United States > Illinois > Wood River
jandd1983 (140) Florissant, Missouri | December 8, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped by on a week night, the place was dead. Staff was very helpful, I guess because there was noone else in the store. Selection was decent, some items you can’t find on the Missouri side of the river. Prices were a little high, which limited my purchases. Would visit again when in the area, but would not make it a regular stop.
emerge077 (103) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | February 1, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
The place looks tiny from the front, yet is very deep. Carpeted aisles up front, musty funk, and astronomical liquor prices. Beer is far in back, away from sunlight = good. Case beer takes up the back area = not so good. Dusty aisle of import singles and sixers on the way to the beer area. Craft six packs line the wall in the back, and a couple shorter shelves in the center. Nothing too exciting, some seasonals, but not a bunch. Founders, Schlafly, Boulevard (old Saison, no other smokestacks), Flying Dog, Goose Island, etc. Usual suspects. Looking at dates, Schlafly seasonals are less than 3 mos. old, though the mix-a-six area was terrible, all 18 mos. old or more. Coolers were sad, full of macro crap, 4 Loko, and Champale. One oddity was Hill Farms (?) Pilsner, one last sixer, which ive never seen before or since.
The ladies working here were nice enough, though I got the vibe they werent about to hear no sass talk from anybody. Signs on the door mentioned their assortment of gag gifts for sale. Life is in the details my friends.
OzarkElmo (12) Poplar Bluff, Missouri | February 27, 2010
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice selection. Little or no service. Prices a bit high. Would not go out of the way to go to this place. Average at best
grobeen (10) , Illinois | June 15, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
One of the few places you can find some rather hard-to-lay-your-hands-on beer. Staff has always been friendly.
esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | March 28, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 9/20
Stopped in at the other Corral liquors in the St Louis area and well, the other one is much better. First thing you notice when you walk in the door is a musty smell, like there was some flood damage of some sorts. The selection isn’t all that bad, but the prices are the highest in the St Louis area. They have some stuff you won’t find around the area – like Lakefront and Sand Creek from Wisconsin, but at 11 or 12 a six pack, not sure why you’d want it. Not much of a singles section, just that AB display I find all over the St Louis area. Decent selection of bombers and single serve foreign beers, but once again you’ll pay a premium for them. Service was friendly enough, but given the prices, I’d head down the road to the other Corrall.
Strykzone (81) Wood River, Illinois | March 16, 2005
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This huge liquor store now offers many microbrew and import beer. Recently they have begun to offer some individual beers, particulary imports sold by the pint. Very nice staff, well lighted and safe, with lots of parking. Just across the river from St. Louis. Much nicer than the Corral in Granite City, no comparison.
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