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$$ - reasonable
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3766 Orange Ave
phone: (562) 427-6862
(Place added by: raza on 07-27-2009)
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| Reviews: 23
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
this is by far my favorite beer store. it has an amazing selection of crafts, belgians, and pretty much everything else. the prices are also very reasonable, most lower than ive seen anywhere else. the owner is really nice, knows what he's talking about, and if they dont have what you want he'll start carrying it just for you. i walked in just to look and ended up leaving with 3 bags full of bottles. its a little out of my way but definetly worth the extra drive time. f.y.i.cigars arent really my thing but it looks like he has a good selection of those as well.
12-17-2009 03:25:44 |
More by liftthebadweight
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped by to see if they had any Stone IRS. When I walked in I was immediately greeted, and as I was roaming through the well stocked selection of beer, Raza approached me and we talked for a while before I asked him for the Stone IRS. He said he hadn't received the shipment yet but quickly got on the phone with his distributor and told me he would have it in the next day. The following day, as soon as I stepped through door Raza said "Albert they are right over here".
I think the only thing higher than the beer he stocks on Raza's priority list is the service he yields to his customers. He even helped me with my box of beer to my car. A must stop for the craft beer lover.
06-06-2011 22:22:37 |
More by albertq17
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I was meeting friends for lunch today in the California Heights section of Long Beach and decided to swing by this place. From the outside, it looks like a small neighborhood market, catering to the surrounding residenial area. So what I found inside was quite a surprise-- a large selection of well-chosen craft and imported bottles, including beers from Hair of the Dog, Alpine, Russian River and various Belgium breweries. Prices were competitive and Raj, the man at the register, was more than helpful. Be sure and ask him what he has in the back. Whenever I'm in Long Beach again, I will be stopping here.
11-11-2011 00:07:44 |
More by MichaelGV
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Although this place is a bit pricey, the owners are very cool and customer focused.
Great selection too
I read a few reviews that say these guys have strict limits. They do and for good reason.
To ward away these "people" who buy up all the good beer, not to consume but to try and resell!!!!
These people make me sick!!!
Go away beer poachers ...go away!!!
500 characters? C' mon man! Can we reduce that too 300? 400?
Because now I'm just trying to take up space, thank you for listening ;-)
12-18-2011 17:38:30 |
More by raclbc555
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I only recently discovered this place, and I really wish I had known about it earlier. The selection on the shelves is impressive by itself (all the California breweries you'd expect, with a decent selection of limited release bottles, and a lot of imports as well), but on top of that, the person working there (who I assume was the owner) told us he had more in the back, then offered us Pliny and Blind Pig. He also seemed very knowledgeable about their stock, and talked to us pretty much the whole time we were in the store. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone in the area.
07-30-2010 22:58:40 |
More by hiredgoons
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
This place has really picked its game up in the last 2 years. Beer selection has more than tripled. Lots of bombers, belgians and some rare stuff.
Wish there were a few more 6 packs and a mix a 6 option but oh well. Raj keeps prices very competitive and cheaper than Stearns. Abut half of his selection is refridgerated. Occasional discounts so its best to come often and ask if there is anything in the back. Not much parking but its ok for a liquor store.
02-14-2013 03:25:59 |
More by USMCretired
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
California Heights Market easily has the best selection of beer and wine in the Bixby Knolls/California Heights area. Granted the prices are slightly more than you would pay at BevMo! or Total Wine, why not pay $1-$2 more per bottle to support a small independent local business.
The building is old but it has its charm.
Both Caesar and Raj are very knowledgeable about their brews and will make excellent recommendations if asked. Also, it pays to make nice with them because they keep the good stuff in the back for their regulars.
02-13-2013 06:08:10 |
More by RockMayock
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I read about this place on BA and Yelp, and the overwhelming positive reviews made me take a quick drive down there after work. As soon as I walked in the store the owner said hello, remarked how he hasn't seen me in there before and introduced himself, asked me my name, and shook my hand. This is not something I expect from liquor stores. I can tell that he tries to connect with his customers and that service is a top priority, I really appreciate this as I've found it in so few places (and not just liquor stores).
The selection at California Heights is superb, all the big names in CA and West Coast Breweries; Russian River, Stone, Bruery, Firestone Walker, Lost Abbey/Port, etc. He also had beers from smaller breweries (some I'm not familiar with) and plenty from out of state (Shipyard, Avery, Flying Dog) and country (Brew Dog).
From Russian River he had Pliny (I may have grabbed the last one), Blind Pig, Supplication, Damnation, Temptation and Beatification (all in the cooler). From Stone he had all the regular releases, a ton of IRS and Belgo Anise IRS, 10-10-10 Vertical Epic, still a few Old Guardian and OG Belgo. That's just to give you an idea.
The prices are what they should be, no high mark ups that I could tell.
If you're in the LBC area, or plan to be, stop by this place. It's a great little shop with a very friendly and accommodating owner who knows customer service.
06-09-2011 19:46:18 |
More by McFinnegan
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I'm really glad I checked out the directory before heading to Long Beach for New Year's weekend. My uncle and I went to this store twice. Once to stock the fridge for the weekend, the other for our Rose Bowl tailgate. I was surprised to find this place was only a few blocks from where I was staying. We were lucky. Prices were fair, selection was overwhelming, and all IPAs and short-shelf life beers held up well. The PtE and Blind Pig I got was less than three weeks old.
Quality: Great, fresh beer. It had more than I could've possibly been able to try on my trip.
Service: Very nice folks who seemed to have a great report with the neighbors and varying customers. They gladly answered questions and helped me navigate the selection.
Selection: Great amount of CA beers that I can't get on the East Coast (Russian River, Drakes, Firestone Walker). They did have very fresh selections of hard to find brews, but you have to ask the employees for certain beers kept in back.
This will be my continued shop of choice when staying in Long Beach in the future. Great, small, local shop with a selection that challenges the big stores like Whole Foods and BevMo.
01-12-2011 22:32:07 |
More by soze47
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Fairly new to the beer craft scene but happy I just found this place so close to my work. I will echo what others have said. A fairly good selection of craft brews. I believe there were three full coolers of single craft bottles, as well as at least two more of six- and 12- packs (of craft and some macro breweries). Also several shelves that are not refrigerated with even more selection. Overall a very good amount for such a small place. It is obvious the owner is really trying to focus on crafts.
Speaking of the owner, he was on the phone for the first few minutes when I walked in and as soon as he got off he apologized for being on the phone and spent the next 15 minutes or so helping me with suggestions and asking me what I liked and what I was looking for. He definitely seemed to know his stuff and was very helpful and made some good suggestions.
Overall I was very pleased. I will definitely be coming back. It's nice to find a seemingly typical corner liquor store with this kind of focus and I feel good that my money is going to someone involved in the hobby and not to a bunch of guys in expensive suits making decisions in a huge meeting room.
09-28-2010 16:48:48 |
More by romwarrior
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