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Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)

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Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)

64 Reviews
Reviews: 64
Visits: 105
Avg: 4.38
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @krispbevfoods

Place added by: SidVicious619 on 07-27-2009

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Reviews: 64 | Visits: 105
Reviews by drewone:
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

This was the last of 4 bottle shops I hit while in San Diego. I was it was the first, it would have saved me some driving. It's just a couple of blocks from Petco Park and the Gaslamp district so parking is a hot mess. It also seemed slightly sketchy outside at night. Once you are inside, while there is wine and natural foods, they have an obnoxious amount of beer and definitely have more selections than Bine & Vine or either Bottlecraft location. As their inventory is basically on the website, I had scoped out what I had wanted. Unfortunately, at night some of the truly rare beers are "locked in the cellar by the owner" I was told. I was really hoping for the Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin and Clown Shoes Pierre Ferrand Billionaire. I still had some decent finds including Knee Deep Lupulin River, Clown Shoes Rexx, Midnight Sun Treat, and Elysian Punkuccino. I can assure you I will hit here next time in San Diego and it might be my only stop, but it will be during the day! I will also be quick to purchase from them online. Had a good experience with that, too.

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Photo of halo3one
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of RLM15
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

My local bottle shop. They have a very large and diverse selection of craft and artisanal beer from all over the world. A extensive selection of Belgians, imperial stouts, barleywines, in addition to a great offering of local beers. You really can't beat the price point either. Going around to other bottle shops in San Diego, you could see the same bottle for at least a couple bucks more.

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Photo of domdomdomdom
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of EdrickCS
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rvisual
4.73/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Amazing selection of beer in a small shop. Clean, bright environment . Highly helpful staff.

I was shopping for Old Rasputin, Storm King, Dogfish Head etc. Prices seemed reasonable for the area. No opinion on prices for hard-to-find items. Caveat emptor is always good advice.

If you're shopping for a decent beer, give this place a try. Street parking only. Look for the big "Krisp" sign.

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Photo of smb
4.04/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rawfish
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JISurfer
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jooler
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of double2chin
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Taybeh
4/5  rDev -8.7%

This is a grocery store with a pretty impressive beer section on one wall, and the prices were good. Lots of bombers but not really a place to get a mix-six, which is what I was hoping for. If you're stuck in the Gaslamp/Downtown, this is your best bet (I think).

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Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Bung
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

The area of town seemed a little sketchy, but not overly so.
Service was minimal early in the morning, just an old guy at the counter.
Fantastic selection of west coast and international stuff. Very large cooler arranged by brewery. Room temp stuff arranged by style which was easier to get through for me. Prices seemed about average for the area, 2-3 dollars more than they should be. Best selection I saw in town though, lots of stuff for an east coaster.

Just wish my cell signal was better so I would not have wasted $40 on the White Chocolate. F-U Bruery I am done with your overpriced garbage.

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Photo of maxcoinage
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
4.25/5  rDev -3%

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.

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Photo of Camjmorton
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bigred89
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods) in San Diego, CA
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