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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Pretty good - bright, airy and friendly in a convenient location, with BevMo's usual broad if not wildly imaginative selection of regional and national beers, good wine and liquor. And the prices are good. The staff is quite friendly and helpful, and it appears to me that they keep a fairly good stock of kegs on hand - they had a 5 gallon Deschutes in stock, for example, when everyone else in the area, even other BevMos, would have had to order. I prefer this one to the other one in the region, in Fairfield, which has roughly the same stock, but is a bit darker and cramped.
05-13-2011 23:43:00 | More by Seanibus
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
This is a good store, fairly similar overall to the San Rafael Beverages and More but a bit large and with a slightly more extensive selection.
It has a small selection of glasses, mostly shakers and mostly standard brand names.
It has a pretty good range of US micro brews but in terms of local stuff like Russian River or in terms of really special, harder-to-find micros, it doesn't compare to Bottle Barn across town. That said, it does have a few micros that Bottle Barn doesn't have. It also has a large selection of macro beers but again this pales in comparison to Bottle Barn, which has a very large selection of macros in addition to everything else. Like most places, the micro selection is mostly west coast with almost nothing from east of Colorado, a big weakness but pretty much standard around here.
It has a good range of imports, some not readily available elsehwere and quite hard to find. Some of these, like Lev beers and Belhaven beers, are standard here yet hard to find elsehwere and even rarely seen at Bottle Barn. It has a better selection of more standard UK and German beers than Bottle Barn, but carries far fewer harder-to-find items.
The same is roughly true for Belgian beers, again with Bottle Barn carrying a much better selection but again with this place having a few not found elsewhere.
Prices are reasonable. The Beverages and More in downtown San Francisco, on Van Ness, is also better in variety.
Service is average.
04-17-2009 18:36:47 | More by Offa
3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
Stopped into the Santa Rosa Bevmo while in the area to check out the stock. Didn't end up buying anything but surveyed the scene pretty thoroughly. Nice selection of the local breweries like Bear Republic and Moylans. There was an assload of Abyss 08 on the shelves a few weeks after all the hype, so that is obviously accessible up there like water. Also a ton of Sam Adams Triple Bock. Ugh. Have at it. Good selection, like most bevmos. I would shop here when I come into the area, but prefer the Bottle Barn a little farther north.
01-17-2009 07:46:21 | More by kleffman
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
Just your typical Bevmo, located in a large Target shopping mall.
Nothing really bad about this place; it's your typical bevmo with the beer section in the back to the right. They have a nice selection of craft brew, with a smaller selection of english, german and belgiums. Don't expect to find anything out of the ordinairy here; the Belgium selection for intance consisted of Chimay, Gulden Draak, Delirium Tremens and a few others. It's solid enough, just nothing special. Was a bit surprised (and disappointed) that on this particular evening the store had no Pliny the E. or Blind Pig, though I picked up a bottle of Salvation (an unexpected surprise). Service here is basically non-existent. The cashier knew of Pliny and Blind Pig (as one would hope, given that the brewery is less then 2 miles away), but had no idea the beer had been bottled, and no idea when and if they would be getting any. I got the impression he could care less as well.
Nothing wrong with this place, and I would certainly go here again, but it just seemed to me that it could be so much more then what it was. Oh well...
08-31-2008 02:37:17 | More by John_M
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
honestly a bit underwhelming after being in so many other BevMo's, but still a good store.
Service tries very hard and is generally helpful, though beer knowledge seemed a bit lacking. Oh well.
Selection was decent for a BevMo, better than decent otherwise. Noted more Marin/Moylan's available than I was used to, which is both nice and to be expected due to the proximity of those places to Santa Rosa. Was disappointed in the selection of several other notable California brewing companies. For instance, they hadn't gotten VE 07.07.07 in weeks after it showed up in SoCal. OK, so it is farther away - but Seattle and Portland both had it by then. OK, so it is a small town - but even Olympia had it by then.
Anyway, I wasn't blown away and I'll leave it at that. I'll stop by and re-rate it the next time I'm in town to visit RR.
Prices were very reasonable as I've come to expect from this chain. All in all, good store.
08-09-2007 22:18:05 | More by udubdawg
3.8/5 rDev 0%
As xlperro said, this is one of the larger BevMo's that I have been to. The selection is very similar to those we have down in Southern Cal, but this carries a lot more local San Fran area beers. Nice for the person who wants to pick up a few things before heading back home from their weekend away.
The prices are usually very fair at BevMo...I am guessing because of size, turnover and chain connections.
The store looks exactly the same as all the other locations with the exception of more room. This one just happens to be located about 7 miles from SSU, so a lot of the beer saavy students come out here.
The people are nice, but sometimes they are not very good on helping with selection. You might find the occasional beer nerd, but more than likely, this won't be happening. You need to know what you want when you come in....if not, just read the description and give it a go. One of the nicest things about BevMo are those description cards...
Pick up a few good beers and enjoy.
04-23-2006 20:52:46 | More by PuckLSHS
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
Very large store located adjacent to a Trader Joe's. The beer is located in the back right of the store.
They have about 85% of their beer stock on the non-refrigerated shelves (excellent selection) , and the rest is kept cold in the beer box (above average selection).
I usually go in there on weekends, and it has never been busy. Employees are easy-going and friendly. I haven't had any questions that I needed answered so I don't know how informative they can be. The selection is what keeps me comin back, LOTS of local brews and a couple that I haven't heard of as well.
I haven't been to any other BevMo locations to benchmark this against, but for a first impression...THE place to shop for your beer needs.
10-09-2005 22:17:07 | More by grindcore666
4/5 rDev +5.3%
This is a fairly typical BevMo store in one of Santa Rosa's many little shopping centers.
Pros: Large store. Prices are below average. Lots of West Coast micros.
Cons: Import selection could be larger. As could non-West Coast micros.
I picked up some Double Bastard, Stone Ruination, and Alaskan Smoked Porter, none of which are available in NYC. I even spotted a 3 Liter Double Bastard complete with lock. I also purchased a Duchesse de Bourgogne and a Marin Star Brew-Triple Wheat Ale.
I wish the Belgian and English aisles had a larger selection. More singles would also be nice.
Bottom line: Quite a nice beer store. If you are in Santa Rosa, I would head here first.
02-03-2004 00:52:59 | More by skar
Beverages & more! in Santa Rosa, CA
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.