Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)

Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)
Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)

1036 7th Ave
San Diego, California, 92101-5302
United States

(619) 232-6367 | map

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Ratings by Camjmorton:
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Rated by Camjmorton from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%

Sep 09, 2014
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
This is a clean and well organized store. There is a solid selection here, including many local brewers, and a large singles section. Everything is priced, and those prices were damn high, my only complaint. My only contact with staff was checking out. Overall a good place to shop except for the prices.
Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 4.8 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jun 18, 2021
Rated: 4.47 by REVZEB from Illinois

Jun 25, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Mar 20, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by CreightonSM from New York

Jan 04, 2019
Rated: 4.66 by santig0nzalez from Paraguay

Oct 08, 2018
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Rated by JonnieJJ from California

1.45/5  rDev -67.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 1
POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE...... Sid is terrible and a person who does not honor his word.
Mar 20, 2018
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.51/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25
large selection of beer. open to Midnight every night including sundays. brewers dont always put freshness dates on so be cautious on hoppy.
Jan 17, 2018
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Reviewed by chicagobeerguy from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
I stopped by the Best Damn beer shop in hopes of finding some good San Diego/California beers. Their selection was quite good however I would have expected more beers from San Diego or California. They had a massive amount of Belgium beers which was awesome to see but another rack dedicated to only local brews would have been appreciated. I found some good stuff so can't complain too much. If you're nearby its worth a visit.
Nov 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Hatebobbarker from California

5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Every liquor store in southern California failed me, and then I found this place. Will be swinging by here so much more, great beer selection, mind blowing service.
Apr 17, 2017
Rated: 4.67 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Feb 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Ohpl8s from Michigan

5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Found their website and decided to take a look. Super awesome experience. Bought 12 bombers and had them shipped to MI at a great price. Sid at the store was awesome. He very knowledgeable and also hooked me up with a super hard to find beer. Will be buying more beers from them. Great experience and recommend. Either in store or online.
Oct 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Bladezone from District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Can't say much about the vibe, since I've never been in the shop myself since I live over on the other coast. What I can say however about this shop, is that the owner, Sid is simply the most affable beer geek I've ever came across anywhere. He always packs his beers like a pro and of those times when I purchased a beer that just sold out, he'd make sure I was covered with something else. I can't say enough how much I love this place, but simply I just keep coming back for more!

No doubt, this is THE beer shop to go to in SD! You won't regret it. Say hey to Sid if you get the chance to bump into him. Thanks for all the beers!
Sep 22, 2016
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Reviewed by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
This is a great spot that can't be more than a 5-10 minute walk from any hotel downtown and is definitely worth the walk. The beer selection here is excellent, with multiple shelves and fridges full of beer, including some harder to find local and west coast brews and a decent selection of Belgian beer as well. Will make sure to stop here on any future trips to SD.
Sep 04, 2016
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Reviewed by jws7968 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Just placed my first order with them. One of the beers was not included, so naturally I panicked and thought I was getting ripped off. Not the case. I sent an email before I pulled the packing slip out. The beer had not only, already, been refunded, but they threw in a beer in it's place. First rate organization that I will gladly buy from in the future.
Apr 01, 2016
Rated: 4.46 by reindeerdog from Arkansas

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 4.55 by Avatar113 from California

Jan 23, 2016
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Reviewed by thepenguin from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Visited this on a recent layover in San Diego and thought it was a superb bottle shop. Great selection, both in terms of singles and packs, with some really excellent finds tucked away if you take the time to search through everything. Fairly pricey but not outrageous. I do have to dock a few points for not having prices on many of items, requiring the customer to bring them to the front to request a price check. The staff was accommodating while giving you your space, and even helped me wrap my haul in bubble wrap when I mentioned I would be traveling with it.
Dec 31, 2015
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Reviewed by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
Not in a great neighborhood, but convenient to downtown. Huge beer selection, but you will have to search around because the shelves are a bit disorganized. Was happy to find a BA Stone IRS hidden at the back of a shelf.
Dec 15, 2015
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Reviewed by scxcrunner from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5
neat place not too far from our hotel. I was expecting a little more but i can't complain with the selection. found a lot of beers i was looking for at a decent price.
Dec 11, 2015
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Reviewed by tillmac62 from South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Ordered my first online beer from them. World class in all aspects. Shipping to SC for 12 bottles was only $27 and they used a wine Styrofoam shipper.
Dec 07, 2015
Rated: 4.36 by M_chav from New Mexico

Dec 05, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by t2grogan from Arizona

Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5
This was the last of 4 bottle shops I hit while in San Diego. I was it was the first, it would have saved me some driving. It's just a couple of blocks from Petco Park and the Gaslamp district so parking is a hot mess. It also seemed slightly sketchy outside at night. Once you are inside, while there is wine and natural foods, they have an obnoxious amount of beer and definitely have more selections than Bine & Vine or either Bottlecraft location. As their inventory is basically on the website, I had scoped out what I had wanted. Unfortunately, at night some of the truly rare beers are "locked in the cellar by the owner" I was told. I was really hoping for the Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin and Clown Shoes Pierre Ferrand Billionaire. I still had some decent finds including Knee Deep Lupulin River, Clown Shoes Rexx, Midnight Sun Treat, and Elysian Punkuccino. I can assure you I will hit here next time in San Diego and it might be my only stop, but it will be during the day! I will also be quick to purchase from them online. Had a good experience with that, too.
Sep 28, 2015
Rated: 4.42 by halo3one from Georgia

Sep 28, 2015
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Reviewed by RLM15 from California

4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
My local bottle shop. They have a very large and diverse selection of craft and artisanal beer from all over the world. A extensive selection of Belgians, imperial stouts, barleywines, in addition to a great offering of local beers. You really can't beat the price point either. Going around to other bottle shops in San Diego, you could see the same bottle for at least a couple bucks more.
Aug 22, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by dddddddd from Washington

Jul 30, 2015
Rated: 4.59 by EdrickCS from California

Jul 15, 2015
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Reviewed by rvisual from Texas

4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
Amazing selection of beer in a small shop. Clean, bright environment . Highly helpful staff.

I was shopping for Old Rasputin, Storm King, Dogfish Head etc. Prices seemed reasonable for the area. No opinion on prices for hard-to-find items. Caveat emptor is always good advice.

If you're shopping for a decent beer, give this place a try. Street parking only. Look for the big "Krisp" sign.
Jun 15, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by mig100 from Texas

Jun 08, 2015
Rated: 4.31 by rawfish from California

Jun 03, 2015
Rated: 4.49 by JISurfer from South Carolina

Mar 26, 2015
Rated: 4.39 by Thirstygoat from Illinois

Mar 02, 2015
Rated: 4.67 by wulfie85 from California

Feb 17, 2015
Rated: 4.3 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2015
Rated: 5 by jooler from California

Jan 10, 2015
Rated: 5 by double2chin from California

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by ChrisISO_SJ from California

Dec 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Drink_LocalSD from California

Dec 05, 2014
Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods) in San Diego, CA
Place rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 128 ratings