If it looks and feels like
El Don Liquor has been around
Huntington Beach forever, you are correct. There was a
time when the surfers who rented rooms above the store used
to keep their windows open with the curtains blowing in the
breeze without any window screens. Those days are gone but
entering the El Don provides a walk into the past. The
fluorescent lighting, bars on the windows and inside rack
displays could befit a liquor store in any town or city
anywhere in the country.
El Don sells, sodas,
liquor, cigarettes, sandwiches, snacks, Bandaids, shampoo,
lighters, lotions, newspapers and most the items you'd
expect to find in a corner liquor store. With one of the
best locations in Huntington Beach across the street from
the beach and Huntington Beach Pier, El Don Liquor is a
place you keep tucked in the back of your mind for those
necessities you need when traveling. It's a convenience
store on a heavily-traveled Pacific Coast Highway that
provides items most sought and sold at this beach location.
It is one of three liquor markets operating in
downtown Huntington Beach
currently, plus several in the blocks beyond on 11th Street,
17th Street and surrounding regions.