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!
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.
Very respectable import and domestic craft selections. Prices on the imports were higher than I’ve seen elsewhere, but it’s not in the cheapest location real-estate wise, so that’s understandable to an extent. Definitely worth stopping if you’re nearby.
When I lived here I worked at Universal Studio and this was right next to there. i would stop here always to get my beer, whiskey, and cigar needs. I miss that kind of one stop shopping here in NY that is 3 stops. Anyways there was a guy there named Scotland who knew a shitload about whiskey and beer my two favorite topics. they had lots of good beer indeed. I remember first beer i bought here was Victory Storm King.
You just can’t leave all of those great beers in an unrefrigerated fluorescent lit room!!!
I do appreciate the depth and breadth of the selection and the thoroughness of the offerings but when I see Alpine IPA’s sitting on a shelf it makes me not want to buy stuff here.
Love the tastings that they do and the staff is very cool.
Can’t say anything bad about this place. Great selection with Alesmith, Lost Abbey, and Port Brewing to name a few. After filling up a case full of singles I got a 10% discount which saved me $18 overall. The guy behind the counter (the owner perhaps) was super friendly and very helpful. Gotta stop back here before I leave CA!
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.
Average size store. Made the drive from Agoura Hills expecting a great store and was a little disapointed. They did have a nice selection of imports and local brews but they were missing a lot of other regional brews I thought were going to be there. No Alesmith Summer Yulesmith or Pliney the Elder but they did have Winter Yulesmith which was wierd. I picked up RR Temptation, Anderson Valley 20th Anniv, Roots Organic Woody IPA, and Alesmith X. They did have GI BCS which I thought was pretty crazy. I thought Wade’s Wines was the better store. Just was not worth the drive for me.
steview (21) Petaluma, California | July 11, 2009| Updated July 17, 2009
This Vendome is in Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, which is about seven to eight miles from Koreatown - in traffic, about 35 minutes of driving in either direction. I guess this is where all the northern L.A. guys and gals get their brews! It blows anything else away if you’re like me just a tad northwest of downtown. BevMo in Hollywood isn’t better than this store and this Vendome location actually has its own convenient and free parking lot. LOTS of quality selection. Its own bar-like tasting area. Glassware. Cigars. And so on. It’s worth the drive. This Vendome location would even be a good competitor in San Diego county. (But I’m still looking for another Pizza Port Bottle Shop...)
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.