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Reviews by SpdKilz:
4.71/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Was only in SF for technically a day and made this a “must go” place for me. Located a few miles from my hotel I found parking right in front of the store.
I walked in around 2pm on a Tuesday. The store was empty except for the man behind the desk who greeted me promptly. The store has lots of fun things besides beer (ice cream, dips, other random food and wine). It is well laid out for such a small store and everything looks clean and new. Presentation was also good with various racks of beers and other things displayed nicely. The selection was fantastic. There were quite a few “rare” beers that I was surprised to see (including Dépuceleuse, BB Old Dipsea, Brettanomyces Lambicus, Danation 23, etc.). Needless to say I was there for quite some time to make sure I saw everything they had to offer.
The gentleman behind the counter was extremely nice and as I struck up a conversation with him I could tell he was genuinely into beer and keeping his store stocked with the best stuff. He was very sincere when he thanked me for complimenting him on his selection.
Overall, a great experience and great beer store. The “hype” of this store is true because as stated, I found some great things I was not expecting in the least, and the people there are great. A must stop if in SF.
02-08-2012 04:54:11 | More by SpdKilz
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4.39/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here yesterday to start my day of SF beer. Atmosphere was laid back and informal, as a bottle shop should be IMO. Lost of bottles and glasses on the left side of the store, tons of liquor and food stuffs on the right. Service was awesome. He made sure I had everything I needed and even checked on some bottles I was looking for to make sure they didn't have any hiding in the back. Quality was high, I didn't see a single out of date beer and the awesome glass selection was a bonus. Selection was great. Tons of beers from all over the country and even more from the rest of the world. I was able to find a long time want from Europe that I never thought I would see in the US. Prices were more than reasonable. Overall an awesome bottle shop in a really cool looking neighborhood. I would love to have this place in my area.
02-14-2014 06:30:16 | More by orangesol
4.17/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Lovely little neighborhood store, it is a little cramped. Great selection of beers and spirits. That'd were eager to help and answer questions too.
Selection was solid. Ranging from Belgian to California based goods.
Have to dodge amongst other patrons, but the place is in a nice area and worth a little walk to.
12-23-2013 23:32:07 | More by Chelsea1905
4.52/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Great store. Great staff. Great selection.
They have a regular supply of some of the best beers in the world. They are about $1 more expensive per bottle than most places, but you will have an easier time finding what you want here.
Prairie Bomb! was $9.99 here while it was $8.99 at Øl in Walnut Creek. Enjoy by was $8.99 while I have seen it around for $7.99. Still, no complaints. I would rather talk to this staff and pay an extra dollar for the beer. Plus I like supporting local small shops like this one.
I picked up Old Guardian, Enjoy By, Racer X, Bomb, Mikkeller beers, Lost Abbey beers.... awesome selection all the time.
Rare finds don't tend to last very long here, but they do a great job limiting the number of bottles you can buy. I would easily grade this shop with an A.
09-10-2013 00:35:44 | More by Swongler
4.82/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
For purely the bottle selection, this was the best of the bottle shops I visited while in San Fran. Small place but packed with a great selection of bottles. Prices ranged from average to slightly expensive. The service was also great; the guy working there helped me find some of the limited Almanac releases and actually went to the back to grab a box of one that appeared to be out of stock. A close walk to Toronado and Monk's Kettle and easy enough to visit all 3 in an afternoon.
08-05-2013 17:45:21 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.75/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
I love Healthy Spirits! Seeing as I just picked up a Fantome Extra Sour Dark from them I would say their selection is very, very good. They have some pretty special stuff hiding on the shelves like Moylan's BA Old Blarney that was brewed specially for Healthy Spirits. They have done that with a couple of other breweries like High Water's Old and in the Way Buffalo Trace Single Barrel Edition. I think they secured the barrel's from Buffalo Trace for High Water.
The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. It's a good place to go and nerd out with the guy's behind the counter. They have a new location on Clement st that I go to more often now and the selection is just as good.
I will never forget going to a beer week event they put on a couple of year's ago where i met David Walker of Firestone Walker and got a couple of bottles autographed by him. They had an awesome collection of older vintages of Abacus/Sucaba, Parabola and Anniversary for the event. People should support a local bottle shop that puts the time and energy into hosting events like that. Give them your money!
06-18-2013 22:52:37 | More by reverbking
Healthy Spirits in San Francisco, CA
100 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.