Pizza Port Brewing Company To Open New Location Within Belmont Park In San Diego's Mission Beach

March 21, 2024

San Diego's Pizza Port Brewing Company is opening a new location in Mission Beach as part of upgrades taking place at Belmont Park in advance of the amusement park's 99th anniversary. 

Founded in San Diego's North County community of 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.

Pizza Port 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. The 6th Pizza Port branch opened in summer 2022 in San Diego's South County community of Imperial Beach.

Pizza Port will now take over the Round Table Pizza space within Belmont Park in Mission Beach. Like other branches, this location will offer a variety of pizzas, snack, and craft beer, which will also be available throughout the park.

Belmont Park is preparing for its centennial anniversary in 2025, and has been upgrading the amusement park. Improvements include the new Shipwreck Cove ride, as well as upgrading the historic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, and other maintenance.

Belmont Park was developed by sugar tycoon John D. Spreckels and opened on July 4, 1925 as the Mission Beach Amusement Center. The attractions and rides that remain from the original 1925 park include the Giant Dipper, a wooden roller coaster that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another historic facility at Belmont is The Plunge, an indoor swimming pool parallel to Beach House.

Pizza Port is expected to open by month's end at 3146 Mission Boulevard in San Diego's Mission Beach. For more information, visit