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California Heights Market

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

30 Ratings
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 9.19%
[ Store ]

3766 Orange Ave
Long Beach, California, 90807-4229
United States
phone: (562) 427-6862

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(Place added by: raza on 07-27-2009)
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Reviews by bierkoning:
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3.35/5  rDev -24.9%

I drove by this place probably 50 times after starting a new job near by and it's on my to and from home. I never noticed it as it appears to be just a ghetto, smelly, ugly, dirty liquor store. Then one day I was stopped at the traffic-signal outside of the store and noticed a small sign with a pink elephant on it! Needless to say I pulled out my smart phone and looked up the store on BA at once. All of the stellar reviews helped me to decided to stop by the next day on my way home from work. And what did I find when I walked in? A ghetto, smelly, ugly, dirty liquor store...with a decent selection of craft and exotic beer. No one said hi to me, the place smells like the stuffy incense burning typical liquor store, and they had Delirium right next to the Steele Reserve. They had a lot to choose from, some hard to find stuff, but it was pricey. Lots of stuff I can find at my local Bev-mo for 20% cheaper. One of the beers I bought (a single 12oz bottle for 9.99) was rotten when I opened it up at home, caked up, chunky sediment floating around, no carbonation to speak of, etc.

An okay place that I still will stop at, but only because it's so convenient. Otherwise I'd just as soon hit up Wine Country or my local Bev-Mo.

Don't avoid, but don't go out of your way.

bierkoning, Jul 28, 2011
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Photo of USMCretired
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%

This place has really picked its game up in the last 2 years. Beer selection has more than tripled. Lots of bombers, belgians and some rare stuff.

Wish there were a few more 6 packs and a mix a 6 option but oh well. Raj keeps prices very competitive and cheaper than Stearns. Abut half of his selection is refridgerated. Occasional discounts so its best to come often and ask if there is anything in the back. Not much parking but its ok for a liquor store.

USMCretired, Feb 14, 2013
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4.81/5  rDev +7.8%

California Heights Market easily has the best selection of beer and wine in the Bixby Knolls/California Heights area. Granted the prices are slightly more than you would pay at BevMo! or Total Wine, why not pay $1-$2 more per bottle to support a small independent local business.

The building is old but it has its charm.

Both Caesar and Raj are very knowledgeable about their brews and will make excellent recommendations if asked. Also, it pays to make nice with them because they keep the good stuff in the back for their regulars.

RockMayock, Feb 13, 2013
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California Heights Market in Long Beach, CA
97 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.