This is by far the best place I have found to buy beer in the area. It has a kinda warehouse vibe, in the middle of an industrial park. Beer selection is a little small...What they DO HAVE is worthy! Found the entire selection of Moylans, Marin, Stone, lots of Russian River, and others from the city! Also great Belgian & German selection as well. Very welcoming. Lots of wine!
They carry a variety of styrofoam fine shippers at resonable prices. Best find on my trip to SF.
Great bottle shop! Got some good Mikkeller Brews, Russian River, and so many others! Loved looking through everything! They have room temp stock and some cold. Great service, even though we went in 10 minutes before they closed, they were still friendly!
They have a great selection of local/regional beers: Russian River, Deschutes, Alaskan, Firestone Walker, Marin, 21st Amendment, etc. Prices are very reasonable. Met the beer mgr; enjoyed the conversation we had about craft beers. Was a little bummed that they ran out of a few beers but overall happy about my purchases. Will definitely go visit this place next year.
joet (103) Santa Rosa, California | April 17, 2006| Updated May 18, 2008
Bottle Barn is the best bottle shop I’ve found north of San Francisco. Besides a tremendous selection, there is plenty of refrigerator space. Lots of glassware and special bottles. I only docked points for not getting more of the super rarities. Otherwise the lineup is very solid and almost on par with Lenders in Berkeley. It far surpasses Bev Mo in both selection and prices.
Beer Nirvana. This is a great, great store. They have tons of stuff, including many hard to find beers. I picked up some Hair of the Dog beers, as well as tons of Moylans Hopsickle, IIPA, Santa Cruz IPA, Drakes, Lagunitas. They have a lot of great belgians too. If you like Wine, they have rows and rows and rows of wine. This store is like a bigger, better BevMo.
ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | February 21, 2010
Pretty competent bottle shop that certainly holds its own in NorCal. Really fresh stiff from Oregon, of course RR, and a solid import shelf. Wish they were more into beer, but wine country is called that for a reason.
Located in a somewhat industrial style area, it looks a little out of place for a liquor store. Warehouse style ambiance with somewhat tight isles. Relatively good selection of beers and really cheap prices. RR beers were cheaper here than at the brewery. The staff was helpful and even scored me some stuff they didn’t have on the floor. Somewhat small beer selection though.
Another spot to check out in the Russian River area. I’d heard great things about this place, so I made sure to make a stop before heading over to the RR Brewpub.
They had a great selection of west coast and CA beers, like you would expect. They had quite a bit of FW13, Deschutes special releases (including allowing me to take home a case of Abyss). The selection of beers from other parts of the US was quite good too, especially some DFH beers that we don’t often see out here in CA.
The service was not bad, but you need to take the initiative if you need some help. This isn’t a problem for me, and something I generally prefer when it comes to beer shopping.
The prices are also great, at least a dollar or two less than other retailers (Mirror Mirror for example, was $10.50 instead of the usual $13).