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Bine & Vine Bottle Shop

Not Rated.
Bine & Vine Bottle ShopBine & Vine Bottle Shop
BA SCORE
97
world-class

14 Reviews
Reviews: 14
Visits: 52
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

3334 Adams Ave
San Diego, California, 92116-1820
United States
phone: (619) 795-2463

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bineandvine

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Place added by: KingG on 04-10-2012

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Reviews: 14 | Visits: 52
Photo of 2GOOFY
4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Went down to San Marcos for a wedding on the 22nd and got the go ahead to drive to San Diego to visit this place after I saw them online.

I live in an area with good breweries (Firestone and Figueroa Mountain), but not a lot of bottle shops. This place was like beervana to me.

Walls of beers I’ve never been able to find locally. Once I started loading my basket(s), the gentleman in the store (Mike he said) ran off into the back and brought out a PtE and asked if I would be interested. I said yes!! Wound up spending upwards of $240 and couldn’t be happier. Wonderful place with a great selection.

Only caveat is that there’s not much in the way of parking. I parked 2 blocks away, but after I brought my car back and parked in the red in front of the store Mike helped me load my boxes.

Had a great time here, wish we had a place like this near me. (867 characters)

Photo of SageO
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I had been meaning to go to South Bay Drugs for a long time but just never got around to it. Thankfully I don't need to now that it's been reborn as Bine & Vine in Normal Heights! Went there a couple days after they opened and what little stock they had had a chance to put up was already brilliant - lots of hard to find stuff and a surprising number of vintage bottles, all very reasonably priced. And Geoi is really cool and knowledgeable. Even though it's still a bit of a drive for me, this is going to be my go-to location now. (533 characters)

Photo of jtk
4.84/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Took a while to re-open but looks like it was worth the wait. Was able to stop buy and check out their selection. Might not be quite as big a selection (yet) as a few other stores in San Diego, but it is a quality selection, for sure. Considering the emply shelves I saw in coolers and out, I am guessing they are gearing up for an even bigger selection that was on display. They only opened about a week ago or so. Anyway, friendly people who obviously know a thing or two about good craft beer, simply by their selection alone. I will be stopping by whenever I get the chance to. (581 characters)

Photo of LoneWolfMcQuade
4.88/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Bine & Vine, formerly known as South Bay Drugs, is definitely one of the best, like top three, bottle shops I've been to in in the greater San Diego area. The shop relocated to a more central area in SD, so getting great beer is only a short drive away, and plus they ship beer!

Their selection is huge, with many of the top names and hard to find brews. Brews like Pliny the Elder, Fifty Fifty Eclipse, various Cantillon, a bunch of SD brewers, etc. are often available. They do sell wine, mead, and sake too, but their selection of craft brew is hard to beat. Its a friendly atmosphere and the staff is willing to help you find a beer to your liking or just talk about beer. If your in the Normal Heights area of San Diego, you should definitely check this place out (769 characters)

Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in San Diego, CA
97 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.