Sidewalk Market & Deli & Liquor & Beer

1401 Osos St
San Luis Obispo, California United States 93401
grocery store  3 reviews
Mon - Thu 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM; Fri 7:00 AM - 1:00 AM; Sun 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
AcctError236499  (12) Oakland, California | December 9, 2013
Sidewalk is quite the little sleeper liquor store in town. Not that there are many great “bottle shops” in SLO…infact most are tiny little liquor stores. But what sets Sidewalk apart is the owner’s passion for providing the best beer in town for his customers. Once you walk in go straight to the back where there is a big selection of local beers as well as the big dsitro stuff. Plenty of shelf beers, but he has 3 dedicated fridges for IPAs and specialty bottles. As far as I know it’s the only place in town that holds onto beer for proper aging and releases them when he can. There are still bottles of 2011/2012 Parabola and Sucaba in his display case. 4-pks of Bourbon County as well! They arguably have the best shawarma in town. They also have homemade falafel, hummus, pastries, deli sandwiches and a variety of other Mediterranean food. Sidewalk is always the first place I go to when looking for a new release. The owner is extremely nice and tells you straight up when things will be on the shelf. I’d rather come here and support the small guys then drive across town to the BevMo.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1374) Dublin, California | February 8, 2015
Given the quality of other SLO bottle shops like Cork N Bottle and Sandy’s, I wasn’t expecting too much here.

They have a pretty good selection of local stuff like Tap It, Firestone, Figueroa Mountain, maybe some Central Coast Brewing as well. Lots of the big name imports like Unibruoue, Chimay, etc. Decent amount of German stuff, too. Nice options of the bigger, further reaching micros as well.

The deli portion of the store looks promising as well, but it was later in the day when I visited and I wasn’t hungry. Seems to be run by a Greek family.

If you’re looking for bottles and maybe a quick bite, this is probably worth a stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | January 21, 2014
Visited January19, 2014.

This was a very pleasant surprise. When you walk to the back you’ll find a ton of beer. There are some shelves along the walls and some shelves out in the middle as well as some fridges. They’ve got all the locals like Firestone, Tap It, and Figueroa Mountain. They’ve got all the regional brands like Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Ballast Point, Bruery, and Deschutes. They also have some of the more common imports like Chimay, Weltenberger, and Schneider. Imagine the selection of a Bevmo crammed into a small space and run as a mom and pop shop. Actually the employees (presumably owners) were unloading their minivan and hauling in cases of Pepsi when I showed up. They were both very nice. I would definitely be a regular here if I lived in the area.

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