Bottlecraft - North Park

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41
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4.15
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Bottlecraft - North ParkBottlecraft - North Park
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Store

3007 University Ave
San Diego, California, 92104-3001
United States

(619) 501-1177 | map
store.bottlecraftbeer.com

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Added by mactrail on 10-16-2013

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 41
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

I like this better than the store in Little Italy. This place has a wall of coolers with the beers actually in a logical order by style, and the larger amount of shelves seems to be mostly extra bottles or stuff nobody is willing to pay 20 or 30 bucks for. Of course you can't taste anything at this location, but why bother with five excellent beer places within three blocks.

The selection is about as good as it gets in San Diego. The emphasis, though, is on beers from everywhere else. The cashier tends to the internet and in several trips I have never heard a comment or offer of assistance. But you can see what they have, buy what you want, and go home and enjoy.

Lots of singles of various beers at somewhat elevated prices, but you get to sample a lot of different things, not just the bombers-only beers. This is not a place to look for a big variety of six packs.

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Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Despite it's limited size, this is quite possibly my favorite bottle shop in San Diego. Solid selection with plenty of great/often not easy to obtain beers regularly coming in. The staff are all cool and seem to genuinely know/love their beers. Parking in North Park can be a bit of a hassle depending on what time of the day/night you're trying to go, but you can generally find something within a block or two.

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Photo of AdamSteve
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I'm partial to the Little Italy location, but this one is nice too.

Can't drink on the premises here, which is a big factor in liking the LI spot more. They do have a few taps for growler fills here but the tap selection is more limited.

Bottle and can selection is great.

There's also a cheese and meat deli here. Nice.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.19/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Very nice bottle shop with an excellent selection in a smallish store. Had plenty of fresh Pliny in the cold case and lots of other nice local (and non-local) bottles.

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Photo of Redgoatman
3.47/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Btip1969
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This was the 3rd of 4 bottle shops I visited while in San Diego last week. The other 3 being the other BottleCraft, Bine & Vine, and Krisp Beverages. I think I would rank this 2nd to Krisp Beverages. I found some great rarities on the shelf including Goose Island Halia from 2013, Rodenbach Caractere Rogue, and 3 Fontenien Oude Kriek!

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Photo of austinisbrent
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.4/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of EdrickCS
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of N17shelfside
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rawfish
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JISurfer
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of Benish
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Very nice small store. The staff there was very friendly, asked if I had any questions. I came drove in from Utah with high expectations. I was happy with what they had but expected a bigger selection. They carried many of the different breweries but was only limited to 3-4 different beers per brewery. I found myself getting some beers from other locations instead. Perhaps I should have gone to their other store Little Italy?

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Photo of Kylo76
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of Rothobinide
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of JoeyStats707
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Bottlecraft - North Park in San Diego, CA
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