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K'nB Wine Cellars

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97
world-class

24 Reviews
Reviews: 24
Visits: 42
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: n/a
Taps: 25
Bottles: 344
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

6380 Del Cerro Blvd
San Diego, California, 92120-4703
United States
phone: (619) 286-0321

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @knbwinecellars

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Place added by: torchednoodle on 11-25-2008

Formerly Del Cerro Liquor
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Reviews: 24 | Visits: 42
Reviews by HalfFull:
Photo of HalfFull
3.66/5  rDev -18.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Still signed as Del Cerro Liquor though run by K N B Wine Cellar this November day. Up and running with taps, wine tastings and food service, including a patio permit with smoking allowed. Passing through from a rare day in the area and after hearing of the on-sale license revision.

Surely wine-centric in nature given the distribution of space and with an interesting sliding library style ladder to access the upper reaches of the liquor shelves. Surely has potential.

Service is harried but with good intent. It was quite busy during my visit.

Selection is not overly robust but they do offer quality over quantity in that regard. Lots of newer releases and a selection that covers a broad range of countries and styles, though turnover is a bit suspect given the date codes of some brews.

Extensive options in the beer fridge which is kept quite cold, no need to rechill upon arrival home if for this evenings consumption. Standard options at room temperature, most of them offer no pricing information however. Given the prices I did see, I didn't seek out that info., not that there was anyone to seek out anyway.

Price? More expensive on every single beer/6 pack than I've ever seen anywhere! If they'll pop it and serve it to you on the patio that's great, maybe. For your standard takeout, ouch! That new license must have cost some bank. Basically, this place is a screw job. If you need it that bad, come and get it, and good luck to ya... (1,459 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of rawfish
3.9/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.13/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

One of my favorite places to go, especially on a Wednesday night, where it's $3 and $5 draft beers. They have a great selection on tap and pretty good selection on bottles. Prices for the bottles and cans are fairly average, but not over the top. My only drawback with this place is the service and I'm talking the restaurant service. It's always slow going and pour service in general. And that's every time I go. (414 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of DRTBrewster
3.77/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Made a stop here to see what I could find that wasn't available back home, did not find to much, although the selection was good it was not amazing. I probably should have been more pro-active and asked for those that I was after (Russian River, etc.). I had an average experience and would probably go again if I am in the area. (329 characters)

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

One of my favorite places to stop when visiting. I don't have annoying people coming to me telling me what I should try that's new from CA breweries and instead I get an awesome selection with an always awesome tap list! Food has always been great and I just love the vibe I get when I'm in the store. Would recommend stopping here for lunch and something delicious on tap either before of after you shop for some great bottles. (428 characters)

Photo of JamLand
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

I visited here recently on a trip to San Diego. It is a great bottle shop with a good wine selection, as well as a bar that serves food. It's a nice place to visit, especially if you have someone with you that prefers wine to beer, you can get both at the bar. We had some great guacamole, a pint and a glass of wine.

The selection wasn't the largest of the bottle shops I visited in San Diego, but they did have three bottles of Supplication which I quickly purchased. Of the four bottle shops in San Diego, I visited, this was the only place that had Supplication. Service was friendly, but not overly so. (608 characters)

Photo of bkett01
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped in here for Russian River and Alpine bottles to bring back to Boston with me. They had neither. I was told that they did have some but it's released during big beer release weekends that weren't happening any time soon. This whole idea irked me but hey, it's theirs to do what they want with it.

Despite not having what I was looking for the place has a massive selection of beer, wine & liquor. Don't get me wrong, the beer selection really is good at this place and I bought a couple of nice bottles but after reading all the reviews mentioning RR I was disappointed.

Also had a cheese plate and a pint out on the patio with the wife. This was a nice touch and it's a very nice option for a liquor store to have. The infused cheeses were ok, the Stone Enjoy By IPA was excellent.

Call ahead if you're hunting for anything specific. (844 characters)

Photo of sholland119
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

This place is a must stop if you have access to a car in SD. Located a bit up the highway near San Diego State, we stopped in at the beginning of a road trip day during our vacation.

Nice looking place, well laid out, easy to find your way around. The selection was outstanding. We maxed out our beer buying budget with great craft selections. Highlights were the Upright 7 and a whole slot full of Damnation Batch 23 (we bought 6).

Service was very pleasant. Stone was making a delivery while we were there and some of the case boxes were blocking the shelves we were looking to check out. The guy was very quick to move the boxes so we could see everything (and buy more).

Check it out!

HV (695 characters)

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K'nB Wine Cellars in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.