Lone Hill Liquors
Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 75 | Display Reviews Only:
3.85/5 rDev -17.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I stopped in here on my way to Vegas a couple weeks back. I circled the parking lot a couple times trying to find the place, their sign was off, and it was night time, but it's right there next to the Stater Bros.
Theres a lot of beer in this place, and its all refrigerated, which is nice. They had a lot of good stuff, most of the beer i had seen in So. Cal before, from reading the previous reviews i was expecting some beers that don't get distribution here. Either they stopped that practice or i'm just blind. Still, they had some beers that i haven't seen anywhere else, the Rogue Malt Liquor, Alpine Willy, and more Lost Abbey beers than i have seen in one place.
The lady at the counter didn't come ask if i need help, which never bothers me, and she was nice upon checkout. I'm assuming i missed the guy responsible for the excellent beer selection at the store, it was late on a Thurs. so i'm not all that surprised.
This place is now a must stop for me on my way to Vegas, or any other time I find myself going down that stretch of the 210.
03-25-2010 22:03:18 | More by tjensen3618
3.9/5 rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
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
3.96/5 rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Another place in a strip mall, convenience store looking on the outside. Tons of beer inside, some all time classics like speedway stout, some different stuff you don't normally see from dogfish head. Some Alpine. Good stuff. Organization a little weird, but its always fun to look and look when you're a kid in a candy (beer) shop.
Didn't get the special invite to the special beer. Can't say the service was helpful as a result.
A little pricey like everything in the area, but definitely a place worth hitting up if you are anywhere near this place.
04-09-2011 22:23:00 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4/5 rDev -14.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Maybe I am missing something here, but I didn't find this place that impressive. Sure, there is lots of beer here, and perhaps i'm a little spoiled, but there was nothing here that I haven't seen at many of the better stores throughout Southern California. I saw none of the East Coast beers others have eluded to, save a couple of Southern Tier beers. Maybe I went on a bad day? At any rate, decent store. The guy behind the counter was very friendly and helpful. Prices seemed reasonable, if not a little high. I bought one Bomber. If you're in the area, it would definitely be worth it to make a stop, but I wouldn't go out of my way. Just my two cents.
01-21-2009 04:13:16 | More by naven
4.08/5 rDev -13%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Ah Lone Hill, where I got my first victory at Sea in 2009, two bottles of 2008 Bourbon county stout in 2010, and a bottle of Robert the Bruce (no idea how they got that one, but it was on a bottom shelf in the corner)
While not in my backyard by any stretch, it is about a 45 minute drive, and worth a stop on treks to and from Northridge, to the Bruery in Placentia for me.
The look, feel, and overall function is that of a liquor/convience store in a strip mall. But the 8 or so coolers filled with craft beer make it stand out. While they do carry many brands (that sell well) that other chain warehouse stores sell, they also get great seasonal, once a year, limited, rare beers as well. Good stuff from San Diego lands here, Alpine, Ballast Point, Green Flash, etc. They also seem to get some bi-annual shipments of Uptopias as well.
Have not yet had them bring up beer 'from the back', though I've heard this to be ture at Lone Hill, so I do know they do have some reserve stuff. Since I'm not local, not sure if I'll ever know what is truly back there, but from what I've seen on the shelf, I'm still a happy camper regardless.
Certainly worth a visit if your in the area, and should be a must repeat stop for any local BA, imho.
06-17-2011 17:11:34 | More by Retsinis
4.14/5 rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
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
4.2/5 rDev -10.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$$$
Based on a few recent BA threads that regale the incredible selection of this place (very good beers that just aren't available in California are here- how??), I recently made the 45 mile (1 way) trek on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. And I was not disappointed, except that I left most of that wonderful beer sitting in the coolers where I found it.
From the outside, a typical strip mall liquor store next to a regional grocery store (Stator Brothers) that could be found in a few hundred places in southern California. A feeling of "that's it?" crept over me as I saw it from the parking lot. As I entered though, I saw lots of wine laying on nice racks so the corks stay moist, an incredible Whisky and Whiskey collection behind the register, and lots and lots of beer coolers. Wow.
And the first cooler nearest the door is pot of gold. Dogfish Head in abundance. Hop Wallop, Barrel aged Yeti, Three Floyds- what is this? These beers just aren't found in sunny southern CA. But then I continue. 14 coolers of craft and import beers. That does not count the BMC stuff in the back of the store (4 coolers?). These people are beer lovers. I can't decide!
Then I look at the prices. And all of the sudden a very sad feeling comes over me. $15.99 for a bomber of this, $14.00 for a bomber of that, $15.99 for a four pack of 12 oz bottles of the other, $7.99 for a single 12 oz bottle of 120 Minute IPA. I can't do this. I love beer, I don't mind paying hard earned cash, but I just can't do it.
Sadly, I go home with a few very nice, but generally cheaper choices. This is a great place, but please be warned- if you go (and I do recommend you do go), be prepared to pay or be prepared to leave very sad.
Note- my value rating is based on the hard-to-find stuff. Much of their other beers are very good, but also relatively easy to find at BevMo and other locals at similar or lower prices.
03-14-2007 05:33:57 | More by Dukeofearl
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