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Bottlecraft - Little Italy

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

37 Ratings
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
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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Photo of crossovert
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%

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.

crossovert, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

greenspointexas, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of claspada
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%

Medium size retail establishment, very clean, well organized with plenty of local offering and everything you could expect to find from the area.

Didn't see anything rare, per say, but it would be more than useful if I was from the area and wanted to purchase something to take home but on a trip it wasn't quite useful or warranted me hemorrhaging more $ than necessary.

Prices seemed reasonable. Service was nice, asked me for assistance. Would gladly shop here if I lived nearby.

claspada, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of LittleDon
3.76/5  rDev -10.9%

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
Photo of dwagner003
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

dwagner003, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Camjmorton
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%

Camjmorton, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of _morandi_
4/5  rDev -5.2%

_morandi_, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Kurmaraja, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.01/5  rDev -5%

Popped in while at Toronado and was actually disappointed in their selection. While they do have a wide selection of beer for a store selling beer, they had nothing special and nothing I hadn't seen anywhere else. In fact, they were the only shop that I visisted all weekend that I didn't buy anything in or have a desire to return on a next trip.

I loved the vibe, very "hip" and great placement. Guy at the counter was very nice and answered a few questions for me. Only thing I didn't like were the other people in there looking for the highest ABV beers to get "faded" on that night. Oh well, not their fault. If they REALLY step up thier selection, I'd be happier. Overall, a place to stop in when in the area but I wouldn't go too far out of the way for it.

EyePeeAyBryan, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Cynic-ale, Feb 13, 2014
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Bottlecraft - Little Italy in San Diego, CA
93 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.