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    heya... i figure i'll ask this question right now since when i came home from both DC12 and DC11 i had this on my mind, never brought it up, and ended up stuck at the next defcon without knowledge that could have been useful.

    i ask you, locals and other wise ones...

    where is it possible to purchase large quantities of decent beer in las vegas? it seems like everytime i'm there pre-defcon i end up either driving to the local quickee-mart at the corner for overpriced liquor or participating in a search of supermarkets, strip malls, and other such destinations in the hope of finding a selection of beer in FULL CASES that isn't just your garden variety domestic and domestic light.

    here out east where i am there are basically two kinds of places to buy beer, depending on state law:
    1. you have states in which big-ass liquor stores exist where you can buy anything known to man, in any category: beer, wine, spirits, etc.
    2. and you have states where "liquor stores" and "beer depots" are two different things... so you have mid-size liquor stores everywhere with all kinds of whatnot, and then you have huge beer distributors with cases and kegs of almost all beers known to man.
    ...no matter which type of northeastern state you're in, there's always a lot of nearby stores that have an assload of all kinds of beer.

    however... it seems like when i venture further out, either to the south or to destinations like nevada, alcohol is sold in so many places (convenience stores, gas stations, etc) that no place is in just the BEER business... at least far fewer places. i searched in vain for almost one whole pre-con day for a store where i could get Guiness draft cans and similar items by the case in vegas. i ended up just cleaning out a shelf of some display fridge at a guy's little booze shop and taking all his four-can packs... i got barely two cases worth of beer that way.

    someone point me in the right direction... i know you must have beer depots somewhere out by you... i just haven't found them. i wanna be able to walk out of a store with a hand cart, upon which at least half a dozen true cases of beer are resting. is that asking too much?
    Last edited by Deviant Ollam; August 11, 2005, 23:08.
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    http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/7143/

    Lee's Discount Liquor rules.

    Shame there isnt a BevMo in Vegas.

    I return whatever i wish . Its called FREEDOWM OF RANDOMNESS IN A HECK . CLUSTERED DEFEATED CORn FORUM . Welcome to me

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    • #3
      Originally posted by noid
      Lee's Discount Liquor rules.
      Lee's does rule... thats where I go for most of my boozeahol shopping... they are like a liquor mall... hell Boogah, Meghan, Cap'n, DanO and I went once and they had samples... free samples... OF BOOZE!! I love that store
      If I had a nickle for every time someone offered me ten cents to keep my two cents to myself... I would be a rich man.

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      • #4
        Lee's Is always going to be your best bet.

        That's the closest one
        "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"

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        • #5
          thank you all... this will save me from a great deal of uneccessary driving next year. (and result in far larger quantities of beer in my posession which ultimately leads to me giving more away to all of you)
          "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
          - Trent Reznor

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          • #6
            Re: buying lots of beer in vegas

            Dev, I favor Costco for all alcohol, I don't think the prices in NV are that much different than here in Cali, and they're pretty damn good here :-) They also have a pretty good beer and wine selection, I've always bought my large quantities of beer, wine and liquor for parties there. I will also have my Costco card with me when I come for Defcon, and there are 4 Costco's within a 10 mile perimeter of LV(three in LV proper, one in Henderson) , however I won't have a car, so transportation I have not.

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            • #7
              Re: buying lots of beer in vegas

              They keep a select choice of beers and booze at Costco in Las Vegas. As long as Jack and Sierra Nevada are your main choices, you should be ok. Wish they had BevMo's in Vegas, better selection and price over Lee's
              "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"

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              • #8
                Re: buying lots of beer in vegas

                Is there only one Sam's club in LV? I mean...ugh...much as I like giving money to Walton...
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                • #9
                  Re: buying lots of beer in vegas

                  Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
                  stuff deviant stated
                  But you can only buy grain alcohol in PA. Not that you would want to but it's nice knowing that you can. Growing up we quickly realized that if we didn't want fights, holes punched in the walls, gaps in memory, waking up with people you don't know, police attention, ...etc that we didn't offer grain punch at parties.

                  xor
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                  • #10
                    Re: buying lots of beer in vegas

                    mmmmm shine is my fave.....
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                    • #11
                      Re: buying lots of beer in vegas

                      Fortunately (or unfortunately, if you're my liver, or the fuel economy of the car I'm driving from LA to Vegas), there is a BevMo about 10 feet from where I'm spending Wednesday night.

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                      • #12
                        Re: buying lots of beer in vegas

                        Im looking to buy some stuff while Im there, some of it isnt found most places.
                        Anyone planning to make a run to Lee's before the BBQ?
                        Id like to swap phone numbers so I can hitch a ride.

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                        • #13
                          Re: buying lots of beer in vegas

                          Im open to offering my car for any beer/shine/alchol runs before the BBQ. Ping me and well coordinate. I dont know vegas very well.

                          Hey - Dj, anyone got some shine this year?

                          Originally posted by [Syntax] View Post
                          Im looking to buy some stuff while Im there, some of it isnt found most places.
                          Anyone planning to make a run to Lee's before the BBQ?
                          Id like to swap phone numbers so I can hitch a ride.
                          +++ Dallas +++

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                          • #14
                            Re: buying lots of beer in vegas

                            I may have a solution for some regarding the liquid situation at the Riv. Ship it to the hotel. Checking Fedex it would cost about $24.00 to ship a 21lb case of liquid(there's a wiki on how much a case of aa liquid weighs), ground to the hotel. Yes they do accept packages for guests, I just called.

                            While this may seem expensive to some, the less of a hassle / it's cheaper than the hotel's liquid rate / and I'm certain that I will get the aaa liquid I like crowd, this could be very appealing with a little planning. Heck, you could even have it insured.

                            xor

                            It's a little late but if people got together you could technically use much cheaper freight and send it by the skid.
                            Last edited by xor; July 30, 2008, 17:42.
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                            • #15
                              Re: buying lots of beer in vegas

                              Originally posted by Dallas View Post
                              Hey - Dj, anyone got some shine this year?
                              Heh... Shine just kind of randomly appears. I do not know anyone who is currently brewing it.

                              *is reminded of the still in the Swamp that belonged to Hawkeye*
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