United States > California > Beverly Hills
GT2 (620) San Diego County , California | July 22, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome staff here, annoying customers though. One asshole literally parked his nasty Mercedes G-Wagon diagonal in front of the store taking up the only two handicap spots in the small parking lot. Thankfully though, this store caters to some hardcore beer nerds. Found tons of the new De Molen H&V Bourbon BA, Logsdon and Upright saisons, Haand rarities including their black and white label sours, even Natt from Norway which makes some of the best imperial porters in the world. Iíve never seen that beer before in the US. Also found some of the new Stone w00tstout (limit x2 per customer). Really just a stunning selection that left me running in circles deciding what to buy. Awesome bottle shop. The beer buyer here knows his stuff and was very friendly and helpful. Boss.
bootsjohn (28) Texas | December 10, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Made an out-of-the-way drive to visit after posting on RB boards looking for RR sours, and Long (Vendomebh1) reached out to me to help me on my quest.
Long provided excellent service both via email and in person. We had an awesome conversation in-store when I swung by one evening. He thanked me for driving out of my way and hooked me up with some RR sours although theyíre out of season and off shelves in most places.
Selection was very good, featuring a number of things I didnít expect, including Cismontane goodies and lots of Bruery and Firestone beers. International craft selection was impressive, too. Several lambics and delicious Belgians I donít often find.
If youíre heading to LA, contact Long (again, username: Vendomebh1) and make the drive into Beverly Hills. Youíll see lots of nice cars and a lovely wall of beer.
ajm (192) Los Angeles, California | July 17, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
When I popped my head in, the selection was only slightly above average. Great ambiance, attentive service. A few Stone, Lost Abbey, one Mission when I went in, very many British and German beers. Not bad, not amazing.
steview (20) San Francisco, California | July 9, 2009| Updated September 3, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
(See my rating for the Toluca Lake location.) Friendly staff, neat little carpet floors, lots of wine, liquor, etc. It has its own little parking lot, which is convenient. Anyway, thereís not much for those who want finer selection in beers.
BMan1113VR (379) Los Angeles, California | December 18, 2008| Updated May 9, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went in there the other day. Not as good as the Vendome in Toluca Lake by a long shot, but better than your average store. They do have the base La Face Neige Ice Cider, which is a rarity in California, but it is expensive and 36 dollars for a 375ml. They also have a deli in the back. There beer selection does not look as though it gets much visiting from beer geeks, they still have plenty of Stone Cali Belgique on the shelves. Selection has a couple things you will not see anywhere else, but nothing mind blowing at all. Score: 66.
Re-rate: Selection has been gradually improving over the last few years, and in the last 3 or 4 months it is gotten extremely good (to the point where it is becoming one of the best stores to shop at in West LA). Although the selection is still smaller than the Touluca Lake store, it is more concise and I feel probably gets a bit better turnover. Long seems to be doing a good job getting in some rarities. He may or may not have a few things hidden away in the back (always good to ask). All in all this place keeps getting better and better. Deli isnít bad to eat at either.
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