Beverages and More (BevMo!) - Burbank

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
t0rin0  (1515) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 25, 2013
Visited November 24, 2013.

This is actually my second stop here. I stopped once long ago to pick up some crazy bastard named Getkrunkhoe to go down to SD and hit up Toronado for their first anniversary party. I spent 13 hours driving that day. It was a memorial day and I had to first drive out to drop off some resumes, then drive from La Verne to Burbank to pick this clown up, then down to Orange to pick up my brother (while stopping at McMaster on the way for some parts for a school project), then all the way to SD. After the night it was back to Orange then back to Burbank (actually Sunland to drop him off at home), then back to La Verne. Yeah. That sucked. Also, I canít remember but that may have been the day that I drove to the Bruery (right around their 1st anniversary) to pick up all my barrel aged Papier bottles. So based on the fact that I had already sat in 4 hours of holiday traffic I was kind of irritated by this point and wanted to give this place a low score for having a lame selection but back then I wasnít rating places quite so diligently.

Yesterday was a different experience though I did have to fight with all the Mercedes SUVs in the parking lot to find a spot. It turns out that there are some 20 minute Bevmo-only spots right in front if you know what you want and arenít there for the beer tasting. Even if you donít know what you want there isnít a ton to pick from. They have one set of shelves (both sides) dedicated to beer and a couple of fridge doors. One side of those shelves is all the same import stuff that every Bevmo has (the lame UK stuff and the same 30 Belgians and Germans) and some CA stuff that you can get anywhere (Stone, AleSmith, Ballast Point, etc). Even for Bevmo standards this is pretty unimaginative. Prices are reasonable if not good. Service was non-existent though I did spot at least three employees, two of which were on break.

Bevmo is Bevmo but if you hate malls as much as I do avoid this place. .
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate  (184) Portland (Sellhood), Oregon | May 19, 2013
Not too far from my hotel. The non-refrigerated bottle selection was pretty good; however, the refrigerated selection just plain sucked. I found a few beers in these parts that I canít find in Seattle, so that was the saving grace. The store was your typical corporate-run operation. Itís in a fairly busy shopping center. Plus, on my walk back to the Marriott, I spotted a 24 Hour Fitness; now, I can exercise and drink, just need the fiancťe to complete the circle. Again, this store will satisfy you in a pinch, but donít expect anything mind-blowing. Price wise, I havenít figured out what is reasonable in California, but when compared to the prices I pay in Seattle, it seemed equivalent, maybe even a touch more expensive. Cheers.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick  (823) Columbus, Ohio | June 19, 2012
(Visited 12/2011): This Bevmo! location is in Burbank right off the 5 on Victory Pl in the shopping plaza. They have a parking lot next to the store. The inside is similar to other locations. The beer is located on shelves on the left side of the store. Beers are segmented regionally (USA and then by import country/region). Several hundred bottles are available with a lot of West coast breweries represented like Alesmith, Stone, Rogue, Bear Republic, Lagunitas plus many of the smaller microbreweries like Drakeís and Bootleggers. Service is pretty typical for a store like this. I was greeted and asked if I was looking for anything in particular, and checkout was friendly. Overall this location didnít quite stack up to others but it is hard not to walk out without a box full of beer regardless. Worth stopping for beer lovers in Burbank.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81  (74) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | May 2, 2012
Was in the area to get something for my flight home that night, and decided to stop in here to check out the famous BevMo!. The beer section was on the left side of the store. There were racks in the aisles with various sixpacks and cases. They had a massive selection of local brews, as well as a good selection of the nationally available ones. I would compare this to our local Total Wines, but I think this has a better selection. The prices were standard for the area. Man, how I wish NC liquor laws would allow us to have stores like this. On the far right of the store there was even a nice selection of glassware available. Cool store.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
berad54  (20) Sunland, California | September 25, 2010
Itís good to have this place nearby, but it seems to be the lamest Bevmo in the LA area in terms of beer. They will order stiff in but Iíd rather just drive across the valley or over the hill instead of waiting for stuff to arrive. I like browsing and selecting from a big bunch of bottles more than doing it on the website. 52, but I go all the time :-(
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
ajm  (202) Los Angeles, California | March 16, 2009
Used to work right by here, so I have done some business here, but can say with authority that I wouldnít make a special trip. If on the East side, go to Stuffed Sandwich or Ramirez Kegs. If on the West, go to Bev Warehouse. If stuck centrally, go to the BevMo on Santa Monica and La Brea. If anywhere else, get to a Whole Foods and hope for the best.

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