Pizza Port Solana Beach

Pizza Port Solana BeachPizza Port Solana Beach

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(858) 481-7332 | map

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

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Photo of i630
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

What this Pizza Port lacks in size and selection, it makes up for with great food, atmosphere, and beer! It is smaller than the Pizza Port Carlsbad, so I would avoid on Fri/Sat nights. It also doesn't have the same beers that the Cbad PP has, like Carlsbad Cronic. You still get the laid back beach attitude Solana Beach is known for. Great pizza, beer buddies, and even very good cesar salad. The best part about the Solana PP is that it is so much closer to the rest of San Diego. With all 3 PPs hugging the coast line, the City of San Diego can easily get to this PP. Last time I went, my group of friends snagged the tables up top and we stayed there for hours enjoying good pizza and great beer.

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

A bit smaller and more cramped than Carlsbad but still a very cool place. Lots of wood and wood picnic style seating. Arcade games and the such. Great beers on tap but the selection seemed a bit smaller than even Carlsbad. The pizza was great and pretty cheap. I figured I needed to get a funky pizza while in CA so I went with the namesake Pizza Solana. Shrimp, clams, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and black olives with a normal red pizza sauce. Everything went well together and the crust was awesome. A small was more than enough for my fat ass and probably big enough for 2 skinny fucks if they're having a couple pints with lunch.

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Photo of ocmpoma
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited on 16 Jan 10:

Went in on a Saturday afternoon for a late lunch with my fiancee. I wasn't terribly hungry, so we shared a lunch special. The pizza and salad were good, although I had to wait quite a bit up at the counter for the staff to figure out that I needed the slice of cheese.

We had a few of the Port's beers: the Scottish Red, which was quite good, the Scottish Ale, which was perhaps even better, and the Cream Stout, which was nice and smooth. We also tried the Allagash Curieux. Good stuff all around.

The place was packed, which was unsurprising considering it was about 2:30 on a sunny, warm Saturday. However, I've been to the Port in Carlsbad a few times and like that one a little better. If I were the same distance from the two, I'd head to Carlsbad over Solana Beach. Of course, if that's the only "negative" remark I've got, this place is doing pretty good.

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Photo of DrJay
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

To start off with, this is a really cool place. I wasn't sure what to expect when I showed up, but I quickly found myself enjoying the atmosphere, food, and drink. It's a very informal place with picnic tables making up the majority of the indoor seating and a small patio out front for those wanting to enjoy the weather. There was a selection of video games in the back, but I didn't get a chance to really check them out. The whole place had a kind of nautical or beach theme, with interesting swag on the walls. Food and drink was ordered at the bar and the pizza was quite good. There wasn't a lot of interaction with the waitstaff due to the setup, but service was solid and attentive. Paper plates and disposable plastic silverware were available for your dining pleasure. There were a lot of people getting pizza for take-out too. The selection consisted of ~15 house beers and ~15 guest beers on tap. These were pretty solid all around and included beers from Alesmith, Firestone, Allagash, Victory, Rogue, and Russian River. Pint prices were good at $4.25 for house beers. We ended up skipping some other planned pub visits in order to come back here a second time.

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Photo of botham
3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

the quintessential surfer hangout. pizza port in Solana Beach is a low-ceiling, picnic table, order at the counter type of place with surf boards, ropes, and other random pieces of beach-esque objects hanging around. the catch: the beer is great and the pizza is even better.

atmosphere is explained above, with a bustling aura. this place apparently gets packed nightly, giving it a curiously intriguing atmosphere.

quality and service are on-par. beers are all served in tumblers, with friendly staff, and a general lack of excitement for great beer, but the beer and food make up for it.

selection is good. ten to twelve house beers with other various guest taps from souther California.

food is great. the pizza is why this place is well known and it definitely lives up to the hype. the Carlsbad is excellent!

overall this is a solid stop for beer and pizza, but only during off-peak times. patrons tend to wait in line for up to twenty minutes to get a single beer during peak times, which really demonstrates the problem with deli-style ordering and no waitstaff. check it out. cheers!

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

This is another fantastic location in the Pizza Port chain and is probably the closest to the beach, only being about a block away.

Atmosphere: Being the first one, this location definitely lives up to the surf-shack vibe. A little dark, earthy, and grungy, with tons of surfboards hanging around. Plenty of TVs are available to watch news and sports. Whether sitting outside in the warm So Cal sun or chilling out at one of the indoor picnic tables, it's always a super fun and relaxed time while you eat your pizza and drink your beer.

Quality: Typical Pizza Port. In other words, outstanding. Their staple Swami IPA and Seaside Stout are too big favorites of time. They also had the Tovarish Imperial Stout on tap during our last visit, which was pretty incredible. The guest taps they have always have some quality local brews on them.

Service: Always prompt and courteous (and laidback) service form the bar and food counter. Never had a problem.

Selection: It's fluctuated during our various visits here over the years. In terms of house beers, I've seen anywhere from up to 16 to just 7 on tap during our latest visit. There are usually always anywhere from 15-20 guest taps on at any given time though, so it definitely balances out, even if you visit when the house selection isn't popping.

Food: Typically great Pizza Port menu of house-made pizza, salads, and appetizers. We usually go for the home-team Pizza Solana (fresh shrimp & clams) with a side order of Beer Buddies. Mmmm...

Awesome vibe. Awesome beer. Awesome food. Plus it's right near the beach! A must if your in the San Diego area.

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Photo of bret27
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This was the first of the 3 or so pizza ports I've been too, and I have to say I was impressed. It's not a fancy restaurant by any means, but its also not your traditional norcal/oregon brewpub.

The setup is like a kids pizza parlor, where you go order at the counter, and they call your # when your pizza is ready. There are TV's and video games, and much sport fan stuff for the san diego area.. also if you look up their website they do events for all the local pro sporting events stuff.

But the thing that makes it way better than you average local pizzeria is the beer selection. They had about 5-10 taps of their stuff, and lost abbey as well. But the real treat was the guest taps as well. I tried salvation & maharaja ipa from avery. alesmith wee heavy, oskar blues ten fidy, among others. good stuff.

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Photo of BertSugar
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This was a first must-stop on the way up the coast. The Midwest doesn't get anything like this, so I was pumped. Kind of smallish with a bunch of picnic tables lined up "schnitzel-bonk" style. It was early so there was not much of a crowd. The pour-er was real friendly and liked the fact that we came all the way from Chicago to try their beers. Unfortunately there were not too many of them on at the time.They had a fabulous IPA on hand pump, a nice creamy-roasty porter on nitro and a fairly sedate session pale. The guest taps were very plentiful and diverse, but we were there for their stuff. We really should have paid more attention to the pizza menu to shop a bit, but the one we had was excellent. By the time we were leaving, the lunch crowd had started pouring in...and for good reason. My only complaints were identifying what seemed to be a dirty line on the pale and a funky bad-restaurant drain smell coming from the brewery. Regardless, worth a stop or 5.

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Photo of magictrokini
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

The service is barely there (but very friendly). Love the bartender, huge Sox fan. Ambiance is cool, like a surf shack. A lot smaller than Carlsbad, and it can get hot in the summertime. This is overcome by the awesome beer and pizza. Good selection of their own brews. Very IPA-heavy, which I love, but also a consistently outstanding rotation of imperial stouts. Decent mix of visitors; Pliny, Oskar Blues, Green Flash, just to name a few. Like the others, can normally get a growler of their beers to go. One of the best places in SD.

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Photo of HalfFull
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Pizza Port offers a somewhat unusual experience. Lots of shared picnic tables lined up end to end, kids running around and sounds of video games in the back. No real bar per se though there are a few seats by the taps and one table tucked away in a nook with a TV. Works for me, some may not like it particularly when crowded, which it often is.

Service is a bit like Southwest Airlines with some humor injected into the routine. If I'm going to have two beers I'll pay for them up front and cut the money line as you can't exactly run a tab in this environment.

Good selection as of last visit, 17 house beers and 8 guest taps. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday offer a discounted guest or house beer after 5. Check their calendar

Food is limited(pizza, salad, wings, some desserts) but good and fresh. Bottom line is that I can't seem to drive through Solana Beach without stopping here, and a must do before a Belly Up show.

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Photo of steveh
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

Pizza Port's reputation spreads far and wide, so I was pretty pumped when I saw that my training location was right around the corner in Solana Beach.

I'll start with the beer and bar-tender as they were both excellent -- a bar-tender who actually knows beer and the beer he's pouring, imagine that! I believe it was Tony, but you regulars probably know him 'cause he's in there all the time.

Had a great mild, a wet-hopped Pale, and a dry-hopped pale -- all excellent.

Atmosphere? Well, a dive is a dive I guess. I think I was expecting a little more before I walked in the door.

Food -- while the "Piggy Bite," $1 pulled pork sandwiches during Monday Night Football were good, the pizza was a little lacking to this Chicago boy's tastes.

Overall, highly recommended for the beers (home-brewed and guest taps alike), food was palatable, but not as special as the beer.

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Photo of Deuane
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Hurray for Pizza ort at Solana Beach celebrating their 20th year!

Smaller than the Carlsbad least a lower ceiling with of faded wood everywhere. Again big with the, Hey, you are right on the beach and this is So Cal feel.

As with any PP the beer quality and selection are tough to beat. Plenty of house and guest choices and all were fresh.

Pretty much self-serve as with all PP. Here however a nice person did come by and bus ou an extra 0.5.

I ordered beer and food at the counter and went on up when it was ready. No fuss, no muss.

Food...well in a word, wood fired pizza...solid!

Pizza Port must be doing something right...3 locations with 20 years here, they got it going on! I always hit at least one of them up each and every time when I am in the area.

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

Stopped by here for my first visit Saturday at noon with a friend. It was literally packed floor to ceiling with people, albeit cool talkative people who you don't mind sharing benches with. It was a typically hot July San Diego day, but with only two or three ceiling fans in the place (none moving very fast) there was zero air moving through the place and with all the people, pizza ovens, and beer dilating my blood vessels this place got really uncomfortably hot within twenty or so minutes. Plus, so many people talking at once meant my friend and I had to practically shout at each other just to have a conversation, so we soon gave up on talking at all. Which was a genuine shame, because the beer was outstanding (had a Guru IPA and a Swami IPA), and the pizza was maybe not excellent but most certainly above average.

I'd need to come back maybe when it's not so packed, but something tells me with such a small popular place like that, the next time I come in it won't be any different. Bummer.

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Photo of
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in on a drive from San Diego to Irvine. Small, seaside looking bar. Lots of faded wood. 4 or so outside tables, 3 rows of picnic tables in doors. As you enter, looks like a spot for a band to the right. Food and beer to the left. Video games in back. Very laid back.

Quality of the beer and food was fine, no complaints.

Service was fine, but pretty much self-serve. Ordered my beer and food at the counter (this was done quickly), then went and got it when it was ready.

Selection was very good. 10 or so guest taps from Alesmith, Stone, Avery, Ballast Point, Alpine, Trumer and Bear Republic. Easily a dozen house taps with Bajito, Swammi's IPA, Shark Bite Red, Junk in the Trunk Dunkel. I enjoyed a Bajito session as I still had a ways to drive at that point.

Food was tasty. I had a BBQ chicken pizza, and it really hit the spot.

Overall, good food, great beer selection, pretty reasonable prices, and near the ocean. What's not to like?

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

This Pizza Port location is about a block from the beach on Hwy 101, not too far away from I-5. There is a small private lot next door and street parking behind.

The interior of the restaurant looks like a pizza parlor (mostly because it is) with long wooden benches, arcade games in the back and paper plates/plasticware. The bar area is on the left side and only has a couple seats, but a nice view of the brewing equipment. There is also a small cabinet at the front of the store filled with Port merch and a few bombers of their beers. Some real gems are hidden in there.

The beer selection is eclectic and all the beers are good. They have 11 taps ranging from Cream Ale, Malt Liquor, Belgians and Stout. Fairly eclectic overall. They offer their brews in 4-beer samplers as well.

Both food and beer orders are taken at the front counter. As such you roll the dice as far as beer knowledge goes. Luckily I interacted with the bartenders who were fast and knowledgeable. One of them had an OSU hat on and we ended up discussing some of Ohio's finer beers. Small world.

I ordered the cheese sticks and passed on the pizza due to time constraints. The appetizer was really good and I hope to try the pizza next time.

Overall, Pizza Port is a must stop in the San Diego area and I cannot wait to visit again.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I made it here on a Sunday for lunch after stopping by the Golden Lotus Temple just up the road. I was in a really good mood and had to run down to the ocean to splash around a bit before lunch. I walked back up to Pizza Port with sand in my toes and got some lunch.

The vibe of the place was strange at first with the long hoffbrau-esqu benches end to end. Also, the fast food ordering caught me off guard. I asked the server what she recommended for lunch as I could just see pizza, pizza, pizza on the menu. She recommended the lunch special which came to be a salad, a slice and a soda. "How about a beer?" I inquired? She said an upgrade was easy enough. I looked at the beer menu and there I saw La Folie. My jaw dropped and I never looked back. "Just so you know, that is a very tart beer." I quickly rattled off something pompous about Flanders Reds and she seemed less hesitant about my selection. I took my beer to my seat and waited for an "Ed!" over the intercom. The place was nice, open and breezy with all sorts of "this place is right on the ocean" stuff up on the walls. Video games in back, benches up front; not much going on, but it had a lively vibe that put me at ease.

My food came and was quite tasty. A huge Cesar was followed by a slice of pepperoni. The seasoning of the slice was delicate and tasty. The flanders red went exceedingly well with it. All this for under $8? No f***'n way! I was in a bit of a hurry, so I finished my food and beer and headed off to my conference.

I can't say much about the service as it is fastfoody, but the server's knowledge and warning about La Folie impressed me quite a bit.

The selection was great. I love the whole brew pub/ beer bar selection. They had 9 of their own taps, two from Sierra Nevada, two from Ale Smith, two from Stone, an Avery, Bear Republic, Hollister, Craftsman, Fox Board and Ballast Point. Wow!

If in the area, this place is a must. I'd first stop by Paramhansa Yogananda's temple, dip into the ocean and then head to Pizza Port for a very pleasant morning.

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

Like many before me we made a trip to San Diego and made Pizza Port one of our destinations. The location was easy to find located on very busy Pacific Highway 101, although parking was a bit more difficult. But after our third trip around the block we got lucky as someone else was leaving. Once inside the place was a bit small with picnic tables lined next to each other amongst video games and random surf boards and surfer memorabilia.

To the left of the entry you can order food and beer. Although there really wasn't much of a bar, there was a big selection of beer to chose from. Both Pizza Port beer, roughly 10 or so, and guest beers, roughly 9. There seemed to me a bunch of Reds/Ambers Sharkbite, Sharkbite Imperial, Swami's IPA (although IPA felt like a Red). There were a few other beers, Irish red, pale, honey ale, dubble, porter, imp porter among others. Guest beers included Alesmith (My Bloody Valentine), Russian River, Avery, Sierra Nevada, Victory, Alaskan, Foxbarrell & Craftsman. We ended up taking a sampler of a few beers and I eventually got a pint of Swami's IPA. Overall the guest beers were fine, but there was a common theme with the house beers having a slight soapy finish.

We also ordered the Roam Pizza. It was ok, maybe a little overcooked but still decent. The price was typical. The staff mostly consisted of kids serving the food and two bartenders who were pretty busy, even on a Wednesday evening. Nice enough but because of so many people didn't really get to talk to anyone so not sure how knowledgeable they were. I did check out the brewing equipment just behind the bar and in a sunken area. Nice but pretty small for the amount of beers they had.

We did also go to Carlsbad later in our trip I if I were to go again I think I would suggest just to go there. More room, food was better, beers were better, and good staff.

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Photo of indiapaleale
3.55/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Ahh, Pizza Port. We managed to get a table outside which was key. It was just a great day to sit outside and have some pizza and great beers. Don't miss out on the beer buddies!!! The selection of beers was great, I love it when places have their beer and other local beers on tap. It shows a lot of class. Service is interesting, one line for food and the other for beer. The inside has random surf stuff, some Port Brewing and Lost Abbey stuff on sale and a big screen TV showing surfing. The draft list was great...4 in house IPAs (dry-hopped Belgian IPA was interesting) along with some other great stuff. Hop 15 on tap is such a great thing! We filled up some growlers as well which is another plus about Pizza Port. Not to be missed if you are in the area!

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

Came here for lunch with co-workers. Nice and easy-to-get-to location. While definitely a nice place, it's not quite as I was expecting... Bench-tables both inside and out (I need to take a bike ride up this way some weekend!), but (at least inside) there's not much notion of private tables... neither the most classy nor the most comfortable inside, but it works -- especially when there aren't many others there. Decor is simple and nice; not too bright -- there is a big TV there but it doesn't seem to intrude. A bunch of arcade machines there, but they're relegated to the back of the dining area.

Nice and friendly people working there... Great variety of beer on tap, plus a couple beers out of the keg. Only complaint was that it seemed that only a few other breweries were represented by what as on tap... would have like some more choice there, and if it were easier to tell which were their beers and which came from elsewhere. But really, it was a great variety of beer styles available. I had their house amber ale from the cask.

Price-wise their menu seemed really reasonable. I got the lunch special, which was very reasonable at $5 for a [large] slice of pizza and a fantastic salad. Everything tasted really great... I'm looking forward to heading up here again.

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Photo of jpweisel
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We went here during a trip to San Diego. Went to DelMar race track and then found this place while driving to another restaurant that had been suggested(never made it there).

The place was packed but people were friendly and one group actually moved over so we could fit at a table.

We had a few pitchers of a variety of beers. Pliny the Elder from Russian River was on tap and also had a pitcher of Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye.

Also, we got a pizza that was excellent. Next trip to San Diego will include this stop again.

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Photo of kleffman
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I think this is the original Pizza Port location and where the incredible idea began to make world class pizza and brew world class award winning beers. They have a good tap list, including guest brews and generally something on cask. The pizzas are fantastic, and really the only issue with this place is the seating. You better go at an off time or be prepared to get crazy on people and basically sit in their seat before they even get up. Parking is kind of an issue here too, but the side streets west of it offer plenty if you're willing to walk. This is a must visit, either this location or the Carlsbad one.

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Photo of Floydster
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Stopped here last night after a fabulous trip to Stone

Ordered a Rogue XS Old Crustacean barleywine first, and it was served in the appropriate glassware, five dollars was a good price for this, considering a 750 ml bottle is around fourteen dollars

Other guest beers there were Lightning Fulminator, which I tried later, Russian River Damnation, Ballast Point Yellowtail, Sierra Nevada Harvest and Brown, and Fox cider, not a bad selection, but not as good as Carlsbad

They had about eight of their own beers, Grumpy's Pale and Hot Spots Hefeweizen were the two that I had, also there was a cream ale, Ponto Pale Ale, and amber and stout, pints of their own beer were only four dollars, but unfortunately they did not have any Lou P. Lin, Synergy, or the Mother of All Beers

Had a pepperoni and sausage pizza, but it was not as good as the one I had at San Clemente a couple months back, the sauce was very different and lacked the sweetness I liked from the last place

This Pizza Port was very crowded and loud, took us about fifteen minutes to find a seat, a lot of young people, seemed like a college crowd even though it is not really close to any bug universities

Getting bear was easy and fast because you just walk up to the bar and order one right there, bartender was nice and gave me some free taster glasses

Place was pretty cheap, only spent twenty-five dollars total, fifteen for the pizza and the rest on brewskies

Probably my least favorite of the Ports, but still not bad and good beer selection for the small amount they carry, would go back if I was in this area and was too lazy to drive to the fantastic Carlsbad location, or further down south to the Liars Club or O'briens Pub

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Photo of Damian
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5

I visited Pizza Port Solana Beach on my West Coast trip this past summer. Being an East Coast guy, I find the combination of "beer and the beach" to be an odd yet intriguing concept. When my friends and I arrived here on a weekday evening, the place was packed with both families and groups of adults. Inside, patrons sat at long picnic tables. We were lucky enough to snag one of the few tables on the deck out front. My friends and I ordered a seafood and veggie pie and I had a pint of their Hop 2 It double IPA. The Hop 2 It was quite good. It was a zesty, highly-hopped, West Coast DIPA that reminded me much of the Pliny the Elder I had sampled a few days earlier. There were about ten or so other Pizza Port tap offering (some of which were only available at this location) as well as about a dozen selections from other craft breweries. The wait for our food turned out to be unbearably long. When I checked on our pizzas, I was told that the kitchen screwed up our order. This unfortunately happened twice. The first time we were offered a free Caesar salad and the second time we managed to get a free pitcher of Shark Bite Red (no complaints here). The Shark Bite Red was amazingly rich and well-balanced. I simply could not imagine a better beer to pair with pizza. As for the pizza however, it had much to be desired. The West Coast may have the girls and the weather to brag about (and, dare I say, the beer) but the East Coast is definitely king when it comes to pizza. I think I may have had more impressive pies from Dominoes at 2 AM. This aside, I really enjoyed my visit to Pizza Port. I will be sure to remember my "beer on the beach" experience again when I am back in Massachusetts, shoveling snow in mid-January.

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

pizza and beer!

this formula is perhaps the most perfect in all existence.

atmosphere is well, stereotypically californian. surf boards and all that crap. thats okay, im not in new england. picnic tables and lines, noise, a bit chaotic. my local friends told me it was the calmest they had ever seen it.

i will give them a good score on service because the people were nice enough, but its basically a cafeteria. not a place i would go again, as i need a bar and someone to tend it for me to feel at home.

selection is good, as usual. oh weird, a bunch of awesome californian beers. the pizza port beer i had actually wasn't very good, well atleast the double ipa was under carbonated and a bit too sweet. i'm just pretty picky i guess. i wish i had time to try more of their stuff, but the crew was not a craft beer bunch so on we went.

food was good. very filling pizza. i have gained a few pounds since arriving here. better than starving.

if you can spend a few days at these places, get the calendar they have, as it shows whats on special and whats going on at each place. sometimes you can get cheap food or cheap beers.

a great value, thats why people come. its just too bad its so popular, atleast for us.

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

This was my second Pizza Port visit, after Carlsbad.

This joint seemed to have a bit more atmosphere than Carlsbad, but there was no "traditional" bar. I can easily understand how newbs could be confused at these places when trying to do simple things like get a beer, order food, and pick up same. I was forewarned, so I asked questions to avoid any angst.

Again with the great tap list! I was so overwhelmed with them all I had to remind myself I was there to enjoy Port beer, and not Russian River. Ok, so I had some of each. Excellent beer no matter how you look at it.

Food was really good, I just got some pepperoni slices for lunch, but they hit the spot. Service was good, everyone was friendly and helpful.

Got the lunch special - $6 for a slice, a beer and a salad. No way you can complain about that!

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