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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Ratings: 387 |  Reviews: 69
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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Photo of erik_tragicmedia
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Jonespostal
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Studfarm69
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

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

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of FlaviusG
4.4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of sunrats
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of NickLopez40
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Ballast Point is the ideal San Diego Brewery.

Sculpin is and should be the benchmark for westcoast IPAs

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Photo of Mohawkhitchhiker
3.51/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of C-roll32
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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

Photo of Blazer22
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.73/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Very big place, feels very commericalized. It was crazy busy on a Saturday evening so service wasn't the best. Had a flight of 3 Victory at Sea variants which were all delicious. The stop was worth the flight alone, but if you aren't seeking out VaS variants, this place can probably be skipped. Lots of beers on tap though.

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Photo of WesM63
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bobbyhands
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Mike_Amps
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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

Photo of LXIXME
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NateDyk47
3.22/5  rDev -23.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.25

Went to Ballast Point while visiting San Diego. Good selection of beer, the 3 I had were pretty good. However, the service was terrible.

I didn't try any of the food, but it looked good.

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Photo of dmk82
4.94/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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