Holiday Wine Cellar
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Reviews by tjkinate:
4.14/5 rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I lived in Escondido for WAY to long before finding this place. Located in what seems to be an old family restaurant just adds to this place's charm. Upstairs, half of the store is dedicated to beer and the other to wine. This was the store that really assisted me in becoming obsessed with beer, having purchased many of my first premium bottles from here.
If you have a deep pocketbook and also enjoy the wine variety, take a venture down the spiral stairs to the stores cellar. Bottles easily go into the few hundred dollar range. Basically, I walked and witnessed, my wallet is a little light for those beverages.
Go check them out, support your local business, the beer selection won't leave you disappointed!
06-28-2011 01:18:42 | More by tjkinate
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4.3/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
4.49/5 rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a good bottle shop in North County, San Diego. In fact, it is not too far from Stone Brewery. They have a good, solid selection of beers. Their selection is set up by style and country, with some beers stored in the cooler in the middle of the shop. The staff is super helpful and will answer any questions you may have. They also have a good online presence, so feel free to check them out there (although some of the stuff doesn't seem too up to date).
And while all of this is fine and dandy, one of the best (if not perplexing) thing about Holiday Wine Cellar is that they often have Groupons available for $20 for $40 or $40 for $80-- which is simply awesome and rather amazing. I tend to use the Groupons to stock up on seasonal IPAs or what not; however, it is great to use them for more expensive sours or other beers that you would normally pass on because of the price. In addition to the beer, they have a huge selection of booze and a ton of wines-- if you into that sort of thing.
Overall-- I urge you to check out Holiday Wine Cellar-- and check out Groupon before you head over.
08-09-2013 20:07:42 | More by HoppingAlong
4.71/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Wow what a store, I was perusing the cooler and someone came over and said, let me show you the cooler, I was confused until he lead me INTO the cooler where I got the whole view of everything they have, which is everything you could possibly want from the area. Pliny was just chillin' on the floor in a box which made me laugh. Everything is well cataloged and organized by country/location and there is plenty of everything. BA Eclipses, various sour beers, if it's in CA, they probably have it.
06-20-2013 22:33:12 | More by claspada
Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA
98 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.