Texas Liquor | Carlsbad, California
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Texas Liquor
Excellent based on 28 ratings
Type: Beer Store

945 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, California United States 92008 [ print map ]
760 729 1836



Hours: Open at least until 11PM, maybe later


Mayor: GT2 (17) | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 600


Texas Liquor

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Beer Available At Texas Liquor (arranged by most recent)
Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout 99, Helms Hop the RIPA 53, Almanac Dark Pumpkin Sour 96, Logsdon Straffe Drieling Tripel 93, Almanac Cerise Sour Blond 92, Almanac Farmers Reserve Citrus 99, Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA 98, Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Winter) 97, Wiens Insomnia IPA 44, Ironfire Judge, Jury, and Executioner Triple IPA , Almanac Dogpatch Strawberry 97, Mikkeller Czechet Pilsner 81, Mikkeller Beer Geek BreAKfast (Alaskan Edition) 96, Evil Twin Bozo Beer 98, Almanac Farmers Reserve Pluot 99, Midnight Sun T.R.E.A.T. Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter 99, Avery Tweak (Meph Addict) 100, Hair of the Dog Adam 100, Struise Pannepot Reserva 100, Struise Svea IPA 90
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28 reviews for Texas Liquor
 Ambiance  63%
 Service  67%
 Selection  82%
 Food  30%
 Value  69%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  85%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | August 12, 2008
I stopped by during RBSG. This does not look like much on the outside, but they have an entire aisle (very narrrow) dedicated to beer. I think the selection is outstanding, and they carry lots of the west coast beers. Too bad my suitcase was not larger, because I would have walked out with much more. Regional offerings from Deschutes, Port/Lost Abbey, Alesmith, Green Flash, Bruery, Ballast Point, Firestone Walker, etc. in addition to imports. Prices are a tad on the high side (I can get stone cheaper in TN!), but I have seen worse. Worth a visit in addition to the Pizza Port shop.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
bsierra  (11) Vista, California | April 6, 2008
This place has gone under a major renovation, beautiful new shelving down the middle isle and power-sliding front door make it more like an actual grocery store. All the San Diego craft beers are very well represented and there are a vast selection of beers from throughout the US. Belgian beers are also very well represented and youíre be sure to find whatever youíre looking for from anything Wine Warehouse carries. The cooler doors are crammed full of 22ís and six pack goodies. All specialty and seasonal beers are brought into Texas liquor but youíve got to get there early because they always sell out quick. If you need anything special make sure you ask Ryan Salem (owner/operator) youíll usually find him working the register before 2pm. Ryan takes alot of pride in his store and is constantly finding new a hard to find brews that he eargerly brings into his strore. All and all this is the holiday wine cellar of Carlsbad, drop by and see what Iím talking about and Iím sure youíll be pleasantly surprized!
54
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
fordest  (62) Santee/San Diego, California | March 22, 2008
Not a bad little place. Found some stuff I hadnít had. Doesnít compare to the new bottle shop right down the street at Pizza Port, but still not bad considering.
56
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
hapjydeuce  (22) San Diego, California | March 6, 2008
From the outside, this place looks fairly ghetto, but Iíve been surprised a few times to walk in and find some good Belgian and local beers in the cooler. Most of the time, the Stone and Alesmith goodies are available and on a reliable basis. Plenty of imports (mostly Belgian) to choose from, including more expensive bottles and magnums. Most smaller bottles have to be purchased in 6 or 4 packs, which is why I prefer the individual bottle basis of Holiday Wine Cellars in Escondido. But this place does the job if your just stopping by to do some quick browsing for good SoCal beers and common Belgies.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo  (18) San Diego, California | February 9, 2008| Updated September 29, 2008
Update, 9/29/08. Holy price gouging! Every beer priced over $5 is $2 more than many other stores. Go to BevMo. For example Le Freak is $7.49 everywhere else, $9.99 at Texas Liquor. Mind your wallet!!! Went to Texas Liquor because I knew they had a good selection, and the damn PP Bottle Shop has really crappy weekday hours. Pretty good selection of local stuff GF, PP, Stone, Lost Abbey, Ballast Point, all were represented. Nothing too hard to find here though, just the usuals. Quite a few Rogue brewís as well as what I consider to be a good selection of Belgianís and Belgian Style brews. Especially if your looking for large formats (3l, magnums, etc.). Duvel in a magnum, Piraat in a magnum, among others. They have added some new shelving in the center aisle since the last time I was there, and it looks good, and holds more beer. They always have a deal going too. Buy 6 and get the 7th for a nickle.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat  (43) Concord, California | February 4, 2008
Nice selection of west coast beers as well as some decent imports. We always shop here when staying in town.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3  (352) Tempe, Arizona | September 17, 2007| Updated December 23, 2011
Original Sept 2007 rate (second rater for this place)
They have three cooler doors full of craft beer singles hailing from the west coast, points east, Belgium, Europe and elsewhere. Decent pricing too. No real surprises here so I walked out empty handed. Also a mirror like collection opposite but not in the cooler. So if it isnít in the frig check there too.

A return visit December 2011 with how they have stepped it up here really really requires a re-rate. Wow, they pull in tons of options from close by in SoCal to tasty Danish brewed treats and other odds and ends from around the globe. This is way more impressive than my 2007 visit. They still have pretty much the same size cold space but now opposite are well stocked, well organized and sharply displayed bottle options. There seemed to be harder to find bottles everywhere I looked. The guy behind the counter, owner maybe, was very nice and gracious. This is a must if youíre looking for something harder to find. This is not really the place to go to stock up as the prices are higher than elsewhere. For me Iím usually looking for new stuff so this works. Iíll be back for sure.
62
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
wetherel  (83) Encinitas, California | May 11, 2007| Updated August 2, 2007
Looks like a regular liquor store, but they have a great selection, including many Belgians and magnums and most of San Diegoís beers: Alesmith, Stone, etc. Recently expanded beer selection. Buy 6 get 1 free usually makes them about 5% lower than other places. Otherwise about 10% higher.

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