United States > Illinois > Sycamore
jayrm (10) , | February 6, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
An OK place to bottle shop. A decent selection but not quite as good as Binneyís. prices are on par with other local establishments like the new HiVee, BUT - BE AWARE OF SYCAMORE & DEKALBís 10% SALES TAX ! This alone knocks Lundees overall rating down a few notches - which is a shame since thereís nothing they can do about it :(
Vir4030 (21) Chicago, Illinois | January 4, 2011| Updated June 10, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Beer selection from all the major regional distributors. Nice bright store. Friendly staff. Drive through. The last hour is drive-thru only.
My brother works here and now he knows all about beer, even if heís in college and doesnít like beer.
frankenkitty (94) Oak Lawn, Illinois | October 1, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
JMerrit & jpm30 have said it all. Large, clean store, big parking lot, easy to find, pleasurable selection. The checkout guys were fun & friendly, asking if Iíd tried this or that. Pricing is slightly elevated over smaller stores... comparable to a Binnyís.
gws57 (92) Saint Charles, Illinois | December 3, 2006
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Lundeens is a huge liquor store south of Sycamore. I was impressed by the selection, including the selection in the coolers, of imports and singles. Unfortunately, no pick-a-six.
jpm30 (57) East Central, Georgia | October 5, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Having just been in Rockford on business, I was really surprised at the selection and prices, better than Woodmanís in Rockford and Janesville, WI. Only drawback, no singles or mix-a-six section. Good selection of Belgians, German and UK imports and a really nice selection of micros, 4 + 6 packs and bombers. They had 3Fís Alpha King, now a rarity in downstate IL and central WI. They also had Capital, including the seasonal dopplebocks, which is not not available south of I-80 in Illinois. You do need to check the best before dates for old beer. If you are in the area or on I-88, this store is worth checking out. Next to Portilloís Hot Dog and Menards is in back, turn on to Mercantile Dr. to access.
JMerritt (72) Macomb, Illinois | August 8, 2005| Updated August 9, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
For the area, this is, by far, the best beer store that I have found. My father-in-law was telling me about this place, saying that it had "a lot of different beers," but to most people that means they have both Bud AND Miller, so I put off giving this place a shot. Only after I visited did I realize just how much this place has. Three Floydís, Dogfish Head, Bells, Unibroue, Goose Island, New Belgium, Great Lakes, Capital, many Belgians and single bottles galore. There is also a wide selection of some rarely seen macro swill if you are into that (Rhinelander, Panther, etc).
I know that Lundeenís has a store in DeKalb as well, but Iíve never been there, and everyone Iíve spoken to says the Sycamore one is much better. Look for the Portilloís - this place is right next door.
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