Ramirez Liquor & Kegs Delivery
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
1.48/5 rDev -64.4%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | $$$
This store was a dissapointment. The lay out is very cramped and the security guard makes you feel very uncomfortable with a "hurry up and buy" attitude. With that said had I not felt the over bearing feeling to leave the establishment I could of took my time and realize the ipa I purchased was 7 months old so that just shows they don't rotate their inventory so u might buy some very old product. How can 7month old be considered "quality"? How can the atmosphere be good when I didn't feel welcome? Get over yourself, your not the only rodeo in town
11-20-2013 04:02:23 | More by kr15
4.44/5 rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I wouldn't have visited this place had it not been for BA reviews. Like what others have said, from the outside, it looks like any other ordinary liquor store. However, once you enter, you'll see the tremendous selection of tequila they carry behind the counter on the wall. That's the first eye catcher.
Then, when you proceed towards the back of the store you'll see 19 coolers full of BMC, craft, and imports. However, the hidden gems are generally found sitting on metal shelves in front of the coolers. Although they are not refrigerated, they are stored away from sunlight. I've gotten my share of Founders, Duck-Rabbit, Central Waters, and Bell's brews from the shelves. In California, you know they are not easy to find anymore, even at those so-called specialty shops. Since they are out-of-market beers, they will be marked up. However, I welcome the choice to try these beers, even at a premium. If I'm only interested in one bottle to try out, it's much more convenient to buy at Ramirez than to trade for it. If I like it, then I'll definitely trade to acquire more.
The other day, I was perusing the metal shelves when Alex came by and introduced himself. We chatted for awhile, and I continued my search. Few minutes later, he came out with some stuff from Bell's and asked if any of them interested me. One of the bottle was Two Hearted Ale which I haven't had yet, so I grabbed that one with a smile, and thanked him.
I've been to local Total Wine, Walnut Liquorette, etc., but I seem to find the really good stuff (by California standards) here. Last time, I bought a bottle of Founders Breakfast Stout which was really tasty.
I try to visit Ramirez Liquor once or twice a month, and it's always a treat because you never know if they're going to have something special that day.
They will be opening another store in Pico Rivera soon. Alex told me they will have more beer and a better selection there since they will have more interior space. Can't wait to visit the new store.
01-14-2013 05:44:56 | More by mrcraft
Ramirez Liquor & Kegs Delivery in Los Angeles, CA
92 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.