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The Lost Abbey

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 46
Beer Ratings: 18,158
Beer Avg: 4.04

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
97
world-class

137 Ratings
Ratings: 137
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.07%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]

155 Mata Way #104
San Marcos, California, 92069-2983
United States
phone: (800) 918-6816

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lostabbey

Notes:
Owned by Port Brewing Company. Not affiliated with Pizza Port.

Port Brewing beers:
 http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/p ... ile/13839/ 

(Place added by: Todd on 09-01-2006)
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Levitation

California

4.94/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

i really don't know what more to add that others haven't said. this place is fantastic. it's in stone's old location in an industrial area. public transportation is non-existent.

the bar area is l-shaped. one side hands the merchandise and to-go bottles, the other side does the taps. lost abbey has a big barrel-aging program, and the barrels are right around you as you drink. the vintage bottles are fantastic, but they are on-premises only.

i generally go mid-week and once again on friday or saturday night. obviously the mid-week excursions are best for getting faster service, but i never have an issue. all the employees there are friendly and welcoming. sometimes if i see tomme he'll wave and buy me a pint.

tap prices are very generous. for people crabbing about bottles being expensive, the glasses are always cheap and large, which is a good mechanism for getting people to drink draft beer, which is how beer should be served. and for what you're getting (world-class barrel-aged beer), it's a damn steal.

there's no food.

05-19-2011 00:27:41 | More by Levitation
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errantnight

California

4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

The Lost Abbey is sort of your quintessential brewery location (at least in Southern California). A warehouse with a bar somewhat awkwardly crammed in around the brew space, with barrels up to the rafters. I've been there rarely just to stop by, frequently for special events, and somehow it always works. The selection of draft and bottle offerings frequently cover virtually the entire gamut and there's inevitably a few special selections available. I've always had reasonably prompt and courteous service. If you're a fan of the brewery, it's undoubtedly worth the stop if you're in the area (and if you're in the area, you're probably brewery or bar hopping).

07-10-2014 20:26:52 | More by errantnight
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Highfire

California

5/5  rDev +14.4%

07-10-2014 05:02:43 | More by Highfire
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -8.5%

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Ant4711

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-08-2014 15:14:39 | More by Ant4711
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fireman1013

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.4%

07-06-2014 18:09:07 | More by fireman1013
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BryanCDM

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-06-2014 00:48:29 | More by BryanCDM
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RobertClevenger

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-04-2014 16:04:30 | More by RobertClevenger
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the_encinitan

California

5/5  rDev +14.4%

07-04-2014 14:18:39 | More by the_encinitan
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-03-2014 14:55:44 | More by pisano
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The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA
97 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.