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Pizza Port Ocean Beach
Active Beers: 267
Beer Ratings: 14,086
Beer Avg: 3.89
Taps: 40 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1956 Bacon St.
phone: (619) 224-4700
(Place added by: 12VoltMan on 05-22-2010)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 35 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Long open tables with a few taller booths. Order your food and beer at the counter, beer comes right up and your food order is called out as it gets done. Low-key, very Southern California vibe on the Friday I went there. Music was extremely Christian, which was weird, and for being sort of weepy it was too loud.
The beer list is great, it's like a full beer bar plus a brewpub together. Cali heavyweights, Belgian oddities, and Port's own creations. High on quality with damn good selection.
Beer service, as mentioned, is order-at-the-counter, which requires standing up and placing your order as opposed to lounging at your table. However, you can gauge the line yourself, you get your beer right away, and the register will keep your tab without holding your check. Positives.
The pizza was really good. Vegetarian options in most of the country far lag behind California, and Pizza Port proved the rule. We had two great pizzas and there was plenty else on the menu that looked good. One downside: no salads available.
Pizza Port in Ocean Beach is a nice little restaurant and bar. I would go there all the time if I was in the area.
05-11-2011 00:18:38 |
More by BretSikkink
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I visited Pizza Port while staying with a friend in Ocean Beach - he recommended we meet here for pizza and beer (really??). Its a brand new building and done well inside for what they are going after. It is minimalist with picnic tables inside. Very, very difficult to get a seat in here. We made the mistake of going on a Friday night. Pizza is a bit expensive but is actually really good. Its essentially self serve - just stand in line and order - pick up when ready. Great beer selection with lots of guest beers and their own. Outside patio seating also adds to Pizza Port. I havent been to any of the others, but this one is really good. Maybe I missed the bottle selection?
05-06-2011 23:00:19 |
More by NorCalgrowler
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Pizza Port OB is always busy no matter what time of day you go in, being only a block from OB pier. Many locals love to head down for wing night or happy hour and grab some of the better selections of local beer around. I would recommend OB Cronic, brewed specific for this location or the Where's my Light Saber....
All in all the beers are great and the food is your average pizza and bread rolls, hot wings, etc... If you are looking for a place to grab a quick cold one for your thirst, then you have come to the right place.
05-05-2011 03:21:29 |
More by Dankbeers619
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Visited here with the family for dinner on a Wednesday evening. Very open space with a small bar to the left when you enter. There's probably 5 or 6 rows of picnic tables for seating. There are also some high top tables out on the sidewalk. Very laid back feel. You have to go to the counter to order your food and to the other counter next to the bar for beer. The beer selection was really nice. They had about ten or twelve of their own brews on-tap as well as about two dozen guest taps. Wide variety sure to satisfy. The pizza was amazingly fresh. From the crust to the sauce to the toppings....you could taste freshness. Delicious. My first visit to a Pizza Port, so I can't compare this one to the others. Family friendly place definitely worth a visit.
05-04-2011 12:18:33 |
More by Imstillthegman
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
This place is decorated like all the other Pizza Port locations. Surf boards, picnic tables, video games, and brewing equipment. I am glad to see a new location in San Diego. It is close to where I used to live, and I would have loved it if I still lived there.
Unlike Pizza Port Solana Beach, I felt like the staff was a little snotty. I feel like Ocean Beach in general is a bit snotty, so I guess it just goes with the territory. It is hard for me to say what exactly the problem is, but I just felt it.
The food is the same at all Pizza Ports. Probably the best pizza I have ever had. Get the whole grain crust. The beer selection was also great. They always have a massive and diverse selection.
This place is kid friendly, and that is great since I have 2 kids, and still enjoy going out.
Maybe it is just me, but I felt that it was a bit more expensive than I remember. I understand inflation, but $20 for a medium pizza kind of sucks. Maybe it was always that expensive at Solana Beach, but I dont recall it being that way. It isnt so bad that I would not come again though.
Overall: I am in the area for work from time to time, and it is certainly closer to Coronado than Solana Beach, so I am sure I will come back again. You really cant go wrong with Pizza Port.
04-01-2011 01:36:05 |
More by OStrungT
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
This is what i would consider my local bar. I come here at least once a week. Most of the time I am there for their lunch special, $6 for a slice of pizza, a salad, and a Port beer. The bar staff is super friendly, and don't be shy about asking for a sample of something you haven't had before. They have a bunch of taps (about 40), including beers from their own site and other pizza port beers. They usually have a about two sours on at all times, which I enjoy. The prices are okay, not the best, but not the worst either. I wish they had better 'happy hour' deals. Instead they have special pricing on a few beers and that is it.
The food is fairly good. I do not enjoy the piggy bites or the portzel. Their pizzas are good. I suggest getting mediums or smalls. It seems the crust is thicker (and fluffy) and the toppings are stacked high, where as on the large they seem spread out.
03-25-2011 05:52:02 |
More by nanobrew
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I waited 15 years for a Pizza Port down near me and finally got it. If you have been to the other locations be sure to stop in to the OB spot, the brewer is cranking out some fantastic beers.
The place is still a bit sterile for a Pizza Port, but there are less kids than the Solana/Carlsbad location. There are plenty of tables, a nice outside patio, and a mystery rooftop deck that no one seems to be able to use. For some reason the Ports have gotten away from the surf/skate videos, so that is probably my only negative for the atmosphere.
Food and service is as expected based on the other locations, although I personally think the bartenders at the OB location are a bit more on top of their beer knowledge...the bar manager is doing a fantastic job. The tap webcam is also one of the coolest things ever!
Beer prices have been creeping up and the pours have been getting smaller for stronger beers. I wish they used tulips for the more expensive beers, but being a beach location I understand.
All in all a successful expansion of the Pizza Port empire, I should just sign over my paychecks to them now!
02-28-2011 23:32:46 |
More by mrkrispy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Fellow lardass, t0rin0, and I came here after a few ticks at Stone for some more beer ticks and a "place tick".
This is sort of fancy for a Pizza Port, the interior, anyway. Maybe it's just because it's so new. But you've got the usual picnic bench style seating as well as some smaller bar table type options. Nowhere to sit at the bar itself as far as I noticed. The bar is pretty much just a beer pickup/order window.
Like all Pizza Ports, you have your choice of several house beers and a nice guest taplist. This one seems to have the most options (other than Carlsbad), but certainly more than Solana Beach.
The beers are pretty good for the most part, but there are a few duds, too. We didn't get any food as we had scarfed down a few dozen double cheeseburgers in the car before coming inside, but it's your standard Pizza Port fare.
It's out of the way for me, compared to the other locations, but it's a really nice spot and I hope to make it back here again.
02-07-2011 22:15:57 |
More by womencantsail
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5 | $$$
After 10 or so years of failing businesses in this same building (Java Joe's, Bol Weevil, and that piece of sh*t Boston bar), Pizza Port opened up this past summer and I think they're here to stay.
The atmosphere is typical of other Pizza Ports - open, spacious, airy and packed with kids, parents and a handful of locals who like good beer and (slightly above average) pizza. The juke box is one of those digital ones with a 1000 songs to choose from, so its easy to find some tunes that everyone likes. I generally opt to sit outside on their patio that faces Bacon St. (which is a nice option over sitting inside).
The quality is on point with their other establishments - good selection of craft ales with a wide array of styles, and some tasty ones brewed on-site. They've really cut back on what they are brewing on site right now in comparison to the summer (supply and demand I suppose), but their business has scaled back considerably as well (pretty much just local families and beer drinkers now that summer is over - love it!).Their pizza/beer lunch special (which is actually a great deal) packs the place from noon until 3pm, but then opens up nicely with little to no wait for your beer; which is what brings me to my one major gripe about this place - when it's busy it takes 20 minutes to get a beer, no joke! (2 bartenders serving 30 or so people - just do the math - the process verges on inexperience and lack of bar service knowledge) And you gotta have your I.D. ready even if it's your third time to the bar with the same bartender (this gets old real quick and seems pretty obnoxious if you ask me).
The food is pretty solid, not amazing but consistently above average with fresh ingredients and home made pizza dough - the Pizza Solana and Pizza San Clemente are off the hook! A bit pricey for the area, but I suppose you get what you pay for.
In all honesty though, at the end of the day it's about their beer selection, and what they brew on-site is always tasty and fresh; a bit pricey and no happy hour, but having a place like this walking distance from my house is worth paying a dollar over what the price should be. Also - the "pint of the day" at $3 is a damn good price - they had Green Flash ESB in there this past Monday for the "pint of the day" (always a good one).
12-08-2010 18:42:20 |
More by DeanMoriarty
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is a fairly new location and a very nice clean place.
Went there yesterday with a group of 8 and was worried about seating because of the Charger game but was pleased to find plenty of it. We ordered some beers and food and stayed for a few hours to watch the whole game.
Pizza Port always has a big selection of their own beers and are all solid brews but nothing too special. They also have an extensive guest selection on tap.
The food is pretty good and at a fair price. They also have a lunch special with a slice of pizza, salad, and a drink which you can sub for a pint for a total of $6!
I cant wait to go back!
10-25-2010 16:59:06 |
More by Eriktheipaman
Pizza Port Ocean Beach in San Diego, CA
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