Rays Wine and Spirits | Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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Rays Wine and Spirits
Exceptional based on 29 ratings
Type: Beer Store

8930 W. North Ave.
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin United States 53226 [ print map ]
414 258 9821

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Beer Available At Rays Wine and Spirits (arranged by most recent)
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout 96, Left Hand Beer Week Sauce 97, Boulder Beer 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA 91, Black Husky Beware of Dog Howler Imperial Pale Ale - Simcoe , Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-) 98, Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting IPA 96, Evil Twin Nomader Wit 90, Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 100, Left Coast The Wedge 94, Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout 99, Sierra Nevada Harvest Fresh Hop IPA - Southern Hemisphere 98, New Glarus Raspberry Tart 100, Oso Convenient Distraction 90, Dieu du Ciel Grande Noirceur 100, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout 98, Hoppin Frog Cafe BORIS 100, New Glarus Thumbprint Series Dubbel 92, Dogfish Head Sixty-One 72, Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) 100, KCCO / Redhook Black Lager 51
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29 reviews for Rays Wine and Spirits
 Ambiance  65%
 Service  79%
 Selection  77%
 Food N/A 
 Value  67%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  84%
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72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy  (77) Wisconsin | February 28, 2010
For the Milwaukee area, a different style liquor store than Discount or Breez-Thru, yet not bad in its own way. A bit more pricey than those others, but with a nice range of choices - including some more "west coast" stuff that is hard to find anywhere in WI. Staff is not micro-savvy, if you are looking for help as it remains essentially a beer depot with a nice-sized micro section.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
adams_samuel  (1) Wisconsin | February 14, 2010
Best place around for variety especially imports but way overpriced. Grocery store one block away has many of the same micros two bucks cheaper per 6-pack but not the variety. good staff, takes special orders if possible.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
BB64  (10) Wisconsin | January 1, 2010
Staff was excellent -- spent a while in front of the midwest microbrew cooler and the gentleman who came over to check on me had great comments ("great name, lousy beer"). Nice glassware selection, too. Preferred ambiance of Rayís to Discount.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee  (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | September 30, 2008
Decent selection of beer, some in singles along the back wall - some of which are reasonable and others which are way overpriced. Nice selection of Belgians and foreigns along the side wall and a fair amount of regional and national micros. Nothing that makes it a destination liquor store for me, but if Iím in the area I may stop in.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash  (138) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | January 8, 2008
Rayís has a good selection and is between work and home, which works for me. The store has a nice layout and what looks to be a solid selection of booze, too. Prices are on the high-end for the area, but fall short of unreasonable. Service is usually there when you need it, and all of the staff seem friendly.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Sombeast  (19) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | March 17, 2007
Neat, clean, well organized and stocked. Respectable selection of domestic and foreign beers. Pricing seemed a bit stiff for singles. Beer available in chilled shelves. Staff were pleasant and opened up a new line for me when there was a sudden rush of people checking out. There were some beers I probably would have bought if available in singles vs. 4-packs and 6-packs.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBelcher  (134) Columbus, Ohio | January 24, 2007
I visited Rayís at the suggestion of a friend who is a long-time Milwaukee resident. It is a well-organized store with an extensive wine and beer selection. The import selection here is much more interesting than the craft beer selection, although there are many varieties of both. Selection of singles is mostly confined to imports...it seemed to me that most of the US crafts were sold in multipacks. When I first walked through the door, I noticed most of the floor space is devoted to wine, with all beer in coolers along two walls of the store. The store staff greeted me, but didnít bother me as I scoured through the imported single serves. Unlike some others, this store is clean and well-organized, and in a way, is a reflection of the rather yuppie-schic Wauwatosa neighborhood which houses it (not that thereís anything wrong with that). Overall, I thought the selection was good, but not great and the level of service seemed fine but not great. This is a nice place, but I feel that my mix of Milwaukee liquor stores satisfies my needs. When I want import selection, Discount; when I want US craft selection (stored in dark fridges), then Breeze-Thru; and when I want service, I drive up to Murrayís. While this is a perfectly serviceable store, it just didnít identify a superlative that would bring me back to this store.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Ofortuna  (12) Grafton, Wisconsin | January 17, 2007
Good selection and one of the top stores in the state. Good discount bin as well where I often see Rochefort making an appearance. Service is very friendly and although not up on their beer knowledge as well as Murrays they do make an effort. Prices are also amongst the best in the state. Well worth the trip.
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
pHunbalanced  (1) | February 5, 2006
Second best selection in Wisconsin, excellent service, fast response on special orders.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti  (67) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | December 18, 2005
Nice liquor store with a good selection. Has a few occaisional things you wonít see at Discount. That is the main highlight, so its fun to stop in from time-to-time. They have a good wine selection too.

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