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L.A. Area Liquor stores?


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Hi all -- I'm newly registered (though I've been browsing here for a while). I'll be in the L.A. area in early February. Can anyone recommend any good stores in either the Pasadena/Glendale area or Orange County?

Fortunately, I live near a good store in suburban Boston (Marty's Liquors in Newton). Last week they had 28 dark rums in stock, including Ron Zacapa Centenario (I bought myself a bottle for Christmas, then bought another), Coyopa, and even the Delaware brand, Dogfish.

Alex M.

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I often travel to the greater LA area. I have only found one store, south of Orange County, that satisfies me. It's called Hi-Times Wine Cellars. All aroud great place for rare alcohol, lots of cigars in a nice walk in humidor, a million types of wines and a great selection of Port.

Click HERE for the rum list at Hi Times. It's about 40 miles / 45 minutes south of LAX, NOT counting TRAFIC... head there between 12:30 and 2:30 of well after 7pm.

From LAX take 405 South, then 55 (Costa Messa Fwy) South to Newport Beach to end of freeway. Continue south on Newport Blvd for about a mile no more, then turn LEFT on 16th Ave, LEFT on Westminister Ave and it's on the corner of Ogle and Westminister

Well worth the trip.


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