Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp) | San Diego, California
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Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp)
Excellent based on 53 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 (13) | 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 89, SanTan Mr. Pineapple 64, 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 85, 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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53 reviews for Best Damn Beer Shop (InsideKrisp)
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  77%
 Selection  92%
 Food  73%
 Value  76%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  95%
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60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat  (10) San Diego, California | November 1, 2009
Stopped by here when stuck downtown one night. Its in a grocery store on the outskirts of east village and the ghetto. Beer selection is pretty decent, lots of the west coast standards, allagash, and random craft and belgium standards. nothing i was excited to see. Pricing was pretty decent. Service was good, but the every so common overly excited beer guy was working. seems like every new beer store is ran by one of these guys. I know you like beer, but please let me pick what i want, if i need a recommendation i will ask for one. This place is a good start for the beer community in downtown, but still nowhere near what we should have downtown.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj  (122) Boise, Idaho | July 13, 2014
Very nice selection, but only staff available was at register. Beers sorted by style, which is a nice touch. Seemed pricey, but it is a downtown location with high end merchandise. Worth a stop (or two).
68
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator  (108) Tucson, Arizona | July 8, 2014
Parking is a b, even on Sunday. So-so neighborhood. The grocery store is nice enough, itís clean and the beer is easy to find. The service isnít great, though, I mean, itís a bottle shop in a grocery store. I like that most of it is chilled, and the selection is actually extremely good. Value is pretty good, some cheaper local bombers. Overall a solid bottle shop.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34  (415) Chicago, Illinois | July 2, 2014
The sign outside claims to have a 1000 bottles and you believe it once you see the coolers. Almost all beers are chilled except for most of the stouts. They focus on local stuff, the number of bombers will leave you dizzy. I asked for some assistance and got some great suggestions of stuff Iíve never heard of. Didnít insult me by suggesting common stuff. The prices are fair. They do have rare bourbon and Cantillon but you are going to pay $60 for a 750 or $30 or 375. A little much for me, but what was the last time you say Cantillon on the shelf? If I was downtown Iíd come back despite being a little light on the 6 packs, more bomber focused.
92
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
daknole  (388) Scottsdale, Arizona | June 20, 2014
Superb! Tons of beer. Awesome service. Really a fun place. Warning, walking in this neighborhood at night can be iffy!
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois  (606) The íSham, 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable  (109) 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
AguynamedTodd  (98) 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.
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41  (141) 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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier  (259) 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  (154) 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.

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