The Pacific Beach Ale House gives you the chance to experience the finest of dining at the beach. A spectacular restaurant that Dining Out Magazine calls “a world class micro-brewery and restaurant,” and “a destination for beer aficionados, tourists, and locals.” Here, you’ll enjoy what the Southern California lifestyle is all about in a trendy and tranquil atmosphere that offers ocean and sunset views and great music. As a world class brewery and restaurant you’ll enjoy craft beers made on-site along with a carefully created menu that highlights local ingredients in classic California cuisine. Spend your afternoon on their roof deck enjoying the picturesque scenery, sipping a craft beer, and sharing a flatbread pizza with friends and family.
When walking into the Pacific Beach Ale House you’ll wonder if you’ve entered an upscale ski lodge; think luxurious log cabin meets the beach. Rich, dark colors create a dramatic interior; plush chocolate leather couches, large chocolate leather booths, and dark wood tables fill the space. The walls are a deep red on the top half and stone on the lower half; a wall of windows allows you to see straight into the microbrewery.
Patio seating is enclosed with glass windows that allow for great views of the Pacific Ocean and Crystal Pier. Heat lamps and a stunning stone fire pit ensure you’re toasty warm on cool nights. For panoramic views of the ocean, pier, and boardwalk, head to the rooftop. Rust orange lights are strung along windbreak windows at night creating a magical scene. No matter which dining space you choose, a TV with the latest sporting events won’t be far away.
The menu was carefully created by Executive Chef Eric Sarkisian, who set out to design an inventive seasonal menu. His vision combines fresh, locally sourced ingredients from both land and sea with a fresh twist on traditional cooking methods. Paired with the house Brew Master’s eight craft beers, selections take on an element of magic. PB Ale House offers a wide variety of savory food options. For lunch, dine on starters like Fried Dill Planks – golden beer battered pickles served with a spicy ranch dressing. Enjoy a delicious soup, salad, or one of their famous flatbreads like the Rattlesnake Jalapeno, with bacon, chorizo, achiote cream cheese, and fresh mozzarella. Fish tacos, shrimp and chips, and gourmet burgers and sandwiches are among the delicious Main Event options.
The dinner menu offers the same great tastes as lunch, but ups the ante with their Main Events. Guests can enjoy specialty rib, steak, salmon, and chicken entrees. A popular dish you won’t want to miss out on is the Lobster Mac & Cheese – Maine lobster, rigatoni, shaved parmesan, and white cheddar bechamel. Ask your server to pair one of the PB Ale House renowned craft beers with your entree to take your culinary experience to the next level.
The Pacific Beach Ale House is more than just a place to grab a bite to eat and a few beers; it is also a great venue to host parties or events. For parties with 25 or fewer guests, the Brewers Table is the perfect location. The Sky Deck is the best choice for groups of 40 to 100 guests, and it includes a private bar with scenic ocean views. On the Brew Masters patio, up to 70 people can enjoy the lava rock fireplace and views of the ocean and Crystal Pier.
The main dining area is perfect for 40-100 guests with excellent views into the glass enclosed brewery. The culinary team will create the perfect menu for any occasion as well as plan pairing portfolios for their craft beers, premium whiskies, and boutique wines. They have 18 televisions and an AV system, perfect for presentations and branding options. Contact them through their website to arrange for group events.
During the week, the Ale House has excellent drink specials during their Happy Hour, as well as specialty nights like Monday’s Karaoke Night and Thursday’s BBQ night. You can enjoy a spectacular traditional style brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays. There is no on-site parking, so plan ahead to find street parking, take a cab, bike, or walk. They have bike racks out front for your convenience. They are open daily until the wee hours of the morning. You can reserve a table via their website, or by calling ahead.
Pacific Beach Ale House is located at 721 Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach, about ½ block from the Pacific Ocean. It is the perfect starting point to explore the neighborhood, or close out the night after a day at the beach. Check out nearby Segway of Pacific Beach for a futuristic sightseeing tour along the boardwalk. The Surfindian, part art gallery and part retail store, showcases beautiful surf art, surf wear and boards. Pacific Beach Park offers excellent views of the sunset, great photo opportunities, and an exciting place to watch the surfers battle it out for the best waves. Walk out to the end of Crystal Pier after a good meal, or shop the Garnet Avenue beach boutiques. Engage in some water activities – rent surfboards, boogey boards, jet skis, and more, or rent bikes, longboards, or skateboards to cruise the boardwalk. There is always something going on in Pacific Beach.