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Keg 'N Bottle

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13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
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6060 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, California, 92115-3813
United States
phone: (619) 265-0482

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Photo of oggg
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%

Ok, all the hype about the hard liquor display is true. This place is the uber liquor store. Crappy wine selection, small cigar collection, and lots of other alternative smoke/alcohol products. Like the Sour Apple Vodka spray. Or the vodka martini in a can. Or the various single shot bottles of hard liquor.

Also, everyone coming in really does go straight for PBR or Bud.

Anyways... to the beer. Local beer well represented, including Stone, Ballast Point, Coronado, Repaer, Green Flash. Wide selection including Anchor, Victory, Andersen Valley, Bear Republic, and Rogue. All in refrigerators except for a case of Reaper Sleighor DIPA on sale. The bigger British ales are present but not in their full lineup (Young's, Fullers). They have a pretty good selection of rarer English ales like Bluebird Bitter (4.99 on sale), Old Bombardier, Olde Suffolk, etc. Belgian selection is pretty good, with St. Bernardus, Liefman's, and many more I can't remember. Maybe 4 different Cantillons. Very nice selection overall. It's been a while since I've been tempted by multiple beers in a beer store.

The drawback: WHOA it's expensive! No 6 pack under $7.99. The rare English imports are all like $5-6 each. Fuller's London Pride, usually $10 at BevMo, is $12. They did have Fuller's ESB for like $8 on sale.

And yeah, the tall guy cashier was on the phone alot talking smack. He came over to give me a price on the nifty opaque black, swingtop Rogue IIPA and Old Crustacean, but wasn't friendly at all.

Photo of OStrungT
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%

This place is quite impressive. Once you walk in, you will see a half circle wall to the right. It is full of liquor. It has a ladder on wheels to get to the top. Kind of like the ladder at bookstores. The coolers with beer were to the left. They had quite a few coolers full of 6 packs, and even more coolers with bombers. They had a couple coolers with Belgiums and German beers also. . They had a good selection of local beers. They even had a few different New Belgium six packs and Fat Tire in bombers. They had some old seasonals from local breweries. They had an extensive Stone selection. The employees were helpfull. I asked if they had a certain beer, and the guy behind the counter thought he had some in the back room. He went and looked for quite a while but didnt find it. He recomended something similar that I ended up buying and enjoyed quite a bit. It is located a little out of the way for me, but I might make my way out when ever I get a chance. They have a few beers that I cant find anywhere else. If you find yourself near this place you should definatley stop in. You will be glad you did.

Photo of AtLagerHeads
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%

The small off-street parking area leads to a surprising store. The first impression is from the very high ceilings in this place. At first I thought this was strictly a macro stop, but as I maneuvered around the rather crowded beer area that is dominated by the center island coolers, I came to realize that this is a great stop for all kinds of beer. Loads of micro brews and imports are kept largely cooled and the help here is knowledgeable. One of the best non-chain spots in San Diego.

Keg 'N Bottle in San Diego, CA
91 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.