A large retail space that actually feels a little empty once inside. They have a strong selection of California craft beers, as expected, along with the usual, widely distributed German and Belgian offerings. Itís nice that a decent amount of beer is cold in the fridge space. Their liquor selection is also strong, but their imported wine is very weak, especially with regards to French wines.
Been visiting since 2007 or so and not much has changed. Same setup, mostly the same selection (which is a bad thing), and same service. It used to be that they were one of the few places that got Russian River (got some batch 2 and 3 Supplication here as well as some Temptation) but now they get none. I think it has more to do with them not staying on top of the beer stuff. Total Wine just down the way gets it so why cant these guys? The beer they do get doesnt move all that fast which is both good and bad. Good if youíre looking for something that sold out everywhere else but bad for freshness. I dont drink much wine or liquor so I cant comment on that.
Service is usually friendly enough but they dont go out of their way to help you nor do they really know anything about the beer.
GT (672) Oceanside, California | December 31, 2012
Yes this is the one not in Botswana. Out in a strip mall that looks semi abandoned in Upland. Why am I over here? Store is massive, lots of hard to find Scotch, Champagne, other liquor. Beer selection is large, though probably 1/2 imports and about 1/4 California locals. Lots of fridged six packs but still many IPAs unfridged. Found Bruery, Alesmith, Lost Coast Guard Left Coast, North Coast, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Firestone Walker, Napa Smith, Big Sky, Heretic, Laughing Dog. Nothing I havenít seen before. Big selection, nothing special, but $5 bombers of Port Old Viscosity! Best beer there was $12 Speedway Stout.
Large warehouse space in a little shopping center in Upland. Beer is mostly kept out on the shelves, but there are some coolers in the back (most of the beer in them is BMC stuff, though). Pretty large selection, decent prices for the most part. They also have really good liquor, wine, etc. selections.
One of the better liquor stores in the Upland area for selection. California, plus some Belgians. They will ship to other states like NH. Individual bottles only - 22oz and 750ml, they do not allow splitting 12oz 6-paks, their loss, I would have bought more.
Lotís of "good" beers to choose from, but few "great" ones. Maybe if I were looking for a keg Iíd consider this place. But the worst part is that the vast majority of the bottled brew is stored at room temperature.
Liquorama is a pretty cool place. They have a pretty good selection. More rare stuff than Bevmo sometimes, it really depends on when you go in. I was there the other day and they had some Mirror Mirror that just came in which was cool. The people that work there are pretty nice as well.