Bottlecraft - Little Italy
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
3.76/5 rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | $$
The Good: Featured flights of four bottled beers plus two taps. You can drink on site what you buy. Close to downtown.
The Bad: Small, Selection, while decent, is not terribly large. Corkage fee after 6 ($1.25).
Honestly, other than the featured flights and slightly easier parking, I'm not sure why anyone would go to Bottlecraft. It's not that it's a bad place, but with so many quality establishments in San Diego, you have to be better and/or different than the alternatives. While the atmosphere was comfortable, the staff and clientele gave me the impression that I wasn't hip enough to be there. Service was decent, I would have liked to talk more with my server about what the store had and what was recommended, but I couldn't tell whether I was deemed to different from the regulars to talk to, or they just didn't know. The selection was quality, but limited. Again, considerably better bottle shops in the area. Would I return? Given that Bottlecraft is relatively new, and that maybe I caught them on an off night, I might wait six months and give it a second shot.
06-01-2013 20:04:36 | More by LittleDon
3.78/5 rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in here a couple weeks back after leaving a Padre game early. The decor here is pretty minimal but it works. Better than average selection, although many beers were not kept cold (and seemingly not intended for on site consumption). Still, the two coolers had a nice selection. The guys working there were cool, willing to talk beer or just leave you be if you prefer. It was pretty quiet when I was in there, however very enjoyable. Prices are very reasonable. A seat at the window with a Class V to enjoy, not a bad way to spend an evening.
10-06-2011 03:14:31 | More by Brewzer1010
3.79/5 rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
A nice place near the airport in SD. IT is on a bit of a sleepy street in a very nice area with a pretty decent stretch of hip and trendy stops. The store is small but it has good quality. Plenty of local brews are featured, not all of them but a good chunk. Nearly every beer is available cold or warm. There is a glassware rack and you can also drink a beer that you buy on-premise. I didn't see if there was a "uncapping" fee or not. A few people were sitting there drinking one night. But overall it is a pretty good shop.
07-26-2012 14:57:08 | More by crossovert
Bottlecraft - Little Italy in San Diego, CA
93 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.