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hamilton23 (11) Alpine, California | October 17, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
KnB has a pretty impressive selection of the top beers. I was surprised to find some stuff here (Coton) that had long since sold out at other shops. I think they pull bottles out of their cellar from time to time to surprise their customers.
Adam and Tony know their stuff and get their share of all the releases.
The food here is pretty good. They have over 30 taps too, so you can often try some great guest beers from breweries that we donít always see in SD.
WeeHeavySD (111) San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon | March 3, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
So this place has really changed. I went in today and was surprised to see a wide assortment of craft beers including Consecration and a range of other interesting beers. Pricing was high on somethings but lower relatively on others. I got to talking to the owner and beer manager Adam and he told me about his grand plans in about 6 weeks to have an on site license and 15 high quality taps. The space right now is a major step up from Del Ciero Liquors and the selection is 10 to 20 fold better. Also currently serving breakfast. Check this place out!!
heresy22 (5) Santee, California | July 29, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
The store portion has a large, wide-ranging bottle selection, although some prices seem high.
The restaurant portion often has an excellent tap selection. Wine and beer can be taken from the store shelves into the restaurant for a small corkage fee. They host several events, many of which are tap takeovers. The menu is limited, but I have enjoyed everything I have tried. My wife (a non-drinker) likes it, which is a plus.
Recently started brewing in-house.
blickta (10) California | January 11, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great bottle and tap selection. Have not had the food but am told it is very good. Nice patio to have a beer before or after bottle shopping.
Snojerk321 (54) San Diego, California | October 28, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
A great place to buy a bottle or have a beer on draft in San Diego / La Mesa. More times than not they have one of the best tap lists in San Diego, and thatís a bold statement. Staff is really cool and very helpful. Some of the bottle prices are a little steep, worth checking out for sure!
trashcan1223 (9) elcajoin, California | July 8, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice store right next to Windmill Farm. Really nice selection of brews. Some beers are available as singles. Prces arenít too bad. Most certainly .They have over 30 taps too, so you can often try some great guest beers from breweries that we donít always see in SD.
mjg74 (47) La Mesa, California | October 18, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice store right next to Windmill Farm. Really nice selection of brews. Some beers are available as singles. Prces arenít too bad. Most certainly worth hitting up.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | February 13, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A nice little bar/restaurant attached to an extensive bottle shop. Good but not exceptional bottle selection, though they do some cool events with great tap selections. Not a bad stop considering the other KnB places are about the worst beer places you can imagine.
tkingsbury2 (15) San Diego, California | March 25, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
K&B looks really cool with their floor to ceiling wood bookcases full of liquor and a small tasting room in the front. From a beer perspective I was underwhelmed as they not only didnít have any special bottles but they were out of a lot of the stuff I would consider "staples" at any bottle shop. Additionally, the tasting room was busy and the people were pretty rude and pushy. Maybe I caught this place on an off night but with Clemís and Bottlecraft nearby, I probably wonít go back.
satmansd (5) Spring Valley, California | April 27, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This little hole in the wall has a very good tap selection, perhaps 25 craft beers, Their bottle selection boggles the mind(bit they donít carry Alpine, my gold standard).. Most taps are San Diego concoctions. The rest are truly worthy. The food is good solid pub grub, less greasy than you would expect and it displaces the space you would otherwise put your favorite brew. Have a glass or two and then a plate of fish tacos and you will go home and make love to your spouse. Do it. Doníít come on Wednesdays - Iím there enjoying $3 craft pints and I want a seat.
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