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2107 Westwood Blvd
phone: (310) 475-0606
(Place added by: Rumrunner on 10-30-2005)
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| Reviews: 18
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | $$$
Went yesterday to check out this spot on a suggestion. They have all of their beer located in a cooler inthe back of the store. They don't really sell six packs, rather they sell singles (but if you buy 6 of the same beer, they will kick in an extra 10% discount, which is worth something I guess). They had a decent selection of Germans, Belgians as well as American craft. I found some gems I wasn't able to fin at some of the other craft stores I visited in the area. Found some Kulmbacher Eisbock there for $3.25 a bottle, which is a reasonable price. Also found Hacker Pschoor October fest, which I also couldnt find inthe area as well as Dieu Du Ciel Rigor Mortis (was really happy to find that one!)
I also have to mention the customer service, there was a fella who asked me if I needed help and from their website, they said they had the Kulmbacher Eisbock, but had none in the cooler. The young man went to the back and got me three bottles of the stuff, so props to him for not being lazy.
11-04-2010 19:02:56 |
More by keithmurray
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Wally's is my go-to stop in Los Angeles, as the only other store that's close is Ramirez - which has worse selection and service.
I frequently order from Wally's via phone after receiving their "Beer update" email delivered to everyone on their beer list. Calls are quick and efficient, and you pay on the phone for your beer. I love this system because it means I don't have to worry about rushing over to pick up beers that are being held for me but can still be purchased by others; it's first come first served and I know that once I buy a beer, it's set aside for me.
Stephanie, the beer merchant, is knowledgable and friendly. I haven't talked to her about what I'd like to see ordered more frequently, but I intend to.
Service is fast. They happily package your beer with bottle protectors, in boxes. Amex, mastercard, and visa are all accepted.
The pricing is reasonable for the area, but some of their beers are jaw-droppingly expensive.
It balances its emphases well; beer wine and liquor are all equally weighted in spite of the store's name.
Wally's also features a posh cheese shoppe, which I don't at all recommend because the prices are outrageous.
I've yet to encounter a better beer store in L.A. Trumps BevMo and Whole Foods in my book.
I would like to see them introduce a loyalty program/card or something to maybe give dedicated customers a periodic discount.
02-20-2012 03:07:57 |
More by kojevergas
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
this place is very good for Los Angeles. I find that most of the shops in Los Angeles, aren't really bottle shops per se and most focus a lot on Wine.
This one is no different in that regard, they tend to have a very good selection of beer, though they don't have anything crazy rare as the selection is always fairly picked over due to the huge amount of foot traffic.
All the beer is kept in refrigerated coolers which is perfect and they tend to have RR, Alesmith and the other CA locals.
Service tends to be very good and they are always super helpful.
worth a stop by if your in the area as you'll find something tasty to drink.
04-23-2011 20:44:37 |
More by psiweaver
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Wally's is great. Most of their beer is cold. Great selection of craft beer--12oz. singles, mix-a-six, bombers, 6pks, etc.). Stuff is easy to find. Staff is very friendly, very knowledgeable, and attentive--I've never gone and not had someone offer help there. If you can't find a beer, ask if they have some in back. I've never had a big problem finding parking here though I see how it might be a problem at times.
06-14-2013 17:41:49 |
More by SoCalBeerIdiot
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I go to Wally's frequently, once a month or so, its kind of out of the way for me and a pain in traffic. Nice shop with great selections of wine and liquor. Get on their email list as you have a chance to buy over the phone and get down there at your own convenience. I always find a brew to try or something I have been looking for, although they sell out of stuff very fast. Can be a little expensive, but they have semi annual tent sales where all beers are 20% off and they have great deals on wine and booze. The beer buyer, Stephanie, is very nice and always down to talk beer if she has the time.
03-12-2012 22:08:24 |
More by ficklenicholas
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This gem of a shop has become my go to LA beer stop.
They really do encompass all the traits that I search out when beer hunting:
The selection of beers is remarkable, spanning the entire globe. I am always sure to find at least one or two beers totally off my radar when I drop in for my bimonthly visits.
What really sets their beer department aside is the staff. Graham's emails are a dream come true for the beer drinker in search of the next great drink. If you are in LA, love beer, but are not on this list you are missing out!
I have never had anything less than extraordinary service each visit. Kathrine & Graham are always willing to drop whatever they are doing to help point out the latest and greatest bottles & cans. These kids are super sharp and kind. Unlike some other great beer spots I never become concerned that I have just found myself in an endless conversation desperately trying to find a way out! Their knowledge and enthusiasm is tremendous.
Bonuses like friendly pricing, rare beer tasting opportunities, cheese samples, ample parking and an immaculately kept shop keep me coming back with a smile.
Things just keep getting better as I am hearing they are now expanding their beer selection even further! I am going to need another fridge soon!
04-09-2010 00:56:36 |
More by Foppie
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I noticed that Wally's hadn't been reviewed for a few years, so I want to bring it's rating up to date. Wally's has become one of my go to stores as a beer geek in LA. Carl, the current Beer buyer has put together a nicely appointed beer section of American Craft Beer as well as Belgian and German brews.
The beer selection is improving every week... you can always find fresh DFH, Deschutes, Stone, Green Flash, Coronado, Rogue, etc... beers fresh and available by the bottle or 4/6 packs. Also, a few limited releases have made there way to Wally's recently with more to come. Deschutes Mirror Mirror, North Coast Rasputin XII, Carnegie Porter 2004, and Nora Ale are some of the highlights that have been brought just in the past few months.
On top of all that, Wally's will soon be selling a good deal of beers that are hard to find on the West Coast from: Mikkeller, Nørrebro, Nøgne-Ø, Jolly Pumpkin, and St Somewhere Brewing Company.
For those of you who have dismissed Wally's in the past, it's a brand new day, and for all you West LA beer geeks, check it out, you wont be disappointed.
06-29-2009 18:18:36 |
More by ghaverfield
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is the place where I buy my good beer.
The beer is located in the fridges in the back, and in the time that I've been shopping there they have expanded the amount of room dedicated to beer. Hopefully the take over will continue...
Very well selected, well organized, and with a sign reading something along the lines of 'if you don't see something, ask, we might have it in the back' you get the feeling that someone really knows their stuff. And those someones are Kathryn and Graham. Both really know their beer, and very willing to rummage around in the chilled back room to look for a request.
Simply put, this place has beers I cannot easily or readily acquire elsewhere. All the bottled Alpine IPAs, the most regular supply of uber fresh Pliny, a wide selection of Dieu du Ciel brews, FiftyFifty Eclipse bottles made an appearance, part of the small amount of Bourbon County Stout that makes it out West, well stocked seasonals from the Bruery, a nice group of new Euro brews- BrewDog, Nogne O, and Mikkeller, well picked classic English, Belgian, and German brews and a fridge door packed with more sour/ wild ales than I knew existed. The quality of their beer is a step above the rest. But it is not as massive of a selection as others, but if you demand your bottle shop have every adjunct lager from every Asia and Latin America country available in a easy to carry 6 pack holder, you might want to look else where.
And yes, I do feel the prices are reasonable, for the outstanding quality and service, a dollar-ish mark up is, in my mind, completely justified. Prices are more competitive with bombers and limited beers than your everyday six pack beer. For example, FW 14 was being sold for the same price here as at BevMo, and SN 30th Anniversary Grand Cru costs a mere 75 cents more at Wally's. Don't think that extra 75 cents is worth it? Sign up for the beer e-mail list. Trust me you'll want to.
Oh, and did I mention I live just a few blocks away on the same street? So, yea, I really like this place.
12-27-2010 09:33:51 |
More by DoesntMatter46
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