Bottlecraft - Little Italy

BA SCORE
95
world-class

77 Ratings
Bottlecraft - Little ItalyBottlecraft - Little Italy
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

2161 India St
San Diego, California, 92101-1723
United States

(619) 487-9493 | map
bottlecraftbeer.com

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Added by pmarlowe on 07-10-2011

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
4.41%
 
 
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by LittleDon:
Photo of LittleDon
3.76/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

The Good: Featured flights of four bottled beers plus two taps. You can drink on site what you buy. Close to downtown.
The Bad: Small, Selection, while decent, is not terribly large. Corkage fee after 6 ($1.25).

Honestly, other than the featured flights and slightly easier parking, I'm not sure why anyone would go to Bottlecraft. It's not that it's a bad place, but with so many quality establishments in San Diego, you have to be better and/or different than the alternatives. While the atmosphere was comfortable, the staff and clientele gave me the impression that I wasn't hip enough to be there. Service was decent, I would have liked to talk more with my server about what the store had and what was recommended, but I couldn't tell whether I was deemed to different from the regulars to talk to, or they just didn't know. The selection was quality, but limited. Again, considerably better bottle shops in the area. Would I return? Given that Bottlecraft is relatively new, and that maybe I caught them on an off night, I might wait six months and give it a second shot.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of sd123
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Excellent spot to hit before or after Ballast Point. Great selection of bottles and cans, some cold and some warm. Also has a solid selection of taps and different pour sizes allowing for full pours or samples.

The vibe is inviting and friendly. Good place to shop and drink simultaneously.

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Photo of Mista_Carta
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Avatar113
4.61/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of scxcrunner
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

might have been my favorite stop on our san diego trip. loved the atmosphere and really liked that you could pick a bottle to go and a bottle to drink at the shop... something you can't do in MA. also had a nice tap list of 10 beers or so.

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Photo of Redgoatman
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of socon67
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

If you hit up Ballast Point in Little Italy then head across the street when you are done. Small bottle shop with a tap area. Plenty of goodies to try. Societe The Pupil was my first choice. Staff is really nice as well.

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dbannister
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Bottlecraft is very close to the San Diego Airport (roughly 2 miles from the rental car returns). There is a Ballast Point taproom across the street from it that you can also visit.

Bottlecraft has a great selection of beers on tap and for sale. There are roughly 10 beers on tap and there is a good selection of beer types (IPA, Stout, etc.) The service is really good and the environment is very nice.

I definitely recommend visiting this place. Its also not very far from downtown.

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Photo of joshdaut
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of EdrickCS
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of N17shelfside
4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of rawfish
4.61/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of benzalman
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Betolito
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of wulfie85
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Vincevicious
4.81/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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Bottlecraft - Little Italy in San Diego, CA
4.31 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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