Cuban Liquor & Wine

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Type: Store

928 Pierremont Rd
Shreveport, Louisiana, 71106-2046
United States

(318) 869-1236 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2006

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of AmcAguirre
5/5  rDev +29.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place. Helpful staff. And they will special order beer if it's available in the state!

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Photo of Jbstepp
5/5  rDev +29.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of wesleysh21
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

All of my ratings are relative to the market. I can't even begin to explain how limited this market is. I love beer and my wife works for a distributor and knows all of the beer that is distributed here, and what people drink. This market is so bad she can't even give away free beer at the bar half the time. People say "I drink Bud Light and that's it." If you are forced to live in this wasteland of craft brew, Cuban Liquor stands out amongst the rest. If you are from out of town and don't know the market or how hard it is to get craft beer here in Shreveport, this place looks barely acceptable compared to where you are from. Trust me, these guys have to works their balls off just to get the selection they have.

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Photo of Spenjo315
3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ldhughes3
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Yeti1979
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A: standard liquor store appearance. They have a deli type section in the back and some other food stuffs you can buy. I wasn't really looking for any of that so I passed it by.
Q: Quality is some of the best in the area. I'm editing my initial review to reflect that. Their staff knows and drinks the products and they do what they can to source the best stuff they can get their hands on.
S: great service. I spend a lot of money here and most of the staff knows who I am. They point out the new releases and give me some recommendations since they also know what I like
S: Their selection is now some of the best in the area. Before it really didn't matter who you shopped with but when they stepped their game up they blew everyone else out of the water.

Their prices are very fair and as active military I get 10% off my purchase which is most appreciated. They also have a loyalty program and each 1000 you spend gets you a ten dollar gift card. It's like a 1% cash back program for buying booze from them.

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Photo of EgadBananas
2.84/5  rDev -26.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Nice little place appearance wise. Cheese bar, though I didn't partake. The types of offerings are nothing too special or things you can't find elsewhere, lending the selections to be mediocre. Noticed some out of date things, so reassures the notion that beer is secondary knowledge. Unfortunately, a common thing with stores. Some staff, but wasn't approached...given the lay out, it would have be appreciated. Decent place overall if you are in the area, but there are places ,lies better for beer around Shreveport.

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Photo of zy1125
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%

Finding craft beer in Shreveport is nearly impossible. So credit to Cuban for trying. That being said, it isn't a massive selection. Most plentiful for variety is Abita. At least on this trip, the rest was limited to a few Belgian and German brews and only a few different American craft brewers.

What is there is quality, and reasonably priced - it was just surprising (and a bit disappointing) to not see many craft 'standards', let alone anything from Texas, Mississippi or other nearby states that I can't get back in North Carolina.

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Photo of bmwats
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

Fairly decent selection. Prices on anything you would consider more of high quality brew are going to be a bit higher than you would like to pay. The people there aren't necessarily knowledgeable when it comes to beer, but will try to contribute anything they can. The staff is, in fact, pretty helpful, cordial, and pleasant. They do seem to have a fair churn of a few new beers at a time coming in, but not really a large selection at any given time (if this makes any sense). They will be the source for seasonals, and possibly new releases.

Not the greatest, but I certainly won't put it down given the diminished market for good beer in this area. If you're in the Shreveport/Bossier City metropolis, and you're a beer drinker; this is definitely your best bet.

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Photo of Dukeofearl
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

Thanks to BA millas and my new brother-in-law (a resident of nearby Bossier City) for pointing out this place before our recent trip to see the family in Benton Parish.

When I told my (non-beer loving) brother-in-law that a BeerAdvocate had told us of a beer place, he said "Cuban". I pulled a piece of paper out of my pocket, and it said "Cuban". He was immediatley impressed with the power of BA. His new kin from <shudder> "California", knew about a place in his town. Actually think I scored some points there!

We stopped by several liquor/wine stores in Shreveport/Bossier, and there isn't much for beer in town. In fact, our best bet was at Albertson's Grocery (where the best of the lot was SNPA and Hoegarden). Keep that in mind while reading this review.

So we went and looked up Cuban. Closed on Sunday. So we tried again on Monday. Open! This is mostly a wine and cheese, crackers, etc. store, with the back wall covered with beer. Half of the beer is on shelves, the other half in coolers.

Selection is difficult to rate here, because of all the places I've been, it's truly only average or slightly above. But for this part of the world, this is a beacon of light, a beacon of hope.

Almost all of the better beers were imported (Germans such as Paulaner and Hofbrau and English such as Samuel Smiths and Theakstons), with a few Americans (the local Abita was well represented, as well as a few of the Denver breweries). Usually several selections from a given brewery. A decent selection, not huge but good.

Prices were stiff. The local stuff wasn't too badly priced, but I bought a 375 ml bottle of Lindemans Peche for my wife, and it was $8.99. I can get that same bottle in California (much further from Belgium) for $5.49, or cheaper when it's on sale.

The folks helping us were very helpful- perhaps not beer experts, but they knew a little about what they were doing- plus they let me break up six packs! Bonus points!

There may be some other place to get beer in town, but if so, it is a rare beast. If in town, get thee hence to Cuban!

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Cuban Liquor & Wine in Shreveport, LA
Place rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 13 ratings
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