I think this place is great. It is very large and houses all types of micros, craft beers, and seasonal beers. A very good selection of both single bottles, 12oz, 22oz, and 24oz. It also was priced good, with mix & match 6/8.99. It also had great wine selection, and a very knowledgable staff.
Nice store. Great selection -fairly knowledgeable staff. Until Binnyís opened, they had little competition.
LilKem (23) Marietta, Ohio | May 1, 2006| Updated March 25, 2007
This was such a kickass place! They had a great selection--- tons of belgians, tons of brews from everywhere, imported and US. They had 3F, Great Lakes, Bells, Arcadia, Two Brothers, Avery (even Mephistepholes), OFallon, Anderson Valley, Mendocino, Lagunitas, Unibroue, New Holland, Boulder Brewing, Schlafly, and tons more. There was one enormous cooler as well as one full two-sided grocery store sized- aisle of beer. :)
No one ever asked what I needed, but when I checked out, people seemed to know their stuff.
Stopped in the Bloomington Friar Tuck on the back from Chicago, and unsurprisingly, it looked exactly like the other Friar Tuck stores Iíve been to so far. The beer aisle made up the long aisle along the left wall, and the whole back cooler, with some end displays as well. So quantity is not an issue, nor is selection- I found a couple nice bottles I didnít see in STL or Chicago- but inventory turnover is questionable. I can only wonder how long some of the beers have been on shelves here. As long as youíre not buying IPAs or other particularly time-sensitive beers, you should be able to find some unexpected things here. If nothing else, Friar Tuck is consistent in selection, service, and atmosphere in all of its stores.
Nice sized store that is well lit. Very large beer selection for central IL. Huge import selection with nice selection of six packs and decent sized mixed six as well. Much better selection than Springfield location and cheaper prices too. I donít know much about home brewing, but it seemed like they had a lot to offer.
Pretty damn good selection of the middle of the state. They get all of the Boulevard releases, Iíve seen Ballast Point there, Bruery & Lost Abbey as well. Also have a small selection fo homebrew supplies, too. Overall, pretty solid selection, particularly in terms of micros. Youíd be hard pressed to find any rare imports, but they represent pretty well.
A well organized store, with a very good selection. There are several beers that I found that are hard to find in the Chicago area. I had never been to a Friar Tuckís before, so I was also pleasantly surprised to see a homebrewing section. Good prices as well. Iíll be back!
Another fine Friar tuck in central IL, probably the best one actually (closest to chicago, so they get more!!!). I have been here numerous times over the past 3 years while visiting friends from college who live in the town as well as for wedding parties. Some good times that involve making last minute beer runs to this place. Great selection and good service. however, watch out for some older bottles on the shelves. If you know what your looking at, you should have no problem with their stock.
clean well lit space. well organized. saw an end cap with every or nearly every mikkeler single hop. VERY large make your own 6 pack area which i greatly appreciate. bombers are not intermingled with their domestic 6pack partners which i also appreciate. no service to speak of though i needed none. corporate looking exterior lies of what is held inside.