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Discussion in 'Pacific' started by jcb7472, Jun 20, 2013.

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  1. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Devotee (498) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    Will be in Santa Clara next month on a work trip for 5 days. Could I get some recommendations on the best place to buy bottles to take back to Florida? Also any good craft beer bars, brewpubs, tap rooms in the area? I will be staying on Great America Parkway in Santa Clara and will have a rental car. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. kevo2007

    kevo2007 Initiate (159) Aug 29, 2010 California
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    Bobby's liquors is your closest option and has a pretty solid selection of bottles. It is only 5-10 minutes from where you are staying. For bars, you'll need to drive a bit to get to San Jose. Check out original gravity, good karma (these are right across from each other in downtown San Jose), and/or Harry's hofbrau. Those should all be relatively close to where you are staying.
     
  3. xgeneralzodx

    xgeneralzodx Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2009 California

    Don't forget Santa Clara Liquors as well!
     
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  4. kevo2007

    kevo2007 Initiate (159) Aug 29, 2010 California
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    Excellent recommendation, they're bottle selection is shockingly good. I spent most of college grabbing thirty racks of keystone light from here so it surprises me how they've upgraded their bottle selection. Definitely worth stopping by.
     
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  5. leschkie

    leschkie Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2011 California
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    I know of a place about 1 mile from where you'll be staying that has a killer bottle selection for on-site consumption on Thursday nights. Send me a message if you want to know where this place is at.
     
  6. mattdbh

    mattdbh Aspirant (205) Feb 21, 2009 California
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  7. MssrTussaud

    MssrTussaud Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2013 California

    The selection is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE :grimacing:
     
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  8. AptosBeerDrinker

    AptosBeerDrinker Initiate (177) Aug 9, 2011 California

    Beer rave?
     
  9. m34josh

    m34josh Initiate (74) Oct 19, 2009 California
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    Market Beer Company inside the San Pedro Square Market is worth a visit if you're going to be downtown for OG and Good Karma anyways. Wine Affairs is also nearby
     
  10. larryCA

    larryCA Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 California

    If you don't mind wandering up to Mountain View, Steins is located downtown. Steakout is also in downtown MV. People are mentioned Bobby's. BevMo in Santa Clara is probably a good spot. Costco might be worth a look if you have a membership. There are also a few places in downtown San Jose. Harry's Hofbrau in San Jose is worth a trip for their tap takeovers if you're around through Thursday.
     
  11. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Aspirant (206) Jul 13, 2012 California
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    Sounds like St. Johns.........but i could be VERY wrong.

    Santa clara Liq is a good spot, (they hide the pliny in the back) shout out to PHIL the owner. WASSUP PHIL.

    Bobbys is pretty over priced, but Dee has some shit you probably havent seen around these here parts.

    Harry's is the shit, slight markup on the bottles, but fuck it, they got some damn good ones. Shout OUT TO JEREMY.

    Then theres always my house, where i piss zombie dust and shit BCBS.........thank you and goodnight.

    EDIT: Shout out to SANTA CLARA, i was born and raised IN YOU!!!!!
     
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  12. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Devotee (498) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    Thanks for the the recommendations y'all! It will be nice to get my hands on some beers I can't get in FL and experience a little bit of the Cali scene.
     
  13. MssrTussaud

    MssrTussaud Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2013 California

    He told me he trades for stuff and resells it here. Pretty solid.
     
  14. MontereyBay831

    MontereyBay831 Initiate (135) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    You actually don't need A membership to buy alcohol/tobacco/filling your RX scripts.
     
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  15. concealed

    concealed Aspirant (281) May 7, 2009 Georgia
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    Any recommendations near Levi's stadium/Tasman Drive? Bottle shops?
     
  16. m34josh

    m34josh Initiate (74) Oct 19, 2009 California
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    Walking distance? No, but Santa Clara Liquors, Bobby's, Kelly's, and pretty much everything mentioned above are within a 10-15 minute drive depending on traffic
     
  17. fromthewood

    fromthewood Initiate (0) May 21, 2014 California
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    WTF are you talking about man? Who are you and when did I say I trade for brews and sell em at the shop?
     
  18. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    if it makes you feel any better, that post was from last year and his only post ever.
     
  19. fromthewood

    fromthewood Initiate (0) May 21, 2014 California
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    Thanks man. I saw June and figured it was from last month.
     
  20. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    anyway, set me up with some of those traders, will ya?
     
  21. fromthewood

    fromthewood Initiate (0) May 21, 2014 California
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    Lol, just completed my first 2 trades last month. You from the south bay?
     
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