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BA SCORE
96
world-class

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.69%
Taps: 12
Bottles: 300
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

1613 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, California, 90277-5605
United States
phone: (310) 540-1221

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @selectbeerstore

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(Place added by: TaproomHero on 01-03-2012)
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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%

This is a neat place. Be sure and stop by if you're in the area. You won't be disappointed.

The prices can be a little on the high end sometimes, the selection may not be the best (it's pretty good, though), but everything else more than makes up for it. The employees are really knowledgeable and really friendly. The place is clean and organized (looking at you, Sunset Beer Co.!), and it's spread out some so it doesn't feel crowded.

They have 18 rotating taps of good brews and they post their freshly-tapped beers on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Select-Beer-Store/205652336162363).

I like the vibe there. There are no TVs but there is music playing and plenty of lively conversation with the bartenders and with the other patrons. Everyone there seems to appreciate good beer and good music. I like that.

I feel like I've been lucky to find parking the few times I've been there. I can see how parking could be an issue during events. There is a tiny lot in front of the store and more parking in back but I've usually found street parking just around the corner from there.

No food served here but they let you bring food in.

SoCalBeerIdiot, May 02, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%

Select Beer Store reminds me much of the City Beer Store model, a small shop (though this is larger), nothing but beer, and a handful of taps pouring. It's a workable model, and with some extra space inside, there's potential that the inventory grows over time.

A simple interior. Some small tables off to one side. A small tasting bar along the back with the dozen tap options (Weihenstephaner, Strand, ammny others). Hundred of different bottles options, most of them refrigerated, and most of them tagged with associated prices. Expect to find many American and Belgian finds, with the occasional English oddball (Old Tom anyone?) and Shelton Bros import. Glassware is available to purchase; it all sits behind the bar and is also used to serve whatever draft beers are on.

Not as expansive in inventory as Total Wine, but Select Beer Store does let you drink beer while you browse for stuff you don't normally find. Right now, its biggest flaw is the lack of parking in front of the shop!

DoubleJ, May 07, 2012
Photo of BeerOtto
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

BeerOtto, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of chefbigjon
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

chefbigjon, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Brew-Jitsu
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Brew-Jitsu, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of ChrisCutler
5/5  rDev +11.4%

ChrisCutler, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of DCLAguy11
4.82/5  rDev +7.3%

This place is only about beer and lots of it. They have a little bar with about a dozen rotating drafts sandwiched between beer coolers on the left and stocked shelves on the right. Don't forget to ask if they have any new stuff in the back coolers. I did get a bit of a locals vibe here but I bet that would wear off after a few visits. I wish I lived a little closer.

DCLAguy11, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of lattosimbaste
5/5  rDev +11.4%

lattosimbaste, Mar 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Deli99, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of dra5037
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

dra5037, Feb 28, 2014
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Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach, CA
96 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.