Ballast Point Brewing Company

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4/5
Based on:
195 Beers
9,107 Reviews
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 62
Visits: 330
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: n/a
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[ 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: 62 | Visits: 330
Reviews by guityler83:
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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (1,294 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Cyclingdad
3.28/5  rDev -21%
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 +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SkiBumbo
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ILLWill1904
5/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jasonsolis
5/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of gspeer711
4.76/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of parkcenterlounge
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Reema
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyChicago
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CasanovaCummins
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jer92084
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of tbone1384
4.15/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Laugookneetuss
5/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Cold_1
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of muraco3
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of xhahax
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Flynvet
4.89/5  rDev +17.8%
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 +18.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of eli-johnerson
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
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)

Photo of Drift
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ARoman
3.86/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

*transferred from previous notes - 2/21/2014*
This brewery is a store front in an industrial park. Sort of weird location, but they take advantage of the lot with a nice front patio. Nice selection of beers - all Ballast Point, of course - but quite a few experimentals available. Decent little gift shop to go along with it. They don’t directly offer food, but have a rotating food truck schedule. (400 characters)

Photo of luvsbeer
5/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

had an amazing experience at the brewery! (41 characters)

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Ballast Point Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
92 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.