United States > Michigan > Royal Oak
Sammy (541) Toronto, Ontario | June 27, 2006| Updated August 6, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Look for directions on the website. There wa construction at the time which meant a little confusion to a first-timer. A better than average place to buy beer, with a BA working here. Other great features are: the ability to buy singles; choice of outside the fridge beer; some harder to find beers carried; lots of parking; and reasonable prices compared to say New York State and Premier in particular. Putnam had a couple of last bottles of stuff put aside for someone who would appreciate them, and I do. Merci! It was very good to be able to run a chat with a very knowledgeable person, and he was able to carry on a wine conversation at the same time. This is akin to writing with both hands-at the same time.
jrallen34 (415) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped by here after lunch at Lilyís. The atmosphere is very cool, its in the basement of what looks like an apartment building, you take a few step down and walk into what looks like a cave. There is beer everywhere. As you walk into to your right is there older beer, then there are coolers that hold their sub 6% beer, then there are sections of beer based upon style. Awesomely, all beer is sold by the bottle so this place is a tickers dream. Heavy on Michigan beer with lots of local places I actually havenít heard of. Great selection of East coast beers too, some Belgian staples but nothing outlandish on that front. The service was pretty good. They were very friendly and semi knowledgeable about their stock, not exceedingly knowledgeable about beer in general.
I strongly recommend coming here if in town to pick up a few ticks.
msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | November 21, 2008| Updated November 12, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in while in Detroit for business. Small place but in brand new building with small beer selection but geared to the beer geek. Every beer that is in six packs is also available as singles which is awesome. Picked up 5 singes of quality brew. They dont carry any macro brews so even though they donít have a huge selection they make up with all qualtiy beers. Service was great and would be my go to store if I lived in Detroit.
esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | September 26, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Large wine cellar with a decent beer selection. A rather large singles selection with the beers all grouped by styles and some were in coolers. Found a handful of beers I didnít see in GR but didnít pick anything up on this visit.
mikem409 (181) bloomfield, Michigan | January 6, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
solid selection and the down stairs beer area is super cool definetly checkout if in area
jsquire (155) St. Marys, Ohio | April 6, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Hard to find stand alone building in Royal Oak (it is under the pizzeria sign. More wine than beer, but they have a small but well thought out beer selection. Some imports, some locals, and some craft, but not a lot of any of them. The good news is the bottles can be bought a as singles. Helpful friendly staff. The beer is organized sport of by style, which I find confusing, but the space is small enough that you can find what you a are looking for if they have it.
rumproasts (130) Grand Rapids, Michigan | May 5, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
small store in basement. easy to miss when driving by. very nice variety of beers - a lot of high quality stuff, organized by style. price average.
Eyedrinkale (129) Astoria, New York | February 23, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This place is awesome. The best I have seen in the Detroit so far. In fact, Putnam opened an 84 (or 88, donít recall) JW Leeís Harvest while I was there. A class guy with a nice selection. Stop by if you are in the area. Most Bellís singels are around $1.57.
strongpieman (117) Mount Airy, Maryland | July 31, 2012| Updated June 28, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Interesting place in basement of small building. Good selection of beers in sixes and singles. Lots of Michigan choices. Parking is reasonable for a city location, service was available. A good place I would go back to.
mds (100) Toronto, Ontario | May 21, 2005
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Awesome bottle shop. Oh how I wish we had something like this in Ontario. Fantastic selection of imports and regional micros. reasonable prices, actually cheaper than other stores Iíve been to in Greater Detroit. The great thing about this store is that everything is available in singles! Highly recommended.
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