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lipoff Jan 5, 2011 09:03 AM

Hi Vegas Hounds,

I am searching for any stores or restaurants that have particularly interesting collections of bottled sodas for sale. Ideally locally (or Californian) bottled sodas, however any store with an interesting collection of sodas for sale would be most welcome!

And any ethnic markets or specialty food stores where Asian or European bottled beverages might be found?

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    jackattack Jan 5, 2011 04:29 PM

    International Marketplace, 5000 S Decatur Blvd

    1. shamu613 Jan 5, 2011 08:28 PM

      Galco's Old World Grocery
      5702 York Boulevard
      Los Angeles, CA 90042
      (323) 255-7115
      www.sodapopstop.com/

      Try to envision an entire supermarket selling nothing but soda pop. That's Galco's.

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        Dave Feldman Jan 5, 2011 10:40 PM

        And they'll ship, albeit at a price: http://www.sodapopstop.com/ It's great fun to go there in person, though.

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          lipoff Jan 5, 2011 11:07 PM

          Oh indeed, I know about Galco's! There's a terrific video about the owner in Chow's "Obsessives" video category. And I have ordered from them by mail. Unfortunately, Las Vegas is not Los Angeles!

          However, shortly after arriving for a conference tonight, I discovered that the little specialty food store, EatDrink in the Cosmopolitan Casino (second floor, right around the corner from China Poblano) has a full set of Sprecher sodas (Root Beer, Lo-Cal Root Beer, Cream Soda, Orange Dream, Ravin' Red, Ginger Ale, Puma Kola, and Cherry Cola ), and fairly wide selections from Hanks, Boylans and Reed's. The latter three are pretty common in the Northeast, but I've only had the Sprecher root beers before, never the other sodas. Looking forward to trying them soon!

        2. vegasmike Jan 10, 2011 07:29 PM

          I ordered some Dr. Browns Cel Ray in long necked bottles from Amazon. Tastes better than the canned stuff.

          1. lipoff Jan 13, 2011 08:57 AM

            Thank you so much for the tip about International Marketplace. What an amazing store!

            In addition to a wonderful array of mostly British and Asian sodas that I found there, I picked up a few more at British Foods Inc. Valley Cheese and Wine had a nice selection of Dry Soda, some other American bottled root beers and other classic sodas, and sparkling fruit juices from Italy. And finally, Artisnal Foods had Q Tonic, a premium tonic water that I've had before. Again, EatDrink in the Cosmopolitan Casino had a nice selection of interesting American bottled sodas as well.

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              Whisper Feb 17, 2011 08:50 PM

              Maybe a little late, but I just happened upon this thread. I can't believe this one hasn't been mentioned yet ...

              Rocket Fizz.. An entire store specializing in bottled sodas. They do have some old school candy available too, but sodas are their specialty. Hundreds of different kinds from all over the country, too many to list here. The nice thing is, you can buy them as singles so it's easy to mix and match and try different kinds without having to purchase an entire 6 pack of one kind. And the staff has always been friendly and helpful. Here's a link to their website along with the Yelp page which has a lot of pictures to give you an idea of what they are like, but an in person visit is best:

              http://rocketfizzvegas.com/

              http://www.yelp.com/biz/rocket-fizz-l...

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