Plaza Market | El Monte, California
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Plaza Market
Excellent based on 7 ratings
Type: Beer Store

2400 Peck Rd
El Monte, California United States 91733 [ print map ]
626 444 4454

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Hours: Mon - Thu 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM ;Fri - Sat 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM; Sun 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Mayor: budznsudz (13) | Bottles: 2000


Plaza Market

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Beer Available At Plaza Market (arranged by most recent)
Noble Ale Works Gone To Plaid , Alaskan Smoked Porter 99, Almanac Dogpatch Sour 99, Amager Hr. Frederiksen 100, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation) 100, Mikkeller Cýít Cŗ PhÍ Bia 100, Surf County Line Rye Pale Ale 69, Mikkeller George! 100, Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt 100, Mikkeller / BrewDog / NÝgne ō Black Tokyo Horizon 99, 8 Wired Bumaye 98, Evil Twin Ashtray Heart 97, Almanac Bourbon Sour Porter 98, Hangar 24 Barrel Roll No. 03: Pugachevís Cobra - Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout 100, Stone Imperial Russian Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels 100, Firestone Walker Parabola 100, Port Brewing Hop 15 100, Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast 100, Ninkasi Spring Reign Ale 80, Victory Old Horizontal 100
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7 reviews for Plaza Market
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  77%
 Selection  87%
 Food N/A 
 Value  77%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  88%


56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
DrDrinkAll420  (6) California | July 21, 2014
Well where should i start... This is one of those places that has no idea what they are doing, just trying to make money in the beer craze, huge selection of locals and then some, Any seasonal or special release bottles you will never see as they are held for favorites or ass kissers .... If the staff would spend a minute learning about what they are trying to push rather than just get your money they might have something there.... Personally i thought with a name like Craft beer Kings you might be something but its just a huge pile of dusty old crap... Nice Refrigerators but just pain Shelf Turd Kings
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut  (110) Moving to Jax, Florida | May 17, 2014
did a ,ail order for six bottles. seemed reasonable given it was mail order. packed well. simple enough. will ise again.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop  (23) South Gate, California | January 27, 2014
I wasnít far from El Monte so I decided to make the trip. This place was easy to spot even though it looks like a typical liquor store. When I went inside, the first thing that struck me was how small this place actually is. However, they do well and I got to walk through that infamous fridge aisle. I wasnít able to find all the beers that I wanted, so I asked and they were behind the counter, which seems consist of, there rarer, new, and expensive bottles. Behind the counter they also have a storage cabinet where there hiding all there fucking walez man! Actually Iím not sure what they have in that cabinet but there hiding bottles there. Either way, I got the beers I was looking for (Prairie beers plus some locals) so I left happy. Great store but I wonít make the trip back here, since its 35 minutes from my house but if im driving on the 10 or 60 I will most likely stop by.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb  (461) Woodland, California | January 24, 2014
Web order. Site works ok. Couple beers went out while placing order, but quick refund. Extra bottle tossed in to make up for that. Super heavy packaging. Good place to get some not widely distributed So Cal beers. Highly recommended.
84
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
brokensail  (811) Orange County, California | November 24, 2013
Weird parking situation during my visit with the Anheuser-Busch truck taking up most of the parking lot. Figured it out anyway, as you can sort of park in the lot with the car wash. The store is really cramped, but they have a really good selection. The prices on all their beers are pretty standard, so they donít seem to mark things up like other stores with extensive selections. Lots of random imports and some stuff from random/obscure SoCal breweries. Really a good selection to choose from. Didnít interact too much with the staff, but they seemed pretty friendly. When I went to pay, it looked like they had some more beers behind the counter, but it was hard to see through the stickers, ads, and bullet proof glass (is that really necessary in El Monte?).
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1305) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 17, 2013| Updated November 26, 2013
Visited November 16, 2013.

Finally got in here. I mean, itís on the way to Stuffed Sandwich for me and I see that guy Moe at all the bottle shares talking up his liquor store, so it was about time that I got in here to check it out. All thoughts on Moe aside the place is pretty cool. They have a whole aisle of beer fridges (both sides) and some shelves of beer in the next aisle which are encroaching on the food stuff. From everything Iíve heard they keep some of the popular stuff in the back (like the Cantillon or the semi-legitimately sold Bruery specials) but Iím not interested in kissing ass to get a bottle of Cantillon gueuze so I didnít ask. That said, Iím sure they take care of the loyal customers. Personally I couldnít find much rhyme or reason to how things were organized but it made for an entertaining walk down through the beer section. I picked up some hoppy beers for a friend and a St Bernardus 12 for myself. They have tons of CA beers to pick from as well as a good number of imports. I love the fact that I can get all the Rocheforts here and St Bernardus in addition to a bunch of overpriced Mikkeller ticks. On that note, the prices are actually pretty good here. For most things theyíre exactly $1 less than youíd find anywhere else.

The service is pretty good. Itís a family run operation and they all go to the bottle shares and schmooze. Over all the selection was good, and it may be better if I could see what was hidden in the back (or on the shelves behind the bullet proof glass over the counter) but certainly for the area itís the best youíre going to find.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
want1DIPA  (20) , | September 21, 2013
Best craft beer bottle selection ever! Moe was great! He even threw in freebies!

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