The Liquor Barrel

703 W Main St
Benton, Illinois United States 62812
bottle shop  5 reviews
M - Sat. 8am - midnight, Sun 11am - midnight

Bottles: 160
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick  (837) Columbus, Ohio | June 8, 2010
(Visited 10/2008): The Liquor Barrell (sic) is located in Benton on Main Street right of I-57. It is pretty easy to spot thanks to a cool old-fashioned rotating neon sign. There is a small curved (barrell-shaped?) lot in front. The interior of the store is pretty small, with the beer in coolers on the right past the register, and a couple shelves on the right side of the store. What the store lacks in spelling it makes up for to some extent in singles. It looked like just about every beer they carried was available as a single (or bomber). Beers from Schlafly, OíFallon, Stevens Point, Rogue, Anchor, Sleeman, Boulevard and others were all represented. As for imports, there was a pretty good selection primarily from the UK. Service was pretty good. The people behind the counter were friendly and offered help. Overall this spot is pretty good and is worth a visit if in the area, or driving through.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
seedsofchaos  (10) Illinois | March 29, 2010
Not a bad spot if youíre in the area and in need of good brew. The people are friendly and the beer is decently priced. One canít go wrong if stuck in Benton.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
damer  (3) Christopher, Illinois | December 17, 2006
The manager Jason was very helpful but did not push beers on me. He asked what I would usually drink then suggested a few things. He also gave me a business card and his email to let me know what I thought so he could be more helpful next time. I thought that was cool. Itís a small store with a small selection, but I rate it high because there is nothing else around here that offers the same stuff. They have that mix section, but I didnít look at it really. Itís all warm, though they will trade it for cold for you is what I was told.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
jasper1  (3) Benton, Illinois | December 17, 2006
Loved the select your own six pack. Had 132 micros to choose from that day. Clerk joked he was having a low week and need more shelves to accomadate.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
slowbek  (3) Marion, Illinois | December 17, 2006
For a town of only 4000 in Southern Illinois, I was surprised by their selection. They offer a mix-a-six section that feature only micros and imports that is constantly changing with seasonals and new arrivals.

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