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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4609
+1 760-431-2739
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4609
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Reviewed yesterday

Went there with a party of 7 and were taken care of nicely. Waiter knew the brews and we were able to sample many which was nice prior to buying. Really enjoyed the food.

Thank Gene I
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a great venue for beer lovers and a conversation starter! My friends treated me to a early evening dinner and drinks. We had a hard time deciding on our drinks and dinner. Pairings are fun too. Be careful on your choice of seating....More

Thank Marianne W
Reviewed yesterday

The only downside to this place is that it gets a lot of tourist traffic, so if you're looking for a place that has an authentic local vibe, this ain't the place. Locals will almost always be outnumbered here by tourists. That being said, I've...More

Thank dotcominfo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place could be noisy but if your child is the type that can fall asleep with noisy background noise, then it's a good place to go. The night I went with my family, my 3 year old was already asleep and when we went...More

Thank shunyu n
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was very good, everything was hot when necessary or cold when necessary. There was a made to order omelet station. Make as many trips as you wanted. A bit pricey

Thank RosesintheDesert
Reviewed 5 days ago

The reason we chose this place, was convenience: Friends were staying at the resort in which this brewery was located. They have a large and interesting selection of beer. So as a beer joint they would have been fine. But the food experience was mediocre....More

1  Thank DebBAuburn_WA
Reviewed 5 days ago

From the moment my husband and I walked in, everyone was friendly and efficient. We decided to sit outside. They immediately turned on the heaters, which made it perfect. Happy Hour is awesome too. My husband enjoyed the flights of beer and I had wonderful...More

Thank puresynergy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I met my sun in law at Karl's for lunch. 65 degree outside, and inside as all doors were open. That is too cold for a pleasant lunch. The beer was great but again the food was spiked with garlic, which, if you love it...More

Thank Evertosterman
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great the food was great and very convenient since we are staying next door.The staff greet you with a smile every time them come in contact with you. The buffet breakfast was fantastic and very temp hot.

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a rehearsal dinner here and it was so great. Got a chance to sit on the patio with not worries about the chill. And the food was AMAZING!

Thank HeatherL518
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-431-2739
  • E-mail