Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)

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96
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Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)Best Damn Beer Shop (Krisp Beverages + Natural Foods)
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

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

(619) 232-6367 | map
krispsd.com

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Added by SidVicious619 on 07-27-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
116
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
7.99%
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Reviews: 71 | Ratings: 116
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Best way to describe this place is a NY bodega on steroids. Typical small grocery in the front and along the left wall and then tons of liquor, wine and beer in the middle and right side. Atmosphere was laid back and easy going. Service was nowhere to be found initially but once they cleared the small line I was asked if I needed help but I was good by then. Quality was solid all around. I only saw a few bottles I would say are past their prime and they had some really cool glasses, including one of the specialty Duvel’s which I hadn’t seen yet. Selection was top notch. They have a TON of beer in that place including some pretty limited bottles from overseas to go along with the above average local selection. Prices were a touch high on the rarer stuff but the rest was on par with all of the other shops I have visited in the area. Overall a really nice bottle shop in the city limits, if I lived in the area I would definitely return often.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Bladezone
5/5  rDev +14.2%
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!

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of jws7968
5/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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Photo of reindeerdog
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Stevenw7474
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of thepenguin
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of scxcrunner
4.04/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of M_chav
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Franziskaner
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of halo3one
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of RLM15
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of domdomdomdom
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of EdrickCS
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rvisual
4.73/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of smb
4.04/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rawfish
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JISurfer
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wulfie85
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jooler
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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