Tops Liquors

4.4/5.0 52 reviews
403 W University Dr
Tempe, Arizona United States 85281

480 967 5643
bottle shop
M-Th 9am-12am, Fr-Sa 9am-1am, Su 12pm-10pm

Mayor: Ibrew2or3 (14) | Bottles: 400+
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Beer entered at Tops Liquors

NameABV
Joseph James I’m Out Imperial Stout9.3%1/19/2016
Central City Thor’s Hammer Barley Wine10.25%10/29/2015
Rubicon Angry Angus7.4%10/3/2015
Cismontane Hop Dumpster9%10/3/2015
Coachella Valley Desert Swarm7%8/4/2015
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 3.013%8/3/2015
Acoustic Ales Back In The GSSR Rye IPA6.5%7/26/2015
Acoustic Ales Run for the Hills Double IPA8%7/23/2015
Boulder Beer Scourge of the Dude12.5%6/8/2015
Upslope Pale Ale5.8%6/3/2015
Northwest Crazy Bitch Double IPA7.5%5/7/2015
Joseph James Oak Smoker Smoked Wee Heavy Ale11.5%5/3/2015
Venice Beach India Pale Ale (IPA)6.5%5/2/2015
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)11.2%4/18/2015
Rogue Chocolate Stout6.3%3/27/2015
Hangar 24 Betty IPA6.5%3/14/2015
Woodchuck Out on a Limb #2 - Spitter Splinter5.5%3/14/2015
Wyders Reposado Pear6.9%3/7/2015
Woodchuck Gumption5%3/7/2015
Full Sail Session Fest Red Lager6.2%2/27/2015
Left Coast Hop Juice9.7%2/27/2015
Destihl Quadrupel11.6%2/16/2015
Joseph James Blood Moon Barleywine10%2/16/2015
Ninkasi Dawn of the Red India Red Ale7%2/16/2015
Elevation Arête12.57%2/16/2015
Deschutes Class of ’88 Belgian Style Ale10.9%2/16/2015
Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA 10.1% (2015)10.1%2/15/2015
Coronado Punk’In Drublic8%2/8/2015
Arrogant Bastard Ale - Bourbon Barrel7.9%2/1/2015
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Travlr  (2224) Washington, Washington DC | January 26, 2016
Solid selection, more local stuff than some places. Decent prices. Helpful staff. Plenty of parking.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
theisti  (702) Kansas | January 18, 2016
Visited on a Wednesday evening. Beer selection is haphazardly spread across several aisles and coolers, very cluttered layout. The selection is heavy on imports, and the quality is good. Arizona beers occupy one door of the cooler, and there are some decent finds. Every beer is available as a single, just break the six pack. Nice feature. Taste of Tops is attached, and if you are hitting one you should certainly hit the other.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (644) Sunnyvale, California | July 28, 2015
Pretty solid liquor store with a good slection of craft beers. Nothing too crazy, but at least it is well maintained!
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Marheb  (315) San Diego, California | April 23, 2015
Un endroit moins spectaculaire que le Sun Devils mais plus agréable à côtoyer. La sélection est différente mais presqu’aussi massive. Le Taste of Tops est derrière la porte d’â côté. Pas déplaisant.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux  (146) Snohomish, Washington | February 27, 2015
Really nice bottle shop. Shelves are super narrow, so don’t be fat while walking through there. You can break sixers of most of their stuff, but there are a few things you can’t. Really wide selection, but I didn’t stumble across any super rare or interesting gems while taking a couple of passes through there. Did locate the polatmavy, which is shockingly hard to find. Good place to stop for locals.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (159) Pennsylvania | February 7, 2014
Stopped in here after four peaks since it was so close by. Upon entering I was a bit overwhelmed as there is a TON of beer, liquor and wine in that medium sized store. Beer is located on the right, the middle and the middle left as well as the right and back walls. Atmosphere was pretty laid back. People coming and going buying their wares for the weekend ahead. Service was ok. My interaction with them were fine but one of them tried to run me over from behind with a hand cart without even asking me to move. Selection was insane. 4-5 isles packed to the gills with beers from all over the country as well as the world. I was able to find two bottles I was looking for the last few days as well as a few others that I hadn’t seen in years. Prices were more than reasonable and on par with the other shops I visited in town. Overall one of the better bottle shops I have stopped at on the trip, glad I made the side trek to check it out.
30
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 1/20
DiarmaidBHK  (773) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | September 14, 2013
Locate in strip shopping center near Arizona State. Typical college town liquor store in that was dingy and looked liked it it was in need of a good scrubbing. They had several aisle of craft beer but as others have pointed out most of it was not refridgerated and they weren’t exactly generous wih the air conditioning. They do seem to,allow you to make your own six and they have. A solid selection of regional and imported craft with an especially strong Eastern European section. I was certainly prepared to buy a few bottles but the clerk at the counter was the rudest man with the nastiest disposition that I have encounterd so far in my craft beer adventures. He told me my card was invalid and said it in such a cruel and dismissive way that I wondered, despite all the good product, how they could stay in business treating people in this manner. They map be the self-appointed tops for liquor, but they’re definitely bottom for service.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff  (192) , Sweden | September 4, 2013
The probably most unorganized store I’ve ever been into But the guy in the store knew his beers and helped me to pick a couple of Eclipse, Black Butte, Expedition Stout and Ten Fidy. Tons of beers and very nice selection. What else could I say :).
92
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Vballnbeer  (72) Gorham, Maine | July 5, 2013
Best beer selection in the valley. Also a huge variety of liquor. Check it out!
78
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron  (163) Arizona | June 25, 2013
Huge selection. So much stuff that its all crammed together. Cramped and disorganized. All this really brings down my total socre. Too bad because its loaded with great beers. Adjoining bar where you can enjoy any beer there..assuming you can find it.

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