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Red Carpet Wine

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Red Carpet WineRed Carpet Wine

Taps: 7 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
96
world-class

40 Ratings
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Store ]

400 E Glenoaks Blvd
Glendale, California, 91207-2014
United States
phone: (800) 339-0609

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MrTopher

California

4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Living in downtown LA we have not as many options as we'd like for good beer. Either we go to Bottle Rock for the retail beer selection or we head out to Pasadena to the Bevmo. But I had been told about the Red Carpet, so I had to check it out cause I heard they carried Brew Dog (Scotland) Hardcore IPA, and I had found at only 1 other location (Wades Wines in Westlake Village, CA).
Red Carpet isn't a HUGE liquor destination, if you're looking for quantity than find a Bevmo, but if you're looking for quality you've found it. The selection is on the smaller side, but it's the finest you'll find in the area.
They have a great import selection (Belgium, Germany, Asia, etc) and a great craft selection (Stone, Lagunitas, Allagash, Victory, Maui, Port/Lost Abbey, Rouge, etc). If you want to geek out then by all mean this is where you go.
The only draw back to Red Carpet in my opinion and I am sure other people think differently is that everything is cold. I like to get some beers to cellar and it's hard at times when they are already cold. But its no sweat off my back, I'll keep going back.
I have yet to really have any interaction with the staff more than at check out, they seem nice. And I am sure are knowledgeable.
If you're within a 5-10 mile radius of Red Carpet venture in and take a look around, even if you don't buy anything its worth checking out.

11-09-2009 23:10:40 | More by MrTopher
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

06-14-2014 15:04:24 | More by GRG1313
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DoubleJ

California

3.76/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$

Am I too late? I saw a "for lease" sign on the top corner of the building, wondering if I was going to be buying beer here or not. Seeing a handful of tap beers listed outside raised hopes. Being able to walk inside assured it.

Now I think I'm under the for lease sign. It's a large interior with a tasting bar in dark corner, lots of empty floor space, refrigerated shelves that are 75% filled with beer and the rest awaiting occupation. I saw signs pointing to certain varieties of wine, yet there was no wine in said area. It looked like the place was closing. It was depressing.

Despite open shelves, there was still plenty of good beer available. Many large format bottles available, many occupied with West Coast beers like Bootlegger's, Stone, Coronado, Almanac, and Maui. I found some special release beers on the shelf too, like Firestone DDBA and Stone Enjoy By IPA. Imports are available too. Pricetags are posted for much of the beer.

Not sure if it only gets worse before closure or was just a coincidence. Time will tell.

10-06-2013 00:24:01 | More by DoubleJ
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I visited Red Carpet today since I was in the area. The atmosphere is good with an upscale feel and a selection of wine, liquor, and beer. There is a small tasting area inside the store where you can purchase beer and drink it there if you so wish. Service was good with friendly workers happy to assist me in finding a beer that was not on the shelf. All of their beer is refrigerated and all bottle dates seemed to be current. Selection was very good with a wide range of beer split up by geographic region in its own cooler. Prices were pretty reasonable for all of their beers. Lots of goodies on the shelf that I haven't seen anywhere else before. Overall, this is a pretty great store that I am sure to visit again in the future and I highly recommend stopping in if you are in the general area.

02-26-2012 05:52:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
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blincoln

California

4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

My girlfriend's dad has been coming here for year, so I figured it was time that I went to go check it out. Its a pretty big shop complete with a tasting area. They have about 7 coolers worth of beer and the rest of the store is dedicated to wine and spirits. The staff was really nice and seemed pretty knowledgable, although we didn't have many questions for them.

I was able to pick up Allagash Fluxus, which my roommate had been looking for. They have a pretty good selection and I'd definitely be interested in going back to see what else they get in.

01-26-2012 17:12:34 | More by blincoln
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.94/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I was recently at red carpet wine while on vacation with my family. Read some reviews about this place so I thought that it looked promising. The stores located in a nice neighborhood with a nice storefront. The inside looks even nicer.

All the beers located inside the glass coolers. They have a great selection of IPAs.. Bear republic, Ballast point, Alpine, Stone,and others which is just what I was looking for. But I was pretty bummed because I could not find any russian river brews. Oh well I thought to myself and proceeded to fill up my bin with 2 bombers each of the above mentioned breweries.

While I was making my selection I was approached by a friendly staff member. He asked me if I needed help finding anything.
I asked him if had any russian river brews. I told him where I was from and that I don't get out to cali that much. He went into the back of the store and came back with a supplication and consercation! Now I have a proper vacation stash of cali beer.

Overall a great stop for anyone seeking quality beer. Especially if your out of town. Very friendly staff . Wish I had a store like this at home.

06-06-2011 14:56:40 | More by BUNZILLA
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SubpoenaDeuces

California

4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

First and foremost the help staff is very welcoming and immediately invites you to join their email list in a legitimately caring way, not some used car salesman push. I talked shop with Mike for a bit about Bruery releases and forthcoming sours and he was very knowledgeable.

The selection is a cut above most wine stores, better than K&L and I would say equal to Cap and Cork, just different based on your needs. Picked up a bottle of Biere De Mars, great lambic selection, mikkleller has it's fair share of representation as well. The SD local scene was a bit underrepresented but still a solid stable for favorites like Sculpin and a bevy of Stone products

I will return, particularly if this email list is as fruitful as represented. Sipping on a 1000 IBU right now to their credit, keep up the good work.

05-19-2011 06:30:22 | More by SubpoenaDeuces
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Retsinis

California

4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Red Carpet is not in my immediate area, but I do my best to make it a point to stop in when I'm in the area, on the way somewhere nearby, or coming back from somewhere that puts me within distance of Red Carpet.

Good quality, prices, and rotating selection of beer, (though could be a bit better) and they also of course have a good selection of wines and spirits (check out some of the whiskies if your interested)

They will set aside bottles of some things if you call ahead, and have a good email/newsletter list as well of new releases in stock too.
Also, the 95% of their beer selection is refrigerated too, which is a great plus as well.

Michael is the beer guy. Funny recent story too, ran into Michael at the CoLAboration/TDA 1st anniversary fest, which was ironic, since I was going to Red Carpet afterwards to get some Pliney the Elder for a trade, had I known he'd be there, I'd just ask if he could bring it (not sure if he would have, but anyhow)

Great spot if you live locally, or are on the look out for new releases.

05-06-2011 22:31:28 | More by Retsinis
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Visited here on 2011-03-26.

Stopped in because I'd read they had a fresh batch of Hair of the Dog's Blue Dot DIPA. Called ahead and they graciously set a couple of bottles aside for me.

The building was easy to find and they have their own parking lot. The store features more wine than beer, but their beer coolers held an impressive collection of brews. I'd be happy if this selection was available in a bottle shop near me in Pennsylvania.

After giving me some time to browse the selection, a very helpful and knowledgeable fellow chatted me up about my preferences.

For those so-inclinded, there is a walk-in cigar humidor with a good-but-pricey selection.

Thumbs up for a friendly store with a good craft beer selection!

03-27-2011 19:07:44 | More by Tucquan
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newk340

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +7.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

Great stop on my last day in town. Went in to grab just a couple bottles to toss in my luggage since I had some lbs to spare, and ended up talking to one of the salespeople (Miles) for nearly 30 mins. Very knowledgable about beer, despite being primarily a wine store. I definitely had fun pacing up and down the aisle of beer coolers trying to decide what 3 bombers to bring back to Wisco with me. Then had a nice chat with Michael about the beer selection and what upcoming beers would be available to ship home with me. Needless to say, a place I would stop again, just for the friendly service.

01-03-2011 03:10:59 | More by newk340
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Red Carpet Wine in Glendale, CA
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