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Vendome Wine & Spirits

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Vendome Wine & SpiritsVendome Wine & Spirits
BA SCORE
88
very good

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%
$$ - reasonable
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3115 Yorba Linda Blvd
Fullerton, California, 92831-2307
United States
phone: (714) 524-0800

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joecast

Australia

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

man, the brea/fullerton area is getting serious about beer. dont know what the reason is, but i like it.

anyway, if atmosphere was a category here, i'd give this place a 5. really nice inside. well laid out, clean, and well looked after.

beer is located in the coolers along the right side after walking in past the check out counter. imports and domestic are separated with each organized by packaging (ie. 750ml, bombers, six packs).

good selection with the usuals you would find in most good beer stores. others that are less easily found like lost coast, lost abbey, and they still had two 3L of double bastard.

didnt have a chance to speak to the guy working, but considering how much they post in the forums, im sure they would be happy to help if you were looking for anything special.
when i finally make it to bevmo, this place will be a certain side trip.
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ok made it back. had to up the selection after seeing the stuff outside the fridge. plenty more import stuff. belgian, german, and english. a lot of things you wont find in most places so if you're itching for something other places dont have, do yourself a favor and check this place out.
on the downside, i picked up a lost abbey here thinking it wouldnt be at bevmo, then saw it there for less! burned.

06-05-2007 05:07:19 | More by joecast
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DoubleJ

California

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

Update: Selection is still good, though not nearly as unique as it once was. The store has become messier over the years, and the beer tastings are long gone. Personally, I prefer Town and Country Liquor in the city of Fullerton. Despite all this, it was my first "oh shit!" beer store when I found Croatian beer in the fridge a few months after turning 21. I came here a lot during my CSUF years, but since I'm done with school, I don't stop by much anymore.

From the street, it looks like just another convinience store. But once you step inside this place, you'll be surprised how much bigger the store is to your first impression.

As you walk in, you can find a handful of shopping carts and baskets to your left. Beers are on the right side of the store, and boy do they have such a good selection. But one of the seperating qualities I like about this place are the gift baskets and sampler variety packs that can be purchased. Perhaps for example, you have a Heineken lover as one of your friends. You can get 'em Heine gift basket with a few bottles of Heine, Heine Light, and a pilsner glass with the famous red star. They also hold beer tastings on most Tuesday nights, so that's another reason to pop in here.

I came in to originally purchase one of those variety packs for beer reviews and tastings. But today, for the first time I've been in there, they had an assorted variety of individual bottles on markdown for 99 cents each. I picked out bottles of Avery IPA, Stoudt's Double IPA, and Prima Pils, which were markdowns. What a great store.

02-03-2007 02:19:39 | More by DoubleJ
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SwillinBrew

California

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

I finally decided to review this place. I usually stop by here on my to or from my sister's house.

As you walk in the beers are to the right against the wall... walk way to the and there's about 8 glass doors/coolers full of beer not to mention about 3 aisles of no refrigerated beer as well. Most of the beers are cold and in easy view and reachability. While no one asked if i needed help, i didnt need them to. Everything was easy to reach. When i checked out, i was asked if there was anything special i didnt see because they would try and get it.

The selection is pretty solid and then some. While they have all the big name micros, they also have many brews you dont see unless you're at Hi Times, like many of the german beers ie weltenburger, and several mai bocks and ur bocks that you dont normally see. There's just many more micros.

On Tuesdays, they have beer tastings for $5 and i think that comes with a pint glass as well. Pretty reasonable and the people are nice. I'd make it a point to stop here if you're in the area. It's somewhat near Taps and BJ's Brea.

09-23-2006 05:36:39 | More by SwillinBrew
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amoebalink

California

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Vendome gourmet liquor has a lot of selection at great prices.
If you live near here, it is a good place to visit.
I've been to Hi Times at Costa Mesa, CA, and Hi Times definietly has a better selection, but Vendome seems to have a better price compared to Hitimes.
For example, Hi Times had Chimay 12 oz for $4.35 while Vendome has it for $3.88.
A little less, but non the less, it is decently priced.

Vendome doesn't have the excessive amout of selection compared to Hitimes, but does have some selections that is only available here.
They have the Achel 500mL ($8.99)that Hi Times dones't have (HiTimes has the larger 750mL variety and sells at $12.99).
Take you pick which you want to buy, but it is a good place for beer.
They also have a beer tasting every Tuesday evening for $3.
The bartender seems to know a bit about each beer or brewery and sometimes have guest representative from the brewery itself present.
I think it is a good place to visit if you live near the Pomona area.
If you are a wine aficionado, this is also a good place to visit.\
Dome is also nice due to the tastings that they host. Every friday they have a great wine tasting and they are planning on amping up their beer tastings. They used to have a guy that planned them, but he moved on, so they are in transition. I did talk to the guy and he told me they were definitely going to try to work with some local breweries. This is excellent news.

09-15-2006 07:58:06 | More by amoebalink
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PuckLSHS

Iowa

4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

I love Dome Liquors. Not only is it close to my location so that I don't have to drive the extra 20-40 minutes (depending on traffic) to get to Hi-Time. It is the place where I can pick up my Ommegang essentials, some Stone, Alesmith and some English and Irish beers. Also, they are pretty much all cold. You can get pretty much anything you want already chilled, whereas BevMo in Brea only has a few in the case.

Dome is also nice due to the tastings that they host. Every friday they have a great wine tasting and they are planning on amping up their beer tastings. They used to have a guy that planned them, but he moved on, so they are in transition. I did talk to the guy and he told me they were definitely going to try to work with some local breweries. This is excellent news.

When you go in, be sure to get on their mailing list so you can get the updates. It's worth it. The tastings are fantastic and the people you meet are great! It makes you feel like more of a "family" of beer/wine lovers vs. a sterile liquor store.

04-22-2006 02:10:59 | More by PuckLSHS
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Rezzin

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I stop by this place once in a while to pick up beers as it's on the way to my friends house and never thought to see it listed on BA. Most of the beers are in coolers against the back right wall as you walk in. If you're facing the register - it's straight back. The selection is great and the prices seem decent. You really won't get help for the most part - just think oversized liquor store with an unusually good beer selection. It's no John's Marketplace in Portland but it's one of the better places local.

04-06-2006 22:09:49 | More by Rezzin
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Boilermaker88

California

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

08-06-05 Review Update: Vendome still carries one of the best assortments of German beers in the area, IMO. They also carry a good selection of beers by Victory; Golden Monkey, V-12, Storm King, Hop Devil and my favorite, Prima Pils. They also had Stoudt's double IPA six-packs. Prices are pretty decent. Still worth stopping in if you're in the Brea/Yorba Linda/Placentia area.

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Located on the north side of Yorba Linda Blvd in Yorba Linda, Vendome Liquor has a nice open layout with the beer section located in the right rear of their rectangular building.
Along the right wall are the refridgerated beers. In front of them are some low shelves stocked with a nice assortment of German, British, and Belgian ales. Notable on the shelves were offerings from Allgäuer, Aktien Brauerei, Ayinger, Paulaner, Schneider & Sohn, Späten, and Weltenburger Kloster from Germany, and a nice range of Fullers, Young's and Samuel Smith's plus St. Peters and Wychewood. From Belgium, I found Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru, Maredsous 8 and Dobbel, Affligem, Orval, and a number of others. A large assortment of Unibroue beers, including Quelque Chose and La Terrible, are available as well as bombers of Victory's Golden Monkey.
In the reefers, I noted Flying Dog, Stone, Humboldt, Alesmith, Rogue, Lost Coast, Lagunitas, and a host of other U.S. craft brews. The craft brew selection is quite impressive as is the quality. The service was only average: in the nearly thirty minutes I wandered around looking at the selection, no one came up to inquire if I needed any help. The guy at the register was friendly, however.
Vendome Liquor has a wide variety of interesting brews as well as good regular standbys. Worth checking out if you find yourself in northeast Orange County.

01-26-2004 18:05:02 | More by Boilermaker88
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Great store that has lots of good beer, virtually all of it in coolers. The selection is awesome and sports not only California brews, but imports and lots of Unibroue from Canada. Plenty of singles to choose from. Strip shopping center with decent off-street parking.

Almost missed this as the street sign is difficult to see and read; hard to tell if it says Vendome or Venidome on the sign. Glad I had the street number from BA Beerflys, almost always a great source of information for real beer hunters. BeerFly Guides in this state are really on top of the beer scene here.

11-02-2003 02:03:23 | More by AtLagerHeads
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jcalabre

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I normally don't go through Yorba Linda too often, but a few months back, I was in the area, so I checked this place out based on a tip from herbjones.

I missed this place the first time I drove by. It's on the north side of the street. Keep your eyes peeled!
They have a very good selection of micros. If you're in the Yorba Linda area, you don't need to go much farther than Dome for your brews

09-15-2003 15:16:24 | More by jcalabre
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Vendome Wine & Spirits in Fullerton, CA
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