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4935 McConnell Ave
phone: (310) 306-2822
(Place added by: insomnboy)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 38
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Being from MN,I needed to find some bombers to bring back with me,and Beverage Warehouse is a great stop to get you "beer on"
One of the guys hooked me up with wine shippers which allow you to pack 3 bombers in a styro shell,which was GOLDEN for checked baggage on a plane.
I met Dan Ackroyd coming out of the men's room,he was there to sign some of his signature wine.
Picked up Pliny the Elder,Ten Fidy,Russian River,Old Viscosity,Dogfish Head and Hair of the Dog,to name a few notables.Like a previous reviewer said,its good to utilize a GPS to find this place.Its well worth the trip though...
01-26-2009 17:16:49 |
More by brewseum
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Once I found the place (based upon recommendations on BA), I go back regularly. Overall a great liquor store. Buy all my liquor here, unless CVS/RiteAid have a save. On to beer...
The selection is good. Doesn't change a lot, so you can count on certain beers being there. They always have seasonal selections at good prices. I would love more choices, but don't complain about what they have. Some beers are available as singles, which is nice for a try.
I've never needed or asked for help with the beer itself. The staff is friendly and helpful at the checkout.
Definitely my default store for a real beer run.
01-25-2009 02:07:00 |
More by kdmorse
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Found this place thanks to Beerfuly and stopped by during a weekend in LA. It's in a somewhat odd location. Thank goodness for GPS! It's indeed a warehouse - very unassuming. Not a lot of parking spots, but then again, there were only two other customers there and this was a Saturday afternoon.
The selection was really good. I checked the website before going, but it's not kept current. Call them and ask if you're interested in something specific.
They had lots of west coast stuff I can't get back at home (Chicago). Prices were pretty reasonable, and they let me break a few six packs so I could get what I wanted. Here's a sample of what I was able to get: Adam, Doggie Claws, Ruth; PtE up the wazoo, Blind Pig; Le Freak, GF DIPA, GF west coast IPA; Samichlaus; a few from Black Butte; Stone IPA; Alesmith IPA; and some Oscar Blues.
Service was decent, but not great. Hell, I knew what I wanted walking in the door, though.
Next time I'm in LA, I'm going back - recommended.
01-09-2009 05:12:39 |
More by MacDomer
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Big place tucked in a somewhat odd warehouse/shopping center thing. Real easy to get to from the 405.
Walk in a the place is full of beverages in a warehouse so the name is appropriate. Beers are back and to the right. Wall full of sixers, bombers, 750's and singles. Probably 30' long and 4 or 5 shelves high. Big long rack in the floor as well along with a few other random stacks. Strong representation of CA breweries including Stone, Green Flash, Russian River, The Brury, AleSmith, etc. A little thin on the imports but still a decent selection. Prices all seemed very reasonable and the help was friendly, but not particularly helpful. Definitely worth the stop if you ever find yourself in the area.
11-16-2008 05:30:59 |
More by ckeegan04
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Finally trekked over to the Beverage Warehouse. I've been looking for a go-to beer place since moving to Los Angeles. I must say, I miss my beloved Downtown Wine and Spirits in Somerville, MA. (To be fair, I also used to work there, but it really does have an awesome selection.)
Anyways, the warehouse certainly lives up to its' name looks wise. That being said, everything is pretty spread out. They don't really cram a whole lot of stuff in all that space.
Quality - The stuff they had seemed to be in pretty decent shape, and finding things was a breeze.
Service - The guys working there seemed a little rude, and didn't seem to care much about the product. That being said, it's pretty much par for the course.
Selection - Sort of a tease. It really is a pretty good selection, but it could have been so much more. There is plenty of space there, and I would have loved some more options. They have a couple of real treats, but I got pretty much everything I really wanted with one quick stop. They seem to have maybe one or two beers per brewery, which is fine if that's what you're looking for, but kind of a bummer if you already like a brewery and are excited to find a new offering from them.
The prices are totally reasonable, but nothing special.
Overall, this is a decent place, and somewhere to keep in mind. However, it's not exactly a home run. With so much potential I was expecting a bit more. I guess I'm still looking out this way just the right spot.
09-29-2008 06:24:59 |
More by callmescraps
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
unfortunately since i'm moving back to st. louis from LA i won't be able to visit beverage warehouse anymore. over time this became my go-to spot for buying beer. i do enjoy bevmo and wine expo (which is right down the st from me) but for some reason i always managed to find something special at beverage warehouse. my best finds generally were allagash, dogfish head, and port brewing/lost abbey. this is the only store i ever found dogfish head. also i got lost abbey carnavale which is quite good too. i got port hop 15 and allagash vicoria and allagash black. good solid selection and a nice rotating/seasonal selection. i strongly suggest trying
07-16-2008 17:06:54 |
More by DaveDLD
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I hate to say good things about this place, because it's MY little secret shop. I have found on of my favorite beers there and they always have it. It has gotten a very high rating on this website, but I don't want to say what it is... I don't want it to start disappearing before I get there. Hehehe.... I can't say enough GREAT stuff about this place. I was just there yesterday and it really is Disney Land for Adults... You should really stop by, but stay away from MY beer... For the price, I find it a GREAT deal. You will not be disappointed.
03-21-2008 02:03:59 |
More by bennorthenor
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is in fact a warehouse as far as decor goes. There are industrial shelving units with lots of spirits, beer, soda and wine.
Macros are well represented with pallets of them lined up on the floor.
While there are plenty of craft beers, there are few I haven't seen anywhere else. For instance, I was excited to see some Sprecher limited edition beers and bought them. Soon, I saw the same beers in at least two other good beer stores.
If you live on the west side of LA, I can see this being your #1 or #2 bottled beer go-to (although I prefer the Winehouse, personally). But I wasn't as thrilled with the selection as I thought I would be when I finally made the special trip there.
03-17-2008 18:58:15 |
More by charlzm
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
Got a chance to check out this place on the way back to Long Beach from my girlfriend's family's house near Tarzana.
This is located off the 90 Freeway (take it to the end via the Westbound), and then off a small side street. It's in a fairly industrial area. The "warehouse" itself is located at the back of a series of garage-like similar warehouses, but has a clear sign over the top, and quite a bit of people were there (I went on Christmas Eve).
Somewhat warehouse-y, I guess (appropriately) ambiance. One big open space with a huge variety of wines on the left side stretching to the back, and the beer, spirits, and specialty sodas off to the right. Beer was on the back right hand wall, spread over a very long shelving. There were also boxes of beer stock on the ground, open for purchase, and some surrounding or adjacent to the shelving. Six packs were on one shelf, and bombers generally on the other, with craft and imports mixed in together, for the most part.
Selection was good. It wasn't anything that would blow you away, that being said, but it had a lot of nice offerings. In terms of stuff I had never seen before, I came away with a Uerige Doppelsticke, and they also had some Thomas Hardy's Ale, which I had maybe seen once before in my lifetime. They had bottles of Decadence by AleSmith, also, but I had seen that at The Wine Country in Long Beach, too. They had a great variety of Belgians, with pretty much everything under the sun. Wish I had seen some Pannepot, though. I was happy, however, to find a lot 12 oz (11.5?) bottles of Belgian favorites, such as Bernardus Abt 12 and Brasserie des Rocs Grand Cru. I often don't feel like a whole 750ml, and it seems like it's hard to find the smaller bottles.
The big draw with this place, in my opinion, is the prices. As others have mentioned, they have some really cheap bombers scattered here and there, but in general it had prices, on average, $1.50-$2.00 cheaper per item than where I had seen the same item elsewhere. Some examples: Brasseries des Rocs Triple Imperiale 750ml for $8.50, Prima Pils 6-pack for $8.00, Hop Wallop six-pack for $9.99. Great prices, I think.
Service was very helpful - staff members were ready and willing to help customers, and were doing so for more than a few other people shopping.
Anyway, worth the trip, I think, for the prices if nothing else, and the consistently good stock doesn't hurt either.
12-25-2007 23:10:03 |
More by RidiculedDisplay
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I probably woulda never found this place if not for my GPS, but if you live the West LA area it's fairly accesible. Totally a warehouse, mostly wine/booze, but a pretty sizable beer corner, at least competes with your average BevMo for size.
Huge selection of Belgian, British and German beers. Lots of loose 12 oz/330 ml bottles which are cheap and you don't have to buy 6 at a time. Craft selection is ok. Most of the normal stuff, seems like they have more from Port and Lagunitas than other places. Also some east coast brews like Victory and Allagash. Can't say I was blown away though.
Price depends on what you're getting. I dropped 25 bucks on three bombers which seems a bit steep. A lot of the stuff was well priced though.
Staff was friendly and helpful. Overall worth the trip, but I wouldn't drive across town to go there, either.
12-21-2007 03:47:03 |
More by rxdrewthejew
Beverage Warehouse in Los Angeles, CA
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