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Angel's Beverage Center

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3.7/5
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3 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

2540 East Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas, 75074
United States

(972) 424-0248 | map

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Added by kosmoraios

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3
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3
pDev:
11.89%
 
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%

Not a large or expansive selection or brews, but if you need a typical, common craft they'll probably have it (or something similar). My favorite thing about Angel's is that I've found some odd-ball beers that I haven't seen anywhere else. A few were released back in 2006 (3 years ago). They still had a few bottles of Avery 12 as of last week. Is a 3 year old Saison going to be good? It'll be fun to see.

Everything's in a cooler. The building is kept clean. The quality of the beers I've bought here are always fine.

Service is fine, very helpful and nice every time I've been there.

I'll definitely stop in when I'm in the area. Never know what you'll find.

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Photo of TexIndy
3.1/5  rDev -16.2%

Recommended to my wife by a bartender who claimed that Angel's had an awesome beer/wine selection and good prices. I read the only review so far on the site and figured I'd give it a shot, especially since Mr G's is starting to disappoint with stale out-of-date beer. This place is a couple miles east of CM/Mr Gs and is located in a nearly abandoned strip mall (warning sign #1). Park and go in and place looks OK but a little messy and cluttered so no expecting much. Head to the long wall of beer coolers expecting bunch of macro swill and am pleasantly shocked to find it stocked with one of the best selections in the area. They don't go as deep into Belgium as some of the others but they make up for it in American Microbrews. Amazing selection (for Texas) and prices comparable to slightly better than CM/Mr G's. Loaded up the cart and went to check out. Had a good talk with the cashier who I believe was also the owner. Talked about the selection and such and he mentioned that they are working on adding a build-your-own six pack section in the near future. Might have to be warm though due to space. Still a good way to try some new beers. Now I'm excited and figure this will be a regular stop. Now the dream ends. I get home and after letting the beer get back to good temps go to open my first beer. It tastes off and then I realize that in the excitement I forgot to check freshness dates. Sure enough, my Prima Pil had best buy of July. Close so I can kinda accept. Check next beer - Caracole Troublette with June 06 best by date. Next beer, Young's Ram Rod with best by May 2005 (not a typo - 16 months past date). Totally unacceptable. Last 6 pack is within date but taste like shit. My guess is that being in a bad location keeps them from turning stock quick enough. Area seems kinda dead so don't see that changing anytime soon. May try again to see if quality improves but hoping this guy sees the writing on the wall and moves to a better area to drive traffic to turn the stock.

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Photo of kosmoraios
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%

Angel's is a quality beer/wine store with a good selection of craft beers, microbrews, and seasonal ales. They have an entire section of 750ml and pint bottles of hard-to-find ales like Maredsous, Chimay Grand Reserve, Arrogant Bastard, etc. They always have something new to try and they strive to keep improving. I guess that is what I like about them. What I don't like is that they won't let you break 6-packs. Their prices are decent, also. Not great, but decent and pretty competitive for the area. Also, they are purportedly going to "cut back on the domestics" and fill the void with good craft beer. Swill isn't good business anyway, if you ask me.

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Angel's Beverage Center in Plano, TX
Place rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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