Pizza Port Carlsbad

Pizza Port CarlsbadPizza Port Carlsbad
Pizza Port CarlsbadPizza Port Carlsbad
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

571 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Carlsbad, California, 92008
United States

(760) 720-7007 | map
pizzaport.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.97
Beers:
359
Reviews:
1,822
Ratings:
6,386
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PLACE STATS
Average:
4.33
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
249
pDev:
8.08%
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TheLongBeachBum from California

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The pub is very easy to find. Exit I-5 at Carlsbad Village Drive & it is about 1/2 mile on your left as you head towards the beach.

As you enter, it is a one floor building that has heavy “Surfer Dude” orientated décor. Surf boards hang everywhere from the ceiling; all colors, shapes & sizes. Old photographs of beaudacious wave-riders continue the theme. The one room appears to amplify noise. Loud talk, the calling of names for Pizza collections & general banter, can give the bar a boisterous feel when first entered. This gives the place a rather happening feeling.

Tables separated by small booth like barriers run down the right hand side, these seat 4 people - just. To your immediate right is a small wooden floored raised area that has some bench like Tables & Chairs. The centre has a collection of long bench like tables, giving it somewhat of a beer hall feel.

At the back of the building is the in-house Pizza kitchen. Dominated by a double Pizza Oven, one of those that has slow but continually moving belts though a long Oven. You place your order to the left hand side, & later when your number/name is called, you collect it to the right hand side. They come in 3 sizes & a myriad of combinations. The Pizza’s are top notch quality & reasonably priced. Close by the Pizza pick-up point is a door that leads to an outside area that has seating & makes a very nice outside, albeit fenced, drinking area.

The Brewery is on the left hand side, & leads to the most important part, the Bar. This is located in the back left hand corner. You have to go here to get served. I actually prefer this to waited service, so I enjoyed this aspect. Service was quick & courteous as well. You can take your beverage of choice and sit down at one of the many Tables, or stay at the Bar if you wish. Choice is excellent. I never counted the beers on offer, but there were at least 2 banks of 6 Taps. Colorful hand-made signs are stuck above the bar like large fridge magnets – these detail the current tapped offerings. The beers were awesome, especially the IPA’s. The quality of the house beers was exceptionally high & it would not be folly, or false praise, to say that some of these beers are world class.

The Pizza Port holds Beer Festivals occasionally; these are exceptionally well organized & executed. I have done both the Belgium Beer & Real Ale Festivals this year. I will definitely be there for there next one; a Winter Beer Festival in December I believe.

*Highly Recommended*

Jun 01, 2003
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putonyourwalkingshoes from California

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Expect long waits here compared to other locations although the quality of women is better and this place is just fun. Worth the wait after you've downed 3 beers it'll be in the top 10 pizza joints you've been in.

Jan 13, 2020
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Keeling from California

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

May 22, 2019
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DrinkThemAll from California

4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Mar 29, 2019
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wvbeerdad from Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Mar 16, 2019
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ThaChaz from California

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Jan 06, 2019
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santig0nzalez from Paraguay

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Oct 08, 2018
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Aakash from California

4/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Sep 08, 2018
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t2grogan from Arizona

4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Feb 28, 2018
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Jonnydrinker from Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jan 24, 2018
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AlexCarls from California

4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Nov 28, 2017
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SDRedDevil from California

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jun 22, 2017
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fthegiants from California

3.94/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jan 26, 2017
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Sep 10, 2016
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Awesome place, and usually have lunch here on my way down to San Diego. Awesome tap list, great pizza, cool staff. If you're not into pies and brews at a chill pace, don't bother. Cheers!

Jul 27, 2016
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Drew_V_dt from California

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Jul 15, 2016
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deniserat from California

5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jun 15, 2016
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HippieDave56 from California

3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

May 29, 2016
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2beerdogs from California

3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

May 29, 2016
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SudsTerkel from Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

I was in San Diego on biz and made a point to make a pilgrimage to PP as I'd not been there for a decade or longer. They're still holding strong, with more suds goodness on tap than I reasonably [and safely] could enjoy. I had a superb Citra IPA, a coffee/chocolate laced Stout and a dandy ESB. I appreciated PP's laid back scene and the friendly atmosphere; the place was full of families, bikers, beach hounds, and beer fiends just like like me. If that appeals to you, by all means, stop by. I'm sure it can get pretty crazy during the peak summer months but whatever delays you endure will be worth it.

Apr 30, 2016
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chrisjws from California

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Mar 26, 2016
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aknalley from Texas

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Mar 15, 2016
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philsunset from Michigan

4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Feb 13, 2016
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pinballplayer from California

3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Jan 18, 2016
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TexasMethod from Texas

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Great atmosphere with great beers and selection. Food was good, but definitely made better by the beer. Would happily return and recommend to friends.

Oct 28, 2015
Pizza Port Carlsbad in Carlsbad, CA
Brewery rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 6386 ratings