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Cask & Flask Liquors

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90
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14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4
pDev: n/a
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14520 Camden Ave
San Jose, California, 95124-2926
United States
phone: (408) 371-0403

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Place added by: MssrTussaud on 06-20-2013

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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 5
Photo of chrisjws
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Don't let the appearance fool you, this is one of the best places in San Jose to get high quality and rare craft beer. Their prices are a bit iffy at times, but just be aware of what you're getting and the normal prices and you can do just fine. They get some stuff that almost nowhere else gets, so be sure to scan the full lineup there. Sometimes they have stuff behind the counter, so be sure to ask.

Photo of SaulFox
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

They have a great selection of brews. I've found Pliny, Cantillon, Westy 12, Prarie, and other sought-after delights!

Photo of CJNAPS
2.9/5  rDev -27.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.75 | selection: 3.75

Not a friendly vibe at all. but a pretty good selection.

Photo of Plasmafunk
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

In South San Jose, this is one of the best places around. Looks a little dingy from the outside but I never felt unsafe. Good all around selection. I've bought Sucaba and Black Tuesday from there recently. Prices marked up $1-3 or so.

Photo of MssrTussaud
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

This is a corner liquor store in a run-down strip mall storefront in older San Jose.

Pretty wide selection of craft, from new locals like Santa Clara Valley Brewing to distributed things like Boulevard, Prairie, Dogfish Head. Most beers are refrigerated.

Prices run $1 to $2 higher than everywhere else. They seem to have a Bruery Reserve membership, so they put out things like Melange No. 3 ($35), Sans Pangaie, etc. I was surprised to see Bois for $35 since it's $30 everywhere else.

They have a beermenus listing, but it's not super-accurate: a lot of things they claim to have, have actually been sold out for a while. And prices can be understated on there. The people that run the store don't really seem to know what they're selling, except they'll tell you ____ is rare, in a clear attempt to upsell.

Expensive, a little shady... But it's something; for a long time, San Jose had nothing.

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Cask & Flask Liquors in San Jose, CA
90 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.