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Clem's Bottle House & Deli

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Clem's Bottle House & DeliClem's Bottle House & Deli

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.75%
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4100 Adams Avenue
San Diego, California, 92116
United States
phone: (619) 284-2485

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

robear, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Rollzroyce21, Jun 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

greenspointexas, Apr 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

bennetj17, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

jedschlueter, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of FosterJM
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%

Had a workshop on Tuesday and I asked my boy BdubleEdubleRun where to go. Hooked it up.

Smaller store in a quiet neighborhood in Old San Diego. Small parking lot which at night or during peak hours would be a bitch to park.

Atm- Lots of charm in here. Lots of coolers, lots of wood. Nice mom & pop feel. Deli on the left beer in the center and left with wines on the right.

Quality- A lot of great beer here along with other glasses I have never seen before. Lots of imports that I havent seen with US beers and lots of CA and SD locals.

Service- Didnt catch the guys name, but took about 10 minutes of me walking around before he offered a hey can I help you. Nice guy though.

Selection- Eclipse, Mikkeller, Fantome, Tilquin, Dupont, Bruery. You name it, they pretty much have it (didnt see Alpine though)

Food- N/A

Value- Was a pretty good deal all the way around. If I hadnt just spent a ton in Vegas, I wouldve picked up a corked Foret. Eclipse variants for $35. Not the best, not the worst. Ill come back for sure.

FosterJM, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of vince4953529
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%

Lots of customers here on a Saturday night. Great selections of brews, tons of stuff not available in Orange County. Some Canadian stuff that I have never seen before. Lots of beers no longer available elsewhere were still on sale here, eg. the 50/50 Eclipse variants, various seasonals... etc. Visit their website for the detailed bottle list.
Price is a bit steep, especially for the Scandinavian imports. The price actually prevented me from buying some of the selections. But the selection is pretty amazing, one of the best in SD county.

vince4953529, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Catchy_Name
4.71/5  rDev +10%

I recently stopped by here on trip through San Diego. This was the last place I stopped after 3 other bottle shops, and I must say, I could've stopped here only and saved myself the day. This place's selection was unbelievable. He had everything I was looking for and then some. He had Eclipse variations, Bruery whales, and various other beers. They also carry a ton of rare one-off beers you won't find anywhere else. And the guy there, Paul really knew his stuff. I will definitely be stopping here every time I go to SD. Thanks Paul, you guys really know how to run a beer establishment.

Catchy_Name, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of yayarea
4.86/5  rDev +13.6%

I like that Clem's carries such a varied and high-end selection of beer rather than solely San Diego brews. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to talk beer. As I said, great selection and they will do their best to track down a specific bottle if you they don't already have it. They also have an email list you can join to get updates about new arrivals and discounts. My only complaint (and it's a minor one), is that I found their german beer selection a bit scarce. To be fair, I am usually in the mood for belgian or american beers, but every once in awhile I want a nice kolsch or helles. Like I said, minor complaint, especially when those german beers are commonly available elsewhere.

yayarea, Oct 20, 2011
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Clem's Bottle House & Deli in San Diego, CA
94 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.