Holiday Wine Cellar
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Reviews by SpdKilz:
4.58/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This was one of the beer stores on my list of places to go while down in the SD area for a few days. Stopped here after going to Stone Bistro and on my way back up to LA.
Walked in and was greeted by a nice, albeit clustered store. Found my way to the beer section and almost immediately the beer guy approached me and asked if I had any questions. I've learned to just ask flat out if they have anything special in the back since I know the "special" beers won't often see the light of day on shelves. We BS'd back and forth a bit (I told him I was from LA so we were trying to figure out what beers he had in the back I didn't really have access to) and he came up with a few beers I have not seen by me, including the prize beer find of my trip, a 2009 BA Wee Heavy - one of 972. The service was great and the beer guy knew what was up, the selection was also outstanding, lots of imports (found Black Albert among other things) and the prices were a hint on the higher side but not outrageous. This would again be a store I stop at if I go down to SD again. Again, I emphasize the service - the beer guy was totally chill and legit.
03-19-2011 16:42:34 | More by SpdKilz
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
What a fantastic store. I came out with almost 2 cases of a variety of delicious brews and the customer service was excellent. I received help and recommendations from two associates. Sadly I had to leave some items behind but it was a gem of a beer/wine/spirits store. Don't forget to check out their walk in cooler behind the beer coolers. They also have a rewards program where you can get some discounts later.
04-10-2014 16:27:53 | More by DCLAguy11
4.3/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
First stop a few days ago was to check out this bottle shop close by to Stone. Medium sized beer area in the back left of the store, wine on the right, liquor filling in the front and middle and even a large cigar area on the far right of the store. I didn't even notice the back beer cooler or wine cellar until I wandered back there right before leaving. Atmosphere was pretty good, typical bottle shop feel really. Quality was pretty high all around. Nice furnishings and displays to go along with the beer glasses and beers. Service was pretty good, I was asked if I needed any help once but I was just browsing. Selection was solid all around. A few rarities sprinkled with with plenty of the typical local west coast offerings. Even more can be found in the cooler in the back so make sure you look back there as well. Prices were on par with the others in the area. Overall a really nice bottle shop, I would probably stop in again if I was going to Stone.
02-20-2014 04:31:52 | More by orangesol
Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA
98 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.