Bine & Vine Bottle Shop

BA SCORE
95
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56 Ratings
Bine & Vine Bottle ShopBine & Vine Bottle Shop
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

3334 Adams Ave
San Diego, California, 92116-1820
United States

(619) 795-2463 | map
bineandvine.com

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Added by KingG on 04-10-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
4.12%
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Stevedore
3.87/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Within a short walk of the Blind Lady Alehouse rests another outstanding San Diego bottle shop. Beer & Vine brings a clean, desirable beer shop for the locals and out of towners alike. At the door you are greeted by a small display of bottles beers. Much of the center floor houses non-beer libations. If beer is your beach, check the fridges along the perimeter. With that in mind, much of the beer is refrigerated, reasonably fresh, and kept away from the light (more on that later).

While Beer & Wine doesn't offer the same share of exclusive bottles which Clem's does, there's nothing to snear here. Well, unless you're not impressed by Russian River, Drie Fonteinen, New English, Modern Times, Rogue, Allagash, Ballast Point, Lava, or Maui. I saw listed prices on each bottle/multi-pack, and was greeted with quick service at checkout.

One aspect annoyed me however; it was too dark inside! For some of the bottles I was reading, I actually had to use my smartphone as a source for extra light. Other than that, I would come back again and again.

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Photo of orangesol
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

First stop of the day, heard this was the new south bay drugs so I was looking forward to checking it out. Atmosphere is pretty laid back, maybe a little stale. We were the only people in the place other than the guy behind the register and I am not even sure he noticed we came in. Once we finally walked past him he asked if I needed anything but we were already heading out the door having not found anything I hadn’t already purchased elsewhere. Quality was pretty good. I didn’t notice any out of date bottles and they had lots of different glasses to go along with them. The selection was pretty good. I noticed some decent bottles but there were also a bunch of holes in their stock. Prices were pretty good, a few definitely on the high side but all in all it was reasonable. Overall a pretty solid bottle shop, I was expecting a little more but thats my fault not theirs.

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Photo of JamLand
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in here on a recent visit to San Diego. By the time I made it to Bine and Vine on our trip, it was my second or third bottle shop visit. Great selection overall, if I lived near I would definitely use this as my bottle shop. As for travelers, not the best bottle shop I visited in San Diego, but they did have a few different beers from the other shops. For instance, I was able to pick up a bottle of Older Viscosity here and that wasn't at most of the shops I visited. Service was generally friendly, but nothing over the top.

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4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Medium size retail establishment, very clean, well organized with plenty of local offering and everything you could expect to find from the area.

Didn't see anything rare, per say, but it would be more than useful if I was from the area and wanted to purchase something to take home but on a trip it wasn't quite useful or warranted me hemorrhaging more $ than necessary.

Prices seemed reasonable. Service was nice, asked me for assistance. Would gladly shop here if I lived nearby.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mrcraft
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Bine & Vine is located in the Normal Heights area of San Diego. I came here after my visits at The Rabbit Hole and Blind Lady. They are just blocks away from each other.

Most beers (maybe all) were refrigerated which is a big plus. The selection was solid.

I picked up a new Alpine beer I didn't see before. If I'm in the area, I'll swing by again. Nice bottleshop, in a nice neighborhood. Very cool.

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Photo of MickeyHops
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Pretty good selection of beer and wine. They are very knowledgeable on both sides. The young guy (sorry I am forgetting his name) only puts beer in there that he likes. The older guy ordered some wine that they didn't have for my wife, which arrived in less than a week. Prices aren't bad, definitely better than Clem's down the street. They have single bottles/cans available and have a few deals here and there.

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4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Photo of KATCanada
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Stopped here on the way back to Mission beach after an Alpine Trip. Had called Geoi (Joey) a couple of weeks ahead to order stuff (and pay for it) and then have him hold the stuff for me and he did. I had wanted some Alpine and wasn't sure at that point if I was going to be able to make it to the Brewery so he said he would make sure to save me 2 Pure Hoppiness's but to call him a week ahead so he could get me fresh ones. I did and he did! Lots of good stuff in the shop Geoi's guy there made some excellent reco's for me and was a good guy. Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in San Diego, CA
4.37 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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