Bottlecraft - Little Italy

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Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(619) 487-9493 | map

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Added by pmarlowe on 07-10-2011

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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 25
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Friendly helpful staff. Plenty of good stuff, and you can get a mix-six. Prices are a little high, and the selection could be better, but all in all, good place, and less than a block away from the Ballast Point Tasting room.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.2/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Stopped in after visiting Ballast Point tasting... great place and awesome selection, especially one of my new found favorites The Lost Abbey... they even had some of their Angel Share Ale, which I would recommend getting before they are gone. They were willing to ship anywhere in the states also which is helpful. Staff very nice and helpful too.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I visited this location since my hotel was near Little Italy and wanted to try another bottle shop in San Diego.

It was good. They have most beers on shelves on the wall, and had 3 coolers. The selection isn't as good as BDBS or my regular bottleshop in Los Angeles, but they carry quality stuff. Also, since Bell's is only distributed in San Diego for now, finding Bell's beers here was a plus for me. I didn't inquire, but you can pay a corkage fee and drink beers on site which is nice if you're meeting friends, and then have dinner afterwards at one of many nice restaurants nearby.

Overall, a solid bottleshop. I'll visit again next week since I'm down in San Diego again.

Update - 2/4/2015: They moved across the street to a brick building (almost directly across the street from Ballast Point). The bar is larger but the beer selection may have gotten smaller.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.7/5  rDev +7.3%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.01/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Popped in during my vacation after a recommendation by Loews hotel concierge and BA research. This place felt special. It's nearly all beer and the exceptions were some ciders and there may have been meads. There's a lot of calculated mood lighting and I like that while there are beers on the shelves on the wall,there are also lots of shelves set within the middle arranged at angles to encourage exploration. They an amazing selection. I did not have time to crack anything open from the cooler and enjoy it. There was one guy behind the counter and he answered questions when I asked. I did take into account he had a few people at the bar on the other side of him so he can't exactly walk over to assist.

Returned in September of 2015 on a Wednesday night so things were slow. Love the vibe at this place with most of the people there for a drink and some coming in for bottles to take back. I was pleased to find Prairie Apple Brandy Noir and Russian River Damnation on the shelves. I'd still rank this bottle shop 3rd for selection and rarities behind Krisp Beverages, Bottle Craft North Park, but ahead of Bine & Vine.

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Bottlecraft - Little Italy in San Diego, CA
Place rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 78 ratings