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Bottlecraft - Little Italy

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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
93
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32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.81%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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crossovert

Illinois

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
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-30-2014 03:31:06 | More by greenspointexas
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claspada

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$

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.

06-19-2013 00:35:27 | More by claspada
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LittleDon

Texas

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
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dwagner003

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

10-10-2013 18:13:57 | More by dwagner003
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-06-2014 23:31:10 | More by Kurmaraja
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_morandi_

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-15-2014 03:47:01 | More by _morandi_
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-13-2014 03:38:36 | More by Cynic-ale
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LakerLeith

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-29-2014 15:13:16 | More by LakerLeith
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-02-2014 09:10:59 | More by drewone
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Bottlecraft - Little Italy in San Diego, CA
93 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.