Lone Hill Liquors
Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 75 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by david131:
4.85/5 rDev +3%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped by here the way out of Los Angeles in a last ditch effort to get some Pliney the Elder before I left California. After looking around for a minute or two, Stan approached us and was very helpful and made numerous recommendations. He even hooked us up with some ice for our trip home. We had stocked up previously, so we only got a dozen or so bottles apiece here. They had stuff from Russian River, Deshcutes, Karl Struass, Alesmith, Port Brewing Co, etc. It seemed well stocked and taken care of. Everything was in coolers. I would definitely go back to pay Stan a visit if in the area.
08-08-2010 22:13:14 | More by david131
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3.9/5 rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Second stop of the LA area day, right after stopping at Hollingshead's so it had some big shoes to live up to. Upon entering I was left wondering if I was in the right spot. All of the beer is located in the cold fridges on the right side of the store. Spirits are mostly behind the counter and wine is in the middle, they outnumber beer approximately 3:1. Atmosphere was decent. I could feel the guy behind the counters eyes follow me around the store which was a little off putting. Service was much the same, he never once asked if I needed help and my only interaction with him was brief and to the point. Quality was pretty solid. I didn't notice anything our of date so no problems there. Selection was good but nothing amazing. Plenty of national and international brands mixed with the normal regional ones, nothing overly rare or anything like that. Prices were typical for the area. Overall a decent bottle shop but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it again.
02-12-2014 05:52:37 | More by orangesol
4.3/5 rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Easy to find, packed with a dozen or so shops in a strip mall. Sort of small, with wine taking up the majority of the shelf space. The beers were all in coolers (well done!). I saw most things which were available at Whole Foods or Bevmo, plus a little alpha. Settled on some Still Nacht as I just haven't seen it anywhere else in so long. Prices weren't as high as I expected from previous reviews, actually they were pretty standard for the LA area.
If you're in Glendora then you definitely should stop here and also at the sister establishment (Walnut Liquorette). But if you're in LA proper you might not be well served by the drive, as 99% of what I saw was available elsewhere. Still recommended as a very good beer store though!
05-12-2013 02:47:38 | More by TurdFurgison
5/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is the best liquor store if found to date. The selection is astounding and Stan is the most helpful liquor store guy I've met. They have more beer coolers than most stores have coolers period. I spent a good twenty minutes just looking at the different beers. I ended up buying my wife's favorite, bootlegger rustic rye, and a bottle of Alaskan smoked porter for myself. When I got to the counter Stan asked if I found what I was looking for. I said yes, I was mainly looking for my wife's beer, and a porter I haven't tried. I also mentioned that I have been looking for Pliny the elder, as I have yet to try it.
To my surprise he said he could help me out with a bottle, and went into the back room. Came back with a bottle and I was on my way. They have an excellent selection of beer, a fair selection of wine and spirits, and a helpful knowledgable beer man.
I would recommend this store to anyone looking for hard to find beers.
They also have a good selection of glassware, and general liquor store snacks and things of that sort
09-18-2012 06:09:23 | More by Gregfalone
5/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I hit a bunch of bottle shops this weekend (all based on BA recommendations) and this one, the last of my stops (today) blew me away.
First off, Stan. My first time visiting and he treated me like a regular. After allowing me to take in the inventory for a bit, he came around the counter and asked if I was looking for anything in particular. Told him i was always looking for Dogfish head brews. He went to the back and got me a Bitches' Brew (made my month) and a Red & White. He saw that i was picking up a Kern River Just Outstanding IPA and again went to the back and pulled a Kern River 5th anniversary Double IPA for me. I got a couple Drake's Hopocalypse and he let me know that he just got fresh Pliny in. I just got some over the weekend so i said to save them for somebody else. He asked me where i was from (Toluca Lake) and he recommended a few beer bars he likes in the LA area. I let him know how grateful I was and that i would definitely be back.
I didn't check out the wine or booze at all. But looked like a pretty solid selection. I drove 30 or so miles and it was well worth it. I can't say enough good things about Stan. if you're looking for something, ask him. I got the impression that if you ask for it, and he has it, you will get it.
03-12-2012 21:14:33 | More by ficklenicholas
4.68/5 rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
This was the last place on my beer rounds this past weekend. I'd heard so many good reviews that I couldn't help driving out to Glendora from Glendale to check them out.
From the outside, Lone Hill looks like your average liquor store, with a hookah section on the right and coolers lining the wall. While their selection isn't huge (8 or so coolers) its got some beers I haven't been able to find anywhere else. I picked up a Temptation and Supplication as well as a couple bottles of Allagash Confluence.
The sales person was really helpful, although he was busy with a number of other customers asking him about Pliny the Elder (he said he has a list of 10 people from that day alone who came looking).
The price was a little higher than I've seen at other similar liquor stores, but for the selection and the rarity of some of the beers, it hardly makes the trip not worth while. The biggest hardship is that so many people know about Lone Hill there's a certain amount of luck in being there at the right time to find what you're looking for.
01-26-2012 17:29:28 | More by blincoln
4.81/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I stopped by Lone Hill Liquors on a trip to Santa Monica over the weekend. The store was very unassuming. The manager, named Stan (who might have also been the owner) was extremely helpful in locating several gems that I have not seen at any other beer store over the past three years. The service was extremely friendly, but not pushy. Several of the bombers that I purchased were on the "pricey" side, but given their rarity, the cost was reasonable. I will definitely try to stop by this place anytime I go to LA.
01-16-2012 21:10:05 | More by track84isthebest
4.14/5 rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Decided to make the drive to check out this place. It is located within a mini mall right in the middle of the strip. I would say the place is dominated by a lot of average beers. But for every 5 average beers you come across a diamond in the rough. The selection sort of mirrors that of Walnut Liquorette, along with their prices. Some good deals and a few that are marked up a little high due to its vintages. If you live close to the this place, by all means its a great store. But if Walnut Liquorette is closer, this may be a wiser choice. Unless you have some time and gas to kill, then go for it. If I come across more time sometime soon, I'd definitely make the drive back.
08-30-2011 21:08:41 | More by GrumpyJunglist
Lone Hill Liquors in Glendora, CA
100 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.