Isla Vista Beer Guide: Your Isla Vista guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Isla Vista

58 /100
Keg N Bottle (Beer Store)
915 EMBARCADERO DEL MAR
“Stayed in Goletta for a few days and this was the closest RB rated beer store. lots of liquor (UCSB crowd) but not the most varied beer selection when I visited (twice) did have Alesmith Speedway.“
crajun 3684 days ago
70 /100
Keg N Bottle (Beer Store)
915 EMBARCADERO DEL MAR
“So I decided to check out KnB during a vacation in Santa Barbara. Overall I was impressed as there were some cool finds (Older Viscosity for $8.99 a bottle, Kern River Just Outstanding, Stone VE 07.07.07, Doggie Claws ’09). There were also some baffling pricing as well, for example some Alpine stuff for $16.99 (guess maybe shipped up from San Diego) and RR Damnation for $25 a bottle ?!?!?! If you’re in the area check it out, it’s certainly one of the better shops around.“
CruisaC 4002 days ago
76 /100
Keg N Bottle (Beer Store)
915 EMBARCADERO DEL MAR
“A nice little bottle shop in Isla Vista. A big selection and they seem to have quite a few vintages of rare beers that I don’t see down in LA anymore. They still had plenty of Abacus and FW 14, as well as Stone Vertical Epics going back to 07.07.07. A very large selection including some San Diego stuff that was apparently sent up from their sister store. A bit cluttered. Parking was out front and not hard. Friendly staff member. Lots of refrigeration for the beers. A pretty big store with a good selection of liquor as well. Prices were average to a touch expensive. Worth the stop if you are in the area.“
BMan1113VR 4134 days ago
42 /100
Keg N Bottle (Beer Store)
915 EMBARCADERO DEL MAR
“Good selection but total ripoff.“
APHokie 4311 days ago
78 /100
Keg N Bottle (Beer Store)
915 EMBARCADERO DEL MAR
“Beer selection in Santa Barbara sucks, and KnB is probably the only place to find Alesmith, Russian River, and Stone brews (besides the IPA and Ruination). They’ve got a real good liquor selection too. Some stuff is good price, and other stuff is overpriced. The staff is mostly incompetent, but it’s still the best place around to buy craft brew or Belgians.“
mkade8883 4708 days ago
62 /100
Keg N Bottle (Beer Store)
915 EMBARCADERO DEL MAR
“Keg N Bottle is a liquor/grocery store located in the college town of Isla Vista, just a couple blocks from the UCSB campus. It is by far the best beer store in Isla Vista, and is about on par with San Roque over in Santa Barbara. I like the ambiance because they have a huge wall of liquor that has about the biggest selection that I have ever seen. the beer selection is pretty good, with a good mix of west coast crafts, Belgians, and other imports. Most of the German beers are quite old, so be careful there. Pricing can be good on some things, but many beers are more expensive than you will see just about anywhere else, especially any sort of special release. Service-wise, there is only one guy that knows anything about beer, and he isn’t around very often so you are on your own for the most part. They do have Port Brewing/Lost Abbey stuff as well as Alesmith, which are not to be found elsewhere in the SB area. I think that they have a deal with there sister store down in San Diego where they drive stuff up that is normally not distributed here. Honestly, for how good there selection is sometimes, they are about as mediocre as possible, but they are the best of a bad lot when it comes to stores in the area.“
SamGamgee 4814 days ago
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