Holiday Wine Cellar

302 W Mission Ave
Escondido, California United States 92025
bottle shop  4.85/5.0 116 reviews
Mon - Wed 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Thu - Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM; SUN 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Mayor: BeerandBlues2 (26) | Affiliated user(s) here MarkHWC | Bottles: 1100
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Beers At Holiday Wine Cellar

NameABVEntered
De Garde Vache de Mer5.9%11/17/2017
Founders Imperial Stout10.5%11/15/2017
Allagash Pick Your Own6%10/29/2017
Prairie Apricot Funk6.3%10/29/2017
De Garde Imperial Hose5.7%10/21/2017
Sho Chiku Bai (Pine Bamboo Plum) Yuki Nigori White Peach10%10/17/2017
Nagaragawa Sparkling Nigori Sake17.5%10/17/2017
Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'Hiver10.2%10/15/2017
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva - Port10%10/15/2017
Libertine Summer Breeze - Peaches & Raspberries6.5%10/14/2017
Marz Jungle Boogie5.4%10/14/2017
El Segundo / Alvarado Street Sidekicks7.2%10/14/2017
Allagash Uncommon Crow7.1%9/10/2017
Stillwater MoneyTree$4.6%8/12/2017
Prairie Pe-Kan11.5%6/24/2017
Kern River River Buddy5.6%6/22/2017
Oze No Yukidoke IPA5%5/26/2017
Fantôme / Arizona Wilderness Desert Ghost7%5/21/2017
Beachwood Blendery Come In Grape, Your Time Is Up (Muscat)8.5%5/21/2017
Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Barrel Aged Lemon Cello IPA 10.2%5/21/2017
Tusk & Grain Barrel Blend No. 0212.94%5/19/2017
Malka Keha (Stout)6%5/19/2017
Libertine Stocking Stuffer7%5/18/2017
El Gobernador Sidra Natural6%5/18/2017
Bärentöter - German Sour Gose Bock6.6%5/18/2017
Beachwood Blendery Careful With That Fruit Salad, Eugene6.8%5/18/2017
Jopen / Del Ducato Coastal Gose4.5%5/18/2017
Way Sour Me Not Acerola4%5/18/2017
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Brewmaster's Grand Cru Blend (2016)11.9%5/9/2017
Insurgente Brown Ale5.5%4/29/2017
Prairie 4th Anniversary6.5%4/26/2017
Blackberry Farm / Fullsteam Daily Miel6.3%4/25/2017
Meadiocrity Foundation12.5%4/12/2017
Sidra Avalon5.5%4/8/2017
Bronto Brew Pure Bronto12%4/3/2017
Philippe Daufresne Poiré4%4/3/2017
Blackberry Farm Classic Saison6.3%3/7/2017
Brouwerij West Earth That Was6%3/7/2017
Cyonmage Alt5%2/21/2017
Twisted Manzanita Serenity Barleywine - Whiskey Barrel12%2/19/2017
High Water Boom Boom Out Gose The Lights7.3%2/19/2017
Stillwater / Casita Cerveceria On Fleek13%2/18/2017
De Garde Petit Blanc7.1%2/15/2017
Clown Shoes Hammer of the Beast11.75%1/20/2017
Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #8 (Number of the Beast)13.7%1/13/2017
Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout5.3%1/13/2017
Russian River Consecration10%12/18/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce  (22) Carlsbad, California | March 6, 2008
Now this is the place to go for beer geeks in North San Diego County. I live in Carlsbad and this place is always my go-to for hard to find beers. They have an extensive selection of local, but primarily imported beers. Rarities occasionally make an appearance, such as limited release Lost Abbey beers, and recently Deschutes Abyss was available. Classic Belgian ales are usually there, with Rochefort 10’s constantly in the lineup. Huge wine selection, of course, if thats your thing. Old place that feels very quaint. The walk-in ’fridge in the rear sometimes houses hidden gems as well. Helpful staff that will answer any beer / stocking questions you have. Worth the drive inland for sure.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
mcberko  (1084) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 16, 2017
Awesome bottle shop, with a massive selection of beers. When you walk in, there is a great selection of beers in the far left of the store; but an even better selection in the "beer cave" in the back, so don’t miss that! Very friendly service, only too happy to make recommendations and chat about beer. A great place to do some bottle shopping.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
wombat23  (57) Texas | February 2, 2017
Visited 6/29/2016. Great beer selection. Service was decent. The walk-in cooler is a must - a lot of good stuff in there.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77  (461) Reno, Nevada | August 20, 2015
dingy shop on the outside...beervana on the inside. don’t forget the walk in cooler. good spirits selection as well, as well as tastings and events.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Marheb  (383) San Diego, California | June 23, 2015
Un leadership hors pair, des employés courtois et connaisseurs et une sélection complète autant pour la bière que les vins et spiritueux. Une impressionnante voute se cache au sous-sol près d’une mignonne salle de dégustation.Un must dans la bande nord de S.D.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2  (1056) Escondido, California | May 1, 2015| Updated August 9, 2015
This gem is tucked neatly in Escondido just off Highway 78 with easy access. Unassuming at first, this dark store boasts a large high quality beer, wine, and spirits selection, each one seemingly individually picked for placement on the shelf or in the cooler. I was able to find several things here that I have yet to find in SD. This store is legit and the staff are ever ready to assist.
54
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
chibuck  (588) Chicago, Illinois | July 3, 2014
Really shocked by these ratings as I was so let down. This is a skip. The ambiance is great, one of the nicer looking shops I’ve seen, huge coolers and a nice downstairs tasting room. There is a big cooler in the back, but its to cold you can’t spend more then a couple minutes in there when you want to spend lots of time browsing. The coolers have prices and deals prominently placed, but the organization is off. Its really hard to search for beers, its not done by style or state or country, so you are just kind of left wandering around. No doubt there are a shit ton of beers here. However, there’s nothing remotely rare. Its all stuff I can find anywhere. Even when you see a brand like Midnight Sun, its all their common bottles. No Russian River, lacking in stouts. Really not getting it? I was there 15 minutes, never once asked if I needed help. Maybe I could have been directed to something interesting, but I walked away empty handed.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty  (244) Bourbon County, Minnesota | March 29, 2014
Stopped in for a quick visit after hitting up Stone. Was toward the end of a long day, so I would like to come back again. The guy at the register seemed nice enough when I had a question. Store was packed, not much aisle space to walk around. Very nice selection and quite a bit of foreign offerings.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GT  (672) San Diego, California | March 20, 2014
> Smaller interior packed with tough to find wine, beer, and liquor; secret bottom floor

>> Knowledgable staff, weekly tastings, a wine tasting machine downstairs, online store, mostly refrigerated beer tells me that this store is run the right way. Found tons of cool stuff: Cisco Pechish Woods, Monomoy Kriek, Logsdon, Hopfenstark, Modern Times, usual suspects, expensive Evil Twin, Mikkeller, other Norwegian and Danish imports. Liquor wise found Bruichladdich Black Art 4.1 for $330, so there’s that. Prices not so bad. Reminds me a lot of an upgraded La Bodega, the best beer store in Riverside CA. Will be coming back often as this is the best bottle shop that I know of in my area besides Texas Liquor in Carlsbad.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (159) Pennsylvania | February 19, 2014
First stop a few days ago was to check out this bottle shop close by to Stone. Medium sized beer area in the back left of the store, wine on the right, liquor filling in the front and middle and even a large cigar area on the far right of the store. I didn’t even notice the back beer cooler or wine cellar until I wandered back there right before leaving. Atmosphere was pretty good, typical bottle shop feel really. Quality was pretty high all around. Nice furnishings and displays to go along with the beer glasses and beers. Service was pretty good, I was asked if I needed any help once but I was just browsing. Selection was solid all around. A few rarities sprinkled with with plenty of the typical local west coast offerings. Even more can be found in the cooler in the back so make sure you look back there as well. Prices were on par with the others in the area. Overall a really nice bottle shop, I would probably stop in again if I was going to Stone.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (1044) London, England | December 13, 2013
Absolutely world class. They have an incredible range of California beers, plus lots of national brand and a very impressive selection of European stuff. The prices are very good. The guy at the check out seemed a little smug but I don’t really care about that at a bottle shop, they don’t offer a volume/ case discount on beers, in case you were wondering. A must-visit if you are anywhere in the vicinity (and I would go out of my way to visit).

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