United States > Arizona > Tucson
Iphonephan (186) McLean, Virginia | July 15, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place has an impressive selection of beers - local, regional, national and international. Smaller bottles are available individually, which is a huge plus. Prices are pretty reasonable. The staff was very helpful. Definitely a world class beer shop.
t0rin0 (1384) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 29, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited 3/3/2011 during Ratebeer Winter Gathering.
Located in a small dusty shopping center next to a planned parenthood (or some such place). I got a kick out of that.
The majority of the floor space is liquor and wine but the back wall and the whole row of fridges are full of beer. One set of shelves is dedicated to Bells. A couple of the fridges are full of AZ and NM beer. The rest is an interesting mix of imported beer and random breweries that distribute to AZ. I found most of the Crooked Line series from Uinta on the shelf but only picked up the barleywine.
The service was nice and very grateful to us for bringing in a dozen customers, though I suspect it had something to do with knowing that they’d be getting rated. Either way, they are nice people.
Prices were good on most items ($1-$2 for single 12 oz’s) and not so good on other items ($12-$15 for the Crooked Line beers). For what ever reason there was a 10% off for beer that day.
Would definitely go back for some new ticks, or for some Bell’s.
BOLTZ7555 (81) Phoenix, Arizona | June 6, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
By far, the place to visit in Tucson although the beer scene has significantly improved over that last year. Looking at what they’ve recently had available, the Phoenix market should be a bit jealous. Small, quaint, but those working there are quite knowledgable and personable. Definitely hit this place up.
BeerIconoclast (10) Arizona | March 12, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Since the late 80’s, the best place to get great bottled beer in Tucson. Early on, they had things from Merchant du Vin like Aass Bock (greatly missed), but they’ve progressed from that to many wonderful beers from around the world that they love, and what’s more, their wine/absinthe/spirit list is as good as you’re gonna get. I’ve scored Jopen’s Koyt here, ’nuff said. 5 Star rating, yeah.
Caytinator (113) Tucson, Arizona | March 9, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
I like this place, it’s definitely got a local feel, and prices compete well with other, bigger beer stores. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. As far as variety, they have all the usual suspects from the southwest/california region, but some more special releases and weird/hard to find selections would bump this place into legendary territory.
FlacoAlto (17) Tucson, Arizona | January 2, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
My local, they will always have a soft spot in my heart, and in my years of travel I always get reminded how lucky I am to have a place so near by tht is willing to work so easily with me on any of my beery needs.
BelgianBeerGal (74) Panama City, Florida | December 18, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is all you need in Tucson. Completely reminds me of Belmont Party Supply in Dayton and yes that’s a big compliment: kinds odd location, slightly cramped floor but friendly, helpful employees and a crazy selection of singles.
Strykzone (103) Wood River, Illinois | October 7, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon. They are open until 6. Such a nice selection. I bought four bottles including a Speedway and a 10 Commandments. Had to check them in luggage so that was all the room I had for beer. The owner (?) knew his stuff and was very helpful. It is not a big store but is filled with quality wines and craft beer. One from a six seemed to be just fine.
radarsock (50) Vermont | June 11, 2012| Updated June 28, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
I have only been once to this liquor store and yet I feel very much attached. Cramped like Tops but the service and selection of Sun Devil. This is your one-stop beer and spirit destination for all of Pima County.
DiarmaidBHK (736) Pennsylvania | October 21, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Located next to a "pregnancy center" which seems ironic somehow. Very clean, nearly arranged store. You can make your own sixers and it seemed like most of what they had on the shelf they also had in the coolers. I didn’t see a ton of rare imports but they had a nice selection of local and regional craft. Plus the staff was really nice.
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