New Star-Ell Liquor

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New Star-Ell LiquorNew Star-Ell Liquor

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501 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, California, 94117
United States

(415) 567-7900 | map

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Added by clickpush on 07-29-2006

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3.7/5  rDev -7.7%

Went in here on my rambling return from Toronado today. Nice selection, including green flash, ommegang, new belgium, stone, humbolt, many belgians, st. bernardus 60th, anchor special ale, speakeasy, full sail, alaskan, others. most of the beer is in the rear left part of the store, and 5 of the 6 racks are in coolers. Kind of seems like a place for winos to get their drinks, but surprizingly up-class in their beer selection. Prices very good, i thought. didnt end up buying much because i can't take much home with me, but i bought a Hemp beer as a novelty since i was so near the Haight.

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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

I just moved into an apartment right across the street from this place. From the outside it looks the same as every corner liquor store in San Francisco (and believe me, there's a lot of them). On the inside, however, it's distinguished by its HUGE selection of imported beer. I mean, they have tons of domestics too, but their imports section goess pretty much unrivaled in San Francisco. I'd be willing to put it at #1 in the city for Belgians, and these selections rotate all the time.

It's got hundreds of choices from Russia and Eastern Europe, Belgium, France, Japan, Germany, UK, etc... At the moment it's got three choices from La Choulette, four from Profbrouwerij, an impressive selection of Belgian lambics, two or three choices from Hitachino, a couple Trappist selections, a couple from Brasserie de Blaugies...

Then add hundreds of California micros. Most of their domestics are from Cali, which is a down point, but they've got tons of them. Also missing from this selection are some of the more important California beers: Alesmith, Russian River, and North Coast. They've got the main line from North Coast but none of the Belgian series.

They keep the big 3 on the bottom shelves, tucked away and out of sight.

The guys that work in the store have tried pretty much every beer they carry and are always willing to chat it up, even if they don't know a whole lot about the brewing process or the details of the beers, they still are able to tell you what they like / dislike.

Highly recommended!

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New Star-Ell Liquor in San Francisco, CA
Place rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 12 ratings