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Reviews by EgadBananas:
3.94/5 rDev -4.4%
Aside from being a little cramped when there's a good handful of beer geeks shopping with you, the atmosphere and set up is nice. The staff is very friendly. I rarely need help, so I can't comment on knowledge, but I'd assume it's adequate. In Baton Rouge, Calandro's has the best selection. I rarely go anywhere else when in town. They also have a tendency to get things a tad before we get them here, so I'd cool to be in town and happen upon something new. Price though can be a bit pricey. For example, Mikkeller Texas Ranger was $15 a bottle there, but at my local Acquistapace, they were about $12.99. Some stuff is well priced and you can find some nice clearance stuff.
Bar none, Red Stick's best beer store.
05-18-2011 03:53:22 | More by EgadBananas
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4.15/5 rDev +0.7%
It's a locally owned grocer that has the best liquor selection in Baton Rouge. And if I'm wrong, please enlighten me. I have never accessed the aisles for groceries, so I cannot comment on variety/selection/pricing of goods. However, the staff is always pleasant and the liquor selection is well organized. Prices vary, depending on type of alcohol, obviously.
However, like previously stated, you will be hard pressed to find a better selection of wine, beer, liquor, spirits, mixers, etc. anywhere else in the Baton Rouge area.
07-15-2014 15:37:13 | More by esanchlsu
4.21/5 rDev +2.2%
If you're looking for the widest beer selection in Baton Rouge, Calandro's offers a good selection of American craft as well as plenty of Belgian, German, English, and other imports. They offer plenty of 12 and 11.2 ounce single bottles for sale as well as plenty of bombers. If it's not at Calandro's, you could probably find it at Matherne's on Highland and take care of most of your beer shopping in Baton Rouge. This place also gets plenty of special releases.
The staff on that end of the store are willing to answer questions here. They do try the beer and will give you their opinions on it. In addition, if they do know when they will be getting special selections, they do tell you. This place is a bit more expensive than some other stops in Baton Rouge, but it's one of the best places to stop for beer in the city.
07-31-2012 19:14:16 | More by acevenom
4.22/5 rDev +2.4%
I stopped at several beer stores while in BR and this one was the best I found. Big selection, most available as singles. Lots of Belgians, Euros, German, etc. Mikkeller, Jolly Pumpkin, Fort Collins, Boulder, Bear Republic,Stone, etc as well as a plethera of locals, I recommend NOLA, quite good IMHO. They also had one of my favorite session beers, Full sail Amber. As service goes there was a guy in the area and we talked but his knowledge was limited. I actually recommended a few beers to him based on what he said he liked.
12-17-2011 06:47:12 | More by arkansastroy
4.28/5 rDev +3.9%
I always drop by Callandro's when I'm in town to get my MINI Cooper serviced. The store has great food, especially the sandwiches at the deli. For $7.99, you can get a huge po-boy, dressed for take-out.
The beer section is on the left side of the store. There's a small refrigerated section, but most are warm. Lot of Belgians and U.S. craft beers. Bring a six-pack container (or three) with you so you can fill with singles. They do have small boxes for take out.
Prices are reasonable. Beers come in 12 oz and bomber sizes. All the Louisiana crafts like Abita, Bayou Teche and Heinerbrau.
Callandro's is clean, very serviceable; clerks are helpful. The beer manager works with 12 distributors and can probably get hard-to-find stuff if you request it.
Easy in, easy out. Simply a great grocery, beer and wine store.
08-27-2011 14:29:54 | More by brewskifan55
4/5 rDev -2.9%
Nice supermarket with a very nice beer selection. Not sure how it compares to other stores in Baton Rouge, but it has a lot of beer we don't get in Texas. The employee in the beer section was very knowledgeable and said he could order things that were not on the shelves. Some of the beer highlights were beers from Jolly Pumpkin, Amager and Nogne O. They also had a lot of beers from Shmaltz (both Coney Island and He'Brew) as well as a few surprises from breweries such as Fort Collins and Stevens Point (had no idea they were distributed this far southeast). The store also has a full selection of spirits - root beer schnapps anyone? - as well as a huge selection of Louisiana hot sauces. A store I will definitely visit again in the future.
12-27-2010 03:49:34 | More by Mora2000
4.55/5 rDev +10.4%
In an unassuming local supermarket lies a treasure trove of beers. Belgians, european session beers, german lagers, and some interesting wheats. Worth the stop, even though the Andrea/Perkins intersection may be the worst, most horribly designed intersection in LA. They have several great stops in NOLA and lafayette, but Calandro's has some the others don't. In LA, you got to go to several places to get the feel of whats available.
I did not have to ask anyone for service, but there was someone in the area moving stuff around.
08-24-2010 00:40:45 | More by scurvy311
4/5 rDev -2.9%
Went in here with my girlfriend to get some beer I couldn't get in vt. For being in the south this place has a good selection! I was able to find evertything from Anita including their seasonal and limited bombers, I got a fewwest coast beers I've never heard of as well as a new Zealand beer which I'm hoping is good. I also found a st. Bernardus gift pack with all four of their beers and a real nice chalice from them. Really nice place very clean an neat as well as a lot of high end food, best place I've seen in baton rouge.
03-12-2010 01:21:42 | More by kingcrowing
Calandro's Supermarket in Baton Rouge, LA
91 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.