About us

Named the best liquor store in the San Fernando Valley!

For over 60 years, Circus Liquor has remained a landmark to the San Fernando Valley with its iconic Clown sign that stands tall for all to see in North Hollywood. Featured in numerous movies, music videos, TV shows, commercials, and papers, Circus Liquor is considered one of the most popular liquor stores in the entire world. Providing some of the best service, prices, and selections for liquor, being in Circus Liquor is like being a kid in a candy store. Welcome to the Circus Liquor family!

Meet the Family

Tony Hawara
Founder (Grandfather)
The original owner within the family to the Circus Liquor name, he was an immigrant from Syria who worked non-stop to support his family and reach his dreams of becoming a business owner. Tony was full of love and compassion for everyone and it showed within the stores with how he treated every customer like family.
Issa Hawara
Owner (Son)
Issa Hawara is the son to Tony Hawara and did not fall far from the tree. By the age of 12, he was already practically running his own store, working in it after school every day. He loved everything about Circus Liquor so much that he had decided to go the extra mile and expand the business into a chain.
Tony Hawara
Tony Hawara is the next family member to run the Circus Liquor business. Having learned much of how to run a business from his father, he currently is running Circus Liquor Sylmar.