Bristol Farms - Newport Beach

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer  (64) Florida | June 24, 2009
Pretty good selection. As mentioned below all the beers are kept in the fridge, but the selection of singles was definitely not as large as their selection of duces and 6 packs.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 2/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock  (507) , England | March 13, 2014
Visited on 12th March 2014. As others have mentioned, this is a high end food and drinks supermarket. Everything is well laid out, neat and tidy. It wreaks of money, with some of the prices frightening me, even basic food items and regular beers seemed exceedingly expensive. I chose some brews that I thought were decent value but didnít buy anything that was íon my listí of beers I wanted to try while in California (Alesmith, etc). Nice to see how the other half live, but Iíll not be visiting this store again unless I win the Lottery (twice).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
brokensail  (1295) Dublin, California | May 31, 2013
Upscale grocery store in an upscale area. One section of bottles, all refrigerated. Mostly six packs, but some single large format bottles as well. Pretty standard selection for the most part, but a couple interesting finds. They have a good liquor selection, too.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan  (335) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | February 4, 2008
Rating for the Rancho Mirage location just outside of Palm Springs. Just as the above Tour Guideís comments say, this is a high-end supermarket with a built-in pre-prepared food area and wine/beer shop. Pricey compared to some wholesalers or warehouse style stores, but not nearly as pricey as Vino-100 in nearby Cathedral City. There are probably 100-120 bottles here with fair representation of both the global market and the U.S. micros. The best part is that everything can be purchased as singles, no problem. Itís nice to walk in and be able to cherry-pick the beers you really want without having to pay for full 6-packs or worry about getting hasseled for breaking 6-packs.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk  (40) Lynnwood, Washington | February 27, 2004
Bristol Farms is one of my favorite stops when heading back from Los Angeles. They do sell by the single, but as John mentioned, they are slightly pricier than the competiton. Beers range usually from most local micros to a few well known Belgians. Once again, beware the organic hippy crowds. A good place to find a hidden gem though!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
JohnC  (163) Mission Viejo, California | January 12, 2004
Bristol Farms has a very good selection of US (mainly west coast) micros. They are Pricey, however. At the location near my house, the staff was reasonable knowledgeable about beer and all beer was kept in a fridge.

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