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Pizza Port Solana Beach

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BEER AVG
3.86/5
Pizza Port Solana BeachPizza Port Solana Beach
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

135 North Highway 101
Solana Beach, California, 92075
United States

(858) 481-7332 | map
www.pizzaport.com

Notes:
The original location opened in March 1987 by Gina and Vince Marsaglia. Not affiliated with The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing.

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321
Reviews:
1,897
Ratings:
6,097
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
154
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
6.41%
 
 
Taps:
26
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 93 | Ratings: 154
Reviews by Shaw:
Photo of Shaw
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A friend and I stopped by Pizza Port in Solana Beach for lunch on a Saturday in August while visiting San Diego. After reading about Tomme Arthur winning Small Brewer of the Year at the GABF, I had to try some of his brews!

The place is quite laid-back. The seating is all picnic tables lined up end to end, so you get to make new friends whether you want to or not. The decor is surf boards and video games. The place is definitely a hang-out for the younger generation: I doubt many there were over 40. Most seemed in their early 20s.

It was quite crowded at lunch, but we ordered our pizza after waiting in line for just a minute or two. I then headed to the right to order some beer. A four-beer sampler tray is $3.50. The best one I had was their Double IPA, Hop 15. But I'm a hophead so YMMV. Brown Bag Malt Liquor was also good and really smooth and creamy. It beat the hell out of OE and King Cobra. I think they had about 10 house brews on tap and about six guest beers, which were all good California craft brews.

We had one of those California pizzas with stuff you wouldn't normally put on pizza: black beans, peppers, onions, etc. It was quite good. A small was enough for two hungry guys. Although my buddy Chris did have a Caesar salad. I just stuck with pizza and beer.

I would recommend this place highly. Check it out when in San Diego. Also, my fellow BA xlperro points out that you can take the Amtrak Coaster north from San Diego and get off right across 101 from Pizza Port. It doesn't get much better than that.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of oriolesfan929
3.16/5  rDev -24.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

Was so stoked to try this place when I was in SD over Thanksgiving Weekend.
Worst experience of my whole visit with friends.
Overcrowded and noisy. Poor selection of beer. The Pilsner was flat, watered down, and way too hoppy.
Not to mention, the pizza was very sub-par.
Overall, not a good experience.

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Photo of Shysty
4.95/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Staff is friendly. Whats so cool about pizza port is that all of the locations brew different beer. If you are lucky the person that brewed that beer. There are alot of beers that think should make it to canning like swamis or kooks did. All of the locations that i have been to have been packed full of people. The pizza was ok, not anything i would stand out to me. Very cool brewery. I would say that they take their beers seriously but they are not snobs about it.

Oh and the best thing about the beers that they brew there is that each beer has its own art that i believe is created by the brewer themselves. For example the original artwork for swamis is way different than what made it on the can. i wish they sold some of the art or made available on stickers. Good job guys!

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Photo of darthmandrew
4.76/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

What a great place! Let me tell you.

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Photo of AdamSteve
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.41/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of RRCTWO
4.21/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Photo of Stevenw7474
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of sheenisgod
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Spreetaper
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The original! Funny thing is, it might be my least favorite. Vibe is awesome, its Pizza Port! Surf vibe, cool pizza and arcade 80s feel and shit. Its all wooden picnic tables inside, a row of plastic tables I think out front.

They don't seem to be as friendly, nor do they offer as good of a selection as every other PP location. Growler prices, especially refills are ridiculous.

This spot is all about the location and pizza.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Very good pizza and beer. Nice selection of their own brews and a number of other locals. Staff was very nice. To get beer or food you stand in line, which can get long. Place was very busy, but line went fairly quick.

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Photo of Brushkanna
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

I went for the beer; the vibe was loud and when they called out the food orders by name it was very loud. It has a just out of college type feel. They have sports playing on the TVs. The beer was really good and the server had an opinion and knowledge which was great. We had salad, wings and pizza to eat. I did not enjoy the pizza at the Port, it had doughy soft crust with tasteless cheese. My west coast friend love the pizza, but I did not. I recommend the beer and the wings.

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Photo of IndianaAndy25
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I went to the Carlsbad location and loved it. Great tap list, service, and food.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of kingpin1010
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of rudimon
3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
3.49/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

I do love this place, the vibe is surfy, beer selection is weak and the food is mediocre. But the location and vibe is great.

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Photo of drewone
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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Pizza Port Solana Beach in Solana Beach, CA
93 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.
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