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Bottle Barn

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

60 Ratings
Ratings: 60
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
[ Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @barninsider

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%

After a trip to Bear Republic, and an event laden drive back to Santa Rosa, a stop at Bottle Barn was easily accomplished. Just off the 101-N, taking the Mendocino Avenue exit and a few twists and turns will have you at the Bottle Barn, located in one of those small “every unit looks the same” Industrial areas about 4 miles north of downtown Santa Rosa itself.

A glowing neon Bud Light sign to the right of the official but staid Bottle Barn signage didn’t seem to bode well. The interior is an open warehouse, nothing fancy, just rows of shelving and stacked boxes all over. Predominantly biased towards the Wine buyer, and why not this is Sonoma County after all, it does however have a nice selection of beer.

A short walk forward once inside soon has you facing a handful of coolers which are filled with 22 ounce Bombers from a nice variety of craft brewers. I picked up the last 2 Bomber bottles of Moylan’s Hopsickle (this is the first time I have ever seen this!), a Deschutes Hop Trip, Island Starry Night Stout 2004 and a never before seen bottle of Anchor Bock.

A nice selection of 22ounce Bombers, both in and out of the coolers, lots of 12 ounces in 6-Packs, it looked like they didn’t sell the 12’s as singles. Heavy on Cali brews, has more Marin and Moylan’s bottles than the BrewPubs themselves. Bear Republic Tribute Brown and XP Pale Ale both drew my attention as I rarely see that in SoCal. A varied range to Euro brews including some classic Belgians and a rarer seen bunch of weirdo Russian brews. Only concern regarding quality of beers on offer was the fact that they still had Bombers from Ross Valley on sale, as it appears that they closed some time ago.

Prices seemed fare and reasonable. I never asked for any service and I wasn’t refused any, I picked up my own brews and took them to the desk, I have nothing bad to say about the chap who checked-out my beer, he offered a Box without asking and seemed like he knew what he was doing. Hard to mark service on occasions like that so I’ll go with a 3.5, seems fair enough.

Thanks to BA Rapapoda for directions here, putting up with the blow-out on the way and covering my back on the 101 whilst I did the spare wheel change!

Make time to do the short 4 mile trek here if you’re staying in the centre of Santa Rosa.

Last Visit: Monday 2nd January, 2006.

TheLongBeachBum, Jan 09, 2006
Photo of aoampm
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

aoampm, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of brywhite
4/5  rDev -5.2%

brywhite, Sep 04, 2014
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.

DPETRIILO79, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

greenspointexas, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of ChicagoNick
5/5  rDev +18.5%

ChicagoNick, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of GJ40
3.8/5  rDev -10%

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.

GJ40, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of hoppymcgee
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

hoppymcgee, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.25/5  rDev -23%

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.

BMMillsy, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of bumchilly25
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

bumchilly25, Feb 09, 2014
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Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA
94 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.