Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen

BA SCORE
97
world-class

126 Ratings
Ballast Point Tasting Room & KitchenBallast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

2215 India St
San Diego, California, 92101-1725
United States

(858) 695-2739 | map
ballastpoint.com

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Added by mactrail on 10-20-2013

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Ratings:
126
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
3.85%
 
 
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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Beachops
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of mpc175
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Got here to late for food, menu looks great.

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Photo of Mooskabear
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of arizcards
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Visited earlier today after a day of roaming the San Diego Safari Park with Da Boss.

Vibe was good for a Tuesday mid-afternoon with the crowd primarily being either skaters or tourists. Could see this would be a happening place in the evening. Large establishment with indoor/outdoor seating i would guesstimate at a 200 person capacity.

Quality of the brews were good...it is Ballast Point!

Service was very good by the young dude taking orders at the bar (self serve bar). Food came out in good time and order. Very nice bunch of kids working there.

Selection must have been at least 30 maybe 40 taps of all BP product.

Food was very good as Da Boss enjoyed her BP Burger and i had the Bruchetta sandwich which was very good.

Definitely stop in if you are staying in downtown San Diego...you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of spartanlaker
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of TheBasedElliot
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of krbrevard
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Junichi
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of HippieDave56
4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Cramerican
4.71/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Intlpostman
4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Brown120
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of jjboesen
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

While beer is not actually brewed on-site, this is a tasting room-restaurant located in Little Italy: the venue is a large room with plenty of space to eat, drink and schmooze. The large L-shape bar is the center here; above the bar is the currently changing draft listing of delicious (30+) Ballast Point brews. Of the many breweries in San Diego, I consider BP one of the best. There is food available, but no table service (it can be ordered at the bar, however.)
Great service, excellent grub and some superlative beer (at decent prices) in a fun atmosphere makes BP a must stop for anyone on a San Diego beercation. I recommend the following beers: Piper Down Scottish Ale, Black Martin Porter, Double Dorado IPA and a wonderful stout that goes by the name of The Commodore.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Lucked into a visit on Victory at Sea day at this Little Italy location. It was a true treat.

Tons of variants on tap and a nice price for some tasters, a bottle to go and a collector's goblet.

I was pleased with the food, especially the poke and the duck nachos, although the price pushes the boundaries a bit.

It's nice that Bottlecraft is close by so one can hit both in one visit.

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Photo of TheKlevin
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The first place I went when I got to San Diego, awesome tacos, and an amazing draft list, place was crowded but everything went smoothly, would definitely go back!

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Photo of Jauten
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of archerdc
4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Tough venue for a bachelor party (too many guys who didn't know each other and too loud for easy conversation). Food is just average bar fare at higher prices. That said, fantastic beer selection and good service. Would work much better for 2-4 people at a single table, at the bar, or in the cozy lounge seating in the back. I will definitely be back on my next San Diego visit.

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Photo of scxcrunner
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

My wife and I really enjoyed this place on our visit to san diego. lots of fun beers on tap and decent food. great place to relax and have some fun after a full day exploring the city.

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Photo of M_chav
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of socon67
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Came here during San Diego Beer week. Incredible offerings and some experimental taps. I had the Red velvet cake (beet & chocolate stout) plus Ginger Big Eye IPA. Food was also top notch. Easily a highlight of any trip to the area.

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Photo of Redgoatman
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen in San Diego, CA
4.42 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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