Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp) | San Diego, California
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Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp)
Excellent based on 54 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 (11) | Bottles: 500+

Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp)

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Beer Available At Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp) (arranged by most recent)
Sierra Nevada Ghidorah 95, Pretty Things Jack DíOr 95, AleSmith IPA 100, Tiger Beer 6, Lost Abbey Inferno Ale 97, Potteloereke 88, SanTan Mr. Pineapple 67, Almanac Dogpatch Sour 99, Hair of the Dog Adam 100, Prairie Artisan Ales Standard 98, Almanac Sourdough Wild Ale 95, Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale 100, Drakes Denogginizer 99, Belching Beaver Dammed Double IPA 86, Drakes Hopocalypse DIPA (White Label) 99, Knee Deep Hop Shortage Triple IPA 95, Helms Wicked As Sin , Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA 99, Heretic Evil Cousin 97, HaandBryggeriet Odinís Tipple 99
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54 reviews for Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp)
 Ambiance  65%
 Service  77%
 Selection  92%
 Food  73%
 Value  76%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond  (198) Manhattan, New York | July 13, 2012
Iíve stopped by here twice in the past two visits to San Diego. Always a very solid bottle selection offering a ton of local and regional stuff. I noticed they no longer carried any alpine stuff which is a shame, but maybe I caught them at a dry moment. Still, lots of lost abbey, midnight sun, Pliny and de molen. Walkable if youíre downtown.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (582) Denver, Colorado | July 7, 2012
This looks like a cheap liquor store upon entering. This changes when the beer cooler is examined. This was the best selection I had seen in the San Diego area so far. Almost everything is kept cold as well. Prices are decent, especially considering itís right downtown. Rarities, locals and the all important Pliny the Elder were here. win.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
bootsjohn  (28) Texas | April 16, 2012
Hiding behind the facade of the Super Jr. Market is this gem of a store. The brothers who own this shop are serious beer nerds who have done an outstanding job fitting a lot of beer in a small space. This is the only store where Iíve gotten Pliny every time Iíve asked, even if it was only a bottle per visit. Other rarities will blow your mind (Lost Abbey, FiftyFifty, so on and so forth). They treat regulars like royalty so if you live nearby, stop here as often as possible!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88  (207) Portland , Oregon | April 6, 2012
A cool place downtown. In a super market! Loads of brews and great service. I came late when things were getting put away but they still showed me some stuff. Lots of European stuff.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
chimay67  (60) hunt sta, New York | April 1, 2012
Certainly the best bottle shop in downtown SD. I was suprised the prices were very good for a city location, so nice job there. Scored my Jester King here, so thanks for that as well. Plenty of glassware in stock and a good portion of their stock is already chilled down. Other half of the store is grocery market so itís really one stop shopping.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tkingsbury2  (15) San Diego, California | March 25, 2012
Odd place in downtown SD, pretty ghetto with a lot of homeless people out front. However, once inside its a different story as they have a real nice selection at decent prices. I found a vintage Avery Beast from 2009 along with some other rare stuff in my one stop in. Donít let the exterior fool you, if you are nearby stop in and take a look.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento  (147) La Crosse, Wisconsin | November 4, 2011
Just got back from there and starting to sample some of the bounty provided. Most of the beer is stored to minimize fluorescent light and super easy to find - straight in from the door. Owner was working the aisles restocking and helping customers. Helped us out a lot, polite, sense of humor, and straightforward. Selection was by far mostly bomber/750s and lots of one offs. Spent some solid coin there and they recognized and gave us couple of tshirts as tokens of appreciation. Place was clean and other customers cool. Love to return.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
gsmitty80  (190) Washington DC | June 22, 2011
Fantastic beer store that had alot of 22s cold and nice 6 packs. You could get alot of beers from the local area and the prices were right. Im not sure how good of a selection it has compared to other California beer stores as this is my first.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
stinkywinky619  (11) el cajon, California | March 4, 2011
for some reason, I was expecting a boutique bottle shop when I headed for this place. It was definitely not what I expected, but nonetheless, theyíve got an impressive selection.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98  (38) (San Diego) Santee, California | February 3, 2011
I am afraid some of you just donít know what Ghetto is. This is 7 blocks from my work and I ‎decided to take a nice lunch time stroll up to see this place. Sure I passed by a few bums a few ‎vacant windows and an occasional wiff of urine, but please tell me where in Downtown San Diego ‎that isnít normal. I felt safer walking to this store then I do in broad daylight in downtown El Cajon. ‎I donít get why people are so quick to call something Ghetto. Go to 12th and imperial if you want ‎to see Ghetto. Ok, on to the review. This place is so discreet; I thought I was at the wrong place ‎until I saw the beer shelves in the back right hand corner. What a selection! Plenty of stuff to keep ‎you busy looking at for 30 minutes at least. I felt rush as I was on my lunch break. They have a ‎service deli that informed me today was half off sandwich day Tue and Thur). So I ordered a nice ‎Salami sammy that the lady cut fresh off the salami roll served on sour dough and ate it back in ‎the office. It was great for $3. I will be back when I can buy some beer. The prices were fair, and ‎the selection was outstanding but typical if you go to any of the hot spots in San Diego County. ‎Bev. 4 Less, South Bay, and Holiday have all the same stuff as this place.‎

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