Keg 'N Bottle

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4.14/5
15 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

6060 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, California, 92115-3813
United States

(619) 265-0482 | map
kegnbottle.com

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Reviews:
12
Ratings:
15
pDev:
9.66%
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Westsidethreat
4.1/5  rDev -1%

Such a college liquor store....good stuff.

Quality: A lot of the beer's fridges were over cranked, sixers had ice all over them. The rest of the beer is stored outside the building in a seperate building of which I can not comment on temperature (its hot as hell down near SDSU). These guys cater to college kids and have kegs, cups and ping pong balls all together for your beer pong needs :)

Service: Yes, these guys are great. They knew everyone that came in and had very thoughtful and personal questions to ask every one of them. They didn't know me so asked me about my car, the beer I was buying, etc.

Selection: Not overly impressive. They did have a 2003 Alesmith Grand Cru and Green Flash 2nd Anniversary (which I've never seen anywhere else) but that was really about it. And they wanted $17 for the 2003 Grand Cru! The rest of it was standard San Diego fare, other West Coast beers, some Belgian and other European, etc. But this isn't the place to get hard to find beers.

Value: Not really a good price. Things were over priced for the most part.

They appear to have a great keg selection and a HUGE wall of liquor. If you didn't see the ladder, you'd assume its just decoration because its like 30-40 feet tall.

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Photo of tobyandgina
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Man, this place absolutely ROCKS! The service here is impecable. I have been so impressed with the knowledge and customer service that the Keg and Bottle offer. The location is good (for SDSU students). A little seedy part of town - let's just say, I wouldn't walk there at night.

The beer selection is superb! Bottles, cans and a great selection of keg beer. If they don't have the keg you want, they'll get it, has been my experience. The place was recommended to me about a year ago for keg beer, and I have been a customer ever since. They let you walk into the fridge in the back and pick out the keg you want. The service is great. You can tell they love what they do. You should see the wall of liqour in this place! They've got one of those library ladders that slide across the floor. The ceiling must be about 25 feet tall!. I love the selection of bottle beer too. A lot of micros and imports you can't find anywhere else.

Check this place out! You'll drool!

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Photo of oggg
3.85/5  rDev -7%

Ok, all the hype about the hard liquor display is true. This place is the uber liquor store. Crappy wine selection, small cigar collection, and lots of other alternative smoke/alcohol products. Like the Sour Apple Vodka spray. Or the vodka martini in a can. Or the various single shot bottles of hard liquor.

Also, everyone coming in really does go straight for PBR or Bud.

Anyways... to the beer. Local beer well represented, including Stone, Ballast Point, Coronado, Repaer, Green Flash. Wide selection including Anchor, Victory, Andersen Valley, Bear Republic, and Rogue. All in refrigerators except for a case of Reaper Sleighor DIPA on sale. The bigger British ales are present but not in their full lineup (Young's, Fullers). They have a pretty good selection of rarer English ales like Bluebird Bitter (4.99 on sale), Old Bombardier, Olde Suffolk, etc. Belgian selection is pretty good, with St. Bernardus, Liefman's, and many more I can't remember. Maybe 4 different Cantillons. Very nice selection overall. It's been a while since I've been tempted by multiple beers in a beer store.

The drawback: WHOA it's expensive! No 6 pack under $7.99. The rare English imports are all like $5-6 each. Fuller's London Pride, usually $10 at BevMo, is $12. They did have Fuller's ESB for like $8 on sale.

And yeah, the tall guy cashier was on the phone alot talking smack. He came over to give me a price on the nifty opaque black, swingtop Rogue IIPA and Old Crustacean, but wasn't friendly at all.

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Photo of OStrungT
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%

This place is quite impressive. Once you walk in, you will see a half circle wall to the right. It is full of liquor. It has a ladder on wheels to get to the top. Kind of like the ladder at bookstores. The coolers with beer were to the left. They had quite a few coolers full of 6 packs, and even more coolers with bombers. They had a couple coolers with Belgiums and German beers also. . They had a good selection of local beers. They even had a few different New Belgium six packs and Fat Tire in bombers. They had some old seasonals from local breweries. They had an extensive Stone selection. The employees were helpfull. I asked if they had a certain beer, and the guy behind the counter thought he had some in the back room. He went and looked for quite a while but didnt find it. He recomended something similar that I ended up buying and enjoyed quite a bit. It is located a little out of the way for me, but I might make my way out when ever I get a chance. They have a few beers that I cant find anywhere else. If you find yourself near this place you should definatley stop in. You will be glad you did.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%

The small off-street parking area leads to a surprising store. The first impression is from the very high ceilings in this place. At first I thought this was strictly a macro stop, but as I maneuvered around the rather crowded beer area that is dominated by the center island coolers, I came to realize that this is a great stop for all kinds of beer. Loads of micro brews and imports are kept largely cooled and the help here is knowledgeable. One of the best non-chain spots in San Diego.

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Keg 'N Bottle in San Diego, CA
Place rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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