Ledgers Liquors | Berkeley, California
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Ledgers Liquors
Excellent based on 55 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: bigericsports (7) | Bottles: 350+

Ledgers Liquors

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Beer Available At Ledgers Liquors (arranged by most recent)
101 Cider House Cactus Red , Mendocino Eye of the Hawk Select Ale 55, Dupont ForÍt Libre 96, Lebbe líAmalthťe 85, Boddingtons Pub Ale (Can) 24, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale 97, Almanac Tequila Barrel Noir 96, Sprecher Kriek Lambic 55, Stone Imperial Russian Stout 100, Lost Abbey Serpents Stout 100, New Belgium Portage Porter 96, Paulaner Salvator 93, Żywiec Porter 97, Brouwerij West 9 Belgian Tripel 69, Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter (2014+) 95, Anderson Valley Highway 128 Blood Orange Gose 91
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55 reviews for Ledgers Liquors
 Ambiance  62%
 Service  79%
 Selection  86%
 Food  40%
 Value  74%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  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  (662) Oceanside, 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
Donít 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 theyíre always fresh. They have a great selection. On the down side, itís 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  (45) 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 youíre 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 Iíve 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
asedzie  (12) San Francisco, California | January 9, 2010
My favorite neighborhood beer store. Staff is knowledgeable and very, very helpful. They will go out of their way to get you matched with the right beer/wine/liquor. Selection is always outstanding. Mind you, they donít have the best selection of beer in the bay, but pretty damn close. They work hard to get the best new releases and keep abreast of the craft brew movement, but with the mixed clientele from the surrounding South Berkeley area I am sure this canít be an entirely profitable venture. Prices are good. Iíve noticed that bombers, 750 ml bottles and other singles are .25 to .50 cheaper than, say, Whole Foods. Which may not be much, but it shows that they arenít trying to gouge the consumer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1  (41) Notown, California | January 7, 2010
nice easy to find place with a great bottle selection. things area lil mixed up, but they have plenty of goodies! some inconsistent price tags, some over priced stuff, but also some great deals on some reare finds! it was also really awesome that the guy gave me a free beer randomly íiím not gonna charge you for this oneí. i wonít argue! lol! solid selection, and good quantities of some rare stuff too. worth a trip by, itís only 5 minutes off the freeway.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59  (169) Dallas, Texas | November 18, 2009
small storefront on University with back wall of coolers and two shelves of beer, pretty disorganized and rummaged through but quite a few nice finds, close to the freeway
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | November 15, 2009
Big, dusty bottle shop with (as in the picture) huge shelves of wine and liquor bottles lining the entire area behind the registers. Huge selection of West Coast stuff (Lost Abbey, Cascade, some Alesmith, etc.) some Jolly Pumpkins, and a nice selection of Belgian / international beers (Cantillon, Struise, etc.). Highlights included the last bottle of Cascade Sang Royal (they also had bottles of the Kriek and Apricot), Cantillon Cuvee de Champions, Drakes 1500 Pale Ale (never seen it before), and bottles of the SN / DFH Life and Limb. Pricier than even BevMo!, I held off on buying certain things I knew I could find elsewhere.

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