Pizza Port San Clemente

Pizza Port San ClementePizza Port San Clemente
Pizza Port San ClementePizza Port San Clemente
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

301 N El Camino Real
San Clemente, California, 92672
United States

(949) 940-0005 | map

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Reviews by TheLongBeachBum:
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TheLongBeachBum from California

4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

There we were: I had some beers for xlperro & he had some for me. So where to meet to swap these fine beverages?? Hmm, well the Pizza Port at San Clemente just happens to be about 1/2 way between us both & proved to be a great venue for a Sunday Afternoon stop for a few Pints.

Restrained from the outside, only the round Pizza Port decal breaks the monotony of the white painted frontage of what looks like a Spanish Bodega. The ground floor entrance has outside seating either side of the centrally located front entrance set back from the front & shielded by the upper floor from the Sun.

Inside there is a bar to your extreme left behind which lies the Stainless Steel Brewery. Immediately in front of you, behind a curved wooden staircase is the Pizza kitchen. As myself & xlperro perused the beer list on the ground floor bar, we were politely informed that the serving bar was upstairs. So we transgressed the curved wooden stepped stair-care & found ourselves facing out to sea – but looking at the upper bar. The taps are behind the bar area, and the list of offerings is to the left of the bar. A rather nice young lady helped us with a few tasters at times as we pretended to struggle with the choice of beers. In the end for our first beers, I tried an El Camino India Pale Ale; Big Dog picked the Six Pence Scotch Ale. Upstairs at the back there is an area full of Arcade games & a row of picnic tables, whilst against the wall are some more private booths if you fancy some smooching.

Then – like a Bolt out of the Blue – who should turn up but fellow BA “AtLagerHeads”, a really nice surprise indeed. So we managed to pinch some of his Pizza & chat over a few more beers including the Poche Pale Ale, the PP Porter & the Golden. The Porter was the first round that myself, xlperro & AtLagerHeads shared, it was served on Nitro and it certainly took the edge off the spicy Pizza I had just devoured.

The Pizza is ordered just as it is elsewhere at Pizza Ports, you place your order, go get a beer, sit down, then they will call your name so you can collect it when it is ready. The Pizza selection is pretty good and you can customize your Pizza if you want.

Don’t think that the Pizza Ports are chain-like and are all the same, far from it. They are all worthy of a visit, all brew their own beer and are well worth a few hours of your time.

Cheers to xlperro & AtLagerHeads for a great Sunday afternoon!!!

Nov 03, 2003
More User Reviews:
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jophish17 from Georgia

3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Aug 02, 2019
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Lucnifter from California

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Nov 02, 2018
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mecmd from Tennessee

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jul 27, 2017
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Eirik336 from California

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Jul 08, 2017
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Studfarm69 from California

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jul 05, 2016
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deniserat from California

5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jun 15, 2016
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SimcoeKid from California

3.84/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Apr 08, 2016
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Redgoatman from California

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Nov 03, 2015
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Always enjoy stopping by Pizza Port's San Clemente location. There's an upper and lower bar, with mostly in house Pizza Port selections, though they do carry a handful of guest selections as well. Solid pizzas, just like Pizza Port's other locations. The worst aspect, the place can get noisy; the best aspect it hosts great beer fests from time to time (that manages to stay a bit under the radar).

Oct 22, 2015
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Goalcam from California

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jul 15, 2015
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Handsome_James from California

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jul 11, 2015
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ShanePB from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jun 24, 2015
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chrisjws from California

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Definitely get the Swami's IPA when you're there, its an OG IPA from the earliest days of the San Diego brew scene.

Very cool vibe. I was there on a bright sunny day, so the view was gorgeous. Chill pizza place right off the beach. Eclectic decor, a lot of beer related decorations.

House beers were great quality, as were all the guest taps. Great overall beer list. Pizza was really tasty and fresh.

Service was okay, nothing special but nothing negative.

Selection was great. As mentioned, the beer list was awesome in quality. The quantity was there too with a wide assortment of styles. I did a few flights to get a look at the kind of stuff they were making and was impressed.

Apr 13, 2015
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Benish from Wisconsin

4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped there twice in one week while camping just outside of San Clemente. The first time, we had pizza and I had a Swami IPA. Very good experience. The people there were very friendly and the food was solid. It was family friendly and plenty of food to pick from. Same for beer. I had higher expectations for the guest taps but I guess you just have to be there at the right time. Regardless, there was still a lot of beer choices, especially their own. The second trip once again was outstanding. It was in the middle of the week and during the afternoon so it was quite and slow at the time. We ate at the second level and ended up talking to a friendly couple that sat at a table next to us. Overall, it was a very good experience and recommend any family to visit the place for the food and beer.

Mar 22, 2015
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benzalman from California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Feb 23, 2015
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Mplsbrew from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Feb 13, 2015
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HopHead84 from California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Nov 26, 2014
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kingpin1010 from California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Oct 25, 2014
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JackNip from Delaware

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Oct 24, 2014
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Tamigleo from California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Oct 15, 2014
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HaoleToYouToo from Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Oct 10, 2014
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wethorseblanket from California

4.22/5  rDev 0%

Oct 10, 2014
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sean_paul from California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Sep 12, 2014
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Tom-Peters from California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Sep 04, 2014
Pizza Port San Clemente in San Clemente, CA
Brewery rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 6386 ratings