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Holiday Wine Cellar
World Class based on 111 ratings
Type: Beer Store

302 W Mission Ave
Escondido, California United States 92025 [ print map ]
760 745 1200 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - Wed 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Thu - Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM; SUN 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mayor: Stuedmaster (33) | Affiliated user(s) here MarkHWC | Bottles: 1100

Holiday Wine Cellar

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Beer Available At Holiday Wine Cellar (arranged by most recent)
Double Mountain Sacre Bleu! 80, Cismontane Single Malt: Vienna , Eagle Rock Longevity , Cismontane Smokiní Santiago Scotch Ale 61, Cismontane Single Malt: Heidelberg , Boulevard Smokestack Series - Reverb Imperial Pilsner 95, Scheldebrouwerij Hop Ruiter 90, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Two Jokers Double-Wit 96, Smuttynose Homunculus 89, Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock 99, Uinta Crooked Line Sea Legs Baltic Porter 99, Eagle Rock Revolution XPA 79, Eagle Rock Unionist 50, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock 99, Logsdon Seizoen 98, Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock 100, Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale 97, HeíBrew / Cathedral Square St. Lennyís 90, Victory Old Horizontal 100, Uinta Crooked Line Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner 59
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111 reviews for Holiday Wine Cellar
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  82%
 Selection  86%
 Food  37%
 Value  77%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34  (457) Chicago, Illinois | July 3, 2014
Really shocked by these ratings as I was so let down. This is a skip. The ambiance is great, one of the nicer looking shops Iíve seen, huge coolers and a nice downstairs tasting room. There is a big cooler in the back, but its to cold you canít spend more then a couple minutes in there when you want to spend lots of time browsing. The coolers have prices and deals prominently placed, but the organization is off. Its really hard to search for beers, its not done by style or state or country, so you are just kind of left wandering around. No doubt there are a shit ton of beers here. However, thereís nothing remotely rare. Its all stuff I can find anywhere. Even when you see a brand like Midnight Sun, its all their common bottles. No Russian River, lacking in stouts. Really not getting it? I was there 15 minutes, never once asked if I needed help. Maybe I could have been directed to something interesting, but I walked away empty handed.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty  (207) Bourbon County, Minnesota | March 29, 2014
Stopped in for a quick visit after hitting up Stone. Was toward the end of a long day, so I would like to come back again. The guy at the register seemed nice enough when I had a question. Store was packed, not much aisle space to walk around. Very nice selection and quite a bit of foreign offerings.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (629) San Diego County , California | March 20, 2014
> Smaller interior packed with tough to find wine, beer, and liquor; secret bottom floor

>> Knowledgable staff, weekly tastings, a wine tasting machine downstairs, online store, mostly refrigerated beer tells me that this store is run the right way. Found tons of cool stuff: Cisco Pechish Woods, Monomoy Kriek, Logsdon, Hopfenstark, Modern Times, usual suspects, expensive Evil Twin, Mikkeller, other Norwegian and Danish imports. Liquor wise found Bruichladdich Black Art 4.1 for $330, so thereís that. Prices not so bad. Reminds me a lot of an upgraded La Bodega, the best beer store in Riverside CA. Will be coming back often as this is the best bottle shop that I know of in my area besides Texas Liquor in Carlsbad.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (158) Pennsylvania | February 19, 2014
First stop a few days ago was to check out this bottle shop close by to Stone. Medium sized beer area in the back left of the store, wine on the right, liquor filling in the front and middle and even a large cigar area on the far right of the store. I didnít even notice the back beer cooler or wine cellar until I wandered back there right before leaving. Atmosphere was pretty good, typical bottle shop feel really. Quality was pretty high all around. Nice furnishings and displays to go along with the beer glasses and beers. Service was pretty good, I was asked if I needed any help once but I was just browsing. Selection was solid all around. A few rarities sprinkled with with plenty of the typical local west coast offerings. Even more can be found in the cooler in the back so make sure you look back there as well. Prices were on par with the others in the area. Overall a really nice bottle shop, I would probably stop in again if I was going to Stone.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (674) London, England | December 13, 2013
Absolutely world class. They have an incredible range of California beers, plus lots of national brand and a very impressive selection of European stuff. The prices are very good. The guy at the check out seemed a little smug but I donít really care about that at a bottle shop, they donít offer a volume/ case discount on beers, in case you were wondering. A must-visit if you are anywhere in the vicinity (and I would go out of my way to visit).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
devman171  (149) Annapolis , Maryland | November 23, 2013
Great bottle shop, awesome beers in the coolers, though a bit hard to see the selection, they are lying on the side stacked, cool place
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA  (20) , | September 20, 2013
Amazing place for hundreds of craft beer! Military discount!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff  (192) , Sweden | August 30, 2013
Great selection of American beers, staff very friendly and helpful. Prices seem to be OK. Worth visiting.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu  (110) Florida | August 19, 2013
Very good, capable service. Choices are numerous and high in quality. Several good local beers that are more rare in other areas are available here. Not a whole lot of highly sought after, world class brews though. The space is a little tight in there, but when youíre store is busting at the seams with beer and wine, Iíd be willing to sacrifice a bit of aisle space.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1471) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 19, 2013
I used to visit this place after every trip to Stone. Pretty good selection over all and they occasionally get some brewery only release type stuff though often times you have to know someone there to get access to it. They also have some vintage stuff hidden, but again you have to know someone. Check the website and youíll see a fairly complete listing of what they have.

Service is pretty hands off but if you ask a question they are happy to answer. The walk in beer fridge is the best part of the store but they also have a downstairs section for the wine. Prices are high but thatís to be expected. Probably past due for another visit.

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