Amplified Ale Works- Pacific Beach

4.8
92 Reviews
$30 and under
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!
What 92 people are saying
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4.7
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4.8
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JovaniF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, never disappoints with some good drinks too 😉

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vipManda
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great view/vibe/food and view! Decently healthy and gluten free options available!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ocean view deck, good people, great food and beer!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beers

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Extremely disappointing experience. Waited at our table for 15 mins before we were even acknowledged to ask for a water. The service was beyond slow and got our order wrong twice. Food was decent, but wouldn’t recommend unless you have no other place to eat.

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AlexanderK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place in PB. Great food and views. Service is very fast as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good variety of beers and the food and service were excellent and the only issue was that the heaters were out of propane and it was a bit chilly but I would absolutely go back!

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Murphee
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Was very disappointed in our server. We told him a gal in our party just got engaged (literally happened second before on the beach) and instead of showing interest just said “I don’t know your life”. It was weird and gave a sour vibe for the rest of the night. We weren’t looking for anything like freebies, but some interest or even a “congratulations” would have been way more appreciative and appropriate.

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Seaen
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing beer, amazing staff, amazing atmosphere and amazing place.

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RachelW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great beers :) Love the ambiance and vibe.

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AmberA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They changed the hours for their happy hour, we were bummed but still ordered food and drinks. The food is great, atmosphere is fantastic. Service is very so so.

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KasiaL
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the drinks! The service is always good and you can't beat that slight ocean view.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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vipRickN
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Been here a few times and always sit on the patio outside and bring our dog. Food is always good and great for sharing, Beers are always very good as well

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service. Would be nice if they offered more vegan food options

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MichaelS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great location and space! Beer is excellent, service was a little slow but they were busy. The food was okay.

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amos
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

No human help in ordering. Very frustrating as special requests were difficult or impossible to communicate. The order didn’t get entered correctly- as we are not employed at the restaurant and didn’t do it right. One persons food didn’t make it on the order. They brought it later and took it off the Bill but the whole experience was frustrating and impersonal.

The open table app allowed a choice of seating options but reality was outdoor only.

It was cold and our heater didn’t work. It was hard to flag down a worker. Once we got one, The worker just looked at the other heater near us and walked away - apparently it was too complicated to put down an umbrella in order to start up the heater.

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vipJimh
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service from Sara. Delicious citrus salad with steak kabob added, pita with lamb, fries, and beer.

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EliP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great and the waitstaff shows up with a smile and a fantastic attitude! Amplified is our favorite place in PB

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Robby
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem of PB! I've been coming here since it opened

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was to celebrate my friend getting his green card after years of trying. The staff treated us awesome as normal! We are regulars here and this is why we keep coming back. Love this place 10/10

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vipKeeley
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best spots in PB. Must have the falafel

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AnnaL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time! Service was wonderful. Will be back.

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vipJimh
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great citrus salad with sirloin kabobs. Excellent dinner with lamb and fries. Outstanding service.

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Jared
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best beer garden in San Diego, fantastic food and brews.

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MeganH
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a regular of this place because of its awesome ambiance, beer, food and staff. It hits the spot everytime!

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NileshC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The falafel and doner fries are really good! The beer is decent. Good energetic vibe with a friendly staff. Dog friendly and following safety protocols.

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vipLouLu
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day to enjoy Amplified! Great beer selection and the food was fresh and very tasty

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LauraD
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the falafel and the zucchini, as well as the lamb bowl.

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vipmikeh
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in PB to eat and enjoy the view of the pacific ocean. Great beer, great food, very consistent and a great value for the money. Nice wide range of options for both beer and food. Covid service is superb.

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vipJimh
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryan excellent service. Enjoy the beers, shrimp kabobs, fried zucchini, and donner lamb pitas with lamb and fries. Great view. Excellent value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Doner fries were amazing. then we shared a skewer plate with shrimp, sirloin, and falafel and we were not impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was great!! Food was good, fun atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fun hipster brewery vibes! Service was a little slow but the food and drinks were great

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Chase
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful. I certainly plan on coming back soon!

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JenH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places in PB. As locals, we love bringing our friends and family. The food and beer is amazing, music is always on point, and the you can’t beat the view. The servers have always been fantastic as well.

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vipJimh
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
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
19 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
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, beer, and outside view

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 92 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.