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Healthy SpiritsHealthy Spirits

Type: Store

2299 15th St
San Francisco, California, 94114-1237
United States

(415) 255-0610 | map

Sunday: 11am - 9pm
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 11pm

Added by EBbrewpunx on 09-13-2006

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Reviews: 76 | Ratings: 103
Reviews by 100floods:
Photo of 100floods
4.45/5  rDev -2%

Located just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of the Castro, this place almost feels like a hidden gem everyone knows about. The last time I was there the owner's wife was there. She's a really sweet lady who is totally hip to beer nerds coming in and even told us that her husband posts updates regularly on BA. Also the beer buyer was extremely well verses in the beer he sold; on one particular day he took me into the back to show me the early stages of what he hoped would become a cellar. He even gave me a bottle of Ale Smith's 2006 Crand Cru (this was in late 2007). This was before even city beer was aging stuff. Very nice and helpful staff.

The beer selection was pretty damn good too. This place mostly focuses on belgian beers and carries a good selection of german and some american beers, but the theme is mostly belgian. Their stock varies from things you've seen before so a few things you'll see for the first time. The prices aren't cheap, but I marked it as reasonable because you're getting mostly high end and imported beer.

Grab some home made hummus while yer their too, AMAZING!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Davelandia
4.79/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.94/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Decent selection for a small shop. Purchased several Almanacs from $11.99 to $12.99 per bottle and was surprised on the prices especially since Almanacs are selling for $9.99 in Wisconsin.

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Photo of bostonbeans
4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of James_Michaud91
4.81/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Very small little corner liquor store with anything but a small corner store selection. Great beers from all over the place. Also routinely have special, limited bottles for sale. Knowledgeable staff also helps making the decision of what to drink tonight that much easier.

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Photo of Alequine
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A place of beer nirvana. Great varied selection and nice gems on the shelf if you are knowledgeable and careful. Good west coast distribution so if you are from the east coast its a good place to stop. The service was outstanding as the young lady behind the counter was very helpful in spotting sours for me and she works at another local brewery so she was knowledgeable as well. Most of the beers are priced at $2 above the other bottle shops in the city. I guess the rent is higher in this neighborhood.

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Photo of TheBrewViking
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Vinithing
4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Fogindex
4/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.72/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ckeegan04
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Corner store just on the north side of the main drag through The Castro. Cool little neighborhood. Signs on the windows advertising beer, whisky and hummus. Interesting combo. Small store crammed full of great beer and one of the best whisky collections I have ever seen. Great selection including some vintage Russian River -tions. Friendly staff that was happy to answer questions. Would certainly recommend stopping by if in the area.

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Photo of ronricorossi
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of cletusdog
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of spark3148857
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of smakawhat
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

A really small store that is situated near the border of the Castro neighborhood and in the Duboce Triangle. Another great thing about the location is that it is a 10, 15 minute walk to Toronado in Lower Haight, which can't be beat either.

Prices are a little high, but the selection here is extremely varied. It's a little cramped but there are small shelves packed with bottles, and two walls one the cooler, loaded with beers. There are only a few six packs, and the store seems to give way to more variety which is a heck of a lot better.

If you are not from the state or area, the selection of beers in distribution here is extremely plentiful and enjoyable. There are even occasionally some heavy hitters on the shelf as well, such as finding Damnation series from DeStruisse here, and a couple Eclipse varieties.

Some serious deals might be available, but the selection is small and gets picked clean. But there are some real serious gems in here. The guy who also worked there when I visited was extremely knowledgeable and answered everything perfectly, there wasn't a question he didn't have an answer for, and there was no bullshitting around either.

A must stop when in the area, would love to go back, there was so much beer here I wanted to buy to take home but just couldn't carry it all.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.45/5  rDev -2%

Photo of brywhite
4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of LittleDon
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

A liquor store and bottle shop rolled into one. This small place is located between lower Haight and the Castro districts, so if you're in town for a visit, you'll have to rely on a friend or public transportation. Regardless, worth a visit. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Photo of halo3one
3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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Healthy Spirits in San Francisco, CA
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