United States > California > San Diego
saxo (126) HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, Denmark | July 17, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great selection of local brews and imports. 5-6 shelfrows of large bottles where half or so are in the fridge. Good value for money.
tzachary (6) Knoxville, | April 29, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer selection, especially for a grocery store. Tons of the great San Diego beers available, along with lots of European brews available.
dcschiller (45) Scottsdale, Arizona | October 10, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice selection of beers that are unavailable to me in Arizona. While the cooler section isnít the biggest Iíve seen in a Whole Foods (Chandler, AZ), it has a really strong selection of locals, belgians (including sours) and other high quality beers. Prices were in line with a nearby BevMo!
StefanSD (45) Lakeside, California | June 5, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
First visit to this location. Its a very busy congested store with much to offer in the way fine food and exceptional beer. I noticed that they use the ratebeer shelf tags on some of their products. Prices on food items seemed higher than average, but prices on beer were more in-line with typical about town pricing. Nice place I will visit again.
ghawener (83) San Salvador, El Salvador | July 22, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
First stop to load up on beers on my San Diego trip. Found a wide variety of locals and imports, well stocked and carefully selected. Whole Foods is becoming one of the best chain stores for great craft beer. It sure beats the selection of other retail chains.
WeeHeavySD (111) San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon | June 11, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly havenít rated this place even though Iíve been going here for years. Great selection as far as local beers go, and pricing can be good overall. Gets a huge inventory of Bruery Beers now as well as most of the standard SD Fair. The beer orderer knows her stuff and at least for a time was working double time here and at SD Toronado. Its a great bottle shop by itself but if your in from out of town it should make you smile check some off your list of things to get.
d0ggnate (5) California | May 11, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
I often find myself shopping at this location of Whole Foods, looking for that hard to find or unique ingredient for the latest and greatest recipe. Once Iím in the store, I casually wander over to the beer section and often stare for 20-30 minutes. My fiance always knows where to pick me up when she is done browsing the wine section.
Some of the great things about Whole Foods Hillcrest, relating to beer:
- Always have a great selection of recently released local brews.
- An above average selection of brews distributed in So Cal.
- Sweet selection of Belgian and belgian-style brews.
- A ton of bombers and 750ís to choose from.
- All this great beer is inside one of the better stores to shop for food = great pairings at your fingertips.
I find their prices on some things high at times, but overall on beer, they are reasonable. You can always find something to go well with the dinner recipe youíre shopping for.
Snojerk321 (54) San Diego, California | January 30, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good selection of local brews as well as Belgians. I can always find something new and interesting there. I hear they get Russian River Supplication there but hide it in back.......not sure.
slimchill (88) Austin, Texas | November 1, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Smaller space but solid selection. Somewhat strange layout. Good prices in general. Needs to be reorganized, me thinks.
JoeMcPhee (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | October 28, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
This place is pretty tight. About 150 bottles with lots of selection from Bruery, Alesmith, Coronado, and a bunch of other Southern California micros. The free cheese sampler across from the beer cooler didnít hurt either. Itís a pretty decent spot to grab a few bottles.
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