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47 Reviews
Pizza Port Bottle ShopPizza Port Bottle Shop

Type: Store

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

(760) 720-7007 | map

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Added by PizzaPortBottles on 06-23-2008

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Reviews by vacax:
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Essentially a one-room destination with upright coolers lining the north and south walls. All the beer is in the coolers. The middle of the room has standing-height tables where you can drink the beer you buy. I haven't done this yet, as the tap list next door keeps my thirst well taken care of, but it is nice to have the option. On the service, side, typically there is just a cashier manning the joint, who I am sure could help, but has a priority of just ringing up the other customers.

The selection is great, but this is not place to come to buy a few six packs. This is where you come when you are looking for some nice bottles. Lots of high end selections, both domestic and from abroad. I have found more Belgian lambic varieties here than anywhere else in SoCal. They had also received a shipment of Baladin Xyauyu one time I was there. Prices can fluctuate a bit, some brews I seem a little overpriced, but then other items seem like a real good value. The only problem is with the selection here it is hard to walk out without spending a good chunk of change.

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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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