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Lone Hill Liquors

Not Rated.
Lone Hill LiquorsLone Hill Liquors
BA SCORE
100
world-class

83 Ratings
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 6.61%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Store ]

1828 E Route 66
Glendora, California, 91740-3815
United States
phone: (626) 963-0611

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(Place added by: Boilermaker88 on 05-08-2006)
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Smileytime

California

5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-01-2014 20:38:22 | More by Smileytime
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mortonious

New York

5/5  rDev +6.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

My buddy tipped me off about this place and drove me out to check it out on a Wednesday afternoon.

Took a look in the fridge closest to the entrance and immediately knew this place was legit! It was refreshing to see that the good stuff was easy to locate and the "other" stuff was further back in the store.

Lot's of great breweries represented - Bruery, Lost Abbey, Dogfish, Russian River, Firestone, etc... You might have to dig around a bit and find 'em, but the goodies are in those refrigerators!

Stan was very helpful and knowledgable about his inventory. We had a great discussion about favorite brews and left with some quality products at a reasonable price. Lone Hill is a great spot that should not be passed up by any serious beer drinker!

02-18-2011 04:03:14 | More by mortonious
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Gregfalone

California

5/5  rDev +6.6%
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
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ficklenicholas

California

5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Wow...

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
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sessycuban

California

5/5  rDev +6.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Read the reviews below. They are dead on the mark. You will find a large array of hard to find Midwest and East Coast brews like FFF, Founders, etc. They also have a wonderful collection of Trappist beers, omitting only the Westys. They had a lot of hard to find Stone and AleSmith brews as well.

Above all else, George is an awesome guy. I had the pleasure of meeting him and he was very courteous to me. He introduced himself and threw in a free bottle of Alpha King.

I recommend everyone to not make their beer purchasing decisions solely on price. That's not to say to that you should pay twice the price for a beer at a local liquor store instead of finding the identical brew at your local BevMo. Instead, patronize them for the items that are hard to find and chat with the owners. A place like Lone Hill is more than just a hard to find West Coast depot of FFF.

07-14-2007 07:08:41 | More by sessycuban
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SacoDeToro

California

5/5  rDev +6.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$$

This place is dope! Flat out.

George (owner) and Stan (right hand man) of Lone Hill Liquors have done beer lovers and outstanding service by getting rare domestic microbrews on their shelves. There selection of beers such as Three Floys, Great Divide, Dogfish Head, and Great Lakes is unparallelled in this area. They've gone to great lengths (and costs) to get these beers here and alas, much of that cost must be passed on to the customer. But true beerheads are more than happy to pay and George and Stan appreciate good beer and the enthusiasm their efforts have been met with.

Last time I was there I felt like a kid in a candy store. Rather than pick and choose, I recklessly stuffed my cart with everything I could. As I was leaving, George handed me a bottle of Stone 10th Anniversary Ale on the house, which was a very generous gesture.

Cheers to Lone Hill.

09-08-2006 16:36:53 | More by SacoDeToro
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toothharp

California

5/5  rDev +6.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$

I LOVE THIS PLACE!! This is my first Beer Advocate review and I just had to make it for Lone Hill. I have been going here for a long time and spoke with Stan last night who told me they were rated rather high here, and check it out!!! Anyway, like everyone's already said, the selection is amazing. I've never seen more IPAs in one place! Their American microbrew selection is nonstop as well as the import selection. I used to frequent Bevmo but definitely not in some time. Now it's Lonehill or nothing. It would take me many years to try every beer that I haven't had before that they have on the shelves. Stan and George are the mans. Cheers!

02-15-2007 19:25:25 | More by toothharp
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pudson23

Illinois

5/5  rDev +6.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I happened to be in the Glendora area on a recent business trip. Being from Chicago and having no access to brews from Russian River and Fire Stone Walker, I was on a mission to bring some back with me. I checked the local liquor stores on BeerFly and found good reviews of Lone Hill and the acclaimed "beer man", Stan.

What a great place. I showed up and within minutes Stan came and introduced himself to me and asked if I had any questions. I told him what I was looking for and he hooked me up with RR's Pliny the Elder, Consecration, Blind Pig and FSW's Union Jack IPA. He also brought out some beers from the back for me, including Deschuttes 2009 Abyss and the 2010 Jubel. He had a wide variety on tap, including Goose Island Xmas and BCS, and was hoping to get in some Night Stalker as well. After discussing the growing midwestern beer scene - including the recent opening of the outstanding Revolution Brewing - Dark Lord Day, Founders KBS and a few others, we loaded up my suitcase with high-quality brews and off I went.

Stan was knowledgeable, helpful and very gracious. He made several trips to the back to bring out beers he didn't have room for in the main part of the store and was great to talk with. I highly recommend this place and am envious of all of you who live in SoCal and can frequent this fine establishment more regularly. I look forward to my next trip to SoCal and hoep to bring Stan a few brews he can't get out there.

03-22-2010 15:12:31 | More by pudson23
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +6.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$

My review is over the phone.

I have a friend from work who was nice enough to read off everything they had for me while he was out in that area on business through several phone calls from the store.

It sounded like as others mention there was selection from all over the country. In Ohio I can get FFF, Bells, Founders, etc. and some beers from the west coast, but it sounds like this place has it all! Even some west coast rarities that I am very happy to have now :)

They were willing to put some stuff aside and try to locate other items that were on my "wish list" that I never thought I would be able to get without a hefty trade.

Id like to thank the person there that was so helpful, but I am not sure who it was since I was only on the phone. If I find out I will edit.

Thanks guys!!

01-31-2008 02:33:08 | More by Photekut
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deuschbag

California

5/5  rDev +6.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$

this place has a selection sent from the gods. but they kinda stike back at some of the prices. but anyway, upon walking in this store i thought it was a pretty big place..then i saw the great divide and dogfishead selection. i almost froze seeing the drednaught ipa, and other top offerings from three floyds and great divide. everything from st. bernardus, rochefort, westemale, founders's, anderson valley, victory, alesmith, rogue, russian river, moyan, marlin, samuel smith, stone, uniborue, ect...
about half of the "best of ba" is at this place alone. too many names to mention. stan the clerk is a really kind and cool person and also know's his beers. we got into talking about westvleteran and how he had a buddy that bought a case of it and sold for $20 a pop. he also mentioned some festival to us this upcomining weekend and gave us a flyer for it. that was cool of him. my only complain about this place is the insane price for some itmes. it's excusable for the rare and hard beers to find but overall it's a bit pricey. mainly the three floyds and bell's. the oaked aged yeti was one of the first things to catch my eye, but once i saw that it was around the $13 mark for the 22. oz i decided to pass. 6 packs of alpha king and bell's expidition stout were in the high mark as well(expidition was $21.99 for a sixer). in the end, this place is fantastic. one of the best liquor stores out there. thank you, lonehill

07-29-2006 10:40:14 | More by deuschbag
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Lone Hill Liquors in Glendora, CA
100 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.