Pizza Port Bottle Shop

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95
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47 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

571 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, California, 92008-2304
United States

(760) 720-7007 | map
www.pizzaport.com

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Added by PizzaPortBottles on 06-23-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
81
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
7.37%
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 81
Reviews by Floydster:
Photo of Floydster
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%

I have stopped here about four times now and I always find something good, it is literally right next to the bar and pizza place, whether it be a hard to find SD local or some other hard to find beer, tons of imports, some of the breweries they carry are Port and Lost Abbey of course, Alesmith, Stone, Green Flash, Mad River, Cantillon, Deschutes, Lightning, Coronado, Ballast Point, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, Firestone, and many more, they have it all, some of the beers I have gotten in the past were Abyss, Lightning Old Tempest, various Jolly Pumpkins, and more recently Malheur 10, they have given me samples almost every time I am in the year of whatever they happen to be drinking, wish I would not have missed their vintage Stone bottle sale a few months back, they have keep some cool empty rare bottles along the window and I drool every time I look at the Cable Car with no contents collecting dust, place has like six or seven fridges in all, each stocked with great beer, prices are some of the best in the area, you can buy singles as well, they have held some cool tastings and have a cool staff, I even saw Vinnie in there last time, place is clean and small, you can even drink a beer you buy right there in the store and the stand up bar, they provide you with glassware and will sit and talk beer with you for as long as you possibly want to, I truly enjoy going to this place every time I am nearby

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

A good little spot to stop for bottles, especially if you are already headed to Pizza Port for a pint or two. It is fairly small but has a solid bottle list. When I was there, the service was very friendly and knowledgeable as well.

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Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of chrisjws
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of sankykid
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of speedrrracer
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

It's always nice to have a bottle shop around. No, it's not the most beautiful place, nor does it feature the largest selection, but they stock an impressively eclectic collection of good beers for so small a place, and enjoying a bottle right there is a plus.

As mentioned in another review, Texas Liquors, just down the street, does have a better selection. Love them too, but check the bottling date if you're buying something that is date-sensitive.

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Photo of cjw333
3.54/5  rDev -18.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Rutager
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mactrail
3.17/5  rDev -27%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

I would agree almost word for word with Bfarr's review three years ago. If you're at the Pizza Port and want to pick up something to take home, it would be the logical and convenient place to go. Otherwise I'd suggest Texas Liquors a few blocks east for a vastly better selection and about the same issues with old bottles.

Wide array of southern California breweries, though not a lot of depth. I did not find much of interest to me, even though they are so close to the Vista and Escondido brewing centers. But it's worth a visit if you're having a taste in the next-door beer garden. Though that suffers by comparison with the expansive outdoor spaces at Bagby just up the coast highway in Oceanside.

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Photo of DeeDee_Lat33brew
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of double2chin
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of GlassHound
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Ohsdrummer08
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of brewmastercat
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Rothobinide
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of vfgccp
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

This would be a great Bottle shop on its own, but combine it with the Pizza Port located next door and it is a match made in heaven. Great selection, and awesome outside area to enjoy a few brews with your food from next door.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of GeoChase90
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BreweryRun
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Pizza Port Bottle Shop in Carlsbad, CA
4.34 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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