Palm Springs Liquor
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
4.12/5 rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I enjoy stopping here when doing my rounds from AZ. One thing I hate is how the guys working there want to take me by the hand and show me everything new in the cooler from CA. Guess what guys...I don't care. Please let me shop in peace!
Selection is always some of the best in SoCal and while the guys do want to push new brews on me, they are very nice about it and I know it's coming from a good place.
Be sure to look HIGH and LOW because you could miss some stuff!
09-10-2013 22:02:01 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
5/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
Not much else to say besides this is the best selection and bargain for kraftbier in town period. To have all the latest and exclusive brews at your disposal just come here: Bear Republic Cafe Racer 15, Stone 17th, Stone R&R Coconut Collaboration, and of course Pliny the Elder. Quick, hands-on workers, who actually sample the product, are there to make sure you get what you came for. Mos def going back again and again.
08-21-2013 22:22:34 | More by ShimberShanks
4.98/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $
It's absolutely stupid this place should ever rank low in service and in stock. They have every newest IPA in San Diego. For the German enthusiasts they carry all the varieties of Aecht Schlenkerla (Authentic Rauchier). Ask Hector! He does have it. I dare anyone to ask if they carry "it" or not. They probably do.
08-15-2013 12:51:14 | More by Saint-Amour
4.85/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
This is the place we consider our hidden gem. If they don't have it, they'll look for it and try to get it for you. The prices are a little below most places that have the rare beers. They limit the rare stuff so everyone has a chance to get some. If you ask the owner for a specific beer, he goes out of his way to try and find it for you. Be careful when asking for recommendations or you may leave with more beer then you expected to purchase.
08-11-2013 21:55:52 | More by Carnasses
4.16/5 rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Checked this place out because I was running errands in the area. It wasn't until I pulled in that I realized that I had been here years ago to buy a Utopias.
Booze and beer in spades! Place is not huge. However, tall, tall walls, filled to the ceiling with beer. You could get neck strain trying to see what is on the upper shelves. Lots of refrigerated. Lots of stuff I cannot get a Bevmo, or even some of my other favorite liquor stores in the area.
The guy said they even had a case of Kern's Citra, but was all taken in advance orders.
Picked up some favorites in St. Bernardus, etc, and a few I haven't tried. Even Pretty Things!
Did not break the bank, either. My kind of place.
02-08-2012 04:29:23 | More by srandycarter
4.55/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Looks are deceiving. There's an oddly placed painted mural covering where the windows of the store should. It gives me the feeling that I'm at one of the many small Mexican joints around my house. Except I was at a liquor store. But with previous comments already known, I knew I shouldn't be fooled by a first impression.
Call this is medium sized store, but with an inventory that can rival the bigger stores, and then some. The aisles can seem small at times, especially when people are trying to get passed you as you admire the beer selection. Along the back walls is where you'll find the beer. Much of the beer is kept cold, and you can tell there is an effort to do so. There are even tiny Red Bull-like fridges housing bottles of beer around the store! While I did find a few dusty bottles, in general the bottles are clean and not too old.
Let's get to the meat and potatoes. Palm Springs Liquor is loaded with beer. In addition to what's in the coolers and on the shelf at room temp, don't forget to turn your head upwards, as there are additional bottles of beer located near the ceiling! There are literally hundreds of brands available, and among them are Knee Deep, Alpine, Bear Republic, Bootlegger's, Schneider Weiss, Reissdorf Kolsch, Black Diamond, Yeastie Boys(!), 8 Wired, Baladin, and Erdinger. Obviously there are more brands, but I won't spoil the rest of the list.
Another strong point is the service. I was approached by a few employees on the floor if I needed help, and the guy at checkout was easy to converse beerinese. Pricetags on the all the beers adds the finishing touch to an excellent service score.
Was it worth the trip? Totally! Now I need to find more excuses to drive out to east San Diego County.
01-29-2012 17:39:37 | More by DoubleJ
Palm Springs Liquor in La Mesa, CA
99 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.