ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | July 2, 2009| Updated September 21, 2009
I stumbled in here not during my first two years living here, but on my way through town going to San Fran two weeks ago. HOLY. LORD. Between Lone Hill and this place, you have your domestic and European bases totes covered. This place does work on things like t Smisje, Westmalle, Fantome, but also things like Cascade. First place I saw the 750s of CdT. Fair prices, especially for the location.
Huge selection, probably one of the best i have seen in LA
Tons of belgians and other euro brews - always something new to buy that I havent had. Also a good selection of west coast beers and allagash beers. People are there to help if you need it - parking is easy out front - one of the best beer stores in Los Angeles
teamugly (17) SIMI VALLEY, California | October 4, 2008| Updated March 26, 2010
Great selection, pricey....due to location.
Update: Scott helped w/ a hard to find.
Hophead22 (60) Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California | September 7, 2008
Very nice bottle shop, large selection. Nothing to write home about. Had a good selection of imports, found some Struise and a few others I rarely see. overall quite good, but not worth the 65 mile trip.
Wow, by far my favorite bottle shop ever. Think of any great beer other than the Westvelterns, and they have it. They have Milkker (7 different ones), De Dolle, Struise, Hair of the Dog, Cantillon, Rochefort, Full Alesmith, every Lost Abbey, Pizza Oirtm Ballast Point, Green Flash, every J.W. Lees, Ola Dubh, Nogne (8 different ones), Stone, amazing German and Scottish beers that I have never seen, Rodenbach and a great sour collection, Kuhnhenn, Russain River, EKU, Ølfabrikken, 3 Fonteinen, the list goes on. They have tons of Mead as well, and litterally, every style of Sake on ratebeer (trust me I have a bottle of every style). The Sake and Mead is very expensive, but the beers are reasonable. I picked up a 1998 Koshu, Cantillion Iris 2004 (haven’t had an unblended before), De Dolle Stille Nacht, a Kellerbier (which they had 6 different types of), and Struise Pannepøt. Great place, will return, could have easily bought over 200 bottles if I had the budget or the car to get all of those home.
This is the Vendome in Toluca Lake.
I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 years since anyone has rated this place. This place is BY FAR my favorite place to buy beer in LA. Selection is INCREDIBLE, their beer guy, Scotland, does a great job stocking a huge variety.
In the last few months, they have added at least 100 new beers. Great American micros, rare Belgians, obscure English and Scottish Ales. This place has stuff you won’t find ANYWHERE else in LA!!
Great store with friendly staff. A big selection of Californian micros, which was good for me, and a good looking range of German, Belgian and UK beers which is probably more exciting for local drinkers?? I bought some Stone, Alesmith, Ballast Point amongst others, and it was well worth the drive out from where I was staying, near Silver Lake.