Ledgers Liquors | Berkeley, California
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Ledgers Liquors
Excellent based on 49 ratings
Type: Beer Store

1399 University Ave
Berkeley, California United States 94702 [ print map ]
510 540 9243


Hours: Tues. - Sat 10am-8pm (9pm Fri), Closed Sun & Mon

Mayor: ineedbeer (3) | Bottles: 350+

Ledgers Liquors

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Beer Available At Ledgers Liquors (arranged by most recent)
Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter (2014+) 95, Anderson Valley Highway 128 Blood Orange Gose 92, Lagunitas NightTime Ale 99, St. Florian’s California Common Lager 55, Hillas 7, Bison Saison de Wench 53, Drakes Hopocalypse DIPA (White Label) 99, Russian River Framboise for a Cure 2011 - 2012 100, High Water Pom Cherry Bomb 70, Schönramer Original Altbayrisch Dunkel 69, Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel 88, Nikšićko Pivo 9, Orion Premium Draft Beer 9
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49 reviews for Ledgers Liquors
 Ambiance  62%
 Service  79%
 Selection  85%
 Food  40%
 Value  75%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Eltes  (6) , Sweden | July 28, 2014
As most others have stated, doesn’t look like much from the outside, but is definitely worth a visit. Selections is really good. One of the few places that regularly gets bottles of Pliny and Blind Pig. Not a lot of rarer stuff, but a very solid selection of regular brews from allover. If you’re foreign, remember to bring your passport, they won’t accept anything else... Good prices.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore  (45) California | June 1, 2014
Let me start off by saying I love small beer stores but absolutely have not been impressed with any stores in the Bay Area. While City Beer has its advantages, driving into the city sucks any way you look at it and the vibe there is just too cramped in my opinion. In comes Ledger’s Liquors. While this is in a fairly decent part of town, this store looks to be like just another run down liquor store from the outside...WRONG! When one approaches closer there is a wide variety of glassware in the window. As I started to peruse the isles of beer I absolutely loved how things weren’t very organized but there was enough room for them to be spread out. This lead to a treasure hunt for beer and I ended up finding some gems. What was also amazing was that every 6 pack I saw could be broken up into singles (and there were quite a few). I hate it when expensive six packs can be broken up but the common or cheap ones usually can’t at normal stores, there is no such problem here. I found 4 Russian River Brews here as well as a good selection of Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, etc etc. While the selection wasn’t mindblowing, it was great for the Bay Area. The prices weren’t all that bad. From other reviews I was expecting this place to be super expensive but it seems to only be a matter of a buck or two here and there off from bevmo and I would much rather give ledgers my business. After I paid and was about to leave I remembered that I wanted a bottle of water so I went up to the counter and took my wallet out only to have the owner tell me not to worry about it and to enjoy the beer. Great service, awesome vibe, this place is hard to beat.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (933) Orange County, California | January 3, 2014
The selection here is top notch. Kind of a dusty old liquor store, but certainly some gems and obscurities to be had. Much of the beer is out on the shelves, but they have quite a few cooler doors as well. Tons of liquor available also. The service was sort of non-existent during my visit, but that was mostly due to a hyperdemanding customer asking a million questions. Really solid prices on the beers, very competitive if not cheaper than many places. If you’re willing to peruse the "warm" shelves, you can very well find some interesting new beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
oRos  (14) sacramento, California | February 5, 2013| Updated February 7, 2013
Made a quick stop in for first time. Place had a grungy feel. Had a nice selection of Belgium beers and American. Nice mixture of cold and shelved beers. Found some old bottles.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
aleph  (24) , | April 5, 2012
Have witnessed the paranoia of the staff in regards to "proper identification" and whatnot but it still cannot deter me from their extensive offering of alcohols. A strong international selection, haphazardly arranged for the customer... just awesome. Also, if you like whiskey or wine, you might be in the store for a really long time. GREAT prices.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
GT2  (620) San Diego County , California | February 7, 2011
Very glad we made to stop out here. A very nice beer and wine store with a great selection: Russian River, Lost Abbey, Alesmith, Fantome, 3 Fonteinen, Deschutes. Had cases of Abyss and new RR Santification bottles. Very nice selection of old Fantome Saison and Fantome Noel if you are looking for them. Pretty awesome place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
madvermin  (3) California | January 22, 2011| Updated January 26, 2011
Don’t let the shady environs, initially paranoid Indian guy, and disorganization get to you - this is a great beer store. Good selection of Russian river, along with limited releases from locals like firestone walker. I picked up hoptimum there, and they also have a great selection of Deschutes and Colorado beers. Tougher to find east coast stuff, but you cant have everything I guess. Lots of glassware too. Prices are reasonable, similar to those at Berkeley bowl west. This is your local spot if you go to Berkeley. UPDATE: My roommate tried buying beer there, as he turned 21 in December. He was told his license had expired and therefore his id must be a fake. Ten minutes of arguing + paperwork for his temporary license until he gets a new license yielded no results. These guys are flat out paranoid, so build a good rapport early if you can.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
mkade8883  (28) Chicago, Illinois | October 13, 2010| Updated November 3, 2010
Fortunately, Ledgers is two blocks from where I live. They are pretty much the only place around to carry Pliny and Blind Pig, and they’re always fresh. They have a great selection. On the down side, it’s poorly organized, not everything is refridgerated (including some stuff that should be) and it sometimes feels like a garage sale. The selection, however, makes it worth it. After having been noticed as a regular, the two guys who work there (really the only two) are very helpful and generally nice dudes.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
mrmartin  (43) New York, New York | September 7, 2010
Great selection. Friendly service. This is a large convenience store, not well organized but with a number of interesting beers at good prices. I was stoked to find a case of Jever on the cheap and they had 3 different types of Polish bison grass vodka as well.
CampesinoTino  (71) Seattle, Washington | January 12, 2010| Updated February 4, 2010
I ended up here because it was on the list of retailers that carried Russian River brews and I was very impressed by the selection of microbrews. If you’re OK with the layers of dust on everything and a somewhat disorganized beer section, this is a great place to hunt for rare brews. This is the first place in the Bay Area where I’ve been able to find AleSmith Beer and some of the less common Stone beers. Great selection of German and Belgian beer as well. Definitely the place to go for craft beer in Berkeley.

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