If you visit one BevMo in San Diego county then you have essentially visited them all. There are workers ever nearby to help and there is a decent beer selection which includes imports and locals/regionals. The prices seem average for the area.
This is an average Bevmo in terms of selection. As expected they have a large San Diego selection. There were cases stacked up of Mission, St Archer, Lost Abbey, Karl Strauss, and some of the Temecula breweries like Aftershock and Black Market. Beyond that they have some of the usual imports, a few glasses, and the usual half assed cheese selection. Nothing wrong with Bevmo but it’s really only for the well known beers since you can get them cheaper. It’s also right near the new Green Flash so it’s kind of surprising that it doesn’t get more traffic from beer nerds.
This store opened semi recently (a couple years ago), and was my goto beer store for more than a year (used to live across the street).
I still stop by from time to time whenever I pass by Mira Mesa to see what I can find here.
The prices are standard BevMo prices which are generally speaking pretty good. They get some of the rare stuff, but since this is a semi-high traffic area, I’d just call in advance to make sure they set something aside for you if you want it.
They have a pretty good San Diego craft representation. All the usual AleSmith, Stone, Ballast Point, etc etc. My main gripe would be that they don’t get Russian River.
They’ll get all the wider distro rare stuff though. I’ve picked up Lost Abbey Angels share here at reasonable prices. They usually get a case of Utopias every year (6 bottles), so just be on the ball with calling them if you want that.
The service is just whatever. I mean, the staff are really nice, but I’ll be honest, among the 4-5 guys I’ve talked to there, none of them have any deep knowledge of the SD craft beer scene at all.