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Pacific Beach Alehouse

4.1
119 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Great Beer
  • Live Sports
  • Bar Seating
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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Brewery
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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
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Phone number
(858) 581-2337
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Denise Covert
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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.
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Entertainment
Pacific Beach Alehouse features live entertainment on just about every night. Please check our website for further details.
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
What 119 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food and the Micheladas were delicious!

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I came for the beer. Was very disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We accidentally showed up during the final four basketball game. It was really crowded. They did a great job keeping up with crowd. The food was great. We sat outside which let us people watch, enjoy the weather, and watch the game. I am glad we came.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Thought the food was good and the service outstanding! Would recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was good I want to have brunch there with friends for my up coming birthday.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Good food and service. I had the chicken pot pie and some red beer. Tasty, though the place was SUPER loud. Obnoxiously so, but then again, I guess it is a bar, but still, it could be a bit quieter. I could not hear everyone at my table, and we were only at a four top. If I had 6+ people, I would not have been able to talk to half of them. Overall, not a bad choice though.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Typical burger/bar.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Visiting San Diego and wanted a few beers and some food. Drove by earlier in the day and liked the look of this place so we checked it out. Everyone enjoyed their food. I loved the Italian flatbread. It was huge and I thought I would only eat half...I couldn’t stop eating it until it was gone lol

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Our waitress was exceptional and all of our burgers were excellent. One person had the Bison burger, two the Alehouse Burger, and two the Beer Cheese burger. The bacon on the burger is very tasty.

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1.0Dined on February 13, 2018

This was not a good experience. My party of 8 ordered together, but two people did not get their two taco dishes for a long, long time after everybody else got their food. We had all finished eating by the time the last two dishes even came. No apology. Their food was cold, too. When we complained, the server shrugged her shoulders.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

A friend with whom I had worked here in San Diego was visiting from Indiana. So where does one take an out-of-town friend from Indiana, well to the roof of the Pacific Beach Alehouse, of course. The food, service and views were all top quality!!!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food!!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We had prompt service and food tastes great. I had the fish tacos and my husband had a burger.

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Maybe just an off day. It was Christmas and maybe they were short kitchen help. Waiter very courteous but we waited over an hour before our food was served. Food ordinary at best. Three menu selections sold out earlier. We don’t live in San Diego so won’t be back anyway.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Food took over an hour and that was disappointing. It would have been nice if the manager came to the tables to apologize.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

I have NEVER had a bad time at the PB Alehouse. The burgers are the best, and their beer is good.

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3.0Dined on November 25, 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.

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3.0Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on October 26, 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

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5.0Dined on October 13, 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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5.0Dined on October 12, 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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4.0Dined on September 28, 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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2.0Dined on September 22, 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.

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4.0Dined on September 1, 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!

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on August 6, 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 20, 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!!

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