Bottle Barn

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BA SCORE
93
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53 Reviews
Reviews: 53
Visits: 67
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
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3331 Industrial Dr
Santa Rosa, California, 95403-2062
United States
phone: (707) 528-1161

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Reviews: 53 | Visits: 67
Reviews by GJ40:
Photo of GJ40
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
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. (409 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of elNopalero
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Just your average, run-of-the-mill, mind blowing bottle shop. There’s wine and spirits but I come here for the beer. The good stuff goes fast, and it’s all fairly reasonably priced, with a massive selection. (211 characters)

Photo of Morgan_Elaine
4.61/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Plasmafunk
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

As some reviewers have noted there are some great beers at this place but also gaping holes in their selection (I found more Victory and Abita than RR, lol). Fairly large, warehouse like environment. (199 characters)

Photo of almostjay
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dbannister
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Not sure how to judge the "vibe" of this place, but the most important thing is that it has great beer and a helpful staff. Its pretty close to Russian River and they usually have Pliny bottles and a boat load of other great beers.

I'd definitely recommend checking this place out if you are in Santa Rosa (or near it). (321 characters)

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4.26/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of brywhite
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of DPETRIILO79
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Beer selection was decent. Was hoping for more local stuff and oddball beers. Still good selection overall. (109 characters)

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of ChicagoNick
5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
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. (591 characters)

Photo of bumchilly25
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of GeorgeH
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of sholland119
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
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 (465 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
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. (310 characters)

Photo of drunkheathen
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
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. (794 characters)

Photo of BuckTuckian
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
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! (387 characters)

Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -15%
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. (565 characters)

Photo of JosephThompson
3.4/5  rDev -19.2%
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. (742 characters)

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Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA
93 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.