Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 118
Beer Ratings: 21,236
Beer Avg: 3.87
Taps: - / Bottles: -
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Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 51 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Gobzilla:
3.86/5 rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Was out there for my bday on a brewery tour in SD and had the better looking tasting room of the 4 breweries I hit that day. Not only was it nce astetically but there was some coo peeps chillin having a good time having fun brewery hoppin as well. The selection was most of their year round brews plus some rotating tap only brews that I was glad to take a stab at since they don't bottle it. All around the brewpub was quality and the people there qwere pretty nice too. Definitely glad I got the chance to visit them and recommend this spot if your down in SD brewery hopping.
01-24-2011 23:17:04 | More by Gobzilla
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4.03/5 rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$
Right in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego, Ballast Point was easy to find. Parking around the area was more difficult, but if you go during the day or don't mind throwing down a couple shekels for parking, you shouldn't have to walk too far.
When we walked in it was bustling with people (nearing 2PM), luckily we a table of people was getting up from there spot and asked if we would like to sit down. The drinks were ordered right up front when you walk in and the list is displayed on two big flat screen TVs that rotate, which makes it difficult to find what you are looking for if you go through in detail (like I tend to do). But eventually I went with a flight of beers (IPAs, a smoked scotish, and a lager if memory serves).
Food is done in a hybrid-cafeteria style, order with a window then you get a number and they bring it out to you. The food came fairly quick, about two sample size beers quick any way, and was tasty.
From our spots you could see the brewing equipment encased in a glass room, shiny stainless ready to go. I would have liked to talk with one of the brewers, but the place was super busy. The beers where fresh, but nothing mind blowing, they did have a very wide selection.
Overall a great spot for a night out, lunch or just to stop in for a pint.
03-14-2014 17:18:29 | More by guityler83
Ballast Point Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
94 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.