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945 Carlsbad Village Dr
phone: (760) 729-1836
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Reviews by Rumrunner:
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
This is just a plain old liquor store. No frills but very well maintained.
It has plenty of other items besides liquor. A few food items, shampoo, razors, batteries and plenty of 'i'm travelling and I forgot something. A great quick stop.
As for liquor, the selection is pretty standard. A healthy amount of spirits, with a nice selection of tequilas and a good selection of wines.
The beer selection is very accommodating. Quite a few selections from craft to import. Stone, Rogue, Anderson Valley, Alesmith, Ballast Point, and Northcoast to name a few. Samuel Smith's, Young's, Fuller's and a few others represent England. Some German's, Belgians and a few other imports. A selection that everyone should be able to find something to their liking to be had. Not much in the obscure range but a few here and there.
This is a very well kept neighborhood liquor store. One that is worth checking out. It may not have the size of a Bev-mo or other liquor store but it makes up for that with having a good selection and very good service.
04-03-2004 10:36:05 |
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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | $$$$
this place has great display of selection....except selections aren't something that are allowed on the shelves in San Diego let alone at all in any retail setting...think of a certain society from Orange County. Double Retailing is illegal...no matter how good and rare the beers are. I just don't recommend being here when the IRS shows up for double taxation
11-15-2013 04:52:01 |
More by BeerProtector
11-03-2013 07:29:42 |
More by EB1
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
I went here for the first time to buy some Russian River beers and was amazed at the great selection they had. The last time I was there, they were selling Pliny for $5 but they did not include it in their special (Buy 5 get the 6th for a dime) which I thought was a little cheap and didn't go over well with another customer. The cashier was also rude about it and told him "everybody knows that beer doesn't count."
Prices are also higher here than other places. I paid $15 for a bottle of Supplication and you can get it for $13 at another local store. Overall though, they have a good selection but just expect to pay for it.
07-26-2013 01:10:48 |
More by RyanLaw
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
This store is right down the street from Pizza port. But not anywhere in their league.
The owner is a bit gruff and not exactly friendly. But there are a few guys who seem to be helpful, almost in spite of him.
This is kind of like a family liquor store/711 hyped up on steroids. Where they score big is their selection of craft brews. The have a surprisingly good selection of Great Divide yeti, Alesmith, Bruery, and even, gasp, Russian River Pliny ( but you do have to buy another beer if you buy one. So serious boo here ).
And though they do have a discount for six of more, ASK for a detailed reciept ( seems they occasionally "forget" unless prompted ).
Not much on atmosphere. But if you work fast, you can find a must-have brew here and there. Not worth hitting up unless it is in conjunction with Pizza Port. But go there second, the Port might already have it, and cheaper, too!
02-20-2012 05:26:22 |
More by CasanovaCummins
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Very nice beer place. The selection is extensive, with a quite complete local lineup, good regional offering and a scattering of national standouts, including Dogfish Head and Victory from the East Coast. The store devoted as much as half its shelf space to beer, with a long series of cold coolers on one side and room-temperature shelves on the other. Nice balance between bombers and sixpacks. Prices seem reasonable for the area and the wine and liquor selection, to the extent I studied it, seemed pretty good. A must stop if you are in town.
02-15-2012 04:52:43 |
More by Seanibus
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped by this little shop on my way back from the Pizza Port Bottle shop to grab a coke for the road.
WOW! Was I surprised when I walked in to see a very cool bottle and package lineup!
They had a driver come in and I saw a bunch of new beers coming in. The owner Ryan said they just got Laughing Dog from Idaho and RJ Rockers from South Carolina in and a bunch of other beers!
He ripped into the boxes and I was one of the first to buy the Alpha Dog Imperial IPA and RJ Rockers Black Perle Ale.
I also grabbed some Green Flash and 2 bottles of Sculpin from Ballast Point.
Nice shop huge high-end wine selection, some nice spirits as well. I'll definately come back to check this place out when I'm at the Pizza Port Bottle shop.
Keep the new stuff coming Ryan it was like Christmas!
02-01-2012 18:22:17 |
More by thebeerhound
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
underated bottle store. Great selection of the locals, displaying their complete available product lines, and harder to get Califormia beers. Plus a very good Belgian selection. Priced at the going rate, with hours much more convenient than the Pizza Port bottle shop. Head here earlier in the day for the main stock, have some beer at the Pizza plant, and then hit the Pizza Plant bottle shop. Not much in service, just a lot of choice. An unusual discount if buy 6 or 12 but they take care of it at the cash.
01-18-2012 13:29:39 |
More by Sammy
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
Visited 8.11.11 while sourcing beers for weekend tasting.
Located a few blocks from Pizza Port San Clemente in a parking lot shared with a grocery store, Texas Liquor offers what they claim to be the best craft beer selection in San Diego County. While that may be debatable, they certainly have a top notch selection, my guess is about 500 beers.
The help was pretty tied to the lone cash register, so I was left on my own to roam the narrow aisles looking for goodies. About half their craft offerings where refrigerated, with a significant amount on tall shelves opposite the cold box. While I struck out on my intended goal (Ballast Point Sculpin, evidently there was a distribution 'issue) I was able to score a bottle of Alpine Exponential Hoppiness, which while on the tres spendy side was a very pleasant surprise.
Given the funky hours of the Pizza Port Bottle Shop, the (still) closed South Bay Liquor, this is the best alternative in north county, though you should expect to spend 15-20% more than you would at Total Wines and More. However, the allure of Alpine products, more than makes up for the rather pricey offerings. Worth a stop, but after being spoiled by Beervana's bottle shops, no world beater.
08-21-2011 21:19:39 |
More by jdense
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I just moved to the area a few weeks ago and one of the things I was most excited about was the fact that I'm now walking distance to Texas. I absolutely love this place and while the selection isn't the best in San Diego, they get some fantastic stuff. The prices are average with some of the specialty beers they get coming in on the high side, but overall I'd say the prices are fair. When the buyer is there, he's great to talk to and he genuinely has a passion for beer, which is great to find. While they might not have the square footage of some of the other bottle shops in San Diego, they cram the space they do have with some good stuff, including a lot of beers I haven't found anywhere else. If you haven't checked this place out yet, I would definitely recommend it.
07-19-2011 16:43:59 |
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