Salís Beverage World - Elmhurst | Elmhurst, Illinois
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Salís Beverage World - Elmhurst
Exceptional based on 11 ratings
Type: Beer Store

695 W. St. Charles Rd.
Elmhurst, Illinois United States 60126 [ print map ]
630 833 9800



Hours: M-Sa 10-10 , SU 11-7


Mayor: Ktwse (2) | Bottles: 1500


Salís Beverage World - Elmhurst

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Beer Available At Salís Beverage World - Elmhurst (arranged by most recent)
Revolution Firestone Walker Dos Osos 98, Pipeworks Something Hoppy This Way Comes 96, Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout 99
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11 reviews for Salís Beverage World - Elmhurst
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  82%
 Selection  81%
 Food N/A 
 Value  85%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  82%
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66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse  (56) , Sweden | July 15, 2014
Donít get why this place is so highly rated. The selection is good but not great, most beer is sold as 4/6-packs and you canít mix and match yourself. Good selection of bombers and 75 cl bottles but nothing too rare or exceptional. Took a while before anyone approached me to ask if I needed help, even though the place was mostly empty of customers when I visited.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dented81  (3) | May 5, 2013
Great store. Warehouse style with metal shelves. The price is right so I really donít care. This is my place to get limited releases. I just picked up Doom and Parabola there. They have almost full lines of a lot of breweries, and are always looking for new names. I asked for Perennial and they picked up three cases a couple of weeks later. Also one of the few places I can find Jolly Pumpkin in good stock. Jeff and Tim always know what they are talking about and give some great suggestions. This is a great store.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
jrman1386  (1) Illinois | August 26, 2012
Great service, and good atmosphere, but they need more cart beer, particularly in the cooler.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
msante79  (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | February 21, 2012
Not the biggest selection by todayís standards. Good selection for immediate area though. The beer guy at this store is awesome. Went in on a whim looking for Founders Better Half and it wasnít on shelf, but I was asked if I was looking for anything specific while I was walking out and I mentioned I was looking for Founders Better Half and the guy hooked me up with a bottle out of his stash in the basement. Apparently he drove up to GR on the release date and picked up some for the store. I received this level of service and I have never even been the store before. I could only imagine he would treat his locals with same high level of service as well. Will make sure I stop back in when in the area.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
theisti  (525) Leawood, Kansas | April 10, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
I had a later afternoon flight out, and a meeting on this side of town and wanted to visit Lunar brewing. To kill time, I hit a few of the local bottle shops listed in the area. I visited this location after I hit the Salís in Addison, and it is spooky similar. Identical Warehouse style layout, beers placed in more or less the same spot, in fact I really thought I had come back to the same store. Wild stuff. As with the other location, beer is on three and a half huge racks, and some in coolers. The better beer is kept warm, and I would worry about turnover but the selection is really solid. Not the greatest store I visited in Chicago area, but solid. Worth hitting as a local, maybe only if convenient for out of towners. Service was friendly, decent store.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
satan165  (102) River Grove, Illinois | September 6, 2008
truly has the warehouse feel with beer stacked on large warehouse style racks. very large selection of american crafts and belgians, everything is organized very well and sections are labeled. prices are more then fair, they have a long row of coolers as well. definately a hot beer destiation for me. just around the corner from corner cottage and this place might have the upper hand!
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT  (114) Saint Louis, Missouri | February 11, 2007
Went to this place after the Chicago Area Ratebeer Gathering Feb 2007 at Lunar. Lunar is like 3 blocks away. Make sure you at least go into this place after Lunar. Wharehouse feel, beer selection is large with a large European selection in particular it looks like German stuff. Some pretty good stuff including GI BCS and IIPA. Definately worth the stop by.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho  (227) Minnetonka, Minnesota | March 24, 2006
I was on my way to Lunar Brewing and didnít realize Salís was on the same street just about a 1/2 mile away. So I went in. Very large selection of brews, with considerable emphasis on quality. Among the highlights: Peche Mortel, almost a full line of DFH, a couple of Founders brews, some 3Fís and a full complement of international beers. They have a suggestion box, which I meant to use to suggest they allow breaking up of 6-packs. From a pure quality perspective, doesnít top Archer Liquors, but this place is easier to navigate, is cleaner, in a better part of town and has more selection (for whatever thatís worth).
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty  (94) Oak Lawn, Illinois | October 28, 2005| Updated January 31, 2007

First off, donít believe the MapQuest map that places Salís east of Rt. 83. Depend instead on Google Maps. Youíll want to head west, towards Villa Park and Lunar Brewing Company.

With a warehouse atmosphere right down to a cement slab floor, their building wonít win Salís any awards for innovative design but itís the content that matters. A few fairly long aisles of beer (with many singles) from a wide variey of countries. I had no problem filling a "Brewmasters Collection" 24-bottle case (the box cost $4.99 but itís 20% off each bottle if you fill it, so my net savings was around 7 bucks).

Cashiers were pretty hilarious, and I may have converted one who was a confessed Lite drinker as she showed great interest in my Samuel Smithís Winter Welcome.

All that and RateBeer shelf tags... what more could you ask for?
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield  (143) Oak Forest, Illinois | July 1, 2005
Iíve passed this joint many a time on my way to Lunar Brewing and didnít give it a thought. Thanks to JoshuaB for listing it, prompting me to check it out. (Place ratings are important, people!) Theyíve got a really decent selection of Kraut beers, enabling me to fill in many a hole in my ratings with many future drinks. Nice with the British, Belgian, and other aliens brews, too. Theyíve also got a fun "oddball" collection of singles that someone like me thrives on. Iíll be stopping by again.

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