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6307 Platt Ave
phone: (818) 887-9463
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quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I used to live in Woodland Hills and this was my primary liquor store.
They are fairly near the BJ's in Woodland Hills and the Maltose Falcons hangout, but, as others have noted, they have a only a good (not mind-blowing) selection. They do occasionally have something off the beaten path, like a Chapeau Banana Lambic (I had consumed at a beer tasting and found myself wanting another bottle).
They had a decent little walk-in humidor last time I was in, but I cannot vouch that it is still there.
So, not worth going out of your way for, but, if you live in the San Fernando Valley, this should be your first stop.
03-17-2008 19:34:27 |
More by charlzm
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Impeccably clean store, with acceptable service. I have heard a lot about this store, and frankly I was expecting a lot more in terms of inventory. The only surprises were Oaked Arrogant Bastard and Firestone's 10th. They had all of the usual suspects, but aside from the exceptions listed above, nothing that surprised me. The beer selection was basically confined to about 20 to 30 feet of fridge space.
For my money, the best selection in LA is Vendome in Studio City, with Valley Beverage in Sherman Oaks running a close second.
01-07-2007 05:09:17 |
More by jeffjfindley
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Interesting architectural building with a stone facade, huge dark windows, tiny porthole windows, a marquis (sp?) listing some notables.
It's not a huge place, but the inside is spaced well and not crowded even though they carry a sizeable selection of beer, wine, hard liquor and soda.
Their beer selection was decent if not mind blowing. There was a cooler of Belgiums and German beers, about 2 or 3 coolers for American craft with English ales mixed in. About 2 coolers had six-packs of Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Firestone, Stone and Rogue. There were also a few coolers of macros in cases and six-packs. The prices were uniformly on the low side. 22s of Chimay for $5-$6, Alesmith and Bear Republic for under $3, for example.
Although I didn't need any help, all of the employees were very welcoming and friendly.
If you're in the west part of the San Fernando Valley this is a decent place to check out.
05-20-2006 23:16:51 |
More by JayTheFinn
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Pretty decent beer selection for the L.A. area. It is mostly a wine store, but that's par for the course here outside of the Stuffed Sandwich.
What I appreciate is the owner's willingness to special order beer. I couldn't find a place that carried Petrus Aged Pale Ale (besides Lucky Baldwin's on occasion) and this was the one place that got it for me out of the 6 or 7 places I asked to find it.
I am really into Belgian beers and it's tough to find any stores with a decent selection, so it was a big deal to have someone go out of their way to get what I was looking for, when most stores didn't bother.
02-25-2007 03:20:30 |
More by blashyrkh
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The Green Jug is a good unpretentious local alternative to BevMo and other wine/liquor store chains. While primarily a well priced and well stocked spirit shop (lots of high end bourbon, rye, scotch, tequila etc), they have a decent selection of wine and beer as well.
The walls towards the back are lined with refrigerators, about half of which are loaded up with beer (the other half with soda, mixers, cider, perry, etc). In the very back fridge, you'll find 40s of malt liquor, 24-packs of BMC, etc - and as you walk towards the front of the store, the selection quality improves with each fridge - going from 4 and 6 packs of mostly California beers (Firestone Walker, North Coast, Stone, etc) to 4 and 6 packs of out of state craft beer (e.g. Dogfish Head, Oskar Blues) to single bottles of California beers (e.g. Lost Abbey, Alesmith, Marin, Mission, Bootlegger's, Moylan's, Green Flash, Russian River, Stone, etc) to single bottles of out of state craft beer (e.g. Avery, Hair of the Dog, etc.) before finally hitting the imports which range from novelty selections from Tibet, India, and China to a decent selection of English, German, and Belgian beers (e.g. Corsendonk, Kwak, Trappistes Rochefort). On the ends of the nearby aisles there are also temporary displays of single bottles (including some that should have been in the fridge - which is annoying since the fridge has bottles that don't really require refrigeration), and seasonal offerings. They also have a small but decent glassware selection ranging from Chang mugs to Delerium Noel tulips to Cali pint glasses.
The staff is friendly and fairly helpful, though far from being enthusiastic experts about anything in the store.
Worth stopping in if you are in the area, but not worth going out of your way for unless you are looking for some harder to find spirits.
01-03-2010 01:53:41 |
More by augustgarage
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Green Jug is a good alternative to BevMo as they often carry brews that are a little more difficult to find. They have a lot of brews that come with bottle purchase limitations, so that should give you a clue.
It's really focused as a wine store, but they seem to know what they're doing with some of their beer. A good selection of the year-round items available from Russian River, as well as a good spread of Ommegang.
Fairly decent liquor selection also (and cigars), if that's what you're into.
It's not a one-stop shop, but certainly a place I'll hit up about every month or so to fill in the blanks on some beers on my want list.
03-12-2011 04:41:33 |
More by ghetto90007
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Green Jug is a great bottle shop in the Valley. I stopped by yesterday to check it out again after coming 2 or 3 times in the past. They sell a wide variety of liquor, but the beer is in the back of the store and almost all of it is in coolers. They have a great selection of beer from around the US and from other countries. Some harder to find stuff was available as well (50/50 Eclipse, Fantome). Service was average but that really doesn't matter to me when they have a selection like they do. Overall, this is a great store and I would come here more often if it wasn't so far away.
03-25-2012 00:55:04 |
More by UCLABrewN84
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This place seemed very clean and nice. Big ceiling on inside which made it seem bigger. They had a decent selection. Not to amazed besides a finding of Stone Old Guardian, which I was very happy about. Didn't seem like it had anything to different from the norm. Quite a bit of Moylan's though. Prices were pretty good. About a dollar cheaper than some beers in Vegas and other stores, while other beers were a couple more. I would go back saying it's just down the street from friends house so if I need to pick up anything it would be a handy store.
08-26-2006 10:49:07 |
More by BlindPig
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
This place has expanded their craft beer section and definitely stepped their game up in terms of quality over the last year. They hold good tastings and strive to get the highest quality craft beers that So. Cal has to offer. It is now one of my go to stores. Good job Green Jug!
Original Review 02-09-10
I went in here on a Tue. night, there was nobody in there at the time. It basically looks like a Bevmo, only half the size, and with Green shelves rather than Red.
All the beer is in the coolers to the back, they have an ok selection including Stone, DFH, some RR, etc. also a decent selection of Belgians.
The thing that really made it stand out to me over Bevmo is the option to break up 6'ers for a mixed 6 pack. It appears nobody before me was aware of this because none of the 6 packs had missing bottles, I double checked their policy with the clerk and went at it. All bottles are priced separately for the mixed 6. Some of the beers don't have single bottle SKU's in the computer so they won't let you break those ones out.
Prices seemed in line or better than most other places, I will be back when i'm passing by, but the lack of a great selection will keep me from going out of my way to come here.
02-09-2010 22:28:42 |
More by tjensen3618
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Last stop before going back home tonight, another big place, lots of beer fridges in the back, some decent glassware too, immediately found two things I have been looking for, they were Fish Tale's Poseidon Stout and Leviathan Barleywine, each was $4.49 per twelve ounce bottle, they also had four different Hair of the Dog brews that were fairly prices, Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale for four bucks, lots of Rodenbach Grand Cru for $9.99 per 750 ml bottle, this stuff is getting hard to find in the Southern California area, other things consisted of Port stuff, Stone, Floris Apple, Unibroue brews, Rubcion, Allagash, Flying Dog, and many more, probably close to five hundred different bottles, big place, was looking for that banana lambic the previous reviewer mentioned but unfortunately came up empty handed, guy at register was nice but did not know much and was trying to sell me other things I was not interested in, will go back to this place if around here, cool stop!
07-24-2008 04:55:17 |
More by Floydster
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