La Bodega Wines & Spirits
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Avryle:
4.35/5 rDev -0.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
La Bodega has been a Riverside landmark for years & I make a point of stopping in whenever I go "home." They carry lots of west coast brewers including Ale Smith, Lost Abbey, Stone & Russian River, along with a pretty decent selection of Belgians. The prices aren't bad on the "rarer" brews though you can probably pay less for six packs of many micro-brews at Ralph's or Vons. However, the staff here is very helpful and will special order if possible.
LB also carries a large selection of hard alcohol and wine with tequila being their forte.
03-01-2008 22:05:03 | More by Avryle
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3.93/5 rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
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
4.8/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I recently started working in the Riverside area, and have been passing by La Bodega for a few months now. 2 weeks back i stopped in for the first time... before reading all of the reviews here. Needless to say I am glad I stopped in. They have all of the bottles off to the left in their own section of greatness. No massive rare whales, but from what I hear, they are available at specific times, and upon request. Regardless, they had everything I went for and then some. Even some special releases and seasonals that I had not seen/heard of before. I didn't catch her name, but the lady who was working was a huge help. My first trip in, she dropped some recomendations and hints about a few that they don;t get often.... and my second trip in she gave me tons of recs on sours, and some other good bottles and breweries to try. Tons of local stuff, and a lot of regional options also. I am sure the selection in the rest of the store is epic, but I seriously didnt get out of the beer or glassware sections. In 2 trips I managed to drop like 200 bucks... whoops. But ya, I reccomend this place to everyone that asks. the prices seem reasonable and even below what I expected on some of the bottles I got. Most, if not all, are labaled with flavoring, styles, ratings, or at least pricing/basic info.
01-17-2013 20:25:14 | More by 4kbrianb
4.6/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
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
La Bodega Wines & Spirits in Riverside, CA
96 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.