Finhead (23) OFallon, Illinois | August 11, 2012| Updated October 15, 2012
Very good selection of locals and imports / packages and singles. Most of the beer is sold cold, which didnít work too well for a long trip home. Staff was friendly and helpful, but the prices seemed a little high.
saxo (156) HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, Denmark | July 20, 2012
Really good place to shop in San Diego, and you if you want small bottles you can mix your own 6-pack, which is really nice for ratebeerians. They had an impressive selection of imports, but also equally impressive selection of US brews. You can also buy malt and other stuff for brewing your own beer as well as it being a regular grocery. Prices are very good too.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.