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Stearns Liquor

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Stearns LiquorStearns Liquor

63 Ratings
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: n/a
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4360 E Stearns St
Long Beach, California, 90815-2535
United States
phone: (562) 597-3984

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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 37
Reviews by Halcyondays:
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3.85/5  rDev -15.6%

This liquor store is just east of the 19 (Lakewood Blvd.) on a cramped section of Stearns Street, only street parking that I saw. Pretty open inside, it was nice to see everything refrigerated aside from some Firestone Walker 12-packs.

The selection is quite good, they have the Stone, Sierra Nevada (they have Bigfoot though), Anchor that you're going to find anywhere. Lots of Marin and Moylan's too, refrigerated which is a lot more than I can say for BevMo. I also saw some stuff that isn't too common. Sculpin (1 per customer), Kern River Just Outstanding and Class V, Supplication, Saison du Buff, Ten Fidy, Consecration, all the Rocheforts, Delirium Nocturnum, and Orval which was cool to see in corner liquor store.

Selection is solid, nothing super rare though. Prices are tough to tell, because I didn't really see any price tags, but the 6er of Dale's I picked up was over $12, so that should tell you something.

In the end it's a nice store if you're by the legendary Traffic Circle and its proximity to The Wine Country makes for a nice 1-2 stop, but there's nothing here to make a crazy drive for.

More User Reviews:
Photo of USMCretired
2.61/5  rDev -42.8%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75

Not a big fan of the constant hyping on Facebook and instagram and twitter, especially when your bottle limit is 1.

Why aren't prices listed on the bottle? The guy at the register didn't want to do a price check, he just told me it was a really good deal-Not

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of GRG1313
3.72/5  rDev -18.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Finally made it to this off the beaten track spot in Long Beach. Decent place that basically looks like your run of the mill liquor store. It seems to have a decent stock but one can easily be fooled in that what appears to be large stock is really multiple rows and/or displays of the same bottle, be it beer or spirits. Still, decent stock.

This is likely a wonderful local shop for Long Beach but has certainly not kept up with the variety selection of the major shops of Southern California such that I suspect most of the very high ratings would be lower in today's world where several stores in Southern California far exceed selection.

Nice staff and worth a trip if in the area. I saw nothing that could not be obtained in dozens of other places around the general Southern California/Los Angeles area. By today's standards with the growing beer craze, this store is very good, at best, it is not world class. Conclusion: not worth a long drive or going out of your way.

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4.7/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Danny is phenomenal. Very helpful, knowledgable about beer. Solid beers at all times in this spot.

Photo of riotontheroad
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Always a good selection of high end beers here. Plus, I found a bottle of Elijah Crag 21yr on their shelf!

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5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stearns is my go to spot. I've been frequenting it for around 5 years now and have gotten to know the owner (Danny) and the rest of the employees fairly well. Someone is usually calling out my name and pointing out something special as I walk in the door. the place is well stocked, laid out nicely and has a great vibe. All the hoppy beers are in the coolers like others have stated. Stouts and the like on the shelves right near a small glassware section that is always worth a look. The prices are very competitive and if you can manage to slow Danny down for a few minutes he's always good for geeking out on some beer talk. Also as others have stated they post most special arrivals on social media so follow them if you want to land those Whalez!

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