Archer Liquors | Chicago, Illinois
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Archer Liquors
Excellent based on 69 ratings
Type: Beer Store

5996 S. Archer Ave
Chicago, Illinois United States 60638 [ print map ]
773 582 4767

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Hours: 9-9 M-Th, 9-11 Fri-Sat, 11-6 Sun


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Furthermore Knot Stock 65, Furthermore Proper 37, Furthermore Fatty Boombalatty 90, Smuttynose Noonan Black IPA 94, St-Feuillien / Green Flash Belgian Coast IPA 89, New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA 92, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 98, Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown 81, Dogfish Head Piercing Pils 83, Stone Go To IPA 97, Anchor IPA 85, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 100, Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA 100, Solemn Oath Death By Viking , Surly Abrasive Ale 100, Central Waters Glacial Trail IPA 81, Oskar Blues GíKnight Imperial Red 99, Dark Horse Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock 90, Bells Cherry Stout 91, Two Brothers Revelry Imperial Red Ale 96
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69 reviews for Archer Liquors
 Ambiance  63%
 Service  85%
 Selection  80%
 Food  80%
 Value  80%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  90%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
theisti  (464) Leawood, Kansas | April 21, 2008| Updated June 28, 2012
Mail (web) ordered week of April 7, 2008. Communication was super fast, turn around equally fast. I ordered on Tuesday, had my beer by Friday. I like the lay out of the site, and this is a great place to get REALLY fresh Three Floyds. I recommend this place greatly. Ambiance score is based on organization of the website, I have not visited in person.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb  (445) Woodland, California | January 31, 2009
Pretty intensive personalized experience. Borrowing from ksurkin: "simply a great example of customer service via online beer ordering. randy is a great guy who was constantly in touch with me about my order. packing was superb (pretty much bomb proof) and the prices were reasonable. great selection of midwest beers we canít get here on the -west- coast. --- definitely a pleasure doing business with and i will certainly order again." Packing was weirdly custom and highly effective. Very green from the recycling point of view.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
msante79  (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | September 13, 2008| Updated March 8, 2010
Have been in there 4 or 5 times. Looks like your typical south side liquor store from the outside. It is really cramped and they pack it with as craft brews as they can. Not the biggest selection but full of quality brews and Randy is awesome. The problem is that 95% of his customers donít drink craft beer as it is in a blue color neighborhood. It could be amazing what he could do with a bigger space in a different place in the city. The website is outstanding. You can always find something in there to take home.
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | March 9, 2007| Updated April 4, 2007
I live in TN and they can not ship here. So I emailed to ask if they would ship to my parents downstate. Randy replied and said it would not be a problem. So I place my order for Behomoth and Imperial Brown Goose. I made a special request to hold off shipping for one week. Randy replied that they were swamped with orders, and they he would contact me when he got caught up. A week later, he calls me to quote shipping and my order was out the door. Clever way of reusing liquor boxes as shipper. Great communication and service. I could not ask for more. Highly recommended.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho  (222) Minnetonka, Minnesota | March 20, 2006
As a place to find a lot of incredible brews, this place ranks very highly in my book. Aesthetically, it leaves a little to be desired. Itís in a little bit of a run down part of town (not a bad part of town per se). It also is extremely cramped inside. A more positive way to say it is that they use the available space as efficiently as possible. A few of the nuggets I found there: Avery Mephistopheles, 3Fís Black Sun, 3Fís Brian Boru, various Stone brews, Alesmith Speedway Stout and Old Numbskull, etc. Oh, and if it looks like they might be out of something, ask and they might have it in back.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | August 19, 2005
This place is easily the most overrated in Chicago. I was expecting more than three tiny shelves. Still, if youíre near Midway, worth a shot, they will have something new for you to try, be it Two Brothers or 3F or GI. Donít go too far out of your way, but if youíre near midway, go for it.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16  (201) Naperville, Illinois | September 28, 2006
This place is small and heavily trafficed by guys buying 30 packs of coors light, but get into the back corner and there is an awesome selection of good beer. A nice line up of all the local stand bys a good collection of seasonal stuff, and a decent amount of refrigerated singles. Plus you can break up the packs which is great. If this was a hair closer to my house I"d be here all the time! My service was awful I had to shufle around the staff most of the time, and my beer was piled on atop the other in a big box. But the good selection is more important to me than the service or atmosphere.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ajm  (192) Los Angeles, California | May 13, 2009| Updated September 23, 2011
Also foolish I have not rated this. This was much farther than I expected from the part of Chicago I was staying in - hilariously, I had to drive from here to OHare for a flight out. Real classic liquor store feel: dirtier street, dark, dark fixtures, some dusty bottles, haphazard organization. This was the first place I found Blushing Monk and saw Unibroue 2004. Very regular carrier of Bells and 3F. Selection seemed like only a small percentage was great stuff, as opposed to West Lakeview which is all headliners. Would likely skip this one and head to Binnyís or W Lakeview if pressed for time. But they have one of the friendlier online services, so my business will likely happen this way from now on.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Walt  (189) Austin, Texas | March 23, 2008
After doing tons of mail order business, I finally made it to the store...not what I expected...nothing bad or anything, just not how I imagined it...wonderful selection!!!! Awesome place!
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 2/20
SudsMcDuff  (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | September 21, 2011
website is very simple.. no shopping cart .. selection can be awesome but usually has a lot of items out of stock .. prices are decent as well as shipping .. a legit shop and wish i could order from them still.. but when a bottle broke due to idiot packaging, nothing was done..

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