Pizza Port Carlsbad
Active Beers: 278
Beer Ratings: 3,895
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 151 | Reviews: 133 | Show All Ratings:
4.31/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Final stop of our trip for the day, if you don't count the bottle shop next door, is to Pizza Port for some dinner. Atmosphere was great. Tons of people inside, as well as out on the patio area, enjoying themselves helping to create quite a buzz. Quality was solid across the board. Food and beers were top notch and the space was well maintained. Service was pretty good. I didn't have to wait very long for my beers and the food is self serve so that was on us. Selection was awesome, they had a ton of amazing beers on that I had quite a bit of fun trying. We decided to get our pizza to go since it had been a long day. We got the margarita and it was great but I am not the biggest fan of thicker crust but that is on me not them. Prices were reasonable so no big deal there. Overall this was my favorite of the two Pizza Port locations we visited thanks to their above average selection. I will definitely return next time I am in the area.
02-20-2014 18:13:52 | More by orangesol
4.2/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
My family and I spent around $45 for drinks, appetizers and a large pizza. The prices are reasonable for what you get. The food was great, hot, and tasty. My only complaint was the bar line. It took me 10 minutes to get a pint of their red ale, which was outstanding. My kids were tired and unable to wait for daddy(me) to have another beer. The line for beer was long about 12-15 persons standing in line. They had two bartenders working and line seemed slow or I was anxious to get some great beer. I think it was people were undecided about the excellent selection available. My wife would like to visit again. We were there for around 5:30 p.m. Great overall impression, excellent beer, and great food. Will visit again when in the area.
02-19-2014 21:58:25 | More by Catracho5
4.24/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
Visited here for the first time while doing a beer tour of all the local breweries and bottle shopping. Atmosphere was great from the minute we stepped inside. The beers on tap were amazing. We got a seat at the end of the bar and did not have to wait long for the friendly and very helpful staff to welcome us and give us a beer list. We had Pliney tE as our first round of the evening and accompanied it with the beer bites which were really good. We then ordered the Margerita pizza which was good but just a little underwhelming. We stayed until close, enjoying the atmosphere, the great beer chat with the bar tender and the couple sitting next to us who also gave us some great recommendations for other "local" micro breweries and beers to try. We also visited the bottle shop next door and came away with some really good finds including RR Consecration and Blind Pig. We are heading back in July and this will definitely be a stop.
06-23-2013 18:53:59 | More by Geuzedad
4.3/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
Atmosphere - Pizza parlor atmosphere, complete with picnic tables and video games. Surfboards hanging from the ceiling. Small patio (with more picnik benches). Industrial looking bar. Very casual. The place always sems to be happening. Very cool!
Quality - The quality of the pizza and the beer seems to be top-notch.
Service - Friendly beach kids are behind the various counters.
Selection - Plenty of in-house beer on tap (20+) plus a good selection of guest beers.
Food - Really good pizza!
Value - Great!
What a great place! They brew very good beer here. There are a couple big screens but the cool music soundtrack is what you hear. The pizza is good. I highly recommend this place!
05-31-2013 22:44:37 | More by T100Mark
4.69/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
This is one of my favorite, must-go-to brew pubs. First, the atmosphere is fun and very relaxed, with a So-Cal surfer vibe, and a packed house that is always there to have fun and relax with a beer and some pizza.
The quality of the food and beer are both exceptional. Their house beers are what you'd expect from one of the best breweries in Southern California with an emphasis on their hoppy pales and IPAs. Not to shy away from being adventurous, they also brew many stouts, and English styles brews, and pretty much a Kitchen Sink approach to craft-brewing imagination. Upon any visit, I can expect something wonderful from them. Their guest list is usually very fine as well.
The service is generally very friendly, with regular tenders that I recognize from a few years back are still around to this day, suggesting that this is a family like crew who are passionate about serving good beer.
The selection is not as expansive as some bars, but there's usually a something for everyone inclusiveness, so no matter what kind of beer you're in the mood for, there's something very fine to be had.
Food: the pizzas are some of my favorite in So Cal and features very eclectic topping choices, including house recipes and create your own combos. The "Beer Buddy" bread sticks are also terrific if you simply want a snack with your yummy beer.
The prices are all very reasonable, with pints priced in a normal range, even with several 9% and above ales. But still others will be served in smaller glasses. But where else can I get a 16oz. pour of an Imperial IPA for a normal price? Excellent!
05-07-2013 22:19:23 | More by fox227
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This place smelled amazing and the beer crust pizza is fantastic. The staff is friendly and patient despite the large crowds, and the beer selection is vast (includes their own brews and guests on tap). Delicious pizza aside, Pizza Port offers quality beer and a fun atmosphere suitable for barflies and families alike. I went on a Sunday during playoffs, so the brewpub was a touch louder and lively than I care for, but ultimately Pizza Port Carlsbad is a place I'd go back to again and again.
01-28-2013 07:19:59 | More by ALBuff
4.13/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
There are a few Pizza Ports around So Cal and we went to two of them this past week. It's a really great pizza joint with a fantastic beer list. Atmosphere is very casual surfer decor. Quality was great and we would go back again when we visit So Cal. Service was fantastic, very friendly and when I forgot to order a drink and went back the girl just gave me a glass and said it's on the house. As I mentioned before they have a fantastic selection of beers. Many of their own and a very good offering of guest beers. They usually have Pliny but dont put it on the menu so you have to ask for it. As for the food, the salads are huge and can feed up to four people. The pizza is very good and I had buddy bites and they were delicious. The value here is great for what you get.
12-21-2012 03:51:34 | More by Jodi215
4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
LOVE this place. Great beers - always new and impressive beers to try. I was lucky enough to go once when they had an exceptional amount of barrel aged beers.
Lots of variety and guest beers on tap. They have 4 bars in the San Diego area.
The food is... well...Pizza but again they are exceptional, great choice of toppings and lots of ingredients to make your own, plus salads are good.
I bought a beer glass to add to my collection for $3 which once again is great value.
Cant say enough about this place. Just wish I could buy bottles of there Bacon and Eggs! :)
12-11-2012 22:24:31 | More by slm100
4.33/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My first visit to a Pizza Port was the Carlsbad location. It has a nice family friendly atmosphere with some arcade games for kids, TVs for sports, etc. They have about 20 Port beers and 15 guest beers on tap along with some bottles I believe. I like the fact that they offer taster pours of all of their taps up to pitchers of certain beers. The quality of the beer seemed to be high for all but 1 of my samples. The pizza and other food (Beer Buddies and Portzel) was really tasty too. Service was good, more from the bar than the food area. Prices are pretty reasonable for both food and beer. I will definitely be back again.
08-07-2012 05:11:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
We visited here for a weekday lunch and found the atmosphere to be quite pleasant with none of the Chuck E Cheese craziness others have commented on. The decor is a surf theme with seperate areas for ordering beer and food. The tap selection was fantastic and everything we tried was great. There were several Port taps - and not just the regular stuff - as well as many great guest taps. The pizza was quite good, we couldn't complain about the service, and prices were reasonable. Overall we really enjoyed our visit.
04-16-2012 23:20:18 | More by coldriver
Pizza Port Carlsbad in Carlsbad, CA
96 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.