Bine & Vine Bottle Shop

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95
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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 DoubleJ
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 dwagner003
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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 I didn’t notice any out of date bottles and they had lots of different glasses to go along with them.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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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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 Squire123
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Floydster
4.86/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place is very conveniently located in Normal Heights near Blind Lady and Zia Pizza. Joey has done a great job with this place and it is even better than his old spot South Bay. He is a great guy and is very knowledgeable. So is Carlos, one of the gentleman that works there in the afternoons and evenings. On my last visit, I picked up the new two new barrel aged Sudwerk beers and a rare cider from Spain. In prior visits, I have gotten some Alpine gems, great stuff from Almanac, a bunch of Knee Deep IPAs, and all the San Diego standards. Their beer is in nice vertical coolers. They also have a great variety of glassware and some rare Reverend Nat's ciders I have not seen anywhere else in Southern California. I also like that you can get stuff online through their web shop. This place has it all. My one complaint is that it is popular and things tend to sell out very quickly, but that is a good thing for their business and not for my selfish beer geekery. Bine and Vine along with Bottlecraft are my two favorite spots in the area and I plan on visiting each time I make it down south.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of claspada
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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Photo of Stevedore
3.87/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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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Photo of JISurfer
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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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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