Stearns Liquor

Stearns LiquorStearns Liquor
Stearns LiquorStearns Liquor

4360 E Stearns St
Long Beach, California, 90815-2535
United States

(562) 597-3984 | map

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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 71
Reviews by Cavery:
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4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I just want to add to the praise of Stearns Liquor Mart by saying that the place is run by the nicest guy I've ever met in a beer store. He secured me one of this Parabolas (1 bottle limit, reasonable and respectable) and was very helpful in pointing me into the right direction of beers that I might otherwise have been missing. I grabbed a supplication, Hair of the Dog Blue Dot DIPA (his recommendation), and I had to restrain myself from buying his available Alpine beers due to diminishing cooler space. The whole time that I was there he talked so enthusiastically about beer; and you can tell he is totally sincere with everything he says. He never tried to sell me on anything, and wasn't pretentious at all about his beer knowledge. I also should mention that I hated the idea of swooping in, grabbing a parabola, and leaving. I mentioned to the owner that I would most certainly browse the store before I departed, but he reassured me it wasn't necessary to get anything but the parabola. Obviously I ended up buying more, but not because I felt obligated to. I bought more because I was intrigued by Danny's (I think it was Danny) recommendations, and because his charisma made for an expectadlly pleasant stop. All of these factors help make my Stearns Liquor experience more than just a beer run; which is in direct contrast with my other LA store experiences (not naming names). I called and stopped in to about 8 stores before securing the parabola, and my wife was reaching a boiling point with me. After the stop at Stearns all we did was talk happily about the experience all the way home. Thanks Stearns!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cbcrunch
4.05/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DotBier
4.08/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Chaddiechadchad
4.36/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Lots of good beers here. No prices listed, lots of good liquor too. Open late, great stop on way home from work. Lots of cold beer too.

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.07/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ampcruz
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of BigBeerBitch
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Drew_V_dt
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.67/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of USMCretired
2.61/5  rDev -42.6%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75

Not a big fan of the constant hyping on Facebook and instagram and twitter, especially when your bottle limit is 1.

Why aren't prices listed on the bottle? The guy at the register didn't want to do a price check, he just told me it was a really good deal-Not

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of GRG1313
3.72/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Finally made it to this off the beaten track spot in Long Beach. Decent place that basically looks like your run of the mill liquor store. It seems to have a decent stock but one can easily be fooled in that what appears to be large stock is really multiple rows and/or displays of the same bottle, be it beer or spirits. Still, decent stock.

This is likely a wonderful local shop for Long Beach but has certainly not kept up with the variety selection of the major shops of Southern California such that I suspect most of the very high ratings would be lower in today's world where several stores in Southern California far exceed selection.

Nice staff and worth a trip if in the area. I saw nothing that could not be obtained in dozens of other places around the general Southern California/Los Angeles area. By today's standards with the growing beer craze, this store is very good, at best, it is not world class. Conclusion: not worth a long drive or going out of your way.

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Photo of kingston213
4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of DorianB
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of HaoleToYou
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Danny is phenomenal. Very helpful, knowledgable about beer. Solid beers at all times in this spot.

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Photo of riotontheroad
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Always a good selection of high end beers here. Plus, I found a bottle of Elijah Crag 21yr on their shelf!

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

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Stearns Liquor in Long Beach, CA
Place rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 71 ratings