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BEER AVG
3.99/5
Based on:
210 Beers
9,430 Reviews
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 63
Visits: 334
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

10051 Old Grove Road Suite B
San Diego, California, 92131
United States
phone: (858) 695-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bpbrewing

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

In addition to Ballast Point Brewing Company's Old Grove location, they still have brewing operations at their old location in the back of Home Brew Mart. You can get growlers/bottles and do tastings at both locations.
Home Brew Mart / Ballast Point
5401 Linda Vista Road, Suite 406
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 298-2337

Ballast Point also runs tasting hours at the brewery. Please check their website for details.
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Reviews: 63 | Visits: 334
Reviews by Erdinger2003:
Photo of Erdinger2003
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I was confused at first by the parking situation as it's a little cramped and it shares space with other businesses in a strip mall. Once we got fairly safely parked and went in it was surprising to see so many home-brew supplies in one spot. There were high ceilings and big windows and all the walls were lined with Ballast Point Merchandise as well as a lot of brewing supplies. The service was OK, but it could just be the California attitude, I'm not sure. Also it was the first time on my trip from Iowa where I had someone take my ID and put it on a little clipboard and check off how many samples I had, but I guess the laws are much different in California. (666 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Ryannel24
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of IndianaAndy25
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The bar is top notch and the beers are even better. (51 characters)

Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of djamesb
5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

after a stressful day and hour drive home where people driving slow refuse to move from the passing lane because they apparently own that lane it was nice to cook meat on a grill and have a high quality beer that made me appreciate whoever created it nice quality hops and a 10% alcohol content were getting closer to hoffbrauhaus in Germany they have 20% beers .thank you ballast point you made my day worth the money (419 characters)

Photo of Cyclingdad
3.28/5  rDev -21.2%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Basically a noisy brew pub. Hard to argue with the quality of the beers, though. (80 characters)

Photo of ibstevo
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SkiBumbo
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ILLWill1904
5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jasonsolis
5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of gspeer711
4.76/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of parkcenterlounge
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Reema
4.66/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyChicago
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CasanovaCummins
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jer92084
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of tbone1384
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Laugookneetuss
5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Cold_1
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of muraco3
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of xhahax
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Flynvet
4.89/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Black Marlin Porter made my day! Ballast Point has great brewery atmosphere with bustling tasting room and 7 regular, 8 limited, and 6 research beers on tap! Service is excellent. Grab a street taco on the patio. (212 characters)

Photo of Kenmac19
4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of eli-johnerson
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

I went on a tour with some good buddies. Really enjoyed the experience. Very educational. Had the award winning Sculpin and it did not disappoint. Very busy on a weekend! Topped it all off by taking them up on a $25 tasting experience in their retro/speak easy/tasting room. Very fun experience and I would definitely recommend! (329 characters)

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Ballast Point Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
92 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.