United States > California > San Diego
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | September 14, 2007
36 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 4/20
First thing I notice is the floor to ceiling booze on every conceivable surface. The variety of singles on hand was wide. Lots of standard west coast favorites, nice array of Belgians and European beers. The entire selection seems to be in coolers. They have a few here I havenít seen elsewhere in San Diego. The coolers have ultra bright florescent light bathing the bottled beer with copious amounts of UV. BEWARE! This place is still under the assumption that their proximity to SDSU allows them to get away with marking up the beer an additional 40% because the students who donít drive canít make it over to Bevmo in La Mesa. They figure if they put BA ratings on all their beers rating higher than 80 maybe somehow that would also justify their prices. The place is sort of dirty and disorganized with bottles stacking up on their sides on the floor of the coolers. They could care less that I was there and on the surface the help was trying to look as scary as possible with their homeless looking garb and ďtough guyĒ attitude. The whole experience makes one feel most unwelcome. I wonít be back.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | November 28, 2009
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty good selection of local stuff and other american crafts with a decent Belgian selection as well. That being said, more expensive than just about anywhere period, especially San Diego. You would be best to find somewhere that doesnít jack up the prices on all their craft beer.
Eyedrinkale (130) Astoria, New York | January 20, 2004
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
My new most favorite liquor store in San Diego. Bought a ton of stuff and negotiated a 10% discount. He actually gave me a little more off. These guys are just great. Yeah, so Double Bastard was selling for $6.99, but he said he had to buy it from somewhere else just to service his customers. Nice, large Belgium selection and just about everything local that's available in 22's.
IrishBoy (110) Bakersfield, California | February 23, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty decent bottle shop near where I was staying. Really good selection of a lot of the small local breweries; wished they had more Alesmith etc.
JohnnyJ (100) San Diego, California | November 15, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
They have a good selection of singles. Localís, Belgianís, etc. But the place is dirty, the staff is unfriendly, and the prices are high. That said they do have some good bottles and conveniently close to SDSU.
ghawener (90) San Salvador, El Salvador | December 13, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
Well stocked but focuses more on liquor, staff is indifferent and prices seems high. Local, regional and international selections.
wetherel (83) Encinitas, California | July 30, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting place to visit with bottles covering the wall all the way to 20í ceilings. Can you imagine a bottle falling from up there. Good selection of beers, including some older stuff. Bought a 5yr old Hair of Dog Adam that had gone sour, and some other common stuff.
DaSilky1 (66) San Diego, California | January 13, 2004
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
o.k. This place is kinda wierd. They completely charge the hell out of Stone and Alesmith Beers..having seen Stone Double Bastard for $11 and Alesmith Grand Cru for $16 which is...to be honest...Ridiculous to NO end...That being said...its the only place that had New Belgium Beers; the expensive MacTarnahans beers, and a bunch of random rare belgians you couldn't find elsewhere...Be very wary of the age of some of these, as many have been there for EVER!...that being said..the selection controls.
DenverLogan (65) MileHi, Colorado | October 29, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited July 13, 2007. Tall wall of liquors and many coolers of micros and imports, including: Anchor 06í, Bigfoot, Alaskan Winter, 3 Rogue ceramics, 7 Lost Coast, lots of Alesmith, Unibrou, Stone, Coronado, Ballast Point, Avery, HOD Adam, Collaboration, Alaskan IPA, Victory Monkey 6-pk $7.99, Cantillon Iris 04í $22.99, Deus $29, Bufflos Stout $8.99, Affligem Noel, Brasserie des Rocs Triple Imperiale $9.99, Val Dieu Brown, Val Dieu Winter $9.99.
fordest (62) Santee/San Diego, California | November 13, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This is my favorite beer store when I donít want to drive all the way up to Escondido. I can get many different imports there plus tons of micros. Great place.
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