Bobby's Liquors

Bobby's LiquorsBobby's Liquors
Bobby's LiquorsBobby's Liquors

2327 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California, 95050-4060
United States

(408) 984-1120 | map

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Reviewed by afrokaze from Oregon

4.08/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
About time I got around to reviewing this place, I've been shopping here for over a year and it's the best bottle shop in San Jose hands down. The owner Dee is a great guy, knowledgeable and friendly. It looks like a random liquor store from outside, although the new brewery logos painted on the front give you a hint at what's inside. About 8 coolers of quality craft, with selections ranging from regular releases, IPAs, DIPAs, stouts, sours, wild ales, Belgians, etc. The stock is well taken cared of and the stock is kept up to date, especially the hoppy beers. There are also 2 huge shelves of dark beers and a decent choice of glassware. Prices are lower to middle range, never felt like I've been ripped off here. Just got some 2 day old Pliny yesterday, where else can you get that around here? Check it out.
Feb 17, 2012
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Rated by chippo33 from Vermont

1/5  rDev -77.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1
mostly stale and over-priced beer
Jun 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California

4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75
This is the place to find what you can't find elsewhere. Tremendous selection. Just make sure to drive a friend's car and wear something inconspicuous, because the giant "Adult" sign over the shop might give the wrong impression to friends and colleagues who may be in the neighborhood.

Aside from the mountains of porn (maybe a plus to some?), Bobby's has a seriously great selection of beer. The staff are pleasant, but sometimes English is not an option, so you may be on your own to sort things out. Not a bad way to spend your time, though...
Mar 01, 2015
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Reviewed by Plasmafunk from California

4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
As described in prior reviews you have to wander through mountains of porn to get to the beer. The store itself is small, dingy and uninviting. The beer selection, though, is amazing.
Jan 25, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by hoppy91 from Texas

Jan 20, 2015
Rated: 4.59 by LakerLeith from California

Nov 04, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by brywhite from California

Sep 03, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by richard_stanton from California

Aug 08, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Paccamacca from California

Jul 11, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by RBassSFHOPit2ME from California

May 14, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Resuin from Massachusetts

May 08, 2014
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Reviewed by FocusDave from California

4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
Bobby's Liquors is not the store you go to for your everyday beer shopping; it's where you go to get stuff you can't find anywhere else. I can almost guarantee that if you can get it somewhere else, it will be cheaper somewhere else. However, the number of beers here that you can't get anywhere else is off the charts. Limited releases? Check. Vintages as old as 2009 on the shelf (who knows what's in the back)? Check. A large enough selection of imported beers to confound and stupefy you? Check. Location is a bit odd and unless Dee is there (he's the friendly one who knows a bunch about beer), don't expect to get much in the way of service.


Pros: Selection, selection, selection.

Cons: High prices compared to other places, as much porn as they have beer (maybe not a con for some?), hit-and-miss service depending on who's there.
Mar 30, 2014
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Reviewed by ironchefkook from California

3.87/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.75
First of all, before I talk about the petty things about the atmosphere and the unhelpful clerk, their selection is great. They are probably the few selection of liquor stores that carry Pliny the Elder and is somewhat easily accessible. They have some vintage beers, rightly noted, and is great all around as far as selection. BUT this place is crowded, swarmed in between two adult shops (which I find highly distasteful) and the clerk doesnt really speak English. I'm not saying that this is wrong, but it is at times difficult if I am looking for a certain beer and the store clerk cant help me out. Plus, it is a bit overpriced. I have found certain beers marked up and not too fresh. But dont get me wrong, if this was the only craft beer shop around the neighborhood, I would go here every single time to get my fix, but that just isnt the case.
Feb 20, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by random846 from California

Jan 10, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by cjw333 from California

Dec 07, 2013
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Reviewed by IPAsStoutsAndPortersOhMy from California

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This place is absolutely awesome... amazing and slightly unbelievably wide selection of every type of beer you can think of. I find something new and exciting every time I go here. The guy behind the counter not only knows what he is talking about, he is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and passion with his customers.
Jun 26, 2013
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Reviewed by brikelly from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
I was in Santa Clara for a week for business and searched online for good places, and found Bobby's. Well, color me both impressed and surprised!

Bobby's does not look like a "typical" craft beer store from outside. Actually, even inside it doesn't look great - the middle aisle is for porn mags and the like, and as you walk in you think , "Uhh...I'm in the wrong place..." but fear not! Go to the right and you'll find an excellent selection of US and European beers.

I fount HoTD, 50/50, Drie Fonteinen, Struise, Tilquin, Russian River, De Molen, you name it. The owner came over and we talked for a little bit about the differences between the recent batches of HoTD's Adam, and he was as sweet as can be (and knowledgeable about the beers on his shelves!). Not to mention that his beers are very reasonable priced - I found some high-end beers priced many dollars less than I'd seen at more well-known places.

If you're near San Jose, this place is absolutely worth your time, and your money.
Feb 01, 2013
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Reviewed by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
It's a shame that this store can't be a little bit bigger. I'd love to see what they'd do with more space than they have. That being said, this place is packed very tightly everywhere, and the aisles offer very little space to maneuver. All of that aside, I don't think I saw one beer here, in the clearly separated "craft beer" section that was mediocre. Lots of top of the line stuff. And when I say top of the line, I'm talking Red Poppy, iStout, Supplication, and on and on. Lots of quality stuff. As many have said before, Dee is on top of things, ready to help, and knows what he is talking about. I feel like he's probably an underutilized asset for the beer scene in the south bay. Anyways. This place is bringin' it. A must visit.
Aug 30, 2012
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Reviewed by sfprint from Germany

4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I was pretty sketched out as a woman going into this store which doubles as a porn shop (as advertised outside). And it's located in a run down strip mall. But I wormed my way to the narrow aisle in the back where I was very surprised to find an incredibly good selection. But the prices were a bit high. Even though they had so much of what I wanted, I couldn't afford to get it all (although I had made a trip out to go to this place).

And the guy there (I guess he's the owner) wasn't sleazy at all, which isn't what I was expecting. He was very nice, and when he saw my list, unexpectedly just ran through all of them, saying whether they were available or not, where to get them, if you can get them. It was pretty shocking. I haven't met someone that knowledgeable about those specifics before.

Highly recommended. I appreciate a seedy place with a hidden goldmine.
Jan 17, 2012
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Reviewed by InfernoBoss from California

4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Bobby's is truly a one-of-a-kind establishment. As others have posted, this is not a chain store environment. Bobby's has rough edges, namely the adult entertainment aisle with the "No Minors Allowed" gate at the entrance to the aisle. But hey, rough edges are part of life, so put your fears aside and enter a beer wonderland.

To really appreciate the selection, drop in, or check Their product pages will blow you away with the breadth and depth of their offerings. All chilled, except for a few boxes of singles on the floor, and a shelf of items suitable for aging. I turned away from the refrigerator cases on my last visit, and found myself eye to eye with a Deschutes Abbys. Glad I looked!

Basically, its time to stop reading about this place and just go there...NOW!
Dec 20, 2011
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Reviewed by Philousa from California

3.91/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Although in a less than desirable spot and the space is cramped, this is the pearl in the oyster that is the south bay beer scene. The first thing I noticed was the great selection of Belgian imports. This was literally the first place I saw a geuze in the south bay. Then I noticed they had selections from notable yet hard to find SoCal breweries such as The Bruery and AleSmith. The prices are marked up a bit, which makes sense for a mom & pop shop like this. So if you're just looking for a sixer from a local brewery that can be found at BevMo, go there instead. I only go here when I want a hard to find craft beer or Belgian, and I am never disappointed.
Nov 13, 2011
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Reviewed by Seanibus from California

3.91/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Ok, let's be blunt about this. This store is not just NEXT to an adult book store, it IS an adult book store. There are racks of skin magazines, sex novelties, rubbers, and porn flicks. Do not take your kids here (I made this mistake and despite my best efforts, my 8 year old said as we left "Daddy, I saw those pictures of girls in bikinis.")

That having been said, the beer selection is pretty great. It's not huge, but is wide-ranging and appears to be quite fresh - with imports, East Coast beers that are unusual in the area, some sought-after limited releases. The prices are decent and the staff is friendly.

This place is not a beer lovers dream, perhaps, but its is pretty good. And perfect if you need a copy of, say, "Juggs" along with your rare 22 oz bomber of craft brew.
Nov 06, 2011
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Reviewed by adsomers from California

4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
I was pretty puzzled by the lack of craft beer options when I moved to the South Bay. Bobby's Liquors brought me a sigh of relief. They stock a very good selection of locals and imports like De Dolle, Haand, Panil, Petrus (aged pale), Ichtegems, Hannssens, Cantillon, Mikkeller, and much more. I haven't seen anything like this selection in the South Bay, so that's where it gets a LOT of points!

The atmosphere is just f-ed up and I'm not gonna lie about that. Aside from the beer it's just a ghetto junky corner store next to a porn shop. It's kinda cute in a weird way but I hope this transforms into a respectable bottle shop some day.

That having been said, it's obvious the beer is well cared for. Anything that should be refrigerated is (except the entire Mikkeller single hop line-up, but I can understand not wanting to devote that much real-estate to one thing).

Two Indian ladies were working there when I visited. I had grabbed some IPA that wasn't in the cooler and one of them was nice enough to exchange the bottled for chilled ones. I found that to be extremely cool.

The South Bay still pretty much sucks for craft beer, but if you happen to live there Bobby's is your only option, and they do a good job!
Oct 18, 2011
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Reviewed by Falcon91Wolvrn03 from California

4.93/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
I first visited this store in 2010, and thought it was a great store for the south bay area, but wasn't as good as other top bay area liquor stores. However, after seeing so many A+ reviews, I thought I'd give it another try, and I'm glad I did.

The selection here was better than it was when I first visited. I found quite a number of beers that I had trouble finding elsewhere, and they even had a number that I've never found elsewhere.

They even had a Utopias ($250)!

This is definitely one of the best beer stops in the bay area, and clearly the best in the south bay.
Oct 13, 2011
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Reviewed by peacebone116 from California

4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I do not care where in the world you look, if you find a liquor store as cool as Bobby's Liquors, then it is a total gem.

As stated by others, this joint is located in a strip mall, next to an "adult" store. Once you get past this fact, and enter the store itself, you will find a liquor store not unlike many of the locally-owned stores in just about any urban setting.... However, this one has two of its entire wall-chillers and one opposing shelf devoted to hard-to-find craft beers. If it is distributed to the area, then you can find it at Bobby's.

If you happen to be shopping when the purchaser, Dee, is working, you will often be greeted with a pleasant hello and an offer of assistance. Dee goes to great lengths to make sure that his store is well-stocked with excellent craft choices because he is a true beer-lover himself, and he is willing to help you find the right beer for your mood and budget. (I can report this as fact because I have had several beer-related discussions with him.)

Most of the prices are right in line with what you would pay at other liquor stores and Bev Mo--some beers/brands are slightly more expensive, some are less--but the keg selection is truly what does it for me. It is so refreshing to have all my local favorites available in half-keg format, especially the rare & seasonal kegs!

I really cannot say enough great things about Bobby's Liquors--it is, hands down the best store I have found in the South Bay, and potentially anywhere. Cheers to Bobby's Liquors for making my favorite beers available!
Sep 12, 2011
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Reviewed by shwillivanilli from California

4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
i heard a lot about this place from locals and from BA. so today i finally made the trip. i already knew what to expect as far as the location, being next to a adult store, and it just looking like a corner mart. with that being said, i knew from what ive heard that they would have an awesome selection. well that was no lie, a small store with a tight selection. i found soo soo much that i will have to make multiple visits just to catch up! soo many different things, and vintages as well. all stored in a selection of coolers. the guy that runs the place is super friendly, and knows his s&*#! not only does he know about beer, but from talking to him i could tell he enjoys beer a lot as well. awesome first experience, i plan on going many many more times!
Sep 01, 2011
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Reviewed by kevo2007 from California

4.88/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This has been my go-to bottle shop for the past six months. The selection is impeccable, and Dee, the manager, is extremely knowledgeable even if he does not necessarily let on at first. Dee is very friendly and gives off no sense of superiority or anything of that nature. Most of the beer, including all IPA/DIPAs, are stored cold, something a little unusual from my experience. I even got a keg of Port Wipeout for my birthday a couple months ago. A great selection of both American and Belgian beers, including a wide arrange of sours. A great array of beers from Russian River, Stone, Green Flash, Firestone, Hair of the Dog, Mikkeller, Deschutes, and many others. Prices are reasonable too; I can spend $50 and get plenty of beer. I have found a few treasures too like 50/50 EW and BCBS months after it seemed like everything was gone. When looking for beer in the South Bay, Bobby's is the place to go.
Jul 03, 2011
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Reviewed by leschkie from California

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
Undoubtedly one of the best bottle shops in the south bay. Don't let the location of Bobby's deter you from walking through the doors (next to an adult entertainment store). The selection here is very good to exceptional. Whatever you locate in the city of SF, chances are you'll find it here as well at a cheaper price. The beer manager, Dee, is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Occasionally, he'll even throw in a free bottle of beer with your purchase that you can't find in the state of Cali. When I have that craving for beer, this is where I go everytime.
Jun 24, 2011
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Reviewed by Gambac from California

4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Sometimes, you feel bad for people who can't find the joy in a place like this. They can't find it because they are afraid of hole-in-the-wall restaurants or small shops that reside next to an adult entertainment store.

They will miss out, and that's fine by me.

Came in on the way back from work, hoping to catch Dee. While perusing the bottles (Lost Abbey, AleSmith, Port, Stone, Rogue, all the favorites are here), came across a few bottles of Serpent's Stout. Easily snagged one, and when I came to the counter, Dee was up there. He warned me that the bottle was at least a year old - never had someone tell me a beer's potential age (maybe I should start asking...)

Talked with him for a bit, and bought the Stout. Would definitely go back, as he has some beers very unique to his store (Hair of the Dog, a variety of different Rogues, plenty of lambics and different Belgians than I've seen elsewhere). Only gripe is the narrow aisle, but really, that should add to the charm. Dee knows his stuff, be sure and try to catch him if you need recommendations
Jun 21, 2011
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Reviewed by ciscov from Georgia

4.88/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I was in luck to find Dee still at the store. I live in GA, but I found this little gem via BeerAdvocate since I found out I was going to Santa Clara for a conference. I'm glad I did. Dee walked me through the beer selection, specifically those I cannot find in GA. As the other reviewers mentioned, you would never know that the beer selection is that good, but all the sudden you see the shelves in the back. Oh yes. So, if you find yourself in Santa Clara, see Dee for a great selection of beers.
Jun 15, 2011
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Reviewed by ponderos from Texas

4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Every once in awhile in life, you find those little hidden gems. Bobby's is one of them. It's in a little, nondescript strip commercial center with a classy-looking porn store nextdoor. If you didn't know about the beer nirvana in the back of the store, you'd drive right on past Bobby's as it looks like your typical hood rat liquor store in Santa Clara.

Best thing to know about the place: Dee is the beer buyer and he knows his shit. He also only buys beers he likes (a lot of stouts, porters, etc). Getting the stuff you like means it's a labor of love and this is an out-of-the-way gem for beer lovers.

If you know your quality breweries, then you know the beers that are there. If you're lucky, Dee might have some in the back that just aren't out because he didn't have room, but "oh ... you like that style of beer, yeah I still have some of that. It's back here."

Tip: find out what day the Russian River delivery comes in because, apparently, it goes fast. I figure a lot of people already have this information, but the less people in line on that day, the better.

It's a little pricier than other places, but you'll be hard-pressed not to find some "wow!" beer that you can't wait to take home. I did.
Jun 02, 2011
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Reviewed by grannun from California

4.88/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Called ahead of time to make sure Dee was there, even though it was the end of the day for him, he stuck around a little longer to answer my questions, and boy did he ever.

He personally went through every beer I asked about, including showing me all of the local selections and beer unavailable in my home market. All of his recommendations were great! Finally, he let me pick out a free glass on my way out.

This is a great store, with an incredible selection. Dee has personally guaranteed my continued visitation and purchase.
May 26, 2011
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Reviewed by Dobby from California

5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Overall Bobby's is a great place in the southbay to find some great craft brews. What looks like your typical liquor store on the outside hides the true gem that is located inside. 5-6 full coolers stocked with IPA's, Belgians, Stouts, Porters and everything in between. Dee (owner) is the man and has personally tried all the beers he sells. Always incredibly helpful and will always let you know what it is coming in soon. I hear he is also possibly opening up a bar/bottle shop in SJ, hope that comes soon!
May 05, 2011
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Reviewed by DoubleJ from Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
I could have drove directly to San Fran, but my senses directed my to find Bobby's Liquor first. The very first impression isn't going to make you go wow, as this is a small liquor store with merchandise stacked high and BMC in your direct vision. From the enterence, the craft varieties sits in the back right of the store. A majority of it sits in coolers, and a small amount at room temperature.

No question about the selection, it is excellent. A lot of the foucs was on the Belgian and American schools; among them was Hanseens, El Toro, Kern River, AleSmtih, Cascade, also brands like De Molen, Dieu du Ciel, Handdbryggeriet, J.W. Lee's cask matured barleywine. I even saw a few bottles of Sink the Bismarck, but at $100 I wasn't going for it. To compliment the beers, a few pieces of glassware are sold.

The clerk working early in the morning was on his game with the beers. Wile I was still deciding which beers to buy, he came up to me and offered some suggestions, from the AleSmtih IPA to the HOTD Adam. I eventually got around and told him that I prefered to purchase beers that I never tried before, but even so, I still appreciate that kind of enthusiasm from a beer store employeee.

Don't be afraid of how it looks on the outside, Bobby's Liquor offers plenty to make the beer geek happy. Perhaps not as extensive as Perry's, but still a very worthwhile stop among shops in the Bay Area.
Apr 03, 2011
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Reviewed by GallowsThief from Florida

4.94/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Thanks to the BA brethren I wandered into Bobby's after I landed on a business trip in San Jose. Not much to look at from the outside but it makes up for it in every way inside. Being from Florida I was in a beer wonderland of choices I cannot get. After drooling at the cases for a few minutes a guy walks over and asks if I need help. He says he is Dee. I said ahh Dee I was told to look for you from the BA brothers. Told him I was from Fl. visiting and off he went with recommendations. Pliny the Elder and Santification were on my list and he got me each. He then pointed my way to other Cali locals. Great selection from Goose Island, Mikkeller, Russian River, various geuze, RIS etc etc. I grabbed way more then I should have and we talked beer for awhile. As I was paying Dee told me to grab a glass for free and pointed out a little Allagash snifter. Nice. Go here when in town. Dee is the man. I will be back on my next trip bearing gifts for him. Thanks to Dee and BA for the recommendation.
Feb 28, 2011
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Reviewed by Lothore from California

4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
Great range of beer here. It should be noted that this is definitely has a "corner liquor store" vibe (read: tight quarters). Anyhow it has a better selection than anything you will find in the South Bay. Various Midnight Sun brews, different varieties of fiftyfifty eclipse, sculpin, russian river (temptation, beatification, supplication), Pliny, Old Stock Bourbon and more were all things I saw when I was there a couple weeks ago. The beer is organized by style and all of the hoppy beers seem to be refrigerated which is rare for this area. All this being said, you are definitely paying a premium on the beer here. They had 2009 eclipse marked up to 39.99 and 2010 stuff somewhere around 27.99. Other normal bombers were probably a buck or two more than you would pay elsewhere but unless you are driving to monument or the city it's really the only shop around to go to. All in all a welcome addition to the craft beer scene (or lack there of) in the south bay.
Jan 11, 2011
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Reviewed by bradybeer from California

5/5  rDev +12.4%
Visited this store after reading the BA reviews. I love this place! Located between a XXX store and a Thai place, this store has an excellent range of beers. From Mikeller, Nogne, various Belgian, Dutch craft beers, plus excellent West Coast crafts such as an impressive selection of AleSmith, Bruery, Stone, Midnight Sun, a few rarer Russian River's, and a few DFH I haven't seen at any other local stores. Beers are in coolers by styles, and Dee is very helpful and provided excellent service.

If you are a BA in or around Santa Clara this should be your first stop for craft beers.
Dec 12, 2010
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Reviewed by gamesaddict from California

5/5  rDev +12.4%
Can't say enough good things about this place. The beer selection is awesome. They always have current stuff as well as some awesome gems from various time periods and of course the old standbys.

I have never had trouble finding something I know is good or something a little more adventurous. If I'm looking for something in particular, they are always willing to find it and order it is they can.

Recommendations are listened to and most of the people behind the counter are real aficionados. This is the best place to find good beer (and lots of other good stuff) in the South Bay area.
Nov 10, 2010
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Reviewed by willjschmidt from California

4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
Finally, a liquor store in the South Bay with an outstanding beer selection. The best part about this place is probably the guy that works there, Dee. His BA user name is BobbysLiquors. He'll go out of his way to recommend stuff for you. He's even contacted me via beermail to let me know that they got a beer in that I had posted about on a forum. He'll work with you to let you know what they have in and when they might be getting in something that you're looking for.

The store looks like a regular liquor store from the outside and even when you step in the store. However, in the back there are 10 coolers that contain a truly excellent selection of craft beers. All the standard stuff that you'd be looking for as well as the all the hard to get stuff. I'm not going to get into the details of what they have, but they more than likely have whatever it is that you're looking for. They even have about 10 different offerings from Alesmith, which is very difficult to find anywhere in the Bay Area.

I highly recommend this place.
Oct 26, 2010
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Reviewed by bargerking from California

4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
Dee is da man!!! Thank God for the BA directories. Visited here while staying the weekend at a friends house in the Milpitas/San Jose area. Drive was hassle free and the place was easy to find. The store shares its building with what looks to be adult stores but I didn't really pay attention to exactly what they were.

The inside of the store seemed really crowded with liqour but the selection of even liqour was impressive. I might say that the selection of rarities might even put a major city Bevmo to shame.

To my suprise ALL the beer was in the coolers in the far right corner. Selection was awesome and there was A LOT of things I have never seen in any store before. The selection of Mikkeller was stellar. Picked me up a Black and Big Worst. He had all the beer geek series (even bacon) too. Other offerings were RR (PtE, Redemption, and some others), Nogne, Drie Fonteinen, Pannepot, Oud Beersel, Alesmith, and much more. He even said he just got some Bruery in the back too! Deliverance, Angel Share, and 09 Santa's helper amongst other offerings were up for grabs for all the Tomme lovers. The selection is vast for a beer geek but may look mere to a BMC'er... Best case scenario!

After snagging a few bottles I noticed the cooler temperature to be just right and not near frozen like some stores tend to do.

Overall an awesome find. I could have easily dropped $200 on stuff I have never seen before. Dee was fun to talk to and even hooked it up with an Orange Kush from Ale Industries that was not bad at all...

See you again Dee...
Oct 26, 2010
Bobby's Liquors in Santa Clara, CA
Place rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 42 ratings