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Adam's Fine Wine and Liquor

Adam's Fine Wine and LiquorAdam's Fine Wine and Liquor
BA SCORE
95
world-class

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

1306 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, California, 90277-5004
United States
phone: (310) 316-3740

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @adamsfwl

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(Place added by: angelo on 03-13-2009)
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DCLAguy11

California

4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

You can tell the owners of this liquor store love beer. Yes they sell wine, liquor and everything else but this place is all about the beer. Make sure to look around the entire place because they have beer on different shelves and in coolers. I think they have a members club that you can join to make sure you get the tough releases and follow them on FB or IG to get up to date new release information.

04-10-2014 19:02:28 | More by DCLAguy11
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RutgersEng

California

4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Stopped in on a Sunday night before a flight to Washington DC looking for some great bottles. Met Penny who really doesn't know a lot about the beer, but was very nice and listened when she showed me a 2013 Black Xantus, and I told her you have to hold it at least 2 years before it really develops. They did have some 2011 Victory at Sea which I wanted to scarf up but I passed as it was a little pricey even for being aged. The real gems are in the cooler near the door where you can admire the top shelf, but it isn't for sale. I did pull two bottles of Old Stock Brandy Barrel and stuffed them in the trunk and was tempted by the case of SUCABA on the floor and some FW Anniversary years. Over all a really nice find for a bottle shop and one I will stop in again as I'm in the area often. Penny gave me Kevin's card and I called and left a message, but he never returned the call, so not sure of how he is, but he definitely knows his beers and he likes to age some before he lets them go which is nice as my cellar is full.

03-20-2014 23:40:32 | More by RutgersEng
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mrkdwrds

California

4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Adam's is a total diamond in the rough - it looks like a corner liquor store but it's a great spot. I was in the area and checked BA for nearby bottle shops and came across this place. I was surprised to see a good selection including lambics from 3F and Tilquin, Fifty Fifty Eclipse variants, Prairie saisons, etc. Lots of good beer in stock and for fair prices. I returned for the BCBS release on Black Friday and they handled it very well. They used a number system and had the regular stout, coffee stout, and barleywine in stock in mixed 4-packs. Also scored an Abyss! Overall I was really happy with the release and will definitely drop by next time I'm in town. Definitely recommended.

11-30-2013 22:52:07 | More by mrkdwrds
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A diamond in the rough, totally unexpected. Quality of selection is great, had beers that lots of places dont have. Found Lost Abbey's Red Poppy and Angels Share - Bourbon, as well as seasonal highlights like Port Brewing High Tide and Drake's Aroma Coma(not as rare but unique for a small liquor store).
Very impressed, pricing was very reasonable. all beers in coolers and fresh. Apparentley the owner Kevin does the beer buying, he wasn't there but good job Kevin, you're probably on BA.
Will def be back

11-10-2012 22:51:56 | More by Beerbuddy21
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I visited this place before a tasting last weekend since I was in the area. A small neighborhood liquor store vibe with some shelves and displays of beer along with beers in coolers. A great selection of hard to find beers (and beers I have never seen anywhere else ever) and everything seemed to be top quality in terms of dates and whatnot. I was able to talk to the owner and we had a good discussion about his place and beer in general. Prices are reasonable, especially for some of the hard to find stuff. Stop by and check it out if you are in the area for sure.

08-01-2012 03:06:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
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DoubleJ

California

3.66/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

I know, I know. It looks small on the outside. But just go inside and your impression my change. It is setup like your typical liquor store. Most of the beer is chilled (and within the sell-by date of the ones I checked), a few other beers are displayed on the sales floor. Brnads like Bootlegger's, Mikkeller, Weltenberger, Firestone, Ballast Point, Chimay, and even some Alpine bombers (but at $9.99 each, I'll pass). Otherwise, the prices were on the reasonable side.

While it is a good spot to grab some beer, I wasn't totally wowed by the selection, and it certainly doesn't hold a candle to Select Beer Store or Total Wine among Redondo Beach stores.

05-07-2012 04:36:44 | More by DoubleJ
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DanSimonsen

California

4.94/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$

Diamond in the rough! Great place to get old, vintage bottles not available elsewhere.(saw sink the bizmark in his private case!)

Good selection otherwise: lots of 750's/22's and a few 6'rs and singles.

Owner Kevin is there on the weekends and extremely knowledgeable. Try to go then, as the weekday guy doesnt know much. Excellent location right on PCH just north of the Riviera. Can walk there from my house = dangerous.

Go there and you'll definitely find something you like, and probably 1 more for your cellar.

04-20-2012 15:13:27 | More by DanSimonsen
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TheCrowsNest

California

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

The selection is decent. You can consistently find products from the more prominent craft brewers here on the West Coast.

They also do a great job at securing some of the harder to find beers. It seems like the owner has a great relationship with his reps and that benefits everyone that's interested in getting some rare brews.

Outside of beer, you can get some wild stuff here. Like tequila with scorpions in it. I think I saw a bottle of Sam Adams Utopias sitting up there as well.

Overall, it's awesome to see a smaller store getting in on the craft beer scene. It fits the craft beer mentality better than a BevMo.

01-24-2012 20:03:06 | More by TheCrowsNest
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GrumpyJunglist

California

4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A friend had recently linked me to the store's facebook page, and lone behold no more then 2 days in, I see a post from them saying they had 4 of the 6 varieties of fifty fifty eclipse in. Soon as I read that, I hopped in my car and took a drive down PCH. As soon as I arrived I was greeted by one of the owners, Kevin. A real cool guy who genuinely cares about his customers, and striving to excel as a premiere bottle shop. I would say 8 months in, he is doing pretty damn good. Had a lot of midnight sun, old rasputin xiv, firestone xv, and fifty fifty. Just that alone had me pegging this store as a definite repeat stop n shop spot. If you live close, utilize it and get some great beers, and if you don't live close, make it a stop on a weekend for sure.

12-20-2011 22:37:48 | More by GrumpyJunglist
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AApparel

California

4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I actually found this place via Beer Advocate. After talking to some people on here I decided to head on down to Redondo Beach. This is a realitively a small shop, with some great finds. I was able to get a Citra, Victory at Sea, and Abyss here. Got a few other bottles as well, and didn't break the bank. Cameron helped us with everything, and even called the owner to try and pry some of his Black Tuesday from his private stock. No Go, but I was very pleased with everything I got. I was able to chat with Kevin over the phone, he was very nice, and knew his beers! I will be back often and so should you.

12-06-2011 07:16:06 | More by AApparel
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Adam's Fine Wine and Liquor in Redondo Beach, CA
95 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.