Amplified Ale Works- Pacific Beach

4.8
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55 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Amplified Kitchen & Beer Garden first opened our first PB location in 2012 with the goal of creating a music-themed community gastropub for people to eat, drink, and enjoy ocean views on our outdoor patio. Today we stay true to this ethos serving original, scratch-made Mediterranean-style food such as our pomegranate sirloin skewers and our locally famous doner fries.

Our beer options provide something for everyone. Whether it’s our flagship Electrocution IPA, our 2016 World Beer Cup Gold medal-winning Whammy Bar Wheat, any of our 20+ offerings across the flavor and style spectrum should satiate your cravings . Like so many of our favorite bands, we don’t presume to be categorized into a particular genre. In that vein, you’ll find us regularly discovering new one-off takes on lesser-known and hybrid styles.

We are dog Friendly!
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Jimh
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding service from Heidi ! (Best service in town) Delicious donners, spinach salad, fries. Midnight toker beer my favorite beer anywhere.

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VivianS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great view, great food, and service was perfect!

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PAStones
Poconos
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our visit. Sat outside and it felt safe even though it was a busy Friday night. We have been here several times before but this was the first time we reserved a table. Glad we did. Service was attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, beer, and outside view

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ErinP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit this place every time we are in town. Awesome food and patio. Great staff. Worth the visit.

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vipmechilton
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good place. Food was great but an interesting menu for a brewery so check it out before you go. Again good but interesting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to pacific beach from AZ and as a vegetarian, it’s hard to find anything to eat that’s not fish and Amplified had a nice platter with pita, hummus, fried zucchini and falafel. We also ordered a side of their French fries and they were delicious. Their food overall was very tasty and we were in and out in about 30-40 minutes, meaning service was fast! Will definitely come back!

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AndreaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved the experience at Amplified Ale Works in PB! They treated me and my puppy with such amazing care and service. I had the kitchen managers son as my server and he was exceptional. Will be back.

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TylerE
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came late to our reservation, and the hostess was totally understanding and seated us immediately. The food and drink was spectacular, do yourself a favor and get the Doner Fries.

My favorite aspect was the service. The waitress was prompt and helpful, and actually steered us away from certain beers based on her questions and how we responded. She wasn't trying to just sell anything, she wanted us to have a great experience, and we did! Cant wait to go back.

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite venues in Pacific Beach for happy hour. Great second story setting with views of the beach and sunset.

Their beers are very good in my opinion, and usually the food would get four to five stars. The lamb that we ordered on top of our doner fries was brutally over done, thus the two stars for the food. We had a chicken donor fries order that was very good.

We will be back for sure!!

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Jimh
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service from Sara as usual ! New cook did a great job, everything was delicious. Recommend the zucchini, salmon kabobs, and all the beers. Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my family and everyone was so happy with their food! Our server was awesome and the patio felt safe and comfy.

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AndreaG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience here for a bday!!!! Def recommend

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Karina
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best hidden gems in San Diego! The view is amazing and the ambiance is exactly what you want for an outdoor beer garden overlooking the beach and ocean. The food is solid for a brewery, specifically their doner combinations! Not your average greasy gross food and has lots of healthy options. The bevvy's are also great from their beer to sangria! One of my longtime favorites in San Diego!

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RedlandsTraveler
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Amplified for Sunday breakfast / lunch - 3 of us had the fried chicken sandwich on the breakfast menu - and it was great. FYI - I ate it without bread and with the fried egg, super good. One of the other diners had chicken kabob with fries - which were also excellent.
The beer selection was great, we brought home a crowler of STRATACASTER - which was a favorite.
The tables offered an online menu and individual hand sanitizer with plastic separators - they've done a good job of keeping the restaurant safe but still comfortable.

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JamesL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It these COVID times, it is hard to find tables for large parties, but Amplified Ale Works-Pacific Beach accommodated us beyond our expectations. Our table for six was ready on time, all staff was wearing masks and keeping surfaces wiped, and all tables were socially distanced away from each other, while still managing to create a fun atmosphere on a Saturday night. Nice beer selection, and their specialty fries were AMAZING!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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GabiG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Divine food with one of the slowest services around. If you have time, go for it.

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Kate
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! Great draft Beers, too

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RosannaC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ocean views! Dog friendly, we sat on the patio and the service was amazing. Definitely going back!

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JamesC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was amazing, great service and beer knowledge.

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Lindz
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat with my pooch. Great beer, food and staff!

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Jimh
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service from Sara ! Delicious Midnight toker and electric Mudd beers.
Enjoyed the Bonner pita sandwich and the mixed plate with shrimp. Great views.

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TonyaH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our customer service was amazing! Our host and waitress went out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable night!

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vipROXIEDINES
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I am a fan of this location. You have outdoor seating and ocean views along with great beer selection.

Their kabobs are great, although this time around I found the serving to be small with only 2 small kabobs on the plate and the rest filler of rice and salad.

Service is great. Our server Tiana, was on top of things and very friendly.

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AmberA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every time we go to amplified we love the food, always a great view on the deck. The only thing that can lack sometimes is the service, the servers don’t try to make conversation or chat or be friendly whatsoever it’s very to the point and that’s it. The service is always just OK to me.

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Cheddar
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place hasn't changed a bit. Great food. Though covid has made venturing out much different, Amplified hasn't lost their touch.

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ElyceG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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ErinP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Amplified. It has been our first stop a soon as we come to the beach every year for family vacation. Excellent food, and we love the patio deck. Great GF options.

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Jimh
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service from Tabitha ! Wonderful view of ocean

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryka Ohana was in town so we had to do it right and take her to a great establishment. As usual, Amplified did not disappoint!

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Lindz
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! Our dogs love it here! Great food, drinks and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food as always

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JohnW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food that was also healthy. As always the view was special. The people working were exceptional. And not sure why but I’ve had a bad beer there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love this place. Good vibe. Good food. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Loud, lots of large parties yelling & screaming. I feel these are the places that spread coronavirus. Dismissive service my staff.

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Flowers
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating! Beach views and delicious food and beer

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to get the donor fries! And all the beers are amazing!

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Rebecca
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Amazing food, great drink selection, fun service! 10/10 highly recommend

FAQs

Amplified Ale Works- Pacific Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 270-5222.

Amplified Ale Works- Pacific Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.