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Pizza Port Brewery and Restaurant
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Jimmy James
post Sep 10 2007, 03:38 PM
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Pizza Port has been serving up "Tasty Grub and Grog" for 20 years. There are 2 locations in Northern San Diego County and one in Southern Orange County http://www.pizzaport.com/map.htm and the microbrewery is in the old Stone facility in San Marcos http://maps.google.com/maps?q=155+Mata+Way...ap&ct=image

Atmosphere: The original location in Solana Beach is low-key and casual with most of the seating being at several long "community" style wooden tables with benches. There are a few smaller tables inside and outside on the patio which fill up quickly. There is a big-screen TV with surfing videos rolling, and a few arcade games in the back. You order your food at the counter inside and get your beer at the bar. The Carlsbad location is bigger, has a more "open" feel with higher ceilings.

Service: The service is what you expect for a pizza joint - nothing fancy. Beers flow quickly, salads and appetizers come out pretty fast and pizzas can take a while. The employees are friendly.

Beer Selection: There are two chalk-boards, one listing the several beers from other micros they are serving, with the second board listing the house beers. The house beer selection will typically include the Sharkbite Red, Swamis IPA, Port's Porter and other ales. They may also serve a seasonal brew that could be a Witbier, Saison, Mild or just about any style of ale, but it will be good. The selections in Carlsbad and San Clemente are similar, with a range of west-coast style ales from light to dark and a Belgian ale or two mixed in for good measure.

Food: Salads are fresh and simple served in a good-size bowl. "Beer-Buddies" are pizza crusts dipped in garlic or cajun spices and go down well with the wings. The pizzas are excellent and are what put the 'port on the map in San Diego before the brews became well known.

Summary: If you are near the North San Diego coast and hungry, thirsty or both, you'd do well to stop in one of these locations. They can get crowded during peak times for lunch on weekends and dinner every night. Check their website for announcements about events and brewery tours if you want to visit the San Marcos brewery http://www.pizzaport.com/

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