United States > California > Westlake Village
Willinator (1) California | March 22, 2009
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Visited March 5, 2009. A haven for purists. Over 500 specialty beers with very few supermarket offerings. Definitely a focus on hoppy and belgian styles, but good representation across the board. A strong selection of limited items like Consecration, Angelís Share, Pliny the Elder, Ten Fiddy, etc. They also have a homebrewer working there who is very knowledgeable. This area needed a shop like this!
BarrelRoller (10) | November 9, 2009
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
I have been living in the area for 25 years and this place is the best beer shop around period. Over 600 beers of high quality and hard to find items. If you like craft beer and are coming through this area do yourself a favor and take a look see. Beer tastings every other Thur. night which are a great way to try new beers...10x2 oz. pours for 5$!
elihapa (65) Honolulu, Hawaii | June 27, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This place is the real deal. They stock nothing but high quality craft beer, and their staff is very knowledgeable. When I went earlier this week, they had just gotten in Cuvee de Tomme and Rasputin XII, both of which were reasonably priced given the product. The interior feels a bit cramped (probably the low ceilings), but with ample room to browse one canít complain. Another important note: Wadeís Wines keeps their interior temperature closer to cellar temp (or in the 60s at least), which is a welcome change for both the beer freshness and the beer customer. I also heard they do legit tastings on thursdays. I will be back soon!
ninotchka22 (3) Oxnard, California | June 19, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely loved this place. Visited 2 weeks ago and was happily surprised with their selection. Donít forget to ask about their library, which has harder to find beers behind the counter in their tasting room. I picked up some good RRís in there. They also have over 100 beers on tap (thursday-sunday), with special tasting flights every Thursday, so definitely make a stop if you are in the area!
dukeredhair (23) California | August 31, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place is amazing. The location is AWFUL. Itís in the back fo some office park and there arenít even eny signs to get you there. Really Really Bad. BUT!!! inside is AMAZING. the staff is great there is a tasting bar with amazing wine and beer tasting flights. The selection isnít quite perfect but it is outstanding and fresh. The whiskey and tequila secitons were amazing too. Iím stopping by every time Iím in town. Really a great spot. Leave the family at home and wander for hours. all while tasting COME ON!
BelgianBeerGal (79) Panama City, Florida | December 3, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The location is a little tricky to find; on the freewayside of an office park. It reminded me of Lost Abbey in that. In complete honestly the star here is the wine but they have an interesting selection of beer. Nice that it didnít just focus on CA brews. I would recommend combining this with a trip to Ladyface about 3 miles down the road. Check their hours before going.
BMan1113VR (422) Los Angeles, California | July 10, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Truly a great little bottle shop! Should cover you for all your beer, wine and spirtits needs. Tons of scotch and brandy and tequila. Only thing I didnít see were sakes. The place has 4 different ice ciders which seems to be pretty rare for anywhere outside of Canada and the NE. Some real gems in the beer department too, stuff that is here before anyone else gets it. I will add them to the availability tab. Shop is huge, everyone their is helpful, and the beer buyer seems to know his stuff. Also a bunch of local beers I havenít seen bottled before. Easy to miss driving by though.
teamugly (17) SIMI VALLEY, California | March 26, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Ask for Jason. Lots of special & hard to find brews. Small square footage for primo selection. Special reserves in another room. Great liquor selection besides the wines. Prices very competitive.
savnac (284) Anchorage, Alaska | July 24, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Hard to find in industrial area, no sign. Once you get inside itís a whole other story. Even though the employee was more of a wine guy, he made every effort to answer questions and assist in any way he could. The selection of beers was very good. Great selection of local Cali beers, micros, and imports. If you are into wine and spirits they have an amazing selection. You may end up paying a bit more for theirs beers than some of the other competitors, but you would be lucky to find their selection anywhere else. This place carries zero mass market beers. We took beers home with us on the plane and for a charge, they gave us a great transportation container. Would definitely visit again if in the area.
Bacterial (94) Twin Cities, Minnesota | April 12, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Saw this from the freeway and decided to stop in on a Tuesday morning. Really nice selection of wine and spirits. Beer selection is pretty decent as well (ended up spending $90 pretty quickly). Was surprised to see a massive tasting room with 120 beers on tap that looked really nice, but only open Thurs-Sun. You absolutely cannot tell how nice this place is from the outside. One of the guys that worked there gave us a nice quick tour of the place - you could tell he was proud of it. My only gripe with this place is that I got no cell signal in their beer aisle, so I couldnít check ratings to help me figure out my purchases. I went to the front of the store and got 1 bar. Wireless would be nice!
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