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3.36/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Not the greatest BevMo on the Peninsula. Just your average BevMo selection with nothing really special. I have never seen any "special" beers or limited releases here. The beer selection is all the way in the back corner with the refrigerated beer in a different section in the front. I've asked the stock people for help on a few occasions and only one of those occasions was pleasant. The cashiers aren't very cheery either. I would rather go to other BevMo's, but this one is only a few blocks away so I'll go there for DFH 90 IPA.
06-26-2011 00:34:23 | More by mikul93
3.66/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The original BevMo in the Redwood City/Menlo Park/Palo Alto area - decent for what it is.
Layout of the store is a little disconnected, with the chilled beer section on the opposite end of the regular beer storage. Lots of international bottles, more so than the average store, and a wide variety of those bottles as well.
Plenty of Cali locals to go round, from Moylan's to Telegraph to Firestone Walker. Sometimes you get lucky with a rare beer, but the beer buyers for this store seem to be operating on a standard list and don't deviate much.
Overall, a decent place to give people a look at some craft beers, and fairly reasonable prices throughout. The selection, while not as big as other BevMos, usually allows you to find something of interest.
06-20-2011 04:06:01 | More by Gambac
4.14/5 rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a slightly smaller Bevmo than the one in Mountain View, although the beer selection appears comparable. They carry a very impressive number of beers; probably more brands of beer than any other non-Bevmo store I've been to. If you're looking to try something new, this is a great place.
However, in searching for top rated beers I was only able to find the usual handful that I can pick up anywhere else. It'd be nice if they carried more Beer Advocate top rated beer.
Most beers are stored at room temp on the shelves, but a good number are in a decent sized fridge in the back of the store.
In summary, if you're looking for Beer Advocate's top rated beers, this is just a slightly above average store, but if you want to experiment with something new, you'll definitely find a lot here. Unfortuntately, they won't let you break up a four or six pack, so you can't just buy a single bottle of a beer, unless they have it in a bomber.
11-25-2009 14:58:35 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
3.7/5 rDev +5.7%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped in during a business trip to find some west coast IPAs to take home. I didn't find Russian River's Pliney the Elder but I did manage to find a few that I don't normally see on the east coast including IPAs from Bear Republic, Rubicon and Lost Coast.
Bev Mo has a decent selection of beers from Germany and England but as you would expect, the primary stock is beer from the west coast. It includes Stone, Anchor, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Green Flash and Bear Republic. They have some good Belgians but the variety isn't as good as you'd find in a top beer store. Most of the beer is kept unrefrigerated but there is a small refrigerated section.
There doesn't seem to be too much south of the city. Bev Mo is about as good a supply as I was able to find.
08-31-2008 15:25:31 | More by GJ40
3.5/5 rDev 0%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
For as small as this place is they have a decent selection. There were a fair amount of northern ca breweries represented but theres not much from the rest of the country and from other countries. I guess they just don't have the space in the store to carry a whole lot more stuff.
The last time that I was there the beer guy from that store helped me out. He knew a little about the Belgian beers and a decent amount about the Ca breweries as well. Not a bad bevmo, just a little small to have a great selection.
01-25-2008 21:16:02 | More by t0rin0
3.9/5 rDev +11.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
BevMo is sadly the best bet for local micros in the Palo Alto/Redwood City/Mountain View area. No singles or mixed sixers, unfortunately, but a pretty good selection of bombers. They carry most of the local breweries - Marin/Moylans, Anchor, Lagunitas, Speakeasy, North Coast, Anderson Valley, Bear Republic, Drakes, Gordon Biersch, Hoptown, Firestone, Lost Coast, Mendocino, Sierra Nevada, Stone, Sudwerk, etc. but the national selection is lacking, and a lot of Southern California brews are missing as well, including Alesmith and Ballast Point, although that could just be a distribution issue since those aren't widely available elsewhere. They do have a good selection of Ommegang and Allagash, however.
Also a pretty good selection of imports. Lots of Unibroue, Weihenstephan, Ayinger, and a decent number of Belgians.
Most beer is on shelves with only a smallish cold case in the front, tucked behind the liquor selection.
All in all, your best bet in the area except for the lack of singles. I find that the Mountain View branch tends to have a slightly better selection than this one. Look for the ClubBev! specials to pick up a good price. Regular prices are average, some ClubBev! sales are really inexpensive, such as Sierra Nevada and Sam Adams sixpacks that show up for $5.99 quite often.
08-21-2006 23:47:27 | More by mitchfor3
3.65/5 rDev +4.3%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
This place seems to have added a few more beers since the last review. Plenty of bombers on the shelves in addition to the cold section. As noted the cold case is on the other end of the store from the beer shelves. Lots of good micros here as well as plenty of Belgian and German. I had just been to the Mountain View Bev-Mo the other day, and this place seemed better stocked. They still had the Alaskan smoked porter, the Stone RIS (mountain view was out), a few Moylans that MV was out of, and they had a good number of Lost Coast, Marin, Stone, Bison, North Coast, Anderson Valley, and others. Good prices, adequete parking. Probably my regular stop from now on in the area.
07-31-2006 02:42:48 | More by Georgiabeer
3.55/5 rDev +1.4%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Parking is OK however the layout inside is comparably small to other Bev Mo's. The aisles were kind of tight and the refridgerated options were at the oposite side away from the shelved beers.
Only noticed one cashier. This place is probably designed to be a smaller facility with the accomodating staff.
The selection for American micro bombers is limited to the refridgerated options, A decent selection of British and Belgian however the German options appeared to be limited. Eight Ball Stout was not an option here. The keg selections only covered about two thirds of the page and did have the Tied House options.
09-06-2005 18:08:18 | More by Troyone
Beverages & more! in Redwood City, CA
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