Pizza Port Ocean Beach
Active Beers: 272
Beer Ratings: 3,850
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: 40 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 38 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JamLand:
4.26/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
My wife and I recently went to Pizza Port on our vacation to San Diego. It was our first official stop.
A = Nice overall atmosphere with beer hall, bench seating. We were there on a Saturday night and the place was packed. There were people circling tables to get a seat. Crowd was a mix of young, surfer crowd and families.
Q = Service was mixed. In regard to our food order, everyone was very friendly and the food was ready quickly. However, on the beer ordering side, I didn't not find the bartender helpful. There are probably about 20 taps, about half their beer and half rotating drafts, mostly local. I decided to try a sampler of their beers and asked for a few recommendations. I know what I like, but I also like to try local beers that are popular. I was told one beer wasn't more well known or popular than the others. Not really a big deal, I made my own choices, but she could have easily been more helpful.
S = Selection was great for me. I wanted to try some of their beers and some other locals and that is precisely what they had on tap. If you are looking for selection besides locals, then this will not be your best bet.
F = Food was good. We shared a Caesar salad, some of their beer buddies and a small pizza. Caesar salad was solid for a pizza place, it was nice to see some green in the romaine lettuce, instead of the seemingly only white pieces you get from people that use pre-packaged lettuce. Beer buddies are basically cheese bread and although delicious, taste like most of the cheese bread you've had. Pizza was good but, nothing you couldn't live without.
V = Good value. The food and sampler, pints were all reasonably priced.
Overall, a nice place to stop in San Diego. It's a good place to grab some quality pints and pizza and then walk over to the nearby beach or build up an appetite at the beach and walk over for a few you pints and some pizza.
06-11-2013 19:30:46 | More by JamLand
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4.61/5 rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$
Walking along on on a warm (in comparison to WI) March day in Ocean Beach after checking out a few shops and a walk down the beach I spotted what looked like a mirage in the distance. After getting closer, to my surprise the Pizza Port standing infront of me was infact a reality. What a refreshing surprise.
We came into the brew pub around the lunch time hour thirsty from a morning of beach walking. There was a small line, but with so many beers to choose from it took me a while to make a decission anyway. I eventually went with the O.B. Have (a DIPA) and made it a lunch combo with a slice and a salad. The fare skined lass taking orders commented on my out of town ID and handed me a fresh aromatic pint that quenched my thirst.
The decore was that of a surfy beach vibe, very appropriate for the area. After finishing my tasty slice of pizza and commenting on the need for "a place like this where I come from" I walked up for a second pint and asked about merch. The same gal, provided me with some options for stickers and bottle oppeners and I went with the Norse Woman (another superfresh IPA).
Overall, I really enjoyed Pizza Port. If this was my local watering hole I wouldn't look to much farther for a tasty IPA.
03-06-2014 18:17:35 | More by guityler83
4.39/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Last stop of the afternoon. Typical Pizza Port feel with lots of tables all over the place, brewing system in the corner and a large kitchen in the back. Atmosphere was already pretty hopping with a good amount of people enjoying their pizza lunches. Service was great. She was very helpful in picking some beers for my sampler, offering some suggestions on what I should get. Quality was great like all of the other locations. Selection was a bit better than when we visited Carlsbad. Maybe not as many exciting beers on but I think they had a better verity of styles on to choose from. Plenty of guest taps as well if you are looking for something different. No food this time as we had just eaten at Stone. Prices were very reasonable, especially the lunch special they offer which was a killer deal. Overall a really awesome Pizza Port location, glad we made the trip over to check it out.
02-19-2014 02:18:35 | More by orangesol
Pizza Port Ocean Beach in San Diego, CA
96 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.