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Pacific Beach Alehouse
Pacific Beach Alehouse

Pacific Beach Alehouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pbalehouse.com
  • Phone: (858) 581-2337
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 9:00am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Eric Sarkisian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Pacific Beach Alehouse features live entertainment on just about every night. Please check our website for further details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mission
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have some available free parking in front of the building and there is lots of free and pay up front parking in the surrounding area. Be careful not to park in the 7-eleven lot as they will tow your vehicle quickly.
A word from Pacific Beach Alehouse
With handcrafted beer, eclectic menu, friendly service, and a lodge-like ambiance, Pacific Beach Alehouse is anything but ordinary. Dining Out magazine calls us "a world class micro brewery and restaurant," and "a destination for beer aficionados, tourists, and locals.

We offer a wide variety of savory handcrafted burgers, flatbreads, and signature dishes. We brew over 10 signature beers on site and use our own brews in many of our dressings, sauces, batters and even desserts. We feature three separate dining areas, each with its own unique atmosphere. You can sip a cold refreshing beer on our Sky Deck while enjoying the unparalleled views of Crystal Pier and the Pacific Ocean, or you can cozy up to the fire pit on our patio. Inside you can relax with your friends at our brewers table adjacent to our microbrewery. No matter where you choose to dine, you can catch the game on one of our 19 high definition flat-screens or catch up with friends or email using our free WiFi.Continued

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Diner Reviews
  • "We made a reservation on OpenTable and were seated on time. The beer list covered a good range of ales, from Pale to Porter to IPA. I had the Pale and Porter and both were very good. The food, mahi, was awesome. The service was very good too. The one negative is that we were seated at a table near some very obnoxious people at the outdoor bar. They were just drunk and left others alone, but it was annoying. Everyone else was fine, though it was still loud."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Upon arrival we were promptly seated. Wait staff started off pretty good getting our drink orders but then things slowed down a little and it took a while to place our food order. One appetizer was comped because they forgot to bring it before our meal arrived (it arrived after). My wife asked for a diet coke, waited for ever and had to ask for it again. They were not that busy either and they seemed to have enough staff. Nothing major though waitresses just needed a little more focus. I will say that from the greeter, to the security guard to the wait staff, everyone was pleasant."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "First visit, we enjoyed every bit of the experience... The staff was inviting and the food was great... We commented on the Craft Beer and the Brew Master came out to thank us personally. Awesome place."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We went here to celebrate my son's 20th Birthday (April 9th) and had a great time. Not a lot of parking and we really wanted to be on the roof deck, but there wasn't any room to put two tables together when we were there - there were six of us. The restaurant is a block off the water, but you can still see the water and the beautiful sunset. I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "It's in a great location, but it really is more about the bar and sports than it is about the dining experience. It's really loud so having conversations is very difficult in groups more than 4. The food was pretty good, some plates better than others. I'd consider going again for more of a drinking evening as opposed to a dining evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "You can drive around and around and not find any open parking spaces. The place was unbelievably crowded. There was a guy at the door checking IDs."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Chose a rooftop patio table under the stars during March Madness with San Diego State playing Arizona. Great crowd - lots of fun. None of my guests were basketball fans but loved the setting and the food. Special commendation on the crab and lobster wrap."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Dined on the rooftop patio on a Tuesday evening. $3 well drinks and inexpensive appetizers led to an evening of grazing. Our party liked it so much, I had to take them back on Thurs night"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We went to the ale house to watch a basketball game .The Ale house was very loud as you might expect from a busy bar . Too my surprise the service and food was good. They were helpful in locating our fame on a tv directly in front of our table and the waitress was very attentive, despite being very busy. Overall a good experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had made the reservations through OpenTable requesting an upstairs patio table and we got there and they said they don't even do reservations for the Patio Deck and all the good seats were taken. The place is very cool and it's right on the beach, however the food was just okay; I got their classic burger and my boyfriend got their BBQ sandwich and we were both not very thrilled with the results. However, we did get try a few of their beers and they were all great! Not sure if we will ever make it back, we are from north county and the drive doesn't seem worth it to us."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Lots of TVs and great for watching sports. Food is better than the average sports bar."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "good for beer, not so great for food, small selection."
    Dined on 2/12/2013
  • "We really enjoyed the meal and the view. Weather was just right for sitting up top outside."
    Dined on 1/6/2013
  • "Had dinner on a Saturday night and it wasn't overly crowded. Food was good, the house beers were nothing special but drinkable, server was very friendly, and the seating upstairs has a great view."
    Dined on 12/29/2012
  • "For casual dining, a fun experience. We sat in the open seating upstairs on the roof. The servers seem to have larger sections, and aren't as attentive as I'd hope, but I still enjoyed my experience, my mother did too (went for Mother's Day)."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "Fantastic craft beer. The brewmaster is terrific. He sat at our table and talked to us about troubleshooting Dad's home brew and walked us through his own process. Excellent service and accommodated out Mother's Day group of 17 easily. Location can't be beat. Very kid-friendly during the day and I'm sure it's hopping at night."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "I was looking for a pub with decent food and this restaurant seemed to fit the bill. They were in between brewers and didn't have any of their own beer. The food was good but not great. The restaurant turns into a nightclub on weekends around 10pm. Definately a nightclub/bar goer type of crowd."
    Dined on 3/24/2012
  • "Drinks and beers were great. Food was good. Servers were helpful and accommodating. The only downfall was the very loud music for an almost empty bar, and the very loud table on the roof/patio. And apparently smoking on the roof/patio in San Diego is still allowed which was not appetizing while eating. (Compared to the no smoking laws in SF.)"
    Dined on 2/23/2012
  • "I received a phone call from reservations informing me that I couldn't have an indoor booth due to a restuarant event, which was fine. It was nice of them to let me know, although the call came barely an hour before my reservation. They were out of a beer I wanted, but the recommended substitute was an awesome choice. I brought a friend in town from the East Coast, who was impressed by food, atmosphere, locale, affordable prices. Great Pacific Beach brewery and I will definitely come back. The pasta with vodka sauce was delicious."
    Dined on 12/8/2011