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$$ - reasonable
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1915 Country Club Rd
phone: (337) 474-0447
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Been wanting to make my way out here for a while, stopped by before a soon to be long(but good) night at the poker room. When I first walked in the few employees just kind of stared at me. I went my way to the beer are and immediately saw a few Mikkeller beers we don't get in Texas, along with Black Albert, Rochefort 6,8, 10 and some Thomas Hardy Ale's. The selection was overall pretty good and alot of the 6/4 packs they will sell in singles which I like. I ended up getting a Black Albert and a few singles. When I checked out the cashier told me about their monthly tasting and I signed up for a Hokus Pokus card, which I'm not sure wht exactly it's for. When in Lake Charles I'll probably swing by everytime.
08-24-2011 04:20:28 |
More by SWMeyer4141
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Hokus Pokus' Country Club location is a definite welcome to the rather limited selections we've got in Lake Charles, but I think their stronger suit might be in the wine department than the beers. While they do have an alright selection of what's locally available, the emphasis is more on a few brands of expensive imports than on a good variety of styles.
They're the only place in Lake Charles with a limited build-your-own sixpack option, but even counting what's not on the shelf, there are some curious omissions. Other than the imports, there's easily as good of a selection at Albertson's (in fact, there are a couple of North Coast Brewing Company beers I was looking for at Hokus Pokus with no luck that I find regularly at Albertson's in Lake Charles). The store is clean and new, though I question the intense fluorescent lighting and the UV damage it's doing to the contents of anything other than the most opaque bottles. The staff is friendly and helpful, though it's hit and miss on finding someone who can speak beer (emphasis on hit, though--one guy really knew his stuff).
Overall, the selection is better at Homsi's, but I got the feeling that I was much less likely at Hokus Pokus to run into a far-too-old-to-enjoy IPA on the shelf at the clean and well-maintained new store. I wish they would devote a little more of the effort that they put into their impressive wine collection into their beer collection. The prices on American craft beers are on par with everywhere else in the area, and the imports run to the expensive side.
05-02-2011 14:10:47 |
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