Lone Star Beverages

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97
world-class

46 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

3065 N Josey Ln
Ste 62
Carrollton, Texas, 75007-5348
United States

(972) 395-0240 | map
lonestarbeverages.com

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Added by TexIndy on 11-07-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
77
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
8.3%
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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 77
Reviews by kindestcut:
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4.65/5  rDev +4.3%

Lone Star Beverages is located in a typical strip mall in Carrollton. In fact, from the outside the place looks no different than any number of beer/wine stores in the area. However, Lone Star has much more than the usual suspects.

Having said that, I've been to places with a better selection. However, the beer at Lone Star is quality. Plus, you can always request anything that is available from the distributor and they will get it for.

The vast majority of the beer is refrigerated, either in coolers or the "beer cave," a refrigerated walk-in cooler that contains the best beer in the place. I walked in wearing shorts and a t-shirt and I got cold very quickly. I just didn't want to leave before I checked out every interesting bottle.

What sets Lone Star apart from other stores I've been to is the service. I headed for the beer cave as soon as I walked in. There were several customers checking out or picking up beer from the evil macro section so the place wasn't empty. I wasn't in the beer cave a couple of minutes before Rick, the owner. popped his head in to ask is I needed any help. That initiated a nice beer conversation.

Needless to say I was very impressed with Lone Star. It has everything I could want as well as an owner that loves beer and is friendly towards beer lovers. That's reason enough to come back in my book.

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4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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3.89/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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4.89/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.28/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Abbbp
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jmryan8
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Chief09
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I am truly missing this place once I left Dallas.

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Photo of CRJMellor
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mancallede
5/5  rDev +12.1%

I visited Lone Star Beverages on the way from Dallas to Norman, OK on the recommendation from a friend and I'm so glad he steered me to them! What a great store and what great guys! Rick and Sam are obviously passionate about craft beer and they go out of there way to make sure you have a good experience. Upon entering the store, Sam and Rick asked me if there was anything in particular I was looking for and when I mentioned I was from out of town and looking for TX and OK beers that I cannot get back home, they proceeded to give me a personal tour of the store and highlighted local beers that I should try. As far as selection it seemed like they had pretty much everything you could want. Huge selection of beer in the front when you walk in and a huge walk-in beer cooler with 4 packs, 6 packs, bombers and 12oz singles that were all very well organized.

They also gave me great recommendations for places to eat and drink in the Dallas area. I ended up buying about a case and a half of beer and stopped back in on the way back to Dallas to purchase a shipper for the bottles that I did not drink over the weekend.

I've been in stores where you feel like you are bothering them for asking about certain beers etc but these guys were the complete opposite. It felt more like hanging with your craft beer friend who has been at it longer and has all the best beers and just wants to share that beer, enthusiasm, and passion with you. Cannot be said strongly enough: Great guys, great store. I will be back and I will be sending my friends as well.

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Photo of charrel
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Eddiehop
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of JReale
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of twincano
2.6/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of Alford
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Amazing selection that includes the walk-in chilled beer cave with 2 rooms stocked floor to ceiling with the best bombers, 6-packs, 4-packs, and singles available to Texas. Looking for something in particular? Ask for help from the great staff that truly know their brew. I also highly recommend that you check out both their Facebook and Instagram if you are looking for a rare release that you know is on the way.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of sharkboy
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Westyn
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is a diamond in the rough. You will not find a better place than this in the north dallas area. Sam and Rick run their store like I wish every store would. The first time I came in I really got a sense of them having an appreciation of the community as opposed to selling you their beer and then being on your way. They have a good sense of conversation and letting you know what has arrived and what beer is selling quickly so you can get your hands on some.
Weekly tastings and getting the freshest beers are what stands out to me about this place. Do yourself a favor, if you're in a reasonable radius (I live 20 miles away) make the drive, grab some beer, and chat with Sam and Rick. You'll be back

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Photo of mgr78704
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Lone Star Beverages in Carrollton, TX
4.46 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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