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The Olive Tree Marketplace

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The Olive Tree MarketplaceThe Olive Tree Marketplace
BA SCORE
99
world-class

55 Ratings
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.71%
[ Store ]

4805 Narragansett Ave
San Diego, California, 92107-3104
United States
phone: (619) 224-0443

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(Place added by: SDBrewFan on 01-02-2008)
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Reviews by HalfFull:
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HalfFull

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

I was a bit intrigued by the love for this little corner of the world. So when visiting the neighborhood I thought I'd give a second visit after dropping in a year ago or so.

Bottom line is that this is a good market in a small market. O.B. is a relatively small hamlet in the greater San Diego scheme and Olive Tree fits the bill from many fronts. Good beer, and wine, and cheese, and bread, etc. It runs on a small footprint so the beer aspect is somewhat limited by design.

They offer a good mix of beer though the selection is somewhat limited though of high quality. Nice to see a 'new/special releases' rack and a chalkboard showing pending/new arrivals, again for special release brews. Service was not a factor though I sense that locals may have an 'in' in that regard.

Good for special release brews or a local hookup, otherwise I'm a bit at a loss as you are paying a bit of a premium here. They do offer some beers as singles however, nice concept. Good neighborhood store.

11-26-2010 06:40:45 | More by HalfFull
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Bwagner1122

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-26-2014 22:05:14 | More by Bwagner1122
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aoampm

California

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

07-26-2014 21:07:31 | More by aoampm
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greenspointexas

Texas

4/5  rDev -11.9%

04-30-2014 03:32:38 | More by greenspointexas
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

03-21-2014 06:04:24 | More by bennetj17
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -8.6%

Stopped in here on the way to Pizza Port since it was so close by. Similar feel to the BDBS in that it sort of feels like a corner bodega thanks to all the food they sell while still having a large selection of wine and beer sprinkled in. Atmosphere was decent enough. People coming in and grabbing supplies and quickly getting back to what they were doing. I noticed they had a taproom but it wasn’t open due to the purveyor being in Belgium, lucky guy. Service was pretty good. I was asked if I needed any help once, always nice. Quality was pretty good. Lots of different accouterments to enhance your beers or wines available. Selection was a little small compared to some of the other shops I have visited in the area but they had some really nice bottles so that more than made up for it. Prices were on par with all of the other places I have encountered. Overall a nice local bottle shop with some really nice bottles. Not something I would go out of my way to visit but if you are in the area it is definitely worth a stop to check out.

02-19-2014 02:11:37 | More by orangesol
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev -11.9%

12-23-2013 02:52:50 | More by dwagner003
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +2.4%

Stopped in here while in town just to see what they had. I was blown away. Shelf turds like Fantome Extra Sour, Saison, Printemps, and 3 Fontenin’s Golden Blend, Cognac Brunch Weasel, Almanac. Picked up an Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin, Avery Rumpkin, Lost Abbey Cuvée de Tomme, and HotD Fred from the Wood (2009 vintage no less). As an east coaster this was awesome. Lots of other choices but shipping is getting expensive. Prices weren’t out of whack but not great either. Nice staff, also food and cheeses and wine. Apparently they also do beer tastings here. Neat spot and plenty of awesome brews (I am nice and left the last Rumpkin for someone else). Highly recommended.

11-22-2013 02:14:16 | More by BMMillsy
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

10-16-2013 03:38:55 | More by BillRoth
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BeerMothaLova

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

10-14-2013 23:16:51 | More by BeerMothaLova
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The Olive Tree Marketplace in San Diego, CA
99 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.