Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp) | San Diego, California
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Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp)
World Class based on 45 ratings
Type: Beer Store

1036 7th Ave
San Diego, California United States 92101 [ print map ]
619 232 6367

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Hours: Mon-Fri: 7am-12am, Sat-Sun 8am-12am


Mayor: Wittales (15) | Bottles: 1000+


Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp)

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Beer Available At Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp) (arranged by most recent)
Hair of the Dog Adam 100, Prairie Artisan Ales Standard 98, Almanac Dogpatch Sour 99, Almanac Sourdough Wild Ale 96, Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale 100, Drakes Denogginizer 99, Belching Beaver Dammed Double IPA 84, Drakes Hopocalypse DIPA (White Label) 99, Knee Deep Hop Shortage Triple IPA 96, Helms Wicked As Sin , Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA 99, Heretic Evil Cousin 97, HaandBryggeriet Odinís Tipple 99, AleSmith YuleSmith (Winter) Imperial Red Ale 100, Rough Draft Hop Therapy 88, Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Hop 99, Lagunitas Maximus 98, Bear Republic Racer X 100, Mission Shipwrecked Double IPA 92, Saint Archer IPA 92
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45 reviews for Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp)
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  79%
 Selection  92%
 Food  73%
 Value  76%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  96%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier  (252) Clevelandish, Ohio | April 10, 2014
Located near a number of brewpubs and bars the block itself had some ícharacterí to it. However once inside the selection of beers more than make up for the atmosphere. This place has brought its íAí game. Whole rows of local California breweries compete for your wallet.

I forced myself to leave with only Almanac sours but the selection was so good I could have easily bought a case. Between the Lost Abbeys, the San Diego breweries, the sours, and the rest there was something for everybody. Prices did not seem too bad but I was not able to stop at BevMo for a point of reference.

If you are down by the Gaslamp be sure to swing in here for a few beers to open in the hotel or take home to share with friends. I would definitely return even if I did have transportation the next time I visited San Diego.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (153) Pennsylvania | February 18, 2014
Best way to describe this place is a NY bodega on steroids. Typical small grocery in the front and along the left wall and then tons of liquor, wine and beer in the middle and right side. Atmosphere was laid back and easy going. Service was nowhere to be found initially but once they cleared the small line I was asked if I needed help but I was good by then. Quality was solid all around. I only saw a few bottles I would say are past their prime and they had some really cool glasses, including one of the specialty Duvelís which I hadnít seen yet. Selection was top notch. They have a TON of beer in that place including some pretty limited bottles from overseas to go along with the above average local selection. Prices were a touch high on the rarer stuff but the rest was on par with all of the other shops I have visited in the area. Overall a really nice bottle shop in the city limits, if I lived in the area I would definitely return often.
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
CheersMate  (156) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | February 6, 2014
Holy shit the selection here is mind-blowing, compared to any other place Iíve been. They have local brews, Belgians, other imported stuff, and many other domestic craft breweries represented. I spent quite some time going through their shelves, and had to come back a second time to verify that I didnít miss anything. Again, this place had the best selection of any store that Iíve ever been to. They have home brew supplies, too, as my wife pointed out to me. They also have various snacks and drinks available. Itís like a home brew supply store, and convenience store, and a beer store all had a fucking baby. Awesome place. Favorite beer store in the whole U.S.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (720) Pennsylvania | November 15, 2013
Located in downtown San Diego inside of Krisp with inadequate street parking unless you want to pay to be in a lot. Has kind of a health food/whole foods kind of vibe to it. The beer is in the back right corner. They had a lot of bombers and sixers in the refridgerator as well as a couple of aisles as well. The selection was top notch p, especially locals and Belgian, though I wish they had A pick six section. The prices are a bit higher than a BevMo but still better than what Iím used to.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko  (212) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 13, 2013
Awesome bottle shop in downtown San Diego with an extensive selection. Main girl at the counter doesnít seem to know anything about craft beer, but there is a guy in the back who deals with the beer I guess and is very helpful. Selection of lambics was surprisingly excellent as (3F, Hanssens, etc.), as well as imports (lots of Mikkeller). Prices are standard for San Diego. Definitely seems like the place to go when bottle shopping, though I donít have a point of comparison locally.
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
NateSeats  (17) Barlborough (nr Sheffield), England | September 8, 2013
Great eclectic selection of beers. Would prefer to see more in the fridge though. Catch them on a Friday for any chance of Pliny The Elder.
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau  (300) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | August 1, 2013
Itís a good thing the beer selection here was decent, because the grocery store was pretty crappy. About half the selection was in a cooler and available as singles, the remainder was on shelves and there were definitely some things sitting around getting old. Was rather impressed with the range of lambics.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Ktwse  (39) , Sweden | July 23, 2013
Iím going to go out on a limb and say this is the best beer shop Iíve ever been to. Great selection including many rare ones and Sid is very, very helpful. He directed me to a few really special ones that I hadnít thought of myself and even suggested if I come back I should ask for a couple of others. Now, if I only lived in San Diego...
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
A6av8r  (1) , | July 19, 2013
Come to Sid the kid. See him at Krisp for the best selection of beer in downtown San Diego. If you are overwhelmed by the craft beer selection do not fear, Sid will steer you clear to what ever your palette desires.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 25, 2013
Visited June 22, 2013.

Wow, the selection is pretty impressive here. Lots of stuff that I enjoy as well as a ton of stuff that I have never tried. They had at least two cases of the new Fantome Extra Sour Dark on the floor. The service was pretty good too as we were asked several times if we needed help or were looking for anything in particular, though that may have been because they were closing up for the night.

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