This BevMo! location is smaller than most and located on a busy neighborhood corner in La Jolla. The beer selection is typical of the area though smaller. It took a minute to find someone to open the Scotch case for me but I was able to leave with two bottles of Scotch.
Ok, parking can be a bit tough on the weekend. I will say this Bevmo has pretty much the best selection I’ve seen from a Bevmo thanks to a seasoned ratebeer member who works here. They stock a nice array of SoCal and San Diego offerings which is just perfect when you’re traveling from out of town. If you’re already in La Jolla it might be worth driving over here and taking a look.
Honestly, maybe b/c this is an older BevMo, but I’m just not a huge fan of this one. It’s not as well lit as the Mira Mesa one. It seems smaller, with less employees there overall, but it gets more foottraffic being in downtown La Jolla.
The prices are typical BevMo, which is generally pretty good, and they have a decent selection, but not as good as Mira Mesa imo.
I didn’t really talk to anyone whenI was here last, so I can’t comment on service, but at least the checkout was reasonably fast.
I always have to stop here when in the area, whether it’s frozen yogurt across the street, visiting La Jolla Brewhouse, or Karl Strauss brewery. Nice location, and their prices can’t be beat. Maybe I don’t always leave with something in my hands, but their selection is good enough to keep me coming back, and it changes all the time. Recently bought some Goose Islands there. Worth it.
With the place being just around the corner from La Jolla Brewhouse, we kind of had to spot. I can’t say we found anything here that was not also at Holiday Wine Cellar where we stopped on the next day, but there is still plenty of interesting beers of the area if you are from abroad, including stuff like bottled Oggi’s, Lost Abbey, Stone, Alesmith etc. Since San Diego does not have a world-class store, if your road takes you by La Jolla brewhouse, there is no reason not to pop in and browse through their 2 aisles of microwbrews. Solid.