Vendome Wine & Spirits
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3.85/5 rDev -1%
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
4.35/5 rDev +11.8%
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.
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
4/5 rDev +2.8%
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
3.85/5 rDev -1%
Again, this is one of the most frequent places I visit when it comes to beer purchasing. The overall variety is good, and the owners are very nice. The other day, in fact, they exchange a beer I bought a few weeks earlier...and they had no problem with it. They move beer pretty quickly, but new shipments come in within a week. They usually don't carry reserve beers (i.e. Abyss), but some of their selection includes ( but not closely limited) Ale Smith's beers (including Speedway Stout), Stone beers, Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, Sam Adams, etc.
08-07-2008 00:42:33 | More by OlieIPA
4.35/5 rDev +11.8%
This is actually a pretty good liquor store. They have stuff that I've never seen in hi-time or bevmo. Selections not complete but essential. The German beers are the highlight of this store, followed by the Belgians, and then the Americans. And yeah this is one of the few stores where you can take out a single from a sixer. Not much service but the cashiers all seem pretty nice. I bought the newest Sam Adams Longshots here and a few Germans. This store deserved more attention and whoever lives around the Fullerton or Brea area should definitely check this place out.
02-09-2008 21:46:40 | More by vince4953529
4/5 rDev +2.8%
Vendome has a nice variety of all types of booze, and their beer selection is no excpetion. Around 80% is in coolers, which is a plus, with the rest on shelves. I am not sure why some beers are in the cooler and others are not. For instance, there were some Ballast Point beers that I think probably deserved to go in the cooler over some Belgian ales that would be fine sitting on shelves. The organization in general could probably be overhauled.
One of the staff helped check for a beer I was looking for, so they seemed attentive, even if there wasn't much staff and they didn't seem interested in talking beer.
I have to say the selection is quite solid. All the usual suspects, plus plenty of imports, including a few more rare ones such as the Nils lineup from Sweden and I spotted an Ølfabrikken Abbey Ale. Too bad none of the porter was around. Prices were moderate to a touch above normal, though if you are looking for something just to drink they usually have something on sale. This is not a destination, but worth checking out if you are in the area. I spent $0 on my latest trip but there have been times I have dropped $100 here.
10-07-2009 23:13:52 | More by vacax
3.74/5 rDev -3.9%
Not your typical liquor store. A full selection of craft brew available, with some stuff labeled as new, in case you visit often.
Many beer choices, and some difficult to find items, including PtE, and some BA versions I haven't seen before. They have a tasting section, humidor, tons of wine and spirits.
Pricing seems a little high on some things, while the Belgians are a little lower in price than others I have seen.
I can't say much about service, as it's pretty much a find what you need and checkout kind of place. Perhaps during other times they have someone there to talk beer, maybe during tastings?
Though this is one of the first places I came when I turned 21, it seems like the selection is a tad smaller than it was, but it's been 10 years since I visited.
Overall, a place worth driving to, especially since I live 10-15 minutes away. Probably not if you are farther.
01-19-2012 20:48:45 | More by Drinkerofales
4.2/5 rDev +8%
Vendome was the first good store i found in the OC. Great cold beer selection. Some hard to find Belgian gems that you don't see at chain stores.
The wine selection was small but good wine was at hand for sure. They also do singles of any beer in the cooler. The only big selection of quality spirits,Beer and wine in Placentia! They had a good pic of cigars also and there tasting bar is real cozy and inviting. The prices are normal for a private owned operation. But pricey compared to corprate stores. The selection and good vibes in the store make up for the slight upcharge.
08-03-2008 06:21:21 | More by athensbeermaster
Vendome Wine & Spirits in Fullerton, CA
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