K&L Wine Merchants | Redwood City, California
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K&L Wine Merchants
Excellent based on 15 ratings
Type: Beer Store

3005 El Camino Real
Redwood City, California United States 94061 [ print map ]
650 364 8544

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Hours: M-F: 10-7pm, Sat: 9-7pm, Sun: 10-6pm


Mayor: bytemesis (68) | Bottles: 200


K&L Wine Merchants

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Beer Available At K&L Wine Merchants (arranged by most recent)
New Belgium / Three Floyds Lips Of Faith - Grštzer Ale 87, Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Quitte 90, Noble Ale Works Nelson Showers 98, Tahoe Mountain Recolte du Bois - Peach 96, Green Flash Hop Head Red (2014-) 96, Evil Twin Femme Fatale Kabosu 95, Speakeasy Syndicate No. 2 93, Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine (2014) 98, Firestone Walker Double DBA 99, Noble Ale Works Galaxy Showers , Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout 99, Oskar Blues Old Chub 97, Les Trois Mousquetaires S.S. Kellerbier 91, Prairie Artisan Ales Cherry Funk 91, Stone 18th Anniversary Golden Brown IPA 95, Noble Ale Works Tongue Tickles 93, Almanac Cerise Sour Blond 93, Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello (Lemon Cello) IPA 93, NÝgne ō / Mikkeller / Brewdog Horizon Tokyo Black 100, Mikkeller El Celler de Can Roca 93
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15 reviews for K&L Wine Merchants
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  84%
 Selection  84%
 Food N/A 
 Value  76%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  90%
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76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau  (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | August 3, 2014
A very nice selection of beer on the whole. I was looking for some Almanac Farmerís Reserves and found them, as well as a surprise Heater Allen Pils, which blew my mind. The crowd is obnoxious wine snobbery and the staff was more or less useless to me. Prices are a nip high, but the selection is worth the visit.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol  (158) Pennsylvania | February 17, 2014
Our first stop on the way down to SD. Actually heard about this place for the wine but not the beer, glad we made the stop to check it out. Tons of wine all over the place, it is a wine merchant after all. People milling around looking at different bottles, quite laid back. Quality was really high, as you would expect from a high end wine store. Service was good. I was asked once if I needed help, I didnít tho, and the guy at the counter was nice to talk to as he rang us up. Selection was a little small compared to some of the other shops I have stopped at over the last two weeks but it made up for it with quality. I was able to pick up a limited Belgian I had been searching for as well as a new sour from Drakeís that sounds awesome, canít wait to try it. Prices were a bit up and down but mostly they were all really well priced. Overall a great wine shop that has some awesome beers hiding in the back corner. Definitely worth the side trip to check out.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson  (200) Enfield, New Hampshire | January 22, 2014
This place has everything. Itís slightly better than the SOMA Whole foods but not as good as City beer or healthy spirits. Obviously a general liquor store that has beer. Worth a visit as youíll be surprised what you find.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1427) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 1, 2013
Visited several times over the years, most recently in June 2013.

This is probably one of the better beer stores in the bay area for a number of reasons including that theyíre not right off the freeway (so things donít sell out quite so fast) and that they can ship to any of their locations. Itís a decently large store that is 95% wine but there are a half a dozen fridges full of beer. The first time I went in there they had a bunch of the (then new) 3 Fonteinen Hommage. I stupidly scrolled past it assuming it would be everywhere. Well it was, for about a week and then it was gone forever. Ugh. Live and learn I guess. They also get a ton of random stuff that you donít see anywhere else, mostly obscure imports. In my more naive days I grabbed a few Italian imports that were all very mediocre and over priced. My complaints about this place include the somewhat limited selection (I know 200 is a lot but there are always things that I want that I canít find here) and that only one person there knows anything about the beer. Itís been a few months since Iíve been in, probably time for another visit.

Almost forgot to mention: prices are kind of high.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Gmac60  (1) , | October 4, 2013
Lots of help if needed. Good coverage for beer choices and varieties from around the USA. Different wines and single bottle alcohols not found in other stores as well, Iíll make this a regular stop !
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis  (400) Sunnyvale, California | August 2, 2012| Updated June 28, 2014
Selection is not huge, but is certainly high impact, and about half of it is in coolers. Finally picked up some Hair of the Dog. Staff is friendly and knowledgable. Updated review - their website is their best feature. Inventory updated in near real time, and you can purchase online for hold at the store (or shipping to certain states). This has become my real go-to source in the bay area, with the biggest downfall being that their limited space means that they just donít pick up some obvious beers that are distroíed here. Otherwise, exceptional! Prices are a bit high, but I am happy to pay for the convenience of online shopping and in-store pickup. Be aware that, because of their online sales, some of the "hotter" beers never make it on the physical shelves.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs  (150) Livermore, California | July 4, 2012
Another great bay area beer store! Itís a bit out of the way for me, but I make a special effort to come here at least a couple times a year. They always seem to have something that I donít see anywhere else even though the selection is pretty small. The stuff they do have is obviously thoughtfully picked out. The rest of the store is pretty large with a great selection of wine and spirits. They seemed to have quite a few people working there and they all seemed very happy to be there and asked me if I needed help several times. This was a big plus. Definitely stop by if youíre in the area.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (884) Orange County, California | April 27, 2012
I stopped in here after hearing such great things about the store and being in the area for the weekend. The store is definitely focused on wine, as it takes up the vast majority store. The beer section is just a few cooler doors. While the beer section is small, there are certainly some great offerings. I had a hard time limiting myself to the rather impressive purchases I made (easily could have spent much more money). Offerings from Drie Fonteinen, HaandBryggeriet, Cantillon, Valley, and plenty of other great breweries. The prices are pretty much standard, and while some items are pricey (like Drie Fonteinen Schaarbeekse Kriek at $40 for a 750), they are reasonable for the most part. I would easily recommend this place to anyone and I would definitely stop in again.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve  (83) SF Bay Area, California | February 21, 2012
Good selection of beers and other spirits. Nice ambiance for a liquor store as well.
92
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
ElGaucho  (230) Minnetonka, Minnesota | December 2, 2011
Visited this place the day before Thanksgiving 2011 and they were doing a brisk business. First thing I noticed about their beer selection is that there is no packaged beer available (eg. no 6 or 12 packs, ect.). However, what this store provides is a rich variety of single bottles (almost all refrigerated) that you wont find anywhere else. And, their beer manager is extremely knowledgeable and helpful in directing you to beers you want to try. He turned me onto some beers from a couple of small local brewers Iíd never heard of (Almanac, High Water). Although wine takes up the majority of the store, K&L still has the best beer selection Iíve ever seen in the area.

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