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K'nB Wine Cellars

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.15%
Taps: 25
Bottles: 344
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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

Notes:
Formerly Del Cerro Liquor

(Place added by: torchednoodle on 11-25-2008)
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

DaveL619, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

jedschlueter, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of Armand
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Very impressed with this place. It took me a while to venture out to check this place out and glad I did. Brought home a nice bottle to cellar and found some nice gems while I was there. They have a long shelf stacked with a wide selection of good craft brews. Cooler is stocked with some rare bottles that you just don't see in some other stores. Check this place out-you will be happy. The girl behind the counter was very nice and helpful. Mentioned their Wednesday happy hour on beers. Will be sure to go back.

Armand, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of ZX6Chris
5/5  rDev +11.6%

This is one of my favorites in San Diego. They have a great bottle selection including rare and vintage brews. Their tap list is pretty impressive and they have special nights for different breweries. Their restaurant food is amazing! It's just like Stone's just ALOT cheaper.

The owners and employees have different specialties, some are wine experts, scotch experts and of course some are beer experts. So if you have a beer question just call ahead so you can talk to the right person

Like pastradul said it pays to be a regular here.

ZX6Chris, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of imyourhero21
5/5  rDev +11.6%

imyourhero21, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of pastradul
4.95/5  rDev +10.5%

This was my favorite hidden gem in San Diego. Not only do you have one of the best beer stores but you also have a fantastic eatery and drinkery!

The draft line in about 15 long ( with news that it is going to double soon!)

There is a small cappage fee if you want to pull something out of the coolers and drink it there. The people are great, good service, they know their beer pretty dang well. Adam is the head beer guy there and he is always bringing in new rare brews for the draft and in the coolers!

It is also a great place to be a regular, they will treat you well no matter what. But if they like you you totally get hooked up!

pastradul, Apr 14, 2010
Photo of dimce
4.94/5  rDev +10.3%

So just got back from this place today as it seems to be the best rated area near me. And yes...they do have a large beer selection, most that I've come across thus far. Overwhelming, but in a good way. Nice dark place well kept temperature. Aisles and shelving are not too enclosed together where you feel like if you pick up one bottle you might knock everything over.

EDIT - there was a little water puddle in the back that I stepped into, luckily I was not holding any bottles, may have been from someone starring at the Miller High Life 24 packs too long?

They do carry many beers including locals like Alesmith, Ironfist, a mix of Russian River, Port, some Lost Abbey. No Alpine or Ballast point that I saw, however they carried their hard liquors. A LOT of imported beers as well including some Japanese ones.

As for price, they same to be not marked up a dollar or two more like some other places I've been too. The service was great, workers there are not hassling you and are not like "what do you like, you try this? it's on sale, but 3" (most of you would know who and where I'm referring to)

Didn't get to try the food yet, but will as I saw they had many beers on tap I'd would have liked to have.

Overall I'd say I like this store this best, second Palm Spring Liquor, and third the Bottle Shop on Fletcher (keep in mind this is for me who lives in Santee) Would I come back? Definitely.

dimce, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of AdamBear
4.8/5  rDev +7.1%

We stopped here only because we were in the area...but boy am i glad we did so!

Atmosphere: basically its a high end wine/liquor/craft beer store with a small bar and outside patio. it is very upscale looking.

Quality/Selection: might have been the best beer store I have ever been to. I groaned a lot as i viewed so many beautiful beers that my wallet could not afford. the tap list was quite impressive. there were a lot of offerings from Firestone, Lost Abbey, Bruery, etc....i was very impressed.

Service: extremely helpful and enthusiastic.

All in all, i just loved this place. if i had the money, this would be my hang out spot. don't get me wrong...the place itself doesn't mark up the beers, but rather they just sell some extremely rare and sought after beers...Fantome...3F....etc..

AdamBear, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of d0ggnate
4.8/5  rDev +7.1%

I made a stop by K&B today and was pleasantly surprised to find some amazing beers. I had read reviews here, and have been telling myself for a while that I needed to check it out. Today I made the time and I'm glad I did.

You walk in and there is floor to ceiling alcohol. It isn't just eye catching, but it also does something to your expectations of a place. It kind of says, we have so much that we don't know where to put it all. I strolled into the beer section of the store and started perusing the coolers. Passing great beer after great beer, I finally realized that I was going to need a box. It would be hard to stop by this place without picking up a few bottles each trip.

I settled on the following:
The Bruery Papier
Mikkeller It's Alright
Stone/CBC/Brew Dog Juxtaposition
Port/LA Older Viscosity
RR Pliny The Elder
RR Blind Pig

Seeing so many great brews in one place just reaffirmed why I love living in San Diego. We have great beer no matter where you go.

I didn't get a chance to try anything they had on tap, or any food, but will have to make a point to return for both of those things. Today was the first day of many trips to K&B Wine Cellar.

d0ggnate, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of rossco28
4.75/5  rDev +6%

I've known the owner Tony and the manager Adam for a very longtime. I met Tony during my college days at San Diego State and have to say his selection of craft beer at Keg N Bottle is what turned me on to craft beer in the first place.

When TK and Adam first explained the concept of K&B Cellars to me two years ago, I thought it sounded like an awesome concept that would be near impossible to pull off. The idea of having a craft beer, wine, and tapas bar inside of a retail store seemed like a major headache in the making.

Flash forward two years: these guy pulled it off in a major way! They have one of the best bottle selections in San Diego and consistently carry an ever changing selection of regional and hard to find brews on draft.

During San Diego Beer Week these guys stepped it up with events with Stone, AleSmith, Green Flash, Ballast Point, Karl Strauss, Airdale, and Lightning. They've become a haven for the beer aficionado and a comfortable and welcoming hangout for neighbors and students. I commend them on their hard work and respect for beer.

rossco28, Nov 24, 2009
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K'nB Wine Cellars in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.