United States > Indiana > Bloomington
paintedmaple (58) Bloomington, Indiana | August 12, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
My go-to place in college and still an awesome stop for beer & booze...great selection, friendly, knowledgeable staff and good prices. I always load up on my trip back to the Great White North...
deyholla (399) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 17, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A warehouse style liquor store. Selection here is great, but the prices and help tend to be better at Sahara Mart. Price is probably slightly better there too. Bloomington is blessed with multiple great stores.
AguynamedTodd (101) Illinois | September 15, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Located in an old grocery store, this chain liquor store is the main store in town. Has a nice selection of beers. Prices are typical. Am pleasantly surprised that they have a craft brew section despite being located in a college town, where swill is most popular.
JCB (246) Durham, North Carolina | July 26, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
The mothership is still strong and well stocked. It seems as though the import section has suffered just a bit - used to be a much wider variety of English and German beers, but the Belgians are still well represented. US micros are banginí though, with all the locals (Upland, New Albanian, Barley Island) along with Three Floyds, Goose Island, Tyranana, Two Brothers, and many other varieties. Surprised to see how well stocked the selection was.
tmgiddings (5) Indianapolis, Indiana | May 3, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 14/20
A large selection, but not very many choice beers- massive, mediocre selection. The service is terrible. Most of the staff seems to think that all microbrews are delicious. Not a lot of critical thinking here. Most of the beer is overpriced.
brewcrew2002 (2) | March 2, 2009
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 7/20
Visited my sister-in-law in bloomington and stumbled apon this store. had a nice selection, bought some three floyds from there.
Optigon (40) Bloomington, Indiana | January 15, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
A good selection of beer, but the variety has been waning over time. Pretty impressive for a college-town liquor store though. Cold room is very excellent and well stocked. Helpful staff if you can manage to catch the right people.
EithCubes (242) New Jersey | August 25, 2006| Updated September 13, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Has eleven locations in Bloomington and is spreading across Indiana. Inventory varies by location, but the main store on College has the best selection - actually pretty impressive for the area. Avoid on "thirsty" nights, the line can wind throughout the store. And prepare for double-ID checks.
DrunkenWeasel (7) Portland, Oregon | May 9, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Not damn bad for central indiana. I can get some rare stuff from here. No real service and only a slight ambience but what a selection for this neck of the woods.
SpudClampDawg (43) Jasper, Indiana | December 8, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Boy has this store changed since I graduated in 2000. It now has open aisles, a wine tasting bar and a pretty extensive selection that ranges from local stuff to some good Belgians. Canít break sixers, but there is a singles cooler to pull from. Also glassware, magazines and other alcohol paraphenalia.
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