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Wally's

Not Rated.
Wally'sWally's
BA SCORE
95
world-class

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
[ Store ]

2107 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90025-6330
United States
phone: (310) 475-0606

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @wallyswine

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(Place added by: Rumrunner on 10-30-2005)
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4.44/5  rDev +1.8%

I go to Wally's frequently, once a month or so, its kind of out of the way for me and a pain in traffic. Nice shop with great selections of wine and liquor. Get on their email list as you have a chance to buy over the phone and get down there at your own convenience. I always find a brew to try or something I have been looking for, although they sell out of stuff very fast. Can be a little expensive, but they have semi annual tent sales where all beers are 20% off and they have great deals on wine and booze. The beer buyer, Stephanie, is very nice and always down to talk beer if she has the time.

ficklenicholas, Mar 12, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -8.7%

Wally's is my go-to stop in Los Angeles, as the only other store that's close is Ramirez - which has worse selection and service.

I frequently order from Wally's via phone after receiving their "Beer update" email delivered to everyone on their beer list. Calls are quick and efficient, and you pay on the phone for your beer. I love this system because it means I don't have to worry about rushing over to pick up beers that are being held for me but can still be purchased by others; it's first come first served and I know that once I buy a beer, it's set aside for me.

Stephanie, the beer merchant, is knowledgable and friendly. I haven't talked to her about what I'd like to see ordered more frequently, but I intend to.

Service is fast. They happily package your beer with bottle protectors, in boxes. Amex, mastercard, and visa are all accepted.

The pricing is reasonable for the area, but some of their beers are jaw-droppingly expensive.

It balances its emphases well; beer wine and liquor are all equally weighted in spite of the store's name.

Wally's also features a posh cheese shoppe, which I don't at all recommend because the prices are outrageous.

I've yet to encounter a better beer store in L.A. Trumps BevMo and Whole Foods in my book.

I would like to see them introduce a loyalty program/card or something to maybe give dedicated customers a periodic discount.

B+

kojevergas, Feb 20, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%

Nice wine and beer shop near the UCLA campus.

Tough review, since I spent less than 10 minutes in the shop while my wife circled looking for parking.

All the beer I saw was cold across the back of the store in ~10 cooler doors, with lots of single selections and signs indicating warm sixers were available. Nice split of import and micro selections. AleSmith and Stone well represented. Alaskan, Telegraph, Crooked Line all there too.

Service was nice at the checkout, but none offered while looking.

Nice destination neighborhood shop.

beer2day, Sep 23, 2011
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4.16/5  rDev -4.6%

this place is very good for Los Angeles. I find that most of the shops in Los Angeles, aren't really bottle shops per se and most focus a lot on Wine.

This one is no different in that regard, they tend to have a very good selection of beer, though they don't have anything crazy rare as the selection is always fairly picked over due to the huge amount of foot traffic.

All the beer is kept in refrigerated coolers which is perfect and they tend to have RR, Alesmith and the other CA locals.

Service tends to be very good and they are always super helpful.

worth a stop by if your in the area as you'll find something tasty to drink.

psiweaver, Apr 23, 2011
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4.44/5  rDev +1.8%

Since I don't live in Santa Monica/LA (outside of it) I don't normally come unless I know they have some good stuff. When you walk in everyone always says hi. It is mainly a wine store, but they have a solid beer selection - everything they stock is relatively sought after - they don't waste space with the "common" stuff overall (i.e. Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, etc and by that I mean the 12 packs, 6 packs, etc.). Service is great - I am always asked if I need help and if I say no they leave you be...the perfect way to handle it IMO. The selection is actually pretty damn good overall. RR stuff, Victory at Sea, FiftyFifty Evan Williams, they DID have Abyss in the back, Sanctification, Tactical Nuclear Penguin (now on shelves), etc. Ask them what they have in back - got a Red Poppy today. As stated, pretty good selection. The value is about on par with LA, but that means it is a bit pricy because other places in CA have these for cheaper. But still, definitely worth a stop!

SpdKilz, Mar 06, 2011
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Wally's in Los Angeles, CA
95 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.