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 | twitter

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

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Beer Available At Archer Liquors (arranged by most recent)
Only Child Sooo Big! , Finchís Secret Stache Stout 98, Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel 95, Smuttynose Bouncy House 81, Great Divide Lasso IPA 69, Victory HopDevil 99, Firestone Walker Easy Jack 97, Revolution Rosa Hibiscus Ale 46, Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA 98, Gigantic Hellion 88, Three Floyds MunsterFest 78, Budweiser n/a, Furthermore Knot Stock 64, Furthermore Proper 37, Furthermore Fatty Boombalatty 90, Smuttynose Noonan Black IPA 94, St-Feuillien / Green Flash Belgian Coast IPA 90, New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA 92, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 98, Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown 83
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69 reviews for Archer Liquors
 Ambiance  63%
 Service  85%
 Selection  80%
 Food  80%
 Value  80%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321  (22) Rock Ridge, Florida | July 3, 2010
Went straight there from Midway Airport. Being from Florida I was stoked to see Lost Abbey, Great Lakes, 3F, Goose Island, etc. Selection of Belgians was about as I get at home - very nice. Service was great. I asked about some season Great Lakes and Randy found some singles laying around. Overall, not sure about the value as I am from out of town and canít get most of what I bought, but when I am in Chicago I will definitely check back here first.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55  (30) Joliet, Illinois | May 18, 2010
This place is smaller than I had expected, but theyíre selection is pretty decent. Aside from the mix and match singles, they also have some older beers I saw an 01 Rochefort 8 and got a 2008 Old Stock Ale. Decent prices too, most of the Belgians were the same price as the ones now on sale at Binnyís. Got some Weihenstephaner cheaper than Iíve seen anywhere else as well. A little out of my way, but worth a visit once in a while.
Frank  (54) Chicago, Illinois | May 8, 2010| Updated July 12, 2010
It took me a while to make my way down there but now that I have, I consider this a must stop for people making a beer trip to Chicago. It has one thing that is sorely lacking in the area: singles. You can mix and match six packs all the live long day. It is kind of cool. Normally when singles are offered, itís select bottles only but you are allowed to snatch bottles out of any six pack here. Anyway, itís been a while since Iíve been to a liquor store w/ a good singles selection and I felt like a kid in a candy store. This place is a corner store w/ a sort of food mart sort of vibe but the selection is great, Iíd say about half or a little more of the amount of stuff they stock at Binnyís which is nothing to sneeze at. Like, if Binnyís had four beers from a given micro, these guys might have two but theyíd likely be two of the better ones as it seems like their buyer has good taste. They also sell a limited range of homebrew supplies. I am going to be making this a regular stop.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Hopper  (13) San Antonio, Texas | February 24, 2010
Mail order review. Wow I think I found the gem of the internet as far as mail orders go. The order process is simple & easy. You send Randy the list of the beers you want with your address & he responds back in a very timely process. In no way are you left in the dark in the process. The prices are very reasonable & so is the shipping. The boxes are packed well, & always come in quicker than I expected(they have a packaging meter on there site that lets you know about how long it will take to ship from that day you order). The Fresh Report is also nice so you can see how fresh the beers are that you are ordering with bottled on dates on there site. This is my access to the Midwest brewers(Bells, Founders, FFF). Oh & by the way Randy is the man.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream  (88) | July 17, 2009
My order was packed and shipped in a very reasonable amount of time. Arrived in flawless condition. Shipping manager Randy is helpful and friendly. Their selection, while not enormous, has a good number of brews that are not sold in my locale, and the prices (and shipping costs) are reasonable. I would gladly order from them again, if only because I love getting a box of beer in the mail.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
hike20  (4) Iowa | July 10, 2009
Based on an order by placed by email. I emailed my order following the guidelines at their site. Randy responded to me promptly and let me know what they had in stock of what I wanted, and gave me a realistic ship date. I expected to wait longer than I did, and he shipped when he said he would. The order was well packed and there was no damage to the order. They had a number beers that I cannot get in Iowa. Overall a very good transaction and I will be doing business with them again. It sounds like they can get a little back-logged in orders, so keep in mind your order wonít ship the next day unless you have good timing. I have no problem waiting a little longer for beers I canít get locally.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Bukowski9  (17) Piqua, Ohio | May 31, 2009
On-line order.Went through quickly and had a good selection of things not available in my area.EXCELLENT packaging,no worries about broken bottles in shipment from here.I wish all the on-line stores shipped like he does.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Hudspart  (27) Byron Center, Michigan | May 23, 2009
Wierd beer store. Typical beer store for drain pours, but they actually have a really good selection. It appears that the 20 or so people in the store while I was there have only drank pale lagers in their life. About 1.5 hour round trip from downtown. I picked up some great Lost Abbey and Three Floyds there.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
maxa9  (4) , Washington | March 17, 2009
Not sure how to rate a beer store in Chicago from SW Washington state. The building could be a dive. I doubt they have food. But make no mistake - on service alone, you can trust Randy. I received two phone calls and multiple emails during the order process. This was my first mail order for beer. 6 bombers of Three Floyds Dreadknaught and two 6-packs of Bells Hopslam arrived this afternoon. Assuming they live up to the hype, I wonít hesitate to order from him again.

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