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Reviews by Floydster:
4.3/5 rDev +10.8%
Got off at Carlsbad Village Drive and drove only about a block or two, stopped here for one reason alone yesterday and that was the fact that they had Black Butte XX and 20th Anniversary Wit from Deschutes, could not find this stuff anywhere and was relieved to finally see some when I walked into this place, they had it in fridges and advertised out on the floor, location was literally right down the street from Pizza Port Carlsbad, huge selection but not really compared to the bottle shop or Holiday, still a nice surprise, spent twenty dollars on some change on those two bottles, this place had a lot of beer and mostly everything from down south in that area, even some older Lost Abbey beers, newer Belgians that recently made it into the United States, all the Bruery's bottles, Stone, Green Flash, Alesmith including the past two years of Decadence, Coronado, Lightning, Russian River, Firestone, Alpine, etc., place looked like a pretty standard liquor store with the cash register at the front, it was very clean which is expected more so in this area, lots of beer and I cannot emphasize that enough because i did not expect to see such a gigantic selection, will be stopping here from now on, especially when I go to Pizza Port, guy at the front was pretty cool and did not say much but friendly at the same time, a little expensive but worth it with the variety and rarity of some of the beers they are carrying
07-22-2008 06:16:14 | More by Floydster
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2.8/5 rDev -27.8%
this place has great display of selection....except selections aren't something that are allowed on the shelves in San Diego let alone at all in any retail setting...think of a certain society from Orange County. Double Retailing is illegal...no matter how good and rare the beers are. I just don't recommend being here when the IRS shows up for double taxation
11-15-2013 04:52:01 | More by BeerProtector
3.74/5 rDev -3.6%
I went here for the first time to buy some Russian River beers and was amazed at the great selection they had. The last time I was there, they were selling Pliny for $5 but they did not include it in their special (Buy 5 get the 6th for a dime) which I thought was a little cheap and didn't go over well with another customer. The cashier was also rude about it and told him "everybody knows that beer doesn't count."
Prices are also higher here than other places. I paid $15 for a bottle of Supplication and you can get it for $13 at another local store. Overall though, they have a good selection but just expect to pay for it.
07-26-2013 01:10:48 | More by RyanLaw
3.6/5 rDev -7.2%
This store is right down the street from Pizza port. But not anywhere in their league.
The owner is a bit gruff and not exactly friendly. But there are a few guys who seem to be helpful, almost in spite of him.
This is kind of like a family liquor store/711 hyped up on steroids. Where they score big is their selection of craft brews. The have a surprisingly good selection of Great Divide yeti, Alesmith, Bruery, and even, gasp, Russian River Pliny ( but you do have to buy another beer if you buy one. So serious boo here ).
And though they do have a discount for six of more, ASK for a detailed reciept ( seems they occasionally "forget" unless prompted ).
Not much on atmosphere. But if you work fast, you can find a must-have brew here and there. Not worth hitting up unless it is in conjunction with Pizza Port. But go there second, the Port might already have it, and cheaper, too!
02-20-2012 05:26:22 | More by CasanovaCummins
4/5 rDev +3.1%
Very nice beer place. The selection is extensive, with a quite complete local lineup, good regional offering and a scattering of national standouts, including Dogfish Head and Victory from the East Coast. The store devoted as much as half its shelf space to beer, with a long series of cold coolers on one side and room-temperature shelves on the other. Nice balance between bombers and sixpacks. Prices seem reasonable for the area and the wine and liquor selection, to the extent I studied it, seemed pretty good. A must stop if you are in town.
02-15-2012 04:52:43 | More by Seanibus
Texas Liquor in Carlsbad, CA
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.