Bottle Barn

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BA SCORE
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61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

3331 Industrial Dr
Santa Rosa, California, 95403-2062
United States
phone: (707) 528-1161

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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of DPETRIILO79
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Beer selection was decent. Was hoping for more local stuff and oddball beers. Still good selection overall.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of GJ40
3.8/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I stopped in while visiting Russian River. It's a large place with much more wine than anything else. The beer section isn't all that well defined so I found myself wandering to make sure I saw everything. The selection seems more by chance than plan. They have some great things but also seem to be incomplete in areas. I picked up an Almanac Strawberry sour. It's worth a visit but not all that exceptional.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.25/5  rDev -23%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Supposed to be the best shop in Santa Rosa? I feel bad for the area, because if that’s the case then they have the worst selection in Cali despite RR down the road. Mostly wine here and I did find some nice Crooked Stave regulars and the latest Almanac sours. BA Old Raspy and Old Stock Cellar Reserve was there and reasonably priced, and snagged a Four Roses Eclipse. Prices were pretty decent though with Eclipse at $26, when I usually see them at $32. No RR in stock, kind of sad. Glad I was able to find some things worth seeking out, but nowhere close to what I had expected. Only OK.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of sholland119
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

A very solid place in the Santa Rosa area. Wonderfully located about a mile form our hotel north of town. Easy to find, clean, nicely laid out.

Selection was good but not mind blowing. We had hit the Whole Foods Coddingtown Mall the day prior and picked up all we needed. We did get a couple of bottles for the room.

This is a great spot to pick up an inexpensive styrofoam shipper. Extensive selection and good amount of inventory.

Worthy but not essential.

HV

Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

A fine enough bottle shop. They had small Belgian, UK and German sections. There were more Cali and some other west coast beers. I didn't see any singles besides the 22 oz and foreign beers. The value is excellent though. It's better than the grocery stores and worth a stop if you're driving through the area.

Photo of drunkheathen
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I've made a couple of trips to Bottle Barn picking up some beer (what else?) and every trip has been a success. I sometimes feel overwhelmed and finding myself not knowing what to spend my limited budget on. Not that it's super pricey or anything. They have a very large selection of beers, ranging from cheap to very high dollar, and everything in between. Every style I have ever heard of I have found here. The service doesn't seem too keen on helping customers unless asked, but I somewhat enjoy getting kind of lost in a sea of beer. I am also a whiskey fan and they have a pretty good selection of that from what I saw as well. If you keep your eye on it, you will leave with a nice tow of bottles for a decent price. Next time I'm up in that area I will be making another visit for sure.

Photo of BuckTuckian
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I stopped here on a day trip to visit an old friend and collect a 12 bottle shipper full of goodies that are unavailable to me in my part of the country.
Luckily they had a few bottles of Pliny and Blind Pig for $3.99 sold!
I also grabbed several FW Parabola, Double Jack, Anniversary 16
There was more selection than I had time and space for. I would recommend stopping here. Thumbs up!

Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

A lot of choice, though to what is hot and fresh it is losing ground to Bierkraft and to Whole Foods(polling among bars done by NYSam).
Fair organization of bottles - on the floor, crowded near the bathroom and stockroom compared to the many wine racks. Old hoppy ales (ie. Lost Continent) among lesser known breweries. Only a small proportion of beers in the narrow cooler.
No single bottles. I asked an owner and he brings me to the Belgiums and bomber selection. Both owners are noteably unfirendly and unsmiling as they go about their business of making money.

Photo of JosephThompson
3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Stopped by during a trip to Russian River. As written, it's in an industrial park so straight warehouse for atmosphere. The beer area is a little thrown together so it may take a moment or so to grab your bearings and look for everything they have.

Service is non-existent but not in a bad way. They just never approach you but when asked they are helpful. I didn't pick up anything magical. Pretty standard stuff actually. Perhaps I missed the area with the good finds or overlooked them.

One thing you do notice is the ridiculous cheap Russian River on offer. If you're making the pilgramage to the drinking hole in downtown Santa Rosa it may be worth the 10 minute drive out to Bottle Barn first to see what they have and purchase there.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Roll into an industrial area. I don't really know what you do with atmosphere. On one hand, its just an industrial warehouse type of area, not exactly sexy. . . but do you need that when buying bottles? Plus, the amazingly cheap prices here are in some way connected to the fact that they aren't paying rent at a high end downtown loft in the epicenter of the chic cool chachi tony ravioli puffed shirt fancy hair crowd. So, while the atmosphere isn't much, the amount and price of beer are going to lead to an above average score based on what really matters to me.

Quality, well, they have tons of Russian River. And lots of other good selections. Beyond beer, the hard liquor and wine selection is fantastic, picked up some of the 8 barrel Buffalo Trace Experimental stuff from 1991 & 1993 while I was there, koufax21 said that $50 for them was a steal.

Service wise, everyone pretty much leaves you alone, when I asked for the chicken wire cage to be opened, they were quick to help out. Another bonus, there's some decent looking ladies at the register, big props to the fine looking native girl I'm guessing. Cute, smiley, just what you should be when a dude rolls through spending three digits.

Pretty much a must visit when I'm in the area from now on, thanks Kristalynn for the heads up on this place.

Photo of Rinkor16
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Love this place! It's less than a mile from my house... And oh man am I spoiled!

They stock a lot of beers from Moylan's, Lagunitas, Bear Republic, Russian River, Alaskan Brewery, Alesmiths and a few others. Everytime I've been here the staff are friendly. They're always willing to help you find something, incase you feel a little lost. They have an excellent selection of wine if you're into that (not me). They also have a pretty good selection of local brews. They even sell Russian River brews for less than the actual brewery does.

Photo of regsucks
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Very good Beer/Wine/Liquor Store in Santa Rosa.

Layout is similar to most large stores of the like. Nothing particularly memorable.

Very good selection of beers, including a bunch in the coolers. Added bonus of carrying shipping/packaging material and glassware.

Prices are outstanding. This applies to the regular, everyday offerings, as well as the special releases. FW 15 for $17.99, yeah I'll take that.

The beer guys that I've talked to there have always been very helpful and responsive to questions about particular special releases that might be coming in.

Photo of tjensen3618
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by on my way down the coast. I'm not familiar with the area and had a bit of trouble finding the place, it was in a industrial type area.

This place has a lot of beer, a good amount of it is coolers, cases are kind of haphazardly located around the beer area. I didn't notice a great amount of organization in the place, but somehow it worked.

They had a bunch of limited and barrel aged bottles that are long gone in Southern California. I could have gone wild in this place but had to pace myself in order to have some cash left for the last leg of my trip.

I'm glad I poked my head in this place, got some great bottles, and will be back if I ever get the opportunity to be back up in this wonderful part of CA.

Photo of John_M
3.6/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Located just a half mile from my hotel, hard to beat that for convenience. However, I'm not sure I'd want to go too far out of my way to come here, as the beer selection here is pretty comparable to your standard BevMo.

From the outside BB doesn't look like much, but once you walk in, you encounter a sizeable, warehouse like store, primarily focused on wine and liqour. However, straight back to your right upon entering is a decent size beer selection, with 7 or 8 cold boxes holding beer and wine. There are also several display areas of craft beer and imports, but as others have noted, this isn't really the place to come to find any hard to find, obscure items. They did have bottles of elder in the cold box when I stopped by, though it's my understanding that this is not all that typical, as apparently they run out pretty quickly whenever they get it in stock. Otherwise, they had a nice selection of beers from Alesmith, ballast point, RR, speakeasy, Big Sky, etc.

As for service, I'm not really sure how to gauge it. Not that I really needed any help, but no one came by to see if I needed any either. Prices, on the other hand, were quite good. Bottles of pliny were $3.99 and my bomber of Black Xantus was $11.99.

Despite how it might sound, I liked this store and would come again if I happened to be in the area. However, this isn't the sort of place that I'd drive to if I happened to live in Healdsburg or Rohnert Park. The local total wine and/or bevmo has every bit as good a selection, and so I'd go there if they were closer.

Photo of floraday
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Bottle Barn is my favorite spot for beer and wine in northern California. The beer buyer, Zack, is fantastic. He is always helpful and greets you with a smile. If there is a special beer you are looking for he will do his best to have it available on your next visit.

Most new releases can be found here, atleast what can be pried away from San Francisco. Prices can not be beat. Awesome service. A must stop of you're in the area!

Also, phone calls are encouraged. So if you are looking for something specific or new you can call and they will happy hold the brew for you.

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Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA
94 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.