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About 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.

721 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Brewery

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 9:00am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Mission

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 581-2337

Website:
http://www.pbalehouse.com/

Entertainment:
Pacific Beach Alehouse features live entertainment on just about every night. Please check our website for further details.

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.

Executive Chef:
Denise Covert

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pacific Beach Alehouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

67% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (4)
Scenic View (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Waterfront (2)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Authentic (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I found this place by chance. In my opinion it will be Better by day. It waa wayyyy too loud in the evening. If you can sit upstairs aim to do so. If you are a sports fan it is great for sports watching gatherings.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was not good. The service was slow and they switched waiters in the middle of serving us. Place was cool looking.

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Sports
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

On vacation with the family. Food is okay , balcony is nice. They had a shrimp special, all you can eat - the had three options-this was a good value
Interior & balcony really worn- I am sure their best business is a party joint

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The buffalo chicken flatbread was truly amazing. I’ve had it often at other places. This was great. You’ve got to ask for vegi-burger but you can get it anyway the beef burgers come. And they have tv’s everywhere so you can see Syracuse beat Clemson like I did. :)
Excellent food and service. Highly recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. Top it all off with a beautiful sunset and a relaxed atmosphere. We couldn't have asked for better dining experience. We can't wait to go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Went for the Thursday night all you can eat shrimp and was not disappointed. Yummy! It was crowded and loud, but definitely worth it .

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

If you want a quit relaxed meal don't go here. It's dark noisy and not comfortable. I can't think of anything good to say about my experience there.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Enjoyed the food, service was excellent, just off of the beach. We had our meal out on the patio and it was still pretty noisy..... I say that now because I am old, if I were younger I probably would have said "what noise". We enjoyed our visit and we would recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Lovely time here, must sit upstairs. Wouldn't have enjoyed it as much if we didn't sit upstairs! Would recommend :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, People Watching, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Just a lovely spot to sit and look out over the ocean.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great food! Beer ok, price to expensive you can find better places with better prices of beer and food.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The view from the upstairs dining was great...but it was loud there. The service was excellent. The craft beer and the food could be better.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Came for birthday brunch. Had a reservation for 8 people but no table was setup for us so we had to split the Party up between two tables making it very awkward. Out Server was uninterested and rushed and seemed like she did not want to be there.

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great spot to take our teenage sons--selections they enjoy and also for our foodie tastes. Busy and noisy, but prompt and attentive service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Live Sports
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Good place to eat in a popular centrally located part of Pacific Beach very close to the ocean. Walking distance to everything.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Nice place, close to the beach with patio seating

They do not take same day reservations so we had to wait about 30 mins

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Service was great! We really enjoyed our visit during happy hour even though it got a little chilly outside .

Tags: People Watching, Great Beer
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was excellent. I had the house red ale and it was very good. For food I had the beer cheese burger medium well with​ a fried egg added on. Perfect. Great fries. We ate on the top floor and had a nice view of the pier in the distance.
No load in music which too often is the case with Beach pubs. I don't want to go deaf, I just a meal with a nice ambiance. So I will be coming back to Alehouse.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We sat out on the patio and had great service! The wings and shrimp/chips were A+

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We were in town and wanted seafood that evenings but also wanted some place near the beach. The all u can eat shrimp on Thursday was yummy and I would definitely return. Nice place with great service.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 6, 2017

The service was great. Food was marginal. We had chicken tacos, as they were the special for taco Tuesday. I would think the special would be an outstanding item on their menu. Not so much. Chicken was pretty dry. It wasn't a horrible meal, but I probably wouldn't eat here again.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 2, 2017

I enjoyed the experience, but I ordered a steak medium to medium rarer and it came totally well done. The waitress could not have benn sweeter, she immediately took the entree back to have another made. It arrived relatively quickly - but the relacepment was just as well done. I just ate the shoe leather.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Every dish was okay, but not memorable or return worthy. Very loud. Almost too loud for normal conversation. Tables and chairs weren't particularly comfortable.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Amazing place. I was in town for business and we ate several other places before finding this gem. We ate here three nights in a row and was never disappointed. Aleah and the serving staff was truly amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I normally do not write reviews and I travel a lot but well worth a shout out!!

Tags: Waterfront, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Super yummy and fun enviroment but service was a little slow (and we went there 3 different times during our stay).
Maybe not the best family friendly place if you have little kids but if your kids are good at resturants and flexible-this is definately a must stop and eat place in my opinion. The Ale fashion was super delish!!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great food. Large portions. Very loud. Service was great from the hostess to checkout.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great service, great food, reasonable cost. A little noisey due to younger crowd. Liked the music, Classic rock.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Live Sports
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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Great food and service. One small problem was dealt with immediately.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Good food, decent service, fun loud environment, would definitely go back

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Favorite place for brunch with friends. Love the Local breakfast and the Bloody Mary's are awesome!! Best around!! Nice quite environment but also hip!! great for family or the young hip crowd. Has class compared to most of the bars around there. You can sit inside or upstairs outside with ocean view is great!!!place is clean and up too par!!! My favorite place for brunch in PB by far!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Food. Was delicious great place to see some sports

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 28, 2017

This is a hotspot in Pacific Beach and mostly it's a younger crowd, although you wouldn't feel out of place no matter your age. The service is quick and friendly. We sat on the main floor. They have a big second floor overlooking the ocean, but it appears to be more of the bar crowd there. We came for dinner. The food is pretty standard bar fare and it was all good. I split a great salad and one of the flat breads, which was tasty.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went there for Valentine's Day and went back the next day

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2017

PB Alehouse = great food, drinks, atmosphere and service!

Tags: Fun, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Amazing food and great selection of beer. Been a few times and food is always great.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Excellent and tasty food. The second best mussels I've ever had--the best in Albania. Steak cooked as ordered and on a bed of a most tasty concoction. Desserts lush and rich.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2017

The hostesses were great, the bouncer was super friendly, our waitress was great and the food was delicious. The only problem I had was there was some guy at the bar watching the game, and he kept yelling "f***" after every play. I usually don't care if someone drops the f bomb, but when it's done every minute, then I have a problem. The female bartender only went over to get her phone from the guy, so she obviously knew him and could care less. There were also a few kids around, so someone should have calmed the guy down.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2017

A fine place for younger folk who like loud music and lots of TVs. Definitely not fine dining.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Waitress completely ruined potential great place to eat. We watched her at all the other tables it's really like she should not be a waitress. She didn't care about the facility or the diners.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Went here to catch a football game. Had a great meal as well. Also was here for Christmas dinner, the prime rib was perfect and our server was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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