We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4609
+1 760-431-2739
07:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

862 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 845: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are staying at the Pacific Palisades Resort this is right on the property and they serve very good food and many types of beer.

Thank Tamara C
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant has every appearance of a roadhouse pub. Going in, I had little expectation of a very good meal. I was surprised. The food was very good. Service was also very good, especially considering the place was packed, including many young children (close to Lego Land).

Thank Mamamia194
San Leandro, United States
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Carlsbad, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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. It can be loud and hard to have seamless conversations.

Thank Marianne W
Carlsbad, California
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 been here more times than I can remember and have never been disappointed. The beer... More 

Thank dotcominfo
Tempe, United States
Level Contributor
65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 inside there were other family with babies and toddlers also while the adults were enjoying... More 

Thank shunyu n
Indio, California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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
Auburn, WA
Level Contributor
125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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. The burger our friend ordered had a long strand of knotted hair. My husband had... More 

1 Thank DebBAuburn_WA
Cambridge, Minnesota
Level Contributor
169 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 wine. Do no miss the cauliflower starter or the boneless chicken wings, really hot n... More 

Thank puresynergy
Carlsbad, California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 is great, but if you have a garlic allergy it is very unpleasant. Even more... More 

Thank Evertosterman

Travellers who viewed Karl Strauss Brewing Company also viewed


Been to Karl Strauss Brewing Company? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Karl Strauss Brewing Company staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?