San Roque Market and Liquors | Santa Barbara, California
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San Roque Market and Liquors
Good based on 12 ratings
Type: Beer Store

3014 State St
Santa Barbara, California United States 93105 [ print map ]
805 687 4717

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San Roque Market and Liquors

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12 reviews for San Roque Market and Liquors
 Ambiance  55%
 Service  66%
 Selection  76%
 Food N/A 
 Value  67%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  74%
Rating Distribution

burpfrank  (4) carpinteria, California | August 23, 2006
If you park in back you will most likely be greeting with wafts of cigarette smoke ,as the workers take turns going out back to smoke.Just a liqour store,but a good selection of booze!They have most of the beers you would be looking for,except the rare ones,but you never know.Good wines and hard liqour choices as well.I havenít found anyhthing else in Santa barbara that has near as many beers to choose from.I frequent this place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen  (67) Salinas, California | April 27, 2009
Not bad at all. Had Levuds Batch No. 1, good Belgians, decent CA craft selection (No RR, Lost Abbey) but you donít have to have them to have a good selection.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Torontoblue  (43) Edmonton, Alberta | February 7, 2012
Good selection of local, California & US ales, along with a large selection from Belgium. Everything is refrigerated and appeared to be stocked in styles. Some of the pricing looked a little high, but I believe this is typical for Santa Barbara (?) Also appeared to be a good selection of liquor too but I was to busy with the beer. As an out of towner everything was írareí to me. Everything also appeared to be fresh; no dusty or cloudy bottles, clean labels etc. Was there for a good 20 minutes trying to decide what to buy. Walked out with 12 bottles of goodness. Would visit again if ever in the area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Thrillhouse35  (37) California | September 30, 2013
Crowded liquor store that is easy to miss if youíre not paying attention. Best selection in the area by a long ways carrying all the local releases from Fig Mtn, Firestone, Tapit and Telegraph among other good brews from the west coast. Prices are higher than other beer rich places, but not alarmingly high.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 4, 2013
Visited November 3, 2013.

I expected parking to be a royal pain because the first time I passed it on State St there was nothing to be seen. Making a u-turn in Santa Barbara isnít easy either. When I came back a spot in the 15 minute parking area had just opened up though. Inside is your typical liquor store with stuff piled to the ceiling. This one focuses entirely on alcohol though, with out a lot of the other stuff you find in convenience stores. The beers are in the fridges on the left side of the store and in those fridges are some pretty good beers. I mean, itís not like youíre going to find cases of Pliny or cases of Scharbeekse Kriek sitting around but theyíll have plenty of Firestone, AleSmith, Bear Republic, Green Flash, etc. I was mildly surprised to see Black Racer IPA and Racer X in the fridge as I havenít seen them anywhere else lately. Not sure if this is a new batch or these are leftover from the last batch. I was also surprised to see bottles from Barrelhouse Brewing in Paso Robles (I didnít even know they were bottling anything yet). Prices were a bit high and the clerk was very pleasant and asked if I needed any help. I might come back for some bottles if in the area again and looking to buy some bottles. Actually, this is probably better than the Bevmo about 150 feet to the west.
OldMrCrow  (81) Seattle, Washington | July 14, 2006
While San Roque Market may not be the motherlode of Southern California craft beers that Iíd hoped to find somewhere in Santa Barbara, their selection is far better than anything else Iíve found in town. They carry quite a decent selection of Belgian beers, and a fair number of unusual Californian microbrews as well. The service was friendly and helpful and willing to let me split up sixpacks of some local session beers so that I could try those as well. Thanks!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail  (1170) San Leandro, California | April 27, 2012
Walking in you see that almost all of the beer is in coolers--very nice. Some good offerings from CA and a few gems from out of the country. They still had some FW anniversary left as well, but at $25 a bottle. I picked up one and left the other two for someone else. The service was friendly, but nothing out of the ordinary. I sort of like to not be bugged in these situations, but appreciate a hello and a smile. The only downer is that the beers are a bit on the expensive side, probably about 10%-20% higher than usual (on average). Still, you donít have all that much choice when it comes to beer in SB.
BMan1113VR  (422) Los Angeles, California | July 12, 2008| Updated May 28, 2012
Very good liquor selection. They also sell hookia if you want. I spoke with the owner about the selection and he siad that he had to special order everything as Santa Barbra doesnít get any of the good stuff. A pretty solid Belgian selection, including some stuff I hadnít seen before. A nice selection of lambics (including several fruit, several gueuze, a faro and an unblended). What was missing was a lot of the top California Micros (No Alesmith, Lost Abbey/Pizza Port or russian river). They did have a full line of Stone, Moylans, and Marin, as well as two of the telegraph beers. Pretty good for Santa Barbra. I bought a nice French Cider.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | February 17, 2012
Gas station convenience store feel. Nice selection. Almost all refrigerated with stuff like Drakeís Drakonic, FW Abacus/Sucuba, FW15, lots of bombers of the local Santa Barbara breweries that werenít stocked at the BevMo! down the road. Worth dropping by to peruse. I picked up a few bombers of unrated local stuff.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
mkade8883  (28) Chicago, Illinois | March 26, 2010
Small liquor store off upper State in Santa Barbara. Unfortunately, the selection in town massively sucks. San Roque and KnB fight it out to be the best place to buy beer in town. There isnít really any rare stuff but they have a real solid selection of Belgian, German and Cali beers. Poorly organized, though.

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