K'nB Wine Cellars
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Taps: 25 / Bottles: 344
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by domtronzero:
4.08/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Good selection of local, import and a few hard-to-find beers. Many are in the coolers while even more are on the shelves. This place doubles as a beer/wine/tapas bar. The food was pretty damn good for a while, but has been lacking a bit as of late. Order the sandwiches and you'll be fine.
The place is usually poppin' off for $3 pint nights on Wednesdays, and may be a little hard to find a seat. But the drafts are usually pretty diverse. I have noticed a bit of rotation of the draft beers that sometimes leads to an older IPA being served, hopefully they'll get out of that habit and serve all their IPAs as fresh as possible.
Service is pretty good. Adam and Matty P. are both rather knowledgeable about beer, especially local craft and hard-to-find beers. And the selection is pretty good too. They get their fair share of limited-distribution beers and hard-to-finds, bith on draft and in the bottle. They are also one of the only stores locally that sell Pretty Things and Upright.
Anyways, good food and good service at great prices. The beer selection is good and the managers know their way around a bottle of beer. The prices are a little steeper than some of the other stores, but they have gotten a lot more down-to-Earth in the last couple years.
09-15-2010 04:35:52 | More by domtronzero
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3.77/5 rDev -15.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | $$
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.
09-24-2013 22:12:32 | More by DRTBrewster
4.33/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
One of my favorite places to stop when visiting. I don't have annoying people coming to me telling me what I should try that's new from CA breweries and instead I get an awesome selection with an always awesome tap list! Food has always been great and I just love the vibe I get when I'm in the store. Would recommend stopping here for lunch and something delicious on tap either before of after you shop for some great bottles.
09-10-2013 21:57:35 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
4.5/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
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.
06-19-2013 02:24:00 | More by JamLand
4.2/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
04-27-2013 02:24:50 | More by bkett01
K'nB Wine Cellars in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.