This place is quite far from where I live but on a trip to the valley, I planned a visit on the way back. I’m so glad I did. The selection of beer is amazing! The have everything organized beautifully. It seems like they have everything separated by country and then by brewery, which is the way I prefer it. But they also have some stuff by style. Service was excellent. I was there around midday so I had the whole store to myself most of the time. The guy who was there working let me roam the isles until I decided on what I was taking home, but did tell me that if I needed anything to let him know. Great place with tons to choose from and a must stop if you’re in the area.
Visited last week. Great selection of beers. After walking around for a few minutes I was assisted by Mike, who’s responsible for the beer section. We had a nice talk and he made some good recommendations. Very good selection, top notch service, reasonable prices. Great store!
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.
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.
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.
Best beer store in Valley hands down!
Alpine, Mikeller, Brewdog, Port, list goes on and on.
I can’t go in there and spend less than $100.
Go on Saturdays for the beer tastings, they are fun and a good value.
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!!
One of the most diverse beer selections I have ever seen. I spent over hour in here and still am sure I missed some awesome beer. I just wish I had more room in my bags so I could have bought more. Prices were reasonable and staff was very helpful.