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Pizza Port San Clemente
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
301 N El Camino Real
phone: (949) 940-0005
(Place added by: xlperro)
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Reviews by jcalabre:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Pizza Port San Clemente opened just a few days ago in downtown San Clemente. Parking is nearby in public parking areas; just look for signs as you're driving down El Camino Real. Also, if you can part on the roof, if you use the street that runs parallel to El Camino Real, between ECR & the freeway
This is a two story building, with bars and tables both upstairs and down. I've been to Pizza Port Carlsbad and getting food is the same process here: wait in line to order, then goto your table until they call you to pick up your food.
My wife & shared a sampler of their beers. Their APA, "Poche Pale", was a quite nice balance of hops and malt. The other brews that they had brewed on site were: an IPA ( all hop flavor, somewhat one dimensional); Norbert Doppelbock (nicely roasted malt flavor, but w/ a touch too much of hops for me); Trestles Wheat (a nice crisp German/American wheat).
Considering it was pretty busy, our food came up quickly and bar service was fast. What's particularly nice is that you can bring your kids here and have a nice brew.
08-01-2003 04:58:18 |
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More by jeiiVP
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This place is in my home town of San Clemente. Pretty decent beer joint food with a focus on pizza of course. Really good selection of beer and the guys who serve it know what they are talking about. Great atmosphere in downtown San Clemente just blocks away from the beach. I am trying not to be a homer since I live here but this is a great place to go for beer lovers.
06-05-2013 03:58:05 |
More by C3likesbeer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
I stopped in at PP San Clemente driving back up to LA to check out a different PP location. It's a pretty crowded spot inside with 2 floors that each have a bar. I headed upstairs since there was less of a line and I was only getting beer. They had approximately 15 of their own beers on tap with a few guest beers as well. All the beers I tried were served at a good temperature. Service was very good even though it got a bit busy going up to the bar again. Definitely a different vibe than the Carlsbad location, but I would definitely stop in again in the future.
03-12-2013 16:45:33 |
More by UCLABrewN84
vibe: 1 | quality: 2.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $
Disinfectant smell overwhelmed us at the front door and gave me a headache. The air is not healthy for anyone especially the babies and young kids that were there. The wooden stairs have and seating, consisting of padded wobbly park benches are worn and shabby looking. Because of the lack of sound absorbing materials the place is cold and noisy. The walls are stark white and have dirty light switches.
Carpeting is dirty. Beverage machine served flat coke and clear soda Dr. Pepper. There are torn off labels on all napkin dispensers what hold very thin napkins. Paper plates are cheep so you need to at least double up to support pizza. Game area and toy machines to the ceiling are unsightly. Basically the whole place needs to be redecorated and cleaned up.
We enjoyed the pizza but we will never return there unless it gets under new management who changes the place for the better. This place is crying for a Restaurant Rescue! Restrooms: shabby, toxic smell of disinfectant permeates even a few feet before you enter.
Because of the condition of the place we just didn't feel comfortable.
01-17-2013 06:08:29 |
More by LottieSue
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
It's hard to not like a place with so many interesting beers, pleasant staff, and a friendly atmosphere. About two dozen beers on tap, and as usual, always something new and strange. The Pizza Port beers are inexpensive and come in every flavor and style. They make a variety of Milds and lighter beers which are better than average. I have not really been disappointed by any of their beers, but they compete with so many intriguing brews from California and beyond, plus there are always a few Belgians and generally a German beer or two. They had DF Festina Peche, which I had not seen before on tap, and a roster of strong ales.
They have some quite interesting pizzas they name after their locations. I liked the Ocean Beach pizza, which is all kinds of unusual vegetables plus bacon. And I eat pizza about as often as I eat mince meat pie. Great crust, I think they have this down to a science.
I go to the Ocean Beach location a lot, and it's usually a pleasant experience. This one in San Clemente is a little funkier, but somehow more jolly. It's the only beer place I come to in this part of southern California. Service is cheerful and even the most unlikely-looking barmaid is knowledgeable about the beers. A great town and worth a stop if you're heading to or from San Diego.
09-07-2012 05:37:03 |
More by mactrail
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
A) ‘cause I was in no shape the other night in Carlsbad.
B) ‘cause Ben took the shuttle to the work conference and left me the rental.
C) ‘cause I could.
D) All of the above…
Drove down the coast and saw the ocean Pacific. San Clemente, San Clemente, San Clemente, okay, I must admit; the ‘more parking on the roof’ sign kind of threw me (thought it might be one of them ‘tourist deterrents’), but I circled around to the road above, and rooftop parking, it’s true. Came down from atop to the 2nd floor bar & seating, and then ran the wrap around staircase, its trim lined with guest tap handles, down below to the ground floor (I’m ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille).
Red tile floorings, log rafter ceilings with exposed ductwork & a dangling grist case, and white walls all around, mirrored up on the end. Picnic tables in rows along the far wall, a food ordering counter to the rear, and a small “L” shaped bar to the left; dark wood topped with a stainless steel trim, light wood base and piping foot rail. It’s a 2 tiered deal with 3 seats atop on the short end looking on a row of 24 nondescript tap handles (and a handpump on the far end), and another 5 seats on the step down long end. Mash tun & brew kettle behind the bar (like) right there. They’re brewing as we speak, oh, sweet sweet wort a-wafting. 4 X 8 horizontal board on the end listing tap selections; house & guest, and 6 wines listed on a slat board. Surf prints & surfboards adorn, a flatscreen cornered, drop lamp lighting, and shirt & shwag cases to both sides of the front doors. 4 bar counter tables on a slight balcony out front through the panel window doors pasted with brewery stickers not their own, off the bar, and a similar space outside on the other side of the doors with a pair of picnic tables.
Parked at the bar and got into it. 12 house beers, sampled them for those who couldn’t. O.B. Foam Ball (English Pale Ale), served on nitro, a good EPA; Ripper (English Pale Ale), a bit hoppier than the Foam Ball, also quite good; Trestles (Golden Ale), a decent Kolsch as those go; T Street Wheat (Hefe), good cloviness, banana, too; Chronic (Amber Ale), I don’t know, I swear I get some coconut back there; Pier Rat Porter, chocolatey, roasty, very good; Shark Bite Red, a bold malty presence, works for me; 5th Sympathy Saison, spicy notes, pleasant; Pseudo IPA, grainy & grassy, but does not suck; Feeding Frenzy (American Strong Ale), big, sweet hoppy thing; Order in the Port (Imperial Stout), 9.5%, licorice, bitter chocolate, win; Dusk till Dawn (Imperial Coffee Porter), a big goddamn coffee beer. Pier Rat Porter, Shark Bite Red, & Order in the Port American Stout were the best of ‘em.
+10 guest taps, mostly craft from coast to coast (Russian River IPA, Alesmith Nautical Nut Brown, Sierra Nevada Juniper Black Ale, Karl Strauss 23rd Anniversary Old Ale, Mad River Jamaica Red Ale, Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, Victory Hop Devil, Allagash Big Little Beer), with a single import (Mort Subite Kriek) and cider (Fox Barrel Cider) in the mix. And the notforementioned cask Firestone Double Barrel Ale (ESB).
And a light bite, perhaps, it being the hour for such behaviors, and what with it being an essential part of the whole ‘food & drink’ combo, and all. Inside voice screams “No, Ben, there will be no goddamn chicken Caesar salad!” I will have the teriyaki wings (tasty, but I would have liked ‘em a bit more done).
Wandered back upstairs to see the show. A sign reading “If you saw it in a commercial, we don’t have it. Welcome to a brewpub” sits over the upstairs bar, something of an “L” seating 6 or so currently. Flat screen above a center tap row, boards listing the tap selections to both sides, and flats in the corners. A ½ dozen boothings along the far wall, and a dozen picnic tables in rows or solo. Vintage surf prints, great blown up black & whites, and flats in the corners. Phil’s Golf Game 2000andfucking12 over here, a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ pinball machine over there, and a gaming corner around the bend with configs I’ve never seen. Reboots, bootlegs, don’t know, not asking; and can’t be called upon to tell. Front corner holds a fireplace kind of thing. And on the other side of the bar, a front balcony bar counter space overlooks N. El Camino Real and ocean points (I can see why people go west and don’t come back).
Jasminetender served at Port Carlsbad Real Ale, too (She would have been a hard one to forget), pleasant, cordial, knows her game. Good tunes, although I don’t know what to make of Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ Come on Eileen played reeeeal fast (‘Save Ferris’ from what, exactly?) Not a bad crowd of early afternooners getting their Port on. Easy Breezy Monday afternoon down the coast some.
09-05-2012 13:36:29 |
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