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Beverages 4 Less

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
98
world-class

190 Ratings
Ratings: 190
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 23.87%
[ Store ]

9181 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee, California, 92071-3723
United States
phone: (619) 448-3773

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(Place added by: Phocion on 10-22-2006)
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Ratings: 190 | Reviews: 181 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Callenak:
Photo of Callenak
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Went here for the first time last weekend. Not sure how I never stopped here before on my trips down to SD but better late then never.

First things first, the beer selection is probably the best I've ever seen. There's a reason this is the #1 reviewed store in San Diego. Freddy is what makes this place though. The guy is legit. By far the friendliest store I've been to. He immediately makes you feel welcomed and ask you what are some beers you like to help recommend others for you. The man really knows his stuff. He even poured us some Angel's Share and just shot the sh!t with us. He's even a fellow Lions fan, but don't hold that against him. Thankfully our taste in beer is better than our taste in football teams.

If you are in San Diego, make the stop here. I know I will from now on.

Callenak, Aug 12, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of BillsNewAccount
1/5  rDev -77.5%

This dude stockpiled tickets to Lost Abbey and is selling them for $250 a pop. Lame.

BillsNewAccount, Oct 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.6%

scorpionpower, Oct 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.6%

brantbeauchamp, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -32.4%

the_encinitan, Jul 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.6%

Sramosiii, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

bpfrush, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of T-Roy
5/5  rDev +12.6%

T-Roy, May 30, 2014
Photo of HoldenDurden
5/5  rDev +12.6%

This is my go to place for internet beer purchases. No one has a better selection than what Freddie offers. A lot of really good and rare beer that is unavailable on the East Coast and especially Miami. He is also a hell of a guy. Whenever I email him an order he immediately emails me back my tracking number. Always incredibly prompt and ordering is hassle free. The shipments are always expertly packed too. I have recommended him to everyone and will continue to do so without reservation. Call Freddie, you will be glad you did.

HoldenDurden, May 26, 2014
Photo of Grubicon
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Great place, great selection. My family and I have known Freddie for years. Takes great care of his customers. Definitely worth a drive to check out the selection and try new brews. If you haven't been here you need to check it out. Pricing is reasonable for what you're looking for, especially if it is hard to find.

Grubicon, May 03, 2014
Photo of greenspointexas
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

greenspointexas, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of bluz4frank
4.94/5  rDev +11.3%

Fred is THE MAN! Outstanding selection, great service, good prices. I can call Fred at 8:00 in the morning and he has product shipping to me that day. Who else gets Heady, KBS, and BCS out on the West Coast?
Keep up the good work Fred! Your loyal customer Frank Costa.

bluz4frank, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of drn
4.54/5  rDev +2.3%

This online shop offers a wide selection of many hard-to-get beers at decent prices. Great service and very quick responses. The ordering process is a little quirky for an online shop, but works well and is easy once you get the hang of it. It's an online beer specialty shop worth checking out for something new to try and/or for something elusive. I have bought from them, enjoyed the beer and service, and will continue to buy from them.

I had to rate "atmosphere" which is ridiculous, BA, because this is an online store! Really? Atmosphere? So I called it "perfect" because how am I supposed to do that. Why not have a "does not apply" option here too as with food?

drn, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of DCLAguy11
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%

If it wasn't for BA this place would be a total hidden local gem because it's in a non-descript strip mall off the highway. Freddy is a great owner and knows his stuff. It's worth a stop to check out what he has available especially if you are on your way back from Alpine. Since he has so much traffic he's always getting new stuff in the store. Everytime I go I spend a long time chatting with Freddy. I wish I had a store like this nearby. Oh, and he has a whole section dedicated to home brew materials.

DCLAguy11, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Chelsea1905
4.14/5  rDev -6.8%

A corner unit in what looks like a strip mall attached to an apartment complex.
selection is decent, the local stuff is in the coolers on the back wall. Good amount of Bruery stuff and a good little selection of some Belgian stuff too.

The owner asked where I was from, asked what I was looking for, opened a beer to share and then got me some stuff from through the back. Awesome service

Chelsea1905, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Stum-pub
5/5  rDev +12.6%

I love this place... Go ahead and give them a 100 rating. These guys are fast, reliable, and such a great connection to have! This was such a great resource to find. If you have trouble finding some brews definitely give them a call. Beverages4Less all day!!! Freddy is the man

Stum-pub, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of The_Jerk
5/5  rDev +12.6%

First review and I'll be short and to the point. I came by to Freddy's establishment after a day visiting Alpine Beer Company with a friend a month ago. The reviews and searches for great craft beer in SD can be a hit/miss these days and Im from L.A. so that should tell you something when Im willing to fly down just to visit his place and pick up some brews that even I cant find even locally by me. Freddy is an awesome guy whos not only intelligent in his knowledge of beer but also his spirits in his store. This has been my 2nd visit and I could honestly say that I'd never get bored talking to this guy and learning about beer that I never thought I knew about before.

Its a shame that some people feel the need to bash an owner for how they choose to sell their products (esp those limited brews) but hey get over it and either shop elsewhere if you dont like it or open your own store and see how it works.

Thanks again Freddy and Ill see you soon!

The_Jerk, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Felix5407
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Freddy is the man!!! He takes care of you like family. He gets beer other places dream about. I talk to everybody about this place, it's beer heaven! I don't shop anywhere else. This places has Pliny the elder everyday of the week! I try to make it every Friday for the different free beer tastings.

Felix5407, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of dirknowheatski
5/5  rDev +12.6%

The reviews on Beeradvocate sent me here and they were on point.. Fred is the dude- really friendly and knowledgable. Beverages 4 Less had an incredible selection of beers and I know I'll be ordering from this place again when I need my west coast brew fix.

dirknowheatski, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Dyan
5/5  rDev +12.6%

I was given the website for Beverages 4 less on a trading site. I have tried a few other ship to home for my craft beer but the selection was always easy to obtain craft beers and I was looking for one that carried "hard to find" craft beers. I was so impressed by the selection as well as the communication that transpired during the ordering process. The knowledge was excellent!

I highly recommend this site!

Dyan, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of YoudownwithABV
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Fred is nothing short of amazing. He is extremely passionate about all aspects of his life especially his store and his family. Really enjoyed the 30 minute conversation about beer and family. Great inventory and he shipped the same day I ordered. I look forward to doing more business in the future. Fred is the man!

YoudownwithABV, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of vermilcj
4.93/5  rDev +11%

I have not been to the store, but having ordered from Freddy online I can tell you this is a top notch store. He is always very attentive in responding to orders and questions and goes the extra mile for his customers. I hope to get out to see him in San Diego some day soon.

vermilcj, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Donatedfist
5/5  rDev +12.6%

First review ever and it had to be for beverages-4-less. I'm from Ga and the selection of the beers I enjoy are limited. I was lucky enough to get a stone 17th rare beer tent ticket so I planned a trip to San Diego area to see some friends. My friends were moving back to Ga two months after my trip so I wanted to load up. I went to a couple of other stores and they had some rare stuff but not a huge selections of the breweries I was looking for. Well after I shopped around I found Bevrages-4-less, seriously it was my kinda of place. Non corporate small business that didn't look like it's gonna be the beer heaven it was. I have had friends order from here a couple of times so I knew about it but I didn't know about it , if you know what I mean. The first day I went Freddy wasn't there but the second time he was . As someone who has been a manager of a huge liquor store let me tell you how good the service was. Me n my friend must of talked to Freddy for an hour and a half while he opens russian rivers while we talk about beer and beer experiences. I loved the San Diego area so much I am planning to move to California . Hopefully soon beverages-4-less will be my neighborhood beer stores. Until then I will continue to order from here and receive my greatly packaged little presents for myself !!!

Donatedfist, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.9%

Beersnake1, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of Daniel_Kang
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Great site ! Fred is easy to work with and makes the whole ordering process nice and easy. Incredible selection of west coast beers that we don't get out here in Ny awesome source! Just completed my first order and can't wait to get some more! Check out their site and you won't be disappointed in the selection

Daniel_Kang, Dec 01, 2013
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Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA
98 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.