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Bottlecraft - Little Italy

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

40 Ratings
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.22%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

2161 India St
San Diego, California, 92101-1723
United States
phone: (619) 487-9493

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bottlecraft

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(Place added by: pmarlowe on 07-10-2011)
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Reviews by LittleDon:
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3.76/5  rDev -11.1%

The Good: Featured flights of four bottled beers plus two taps. You can drink on site what you buy. Close to downtown.
The Bad: Small, Selection, while decent, is not terribly large. Corkage fee after 6 ($1.25).

Honestly, other than the featured flights and slightly easier parking, I'm not sure why anyone would go to Bottlecraft. It's not that it's a bad place, but with so many quality establishments in San Diego, you have to be better and/or different than the alternatives. While the atmosphere was comfortable, the staff and clientele gave me the impression that I wasn't hip enough to be there. Service was decent, I would have liked to talk more with my server about what the store had and what was recommended, but I couldn't tell whether I was deemed to different from the regulars to talk to, or they just didn't know. The selection was quality, but limited. Again, considerably better bottle shops in the area. Would I return? Given that Bottlecraft is relatively new, and that maybe I caught them on an off night, I might wait six months and give it a second shot.

LittleDon, Jun 01, 2013
More User Reviews:
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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%

I visited this location since my hotel was near Little Italy and wanted to try another bottle shop in San Diego.

It was good. They have most beers on shelves on the wall, and had 3 coolers. The selection isn't as good as BDBS or my regular bottleshop in Los Angeles, but they carry quality stuff. Also, since Bell's is only distributed in San Diego for now, finding Bell's beers here was a plus for me. I didn't inquire, but you can pay a corkage fee and drink beers on site which is nice if you're meeting friends, and then have dinner afterwards at one of many nice restaurants nearby.

Overall, a solid bottleshop. I'll visit again next week since I'm down in San Diego again.

mrcraft, Oct 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Afroman, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

BKotch, Oct 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

jose_alehouseSD, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Lucnifter, Sep 14, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +11.1%

Camjmorton, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

SDRedDevil, Sep 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

robear, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

_morandi_, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

the_encinitan, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

ADTaber, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

BubalooBrewMaster, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Kurmaraja, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

greenspointexas, Apr 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Bnoise11, Apr 21, 2014
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4.17/5  rDev -1.4%

Popped in during my vacation after a recommendation by Loews hotel concierge and BA research. This place felt special. It's nearly all beer and the exceptions were some ciders and there may have been meads. There's a lot of calculated mood lighting and I like that while there are beers on the shelves on the wall,there are also lots of shelves set within the middle arranged at angles to encourage exploration. They an amazing selection. I did not have time to crack anything open from the cooler and enjoy it. There was one guy behind the counter and he answered questions when I asked. I did take into account he had a few people at the bar on the other side of him so he can't exactly walk over to assist.

Franziskaner, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

CapnTrav, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Chuggernaut00, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

jedschlueter, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Cynic-ale, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

drewone, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

I've been to this shop several times and I sort of wish we had something like it in Denver. I know its not feasible given the difference in our liquor laws but a boutique bottle shop is pretty cool. Nice that you can pop a bottle here and drink it for a corkage fee.. Selection is pretty damn good and I even bought a Cantillon taster glass here once. Pretty much a must visit when I'm in San Diego.

ArrogantB, Jan 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Sicem99, Dec 28, 2013
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Bottlecraft - Little Italy in San Diego, CA
93 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.