Visited Feb 16, 2013 on my way back from SF Beer Week.
All three liquor stores listed here for this town are at the same intersection. Two of them are questionable but this one was worth listing here. He’s got probably five doors of decent beers including a couple that you wont see outside of the mountains (Indian Wells and Mamoth).
Prices were about on par with other places, service was quiet and didnt say much but friendly enough when I did talk to him, and there is plenty of parking.
If you live in the area I guess there isnt much else for beer, except the "brewery" down the way and maybe the BBQ joint on the other side of town.
This is a liquor store crossed with a convenience store like most liquor stores these days. Not sure if food is rateable but they do have lots and lots of snacks. Might have to rate their selection of beef jerky and chips.
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
(Visited 12/2011): It is my understanding that this beer store used to be Howard’s Market. It is located in a shopping plaza on the corner of Tucker and 202. There is a decent size private lot.
The interior is pretty cramped and the beer is in the back both in coolers and on shelves. Decent selection of regional breweries like Kern River, Bootleggers, Alaskan, Stone and Lagunitas. Some gems like Stone VE from years ago and Deschutes Abyss(!). Some imports as well.
Service is a little better than the convenience store look would have led me to expect. The guy behind the counter has always been friendly and willing and able to talk beer.
Overall this is a solid stop to grab some regional goodies.