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Pizza Port Bottle Shop

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

47 Reviews
Pizza Port Bottle ShopPizza Port Bottle Shop
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

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

(760) 720-7007 | map
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 tjensen3618:
Photo of tjensen3618
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%

This bottle shop is right next to the Pizza Port Carlsbad restaurant.
It basically looks like it's the adjacent storage/boiler room for the restaurant, but they decided to throw a bunch of coolers in there and sell some beer, sounds good to me.

They had around 10 coolers filled with primo quality crafts and imports. The place is small but and they make great use of the space by only offering the beers you want, and none that you don't.

The selection score gets bumped a point because they sell single bottles of beers that are normally only found in 6'ers. When buying beer that can get as expensive as $20 a 4-pack i can't stress enough how important having the option of buying single bottles is.

There are a few standing only tables where you can consume the beer on site sans glassware if that's what you want to do. The guy working there was nice and the prices were fair.

The 1-2 combination of the restaurant and bottle shop is a must stop if in the area.

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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

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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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%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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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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