Crown Liquors #14 Downtown

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (822) Columbus, Ohio | January 9, 2013
(Visited 02/2012 and a couple times since): Crown Liquors’ downtown location is in a historic building at the intersection of Ohio and Delaware. There is metered street parking in front of the store and in the surrounding blocks.

The interior has a ground level floor and a downstairs section devoted to wine. The beer section is all along the rear of the store (depending on which entrance you use) in coolers along the wall and shelves opposite.

Crown stocks hundreds of beers at this location, and has the best selection of the chain that I have visited. Many Indiana and regional craft breweries are represented like Three Floyds, Upland, Mad Anthony and Sun King are in stock, as are other domestic craft breweries like New Belgium, Stone, Anchorage and Tyranena. Lots of imports too from Mikkeller (including pretty much the whole Single Hop line) and others. Lots of singles as well.

Service has been consistently good on my visits. The staff knows the beer and are always friendly. They also offer discounts on case purchases.

Overall this is one of my favorite shops to visit when in Indianapolis, downtown or otherwise.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99  (537) Cincinnati, Ohio | January 23, 2010
Easy to find location on the corner with signs all around. Parking is good before 3:00 PM and after 6:00 PM. New interior with two levels. Tasting bar in the center of downstairs. Very good selection and walked away with six new beers with the help of Pat. RB discount was given. Well worth the visit when downtown.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (513) Cincinnati, Ohio | February 24, 2013
Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Looked for Three Floyds; they had 3 six pack choices (Alpha King, Pride & Joy, and Robert the Bruce) and 2 bombers, Behemoth and Arctic Panzer Wolf. Prices are high here. They’re aggressive about carding even if you aren’t buying anything (we had a large group and only a few made purchases) but otherwise very helpful. Good selection of Shoreline but prices were outrageous on those. Lots of other good local and regional labels. Very good selection for a limited amount of space.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
chibuck  (512) Chicago, Illinois | November 7, 2012
decent selection, nice and knowledgable service, selection is pretty decent but nothing outside of the norm except carrying Sun King which most Indy places do.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan  (334) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | May 10, 2014
Great selection, good organization on shelves and in coolers, lots of local Indiana stuff. There were three staff-- one new guy trying his best, one awesome beer guy, and one mouth-breathing moron. So I’m giving service a 7 because we had to work our way up to the awesome beer guy, who saved this place from getting a 4 for service! Anyway, for out-of-towners, this is certainly a worthwhile stop.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
b3shine  (315) Indiana | September 6, 2012
Nice bottle shop/party store right downtown. Selection is quite extensive, but being right downtown, I haven’t seen anything uber-rare on the shelves (probably due to it’s high-traffic location). Still, definitely worth a stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85  (303) Greenville, Indiana | May 24, 2013
Downtown Indianapolis - limited street parking but there’s a parking garage right around the corner on Ohio. Nice selection of local, Belgian, and Mikkeller beers and decent German selection. A good stop to combine with trips to Sun King and Flat 12 (which are just a short trip east on Ohio).
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JCB  (264) Durham, North Carolina | June 30, 2012
Stopped in here on a recent visit and found it to be well worth it. Super solid store, not quite as mind-blowing as I was hoping for. But there was a terrific selection nonetheless, with tons of regionals (FFF, Upland), national craft (Sixpoint, Southern Tier, etc.), and a very nice range of Belgians and Scandinavians. Picked up some stuff to cellar and some for the hotel room. Those visiting Indy should make this a priority.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
ryanfolty  (229) Bourbon County, Minnesota | January 17, 2012
Walked over in the cold and wind from my hotel (Hilton Garden Inn), which was only a couple blocks away. Now I see why this place is so highly rated. Huge two story store with a great selection of beers. Great mix of imports and local brews. Many of the 4 or 6 packs could be split and sold as singles with the single price listed right next to the full pack price. Service was great, a couple people asked to help me and one spent quite a bit of time walking through the local stuff they had in stock. Prices for being downtown seemed very good, plus 10% off for RBers! On par with the best Minnesota beer stores.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
jsquire  (224) St. Marys, Ohio | March 10, 2010
Stopped by while downtown. Easy to find, and parking wasn’t that big of an issue in the afternoon. Great selection of imports and rare micros. The geek factor of what they had was impressive. The staff knows about the beer, and the Ratebeer discount was a surprising plus. A must stop if downtown.

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