Beverages & more! - Carmel Mtn.
Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 7 | Show All Ratings:
3.28/5 rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Overall a decent selection of craft beers. At least more than I'm used to in my little town. Prices were OK for the most part. Some good deals, and others that I would definitely purchase elsewhere. The staff were almost non existent until you reached the cash register, so I really didn't get to pick their brains on any of the beers that they had. Judging by the selection they had, who ever orders the beers knows what they are doing, but perhaps they shouldn't place all these beers in direct sunlight. They were friendly though and gave me a discount on my bottle of scotch, which was a big plus for me.
01-13-2012 03:15:25 | More by lilnardey
4.3/5 rDev +13.8%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Ive been here a few times and the beer seletion is pretty good. They have a large amount of foreign beers along wiht many locals. Their pricing is fair but nothing too special.
Ive had great service whenever Ive been here and they've been happy to check prices for me when I ask.
If you like wine then I must say this place must be amazing for you. Its all around an alcohol heaven! It is slowly becoming a usual place to pick up beer for me but I do wish my local store had a bigger selection so I could give my business to the small guy.
10-13-2010 04:20:16 | More by Eriktheipaman
3.05/5 rDev -19.3%
quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I used to shop here years ago when I lived in San Diego, and always enjoyed it. Going back yesterday, and again today, my feelings regarding this place have changed. The service was spotty, with a few very friendly employees, and 1 or 2 who were not. The selection was pretty good, although not as good as I remember. The biggest disappointment, aside from some of the prices (Lost Abbey Serpeant's Stout $11.39?!?! I pay $8.99 in Denver) was obviously this recent move towards getting the hoppy beers out into the light/heat. I bought 4 hoppy beers off of these shelves over 2 days (AV 20th DIPA, Union Jack, Hop Rod Rye and Ninkasi Double Red). Both the AV and Ninkasi were obviously damaged and the UJ was not as fresh and vibrant as I remember. Very disappointing. Nothing quite as inspiring as seeing IPAs on a floor stackout and 40 feet of cooler space dedicated to BMC. I'll probably pass on this store next time I'm in town.
04-02-2010 21:43:15 | More by emmasdad
4.35/5 rDev +15.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The six-pack selection was good, and the 22 oz. selection was great. I didn't have any trouble selecting 12 bottles to ship back home, and a lot of that included specialty beers (Anniversary beers and what not) that are kind of one-shot deals.
The prices were good and the store was very well kept.
I was approached multiple times by staff that asked me if I needed any help. Personally I see that as a feeble sales approach, but at least I was greeted. Had I had a question, I'd have had many takers to answer it. However, based on what I overheard through other customers interactions, these guys know what they're talking about and aren't afraid to make a straight-forward suggestion, and I like that. I mainly heard wine suggestions, but each time the salesperson was right on with their recommendation, and I'd have to imagine that they'd be able to do the same thing with beer as well.
09-25-2008 22:43:34 | More by NeroFiddled
4/5 rDev +5.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Very accessable location just off the I-15, though the shopping center seems to have been overshadowed by two giant ones a block east. Feels a bit less like a warehouse than some of the other BevMo stores that I've been too. Nice helpful employees, though I didn't try to extract any beer information from them. Nice American craft beer selection, nice German beer selection, a relatively good Belgian ale selection (they were lacking Rochefort 6 & 10, but made up for it by having Gulden Draak), and a few more Eastern European beers than elsewhere. English beer section is large, but rather lacking in variety (mostly just stuff you'd find in a better-than average grocery store). OK selection of glassware too. Prices are typical of BevMo, being a bit cheaper than elsewhere. Not as many specials here as elsewhere, but maybe that's just a chain-wide issue. I'll certainly head back over here again sometime.
02-26-2007 03:20:11 | More by mithrascruor
3.7/5 rDev -2.1%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
It's a pretty big place. Looks clean and got a big selction of other things. The service wasn't anything special just person at cash register that was nice but other than that nothing above and beyond. The selection of beer was pretty good. Don't sell single 12oz but have some bombers and 6 packs. Had some harder to find beers but nothing to an extent. Had some Steelhead, Drakes, Abbot Ale in a bottle which I have never seen before, ReaperAle, AleSmith, Deschutes, and some others. They had some craft root beers also. Had Sprecher's root beer which I did end up getting and it is the best bottled root beer I have had. If you driving down the I-15 I would stop and take a look but wouldn't go to much out of the way to go here.
09-24-2006 21:33:17 | More by BlindPig
3.85/5 rDev +1.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Nice big store, bigger than the one in Mission Valley. They've got their beer away from the front windows. Your average Bevmo, with the same set of imports from England and Germany. Not a comprehensive selection, and I didn't find anything there I can't get closer to me in La Jolla. Lots of California microbrews. They have a refrigerated section with some good bombers like Bear Republic and Marin Brewing. Occasionally they have beer tastings for a nominal fee I believe. Keg service. They have some fine snack foods to go with your alcohol too.
04-03-2004 05:23:02 | More by oggg
Beverages & more! - Carmel Mtn. in San Diego, CA
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.