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Oct 13, 2006 10:33 PM

Root Beer in San Diego

As a chow hound I also have a love for root beer. I lived back east and thoroughly enjoyed Old Dominion Root Beer, but I can't seem to find any good root beer out here. Just IBC and Henry Weinheart (though HW is one of the best root beers). If you know of any restaurant or store that sales a wide variety of root beer I would be much obliged.

Thanks, Bigjudd

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  1. Beverages and More has the best selection of "exotic" soft drinks I've found, e.g., creme sodas, root beers, etc. Henry Weinhard's Orange Creme is hard to beat, and the root beer is terrific as well.

    1. Bristol Farms (La Jolla - UTC) and Major Market (Escondido) carry Sprecher's, at least as single bottles in their refrigerated section. I lived in Wisconsin a while, however, so I might be a bit biased. :)

      1. There is a Deli in Scripps Ranch that has tons of Root Beer. It's right off of Mira Mesa. I go there at least once a week for lunch to get my root beer fix and they really do have pretty good sandwiches.

        1. I can't vouch for this personally, but I've heard that Pizza Port in Solana Beach brews their own root beer, in addition to their own handcrafted beers.

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          1. re: cgfan

            I'd like to second Pizza Port; their root beer is really good (the root beer float and pizzas are great as well; ask for the whole-grain crust)!

            In fact... I'm going to eat there now.

          2. Besides BevMo, you can try Trader Joes or Cost Plus.