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Reviews by SpdKilz:
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!
03-06-2011 03:06:36 | More by SpdKilz
More User Reviews:
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.
03-12-2012 22:08:24 | More by ficklenicholas
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.
02-20-2012 03:07:57 | More by kojevergas
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.
09-23-2011 01:14:01 | More by beer2day
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.
04-23-2011 20:44:37 | More by psiweaver
4.7/5 rDev +7.8%
I have been to Wally's a few times now. Funny, I never knew about it when I went to school at UCLA, but it's somewhat close to the campus.
Wally's is a pretty upscale place that carries wine, liquor, beer, and even has a cheese shop. ALL of their beer is refrigerated in the back and there are about 8 cooler doors. All beer is organized very well by country or brewery.
They have a large selection of US craft beer that CA gets (Alpine, Ommegang, Avery, Lagunitas) and beers from Europe and Japan. I have found beers here I can't find anywhere else (Drie Fonteinen, De Dolle, Beer Here, Haand, Achel, Hanssens). Prices can be somewhat steep, but it's expected for the high quality beer they stock.
Staff has always been very helpful and polite every time I have gone.
I would highly recommend this place if you are anywhere in the LA area.
02-12-2011 23:26:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
Wally's in Los Angeles, CA
95 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.