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The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

176 Ratings
Ratings: 176
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 10.02%
Active Beers: 47
Beer Ratings: 19,029
Beer Avg: 4.05
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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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1.75/5  rDev -60.1%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2013
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2.68/5  rDev -39%

jlira, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of gordnbiers
3/5  rDev -31.7%

gordnbiers, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Profchaos20
3/5  rDev -31.7%

Profchaos20, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.45/5  rDev -21.4%

I've tried plenty of their beers but have never been to the tap room before this.

The room had a giant bar with plenty of seating which was awesome. You could walk around and look at a lot of the barrels which was also pretty neat. They had about 10-15 of LA and Pizza Port beers on tap which was more than I expected.

The only downside was the staff didn't seem very friendly or happy we were there. No real complaints I guess but its easy to tell when someone is enjoying what they do and someone just doesn't care.

Ill probably stick to going to Pizza Port but I'm glad I checked it out.

Eriktheipaman, May 02, 2011
Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

Pros: World class barrel aging program. Pretty good price on tasters and pints relative to bars in the area.

Cons: For the most part awful bartenders/people that work there. There are a select few that can be okay but the rest are overly arrogant particularly the ones that work the front. Hot and sweaty bar area. Just atrocious in the summer. Little to no air circulation and sticky sticky floors. Food options limited to food trucks. Parking okay but the brewery is right in the vicinity of a police station.

Overall: Get the beer. Get in and get out or have a beer or two and hope you get lucky with a bartender you can tip well and still won't treat you like dirt.

putonyourwalkingshoes, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Tidesox28
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

Tidesox28, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of DonDirkA
3.6/5  rDev -18%

No seats, no real atmosphere and there wasn't really much available that I couldn't find at any Total Wine. I got a cool variant of Judgement Day called Mayan Apocalypse (much better than the original) and I was able to buy a bottle of Framboise de Amorosa, which was fantastic. but other than that there wasn't really anything special. Kind of a huge let down. I did get a kick out of seeing "Stone Parking Only" on the curb since it used to be the old Stone Brewery.

DonDirkA, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of dwagner003
3.72/5  rDev -15.3%

Lost Abbey is located in a industrial park devoid of any visual appeal whatsoever. Compared to Stone a few miles down the road, this place looks like a run down garage. You walk in and can see the full operation. Everything is open to public viewing, and they often push large carts of spent materials out the door past the patrons. It's usually pretty crowded, with most of the bar space occupied by men with mustaches who don't want to give up their precious real estate so you can order a beer. Once you push your way to the front, the people behind the counter tend to ignore you for a while. I've never been served by anyone who I would categorize as "nice" or "friendly". There is like, no seating in this place. Just barrels to set down your beer as you stand around. Those are usually occupied. The beer, however, is pretty delicious, and they stay open every Wednesday night for a food truck happy hour. Prices aren't bad, unless you are buying bottles, which are sort of expensive. If this place wasn't a mile from my house, I'm not sure how often I'd go. The beer is good, but I'm not sure it can make up for the rather annoying environment.

dwagner003, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of DTown
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

DTown, Oct 27, 2013
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The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA
97 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.