Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 84
Beer Avg: 3.59
Taps: 15 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mactrail:
3.81/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
This is the most family style, local, downtown kind of place. Patrons are a delightful mix of geezers, kids, young adults, Marines, tourists. The lady bartenders and pizza guys were fun and cheerful. It's right on the main street through town a few blocks from the beach and not far off the Interstate.
This is a corner place with a long bar and lots of tables along the window side. Small outdoor area on the south side. Ten house brews on tap plus guest taps for a total of about 23. House styles are all over the place. Guest taps were generally quite interesting. There's also a cask tap.
Food is both reasonable and generously sized. Great salad with warm fresh bacon. Big pizza place, but they also have hot paninis and toasted sandwiches as well as appetizers and happy hour specials. This is a place I'll stop instead of Pizza Port next time I'm heading to San Clemente. Prices are even more reasonable considering it's coastal California.
02-13-2014 05:24:38 | More by mactrail
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3.94/5 rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
First stop on MYWIFE! and I's Anniversary Brew Tour. Lived in OC for almost 10 years and this is first time getting off the 5 and experiencing Oceanside. Feels like a tight knit little beach / surf town typical of San Diego with the obvious military influence.
A: Typical bar / grub /sports feel. Nice long bar with 4 TVs, sports memorabilia, and even had the arcade game next to bathrooms. Standard bar height tables scattered around. Linear space with tall windows looking onto the main street - felt airy and open. Location is in downtown Oceanside and easily accessibly from freeway and walkable to other local spots. Nothing special but descent place to grab a game, beer, and burger. We were there at 11am, but you could tell it has a "local" vibe with bartender's buddies stopping in for a beer.
Q&S: Had a couple handfuls of their own stuff on tap and a bunch of great local taps as well, including some smaller local breweries. Enjoyed a couple of their staples - Kali Kush Pale and IPA. Both were very good. Even had a cask of their IPA which was outstanding.
S: Bartender was friendly and a good chat. Homebrewer and knew his stuff even though he was not their brewer. Served us our tasters and gave us a couple "off the books."
F: Did not try - but it looked like delicious greasy bar food... I have a feeling they now their pizza since the owner worked at Pizza Port.
V: Outstanding - maybe a buck a taster with a couple freebies. The conversation about their beers and homebrewing was worth a good tip.
Overall: Definitely would like to come here again. Everything you could ask for in a local sports bar.
11-06-2013 17:26:43 | More by abrethanson
3.79/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I almost didn't go into this establishment because the ambience was more like a pizza joint / sports bar. I'm glad I did though. I counted over 40 taps, 8 or so are Breakwater beers and the rest are a great selection of mostly local and regional beers. I had a cask IPA that was excellent. I also tried their Biere de Jour which is a blend of their Rasbiscuos mead, Honey ale and their Stout aged in a Brett oak barrel for 3 months. Very interesting! If your in Oceanside and want to try some great beers, Breakwater is a must.
11-04-2013 23:04:13 | More by NataLukas
4.45/5 rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Breakwater Brewery has a great selection of beers and delicious food. We have always been greeted by friendly employees who deliver great customer service. They have some great house brews and a fantastic selection of outside beers. Their pizza is delicious and unique from other local pizza places. I definitely recommend trying their Raspberry Hibiscus Mead. A cool note is that the head brewer also owns the local home brew supply store, Hydrobrew. We are currently making a clone recipe of their mead that the shop happily gave away the recipe for.
01-17-2012 02:50:00 | More by TaySuth
Breakwater Brewing in Oceanside, CA
87 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.