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good beer and good thin crust pizza

Hubby likes good beer and I like thin crust wood fired pizza. Can both be found at the same place?

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  1. Pizza Port definitely fits your good beer criterion. The pizza - has its fans and its non-fans, and I'm not sure it fits the "good thin crust wood fired" category, but it sure wouldn't hurt to try. You've been around here long enough (at least I think) that I'd be surprised if you hadn't given it a try yet.

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    1. re: RB Hound

      I think Pizza Port's pizza is pretty poor, honestly. It's not thin, it's not wood-fired. It's edible, though. ;-)

      1. re: Josh

        Yeah, the pizza is pretty meh. The way to fix the problem is to have a pitcher before ordering the pizza.

        1. re: jmtreg

          I've had some that are better than others. It's no Bruno's.

      2. re: RB Hound

        I would smuggle in a Bronx Pie to pizza port.

        1. re: stevewag23

          I would smuggle in Del Mar Pizza!

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          Del Mar Pizza
          211 15th St, Del Mar, CA 92014

          1. re: steveprez

            Bonjournos up and over the hill from the Solana Beach PP location ...

        2. re: RB Hound

          Pizza Port pizza isn't thin crust, isn't wood-fired, isn't good. Besides that, it fits the bill. Beer is good.

          Blind Lady Ale House would probably fit the bill. Good beer selection, and the pizza is quite good. Thin crust (a tiny bit soggy, in my opinion, but not terrible), top-notch toppings and cheese. It's the only place in town that I've been to that even comes close to what you're asking for. (Not 100% certain the pizza is wood-fired, but I think it is).

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          Blind Lady Ale House
          3416 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

        3. The beer is easy but, I wouldn't get your hopes to high about thin crust za, depending on where you're from. RB just named your best possibility.

          1. Two places:

            1) Pizzeria Bruno Napoletana - best pizza in San Diego, wood-fired in an oven imported from Naples. They have two excellent beers on tap: AleSmith's Anvil ESB, and Czechvar. Czechvar is a really good Czech pilsner that goes well with the food here.

            2) Blind Lady Ale House - Incredible beer selection, decent pizzas (alas, not wood-fired, but still tasty and thin-crust).

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            Blind Lady Ale House
            3416 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

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            1. re: Josh

              I agree. Pizzeria Bruno Napoletana is the place she is looking for.

              1. re: oerdin

                I agree with Bruno'sas well - but the place needs to upgrade its beer selection.

                1. re: jmtreg

                  I think he should ditch the Stella and add two more local craft choices. Maybe Wahoo Wheat and Black Marlin Porter.

                  1. re: Josh

                    Stella is Europe's version of Coors, IMHO.

                    I'll have to try out BLAH sometime soon.

                2. re: oerdin

                  As much as I like Bruno's, and eat pizza elsewhere only under extreme duress, I don't consider it to be "thin-crust" pizza.

                  For me, that's Bronx.

                  I think you should go to Bruno's instead, but don't expect NY style pizza. Expect better.

                3. re: Josh

                  Bruno's sounds like the perfect compromise. Thanks so much! I won't be in the area again until mid-June but it sounds like fun. Thanks.

                  1. re: Josh

                    Last time I was at Bruno they had Alesmith Horny Devil on tap as well. Not sure what it replaced.

                    1. re: JRSD

                      Li'l Devil or Horny Devil?

                      Horny Devil seems awfully big for the food.

                      1. re: Josh

                        I'm pretty sure I saw Horny Devil on tap there a week ago.

                        1. re: Josh

                          It was labeled L'il Devil but was actually Horny Devil. It was a little big for the food but still worked for me.

                    2. I've never tried the thin crust pizza at Lefty's, but they have a pretty good beer selection, and it does look good.

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                      Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria
                      3448 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

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                      1. re: jmtreg

                        I've always considered Lefty's the classic blue collar joint sort of place. Yes, the stuffed pizza is great and I love the place but in a place like Lefty's you have to wear an old baseball hat, get a pitcher of PBR, and go all out with the stuffed pizza. Classic midwest food like Lefty's just cries out for it. ;)

                        1. re: oerdin

                          Ballast Point Yellowtail works beautifully with the food as well.

                      2. Hubby sounds like my kinda guy! Pizza Port has great beer but unfortunately, the pizza, while made well with quality ingredients, is not thin crust. :( The Blind Lady Ale House does fit the bill in terms of thin crust pizza AND great beer.

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                        Blind Lady Ale House
                        3416 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA