Select Beer Store

Bar, Beer-to-go

1613 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, California, 90277-5605
United States

(310) 540-1221 | map
selectbeerstore.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.44
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
26
pDev:
8.56%
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santig0nzalez from Paraguay

4.77/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Oct 07, 2018
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Samposa from California

5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Non-drinker review:

Thankful Christopher W. helped me find a cider I could enjoy. The selection here is amazing.

Mar 30, 2016
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TrojanRB from California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Friendly bottle shop with 12ish taps. Tap selection is mostly LA local stuff, with some rotating treats (one of the few places I can find Alpine). Sometimes will feature a spotlight brewery and will carry 4-5 beers of that line (and one offs). Check the website for lineup.

No food on site, but you can bring stuff in. Purchased beer may be consumed on-site.

Large refrigerated section. Plenty of seats at the bar as well as tables and chairs.

No TV, but lots of friendly conversation and there is usually a mixtape on.

Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful.

I've spent many a Sunday afternoon in this place.

Dec 27, 2015
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kellysims from California

4.69/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Dec 20, 2015
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fthegiants from California

4.07/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Nov 12, 2015
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Redgoatman from California

4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Nov 03, 2015
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SierraFlight from Virginia

4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Mar 19, 2015
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The_Jerk from California

3.75/5  rDev -15.5%

Nov 19, 2014
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GJ40 from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev -0.9%

Awesome shop! Outstanding atmosphere and service. Solid selection. But high prices!

Sep 16, 2014
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BeerOtto from California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Aug 23, 2014
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chefbigjon from Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Jul 18, 2014
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Brew-Jitsu from California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Jun 26, 2014
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ChrisCutler from California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

Jun 14, 2014
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SoCalBeerIdiot from California

4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

This is a neat place. Be sure and stop by if you're in the area. You won't be disappointed.

The prices can be a little on the high end sometimes, the selection may not be the best (it's pretty good, though), but everything else more than makes up for it. The employees are really knowledgeable and really friendly. The place is clean and organized (looking at you, Sunset Beer Co.!), and it's spread out some so it doesn't feel crowded.

They have 18 rotating taps of good brews and they post their freshly-tapped beers on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Select-Beer-Store/205652336162363).

I like the vibe there. There are no TVs but there is music playing and plenty of lively conversation with the bartenders and with the other patrons. Everyone there seems to appreciate good beer and good music. I like that.

I feel like I've been lucky to find parking the few times I've been there. I can see how parking could be an issue during events. There is a tiny lot in front of the store and more parking in back but I've usually found street parking just around the corner from there.

No food served here but they let you bring food in.

May 02, 2014
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DCLAguy11 from California

4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

This place is only about beer and lots of it. They have a little bar with about a dozen rotating drafts sandwiched between beer coolers on the left and stocked shelves on the right. Don't forget to ask if they have any new stuff in the back coolers. I did get a bit of a locals vibe here but I bet that would wear off after a few visits. I wish I lived a little closer.

Apr 10, 2014
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lattosimbaste from West Virginia

5/5  rDev +12.6%

Mar 25, 2014
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Deli99 from California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

Mar 01, 2014
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dra5037 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Feb 28, 2014
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EdTheEdge from California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Feb 28, 2014
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Globehead from California

3.25/5  rDev -26.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Cool place. Great selection on tap & in bottles. You can buy a 6 pack from the cases and they'll keep the bottles in the cooler until you need them. One complaint though - seems like nothing is ever cold enough. Maybe that's the way the owners like it but it doesn't work well for me. It's enough to keep me from going back very often.

Jan 08, 2014
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alexolit from California

5/5  rDev +12.6%

Oct 27, 2013
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I stopped in here this past weekend since it was in proximity of a tasting I was heading for. An interesting little spot that is half store and half bar. There were a great selection of beers available with some in coolers and some on shelves. They had about 10 taps available but nothing really stood out to me. Service was good and the cashier was helpful. The only real downside is some of their prices were a bit high compared to other stores in the area. Still worth a visit if you are in the area.

Aug 01, 2012
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Select Beer Store reminds me much of the City Beer Store model, a small shop (though this is larger), nothing but beer, and a handful of taps pouring. It's a workable model, and with some extra space inside, there's potential that the inventory grows over time.

A simple interior. Some small tables off to one side. A small tasting bar along the back with the dozen tap options (Weihenstephaner, Strand, ammny others). Hundred of different bottles options, most of them refrigerated, and most of them tagged with associated prices. Expect to find many American and Belgian finds, with the occasional English oddball (Old Tom anyone?) and Shelton Bros import. Glassware is available to purchase; it all sits behind the bar and is also used to serve whatever draft beers are on.

Not as expansive in inventory as Total Wine, but Select Beer Store does let you drink beer while you browse for stuff you don't normally find. Right now, its biggest flaw is the lack of parking in front of the shop!

May 07, 2012
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stevegdss from California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

It's great to finally have a proper tap room in the south bay. They have a frequently rotating selection of twelve brews on tap with a good variety of styles. You can buy bottles either to take away or enjoy on site for a fee of $1.50. The selection of bottles is not very large, but most everything in stock is high quality. If you get a mix and match six pack they will give you a 10% discount which is nice.

The shop is run by a husband and wife who were very nice when I came by. Overall a very good experience and I hope they stick around.

Feb 05, 2012
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TheCrowsNest from California

4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

So pumped to have a beer bar in South Redondo!

They've got 12 beers on tap with a good selection of local and harder to find drafts. There has been a lot of thought put into serving beers in proper glassware which is great. Prices and sizes vary depending on the beer. 4oz tastings are offered for $2.50 - $3.

There's no food, but you can bring it in and Rivera Mexican is right next door - solid food.

Nice open interior with some square pub tables in the middle. About 10 seats at the bar and then some waist-height tables in the front. More than enough room for standing or sitting.

The selection is pretty good. They just opened so I'd expect to see more more rarities gracing the shelves as they establish better relationships with their distributors.

For now, I'm just glad this place is two blocks away from my house.

Feb 03, 2012
Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach, CA
Place rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 26 ratings