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Clem's Bottle House & Deli
$$$ - a bit pricey
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4100 Adams Avenue
phone: (619) 284-2485
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 12
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Waddled in here to get some water after having lunch at Burger Lounge next door. I happened to see some Bruery beers on a shelf and had a look around. I found a great selection of San Diego beers (including Alpine!), Russian River, and a decent amount of imports. A lot of the beers sitting at room temp, including a lot of IPAs (so beware). A lot of the beers on the shelves were also in the cold boxes, so they rotate them.
Prices seems to be about 20-30% higher than anywhere else I have been in San Diego.
Most of the people working are clueless about beer, but there was a nice guy helping some people find a beer and he seemed to know his stuff.
Prices keep me from going out of my way to shop there, but they have a pretty good selection if you are in the area and need some harder-to-find beers. if you are desperately trying to track down something definitely give this place a look.
05-13-2010 07:43:49 |
More by mrkrispy
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I've driven by and seen Clem's many times. I don't know how or why I haven't stopped by before today. I knew they had beer, and good beer at that, but expected only to find a small section in the back with a few decent offerings from local breweries. Once parked and inside I quickly found out that my preconceived notion of their stock was wrong.
My eyes instantly fixed toward the back wall were there 4-5 cooler dedicated to craft beers. There was an above average selection of 6 packs, but I usually skip that section and head straight for the bombers/750's. Tons of local stuff filled up a few doors. It was nice to see there was still some quality local stuff available, and not just the everyday beers. Some local breweries of which Clem's offered were:
Mission, Ballast Point, Lost Abbey, Port, Stone and Lightning
Beyond the coolers, there was a small section with more beer, particularly what seemed to be featured beers. A few special releases, a few Belgians. Overall, some pretty good stuff to be found. I think I just added another detour on my way home. A stop for great beer is always worth it.
01-17-2010 00:23:20 |
More by d0ggnate
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Clem's Bottle House & Deli in San Diego, CA
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