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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by Boilermaker88:
3.35/5 rDev +7%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
Bristol Farms is an up-scale grocery store similar to Whole Foods Market or AJ's Foods. They also carry beer, wine and liquor, just a more up-scale selection than to be found at your local Von's or Ralphs supermarket.
Bristol Farms is located just off the 110 Fwy exit at Fair Oaks and is on the southeast corner of that intersection. The beer, wine and spirits are centrally located in the store. The selection is by no means all-inclusive but they do carry a decent range of beers. Among the domestic breweries noted were Mad River, Stone, Mendocino, Sam Adams, Red Hook, Sierra Nevada, Shipyard, and Anderson Valley. On the import side there was a decent range of Pacific Rim brews; Steinlager, Coopers (sparkling ale, extra stout, and original pale ale), and the usual Japanese beers plus a decent list of Mexican and South American brews. European beers were represented by Samuel Smiths, Fullers, Bass, Guinness, Spaten and Belhaven. The staff was friendly and helpful but lacked any real beer knowledge. The prices are a bit steep but single bottles are available, which is a nice touch I always look for.
Considering the lack of any viable liquor stores in the immediate area, Bristol Farms would probably be a regular stop for me if I lived in the aea. As it is, it's a bit too out of the way for me to make it a regular stop.
01-09-2004 22:21:03 | More by Boilermaker88
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3.4/5 rDev +8.6%
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is where we came to get groceries when we finally arrived at my aunt's place in LA. As has already been said, Bristol Farms is an upscale grocery store specializing in organic and local foods, similar to a Whole Foods. Pretty much everything in the store looks inviting and delicious, but some of the stuff can get pretty pricey, though the beer was pretty reasonable.
Of course, the first aisle I picked was the beer aisle. After skipping past a decent selection of imports, I found a good selection of California beers from Stone, Sierra Nevada, Pizza Port, etc. Nothing too rare.
Service was nowhere to be found near the beer section, though the selection is straight forward enough.
07-09-2009 02:18:13 | More by neonbrown82
2.65/5 rDev -15.3%
quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Basically a grocery store, but more expensive and more organic food products
Carry lots of beer, one entire side of an isle
Got La Fin du Monde, Maudite, Trois Pistoles, Anchor Bock, Anchor Summer, Twilight Ale, Skinny Dip, and many more good beers
Prices are not good or bad
Service lacked and they did not have any real hard to find beers
Maybe the summer seasonals were the most sought after of the bunch
Can buy singles, not only 6 packs
Had a 3 liter of Double Bastard, but it was 70 bucks, way too much for that, rather buy bombers for $4.50 right down the street from my house
09-09-2007 01:40:37 | More by Floydster
Bristol Farms in South Pasadena, CA
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.