San Diego's Pizza Port To Bring Pizza & Craft Beer To South County

September 12, 2019

Pizza Port has targeted the South County San Diego neighborhood of Imperial Beach for the company's 6th location, expected to move into a nearly 3,200 square-foot retail building a block from the ocean in Imperial Beach.

Founded in Solana Beach in March 1987 by brother and sister, Vince & Gina Marsaglia, Pizza Port initially focused on the food side of business while tinkering with home brewing in the restaurant's storage area. It wasn't until 1992 that the eatery offered its first house-brewed craft beers, and today, the brewery component of Pizza Port has won over 91 awards and is regarded as one of San Diego's leading breweries. The company expanded to a second location with the opening of the Carlsbad outpost in 1997 and hasn't stopped since, opening in San Clemente in 2003, in Ocean Beach in 2010 and in Bressi Ranch in 2013. In 2006, Pizza Port founders took over Stone Brewing's old brewhouse in San Marcos for the launch of The Lost Abbey, an Old-World-style craft brewery that has garnered a significant reputation over the years.

Pizza Port will soon take over the entire retail building at 204-208 Palm Avenue that currently houses Luna's Beauty Designers, TNT Surf Shop and West Coast Cafe, blocks from the ocean in Imperial Beach. After a substantial build out and redesign that is not expected to be completed until some point 2020, the 6th Pizza Port branch will serve the brewpub's simple menu of tavern fare and pizza in a fun and relaxed family setting. Like other locations, expect arcade games and picnic tables, as well as plenty of West Coast craft beer options.

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