Ramirez Beverage Center
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4.7/5 rDev +1.3%
Southeast of downtown Los Angeles is among one of the last places in the city where I could expect an establishment that any beer lover needs to stop. Ramirez Beverage Center lives up to its name; it is a beverage center for beer, wine, spirits, and soft drinks. Parking is plentiful, but take a deep breathe before you walk through those doors.....
WOW!!!! Not only large, but very clean, well organized, and easy to get around. With low sitting aisles, you can see across the store and spot with your eyes from the beer glasses or whisky or whatever you are thinking of buying. Among beverages, beer is among the first I think about, and this establishment delivers in spades. A long line of refrigerators rest on one side of the store filled with beer, plus an extra aisle on the floor dedicated to more beer, and near the restroom is a small rack of sour ales.
The beer selection is honestly one of the best I have seen at any store in California. Not only the variety that's available, but special releases and beers you won't find at BevMo or Total Wine. Lots of cold Stone bottles and many of their special release projects, just for starters. Central City, Kronenbourg Blanc, Piraat Triple Hop, Cascade, Hanseens, Caracole, Habanero Sculpin, Belching Beaver, lots of Cismontane bottles, (deep breath) Krusovice, Ayinger, Boulder. Geez, and I haven't even gotten to the extensive range of glassware for sale! More amazing, I could not find a dusty or tired bottle. Prices are listed for a majority of the beers, while others will leave you guessing of a price (which overall are middle of the pack).
Without a doubt, Ramirez Beverage Center is a must stop in Los Angeles.
08-29-2014 03:28:09 | More by DoubleJ
4.97/5 rDev +7.1%
Have been going to Ramirez Liquor on Soto early on when I was getting into craft beer. This new location is insane. Imagine a store the size of a Bevmo but had a huge focus on local craft beer. They do have some Macro beers but kept close to the entrance where those people can walk in a get out in a hurry.
There is a huge are of craft beer including a long wall of coolers. they do have some beer on the shelves but probably due to how much beer they have.
good selection of Almanac, Cascade, with some special beers hidden.
TIP: if you are looking for Russian River, Beachwood, ask for it or look on the bottom of the coolers. sometimes they hide it
08-14-2014 01:11:32 | More by craft_is_king
4.59/5 rDev -1.1%
Wow hadn't been in my old East LA hood in a while I think this place is a few months old but its definitely the spot from now on.
These guys don't mess around pretty much anything available in CA they have 100's of selections.. yes yes including Pliny but it goes quick. I couldn't believe they have Founders and Bell's although limited selections. I just stocked up since my stash has been heavily depleted watching Team USA.
Anyway if they don't have have what you want at Bills or Captain Cork drive a little east and you wont be sorry. Also big parking lot is a plus.
06-27-2014 00:10:29 | More by BREWS4LA
4.66/5 rDev +0.4%
Welcome to the first and last place you will need to shop at if your visiting LA - well east Los Angeles to be exact
First of all the have a Instagram which keeps you well informed about special release brew - pretty much anything that hits LAarket
Hours kinda fluctuate being my only complaint but it's all good - they're usually open late on weekends - and that's what really matters
This place is even easy to get on the bus which is a big plus
Friendly staff- that really know their stuff when it comes to tequila - amongst the Ramirez bros there is one beer guru - although Victor seems to be the guy always puttin in hard work there - he's always there and always in a good mood
This place offers an amazing selection at bevmo prices
Man o man this place has really allowed me to try some amazing brews I thought I woulda never tried before -
Sweeet glassware selection for beginners and avid collectors - even a couple of growlers for local breweries - snacks - craft soda and a small but solid selection of cigars as well -
This place also has Sam Adams Utopias on deck waiting for ya if your feeling celebratory
They keep beer freaken cold - your IPA bombers will be perfect drinking temp by the time you lug them home ..
Overall this is my go to spot now - no offense to the ladies at bills liquor and my buddy gray wise over at valley bev.. Me and the wife make multiple trips a week here
06-22-2014 03:38:26 | More by Modernrickk
4.47/5 rDev -3.7%
I probably shop most often for beers at Ramirez Liquor on Soto, so I think I have a good basis to compare their new venture.
First off, this place is huge with plenty of parking. It's near the old Sears Building we're all accustomed to seeing off the freeway near the 10/5/60 intersection.
The sheer number of quality beers is obviously much better here than either their Boyle Heights or Pico Rivera location. They just have the shelf space to carry multiple bottles/6 packs, etc. of everything. The glassware selection here is much better than their other locations, again thanks to all the space they have.
I missed the Grand Opening. I heard they had nice offerings similar to their Pico Rivera Grand Opening but with lots more bottles and no limits on Cantillon.
All this said, I prefer the old location better. It was months after the grand opening hoopla, but I didn't find anything that wow'd me the day I visited. If I'm stocking up on quality craft beers, I'd visit this location, since I'm virtually guaranteed to find those and in quantity.
I noticed they sell Coedo Beniaka. For tickers, this is a hard to find Japanese Happoshu.
I wish Ramirez would sell singles like they do at Sunset Beer Company and other places now that they have all this space.
06-12-2014 17:03:51 | More by mrcraft
Ramirez Beverage Center in Los Angeles, CA
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.