The Lost Abbey

BEER AVG
4.06/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

155 Mata Way #104
San Marcos, California, 92069-2983
United States

(800) 918-6816 | map
lostabbey.com

Notes:
Owned by Port Brewing Company. Not affiliated with Pizza Port.

Port Brewing beers:
http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/13839/

Added by Todd on 09-01-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
57
Ratings:
25,810
Reviews:
8,091
PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
312
Reviews:
77
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
4.15%
 
 
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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 77
Reviews by Eriktheipaman:
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.45/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

I've tried plenty of their beers but have never been to the tap room before this.

The room had a giant bar with plenty of seating which was awesome. You could walk around and look at a lot of the barrels which was also pretty neat. They had about 10-15 of LA and Pizza Port beers on tap which was more than I expected.

The only downside was the staff didn't seem very friendly or happy we were there. No real complaints I guess but its easy to tell when someone is enjoying what they do and someone just doesn't care.

Ill probably stick to going to Pizza Port but I'm glad I checked it out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jbaker67
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of caveman
4.6/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

This breweries tasting room is very nice. Not much on the eyes, unless you do enjoy drinking while forklifts drive by, I happen to enjoy it. The bartenders are great, selection is fantastic. I recommend a stop to taste and enjoy.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of epyon396
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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

Photo of CPAles
4.73/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of daem3384
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cmrillo
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dleiner
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

What says come in and have some damn fine beer better than an open garage door? A spacious, welcoming taproom situated next to the fermentation tanks in a large, open air industrial space. This is where the beer is made and they don't spruce it up - nice change of pace! After all, if the beer is good who cares about the scenery?

That said, the staff is very helpful and quite laid back. They talk up their brews and gave great recommendations. Hopefully you get the bartenders we had and not the condescending ones noted in other reviews.

Selection is great - they have Lost Abbey & Port on tap, including seasonals, limited and BA offerings. We split a flight of year round and seasonals, and then had a handful of BA tasters from both breweries. Some of the year round stuff is above-average to good, but the seasonal and BA sauce was delicious.

Space is small and there are not a lot of barrels to sit at, and it is indeed in an industrial complex with very limited parking.

No frills place with some very cool stuff on tap - get some.

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Photo of Mista_Carta
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of datpingao
4.97/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of SmokingWood
3.03/5  rDev -30.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Studfarm69
4/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of dexterk1
4/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of sunrats
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Holopirek
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CAcker
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.92/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Yet another nice to place in northern San Diego. So many places to stop in at. You'll want to rent a party bus or have a DD.

I enjoyed a few tasters here but also was slightly disappointed not to find some wild barrel-aged beer on tap or something of the sort. They did have a few taproom only beers so that was a plus.

The space is big and garage-like, which seemed pretty common with most of the northern San Diego breweries being in industrial park spaces.

Prices were decent and service was friendly.

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Photo of AdamSteve
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA
4.06 out of 5 based on 25,810 ratings.
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