Ballast Point Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.93/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

10051 Old Grove Road Suite B
San Diego, California, 92131
United States

(858) 695-2739 | map
ballastpoint.com

Notes:
In addition to Ballast Point Brewing Company's Old Grove location, they still have brewing operations at their old location in the back of Home Brew Mart. You can get growlers/bottles and do tastings at both locations.
Home Brew Mart / Ballast Point
5401 Linda Vista Road, Suite 406
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 298-2337

Ballast Point also runs tasting hours at the brewery. Please check their website for details.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
168
Ratings:
62,094
Reviews:
13,372
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
387
Reviews:
69
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
5.25%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by guityler83:
Photo of guityler83
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Right in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego, Ballast Point was easy to find. Parking around the area was more difficult, but if you go during the day or don't mind throwing down a couple shekels for parking, you shouldn't have to walk too far.

When we walked in it was bustling with people (nearing 2PM), luckily we a table of people was getting up from there spot and asked if we would like to sit down. The drinks were ordered right up front when you walk in and the list is displayed on two big flat screen TVs that rotate, which makes it difficult to find what you are looking for if you go through in detail (like I tend to do). But eventually I went with a flight of beers (IPAs, a smoked scotish, and a lager if memory serves).

Food is done in a hybrid-cafeteria style, order with a window then you get a number and they bring it out to you. The food came fairly quick, about two sample size beers quick any way, and was tasty.

From our spots you could see the brewing equipment encased in a glass room, shiny stainless ready to go. I would have liked to talk with one of the brewers, but the place was super busy. The beers where fresh, but nothing mind blowing, they did have a very wide selection.

Overall a great spot for a night out, lunch or just to stop in for a pint.

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Photo of McFinniganOfTheFinnigans
3.17/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5

Honestly I'm interested why they cost so much. Truly not worth it. Just hops shoved in a bottle to call it a beer.

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Photo of Kurzman
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of JaminStov
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Mooskabear
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

By far, the best tap room I've been to. Odd location in the middle of a residential area but tons of Taos, experimental brews, great patio and grilling outside

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Photo of Keeling
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Richie_Rich_
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

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3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.61/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

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4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SamuelChiavetta
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of dtreindl
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Mickt465
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of StoutBoi
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I really enjoyed stopping at Ballast point in San Diego. Had a Nitro pineapple sculpin on tap, which was delicious. Not very big inside, but had a grill and nice bench seating on the patio. Had a very nice selection and everyone was friendly. I would come here over and over when in the area.

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4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

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Ballast Point Brewing Company in San Diego, CA
3.93 out of 5 based on 62,094 ratings.
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