La Bodega Wines & Spirits
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Reviews by Floydster:
4.05/5 rDev -8.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Located on Central Avenue across from the new Riverside Plaza (Chipotle, Active, Islands, etc.)
Looks like a normal liquor store from the outside but actually has some good stuff
Had cool specialty glassware from Stone commemorating their Double Bastard Ale and Imperial Russian Stout
Beer standouts were Trappistes Rochefort, 4 different Lost Abbeys, lots of Stone, Thelenious Monk, Anderson Valley bombers, and Russian River Damnation
Guy was helpful in trying to locate the new Pyramid Imperial Hefeweizen and other Russian River bottles
Prices are a little high, about 1 or 2 bucks more than usual for most 22 ouncers
Will be going back because close to my apartment
09-09-2007 01:11:30 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
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 -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Great Spot with many limit 1 selections. Pro on this is you have opportunities to purchase stuff before some dbag buys it all up in 1 shot! Found some goodies, plus you can get on an emailing list and they will let you know when rare stuff is released!
12-19-2013 16:28:51 | More by chaski101
4.21/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$
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
La Bodega Wines & Spirits in Riverside, CA
96 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.