United States > California > Westlake Village
Bacterial (67) Twin Cities, Minnesota | April 12, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Saw this from the freeway and decided to stop in on a Tuesday morning. Really nice selection of wine and spirits. Beer selection is pretty decent as well (ended up spending $90 pretty quickly). Was surprised to see a massive tasting room with 120 beers on tap that looked really nice, but only open Thurs-Sun. You absolutely cannot tell how nice this place is from the outside. One of the guys that worked there gave us a nice quick tour of the place - you could tell he was proud of it. My only gripe with this place is that I got no cell signal in their beer aisle, so I couldnít check ratings to help me figure out my purchases. I went to the front of the store and got 1 bar. Wireless would be nice!
t0rin0 (1427) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 24, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited September 22, 2013.
Iíd heard a lot about this place, mostly from bman, that the selection is awesome and that I have to visit. The funny thing is that itís right between Ladyface (where Iíve been a dozen times) and LAB (where Iíve been several times) and I never realized that it was there. Itís also hard to find from the street. Itís in the back of an industrial complex and there are no signs visible from the street. Inside is very large for a liquor store. Wine takes up about 80% of the store but in the back is a whole aisle of beer, half of which is refrigerated and the other half not. The selection is pretty impressive. Tons of California made beers, many of which from places that Iíve been to but had no idea were bottling. I also saw a ton of Mikkeller bottles on the shelf. Just this one aisle is enough to keep you busy for a while. Prices were a bit high but not too far out of line. All the employees were extremely nice too. I will return.
ninotchka22 (3) Oxnard, California | June 19, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely loved this place. Visited 2 weeks ago and was happily surprised with their selection. Donít forget to ask about their library, which has harder to find beers behind the counter in their tasting room. I picked up some good RRís in there. They also have over 100 beers on tap (thursday-sunday), with special tasting flights every Thursday, so definitely make a stop if you are in the area!
bytemesis (400) Sunnyvale, California | February 5, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
OK, first, agreed. It is hard to find. Just trust your GPS. There are no signs, and it is in back so you canít see much of anything but an office park from the road. But it is worth it. They have a pretty amazing scotch selection as well, BTW. Beer is in the back, some in coolers, some on shelves. No real .rar whalez, but a lot of good shit, including some stuff (like Mephistopheles) that I did not even know was distributed in California. Prices are a bit all over; some things are very reasonable, others a little high. Lots of Belgians and locals, everything else is a little spottier. I am just bummed that I got there on a Tuesday and the Sundowner was closed; that looks awesome as well!
dukeredhair (23) California | August 31, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place is amazing. The location is AWFUL. Itís in the back fo some office park and there arenít even eny signs to get you there. Really Really Bad. BUT!!! inside is AMAZING. the staff is great there is a tasting bar with amazing wine and beer tasting flights. The selection isnít quite perfect but it is outstanding and fresh. The whiskey and tequila secitons were amazing too. Iím stopping by every time Iím in town. Really a great spot. Leave the family at home and wander for hours. all while tasting COME ON!
brokensail (884) Orange County, California | August 15, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of hard to find. Itís all the way in the back of a business park. The store seems to be much more focused on wine, but definitely a nice beer selection. Service was very helpful and friendly, prices were good as well. Unfortunately the tasting bar was closed.
BelgianBeerGal (74) Panama City, Florida | December 3, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The location is a little tricky to find; on the freewayside of an office park. It reminded me of Lost Abbey in that. In complete honestly the star here is the wine but they have an interesting selection of beer. Nice that it didnít just focus on CA brews. I would recommend combining this with a trip to Ladyface about 3 miles down the road. Check their hours before going.
teamugly (17) SIMI VALLEY, California | March 26, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Ask for Jason. Lots of special & hard to find brews. Small square footage for primo selection. Special reserves in another room. Great liquor selection besides the wines. Prices very competitive.
BarrelRoller (10) | November 9, 2009
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
I have been living in the area for 25 years and this place is the best beer shop around period. Over 600 beers of high quality and hard to find items. If you like craft beer and are coming through this area do yourself a favor and take a look see. Beer tastings every other Thur. night which are a great way to try new beers...10x2 oz. pours for 5$!
msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | August 8, 2009| Updated April 22, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome little store. Especially for LA. Hard to find but I like that. Has a nice smell to it. No macros just high quality micros and nice selection of europian brews. I picked up 2 Alesmith Decadence, RR Temptation, Ballast Point Black Marlin, Hair of the Dog Fred & RR PtE, HOTD Ruth, and a Leviathan Barley Wine. They also had Consencration and Cuvee De Tomme 750ís which I have not seen anywhere else in LA. Even picked up a 12 bottle styro shipper for $6. Great little store with good service. They even had a beer tasting while I was there. Cheers to small stores like this who bring in twice the good beer the BevMoís do.
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