Standard Bev Mo selection although perhaps a bit smaller than most other locations. They donít carry anything special other than special releases by Firestone and Sierra Nevada. If in the area I prefer browsing at San Roque Market about a block away from here.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This must be new. Notable karma whores have been to the San Roque market less than a block away and the Trader Joes about 1 block south on De La Vina but not here. Itís also noteworthy to mention that they have a good sized parking lot that goes around the building, so parking doesnít have to be the nightmare that it often is in Santa Barbara.
The store itself is a bit smaller than your average Bevmo but still obviously a big chain store. The beer section is one and a half aisles. This was my first 2013 Anchor OSA sighting of the year. The rest of what they have is the usual California stuff like Firestone, Bear Republic, Anchor, and Sierra Nevada along side the regular imports like Unibroue, Rochefort, and Duvel. Itís good that there is a place to get some of the more popular beers all in one place but if youíre a ticker or just beer nerd youíll quickly get bored with this place. Prices are reasonable as is the service.
Almost forgot to mention that they do get the Firestone specials (currently Velvet Merkin).
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20