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Good Beer Bottle Shop in LA

Hi all... Besides the chain places (BevMo, Wholefoods) anyone know of some good place to buy interesting bottles of beer? Thanks!

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  1. my beer friends seem to like the Beverage Warehouse on McConnell south of culver.

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    Beverage Warehouse
    4935 McConnell Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

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      1. re: westsidegal

        Westsidegal, does Beverage Warehouse let you purchase single bottles from a 6-pack like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods do?

        After over 30 years without having a single beer (yeah, I am not exactly a hophead), I have recently read about some health benefits of beer and I am willing to drink one a week. I am currently sampling beers that are highly rated at Beer Advocate and are described in a way that lets me believe I might tolerate the taste (Allagash and Hoegaarden are my recent favorites), but Trader Joe's and Whole Foods don't carry a wide selection.

        I'd appreciate recs for singleton selections in the San Fernando Valley.

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        Beverage Warehouse
        4935 McConnell Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

        1. re: Dogbite Williams

          sorry, i don't know.
          most of the drinking i do at home is of wine.
          for beer drinking, i usually go out.

          1. re: Dogbite Williams

            I'm not sure which Whole Foods Market you have checked but the location that I linked to here (and several others) have an amazing selection of domestic craft beers and also some excellent imported choices mixed in with a lot of the macro brews. Also the selection varies from store to store as they have different buyers and local distribution delivery drivers. My strategy is to talk to the 'beer guy' and they are usually very helpful.

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            Whole Foods Market
            760 S Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245

            1. re: sel

              +1 - this WF has so much floor space. Beer is dedicated to multiple areas (cooler around a food kiosk, a cooler/island adjacent to it, as well as a wall cooler, and the dedicated beer cooler a few aisles away) but walk around and actively look for small beer displays scattered around the back and toward the cheese area as well. As much as I like the selection at Beverage Warehouse, the beer at WF is kept relatively cool to cold - no skunky beer.

            2. re: Dogbite Williams

              I don't know if they let you break a six pack, but they do have a huge selection of beers sold only as single bottles.

              1. re: PaulF

                they do let you break a six pack

          2. Downtown, there's the 8th Street Bottle Shop in the Golden Gopher Bar. They have a lot of seasonal and interesting beers, and you can talk to the staff about what they recommend for your taste.

            In Echo Park, there's the new Sunset Beer Co. which also has a great selection and knowledgeable staff.

            Cap'n Cork liquor store in Los Feliz at 1674 Hillhurst Ave. Los Angeles 90027 has a great selection of beer, wine and liquor.

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            Golden Gopher
            417 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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            1. re: madcao

              I have not made it to Sunset Beer Company yet but if anyone does go there ask to speak with Alex for suggestions. He is one of the sharpest and most knowlegable beer guys in the area!

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              Sunset Beer Company
              1498 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

              1. re: madcao

                +1 on Sunset Beer & Cap'n Cork (Cap'n Cork also has some interesting wines on sale in the barrels on the end cap)

              2. Red Carpet Wines & Spirits has a very large selection of both domestic craft and imported beers.

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                Red Carpet Wines & Spirits
                400 E Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA

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                  1. The Wine House on the westside had some really good stuff.

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                    Wine House
                    2311 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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                    1. re: Robert Thornton

                      They have their beer list online as part of their website (although for some reason my link didn't arrive here as I was reading it on their website so I took it down).

                      1. re: Robert Thornton

                        I agree with Wine House, we bought a ton of single bottles to give as a gift. They also have a great selection of hard liquor too :o)

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                        Wine House
                        2311 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA