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Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

11 Reviews
Reviews: 11
Visits: 98
rAvg: 4.71
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2215 India St
San Diego, California, 92101-1725
United States
phone: (858) 695-2739

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Reviews: 11 | Visits: 98
Photo of Mikus
4.76/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Up in Little Italy. Maybe a 20 minute walk from Petco, etc. Well worth it, and across street from Bottlecraft. This was the highlight of my San Diego trip. Laid back, nice folks all over the place, and a little patio outside. Big windows open to what I am assuming is one of their pilot systems. We got to watch some professional brewing take place. Absolute quality beer as expected from BP. Everything I tried was spot on. Bartenders took a few minutes to chat and make some suggestions for me and my buddy. 3 4oz pours for a fiver is a good option if you want to browse. Food folks were awesome and friendly too. Brew selection included all of the BP standards, and then a bunch of different variants and one offs. There had to be something like 35-40 handles at the bar. You could also buy just about all of the BP standards in bottles/cans. The food was ridiculously good as well. You are a chump if you go to SD and don't hit the BP Taproom! (947 characters)

Photo of chrisjws
4.8/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

3/$5 tasters. Great value for the money. Bartenders are super friendly and helpful. Ballast Point beers are awesome, and even better at the brewery where they have so many cool brewery only beers. (196 characters)

Photo of NavyGoat
4.78/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This is one of my favorite places! Great vibe and a lot of energy! 20-25 of their beers on tap! This is their R&D location so it is pretty neat to see what they are trying next. A must place to visit if you are in San Diego! (228 characters)

Photo of SSS
5/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I may have geeked out a little too much, but I love their beers so much that being where they actually make them was a religious experience. Also, I know I will regret this for the rest of my life, but, I went to visit with my wife and kids, no other real option unfortunately...so as I am there ordering, a girl rings this bell and gets on a mic to announce that they have one more spot on their special distillery tour, and she looks straight at me..I freeze, then look at the wife...then frown and shake my head while looking down at the floor as I disappointed the beer gods and my dignity died a little. Long story long, DO IT...without the family if possible, so cool and so down to earth. Highly highly recommended, and if you like beer at all...then you MUST! (770 characters)

Photo of mrcraft
4.36/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This Ballast Point is located at the far end of Little Italy. It's a fairly spacious location with both interior bar, tables, and an outdoor patio. They have many taps but from what I saw they were all Ballast Point beers.

I went around 9:30 p.m. and it was busy, crowded, and loud. They had some merchandise in the hallway. I didn't buy any food since I was in Little Italy and went to an Italian restaurant down the street that had incredible pasta.

I only had a glass with Wahoo White since I already visited Stone earlier in the evening and Bottlecraft across the street.

If you like Ballast Point beers, then this is obviously a great place for you. Maybe I will return and try some food.

Nice place to hang out. (729 characters)

Photo of Jetlag767
4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Sculpin, Sculpin, Sculpin! If you're an IPA hophead, this is now one of my favorites! Even beats out my pref on Dogfish Head 90. Great PB&J Chicken Wings. The J is for jalapeño... (180 characters)

Photo of AZBeerMan
5/5  rDev +6.2%

The perfect last stop before heading to the airport. All of the regular Ballast Point offerings plus so much more! Serrano Pale Ale is out of this world! (154 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4.6/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This is located in the Little Italy area of town. Big space with loads of natural light from all the glass windows, and add to that a warehouse feel. There is a big L shaped bar that can seat about 20 or so. Large amount of tables here too. A large refridgerator is behind one part of the bar with all the Ballast Point beers in cans and bottles to take home. The kitchen is in the back of the place.

They have all the standard offerings plus a list of about 25 beers listed as R&D. There were 4 specialties beers on the menu too. The beers were very fresh and awesome as usual.

The food and service were very good. This should be a must stop for any BA in town. (666 characters)

Photo of sillyhed8
5/5  rDev +6.2%

Ahhh, my favorite. They have unique beers for tasting, some of their most popular, and some for research and development. Lots of space at bar, which allows you to ask any question you want about whats on tap. They all are very knowledgeable in what they are serving. (270 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
4.24/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Stopped by this place last time I was in San Diego, good location and within walking distance of where I usually stay. Lots of taps, there must have been 30 or so and lots of one-offs like sculpin with peppers, chipotle Marlin. The service was friendly and the place was quite busy. Prices are reasonable, I think a half pint is $3-$4 depending on the beer which is nice because then you can try more. Food was good, I had the mussels with chorizo though they could have gone a little easier on the ginger. Overall, good experience and I would definitely go back. (563 characters)

Photo of Hotrod88
4.54/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

This place is another notch up for ballast Point. They have stepped their game up and do not dissapoint. Not only do they have over 15+ beers on tap but they also have rotating specilaty beers on tap and cask offerings once a week.

The food at this place is fantastic, prices reflect the quality in my opinion. Its not dirt cheap dive bar food so thats why you pay a little bit more. Calamari is delicious, Truffle fries, Onion Rings.... need I say more.

The atmosphere is second to none. The building is set up high in Little Italy so you have a beutiful view of the bay and the sunset. Right next door to this location are all sorts of nice little quaint antique stores and niche shops.

The only improvement I would make is for them to add a parking lot somehow. It can be a little bit difficult to park sometimes.

Overall this place is amazing and I love going there. (876 characters)

Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen in San Diego, CA
98 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.