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Bobby's Liquors

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Bobby's LiquorsBobby's Liquors
BA SCORE
98
world-class

37 Ratings
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
[ Store ]

2327 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California, 95050-4060
United States
phone: (408) 984-1120

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(Place added by: alpinab7 on 02-03-2010)
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Reviews by brikelly:
Photo of brikelly
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%

I was in Santa Clara for a week for business and searched online for good places, and found Bobby's. Well, color me both impressed and surprised!

Bobby's does not look like a "typical" craft beer store from outside. Actually, even inside it doesn't look great - the middle aisle is for porn mags and the like, and as you walk in you think , "Uhh...I'm in the wrong place..." but fear not! Go to the right and you'll find an excellent selection of US and European beers.

I fount HoTD, 50/50, Drie Fonteinen, Struise, Tilquin, Russian River, De Molen, you name it. The owner came over and we talked for a little bit about the differences between the recent batches of HoTD's Adam, and he was as sweet as can be (and knowledgeable about the beers on his shelves!). Not to mention that his beers are very reasonable priced - I found some high-end beers priced many dollars less than I'd seen at more well-known places.

If you're near San Jose, this place is absolutely worth your time, and your money.

brikelly, Feb 01, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -23.1%

brywhite, Sep 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

richard_stanton, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Resuin, May 08, 2014
Photo of FocusDave
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.

tl;dr

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.

FocusDave, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of ironchefkook
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.

ironchefkook, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of random846
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

random846, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of cjw333
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

cjw333, Dec 07, 2013
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Bobby's Liquors in Santa Clara, CA
98 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.