El Cerrito Liquor & Market
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 46 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jbuddle:
4.94/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Visited on a trip to Palm Desert, which is about 1.5 hours away and well worth it. One of the best selections I have seen and I've been to the big stores in SF, SD, and where I live in NYC. This is truly a gem. Looks like an ordinary liquor store from the outside but I was greeted very quickly by the owner Jazz who noticed I obviously had not been in the store before. He was super friendly and had extensive knowledge of many styles, and he's obviously a beer geek. He apologized for not having any Pliny in stock but did mention it would be in the next day. Thankfully the shelves are packed full of rarities and vintages you wouldnt expect. Tons of RR, 3F, Port, Bruery, other BA stouts and barleywines and the more usual Cali beers. Good selection of sours. Also check out his personal stash of rarities in the case - I saw some cantillons, older KBS, KtG, Bruery one-offs, etc. After I racked up a big bill and trying to figure out how I would it all home, I was offered two rare Bruery beers. My only regret is only buying one of them!
Awesome store and service, definitely make the trek if you can.
12-22-2011 22:48:19 | More by jbuddle
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Stopped in here on the way into town, I had heard amazing things so I was really looking forward to checking it out. Not the most beautiful looking place from the outside but really nice once you get inside. Tons of wine and liquor in the first few isles, beer in the last one. Atmosphere was laid back with lots of people coming and going. Service was solid all around. I was asked if I needed any help and he was nice enough to point out a few things I may have overlooked. Quality and selection were both quite high. I didn't see any out of date beers and they even offer some proper glassware for some of their beers. Selection was really solid. They had everything from the everyday beers of the west coast to some really rare beers I have never seen on a shelf anywhere else but here. Prices were a touch high on the rarer bottles but all of the others were reasonable so I can't knock it too much. Overall probably the best bottle shop I have come across on this trip. I just wish it was a little closer to where we are staying, I would love to go back.
02-09-2014 16:17:40 | More by orangesol
4.93/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Best bottle shop in the Inland Empire and possibly Southern California (I haven't found a better one). Great selection, fairly priced, and Jazz is very knowledgeable and always helpful. Posts new beers on Instagram and FB to notify customers. All IPAs are refrigerated and cellar-able beer is on the shelves. They also have a great selection of bourbon and other spirits.
12-29-2013 22:45:07 | More by Rckmo10
4.97/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
A hidden gem for sure.If I didn't do some research before visiting the area I probably would of never stopped by.At first you get the impression it's just an old liquor store where you can grab a bag of chips and your run of the mill brew.Once you go in deeper you start to see the goodies on the last isle.From 'evil twin' to 'the bruery' to 'lost abbey' etc etc etc....If you stop by you deffinetly want to speak with Jazz.He will take care of you and your needs.
12-10-2013 10:14:45 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
El Cerrito Liquor & Market in Corona, CA
100 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.