United States > California > Berkeley
bhensonb (502) Woodland, California | August 31, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
It is legendary. I drive 70 miles every 3 or 4 months. I usually find 15 to 20 excellent ales that I have never had before. Long may this continue.
illidurit (20) San Francisco, California | January 27, 2008| Updated February 16, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Ledgerís is a must-go place for me whenever I visit friends in Berkeley. Their selection is really quite amazing, with 3 aisles of unrefrigerated beer shelves along with almost a full wall of beer in cooler windows.
I always find a big selection of Hair of the Dog, Drakeís, and Moylanís, along with lots of other Norcal micros. They usually have some Russian River too. San Diego area beers often have a hard time getting up here to Norcal but the owners have been known to travel down there and bring beer back for resale. Port Brewing and Stone are usually on the shelves, but I havenít seen any AleSmith here.
Belgians are also well-accounted for. Plenty of Cantillon, Fantome, Drie Fonteinen, and St Bernardus, as well as some more obscure stuff. The unrefrigerated shelves are disorganized and a delight to search through for hidden gems.
Service is good. If the owners are there you can strike up a good beer conversation because they know their stuff. Friendly and helpful.
Prices are a bit higher than aver
mrmartin (43) New York, New York | September 7, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
AgentSteve (83) SF Bay Area, California | November 11, 2007| Updated April 24, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This is your typical, all in one liquor store with the best and biggest import & craft brew section I have ever seen. Ed behind the counter was knowledgeable and suggested one that I had never heard of, and it was a 4.5 rating for me. I could spend hours here!
oRos (14) sacramento, California | February 5, 2013| Updated February 7, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mwsf (3) San Francisco, California | January 25, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Best selection in the Bay Area, although not in the same realm as a Hi-Time Wine, Johnís Marketplace, Bottleworks, etc. Very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended.
ajm (192) Los Angeles, California | June 23, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice place. I love when liquor stores have their own dedicated parking lots. Lots of shelves, especially for liquor. I get the feeling that spirits are the star here. Felt a little understocked on NorCal items (Lag, Moylans, missing a Drakes or two, Bear Republic, etc.). But they sure did have 3/4 Russian River Barrel Aged series just laying around like paperweights.
brokensail (1012) Orange County, California | January 3, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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 youíre willing to peruse the "warm" shelves, you can very well find some interesting new beers.
marcus (179) Sacramento, California | February 17, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I have been shopping here for years. Ed keeps a good stock of both foreign and domestic beers and the prices are quite reasonable. There is usually a good selection of available Russian River brews, as well as Belgian imports, and an occasional rare beer gem.
Hophead22 (60) Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California | September 22, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad little place. The guy working realy knew his stuff, got alot of good info from him. Real good selection, albeit a bit disorganized. pretty good prices as well. Found a couple of things I hadnít found anywhere else. Top notch.
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