The Davis Beer Shoppe
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by flexabull:
4.5/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here after stopping at the Vacaville Oulets. The wife got to shop there, I got to shop here.
Cool looking little place in downtown Davis. Found parking only a couple of blocks away. Dark inside, with a seating area, bar/register area, and beers for sale in the back.
Quality was very good. I was very impressed with what i saw here, great US breweries like, Russian River, Alesmith, Midnight Sun, 50/50, etc... Also a ton of great Belgian, German, and other beers as well.
Service was good, I was greeted when I walked in, the guy behind the counter was pleasant to chat with as he checked out my purchases.
Selection was varied and good, they packed quite a bit in the small space they have.
Prices on bottles seemed very fair, and I noticed that tap prices were around $4-6, also fair.
I am pretty sure they don't have food.
All in all, this is a great place, and one of the best beer stores I have ever visited. I usually never have a reason to go to Davis, not anymore, I'll definitely be going back.
12-21-2011 03:07:30 | More by flexabull
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev -16.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
This is my spot! While they don't have a large tap list its always rotating and they have different tastings daily. The bottle selection is one of the best in this area of N. California. Staff is very helpful and most staff there know about beer. The drinking area is small and is busy on weekends but its worth it.
03-19-2014 02:09:43 | More by Rubalaca
4.07/5 rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I've only been here once, but if you're in the area you need to check it out. There are soooo many beers in the can/bottle section that it makes you feel like you've missed an entire universe of beers. The sampler is perfect b/c you get a nice amount of beer and you get to try 5 different ones.
All in all, a must see if you're in Davis.
01-11-2014 01:09:12 | More by DATAfiend
3.75/5 rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$
This place would normally have gotten a 4.25 to 4.5 from me under the old number valuations when a 4 was "good." This place is better than good. However,, now with a 4 being "outstanding," I have to give it overall 3.75 scores.
This is a very good place with a decent tap list, even if relatively limited in number, and an excellent bottle selection. However, it's excellent, not outstanding. So, for those of you who go by the numbers, this one get "an old 4.35-4.5" or "a new 3.75."
The bottle selection is well displayed and extensive. There are a number of very local Northern California items but not nearly as many as I would expect. All in all, the California and domestic selection is good.
The import selection is also good and varied. Clearly one of the best bottle shops in NoCal but with a bit fewer selections than the "outstanding" shops. Also, my concern is for older bottles on the shelves. I saw some IPAs and double IPAs that are very desireable, if not down right collectible in most of the state and country. However, I know that these bottles that I saw on the shelves were several months old, most shops having sold out of a few of these long ago. So, once I questioned the freshness/age of one bottle, I found myself viewing all of the bottles with a jauniced eye.
However, this is not a place to miss if you're in the area and "into" good bottle shops.
06-24-2013 04:30:09 | More by GRG1313
The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA
97 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.