United States > Illinois > Antioch
AWISLguy (78) Wisconsin | September 7, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Much bigger place inside than it looks, with a large corner of micros, plus a bunch in the coolers. Very large selection ... with a lot of dust on some. Stone San Diego County Session Ale, from 2010. Stoneís 14th anniv, 3 weeks after the 16th came out. Really good selection. Tough to pick items, though, unless it was ones where age does not matter. A shame as it has a lot of stuff.
demmbonz (63) Erin, Wisconsin | August 20, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
I drove nearly a couple hours to check this place out. Iím from Wisco so this is the closest thing in Illinois worth checking out. Huge selection. Very impressed. Got lots of brands we donít have in Wisco. Very pleased with the trip.
JoePeesie (68) Long Lake, Illinois | August 29, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Itís not a store that you might expect to find a great selection at while driving by, but if you stop in and head to the north end of the store they have a great selection of American craft and Euro quality. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They good a good selection of "rare" brews as well and if you are a regular they are usually willing to hold a bottle of the the rares off to the side for you.
Only 2 things that made them an 88:
1. You are going to find some dust on the bottles (unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it they are not in a huge craft market)
2. Because they are not part of the big local chain their prices tend to be about $1-$3 per container pricyer than their compís within 20 miles (a range I feel that is an acceptable drive if you are shopping not just grabbing a bottle or 2)
esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | October 23, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice selection of brews I canít get in Wisconsin just over the border in Antioch, IL. Pizza Port, Port/Lost Abbey, Green Flash, Ska, Flossmoor and a handful of other offerings. Prices are a touch higher than Iím use to at home, but nothing outrageous. Iíll stop here when Iím in the area! Service was decent, the attendant answered all of my questions.
sgsoxfan (2) Spring Grove, Illinois | November 2, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great selection of beers, largest in Lake county they say.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | October 21, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Pretty much what redlem mentions; some nice finds for me especially amongst the fairly large German section; usual midwestern emphasis on E Euro stuff for whatever reason. OK prices....lots of parking....good Scotch and bourbon selection. I wouldnít be unhappy if I had this store within a few minutesí drive but it isnít worth going out of your way for if you live closer in to Chicago.
redlem (76) Ohio | July 18, 2006| Updated July 20, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Their import selection is actually larger than their micro selection, weather this is good or bad I will leave up to you. Imports mainly singles ( euro, english, canadian), micros mainly 6-ers( IL,WI, and MI). Usual IL selection. About 10 miles west of Rt-41 on Rt-173. If you are in the Chain -of-Lakes region.
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