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 rainfairy:
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4.72/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Located on Stearns, right off Bellflower, next to The Annex.

The atmosphere is that of a fairly spacious liquor store, with spirits (quite a few gift boxes with collectible glasses), wine, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, macro brews, and the craft beer area, with a little glassware area. Steady stream of locals and a few commuters.
As stated before, some of the beers are on shelves and some are in coolers opposite those shelves. Some bigger (mainstream) micros, cases, and cans are in the back coolers.

I have received excellent service from Danny (the owner) and Aaron. After just one visit, each of them remembered what type of beer I like, pointed out new items, and gave good beer talk. Danny tends to be busy (working to get good stock, so I get that!). He posts popular/rare beer on their Facebook page as soon as it comes in, which makes sense to me. It's fair game to whoever gets there first. Things do sell out.

Pricing is on par with just about every other liquor store that has good craft beer selection. I think the value is awesome especially for selection, service, and high percentage & collectible bottles and rarities.

PS: All the beer I have bought there has a price tag on it. In fact, that's how I can tell where it came from, since other local stores I visit do not mark their bottles.

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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