This place is your standard liqour store that looks like it is days from going out of business. They have a TON of bottles. Again, a TON of bottles. Some are clearly really old, some are new. Plenty of locals too. Huge selection. If you don’t find something to buy here, then stop whale hunting. This place is fine, but not amazing.
Impressive selection. Not easy to get around since there are cases of beer everywhere, but they seem to have decent prices. Small mead section, but with some heavy hitters from Superstition and Apis. Don’t forget to stop in next door for a beer - pretty diverse list at the Taste of Tops.
Visited on a Wednesday evening. Beer selection is haphazardly spread across several aisles and coolers, very cluttered layout. The selection is heavy on imports, and the quality is good. Arizona beers occupy one door of the cooler, and there are some decent finds. Every beer is available as a single, just break the six pack. Nice feature. Taste of Tops is attached, and if you are hitting one you should certainly hit the other.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Really nice bottle shop. Shelves are super narrow, so don’t be fat while walking through there. You can break sixers of most of their stuff, but there are a few things you can’t. Really wide selection, but I didn’t stumble across any super rare or interesting gems while taking a couple of passes through there. Did locate the polatmavy, which is shockingly hard to find. Good place to stop for locals.
Stopped in here after four peaks since it was so close by. Upon entering I was a bit overwhelmed as there is a TON of beer, liquor and wine in that medium sized store. Beer is located on the right, the middle and the middle left as well as the right and back walls. Atmosphere was pretty laid back. People coming and going buying their wares for the weekend ahead. Service was ok. My interaction with them were fine but one of them tried to run me over from behind with a hand cart without even asking me to move. Selection was insane. 4-5 isles packed to the gills with beers from all over the country as well as the world. I was able to find two bottles I was looking for the last few days as well as a few others that I hadn’t seen in years. Prices were more than reasonable and on par with the other shops I visited in town. Overall one of the better bottle shops I have stopped at on the trip, glad I made the side trek to check it out.
Locate in strip shopping center near Arizona State. Typical college town liquor store in that was dingy and looked liked it it was in need of a good scrubbing. They had several aisle of craft beer but as others have pointed out most of it was not refridgerated and they weren’t exactly generous wih the air conditioning. They do seem to,allow you to make your own six and they have. A solid selection of regional and imported craft with an especially strong Eastern European section. I was certainly prepared to buy a few bottles but the clerk at the counter was the rudest man with the nastiest disposition that I have encounterd so far in my craft beer adventures. He told me my card was invalid and said it in such a cruel and dismissive way that I wondered, despite all the good product, how they could stay in business treating people in this manner. They map be the self-appointed tops for liquor, but they’re definitely bottom for service.
The probably most unorganized store I’ve ever been into But the guy in the store knew his beers and helped me to pick a couple of Eclipse, Black Butte, Expedition Stout and Ten Fidy. Tons of beers and very nice selection. What else could I say :).