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Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)

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98
world-class

83 Ratings
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 10.79%
[ 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 mactrail:
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mactrail

Washington

2.96/5  rDev -33.5%

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?

03-16-2010 06:10:01 | More by mactrail
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bigred89

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

08-24-2014 03:33:26 | More by bigred89
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KhakCane

North Carolina

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.

08-12-2014 16:14:56 | More by KhakCane
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Kimcor

Indiana

5/5  rDev +12.4%

08-10-2014 04:21:34 | More by Kimcor
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mrcraft

California

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.

08-02-2014 15:17:47 | More by mrcraft
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anthony23cippy

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

08-02-2014 14:53:43 | More by anthony23cippy
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aoampm

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

07-27-2014 06:10:01 | More by aoampm
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cherche

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

07-17-2014 23:26:56 | More by cherche
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

07-01-2014 01:59:52 | More by ajs4bd
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

06-23-2014 23:29:11 | More by ADTaber
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Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods) in San Diego, CA
98 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.