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Feb 19, 2009 06:20 PM

Pizza Port in Ocean Beach?

I just read a rumor on beeradvocate that Port bought the Boll Weevil location in OB. I'm holding my breath hoping that the rumor is not too good to be true...

Anybody know anything about it?

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  1. Hadn't heard that.

    I ate Pizza Port once up in where ever the hell it is in North County and I thought it sucked.

    Did I miss something?

    I know people from North County rave about it, but I think that is a result of the meager options up there.

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    1. re: stevewag23

      It isn't the pizza I'm excited about...

      1. re: stevewag23

        "Did I miss something?"

        That depends on whether or not you like microbrew beer, I guess.

        1. re: stevewag23

          the only non-thin crust pizza in San Diego that i like, Pizza Port rules. Too bad there are 10,000 kids every time i go.

          1. re: stevewag23

            Pizza Port is famous for their house brewed beers, not the pizza. They regularly dominate the major, blind tasting national and international beer awards circuit. The pizza has some fans, but it seems that most, including myself, find the pizza fair at best.

            1. re: juantanamera

              I enjoy the pizza quite a bit and wouldn't mind having a closer location.

              1. re: juantanamera

                Gotcha. So I was missing something.

                I am not a micro brew fan.

              2. re: stevewag23

                Why, what was wrong with your beer? They even make pizza so you can gulp it down with something. One of the better breweries in town. =)

              3. If this means they're moving the Real Ale festival, or the Strong Ale Festival, then this is AWESOME. If not, its still pretty cool.

                Oh, as for Pizza Port, the food is meh. Go for the beer, use the pizza to soak up the alcohol you've consumed.

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                1. re: jmtreg

                  This may sound harsh - really harsh and harsher than I mean it to sound - but Pizza Port pizza reminds me of the pizza you get at bars or bowling alleys. A very good version of that, mind you.

                  To be fair, I would not be the best judge. I tend to go for the more powerful beers (though not necessarily the megahopped quintuple imperial IPAs), and my tastebuds are pretty much dulled by the time I get the pizza.

                  1. re: RB Hound

                    Having to torch your tastebuds, doesn't say much for the ZA. I'd probably go for the beer after chowing somewhere else.

                2. This rumor is TRUE! I asked the bartender at PP in Solana Beeach yesterday. They look to open in or around October 2009.

                  So excited!

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                    1. The new Pizza Port in OB is under currently under construction. The location is 1956 Bacon St.

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                      1. re: sdnativa

                        The only issue I can see (besides the potential influx of traffic and PB a-holes) is there isn't any new parking. The open area next to the building can hold 8 cars max, and they may turn that into an outdoor dining area or something instead of parking (construction hasn't gotten that far yet),

                        Parking in OB is already a nightmare, but not to add new spaces for something that will be popular like Pizza Port will make things much worse.

                        1. re: ekomega

                          This is a stretch, but maybe people will be inclined to walk and/or bike to a place in such a congested, parking-nausea area? I don't find PP all that enthralling but it certainly has it's devotees.

                          Agreed on the PB a-holes, by the way, although there are plenty here in the North Park bars.

                        2. re: sdnativa

                          I live in OB and have watched them build this up. Looks like a very cool building, great location. OB can handle the traffic, people park wherever and walk/bike/skate to the beach or Newport Avenue or wherever. The only time it's really a problem is on July 4 or during the Street Fair in June. They provide shuttles during the fair.
                          So, be patient, it's OB, good things happen to those who wait!