Buckingham WIne & Spirits

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3293 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, California, 94610
United States

(510) 465-7000 | map

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Added by Natural510 on 06-29-2008

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Buckingham's is a small liquor store in the Lakeshore district of Oakland which has quite an impressive selection of beer & wine for its size.
They do stock the regular macros, but about 80% of their beer selection is dedicated to microbrews & imports. All the well-known West Coast ales can be found in sixers here...Sierra, Anderson Valley, Deutches, etc along with some lesser-known breweries. Quite a good selection of British & Belgians as well, definitely some off-beat labels you would have to search out even at speacialty beer stores.
Prices are about average for the area...8.99/sixer & up. The 750ml Belgians start around 7.99 on up the 15 dollar range, depending on what you're buying.
Run by a nice gentleman and his family. Given the selection available, he seems to know his stuff. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

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3.55/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5

This is a fairly typical liquor store, but the beer selection is good.

The beer is in the very back of the store, all kept cold in a line of beer refrigerators. While they have a good selection of beer, I really didn't see any of the hard to find top rated beers that I couldn't get at any decent beer store. Lots of 6 packs, and also lots of singles of their better beers. The owner was very polite, and I enjoyed my stop here.

But it's probably not worth going out of the way for. If you're in Oakland looking for craft beer, try Whole Foods about 4 min away; definitely a bigger selection.

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Buckingham WIne & Spirits in Oakland, CA
Place rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 2 ratings