Bine & Vine Bottle Shop

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41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: n/a
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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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Photo of Stevedore
3.87/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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Photo of orangesol
4.12/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

First stop of the day, heard this was the new south bay drugs so I was looking forward to checking it out. Atmosphere is pretty laid back, maybe a little stale. We were the only people in the place other than the guy behind the register and I am not even sure he noticed we came in. Once we finally walked past him he asked if I needed anything but we were already heading out the door having not found anything I hadn’t already purchased elsewhere. Quality was pretty good. I didn’t notice any out of date bottles and they had lots of different glasses to go along with them. The selection was pretty good. I noticed some decent bottles but there were also a bunch of holes in their stock. Prices were pretty good, a few definitely on the high side but all in all it was reasonable. Overall a pretty solid bottle shop, I was expecting a little more but thats my fault not theirs.

Photo of JamLand
4.14/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of claspada
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | 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.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Stopped here on the way back to Mission beach after an Alpine Trip. Had called Geoi (Joey) a couple of weeks ahead to order stuff (and pay for it) and then have him hold the stuff for me and he did. I had wanted some Alpine and wasn't sure at that point if I was going to be able to make it to the Brewery so he said he would make sure to save me 2 Pure Hoppiness's but to call him a week ahead so he could get me fresh ones. I did and he did! Lots of good stuff in the shop Geoi's guy there made some excellent reco's for me and was a good guy. Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of HoppingAlong
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of IncanGoat
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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.

Photo of rawfish
4.66/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I wanted to keep my favorite bottle shop on the down low a little longer but they deserve mad props for the business they do here.

Bine & Vine is a smaller sized bottle shop right below the Normal Heights sign and please note parking here SUCKS! Expect to park a block or two away at night or take your chances in a handicap stall for 10-15 minutes. These guys feature a nice wine selection in the center of the store with some craft soda and sake on the right wall and excellent selection of glasswares but the beer is what keeps me coming back.

The selection here is rotating but fresh and they have a blog which accurately updates which beers have just arrived, they will even heavily discount beers to clear older stock but their clientele seems fairly knowledgeable so old beer is rare unless it it truly poor. The prices are better than most, given the selection and they sell singles of alot of 12 oz. beers and if you buy 6 it's 10% off.

The man to talk to about beer is Geoi he's always engaging and knowledgeable about the beer scene, I believe he's had every beer he's stocked or at least intends to try them to give his customers an honest review.

I make the trip down the I-805 least once a week and it's always worth the drive.

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Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in San Diego, CA
98 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.