Mesa Liquor and Wine Co. | San Diego, California
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Mesa Liquor and Wine Co.
Good based on 26 ratings
Type: Beer Store

4919 Convoy St
San Diego, California United States 92111 [ print map ]
619 279 5292



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Mesa Liquor and Wine Co.

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Beer Available At Mesa Liquor and Wine Co. (arranged by most recent)
Ninkasi Dawn of the Red India Red Ale 93, New English Zumbar Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout 93
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26 reviews for Mesa Liquor and Wine Co.
 Ambiance  46%
 Service  41%
 Selection  67%
 Food  48%
 Value  67%
 Overall  55%
 Rating  60%
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
jeffc666  (93) Fairfax, Virginia | June 15, 2004
An odd bird. Watch for ancient light struck bottles. The selection is very good. The staff is very confused as to what beer is, but you already know what good beer is so you don’t need any help do you?
54
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
eku28  (17) San Diego, California | March 26, 2004
Even though this place still has one of the better selections in SD, it has really gone downhill since the new owners took over in the last few years. As mentioned, some of the beers have been sitting there for years. I prefer to go to Holiday Wine Cellar or BevMo before I go here.
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  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 7/20
Eyedrinkale  (129) Astoria, New York | March 21, 2004| Updated August 16, 2004
Although they have sandwiches, I would suggest eating elsewhere when near this place. The selection is good but I question the quality of the packaged product. The prices are a bit high as well. Better off with Beverages & More and grabbing a pint and burger at O’Briens right down the street.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 9/20
DrunkAsASkunk  (40) Lynnwood, Washington | February 27, 2004
Mesa Liquor definitely has one of the most unrivaled selections in Southern California. However, the storage of the beer is an absolute crime. I've walked in there at nearly 80F before with direct incandescent light shining right into the beer. Oh those poor beers. It's not in the best of areas either. If you want a rare beer, you may just find it here, but as DaSilky1 said, prepare to pay a 25% premium for it compared to everywhere else.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1  (66) San Diego, California | January 13, 2004
Aight...just be wary of old beers and you'll be all good. They have selection, and selection is key IMO. From CA micros to obscure belgians..you'll find them here. No doubt. Watch out for dust, that's all i must say.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
unclebleen  (17) California | January 12, 2004| Updated January 13, 2004
Update: After Reading DaSilky1's post above I decided that I probably unfairly rated this place. Although they did have quality issues with the beers I purchased, I was not paying attention to settled dust. I'll try it again and keep that in mind. Like I said before this update, this place does have an amazing selection. Just be careful. As the brew tour description notes, many of the beers sold here have been abused, either by temperature or light. I've bought 10 bottles here and 7 were skunked in some way or another. It's a quandary as they do have a decent selection but I am unwilling to take the risk. The non-skunked bottles came from the refrigerated section so you're probably OK if bought from the cooler.

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