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Plaza Market

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Plaza MarketPlaza Market

59 Ratings
Ratings: 59
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: n/a
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2400 Peck Rd
El Monte, California, 91733-2812
United States
phone: (626) 444-4454

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Place added by: Craftbeerkings on 07-19-2012

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Reviews by GrumpyJunglist:
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2.55/5  rDev -45.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 2

They call themselves the craft beer kings, which is kind of funny. the last time I went in there they had lots of hoppy beers sitting on warm shelves which was a big turn off for me. The location is kind of ghetto, you kow when you go into a store and the entire register area is covered with bullet proof glass you are in a terrible location. Their selection was nothing worthy of the craftbeerkings name, plus they the 2nd to last time I went in there they publicly displayed Utopias, so I asked to buy it and the owner, mike told me he would rather wait until his online store was up and running and try to sell it for double the price to someone else. So that ended it for me with them. My warning to all is to don't waste your time, go to Liquor Mart in Whittier or House Of Spirits in Monrovia. Better selection and better customer service.

More User Reviews:
Photo of kingston213
4.22/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mrcraft
4.37/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I visited Plaza Market for the first time today being in the area. Knowing Craft Beer Kings reputation from the forums here, this review is from an in-person visit perspective. From the outside barring signs that say they sell craft beer, you wouldn't think they have a large selection.

A lot of their beers are refrigerated (kudos to them!) in coolers towards the back. I did see some beers on shelves. I thought the selection was very diverse and solid. You have a representative sample of beers from Belgium, Germany, and craft beers being distributed in SoCal. I didn't strike up a conversation with anyone at the store, so who knows if they had any special offerings or rarities in the back or behind the counter.

The cashier area is walled off with a plexiglass partition like you see at a bank which kinda throws off a bad vibe. They did have beers on shelves behind the partition. I did a quick peek but didn't see any rarities.

I thought the pricing was okay, generally market pricing.

If you're in the area, they do have solid selection, and is definitely worth a visit.

Photo of carlos89
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great spot. Walked away with a few gems. one of which was a small cantillon kriek bottle. great selection overall. Most of everything is refrigerated. Staff was friendly. Checkout was quick. Def worth a drive

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of beercoach
5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of LakerLeith
4/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of jaeone
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Having been into craft beer for several years now and being a Los Angeles County native, it is only recently that I've learned of Plaza Market and the vast selection of rare, choice beer offerings they have. From Russian River, Cascade Brewing, Bruery to Cantillon - just to name a few, you'll invariably find something you're looking for. I dropped by today in-person to fulfill my online order and was offered a rare Belgian Kriek Lambic Bio, which I instantaneously scooped up. Thanks for the hook-up, Sam. The staff is knowledgeable and eager to help you find the beer you're looking for. A spot-on craft beer shop in my humble opinion.

Photo of sheenisgod
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

This place is awesome. They have a pretty large selection of beers, proper glassware, t shirts and knowledgable employees. I actually found out about this place on Instagram and I'm glad I did. The last time I was there I picked up some Almanac sours. I will definitely be coming back soon.

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Raziel313
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev -14.2%

Mostly positive experiences (all online through craftbeerkings). Had some confusion with getting a refund when the wrong beer was shipped. Have been able to get some beers I haven't found elsewhere. Would like to see the bottle limit policy changed. Makes sense to limit so others can get some to but 1 bottle limits when dealing with shipping too is a pain. Maybe make it in the 2 to 6 range?

Photo of GJ40
4.2/5  rDev -9.9%

Lots of beer but poorly organized and quite a few duplicates in other sections. It's definitely a great place but it's not for me. I couldn't find anything I really wanted to take back to the east coast with me.

Photo of LawLow74
5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Grant35
5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of ubiq3000
2/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of AleHunter805
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mbeerdino21
5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of HeyItsMerl
5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of rfgetz
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of misswill
4.9/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

This is a regular stop for me when I'm looking for specific bottles. I am very lucky to be local. All the guys (Mike, Moe, et. al) at Plaza are helpful and knowledgable. They take great care of their customers and can answer nearly any questions about beer. The best in the area, for sure.

Photo of gmo_vr626
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is the place to go for all of your craft beer needs in the San Gabriel Valley! I've been coming here for a while now and have never been dissappointed with the service or the selection. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, but the two that really stand out are Moe and Mike. Awesome dudes! The prices are very reasonable oh and did i mention that they ship to other states?! Check em out at craftbeerkings.com or follow them on instagram @craftbeerkings to stay updated on their stock
Truely a hidden gem burried in the middle of South El Monte!

Photo of seavercm
4.59/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

What a hidden gem buried in the, umm, neighborhoods of LA. I honestly thought I was at the wrong place when I pulled up as it basically looks like a quick-e-mart in the Hispanic community.

So much great west coast stuff to be found here that I almost had to buy a second suitcase. Be sure to ask for Moe - he was super helpful and offered some stuff behind the counter that I never expected to get. About 3 isles of fantastic, quality stuff.

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Plaza Market in El Monte, CA
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