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4935 McConnell Ave Ste 21
phone: (310) 306-2822
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is located at the end of a strip mall in the middle of Marina del Rey off of Culver Boulevard
Have found great beers here from Ballast Point, Lagunitas, Stone, and Rogue XS series
Can find bombers for three bucks which is great, recently bought a Frank Zappa tribute beer called Kill Ugly Radio for that price
Always have specials and the newest products available
They are supposed to get in Stone's 11th Anniversary beer in the next few days
Sales associates know exactly what you are looking for and are always very helpful
If you become a regular here, you will receive amazing benefits, I will leave it at that
09-04-2007 06:28:51 |
More by Floydster
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Luckily I lived in Culver City for a year, otherwise I would have been in trouble locating it. Turning from Culver onto McConnell it'll be near the end of the road, at the end of a driveway on the right.
The next hardest thing to do after finding the place is choosing from the huge selection of high quality stuff. I was happy to finally find some Victory and Avery brews in California but I nearly jumped out of my shoes when I saw a couple YuleSmiths. AleSmith and Stone are very well represented, and the Belgian selection is great. Plenty of trappists and St Bernardus, as well as some rarities like the black label Girardin Gueuze 1882 and a Fantome or two. Saw some neat Port Brewing beers there too.
As the name states, this place is a warehouse, so don't expect the staff to be waiting on you very much. In fact the only people I saw working there were at the cash registers. Not a big problem if you know what you're after.
The prices were the most reasonable I've seen for several beers. The big AleSmith beers are cheaper than at Whole Foods or any San Francisco location I've been to. I found a St. Bernardus Pater 6 that was in a pallet under a shelving unit and the cashier said he couldn't find it in the system so he gave it to me free! He knew his beer too.
Only con here is that the beer is not refrigerated. It sits on shelving units on the back wall to the right of entrance, well out of the way of sunlight. Luckily the warehouse doesn't get warm due to the cold concrete floor.
Great place, I'll can almost guarantee I'll be stopping there whenever I'm in Los Angeles.
06-11-2007 09:13:03 |
More by illidurit
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
I almost missed this place. It's way in the back of an industrial stip mall. The front is unassuming with a normal door to the right and a rollup warehouse door to the left. I walked in the warehouse door. Shopping carts to the right with wine straight ahead. Beer is in the far back right side of the warehouse, cornered by the wine, spirits and craft soda. It's rather cool in here, very large, high warehouse ceilings.
The selection is very impressive. Actually only bested by Hi-Times yet still some beer here that's not at Hi-Times. All the west coast micros are here along with a solid selection of germans, english, belgians, scottish, czechs, canadian, and latin brews. Some brews that stood out were Port's High Tide Fresh Hopped IPA, RR's Tempation, Victory's Old Horizontal and others i hadnt seen before. The beers are on shelves and in cases on the floor... look at all the cases because you may find something that's not on the shelf. There's also a decent selection of mead here. The prices here are the best i've seen anywhere!!! Almost all bottles are $1-$2 cheaper here.
As i checked out, the man i took to be the owner commented on my high tide. We started talking about pizza port and stone festivals then the temecula homebrew fest, homebrewing and all things beers. Quite the nice gentleman he was. Reminded of an old salty sailor with tales from the sea. He even game me the latest edition of Beer Advocate (which i read when i got back to my office).
If i lived closer to this place, i would be here weekly.
02-02-2007 04:29:33 |
More by SwillinBrew
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Beverage Warehouse is the easily best liquor store in Los Angeles. The only drawbacks from me is that it's not terribly close to where I love / anywhere I often go and there is extremely limited selection of refrigerated beers. These are small complaints though.
Beverage Warehouse is precisely what the name says - a warehouse. It's not very easy to find so be sure to Google Maps the hell out this place before you head out. It's a large warehouse with ample selection of liquor, sodas and why you're here - beer.
Usually when I'm making my way to the Beverage Warehouse, I'm stocking up. That's exactly what I did today. I took an extended lunch break and headed out to load up on some of the new stuff out. To no surprise, they had everything I hoped they would and some other specialities. I loaded up on the Pizza Port / Lost Abbey stuff - which is still not all that easy to find here, especially the Old Viscosity and Wipeout IPA, which I've never seen stocked anywhere until now. They also already had the new SN Celebration 06, even though it's only the end of October. I'm not complaining. The Belgian selection was looking good. There were some tasty German lagers I've not crossed paths with lately. I managed to stay under my planned budget of $100, though it was difficult.
10-26-2006 21:15:26 |
More by sloejams
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was kind of worried about trying to find this place after reading all the reviews. I really had no trouble at all. Maybe they fixed roads, changed some signs, ect. but it was very easy. It's a big warehouse building and there are no fridges for the beer which I was kind of iffy about saying it was pretty hot in there (haven't tried any of the beers I got so far). They have a pretty nice selection. Even had Hopsickle and Stone 10th anniversary which were basically the only two beers I REALLY wanted to find and I managed to get them both. The 10th came as a big surprise since I heard from somewhere else they weren't getting them in until Monday. They had a good selection of other things. They also sell some 12oz. singles. Wish they had more for singles but still they had them. Good selection of Belgium's also. I would go back here if I was looking for something harder to find. I think it was worth my 3hr out of the way drive since I did find these two beers.
08-26-2006 10:55:13 |
More by BlindPig
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Most of the reviewers have nailed the important details of this place but I'll summarize:
- Very difficult to find. Yes you are on the right road but you won't see it from the road. It is in a "warehouse" industrial park so just head all the way down the parking lot, its at the end.
- Rick is very helpful and talkative, but not usually there on the weekend. If Rick isn't there, the service drops off dramatically. Rick is the beer guy so any questions pertaining to incoming beers need to be directed to Rick.
- A consistent selection of west coast brews (meaning that they will never run out of the beers you expect them to have). New beers are usually put to the front of the beer selection so one doesn't need to hunt and peck to find whats new.
- Absolutely great selection of Belgians.
- Ability to break up sixpack and purchase singles.
- Massive amounts of domestics, soda, wine, etc. This is a warehouse, so its built for speed and purchasing in bulk.
- Last but not least...they do not give you itemized receipts. What does that mean? It doesn't show you what items were purchased on the receipt. See, my company does not allow the usage of company money to be spent of booze. But you can purchase food, soda, etc. BW will ALWAYS get our business because of this reason.
This is a solid beer store. I usually visit BW once a week to see whats new.
05-21-2006 20:36:11 |
More by Westsidethreat
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Found this on BA, then stopped in during a short business trip. I had a hell of a time finding it, and wasn't sure I'd arrived at the right place once I got to the address. It's in an industrial-looking site, with many other warehouses. And it's the last one in the back. Parking was impossible, there just aren't many spots.
The selection was really good, but to be honest I was hoping for even better selection. I wanted to see more CA beers which I can't find at home. There were 3 from Russian River, 2 of which I bought (Supplication and Temptation). 3 from Bear Republic and a few choice others, but I think they could have stocked more (just my preference).
The Belgian selection was really good, but also pretty over-priced.
I recommend checking the website to see what they're stocking before going here. It's a little pricey and hard to locate.
12-17-2005 16:33:33 |
More by TurdFurgison
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $
This is another fine beer store that I would NEVER find in a hundred years without the BA Beer fly.
Even knowing about it and having Google Maps directions it is STILL not all that easy to get too. #1 problem is all the roads and ramps off the south bound 405 are all torn up or closed right now. The Culver City off ramp is just barely open and not marked at the moment. #2 problem is that there is apparently no way to get back on the 405 north bound from Culver Blvd. You have to go south to the next exit to go north again.
This place is located in a more or less hidden warehouse area and you wouldn't think any thing is down at the end of McConnell Avenue except a dead end. Then you see some really raw looking warehouse spaces down on your right; the beverage warehouse is all the way down at the end. There isn't a lot of parking down there so you find a space you take it.
There are a few beers in the cooler on your right as you go in behind where the grocery carts are. Most of the beer is along the far wall on the right side and first aisles.
There is a HUGE selection of beer available here including numerous East Coast beers like Victory Storm King Stout. Storage is a little iffy, on the bad side there is no refrigeration here; on the good side it is windowless warehouse space and cold concrete. I checked some of the brewing dates and they were fairly recent, they even have Abita Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale!
Service is what you would expect from a warehouse store but they DO work hard and fast to get you checked out.
Selection can't be beat, more here than everyone except Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa.
You simply can't beat this place for price, best price on Stone beers in the Los Angeles area.
A must visit place and a place I will visit again and again!
11-11-2005 02:19:00 |
More by Zorro
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Beverage Warehouse is a great place to stock up on some really good beers. The beer guy Rick is a great guy to talk to and will keep you abreast as to what is going on with shipping and what he can get for you. Throw some questions around and you will be sure to get a response from one of the gentlemen who are there.
I have found some pretty great stuff lately. They have the new shipment of Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, a bunch from Stoudts and Victory Brewing and a load of belgians which I am almost through with trying. They have a generous wall of singles that can be purchased and a large selection of six packs. They have new shipments that come in all the time, so their is a lot of variety in their selection.
This is a great place to stock up. Also, the people make it a place where you want to keep going back to spend your money.
11-02-2005 20:18:58 |
More by PuckLSHS
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I have to start with the fact that I've never had a bad beer from this establishment. It is mainly a wine/soda warehouse. On weekends they have samplings of soda in the front of the building, they have some really wild soda's. I sampled a few and some of them stung my palate into remission.
Huge selection of brews. The usual domestic macro's bud, miller, coors, and some imported macro's, corona, pacifico, heinekin, etc.
Some hard to find imports including some beers from tawain, south korea, china. If you look hard enough you will find beers from all over the world. You really do have to look around the entire beer selection as it can stretch into the next aisle when they are fully stocked. The only downside is in the quality department because there are no coolers for the beer and if there is A/C they don't use it too often as its usually on the hot side. With that being said I haven't had a truly bad bottle of beer so in my book it hasn't been an issue.
Full selection of belgium imports consisting of the usuals and some hard to finds. Fullers vintage 2005 was on sale!
Micros from all the locals that distribute. Moylan's, Marin, Stone, Green Flash, Ballast Point, Alesmith, Pizza port etc etc....the list goes on and on and on. Avery, North Coast, Russian River. Don't forget to ask management whats new coming their way. They will give you the rundown and even the day he expects it so you can get it fresh.
Large parking lot is condusive, especially on the weekends. You will not be dissapointed. Even the veteran BA's would enjoy this venture.
Edit: Nov 1 2006. Making friends with the Rick is a good idea. He has ordered many brews that I made him aware of and he's happy to do it.
10-23-2005 18:22:03 |
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