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Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

85 Ratings
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 10.56%
[ Store ]

1036 7th Ave
San Diego, California, 92101-5302
United States
phone: (619) 232-6367

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @krispbevfoods

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(Place added by: SidVicious619 on 07-27-2009)
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Reviews by JamLand:
Photo of JamLand
4.24/5  rDev -4.7%

One of the four bottle shops I visited while on vacation in San Diego recently. It is in downtown with some homeless around, but honestly more of hassle for me was the parking. However, I'm a bigger guy and could see how some would be more nervous around some of the downtown crowd. At one point, my wife walked back to the car, to refill the meter, because of how long I was spending in there and she was not happy with the downtown crowd when she got back. So, I would say, if you are squeamish about homeless people in a downtown area, this might not be your spot, but not the bottle shop's fault for society's failures regarding the homeless.

As for the shop itself, great selection, once approached the beer guy in the store was very friendly and helpful. Nothing over the top, he didn't offer anything from the back or from his stash, but friendly and seemed knowledgeable. If you are in San Diego, worth a stop if you are near downtown, but not necessarily a must stop.

JamLand, Jun 19, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

I used to really like this place because they got everything and the prices were reasonable. Since blowing up over the past couple years the mark ups have got really ugly on the more coveted beers. Despite that, the selection is one of the best in San Diego particularly if you want something cold I have yet to see a wall fridge like theirs.

Aside from prices the only other real negative is the location. At least it isn't in the gaslamp because I would never shill out $5-20 just to park and find beer there. If it's after 5pm any day of the week you're going to have a tough time finding parking. I suggest giving it a go if you're in town particularly if you want to find belgians you can't find most other places. Service is so-so. If there is a guy in the beer aisle working there you'll get some good help and I've never had to wait long to check out.

putonyourwalkingshoes, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Camjmorton
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Camjmorton, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of bigred89
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

bigred89, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of KhakCane
4.94/5  rDev +11%

I was absolutely blown away by both the service and the selection at this spot. The location is great for out-of-towners staying downtown, and it was a reasonable walk from my hotel on J and 6th (even toting a case full of beers purchased at the shop). Sid is unbelievably knowledgeable, and he made this southerner feel right at home in SoCal. I was only in town for three days, and I stopped in everyday, largely because Sid was such an awesome guy... oh, and the killer selection did not hurt. If you are anywhere near downtown, then do yourself a favor and stop in.

KhakCane, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Kimcor
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Kimcor, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of mrcraft
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%

I briefly visited this store during a business trip since it was only about a 10 minute walk from my office. I completely forgot it was inside Krisp, so I kept walking back and forth because I had the general location, and I was looking for a beer shop and not a market. :)

I thought the selection was on par with the better bottle shops I visit in the Los Angeles area.

I'll spend more time at this store during my next visit and update my review. I was initially impressed.

mrcraft, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of anthony23cippy
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

anthony23cippy, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of aoampm
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

aoampm, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of cherche
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

cherche, Jul 17, 2014
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Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods) in San Diego, CA
98 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.