Questions for San Diego peeps - bottle shops and 12 bottle shippers

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Crftbrfan, May 9, 2013.

  1. Hey guys,

    Going to be in San Diego in a few weeks with my family. Looking to pick up some great Cali beer to bring home. So question is, whats the best bottle shop in San Diego and also where can I pick up a 12 bottle shipper?

    Thanks and Cheers
  2. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poobah (1,065) California Jan 4, 2013 Verified

    Holiday Wine Cellar. Ridiculous.
    302 W Mission Ave, Escondido, CA 92025

    Sorrento Wine and Spirits.
    9430 Scranton Rd, San Diego, CA 92121

    The Piccadilly Marketplace.
    14149 Twin Peaks Rd, Poway, CA 92064

    No idea about the 12-pack shipper, though.
  3. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poobah (1,065) California Jan 4, 2013 Verified

    Oh.. and Churchill's in San Marcos.. Huge bottle list.

    Bottlecraft in Little Italy is amazing, too.. Shit, there are like, 100 mind-blowing shops around here. Go nuts.
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  4. Where are you going to be? It's a lot easier to suggest good bottleshops in your area.
  5. Staying in North Park but we will have a vehicle so we'll be all over.
  6. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poobah (1,065) California Jan 4, 2013 Verified

    Definitely check out Toronado in North Park.. Crazy tap list. Frequently have Pliny on tap.
  7. There is a Bottlecraft in North Park you should visit. I like Bine & Vine on Adams Ave. which isn't too far. I've heard good things about Pacific Liquor, but have yet to check it out.

    If you have a car and three or so hours, you should make the trip out to Alpine Brewing.
  8. Any Bev-mo usually has the shippers.
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  9. SDBrewFan

    SDBrewFan Aficionado (150) California May 10, 2004 Subscriber

    Hit Bottlecraft in North Park last night. Amazing. Huge selection. Close to Toronado, Ritual, The Linkery, Hubcap, Tiger Tiger and others. Initial thought was the selection was better than Bine & Vine.
  10. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Palm Springs Liquor > * in SD County. Bine and Vine and Bottlecraft are for newbs.
  11. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    This is where I go to get my shippers as well. They usually have both the cardboard-style and Styrofoam shippers and available in 1, 2, 3, 6, 12 bottle shippers
  12. JRSD

    JRSD Aficionado (190) California Oct 27, 2006

    My local bevmo (La Mesa) stopped carrying the styro shippers. Mission Valley would be closest to North Park, I think, so you should check with them.
  13. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    That's a bummer. I usually got to BevMo in Mira Mesa or Carmel Valley and they had the styro shippers in stock. Hopefully they don't go away.
  14. Rick760Sd

    Rick760Sd Savant (335) California Jun 5, 2012 Verified

    Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido. They carry 12 ship boxes, just ask.
  15. Was out there last October and got a stryo shipper from the bevmo in point loma.

  16. I finally made to Palm Springs Liquor yesterday - was headed back from Alpine and thought I would check it out. Nice guys, nice inventory.

    I solved one of those personal mysteries, too. Why "Palm Springs Liquor" in La Mesa? OK, let's see...125 South to Spring to Palm...AHA!!!
  17. DougOLis

    DougOLis Savant (275) California Aug 15, 2008

    It's at the intersection of Spring St. too