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 | $$$
This store was a dissapointment. The lay out is very cramped and the security guard makes you feel very uncomfortable with a "hurry up and buy" attitude. With that said had I not felt the over bearing feeling to leave the establishment I could of took my time and realize the ipa I purchased was 7 months old so that just shows they don't rotate their inventory so u might buy some very old product. How can 7month old be considered "quality"? How can the atmosphere be good when I didn't feel welcome? Get over yourself, your not the only rodeo in town
11-20-2013 04:02:23 | More by kr15
3.39/5 rDev -18.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
Been here 3 or 4 times. Little convenience store that has good liqour and craft beer. The beers here are a good selection, many German and Belgian imports that I cant find elsewhere in LA. I question how long some of their beers have been sitting in their coolers, though. Some of their beer is pricier than elsewhere in the city, sometime 2-3$ more expensive, but at least they get some of the rarer stuff that you cant find anyplace. I found Pliny the Elder here first before they had it anyplace else. My complaints are that the beer there could have been in the cooler for years for all I know and also they have some security guards there that are kinds shady and its also in a somewhat shady neighborhood, so be weary.
04-10-2011 04:13:15 | More by keithmurray
3.6/5 rDev -13.5%
quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited on 02/25/08.
Dodgy Boyle Heights neighborhood. Ambiance was typical liquor store, with displays of impossibly hot chicks enticing one to buy this or that liquor. Pretty good selection of craft beers, though nothing like the rare (to the west coast) beers found at Walnut Liquorette or Lone Hill Liquor.
One staff member was enthusiastically discussing Stone Beers (I think) with a customer in Spanish. They also have Stone T shirts for sale for $15.00 each. I couldn't find one I liked in a size I could wear, though. Oh, well...
I picked up a couple of bottles: one I had never seen before and one I hadn't seen in at least a year.
Overall, probably not worth the trip unless you're within a few blocks of the place. I'd rather drive 30+ miles to Walnut or Glendora than 8 miles here. Still, you can do a LOT worse on almost any corner in the greater LA area.
03-10-2008 22:40:56 | More by charlzm
3.94/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Came down on a recent trip to San Diego, stopped by this place for a little break and to see what I could find.
Going past the MASSIVE amounts of tequila (seriously, bring your tequila friends here for their fix), head to the back coolers - lots of different beers to be found here. I was looking for some Hangar 24 for a friend and found it right away. Also able to pick up some Stone IRS, saving myself the trip down Citracado Way. Beyond that, took a lot of restraint not to buy much more. Several beer giants are represented here - Port, DFH, Stone, Mikkeller, Avery, Allagash, etc.
Wish the service was a little better, but the cashier was helpful and recommended some good food in the area as well. Friendly people, well worth a stop
06-21-2011 00:37:00 | More by Gambac
4/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Whoa. I mean, whoa.
From the outside, Ramirez Liquor looks like the kind of place where you'd just find caguamas of Sol, cans of Steel Reserve, and five-year old beef jerky sticks.
When you get inside, however, it's an entirely different world. To your left a towering wall, twenty feet by thirty feet, every inch filled with Tequila. Bottles from 15 dollars to 300, if you can name it, they'll have it. Worth a visit just to see some of the absolutely gorgeous hand-painted bottles.
You're here for the beer, though.
On the right hand side, wrapping around the joint, is case after case of excellent beer, specializing in Belgian and German producers. Every thing is kept cold, and the beers I've bought so far have been in tip-top condition.
More importantly, I've been drinking craft beer for the better part of 9 years, and I hadn't even heard of half of what I found in here. A treasure trove. The great part is how casually fantastic bottles are thrown in there -- a Pliny the Elder over here, a Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast over there. My only complaint is that the bottles aren't organized very well, so you'll have to do some hunting. Still, you'll want to take your time in here -- think of it like a fantastic old vinyl store.
Prices are a bit high (and bottle prices are not marked), which is a pain. Compounding the problem, service is fairly disinterested, so it takes a while to get things sorted out.
Even so, this is certainly worth a trip. You may think you've drank them all but you haven't been here yet. As a bonus, Carnitas Michoacan #3, across the street, has some of the best asada in the city. Get the quesadilla.
Let me put it to you this way. This store introduced me to the best beer I've drank all year ( http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/23495/36378/?ba=ithacabaron ), one that changed how I think about the style.
A run-down deli, in Boyle Heights, providing revelations about Berliner Weiss?
I love LA.
06-06-2011 07:23:28 | More by ithacabaron
4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I visited Ramirez after a bottle share last weekend. It's in a slightly sketchy area and I got asked for money both leaving and going back to my car. The outside looks like any other liquor store but inside it's actually nice. Most of their beer is in coolers but there is a good amount sitting on shelves as well. Service is average at best. The selection is pretty great, including some out of market beers and things I have never seen anywhere else. Prices are reasonable but some of the out of market stuff was a bit pricey ($8 for a 12 oz. bottle). Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.
11-01-2012 22:03:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.15/5 rDev -0.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is probably the best beer store east of downtown LA. I remember this was just a regular lotto ticket and beef jerkey store in boyle heights and it has been totally transformed into a high class liquor store with a lot of spirits and top notch beer. You'll find all the big names of California beer including Alesmith, Stone as well as Abt 12 four packs, 750ml Belgians. I'm tough to please on selection but they did have five or six coolers of thoughtfully selected beers. The young guy behind the counter even told me to tell him if I wanted him to order something because he like to please and drink new beers. Hell they had Hopdevil!
04-27-2006 03:57:34 | More by lou91
Ramirez Liquor & Kegs Delivery in Los Angeles, CA
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