Top Liquor Stores In Sacramento

April 19, 2012 6:00 AM

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Whether you’re looking for a quick stop for a six-pack or stocking up for a big event, there are hundreds of liquor stores in the Sacramento area to fulfill your needs. Some offer big selections, high-end wines and champagne, single canned choices or $1 shots and others are known for reasonably priced spirits, friendly-service and hard-to-find items.  Here are five Sacramento area liquor stores to tip your glass at.
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Rodney’s Cigar & Liquor Store
1000 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-5998

Hours: Mon to Fri ­­­­- 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat -10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

With a walk-in humidor, Rodney’s Cigar & Liquor features a well stocked selection of domestic and imported cigarettes and cigars as well as a variety of spirits, wine and champagne. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown near Capitol Park, Rodney’s is economically priced and has been around for nearly a quarter of a century. It is also noted as a heaven for a Zippo lighter collector.

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Tower Liquor
1525 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 442-7020

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Often familiar with local regulars, Tower Liquor is set in the downtown area near Land Park and is credited with a fully stocked, large selection of wine and spirits. Prices are reasonable and many of the customers enjoy the character and rapport established with the store employees. Customers of Tower Liquor always look forward to the store’s friendly service and banter.

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Total Wine & More
5791 Five Star Drive
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 791-2488

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Having been called everything from a one-stop shop for adult beverages to a “BevMo on steroids,” Total Wine & More is one of the area’s largest shops to purchase wine, spirits, beer and more. It offers more than 8,000 bottles of wine and hosts tastings Friday to Sunday. In addition to the huge wine list, Total Wine & More has a large selection of beer, other alcohol, cigars and non-alcohol drinks. The store’s Facebook page often features in store promotions such as “5 days to save on tequila,” so be sure to like it for updates on specials and events.

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Lichine’s Liquor & Deli
7101 S. Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 422-6920

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The vast selection of beer, wine and spirits is not the only thing Lichine’s Liquor and Deli is known for. With a good supply of domestic and imports, Lichine’s is also called “Lucky Lichine’s” and features a random wallpapering of past winners. The place even draws a line when the jackpots go sky high. The patrons of Lichine’s also find their deli and the handmade sandwiches here, which is quite a treat. At Lichine’s, you can have your wine and eat your sandwich, too.

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Mr. B’s Liquor & Deli
5121 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 442-6920

Hours:  Sun to Fri ­­­­- 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat – 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Serving East Sacramento, Mr. B’s Liquor and Deli is the place to go for $1 bottled, single shots and the ever-popular, but not always easy to find, 4Loco drinks. The labels and the prices run the gamut for prices relative to big spenders and those on a budget. Mr. B’s regulars boast a good selection of micro brews and fun, friendly evening chit-chat.

Jody Only is a freelance writer with credits on a variety of Internet and print publications. Her work can be found at