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$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
19336 Nordhoff St.
phone: (818) 700-0130
(Place added by: victoreyes on 02-26-2011)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 13
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is somewhat of a trek for me to get to so I don't go there too often. Walking in the vibe is more like a BevMo. No one really asked me if I needed help, which may not be a bad thing. However, being completely overlooked (had two employees walk by me...this was early in the morning without it being busy) is not what I like. The quality of the store was quite nice - very new looking and up to date. The selection is also pretty good, however, my one complaint is everything (including IPA/DIPA, etc.) is on the shelves. I would prefer them to be in the cooler rather than all the Macros that take it over (again, somewhat similar to BevMo). Again, I wouldn't go here unless I needed something in particular (this time it was to get an Abacus). Still not bad.
03-20-2011 02:07:48 |
More by SpdKilz
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This store is nohwere near where I live but when I go to Northridge I usually stop in just to see if they have anything in that I have not had before.
The store itself is very well kept and clean which I really love. It has a great selection of beer and other alcohols and if your into cigars they even have a good selection of those. It does however have that corporate feel to it and by that I mean employees who dont really know much about their products because they are only there for a paycheck.
The service is ok while you look around every so often someone will wonder by and ask if you need help but your thinking in your head not by you. The people checking you out are nice enough but again they are probably think god I wish my shift was over.
The selection is pretty good actually I picked up some beers from the east coast that I have never had before so I really enjoyed that and their European section is pretty good as well.
Overall if you have the choice this place is the best corporate run store I have been in as far as selection goes but if you have your favorite liquor store just keep going there
07-18-2011 01:56:12 |
More by DarthKostrizer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
They've got a great selection of craft beer, even Pliny! Customer service is okay, they'll only say hello to you if they are in the mood. One thing to be careful with is when your buying those single 12oz bottles or cans!!! Please make sure you check those "best by" dates. These guys don't mind selling stale beer to their customers.
09-08-2013 18:04:02 |
More by californiaslim
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | $
Atmosphere is clean but has a super market type vibe. Huuuuge selection but feels kinda like a mega store. The building is large and cannot be missed.
They carry everything from trappist ales to amercian craft beers to MCB... but selection is enormous. They have a full isle for just European beers.
I don't like the service so much. They are always stacking their shelves and it feels like you're always in the way of the shelvers. I don't think I've ever had anyone come up and ask me if they can help. Very corporate feeling.
One thing that is very nice is you can pick and choose your beers to make your own 6 packs.
They don't have food here. They carry MOSTLY wine, and aslo beer and some spirits.
Prices are very good.
03-31-2012 02:17:19 |
More by jcomp21
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$
This is the 4th Total Wine I visited thus far. They are for the most part, the same from location to location.
When I'm in the mood to try new beers or breweries, I tend to gravitate towards Total Wine. As many of you know, they sell singles! I hate to buy 4/6 packs or even bombers when I don't know if I'm going to like a particular beer or not. So, if breweries have 12oz bottles, I'll mix and match them.
I think their selection is pretty diverse. My one pet peeve is that I prefer if they would organize beers by breweries rather than styles.
There's a walk-in cooler in the back, that is sometimes filled with goodies. You generally won't find the rarer shelf beers sitting on the shelves though. However, I have my list of boutique bottles shops that serve that purpose for me.
The prices are good. This Total Wine is very similar to the Brea store that I visit the most often.
Overall, this is a solid store.
05-15-2013 05:47:29 |
More by mrcraft
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Total wine has a very large selection of beer. Though most of it is your run of the mill stuff. They occasionally get pliny and blind pig. They also get a lot of the limited release beers and have them priced lower then most places (especially if you factor in the dollar off coupon from signing up for email list). The biggest bummer about this place is all the IPA that is fading away on the shelf. This place is definitely worth the stop if your from out of town and looking to score a lot of California beers in one stop. And i would also suggest this place over bevmo any day of the week..
01-11-2012 20:56:53 |
More by mrbubbler
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is quite a distance from me, but I was picking up some homebrew gear and in the area so I thought I'd swing in.
The store is large and there's a lot of product. They not only have an insane amount of breweries represented, they also carry multiple syltes from each. While they didn't have Russian River, they had Firestone XV, Stone Vertical Epic, Brrbon Reserve, and various other specialties. They were well organized, sorting by Countries for one side and styles on another. It was possible to make "Mixed 6-packs" but it was all individually priced bottles. That being said, I thought the prices ranged from very reasonable to great. I was pretty thrilled by their selection and pricing, and I'll definitely make return trips. I was pleased to grab a 6-pack of Anchor Christmas for 8.19, along with some Tripels and various others.
The staff was pretty standoff-ish, but the check-out gal was nice, and a little knowledgeable about beer.
There's a ton of wine in this joint as well if that's something you're into as well. I didn't really peruse the selection, but it's extensive, very extensive.
11-16-2011 07:59:17 |
More by mikedrinksbeer2
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This placed opened about a mile from my place, and from the moment I knew they were building it, I kept checking when they would open. I was there the day they did, and got some good grand opening coupons at the time (this was September 2010)
Since that time, they have become my go to spot locally, even though I still check some of the smaller bottle shops from time to time as well. Very clean place, huge wine selection, only .10 cents for a flight when they are doing wine tastings too. The spirit section is well stocked, as is the walk in humidor if you like cigards. They stock very high end products, middle, and BMC as well. All of which is kept clean, rotated, and well stocked.
They hold classes from time to time on beer, wine, and spirits. The beer selection is vastly superior to the local bevmo down the street to them too, and they get a lot more of both seasonal, and limited releases. They impose bottle limits on Pliney the Elder, and Abacus, Lucky Bastard, Old stock, when they had them, which not only do I appreciate, and spreads the beer around, but shows they are tapped into what these releases are. Highly recomended, and I am still stoked this place was built in Northridge.
03-22-2011 23:53:01 |
More by Retsinis
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Wow this place is great I live in an area that is WAY behind the craft brew world. So when I'm out this way I love stopping by. Great selection of beer separated by styles and a special release/seasonal section witch could be the best part of the store. If your looking for more than beer they have an even bigger wie selection( witch you might haw guessed by the name) along with a good selection of hard alchol. Very reasonably priced more often than not its cheaper than bevmo. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
01-01-2012 22:06:26 |
More by rtaps
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Used to trek to Glendale to Red Carpet Wine, btw they have a mailing list i'm on updating their beer arrivals... anyway this is a wonderful valley spot to get a monster selection of mainly west coast and large operation east coast beers. there are a lot of imports but their specialty is american craft beers. Most of the employees know more about wine hence the name total wine and spirits... but they have a walk in cooler with full and pony kegs to purchase and always have blind pig and pliny the elder in stock. great location and guaranteed you can stockpile a bunch of west coast beers to trade with others for rarer east coast beers. Highly recommend, and while you're at it, travel a block to bevmo which also has a pretty good selection and beer tastings on friday 4-7, only $1!
10-05-2011 04:37:58 |
More by wmateowen
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