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  • Ranked #2 for bars in Carlsbad
  • Thrillist
    "pint of Port City Shark Attack West Coast Double Red."(2 Tips)
    Lance Z.
    "Shark attack double red ale was wicked."(2 Tips)
    Vickie M.
    "Great beer selection, fun menu and awesome service."(3 Tips)
    Pamela R.
    "Best bar menu in carlsbad."(8 Tips)
27 Tips and reviews
  • double red
  • shark attack
  • beer
  • cocktails
  • corn dogs
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  • Vickie M.
    Vickie McMurchieJune 28, 2014
    Beyond delicious. Great beer selection, fun menu and awesome service. Highly recommend the chicken and waffles appetizer and the short rib entree.
  • Ashleigh C.
    Ashleigh CaudillNovember 23, 2013
    Happy Hour 4-6pm daily! $2 off craft beers, $2 off beer flights, $3 off well cocktails, $2 off wine by the glass, and amazing food!
  • Lance Z.
    Lance ZieglerAugust 3, 2012
    The previous tips were all accurate. Excellent burger place cooked EXACTLY as ordered. Shark attack double red ale was wicked. Mac and cheese was very good.
  • Vincent
    VincentSeptember 15, 2012
    Friday night was busy, but had a good vibe to the crowd. During our visit they played Deltron 3030, AND Blackalicious! Great music and good vibes.
  • Inga I.
    Inga IntriagoJuly 27, 2013
    It gets pretty crowded on a Friday night. They serve food pretty late, after 11pm. Good looking crowd. Cross between hot hipsters and surfers. I like it ;)
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJanuary 19, 2012
    Navigate yourself to this spot & let your mouth 'discover' a pint of Port City Shark Attack West Coast Double Red. Soak it up with a bacon-wrapped corndog. Read more
  • P.
    Ok, we admit that we love this place for the very sexy servers. :-) Beers are great too!
  • Seth R.
    Seth RockwellNovember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    From their drinks to the food everything is excellent. The environment is very comfortable and inviting.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JonesNovember 21, 2015
    Usually busy on the weekends but has the best Craft Beer selection in Carlsbad!
  • Denette
    DenetteJuly 28, 2015
    Cool little place downtown by Vinaka and Coyote! Great food good cocktails and beers
  • Gary Y.
    Gary YashianAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place and great people. Try the bacon wrapped corndogs or the hanger steak.
  • Muddy
    MuddyAugust 12, 2014
    Craft beer, cocktails, truffle fries! No tv for those who don't want to miss a game
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BradyMay 15, 2012
    Try the burger. Best one I've had in long time! Cooked perfect.
  • Pamela R.
    Pamela RouseJanuary 6, 2012
    Best bar menu in carlsbad. Quinoa burgers, gourmet mac n cheese etc
  • Brent H.
    Brent HaugheyDecember 15, 2013
    If you like mushrooms, try the portobello fries. Very good!
  • B3r
    B3rNovember 22, 2014
    Guy asked bartender what IPAd they had on tap. Bartender said, "just look at the board, we have at least 12"...there were 3 listed...
  • Dom Z.
    Dom ZJuly 26, 2013
    Such a small bar with too many kids! Call the fire marshal !!!!
  • Nikki Q.
    Nikki Q.October 2, 2012
    Service is average at best, Brussels prouts, mac and and hangar steak were good!
  • Shannon D.
    Shannon D'OrsiJuly 5, 2014
    Drinks were heavily watered down. Quinoa burger was Disappointing. Nice atmosphere though & good beer selection
  • @SocialSweet S.
    @SocialSweet SpotJanuary 25, 2014
    Horrible all around, guy I was there with had bartender STEAL money from him, I had waitress STEAL money from me, and the food was disgusting...but I'm sure "it was all just a mistake" sure honey sure
  • Jan N.
    Jan Neff-SinclairJune 16, 2012
    The macaroni and cheese is incredible!
  • Karen P.
    Karen PowersJuly 30, 2015
    Bacon wrapped dates & sweet potato fries
  • Ronda U.
    Ronda UsseryJanuary 15, 2012
    Love the brussel sprouts and beers
  • Tim K.
    Tim KlineFebruary 9, 2014
    Corndogs are the best
  • Joe S.
    Joe SmithJuly 20, 2014
    Great service!
  • Maureen T.
    Maureen TaylorJanuary 1, 2012
    Lots of local brews.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SchwenknerAugust 9, 2014
    Awesome place.
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