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Beverages 4 Less

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188 Ratings
Ratings: 188
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 21.88%
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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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Photo of Matthew13e


5/5  rDev +11.6%

If you are looking for rare west coast beers, look no further than Beverages 4 Less!!
He will ship you all of the west coast stuff all over the country, and for a reasonable
price! Fred is a great guy and he really knows his beer. Give him a call guys!!

10-30-2013 20:42:10 | More by Matthew13e
Photo of redbird


5/5  rDev +11.6%

I guess I'll add another 5 star review for this place. Bombers, bombers, everywhere, an ideal place for travelers looking to bring beer back home. Freddie was a blast to talk with. He's a passionate guy and it shows in the beer selection. He had an 08 BCS open and gave me a taster to drink while browsing. I only stopped at two places, so I can speak for prices, but it seemed to be reasonable. It may be a bit of drive, but trust me, this place is totally worth it. San Diego is really lucky to have guys like Freddie and Joey manning some top notch bottle shops!

02-15-2010 03:18:44 | More by redbird
Photo of Felix5407


5/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

03-22-2014 04:09:06 | More by Felix5407
Photo of SanBeeriegan


5/5  rDev +11.6%

This place has it! You may not know what you want, but they have it. The owner is simply awesome, he knows his beer and loves to find you the beer you love. If you live in San Diego county you must take a look! I recently purchased Prodigal sun form FullSail. It's not suppose to be out until June. It was awesome. My first trip he had Russian River Consecration. One of those famous beers that if you find you buy. It was amazing. If they don't have it he will look for it and find it. His specialty is Local beers so he works very closely with then to keep their special stuff in stock.

05-04-2009 03:16:11 | More by SanBeeriegan
Photo of mszuch


5/5  rDev +11.6%

update - January 10, 2011
Been going here two years. My review still stands! Getting to know the staff and sharing adventures and beer stories has made me feel like a regular, but they treat everyone the same!
It's Freddy's knowledge and customer service, and the awesome inventory that keeps me coming back!
If you read the reviews, you know there's nothing bad about this place, other than he moves alot of beer, and alot of it is stuff you cant find alot of other places! I travel the world for business, and I search out new and interesting beers wherever I go, and its always a pleasure coming home and finding alot of those "rare" or 'special' beers here!
The only reviews that arent A+ are from those who dont know what they want!
Come see Freddy, learn a little and expand your horizons!

Lets just say that I have not seen anything like Freddie's stock anywhere in San Diego, let alone most of California.
Freddie is the real deal. He has stock that you cant find anywhere else in So. Cal, unless you have a special connection to relative.
I happened into his place a few months ago on a local brewery recommendation (Alpine Brewery). Holy cow. Not sure about some of the previous reviews, but they should stop drinking the good stuff and go back to the crap they are used to.
If you know great beer, you know Freddie is the real deal. Who else, upon chatting with for 30 minutes about the So cal. brewery scene and people we had in common from local breweries, would crack open a new $15 special edition Mirror Mirror and let me taste it!!
Says alot for a guy who some label as "overpriced" ( you know who you are - go back to PB and drink some swill!)
Have been back many times, always able to get the hard to find items I want and will keep going back because he is the place to go for great beer!!!
If you have a chance to visit San Diego, make this one of the places you go to visit, right after O'briens!

01-11-2011 03:41:29 | More by mszuch
Photo of Grubicon


5/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

05-03-2014 01:03:38 | More by Grubicon
Photo of samplerman


5/5  rDev +11.6%

Just completed my first order with Fred, he's the man!! Selection is second to none and order was processed the same day. When my first choice was sold out, found Fred to be very knowledgeable in offering a highly rated substitution. Strongly recommend giving them a shout!

11-19-2013 20:52:34 | More by samplerman
Photo of AdroitHound


5/5  rDev +11.6%

Awesome guys to work with - ordered several beers and was called almost immediately to talk to me/confirm my order. Really great selection that other places just didn't have.

Packaging/Shipping a bit pricier than other stores I've dealt with, but the selection just can't really be beat. The two even each other out and the customer service takes it back over the top - had a change in my order after I realized I could get one bottle here locally. Not a problem, Freddy was back on the phone with me in 5 minutes and swapped out that particular bottle without any issue.

07-17-2013 18:49:21 | More by AdroitHound
Photo of johndoe8


5/5  rDev +11.6%

This is the best beer store in Southern California I can say with a lot of confidence. The service is especially great. I've met all the guys working here, Hubert, Johnny, Freddy, they all know their stuff, they can all make excellent recommendations, and they definitely know how to hook up their customers :)

Regulars routinely are spoiled by Freddy. Be a regular here. They're also opening a huge homebrew section.. I think it'll be finished in a couple weeks.

On Friday's they routinely open up beer to try. This past friday, they opened up an Alpine Pure Hoppinness, a Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout, a Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout, a Rye-an Ale from Smuttynose, and Freddy honestly offered a shot of all of them to every patron walking in that Friday. What kind of liquor store does that? It just doesn't happen. BevMo has like Friday/Saturday wine/beer tastings, but they're nothing like the quality of what they have here.

They even deliver for internet orders, but honestly, don't do it... so that they don't sell out of their Pliny so fast ;)

08-21-2010 05:13:48 | More by johndoe8
Photo of CWinchell

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.6%

Fred at Beverages4Less is the man!!

On my 1st order I send him an email of what I wanted. Being from NC I know its a 3 hr time difference. He replied to me about an hr after I sent the email,well before 9am Cali time.

He then called me and I set up the payment and shipping info.
He stores this so all future orders are sent the same way.

I've placed 2 orders with him so far and not only is his selection great but it ships so fast!
I put in an order from Florida 3 days before ordering from Fred and the shipments both arrived in NC on the same day.

I highly recommend Beverages4Less to anyone looking for some great Cali beers that you can't find on the East Coast!

A+ all the way

Chris W

12-12-2012 18:51:53 | More by CWinchell
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