Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)

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BA SCORE
96
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69 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
114
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
8.01%
Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

1036 7th Ave
San Diego, California, 92101-5302
United States

(619) 232-6367 | map
krispsd.com

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Added by SidVicious619 on 07-27-2009

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Reviews: 69 | Ratings: 114
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
2.96/5  rDev -32.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

This place is rightfully esteemed as a place with a remarkable selection of California and Belgian beers. There is a fair amount from other microbreweries around the country though they tend to be the widely distributed ones like Allagash. But short on common ones like Dogfish Head. They do specialize in the strongest, rarest, and most expensive, so if you are swinging for the fences this is the place.

On the other hand, this is definitely not my favorite place due to the ever-present bums. You have filthy guys wandering the aisles, odiferous punks ahead of you in line buying wine or half pints, schizo maniacs glaring at you over their shopping carts at the door, and festive winos hanging on the sidewalk with bags and bottles.

Did I mention the dogs?

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jws7968
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Just placed my first order with them. One of the beers was not included, so naturally I panicked and thought I was getting ripped off. Not the case. I sent an email before I pulled the packing slip out. The beer had not only, already, been refunded, but they threw in a beer in it's place. First rate organization that I will gladly buy from in the future.

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Photo of reindeerdog
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Stevenw7474
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of thepenguin
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Visited this on a recent layover in San Diego and thought it was a superb bottle shop. Great selection, both in terms of singles and packs, with some really excellent finds tucked away if you take the time to search through everything. Fairly pricey but not outrageous. I do have to dock a few points for not having prices on many of items, requiring the customer to bring them to the front to request a price check. The staff was accommodating while giving you your space, and even helped me wrap my haul in bubble wrap when I mentioned I would be traveling with it.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Not in a great neighborhood, but convenient to downtown. Huge beer selection, but you will have to search around because the shelves are a bit disorganized. Was happy to find a BA Stone IRS hidden at the back of a shelf.

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Photo of scxcrunner
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

neat place not too far from our hotel. I was expecting a little more but i can't complain with the selection. found a lot of beers i was looking for at a decent price.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Ordered my first online beer from them. World class in all aspects. Shipping to SC for 12 bottles was only $27 and they used a wine Styrofoam shipper.

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Photo of M_chav
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Franziskaner
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
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 +1.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of RLM15
4.5/5  rDev +3%
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 +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of rvisual
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
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 -7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rawfish
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JISurfer
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.67/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jooler
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of double2chin
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of ChrisISO_SJ
4/5  rDev -8.5%

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