I was initially concerned as I turned onto Ogle (from Orange) to see what appeared to be a residential area. I almost missed the place at first, but was able to slow down and make it into the parking lot.
I walked in through the main entrance to see quite the expanse of cigars, wines, and spirits. I was (again) a bit confused until I looked to my right to see a hallway were I could see some cooler doors and a walk-in cooler through a hallway.
The initial confusion was quickly replaced with a feeling of elation. There are about 6-8 cooler doors and a substantial pile of cases to the left of the doorway. Next to/behind the cooler doors is a large walk-in cooler where there is even more good stuff.
Lots of, well, just about everything. Plenty of German beers, a pretty good selection of Belgians, as well as other imports such as Mikkeller and Nogne-O. All the usual suspects from CA and the west coast, and quite a few you donít usually see (most notably Kern River, Mammoth, and Caldera). Plenty of stuff from DFH, Flying Dog, New Belgium, HotD, Russian River, The Bruery, Stone, Deschutes, North Coast, and more (too many to name).
I wish I had more money to spend here because I could have easily bought a few cases full of beer (I went conservative and only bought one case worth).
This place is huge, typical bevmo type ambiance. The beer selection is extensive, but I didnít see anything super rare. The scotch and wine selection is also very good. Definitely worth a drive to check it out if you are in LA
This place is the shit. All their beer is in walk in cooler. Singles available. Tons of local brews including tons of Alesmith, Russian River, Lost Abbey, and Alpine. Had Deliverance for $16 which was $8 cheaper then Hollingshead. Another must stop in the OC.
There is no better beer store in SoCal. None! This place is huge and has tones of wine and liquor but the beer room - a big walk in filled to the gills is amazing.
If they donít have it, good luck finding it.
Decent pricing, easy parking. A++
JK81 (39) California | July 17, 2010| Updated August 6, 2011
this place is nice, has everthing, but they tend to run out spcial releases quick, that is the only bad side, must stop if you are in the area
WOW this is a drinkers mecca any thing and every thing you would ever want to drink is here add the staff who are freindly and know what they are talking about. easy to get carried away. they have a great walkin with beer from all over the world stuff you donít find any were else canít say enough good things about this place.
One of the greatest liquor stores in Southern California. Along with all the regulars and a great keg selection, This locations has plenty of Stone, Alesmith, Lost Abbey, Russian River, Hair of the Dog, and a great Belgian selection. Really just about everything you were looking for stored cold.This is also the best location for caviar in Orange County (to accompany your Imperial Stout of course).
Everytime I go to SoCal, if Iím in the area I stop by Hi-Times. The wife loves their tequila and I could spend an hour perusing thru the walk-in cooler looking (and freezing) thru everything they have. A really nice selection, prices are pretty decent and they allow you to break up a sixer (for a price). If you are near Huntington Beach, or anywhere else in Orange County itís a must stop.