I-35 Spirits

3.2/5.0 7 reviews
113 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, Iowa United States 50021

515 963 1877
bottle shop
Mo-Th: 10a-10p; Fr-Sa: 10a-midnight; Su: 11a-9p

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
theisti  (702) Kansas | January 18, 2016
Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Initially I hit this place to buy a corkscrew, but as I walked up there was a big sign announcing a growler filling station. Very interesting to see for a tiny liquor store right off the interstate. The beer selection in the coolers is very limited, and nothing really to comment on. The growler station was really cool - 15 beers on, mostly local Des Moines area breweries available in 32 or 64 oz growlers. Sold a $1.99 empty 32 ounce growler which was great to see. Guy working the counter was really energetic and passionate about the growler station. All in all a quirky place worth hitting if you are passing by on I-35.

70 = ★★Ĺ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
bookman10  (32) Osseo, Minnesota | January 2, 2015
Pretty hard to get into this place--I drove past it and had to double back. Pretty small shop, but had Friday night tasting of beers and wines. I found quite a number of local Iowa craft beers, which is what I was looking for (plus one Boulevard beer from KC). Prices seemed a bit high. Service was all right. Might stop in again sometime.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
emeinz  (47) Minnesota | May 10, 2012
Decent stop. Nice selection of locals. Prices are ok. I only stop here if I do.t have a chance to stop at Cyclone up in Ames or beer crazy. But it gets the job done.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 2/10
  • OVERALL 6/20
heemer77  (220) Urbandale, Iowa | December 9, 2011
The previous reviews pretty much nailed it. Nice service, but not super knowledgeable. The prices seemed a little high to me. Small but decent quality of selection. Their biggest draw is that they are right off of I-35, but their selection is blown away by Cyclone Liquors and the better places around Des Moines. Maybe itís better that they keep the selection smaller as I didnít see any dusty stuff on the shelf. Only worth a stop if you donít have time to go elsewhere in the area and want some Iowa beer.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
cyclonematty  (9) Iowa | February 26, 2011
Little selection. Good location and friendly service but not the most knowledgable.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 1/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
CanIHave4Beers  (74) Pouring Bus, Iowa | January 8, 2011
This place serves itís pourpose, I suppose. Itís right off the Highway so if youíre just passing through this will be the easisest place to pick up a few Iowa/midwest micros. Generally speaking though the selection is lacking, it looks like they rotate new stuff in but with a full wall of the store serving as a beer cooler one would have to walk to the last five feet to find anything particularly good. Theyíve got a bunch of singles at pretty seriously inflated prices, for example I almost bought a Tank 7 12 oz till I saw it was almost five dollars, I almost bought a 330ml of Chouffe till I saw it was almost seven bucks. Six pack prices are on point with basically any liquor or grocery store in the area. One can find good beer here, but not a lot of it. If I lived in Ankney I might stop in from time to time to see what theyíve got in, but given the selection at other Des Moines locations I canít imagine going here again. Oh but they have a drive-thru!!!!
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal  (87) Panama City, Florida | August 22, 2010
Nothing fancy about it but it did have a nice selection of local Iowa beers. Plus you can build your own 6-pack. Probably about 12-15 Iowa beers and then plenty of other Midwest beers too. Even have a drive through in the pack. I just wanted some Iowa brews and this place was perfect.

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