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Healthy Spirits

Not Rated.
Healthy SpiritsHealthy Spirits

75 Reviews
Reviews: 75
Visits: 102
Avg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

2299 15th St
San Francisco, California, 94114-1237
United States
phone: (415) 255-0610

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @healthyspirits

Place added by: EBbrewpunx on 09-13-2006

Sunday: 11am - 9pm
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 11pm
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Reviews: 75 | Visits: 102
Reviews by jkane101:
Photo of jkane101
5/5  rDev +9.9%

What can I say about Healthy Spirits...other than this is now and forever will be my "Go To" place in San Fran..
here's my story...
So while browsing the forums I noticed that Rami of Healthy Spirits has just posted that he has a limited number of bottle from Russian River in..just a few of each. Me, living in NJ, started thinking "how the fuck can I get my hands on these bad boys" without performing some kind of Fantastic Four stretchy-man act.
Then it hit me...isnt my ex-wife in SF on a business trip??? HELL YEAH she is...
So a few sweet text messages to butter her up and BINGO...she's willing to be my beer mule!
Now I gotta get in touch with Rami and see if we can work out how to get her the beers since she's in a day long meeting.
I call Rami...and he is, in a word, unbelievable.
First he tells me what he has...then he puts the beers I want to the side. He tells me if it comes to it he'll find a way to get the beer to her hotel...are you kidding me? He's awesome.

Anyway...as it turns out my ex is able to get out of her meeting early and take a cab there. She's on the phone with me the whole time while Rami and her are adding to the order... being a beer drinker herself she also wanted a few of these goodies.

So there's my tale....
an exceptional store with exceptional people working it.
Thank You Rami!!
and hey...thank you to my ex-wife, Kanesty, for being a good sport.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wisrarebeer
3.94/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of bostonbeans
4.64/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of James_Michaud91
4.81/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Very small little corner liquor store with anything but a small corner store selection. Great beers from all over the place. Also routinely have special, limited bottles for sale. Knowledgeable staff also helps making the decision of what to drink tonight that much easier.

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Photo of Alequine
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A place of beer nirvana. Great varied selection and nice gems on the shelf if you are knowledgeable and careful. Good west coast distribution so if you are from the east coast its a good place to stop. The service was outstanding as the young lady behind the counter was very helpful in spotting sours for me and she works at another local brewery so she was knowledgeable as well. Most of the beers are priced at $2 above the other bottle shops in the city. I guess the rent is higher in this neighborhood.

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Photo of TheBrewViking
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Vinithing
4.31/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Fogindex
4/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.72/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ckeegan04
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Corner store just on the north side of the main drag through The Castro. Cool little neighborhood. Signs on the windows advertising beer, whisky and hummus. Interesting combo. Small store crammed full of great beer and one of the best whisky collections I have ever seen. Great selection including some vintage Russian River -tions. Friendly staff that was happy to answer questions. Would certainly recommend stopping by if in the area.

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Photo of ronricorossi
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of cletusdog
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of spark3148857
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of smakawhat
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

A really small store that is situated near the border of the Castro neighborhood and in the Duboce Triangle. Another great thing about the location is that it is a 10, 15 minute walk to Toronado in Lower Haight, which can't be beat either.

Prices are a little high, but the selection here is extremely varied. It's a little cramped but there are small shelves packed with bottles, and two walls one the cooler, loaded with beers. There are only a few six packs, and the store seems to give way to more variety which is a heck of a lot better.

If you are not from the state or area, the selection of beers in distribution here is extremely plentiful and enjoyable. There are even occasionally some heavy hitters on the shelf as well, such as finding Damnation series from DeStruisse here, and a couple Eclipse varieties.

Some serious deals might be available, but the selection is small and gets picked clean. But there are some real serious gems in here. The guy who also worked there when I visited was extremely knowledgeable and answered everything perfectly, there wasn't a question he didn't have an answer for, and there was no bullshitting around either.

A must stop when in the area, would love to go back, there was so much beer here I wanted to buy to take home but just couldn't carry it all.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.45/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of LittleDon
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

A liquor store and bottle shop rolled into one. This small place is located between lower Haight and the Castro districts, so if you're in town for a visit, you'll have to rely on a friend or public transportation. Regardless, worth a visit. Friendly and helpful staff.

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4/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Healthy Spirits in San Francisco, CA
99 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.