Texas Liquor | Carlsbad, California
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Texas Liquor
Good based on 32 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 (23) | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 600


Texas Liquor

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Beer Available At Texas Liquor (arranged by most recent)
Knee Deep Lupulin River 98, Prairie Vous Francais 97, Modern Times Mount Remarkable 89, Tahoe Mountain Viejo Rojo 96, Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 99, Mikkeller Keeper American Pilsner 89, Jolly Pumpkin Saison X 97, Anchorage A Deal With The Devil Barleywine 100, Cantillon Iris 99, Prairie Apple Brandy Barrel Noir 100, Prairie Funky Gold Amarillo 99, Tahoe Mountain Higashino Farmhouse 92, Almanac Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine (2014) 97, Prairie Christmas Bomb! 98, Firestone Walker Velvet Mocha Merlin 97, Tahoe Mountain Provisions 90, Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout 99, Helms Hop the RIPA 47, Almanac Dark Pumpkin Sour 95, Logsdon Straffe Drieling Tripel 96
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32 reviews for Texas Liquor
 Ambiance  61%
 Service  66%
 Selection  82%
 Food  30%
 Value  65%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  84%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
i630  (5) California | May 3, 2010
Texas Liquor has the 2nd best selection in North County Coastal area. It is open during the day, which the PP bottle shop is not. The selection is good, and the prices are very reasonable. This is especially true if you buy a decent amount of beer. As we all know, craft beers arenít ever the cheapest. Texas usually has deals posted that give you discounts on your 7th 22oz bomber or your 11th & 12th 22oz bomber. If youíre resourceful, you can put together a nice craft brew package. The service is available, but not overly insightful. There is always plenty of parking since it is adjacent to the Albertsons. I always recommend stopping in on your way to PP, especially if youíre buying more than just a few bottles.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ  (100) San Diego, California | September 24, 2009
Pretty good place. Nice selection of beer, good quantity, maybe a few rarities here and there. They have some nice deals, but they can also be pretty $$. The staff is not very knowledgable, but if your on ratebeer you should be able to figure it out yourself. Definitely worth checking out.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
sauceyhops  (10) carlsbad, California | January 3, 2009
This place has a pretty respectable selection of brews and a somewhat knowledgeable staff. The prices are a kick to the pants though.
70
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch  (117) Washington | August 18, 2008
What I thought would be a little store with one cooler of local beers turned out to have a pretty solid selection. About 7 coolers stocked with some really nice beers and a few other shelves. The staff was nice and pointed out the new beer arrivals.
82
  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) Carlsbad, 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.

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