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Reviews by GallowsThief:
4.94/5 rDev +8.6%
Thanks to the BA brethren I wandered into Bobby's after I landed on a business trip in San Jose. Not much to look at from the outside but it makes up for it in every way inside. Being from Florida I was in a beer wonderland of choices I cannot get. After drooling at the cases for a few minutes a guy walks over and asks if I need help. He says he is Dee. I said ahh Dee I was told to look for you from the BA brothers. Told him I was from Fl. visiting and off he went with recommendations. Pliny the Elder and Santification were on my list and he got me each. He then pointed my way to other Cali locals. Great selection from Goose Island, Mikkeller, Russian River, various geuze, RIS etc etc. I grabbed way more then I should have and we talked beer for awhile. As I was paying Dee told me to grab a glass for free and pointed out a little Allagash snifter. Nice. Go here when in town. Dee is the man. I will be back on my next trip bearing gifts for him. Thanks to Dee and BA for the recommendation.
02-28-2011 01:27:29 | More by GallowsThief
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4.48/5 rDev -1.5%
Bobby's Liquors is not the store you go to for your everyday beer shopping; it's where you go to get stuff you can't find anywhere else. I can almost guarantee that if you can get it somewhere else, it will be cheaper somewhere else. However, the number of beers here that you can't get anywhere else is off the charts. Limited releases? Check. Vintages as old as 2009 on the shelf (who knows what's in the back)? Check. A large enough selection of imported beers to confound and stupefy you? Check. Location is a bit odd and unless Dee is there (he's the friendly one who knows a bunch about beer), don't expect to get much in the way of service.
Pros: Selection, selection, selection.
Cons: High prices compared to other places, as much porn as they have beer (maybe not a con for some?), hit-and-miss service depending on who's there.
03-30-2014 14:57:48 | More by FocusDave
3.87/5 rDev -14.9%
First of all, before I talk about the petty things about the atmosphere and the unhelpful clerk, their selection is great. They are probably the few selection of liquor stores that carry Pliny the Elder and is somewhat easily accessible. They have some vintage beers, rightly noted, and is great all around as far as selection. BUT this place is crowded, swarmed in between two adult shops (which I find highly distasteful) and the clerk doesnt really speak English. I'm not saying that this is wrong, but it is at times difficult if I am looking for a certain beer and the store clerk cant help me out. Plus, it is a bit overpriced. I have found certain beers marked up and not too fresh. But dont get me wrong, if this was the only craft beer shop around the neighborhood, I would go here every single time to get my fix, but that just isnt the case.
02-20-2014 01:27:50 | More by ironchefkook
Bobby's Liquors in Santa Clara, CA
98 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.