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Pizza Port San Clemente

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Pizza Port San ClementePizza Port San Clemente
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Place Score: 93
Ratings: 89
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.21
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

301 N El Camino Real
San Clemente, California, 92672
United States
phone: (949) 940-0005

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Photo of arizcards
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited here one early afternoon a few weeks back with Da Boss while vacationing 4 miles up the road at Capistrano Beach.

Atmosphere was OK, it had a well worn feel about the place but you could not beat a wonderful low 70 degree day. Quality was good, I had a couple pints of the Rat Pier Porter and Da Boss had the Shark Attack which were enjoyed. Service was average. Being a self serve place there is not much to comment on. Selection of beer was pretty good. There must have been around 20 beers available to select from. We ordered a pizza which was quite good. Overall value is pretty good. I think we got out of there for less than 40 dollars for a large pizza and 3 pints. I would definitely visit again.

Photo of raiser
4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I personally like this PP better than the one in Carlsbad, with the exception of the Bottle Shop which really makes Carlsbad a better destination stop. The layout and atmosphere here is just a bit more to my liking, although they are fundamentally the same.

On tap were about 8+ Pizza Port brews and about 10+ guest brews. I don't know what it is but I always like Port brews better in bottle than at the restaurant. I tried Pier Rat Porter and the Brown Ale and they were both decent, but not exceptional. They had some Lost Abbey beers for sale in bottles, but I don't recall seeing any on tap. Strange.

The Guest brews were phenomenal however. I had a Stone 12 (to compare to bottled) and a Racer X which I had never had before. They also had Blind Pig and Speedway Stout tapped among other choices, you really couldn't go wrong.

The Pizza was delicious and served hot and properly cooked. The service was decent but nothing outstanding, order at the bar, they call your number, you pick it up.

For those living in Southern OC you don't have a lot of choices for good beer bars, PP is probably the best bet bar none.

Photo of bbothen
3.83/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Located right on El Camino in downtown San Clemente. Right across from the Pacific Ocean.

Has a very laid back So Cal vibe. Small bar with a few stools, front patio with 2-3 tables, and a "dining area' of picnic tables + an upstairs area I didn't venture into. The tiny brewhouse is visable behind the bar.

Service has been fine on each visit. Nice friendly young service staff.

8 or so brewed onsite brews & 8 or so quality guest taps. All teh PIzza Port brews are solid, IPA, stout, red. Guest taps when I was there were Racer X, Speedway Stout, Pliny The Elder, etc. Top notch stuff. Also have bottles of Port/Lost Abbey brews to go.

The Pizzas are really great. California style. I love the Monterey that has artichokes & pepperoni. Place your order at the counter & they call your name. No waiters or servers.

Top notch brews & pizza. What else do you need to know?

Photo of DoubleJ
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

On the outside, it looks like some fancy pizza parlor, but on the inside it's punk and surfer vibe fits well since the brewpub sits less than a mile from the beach. Short wooden tables and benches make up much of the dining room inside, or you can sit at the bar which sits left of the enterance. You can even enjoy your beer on the patio that sits adjacent to the street.

I had very high expectations for the beer, but unfortunately they fell short of the reality. They offer 20+ taps, half are house brews offered at the low price of $4.25, and the other half are guest taps such as Prima Pils and The Czar, generously priced at $4.75. My cask-conditioned stout was a little overhopped, and my friend's Irish Red wasn't very distinguishable from the commercial brands. Nonetheless, the cheap beers and my interest in trying the pizza warrants a future visit from me.

Update 5/19/10: Meat lovers pizza is a yummy one, and the other beers I've tried from here have been better than my first visit. It's still relatively inexpensive, and $14.75 pitchers only sweeten the deal when with friends.

Photo of charlzm
4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited around lunchtime on Monday, 02/25/08. Two story wooden fixtured building with parking on roof. Place does get busy, but it was dead when I visited this time. If your tolerance for kid noise is low, either stay away or drink that first pint fast. I counted about 20 taps and one hand pumped cask ale. The guest taps were well chosen micros and crafts, and their own beers are well made, if not always exceptional. The pizza is a little better than the beer, meaning it's damned good. I wouldn't say that you must visit this Pizza Port if it's well out of your way, but it's a great place to stop on the way to or from somewhere along Interstate 5 through Orange County. If there were one of these closer to LA, I would visit it relatively often.

Photo of rxdrewthejew
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Driving home from San Diego on Saturday, I needed a break. I actually meant to go to Carlsbad for the bottle shop, but couldn't remember which location had the bottle shop, and this was more convenient off the freeway. Easy to find off the main strip in San Clemente. It was quite empty when I got there, but the suited me fine because I was tired and didn't want to stop for too long. Nice little place, although I can imagine it gets packed at peak hours. Sat down at the bar and asked for something light but also an ale. They had an English Pale on tap called Ripper or something (I can't remember, and I didn't bring my notes 'cause I wasn't sure if I was going to drink). It was quite refreshing and really good for an EPA. I would say they had 8-10 of their beers on tap including an IPA, IIPA, brown ale, lager, red ale and porter, and I think a few others. Also had 8-10 guest brews on top, including like 3 AleSmith, a few rogue, a green flash, pliny the elder that I can remember. Made me sad that I couldn't drink more since I still had to drive back to LA. Also got an order of the beer buddies, which for 3 bucks is about as good a deal as you'll ever find. Staff was super friendly, gave everybody samples if they wanted and good recommendations. Pints were 4.50 for Port stuff and 4.75 for the guest taps. Half gallon growlers were 17 for the regular and 21 for the stronger brew which seems reasonable. Plus they were selling some shirts as well as most of the Lost Abbey/Port year round lineup.
I wish there was a place like this in the San Fernando Valley because I'd be there at least once a week.

Photo of t0rin0
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I stopped here while dropping off a friend. Its easy to find. The place is set up real nice. Theres some tables next to the counter where you order your pizza. Theres also some tables outside and a long bar with a lot of taps. The service was pretty good, the bartender was real helpful. They seemed to have some good guest beers on tap including some beer from Avery and some from Alpine. Actually I enjoyed the guest beers more than the port beers. They also have a case on the wall with some Lost Abbey stuff for sale. The pizza was alright and the prices were a bit high but overall a very enjoyable place to drink and try new stuff.

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3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Stopped in for a late dinner and some beer on a Sunday evening.

Atmosphere was very casual. We used the "rooftop" parking, and entered on the third level (bar), proceeded to the second level (bar), and finally made it to the ground floor (bar, food, brewery). Nice setup, with bar to left (can order beer and food) or counter straight back (food only). Picnic tables for family style seating were off to the right. We put in our food order and headed over to the bar to pick out some beer.

Service was prompt and friendly at both beer and food counters. We knew what we were after, so we didn't test their knowledge very much.

Selection was good. They had about 20 beers on tap, pretty evenly split between theirs and guests. PP beers I recall were Riptide, Way Heavy, Shark Bite, Pier Rat Porter, and Badonk-a-Dunkel (gotta love the name!). Guests included Alesmith Decadence, Stone Ruination and IPA, and Russian River IPA. They also had bottles of most of the Port/Lost Abbey regular line-up. T-shirts and other stuff rounded out the "to go" line up.

Food was quite tasty. We had a pizza and made most of it disappear. Not spectacular, but certainly a cut above most Pizza places.

Overall, a comfortable place to go for some beer and decent pizza. I would go back if I was in the area again.

Photo of 86sportster883
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2

Carl’s Bad Pizza

I stopped in the San Clemente Pizza Port late on a weekday afternoon after a day flying to CA from the East coast. I was hungry, and a bit drained from the flight, so pizza and beer seemed to hold promise. The Pizza Port is right off of I-5, easy to find, and on-street parking was not a problem. When you walk in, the pizza is straight back, the bar & brewing equipment is to the left, picnic table-style seating is to the right and curbside seating is out front. There’s an upstairs, but it was empty of both patrons and service when I first got there so I opted to eat & drink at the street level bar.

On tap, there were about 2 dozen beers. As for their own beers, they offered the Sharkbite Red, Sticky Stout, Doheny Double IPA, Pier Rat Porter, Badonk-a-Dunkel, Way Heavy Scotch/Strong Ale, Riptide (fresh hop strong) Pale Ale and a Trestles Golden Ale.

Guest taps included the Wiehenstephan Pisner, Avery Reverend & White Rascal, Sierra Nevada Pale Bock & Summer Fest, Russian River IPA, Paulner Salvator Dopplebock, Hoptown DUIPA, Victory Hop Devil, Fire Stone Pale, Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard, Rubicon IPA and the Bear Republic’s Racer 5 IPA.

The $2 Pint of the Night was Stone IPA.

I ordered a small Carlsbad Pizza, but after the 1st slice could not bring myself to eat the crust of the remaining 10in pie. I also tried the “beer buddies” which were OK, especially if you’re just looking to get something in you before drinking. But overall, I found the food to be disappointing.

As for the beer I started with the Sticky Stout which was nice, but hard to truly appreciate at the temperature at which it was served. I was too thirsty to wait for it to warm up too much, yet my initial impression was that it was a pretty solid American stout interpretation. Next I tried the Pier Rat Porter on nitro which was incredibly smooth, had a thick creamy head that coated the glass and had good retention. The taste, again, seemed a touch muted due to the temperature, but it was certainly very drinkable.

So, the beers were solid, the service was friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere was predominantly that of a casual surfer hang out. Not a bad place, but not one that I’d drive out of my way to return to.

Photo of Floydster
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place was a great stop this summer

16 guest beers and 8 of their own including Pliny the Elder and some beer I have never heard of with 14% alcohol

For 20 dollars including tip on beverages, had a hard to find pint from Sierra Nevada Brewing, 8 three ounce tasters, my girlfriend's soda, and took home a 750ml of their Swami's India Pale Ale, that was a great deal in my book

Pizza was really good, got a medium pepporoni for only 12 bucks, a wheat pretzel for a dollar, and a pulled pork sandwich for a dollar on Monday night

Had a trappist beer on tap which is a rarity to see, Koenings for only 5 bucks ber 12 ounce pour

Their beer was good and the standout being Sharkbite Red while the worst was Amigo Lager

Super cool female bartender and generous workers

Fast service and cannot wait to get back to this place

Photo of IntriqKen
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Small and charming brewpub matching the community perfectly.
Second floor has video games, tables and bar.
First floor has a seperate bar area from the family pizza area.
Very decent amount of t-shirts, etc for sale in two cabinets at the front of the bar area. Nice outdoor seating area for those seeking sunshine or smoking.
Wonderful list of gust brews (such as Pliney the Elder, etc) along with 12 very good brewhouse brews.
Service was both fast and fun..personel enjoy their jobs and enjoy working with the public.
Food was above average for a typical pizza/brewpub combo.
Recommended very much. Enjoyed the experience here more than at the larger and more know PP in Carlsbad.

Photo of amatuerbeerguy
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

This was the first stop of the day. Did all three the same day. Atmosphere was laid back and quaint. Quality was good, they again brew their own there. Service was excellent, got bench seat outside. Waitress was prompt. Selection had the largest of the three that day. Food was exceptional, nice thin crust pizza. Value was reasonable. Pizza price and beers. Easy to get to, make first stop on way to visit all three, makes for a great day or afternoon. Highly recommend this one over the three, but they are all good to visit. Each offer its own reason, for they visit

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

San Clemente Pizza Port is the quintessential beach town casual pizza place, and they just happen to brew fantastic beer as well. Although the place was opened in 2003, the decor makes it look like its been around for at least a couple of decades. Limited outdoor seating, but if you get there early afternoon you should have no problem grabbing a bench, or a table. The pizza here is delicious. Lots of family action here, mom dad and kids. They stay in the main area though, the legal aged crowd tends to congregate around the bar, or on the tables outside.

With all that said, the only thing that I can say negative about Pizza Port is their limited beer selection in comparison to their other two locations. They only have 6 or 7 of their own brews on tap here, plus 6 or 7 guest beers (most of which aren't worth mentioning). Supposedly the guest beers rotate, but not often enough. I'm trying to remember which guest beers were on tap when I was there.. Stella Artois is the only one I can remember. There was also a BMC on tap. I'm hoping they will eventually catch up to the other port locations.

Now please don't let that persuade you from coming here. Their own beers easily easily stand on their own. The laid back casual atmosphere is very welcoming as well. It's just a great place to go with a buddy or three and enjoy some of the most comfortable weather on earth.

**UPDATE 2011**
There are no longer macros on tap. Was re-reading my review, and I can't even remember the last time I saw an InBev beer on tap. Selection is on-par (if not better than) all other Pizza Port locations.

Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Wifey was willing, so we made this our third PP stop in our first 2 days in San Diego. It is about 20-30 mins further north from the Carlsbad location. Same idea as the other two, all three actually have the same food menu, the biggest problem I had at this location was the sure decrease in the beer selections available compared to the other two. The had some BA worthy brew, but not nearly the excitement of the other two's offerings. So this place is still worth a visit, its just not the true Beer Hunting destination as the other more southern locations.

Photo of chelovek
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Made a little get away to south orange county for beer, food and beach. All were accomplished. The place is set in a three story building with parking on the roof. No, Im not kidding; its not like the pool on the roof in high school. Very cozy feel with a bar on the first and second stories and plenty of places to grab a seat. The beer selection was good and all of the offering were tastey but some of the beers I really wanted to try were not there. Quality as usual for pizza port was top notch, beer was fresh as can be and the service was prompt and friendly. The pizza was freaken delicious. I thouroughly enjoyed myself at Pizza port San Clemente but it was not as good as the pizza port in Carlsbad. Again for clarity's sake, I realy enjoyed myself. I just personally prefer the carlsbad location more

Photo of IrishRedRock
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

After my first trip to SoCal when I did NOT go to Pizza Port, I was determined to get there for the next time around. And get there I did. Walked in on a lazy Tuesday afternoon (man, I love paid time off) and the place was deserted, save for one lonely pilgrim at the bar and our friendly but not-so-knowledgeable bartender. We were pretty tired, so we didn't make it upstairs to the 2nd floor where the balcony and arcade games await.

Very small bar to the left upon entering in the front; so we hit that up and um...got everything. We got a small glass of every beer they had, lined them up by color/bitterness, and started sampling. Because when am I going to get back here? I must have everything! The 9 beers were all well crafted and tasty, if not overly complex. Their Scotch style (the name escapes me) was impressive, as were both their IPAs, which were both quite different - one was quite well balanced while the other assertively hoppy, in all areas. The IPAs paired beauitfully with our pizza (the Carlsbad?...I don't recall), which was layered thick with chicken, pesto, tomatoes and feta. It was rich. "Good but so filling!"

You would hope the service was good, as we were the only people there really, and it was. Friendly and efficient. Seated outside on the first floor at one of the carved up picnic tables, our pizza was brought out to us, as it was pretty obvious who ordered it.

Certainly a cool place, located in a beautiful area of SoCal. After you fill yourself with pizza and beer, the walk down Del Mar to the Pacific is an excellent idea to walk all that off. One more reason I love San Clemente.

Photo of Zorro
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Finally made the time to drive down to the most northerly Pizza Port at San Clemente.

This location is at best 2 blocks off the exit of I-15 all the parking is up on top of the building you get to it from the road behind the Pizza Port.

There are three levels here if you count the parking level. The bar on the second floor wasn't being used when I was there. There are a few video games on the second level to entertain the kids.

The main part is on the ground level where the kitchen, main bar, and conical fermenters are located.

The general atmosphere of the place is your standard California Beach Bar that seems to be by law a little rundown and at the very least and must look lived in.

All the beers on tap are decent beer without and macro brews to be seen. 6 guest beers and 6-7 Pizza Port beers on tap. I asked about bottled Pizza Port beers but there were none when I was there.

I had the Wipeout IPA and a few tasters of the other IPA, Scottish Ale and the porter, all were good beers and I will have to return and try some more. I talked to the guy at the beer bar and he did know his stuff and the difference between, Mexican Lager, Brown Ale and IPA.

I didn't try the Pizza because I am not allowed to eat pizza anymore.

This place is well worth a short side trip to visit and I think I will try to spend a weekend in town just to return to this place.

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.38/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This was a really cool place for dinner. There's a brew kettle (maybe 2?) right behind the bar which was steaming out the smell of fresh malty wort the entire time I was there. The beers on tap were pretty good, 3/4 were brewed on site and they also had some other good craft beers on tap (including Stone Russian Imperial Stout).

The pizza was incredible, and went really well with Dawn Patrol (Pizza Port's version of English Mild Ale). After that I tried some Shark Bite (American red ale) and Pier Rat (porter), everything tasted good. You can't go wrong at this place.

Photo of PuckLSHS
2.8/5  rDev -33.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 4.5

Although some of the people on this site believe this to be the best brewpub in Orange County, I would have to disagree with them. I have been to many a brewpub in Orange County and I will agree that this is one of the best, but not the best.

We took a trip there while doing the Pizza Port Tasting Tour that has become a staple with my group of friends. We started at Solana Beach, hopped over to Carlsbad and ended with San Clemente...boy was I disappointed when I got to San Clemente after going to the first two.

We arrived hoping to find exceptional beer and ended up finding about 6 taps out of commission and a staff that greeted us with apologies. We did the taster set of the beers that they had and the lines just didn't feel fresh on them. I do give them a bit of credit for dealing with the recent change they had in brewmaster, but I was quite surprised. I guess I was not expecting them to have barren taps, but to be birthing new brews before we decided to arrive.

If I were going to advise anyone of anything, I would advise them to spend the extra time and trek down to Carlsbad for some better fare. Maybe it was just the time I visited, but I was quite disappointed especially since I happen to love the other two establishments. Hopefully, while I write this, they are gearing up to stop the madness that I was privy to see.

Photo of cougrclaw
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Hands down the best Beer bar/Brewpub in South Orange County. Im always amazed at the beer selection on their 20ish taps, whether its their own stuff or the guest beers. I love the weekly specials($2/$8 pints/pitchers mondays, $2 pint tuesdays, $3 thursdays on their selections, which doesnt neccessarily follow the calender). The pizza is amazing. The best deal is their Frank-n-stein on Halloween. $13 for a PizzaPort Stein (keep the Stein) full of their award winning Frank double IPA with a $5 refill. Been to the last two, this year went dressed up as Mikey from American Choppers and half the staff thought i was really him. THey arent that bright but they do a great job serving up some tasty brews and Pizza.

Photo of spazaru
2.58/5  rDev -38.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 1

I drove up from Carlsbad because I had never been to the San Clemente Pizza Port.

I don't know what was up but they only had 4 of their own house brews on tap and about 5 or 6 guest taps, none of which were inspiring.

I decided I had wasted a trip and left. San Clemente is beautiful though and definitely worth a stop.

Went back to Carlsbad and drank at THAT Pizza Port which had about 10 house brews and 10 guest taps. From what I've seen, you can pretty much skip Solana Beach and San Clemente. Carlsbad had the biggest selection.

Photo of OStrungT
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This pizza Port location is set up a little diferently than the other ones. The parking lot is located behing the building. You go inside, and immediately go down stairs. On that level, there is a bar whenre you can order food and drinks. There are a few video games near the bar. Also, there is a small balcony where you can smoke. There is a TV on the balcony. Inside, there are a few other TV's. There are about 15 picnic benches, and about 10 booths. Also there afe more games. About 8. Near the bar, there are stairs going down to the bottom level. That is where the kitchen is along with tge brewing equipment. There is another bar on this level also. There are quite a few picnic tables on this lever, and about 8 located outside. This place has a lot of space. The beer selection was sort of small. They only had about 9 house brews and the same number of guest brews. They had some very good beers though, like the Pier Rat Porter. The food is exactly the same as the other Pizza Port locations. That being said, the food was great. I love their pizza, and salads. This place was great. I only wish I didnt live an hour away. I think it is my favorite Pizza Port.

Photo of paulyrimz
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Pizza Port may very well be my favorite place on Earth; for pizza and beer at least. I try to make it down to San Clemente once a week, split a large pizza with a buddy, and sample some awesome beers.

Pizza Port San Clemente just opened in 2004, so it is the newest in the Pizza Port family. It is in a great location on the famous El Camino Real. Fresh sea air blows in as you sit at the bar inside. There is also a patio, a large eating area of benches, and staircase that leads to a second story, with a smaller bar and 80s arcade games. Another staircase leads to the roof, which has a good amount of parking (tip: enter from the street parallel to El Camino Real, one block east, this leads to the parking on the roof, keep a lookout for the white Pizza Port archway.)

Beers are fantastic here. A wide array of their own creations as well as guest taps from micro and macrobrews. These are always changing. Among the pizza port beers on tap at the moment, Amigo Mexican Style Lager (very tasty for the style), Sharkbite Red, Pier Rat Porter, Red Square Imperial Stout (incredible - rivals Stone Imperial Stout), and my absolute favorite Frank's Double IPA. Guest taps include (and have included in the past) Stone Pale Ale, Hoptown DUIPA, Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barleywine and an oak-aged brewer's special from Back Street Brewery in Irvine. These beers are sure to please.

Pizzas are out of sight at this place. Fresh ingredients, toppings, and homemade beer crust make one hell of a pizza. Want something small to munch on while you drink? Get the beer buddies, seasoned pieces of the beer crust in your choice of dip.

Quite possibly the one thing that makes my visit most enjoyable is the service. Go sit at the bar and chat it up with Derek, he really knows his beers, and is super friendly. As are the people taking your order and making your pizza, everyone is awesome. San Clemente may be part of Orange County, but Pizza Port makes me feel like I'm in laid back San Diego, drinking a hopped-up brew. This review is really making me crave Pizza Port....I think I'll go back down there tomorrow. :)

Photo of rowew
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nice atmosphere just off Camino Real in San Clemente. Watched the sunset from the patio with an (obscured) ocean view. As is apparently the style at pizza port we placed our order with the bartender. With his help I picked out 5 beers to sample. Wings and pizza were both quite tasty - pizza isn't cheap, but worth the price. Beers were all fantastic - tried some great IPAs, a nice Nitro porter, and a couple others. Also had a nice selection of guest beers on tap including some Stone stuff and Old Rasputin. All in all a nice place to grab a bite and some well crafted beers.

Photo of BrewMaster
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This was our first stop on a trip to all 3 Pizza Port locations in one day. From outside this place looks like any other restaurant with a nice patio. Inside there is a winding staircase and a bar to the left situated right in front of the brewing area. The beer at this location was the the weakest of the 3 locations, but it is not bad, the others are just better. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the bartender was friendly but lacked some ber knowledge. They had about 10 of their own brews on tap with a few guest brews from other breweries. It is worth visiting this brewpub beacause they have their own unique brewery and some beers that seem to be a work in progress. Though he wasn't there when we visited, the head brewer seems very accessible because people were coming in and asking for him by name. And I guess it makes sense since all of the brew tanks are right behind the bar.

Pizza Port San Clemente in San Clemente, CA
93 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.