La Bodega Wines & Spirits
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Reviews by 4kbrianb:
4.8/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I recently started working in the Riverside area, and have been passing by La Bodega for a few months now. 2 weeks back i stopped in for the first time... before reading all of the reviews here. Needless to say I am glad I stopped in. They have all of the bottles off to the left in their own section of greatness. No massive rare whales, but from what I hear, they are available at specific times, and upon request. Regardless, they had everything I went for and then some. Even some special releases and seasonals that I had not seen/heard of before. I didn't catch her name, but the lady who was working was a huge help. My first trip in, she dropped some recomendations and hints about a few that they don;t get often.... and my second trip in she gave me tons of recs on sours, and some other good bottles and breweries to try. Tons of local stuff, and a lot of regional options also. I am sure the selection in the rest of the store is epic, but I seriously didnt get out of the beer or glassware sections. In 2 trips I managed to drop like 200 bucks... whoops. But ya, I reccomend this place to everyone that asks. the prices seem reasonable and even below what I expected on some of the bottles I got. Most, if not all, are labaled with flavoring, styles, ratings, or at least pricing/basic info.
01-17-2013 20:25:14 | More by 4kbrianb
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3.93/5 rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
Many nice beers, with lots of bottle limits. The prices are on the higher end, but not much competition in Inland Empire distribution area. Pricing has improved from a few years ago. The staff is very helpful, however, the beer lady does not place all the beers on the shelves, she holds limited releases for her 'special customers' and lies about running out of specific beers, to be holding them for friends. Especially annoying when her emails are misleading and state that there will be no holds. It is always worth stopping by when in the area, as they have a nice selection.
12-29-2013 22:09:05 | More by Rckmo10
4.28/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Great Spot with many limit 1 selections. Pro on this is you have opportunities to purchase stuff before some dbag buys it all up in 1 shot! Found some goodies, plus you can get on an emailing list and they will let you know when rare stuff is released!
12-19-2013 16:28:51 | More by chaski101
4.21/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I stopped in at La Bodega recently as I was in the area for business. It's a fairly historic looking spot with an old school vibe inside. The beer area is fairly small compared to the rest of the store, but what the have is absolute quality. They had lots of hard to find bottles and beers I had never even heard of before. They also had a lot of local breweries represented with Hangar 24, Ritual, Packinghouse, Craft, and Black Market bottles for sale. The prices were reasonable for things compared to other SoCal stores. I highly recommend a stop in here if you are in the area, and I know that I will for sure be coming back myself.
04-21-2013 21:07:52 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.6/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Some of the people that work here are especially helpful (I believe the woman who was awesome for me was Kim.. maybe?). She set aside some Cantillon for me to come back for and she went in the back and pulled me out some Russian River Supplication. Every time I visit Riverside I stop in here and spend waayyy too much money. But its so worth it for the rarity of some of the stuff they get in there. Well, rare to me at least being from Arizona. My last visit I dropped $180 on 12 beers. Crazy but awesome.
05-29-2012 07:52:48 | More by DonDirkA
4.44/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Since I was in the area for a work trip, I figured I would drop La Bodega, seeing as the reviews here were very favorable. Needless to say, I was extremely impressed. Great selection of locals and imports here (plenty of stuff that, obviously, isn't available back in Georgia). I was greeted when I walked in and took my time to peruse the selection...no pressure. After one of the ladies (probably Kim) saw that I was having difficulty deciding, she offered some help...and as always, I asked about local brews, rare beers, and unusual stuff. I was very impressed with the response and suggestions that I received considering that I am from (way) out of state. I ended up picking up a Heretic Evil Cousin and an AleSmith Decadence (one recommendation and one beer that I have wanted to try). Either way, it was a massive selection.
Anyway, I truly enjoyed my visit to La Bodega and if i ever make it back to Riverside, I will certainly stop in again.
03-15-2012 02:31:14 | More by ohtheguilt
La Bodega Wines & Spirits in Riverside, CA
96 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.