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Monument Wines & Spirits

Not Rated.
Monument Wines & SpiritsMonument Wines & Spirits
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

45 Ratings
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

2250 Monument Blvd
Concord, California, 94520-3879
United States
phone: (925) 682-1514

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(Place added by: stephendr on 07-30-2006)
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atpca

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-16-2014 04:30:46 | More by atpca
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Skunkdrool

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-05-2014 23:18:47 | More by Skunkdrool
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-09-2014 18:32:23 | More by Zaphog
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Marco_Gtz

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-26-2014 04:19:15 | More by Marco_Gtz
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MrDave

California

3.36/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$$

Best selection in town. However, they often have old or expired IPAs and Pale Ales...sometimes several years old. When they have the good stuff, it's usually about $1 more a bottle than anywhere else that might carry it. They currently have a 1 bottle RR limit in place, yet still charge well above suggested retail per bottle ($5.99 ea). Typically, places will do one of either tactic to keep the beer on the shelves. Whatever, until someone else in town steps up their game, this is my primary bottleshop.

07-23-2013 22:19:23 | More by MrDave
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BRZvice

Michigan

5/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This place is a mecca for craft beer fans. I loved the selection and will return every chance I get when I'm visiting family in CA. I was checking out with my awesome finds and just casually asked if they got in any sour in the rye (The Bruery) and the sales clerk said he thought there was one in the back and grabbed one for me to buy. Awesome place. Tons of CA beer and very impressive Mikkeler selection.

04-24-2013 06:44:11 | More by BRZvice
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Just visited this place over christmas vacation. It is my second time going to this store and it did not dissapoint. I personally love the "beer maze" layout, as it provides a sense of adventure. The selection is uparralelled in the city, if not the county. Plenty of jolly pumpkin, RR, and other sours. Good selection of Alesmith's lineup that are hard in NorCal. All your other craft standards are represented well.
I have had great experiences with the staff. There has always been someone organizing, stocking etc. when I have been there that always asks if they can help me find something, they know thier store well. I think with the re-surgence of craft beer in the past year or two, they may have re-focused on this portion of thier store.
Value was good from what I could tell. I am not much of a high end beer buyer, but $14 for a 750 of speedway stout is fine with me. I dont have much use for a 3L of RR or Lukcy Bastard so really didnt even look at the prices.
I will continue to visit these guys every time I am in town.

02-03-2013 17:25:59 | More by Bubbalito
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GRG1313

California

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$

I can't imagine many stores with a greater selection. I frequent stores all over the U.S. and this one has one of the largest selections I've seen, outside of the original Sams in Chicago (now Binny's). While most places have bottles of very desireable and some rare things, this place has cases! Monument also has a nice selection of aged/older bottles (although can be pricey on these). This is a must stop if you're in the area. I drove about 10 miles to check it out and was very glad I did. Picked up several bottles, many of which I'd not seen elsewhere.

10-20-2011 00:43:31 | More by GRG1313
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$$

Good sized liquor store, in between a Safeway and a Mexican food joint. Not divey. Walk in, and beer is the first thing you see, weird maze of beer, one of the aisles doesn't go through, its a dead end.

Quality is very good, picked up some Cascade Apricot, Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout/Green Tea ipa, Haandbic, temptation, sanctification, biere de mars, different vintages of Santa's Little Helper etc. . . saw Firestone XII for $55, passed. A bottle of Papier for $50, passed. Nice to see vintage bottles, but aside from the $2 markup on an old Santa's Helper, they were to much for me to justify, but that ain't a reason to hate, I like that simply as an option, so I'm cool with it.

All out of Pliny and Blind Pig, thankfully, I had just visited the brewery w/in the last 48 hours, so maybe I'm a little generous in the selection section. . . 4.25 lets say.

Service was just fine and dandy.

Will visit again if I'm in the area, would recommend, would say there isn't anything as good unless you're in Oakland/Berkeley.

08-16-2011 19:21:41 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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womencantsail

California

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

Finally made it to Monument (what a special occasion!)

The beer selection here is certainly one of the better ones in the Bay Area. Lots of the local stuff (Russian River is especially plentiful), and quite a bit of Southern California stuff, which doesn't seem to always make it up to the Bay Area. Lots of Midnight Sun and Mikkeller (blech), too.

On the regular stuff, the prices are pretty decent, I must say. $11 for Consecration and Temptation is at or below the usual price, for instance. Other stuff is a bit on the pricey side ($20+ for Hanssens Oude Gueuze?!). But nothing tops their vintage pricing. One batch back of Consecration is $15 instead of the usual $11. Batch 3 Temptation: $40, 2008 Angel's Share: $40, 2007 Utopia's: $500. You get the point.

Very minimal service (one older lady at the counter). And what interaction took place was not exactly the most friendly.

Plenty of good beer, but some sort of questionable practices and service.

07-18-2011 17:59:50 | More by womencantsail
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Monument Wines & Spirits in Concord, CA
92 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.