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Holiday Wine Cellar
World Class based on 113 ratings
Type: Beer Store

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

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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 (34) | Affiliated user(s) here MarkHWC | Bottles: 1100


Holiday Wine Cellar

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Beer Available At Holiday Wine Cellar (arranged by most recent)
Oceanside Ale Works American Strong Ale 99, Iron Fist Hired Hand 79, Anchorage Anadromous Belgian Black Bier 97, Midnight Sun 2009 Crew Brews: Brewtality 99, Brew Rebellion Chris Martin Símore Porter with Habanero , 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 94, Scheldebrouwerij Hop Ruiter 89, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Two Jokers Double-Wit 95, Smuttynose Homunculus 87, Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock 99, Uinta Crooked Line Sea Legs Baltic Porter 98, Eagle Rock Revolution XPA 79, Eagle Rock Unionist 50, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock 99, Logsdon Seizoen 97
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113 reviews for Holiday Wine Cellar
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  82%
 Selection  86%
 Food  37%
 Value  78%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
fordest  (62) Santee/San Diego, California | November 13, 2005
Lots and lots of great stuff here. Pizza Port, and Belgian and European and ... Well, Everything. If I canít get it here, I canít get it in San Diego.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Sickboy282  (9) San Diego, California | October 19, 2005
This is the only place in san diego that gets beer that no other liqour store can get. whether it be fantome, bris bon bon or chocolat to pizza port brews 2 bucks cheaper than the brewery, this is the place to go. The amount of beers they have isnít jaw dropping, but what they get is. Also for winoís and scotch whores or any specialty liqours, this place is the best in san diego. The employees also know about there stuff,
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Vac  (38) San Diego, California | September 13, 2005| Updated January 2, 2007
Great store with a great selection...by far the best in San Diego They definitely have some rareties and if you ask them they might bring something good out from the back for you. There prices are great...often times you can get beer from them for cheeper than you can at the brewery.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar  (142) Columbia, Maryland | August 6, 2005
Pretty nice selection, with a few rarities, including Pizza Port stuff. In fact I think this is the only place to get PP beers other than at the brewpub. They also turn out to be a lot cheaper here too. The staff was helpful in locating the latest batch of Mother of All Beers that had just come in.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
BigBastard  (16) L.A., California | August 4, 2005
A beer lovers dream store. So many hard to find brews in one place will boggle your mind the first time you walk in. The staff are friendly and knowledeable too. Great place.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn  (25) San Diego (Mira Mesa), California | June 25, 2005| Updated September 17, 2006
HWC probably has the best selections in San Diego County, with reasonable prices to boot. They donít have them any more, but I have scored a westvleteren 12, a Stone 5th Anniversary IPA, a 1997 J.W. Lees Harvest Ale as well as a few other rare treasures at Holiday Wine Cellar. Knowledgable staff well trained by their BEER man Justin, who has hooked me up in the past. They have all of the locals...AleSmith, Stone, Pizza Port, Ballast Point, Green Flash and other SoCal brewers.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
giarcsr  (16) San Diego, California | June 18, 2005
I love this place. It has the best beer selection in San Diego County. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful. Some the beers that have been recommended to me by the staff have been excellent. So they know there stuff. The beer selection is a lot of local microís and a good deal of Belgain and European beers as well. Also, the selection changes quite a bit as well with new beers being added all the time. If your looking for something special, the staff can probably get it for you. Also, from time to time youíll come across some gems that you wouldnít expect to see. I recently got a Stone Russian Imperial from 2001 for the regular price it would normally sell for and I picked up a bottle of Alesmith Horny Devil from 2002 a while back as well. Itís well worth the drive to get out there.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones  (29) Orange, California | June 13, 2005
Small but well run store. Staff was knowledgable. One of the few places that carries Pizza Port bottles.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101  (75) Newark, California | June 12, 2005
Nice selection of beers. Perhaps not as good a selection as Hi Times. But I can always find 3 or 4 beers I havenít seen before and Hi Times did NOT have. Good selection of Belgian and English beers. Good selection of singles for Cal and Pac NW micros.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17  (324) Woodland, California | April 9, 2005
I was really excited about this place before I got there. They have lots of singles and belgians, but nothing that really blew me away. Perhaps Iíve been spoiled by Town and Country/Premier, but I only found 1 beer here that really interested me (Doggie Claws). They have a few West Coast beers that arent distriubted out east, but a lot of the beers I can get up the road in Mass.

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