United States > California > Imperial Beach
changeup45 (100) Mount Dora, Florida | January 12, 2010| Updated October 13, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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!
GT2 (346) Riverslime, California | April 17, 2013| Updated October 13, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rate, mail order rate. This store is now Bine & Vine. Same owner Geoi but now with a nicer physical location, better website, and better shipping license. With South Bay, you could not have beer shipped legally to certain states including Maryland so I had to have boxes shipped to an address in DC, which was annoying. However, South Bay was able to score a bunch of California rarities like Bine & Vine does today. The most epic of which was a 1 bottle limit on Duck Duck Goose. I donít think any store doing online orders has ever had something quite that awesome. Service was amazing and continues to be amazing with Bine & Vine. So donít worry when you read this one is closed. It is simply new and improved.
SudsMcDuff (174) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | September 21, 2011| Updated October 13, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
what an awesome store.. just wish i could still order from them .. amazing selection .. amazing comminication .. and really decent prices with bottles and shipping.. one of the best!
mcberko (134) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 7, 2011| Updated October 13, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Did an online order with Geoi and he was tremendously helpful and quick at processing everything. Selection is top-notch and the prices are fairly standard. Beer is shipped in very sturdy packaging, arrived in perfect quality and very quickly. Would definitely order from here again.
mtjoseph (10) Murderapolis, Minnesota | March 6, 2011| Updated October 13, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Did an online order with Joey. He was very nice and got back to me ASAP. The service was top notch and would definitely do business with again. Packed well and sent fast.
barrelaged1 (10) Beertown, Minnesota | December 24, 2010| Updated October 13, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Online Orders. I have orderd from Joey many times, and each time it has been great. Packages arrive in super condition and the beer is always fresh. A must to get on their email list.
Imasalmon (2) , Texas | October 7, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The selection is really good, and the prices are competitive. They seem to have a large quantity of the things they have in stock, which I appreciate. Service is cordial and professional.
mattyb83 (19) Minnesota | August 17, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Online order. Great experience and I plan on ordering from here again. Service was extremely quick. Joey got my box of beers out within hours after I placed my order. Box was packed great, too. Even got a followup email thanking me for my order and to enjoy the beer. Really cool move!
kbutler1 (79) Minnesota | June 21, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Was very pleased with the service I got form Joey in ordering online. I ended up ordering Confluence, Interlude, Hottenroth, and Consecration for my first order. I actually just placed a second order as well since the first went so well. Professional box job that was sent to my work. Very timely and great communication. Canít wait to stop in when I go to Cali.
JohnnyJ (96) San Diego, California | June 5, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Gas stop quickie mart feel. Lots of good brews though. Nice selection of some rarer items. Pricing is pretty standard, nothing unreasonable. The guy there (Joey?) was very nice, and I could tell he knew a lot and loved beer, which was great. Nice store, definitely worth a stop if you are in the area... but it is WAY down there.
danielcurtis81 (16) San Diego, California | April 10, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
South Bay Drugs has a huge selection of beer and Joey is very knowledgeable and helpful. I still regret early in my craft beer passion turning down a Isabelle that he just got in. Oh well. The convenient store feel is a little strange but the beer makes up for it.
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