Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp) | San Diego, California
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Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp)
World Class based on 59 ratings
Type: Beer Store

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

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

Mayor: Wittales (7) | Bottles: 500+

Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp)

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Beer Available At Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp) (arranged by most recent)
Boulevard Smokestack Series - Dark Truth Stout 98, Bootleggers Knuckle Sandwich 99, Mother Earth Kismet IPA 95, Kern River Just Outstanding IPA 99, Modern Times Fortunate Islands 98, Noble Ale Works Waimea Showers 81, Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #4 - Pumpkin Ale 78, Prairie Prairie Ale 98, Stone RuinTen IPA 100, Stone Imperial Russian Stout 100, Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, To ōl Mine Is Bigger Than Yours Barley Wine (Aged In Muscatel Barrels) 98, To ōl Mine Is Bigger Than Yours Barley Wine 97, Beer Here Yule Wine 89, AleSmith / Cigar City Rambliní Rye 94, Hair of the Dog Fred 99, Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oatmeal 99, Unibroue Raftman 71, AleSmith Decadence 2014 97, Sierra Nevada Ghidorah 94
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59 reviews for Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp)
 Ambiance  65%
 Service  77%
 Selection  92%
 Food  70%
 Value  75%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois  (853) Tourist Town (West), England | June 17, 2014
Visited on Monday 21/04/14 around 6pm. Solid beer shop for a downtown location. No way is there 1,000+ bottles but the total is comfortably in the hundreds maybe between 4 and 600. Plenty of CA picks, European numbers and tasty out of state breweries like HOTD and Cascade to name a few. A good amount of beers are in fridges if you require immediate refreshment. Service was so so, 2 girls behind tills, zero shop floor presence, they just sat and chatted at the tills even when there were no customers. Overall a solid bottle shop.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable  (176) Ontario | May 25, 2014
Nice spot downtown. Inside a grocery store. One grocery aisle packed with tasty beer. Good range of local and regional, and some pretty decent international as well. Prices were surprisingly good as well.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
AguynamedTodd  (101) Illinois | May 21, 2014
Place is located downtown. Had very little problems finding it. Parking could be a challenge but if you go there on a weekend, you shouldnít have too many problems. Beers are located in the far right corner of the grocery store. They have a great selection of local, regional bees and imports. One of two places I go to shop for beers in the San Diego metro area. Prices are a little high but selection is top notch. Iíll definitely be back whenever Iím in the area.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41  (157) Woodend, Australia | May 9, 2014
Yep damn good. An intimidating range of craft beer and in particular local / CA stuff. Decent amount of Euro stuff but to be honest you donít come here for this stuff. Was so hard for me to pick out my wife-mandated daily limit of 3 tall bottles. Pricing maybe not the sharpest but pretty good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier  (287) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (159) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
CheersMate  (178) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (747) Lewisburg, 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko  (479) 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.
  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.

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