Bottlecraft - Little Italy

Bottlecraft - Little ItalyBottlecraft - Little Italy
BA SCORE
96.1%
Liked This Place
4.38 w/ 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
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
77
Liked:
74
Avg:
4.38/5
pDev:
8.22%
 
 
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Photo of Jaywalsh20
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Bnoise11
5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

Photo of jose_alehouseSD
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of HoppingAlong
4.89/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

While I live nearly twenty minutes away, I find that a trip to Bottlecraft is often worth the drive. The place is located in Little Italy, near the San Diego airport (so if you are visiting SD I would strongly urge you to stop by here before you head to your hotel). The shop is super clean, with some wood tables/benches to sit and drink/eat (you have to bring your own food, if you are into that sort of thing). The bottle selection is great, with all styles represented. While their fridge space is ample, stroll to the back of the store to find the rest of the beers they carry. The staff is friendly and helpful, and they will answer any questions you might have and they will certainly make suggestions if you need them. The prices are reasonable and comparable to just about every other shop in San Diego. They often have a couple of different beers on tap and they allow you to consume purchased bottles on premises (not sure that if there is a corkage fee, as I always purchase my bottles to go). All in all-- one of the best bottle shops near downtown.

They also have another shop that recently opened in the North Park area (an area that features some of the best craft beer bars in San Diego).

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Photo of N17shelfside
4.89/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Vincevicious
4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Hanson_Cole
4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Quite possibly the most diverse selection of beer available in San Diego. My own personal beer odyssey has been enriched ten-fold simply thanks to the horizon expanding Bottlecraft Beer Shop & Tasting Room. And I'm not sure how they keep the prices so low. But you get the feeling this joint is dedicated to providing great, affordable beer for all.

Luckily, I live one block away from Bottlecraft. But even if you don't live near Little Italy... who doesn't want to take a short trip here!? It is well worth it. And if Little Italy isn't your scene, the highly successful and popular little shop has just opened a new, larger store in the heart of North Park.

You owe yourself a visit to Bottlecraft if you think you like beer at all. Seriously, you will enjoy every sip.

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Photo of Betolito
4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Rothobinide
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Afroman
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of dwagner003
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Consistently, the best tap list in San Diego. The large bottle selection aside, I've seen taps here I haven't seen anywhere else in San Diego. One of my favorite places to drink in the city.

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Photo of sd123
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Redgoatman
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Camjmorton
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of EdrickCS
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of socon67
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
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 ItsYourBoyBlue
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NateF90
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rawfish
4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Avatar113
4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of hambone
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of joshdaut
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of dbannister
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
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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Bottlecraft - Little Italy in San Diego, CA
Place rating: 96.1% out of 100 with 77 ratings
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