Pizza Port Ocean Beach
Active Beers: 281
Beer Ratings: 4,058
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: 40 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 39 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by portia99:
4.13/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped here for dinner and beer after making sales calls on a recent trip to San Diego. Located a couple blocks from the beach on a somewhat quiet street with a mix of businesses and residential buildings. Parking is on the street only and seems like it could be difficult at times, but we were pretty lucky and found a spot about a block away. Pretty large inside with basically one wide open room - brewery and bar on the left, kitchen straight ahead and the bulk of the room lined with picnic tables to form kind of a beachy feeling beer hall environment, communal seating type place. Bar is small with about 6-8 seats and also a small rail type area with a few more seats available. A giant 60ish" tv is behind the bar, the whole time playing crazy 40' wave type surfing video. Good selection of beers with a mix of Port's own house made beers and a good selection of guest beers mostly representing other CA breweries and of generally high quality. Service was fast...seemed like there was quite a bit of staff while we were there (especially for the small group of customers at the time, but it was early, so maybe it gets busier later). Hardly any wait to get a beer. Bartender was knowledgable and helpful with suggestions and let us sample several beers to help us find something to our liking. Pizza is surprisingly? good...a deeper dish type pizza that is quite filling but complemented the beer nicely. Crowd was a mix - mostly younger, 20 something locals seemingly from the neighborhood, a couple of families with young kids...basically, I was the oldest person there, probably by a good 10yrs, but never felt out of place or uncomfortable. Great place for a casual, low key meal and a couple of beers. Another place I'd definitely come back to.
03-07-2012 13:27:51 | More by portia99
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3.9/5 rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I have been to Pizza Port several times. I have tried several of theirs own beers and all have been excellent. They have a great deal at lunch (pizza slice, salad, and beer). The food and atmosphere is a bit family oriented. Picnic tables, mildly spiced pizza and lots of lighting is better suited for kids than beer drinkers. I would stick to the beers and come later in the evening.
04-16-2014 20:31:13 | More by RDB51
4.61/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$
Walking along on on a warm (in comparison to WI) March day in Ocean Beach after checking out a few shops and a walk down the beach I spotted what looked like a mirage in the distance. After getting closer, to my surprise the Pizza Port standing infront of me was infact a reality. What a refreshing surprise.
We came into the brew pub around the lunch time hour thirsty from a morning of beach walking. There was a small line, but with so many beers to choose from it took me a while to make a decission anyway. I eventually went with the O.B. Have (a DIPA) and made it a lunch combo with a slice and a salad. The fare skined lass taking orders commented on my out of town ID and handed me a fresh aromatic pint that quenched my thirst.
The decore was that of a surfy beach vibe, very appropriate for the area. After finishing my tasty slice of pizza and commenting on the need for "a place like this where I come from" I walked up for a second pint and asked about merch. The same gal, provided me with some options for stickers and bottle oppeners and I went with the Norse Woman (another superfresh IPA).
Overall, I really enjoyed Pizza Port. If this was my local watering hole I wouldn't look to much farther for a tasty IPA.
03-06-2014 18:17:35 | More by guityler83
4.39/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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 58 ratings.