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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1/5  rDev -77%

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2.68/5  rDev -38.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.9%

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3/5  rDev -30.9%

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

Photo of Keeling
3.18/5  rDev -26.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of Nichols33
3.23/5  rDev -25.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Not a huge fan of their beer (other than Cable Car and I haven't had Duck Duck Gose) and they didn't have anything great on tap. Was unimpressed with the few I tried. Vibe was ok, cool place if the beer was better. Food truck outside had some pretty good bbq.

I didn't get a chance to dip into the vintage bottle list, that could have been changed my perception of the place.

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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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Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Pros: World class barrel aging program. Pretty good price on tasters and pints relative to bars in the area.

Cons: For the most part awful bartenders/people that work there. There are a select few that can be okay but the rest are overly arrogant particularly the ones that work the front. Hot and sweaty bar area. Just atrocious in the summer. Little to no air circulation and sticky sticky floors. Food options limited to food trucks. Parking okay but the brewery is right in the vicinity of a police station.

Overall: Get the beer. Get in and get out or have a beer or two and hope you get lucky with a bartender you can tip well and still won't treat you like dirt.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of DonDirkA
3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

No seats, no real atmosphere and there wasn't really much available that I couldn't find at any Total Wine. I got a cool variant of Judgement Day called Mayan Apocalypse (much better than the original) and I was able to buy a bottle of Framboise de Amorosa, which was fantastic. but other than that there wasn't really anything special. Kind of a huge let down. I did get a kick out of seeing "Stone Parking Only" on the curb since it used to be the old Stone Brewery.

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3.64/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

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3.73/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.79/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Third time to the lost abbey and have to say they are doing a great job on setting up a better bar atmosphere which they now offer some vintage bottles such as isabelle proximus and duck duck gooze. Beer is always great and'em excited to find some great rarities to drink whenever I get there. Service is pretty good unless there is a ton of people waiting to get beer. They always have their year around brews on deck, but also offer some of their barrel aged brew as well. They don't have food service but when do they do have it catered like on the carnevale release they do have some great munchers. Pretty much the prices are the same as you'd get from the store if you buy bottles, but the pints and the taster are fairly priced.

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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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