South Bay Drugs - Imperial Beach | Imperial Beach, California
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South Bay Drugs - Imperial Beach (OUT OF BUSINESS)
World Class based on 73 ratings
Type: Beer Store

779 Palm Ave
Imperial Beach, California United States 91932 [ print map ]
619 424 5559

Hours: Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sun 10:00 AM - 6 PM

Bottles: 300

South Bay Drugs - Imperial Beach

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73 reviews for South Bay Drugs - Imperial Beach (OUT OF BUSINESS)
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  94%
 Selection  88%
 Food  80%
 Value  84%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

drunkenpolack  (14) Virginia Beach, Virginia | March 12, 2010
I was been lucky to stop by to see Joey when I went to San Diego for vacation last summer. Iíve ordered from him a ton through mail order but it was finally nice to meet the man. Hell of a nice guy. Great service, really good selection of West Coast stuff I would never see without him.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
boamr  (11) Allentown, Pennsylvania | March 11, 2010
I was honestly expecting more from this place considering itís #1 in San Diego. I even got there right after 9 and they still werenít open. That kind of sucked and the selection wasnít that impressive. I did score some Red Poppy there however.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Phischy  (57) California | March 10, 2010
If youíre local this place is way the hell out of the way. Good selection but the drive is too far for anything other than an infrequent trip. Iíd almost rather drive to Holiday or PP Bottle Shop due to proximity of other beer joints. Be cool if he moved to central san diego vs IB.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
TheMantle  (10) New York | February 18, 2010
Overall a great place to order beer from. Joey really runs things well and is great at keeping you up to date on what beers he has through the website and a weekly newsletter (I used this for ambiance). Can get a bit expensive with shipping, but still the cheapest way for me to get these beers
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
foppa78  (12) Lees Summit, Missouri | January 14, 2010| Updated July 20, 2011
Just a great place to order beer. Joey is on top of things. He does a great job letting us know what is available. This allows me to get in on some of the more rare releases that I otherwise would have missed out on. I would not hesitate to order from here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
changeup45  (109) Mount Dora, Florida | January 12, 2010| Updated October 13, 2010
Online Order. Thereís not much I can say that hasnít already been said. Iíve heard so many good things about Joey and South Bay and have contemplated an order for a long time, but for one reason or another didnít get around to it until now. Ambiance is based on the website, which I like quite a bit. Selection is excellent, with all those west coast greats we canít get in Florida. They seem to sell out of some stuff quickly but I guess that could be deemed a good thing as the stock is probably kept fresh. Prices were about what I expected. Joey was extremely friendly on the phone, offering some nice tid bits on a couple of the beers I was ordering and let me know of upcoming releases. And get this, he shipped the same day we spoke! All in all the entire process was easy, maybe too easy as Iím already contemplating another order. Thanks Joey!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | August 28, 2009
(Visited 09/2008): Visited South Bay during a trip to Coronado/National City. The store is on Palm Ave just a mile or two off I-5. There is a small lot on the side and front of the building. The interior is every bit the convenience store, with the beer stocked along the right side. Most if not all the beer is in coolers, in packs and in singles. There are a couple hundred choices from all over including regional beers from Moylanís, Lost Abbey, Drakeís, Stone, Lagunitas etc. Decent import selection as well from the likes of Meantime, Paulaner and Htiachino Nest. Service was good as I picked out a suitcase full of beer for my trip home. I did not meet the legendary Joey but I will definitely stop back here again and would recommend anyone else to do the same.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
FlyingTaco  (11) Massachusetts | July 10, 2009
Originally reviewed 8/12/2008... When approaching a family vacation to Coronado, I coincidentally heard a lotta great things about SBD and made it a point to take the quick drive to stop in. Selection is top-notch with locals, fine crafts, Belgians and many others. Thereís really no shelf in the cooler that is wasted. Prices are decent. Joey kicks it up a notch though, greeting visitors with great knowledge and suggestions of alternates to compare with your choices. He makes this place a quinessential haven for Beer Advocacy. When in ultra-SoCal ya gotta stop by.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
alexsdad06  (42) Ohio | July 5, 2009
I have placed a few orders with Joey and each time he has come through with no problems. Packing is solid and it ships fast. I will continue to use South Bay for my must have harder to get West Coast stuff.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
SuzyGreenberg  (32) Seattle, Washington | June 1, 2009
Just completed my first order with South Bay and it certainly wonít be the last! Emailed Joey with an order one late morning last week and the order was complete and shipped in just a few hours. Showed up today perfectly packed. Selection is quite stellar w/ the all the goodies coming out of SoCal with my order primarily driven by the new LA Brother Levonian. Iíve always viewed the lack of prices on the site has a nuisance, but my email request was promptly returned and the prices quite reasonable, so I wonít view that as a big deal down the road. Thanks for a super quick, secure online order Joey!!

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