old bottles.

Wide array of southern California breweries, though not a lot of depth. I did not find much of interest to me, even though they are so close to the Vista and Escondido brewing centers. But it's worth a visit if you're having a taste in the next-door beer garden. Though that suffers by comparison with the expansive outdoor spaces at Bagby just up the coast highway in Oceanside. (704 characters)

Photo of DeeDee_Lat33brew
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of vfgccp
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

This would be a great Bottle shop on its own, but combine it with the Pizza Port located next door and it is a match made in heaven. Great selection, and awesome outside area to enjoy a few brews with your food from next door. (229 characters)

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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Pizza Port Bottle Shop in Carlsbad, CA
97 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.