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Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

86 Ratings
Ratings: 86
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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Photo of ZX6Chris
5/5  rDev +12.4%

I know this store is in a rough spot downtown and I'm not gonna ding them for that.

First time I went there becasue I saw a coupon in the Reader. Each time I went back was because of their amazing beer seleciton. They have very top notch bottles so take alot of money when you go.

They have some very awesome bottles and the guys there are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Every time I go Sid takes as much time as he can talking to me about beer. He obviously knows what he's doing and his inventory proves it.

ZX6Chris, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of joshuacavett
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Amazing selection with amazing staff, this high class brew show inside of Super Jr. Market is a no brainer to visit when in San Diego. Sid was super helpful and picked out some top of the line brews for me at great prices. I got an Abacus, Russian River Sanctification, Salvation, Blind Pig, Pliny the Elder and the Bruery Cuir. They even helped package the box up in a 12 bottle styrofoam container for us which was a super plus. I will definitely visit this place again when I am back in San Diego.

joshuacavett, May 27, 2011
Photo of kaseydad
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Best Damn Beer Shop

Came to SD on business and the first day I went searching for this gem. I had no vehicle so I hiked about 12 long, hot blocks and went into a corner market and was totally disappointed. It was hot and muggy inside and basically had only the basic beer selection. Dumbfounded and disappointed I went outside and discovered I was in the wrong "super" market. I crossed the street and entered the correct market, Super Jr. Market, and though I was hot and sweaty, I was in heaven. I was completely blown away by the selection this shop has. Totally unassuming store front houses and incredible array of thirst-quenching beverages.

Groceries are on the left and middle. Stay to the right to experience the beer sanctuary. This place has something for every beer nut. Way too many to list but it is a top notch selection. I was in a stupor about what to buy long enough that a real awesome dude (forgot his name) came by to see if I needed help. I proceeded to banter back and forth on the quality and quantity he had in stock. He was very appreciative of the compliments and gave me a number of recommendations. The store was busy and he even came back to help me with my selection process after manning the register.

I decided on bombers of Sculpin and Lil Sumpin Extra, a sixer of Hop Devil and a foursome of Double Dog. The awesome dude rang me out really quick and I mentioned I was heading back to the Omni Hotel and he said he could call me a cab. Way cool! I took him up on the offer and brought my booty back to the hotel and it was party time.

I absolutely highly recommend this great store. It is a little hard to find but well worth the effort especially if you are near the Gaslamp District. You will not be disappointed.

kaseydad, May 02, 2010
Photo of Betolito
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Betolito, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Johnny4ipa
5/5  rDev +12.4%

As noted by others the place is a bit disguised as a little inner city market. I dropped .25 in the meter and headed into the shop for my 15 minutes of beer hauling. I walked in, grabbed a basket, & found my way to the back right corner of the store. There you will find craft beer heaven. A very nice guy was assisting a few guys as they loaded up with their baskets. He asked if I needed help and my stubbornness denied as I was reading and searching my way around their selection. After the two other customers left the friendly owner asked if I needed any help again and he noticed a blind pig in my basket. He then asked me if I had any interest in Pliny the Elder. He introduced himself as Sid and wow was he a nice guy. The tidal wave of local brews from the shelves and rare brews from the back room ( not on shelves ) started pouring into my cart with his knowledgeable assistance. I left with a free shirt & bottle of "to the 9's" thanks to Sid. What a great experience and highly recommended for anyone in the SD area!

The only buzz kill was coming back to the car to find a $ 30 parking ticket. 15 minutes is not enough time in this store.

Johnny4ipa, Mar 11, 2010
Photo of skrosch
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Super Jr./The Best Damn Beer Shop is quite the find in San Diego. It's on 7th ave just North of Broadway, between Broadway and C. Sid really knows his beers and has the place stocked with a great selection. Lots of hard to find beers, Belgian, San Diego, Local California and other great micros: Ale Smith, Russian River, Ballast Point, Stone, Avery, Port Brewing, Dogfishhead, Lagunitas, etc., etc.

I've scored quite a few beers here that I have been looking for... Definitely worth a trip if you are in downtown San Diego.

skrosch, Aug 25, 2009
Photo of ike4tay45
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Stopped in this past week while I was in San Diego on business. Killer selection, reasonable prices, and a great staff. Sid took over 40 minutes to bs with my buddy and I about beer, hooked us up with a couple shirts, and let us know of other stores and bars to hit while in town. Overall great experience. Definitely a must try. They also have a pretty good deli in the store. A solid selection of sandwich's and heat and serve food. Picked up a decent sandwich for $3.50(which was a special, tuesday and thursday is half price sandwich's).

Highly recommend.

ike4tay45, Apr 17, 2010
Photo of Kimcor
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Kimcor, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of ocmpoma
5/5  rDev +12.4%

visited on 30 Mar 2010

An aptly named establishment. I recently moved into San Diego proper from Carlsbad, and was lamenting the loss of Pizza Port's Bottle Shop, which was only a half-mile from my old apartment. The nearest decent beer store to me now is the Servall, which is not bad, but no Bottle Shop.

So, after perusing BeerFly (how I love BeerFly!), I decided to head downtown. Not a bad walk, although if I'm a planning a large haul I'll have to drive or wait until I get a bike.

I was not let down. My wife and I found the market, and wandered back to check out the beer. I was extremely impressed. Other reviewers have noted that small size; and the 'shop' is really one aisle of the market and some coolers in the back. We ignored the coolers, as they were all mainstream stuff. So, no, this isn't BevMo with its many shelves of sixers and cases. But not one inch of shelf space in this place is wasted. Belgian, German, UK, US Craft, it's there. Lots of stuff I haven't heard of or have dreamt of buying. Tons of bombers and 750s. And all of it top-notch.

Sid was there, and spent plenty of time talking to us about the beers he had, what we liked and what would be good to try. It was difficult to walk out with only the four bottles we snagged. We signed up for the mailing list, too, and unless I'm very short on time, I fully intend to bypass anything closer to me and head straight to Sid's. It actually is the best damn beer shop I've yet seen.

ocmpoma, Apr 04, 2010
Photo of Bnoise11
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Bnoise11, Apr 21, 2014
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Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods) in San Diego, CA
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