1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bine & Vine Bottle Shop

Not Rated.
   No picture uploaded.
   Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 6.81%
[ Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bineandvine

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: KingG on 04-10-2012)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of enelson
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

enelson, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of dwagner003
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

dwagner003, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

BillRoth, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of djaeon
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

djaeon, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of IncanGoat
4.59/5  rDev +0.9%

These guys are really knowledgeable about both beer and wine. I usually chat for a bit with Geoi, who tends to be the beer enthusiast of the bunch. You can get some rare beers from the likes of Alpine and Russian River as well as easier to find stuff like Stone and Ballast Point. They are also one of the few bottle shops to have a good selection of mead and cider.

The Good: Selection, customer service, atmosphere, clean store and they are open pretty late.

The Bad: Parking. There are just a few spots on the street. On a busy day, you may have to park kinda far in the residential area.

Overall: A pleasant experience. Prices are not cheap, but also not expensive. I find their prices to be lower than Clem's Bottle House.

IncanGoat, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of HoppingAlong
4.54/5  rDev -0.2%

Another great San Diego bottle shop. As has been mentioned in other reviews, parking in this area can be a bit of a pain; however, once you get that aspect out of the way, you will be treated to a wonderful little bottle shop with a great selection of beers and some wonderfully helpful employees. The two guys that run the place are always willing to talk craft beer and will steer you in a good direction if you are looking to try something new. They post updates on Instagram and Facebook whenever they get new bottles, so it easy to see what they are carrying at any given moment. The prices seem on par with the other shops in San Diego, so I never feel like I am getting gauged on anything. If you are down on Adams Avenue, I would recommend checking out Bine & Vine-- good things are happening there.

HoppingAlong, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of JamLand
4.14/5  rDev -9%

Stopped in here on a recent visit to San Diego. By the time I made it to Bine and Vine on our trip, it was my second or third bottle shop visit. Great selection overall, if I lived near I would definitely use this as my bottle shop. As for travelers, not the best bottle shop I visited in San Diego, but they did have a few different beers from the other shops. For instance, I was able to pick up a bottle of Older Viscosity here and that wasn't at most of the shops I visited. Service was generally friendly, but nothing over the top.

JamLand, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of claspada
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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 2GOOFY
4.84/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

2GOOFY, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of SageO
5/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

SageO, Apr 20, 2012
Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in San Diego, CA
98 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.