Lone Hill Liquors
Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 76 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +7.3%
This is my first review on BA, but Lone Hill is definitely worthy of a good one.
I just got back from an expensive, but extremely satisfying trip to Lone Hill Liquors (2/4/11). I live in Temple City so its only about a 20 minutes drive for me. I had read reviews on here about the store before so I had a good idea of what to do once I walked in. I went straight to case 27 and discovered some hidden treasures. I showed up before Stan was coming in, but George was in and he was rather helpful. He admitted to not knowing near as much as Stan, but he assured me he was going to wow me. I came to the register with 1 Pliny Elder, 1 Rochefort 10, 1 Sculpin, 2008 Angel's Share (which I really had to hunt for in door 27), and a Bitches Brew (again, which i had to hunt down). He noticed my variety and I told him I'm really trying to develop my palate, so he asked me to give him a moment. He walked to the back and came back with a bottle of Abyss, 3 French Hens, and Victory at Sea. All rarities and all brews I have been dying to try. He told me to try and come in when Stan is in and he'll really "wow" me with what he has in the back. I'm satisfied either way.
It was a pricey trip. For everything I bought it was $130, but its worth it. I'd much rather go to a small place like this and throw money their way rather than shovel more money into BevMo's lap.
I will definitely be one of their frequents. No one can beat their selection and I like the fact that they kind of play games with you and just hide bottles behind other bottles in the fridge. It really makes you feel like you found treasure once you find what you're looking for.
02-05-2011 08:37:22 | More by DearthVader
4.85/5 rDev +4.1%
Saw some good reviews from yelp and Beeradvocate on this place, so I decided to swing by. I was mostly looking for Speedway Stouts and Alpine. I found what I was looking for. I was also surprised to see that they landed bitches brew from DFH there too!
The price is about 10% higher than Bevmo and Total Wine, but you can't beat the selection and if the owner is there he may offer you some additional bottles at more competitive prices.
They also had about ten or so Mikellers and some Baladin and some cuvee de tomee. Not the easiest stuff to find.
Next time I roll through Glendora, will definitely pop in to spend some cash.
12-30-2010 20:33:02 | More by MisterClean
4.85/5 rDev +4.1%
Stan the Man! This is truly the beer mecca for all you aficionados. Every time I make a trek in the vicinity of Glendora, I must stop by here. 99% of the time Stan will have the beer I am looking for. If beer isn't your thing, he has all the standard spirits and a small selection of wine as well.
I love how all the beer is cooled and ready to be consumed. I know some people do not agree with this but it's a preference that I like about the establishment.
I do not mind driving all the way from Los Angeles just to purchase beer here. My only quirk is that it is not closer to me.
12-20-2010 05:51:32 | More by pword9d8
4.8/5 rDev +3%
First I'll start off by saying congratulations to George and Stan for having 70 reviews on BA and still maintaining an "A+" rating. Good job, guys.
I had been shopping around at other local liquor stores when I first started getting into the craft beer scene about 4 years ago. I'd find the typical Stone, Firestone, Nectar Ales, etc. But once my friend's dad turned me on to Lone Hill, it was all over. An amazing selection, and outstanding service. What's in the cooler doors will usually satisfy just about anyone, but if not, Stan usually has his stash in the back or is more than happy to order something for you. Stan is a stand up guy.
George, the owner, has just purchased another store on Fairplex just behind the drag racing strip in Pomona. Stan has told me that they'll stock it up with most of the same beers as Lone Hill, but maybe not quite as much...I haven't been yet, but being that this one is within walking distance, hopefully will be the first to review!
12-05-2010 17:24:16 | More by bmwehrly
4.65/5 rDev -0.2%
On my last day in LA I decided to take a ride to Lone Hill Liquors after reading the reviews on BA. When I first walked in I was greeted by a plethora of wine and hookahs. Not a bad greeting, but I was more interested in the beer!
Moving past the wine, one comes to the beer selection, which is extensive, all clearly displayed in a line of coolers on the wall. A wide selection of Port Brewing, Alesmith and Allagash as well as others makes for a nice range of tastes. I, however, was interested in what might NOT be on the shelves. I arrived 15 minutes before Stan the beer manager arrived. I was treated exceptionally well by the cashier behind the counter, who actually called Stan to let him know that I was from Pennsylvania and I was waiting haha.
When Stan got there we got to talking about what I was looking for and he took a quick trip to the back and came out with exactly what I was looking for. Just a great place with great service and a great selection!
11-08-2010 04:13:36 | More by CarbonIS
4.7/5 rDev +0.9%
I had heard good things about Lone Hill and wanted to give it a shot. I was driving home from a family party and called ahead and asked what time the were open till. 11 PM. Really? On a saturday? I wish more people in CA would get the hint and not close early. I walked in to find 28 coolers of beer. I was in beer heaven similar to Walnut liquorette. They had exactly what I was looking for. The Just Outstanding from Kern River. I saw some great things in the cooler. I will go back and spend more time browsing and then will have to ask what I didn't see in the cases. Trust me, there was a lot to see in those cases. Prices were very fair compared to what other places charge. Worth the drive out to Glendora from any place in So. Cal if you are looking for great beer.
10-24-2010 17:57:04 | More by FosterJM
5/5 rDev +7.3%
I just happened to be in the area, so I decided to stop by, and I was about to feel a bit underwhelmed at such a talked about beer store.
I was browsing through the coolers, and there were some good beers there, but definitely not a best-in-california type selection.
That's when I talked to the cashier guy, who turned out to be the owner, who turned out to be the guy, Stan, that everyone has been talking about in these reviews.
He's the man. He hides all his rare stuff in the back, and only puts it out occasionally so they don't get slurped up when he's not there. But when I started going down a list of beers I wanted, he had them all except Abyss! I was shocked... made for a very expensive beer run, but well worth it :)
09-04-2010 02:43:39 | More by johndoe8
4.85/5 rDev +4.1%
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
4.7/5 rDev +0.9%
One of my favorite spots in southern california to get the good stuff that I can't get anywhere else excpect maybe their sister company walnut liqourettte that rivals thier selection. Very friendly service when my boy stan is there with a great selection of american crafts brews and imports as well. He'll also once in awhile will get beers like FFF, founders, great lakes and other midwest beers that don't ship out here on the shelf. Cool place to go if your near route 66 by san dimas and glendora. prices are decent but cannot complain due to their selection of quality brews.
05-05-2010 08:02:16 | More by Gobzilla
4.65/5 rDev -0.2%
The guy that owns the place name is Stan. He loves beer, and he always has stuff in the back that is not on the shelves. If he notices you are buying a lot of craft beer he will even suggest some stuff he has in the back that is not on the shelves, and he doesn't mind you asking if there is something you are looking for. Also, he plays awesome music. Lots of old R&B and blues. Maybe this is a little weird, but I could imagine him as the main character in a Quentin Tarantino movie (he would have done well as the lead in Death Proof or Pulp Fiction, seriously, he's got the whole slicked back hair look and everything). Stan isn't always there, but call ahead and ask for whatever you are looking for and he will let you know how he can help you. I was looking for Avery's Black Tot awhile ago, and I called him to ask about it. He didn't have it, but he told me about a bar he knew that had it and even had a conversation with me about what he thought about the beer. Anyway, Stan is a true beer advocate, and Lone Hill is the beacon of hope in the inland empire. I go to school in Claremont now and will move back to LA in a few months. I know that I will still make the trek to Lone Hill even when I'm back living in LA to pick up some great beers and to say what's up to Stan.
Long live Stan. Long live Lone Hill.
04-01-2010 21:10:39 | More by billshmeinke
Lone Hill Liquors in Glendora, CA
100 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.