United States > Wisconsin > Wauwatosa
Beer Available At Rays Wine and Spirits (arranged by most recent)
Smuttynose Imperial Stout 100, Maredsous 8 Brune/Bruin 95, AleSmith My Bloody Valentine 98, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Black IPA 97, Maredsous 10 Tripel 97, Avery The Reverend 94, Chimay Rouge (Red) / Première 99, 3 Sheeps Rebel Kent The First 40, Goose Island Halia 98, Maredsous 6 Blond 83, Sixpoint Hi-Res 98, Sixpoint Global Warmer (2013) 95, Sixpoint Global Warmer Strong Ale 59, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Lindemans Faro 80, Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René 98, Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús 100, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA 97, AleSmith Decadence 2010 99, Epic Hopulent IPA 98
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AWISLguy (70) Wisconsin | February 28, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
adams_samuel (1) Wisconsin | February 14, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
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.
BB64 (10) Wisconsin | January 1, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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 Ray’s to Discount.
esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | September 30, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
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 I’m in the area I may stop in.
Ughsmash (138) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | January 8, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Ray’s 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.
Sombeast (19) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | March 17, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
BeerBelcher (134) Columbus, Ohio | January 24, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I visited Ray’s 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 didn’t 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 there’s 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 Murray’s. While this is a perfectly serviceable store, it just didn’t identify a superlative that would bring me back to this store.
Ofortuna (12) Grafton, Wisconsin | January 17, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
pHunbalanced (1) | February 5, 2006
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Second best selection in Wisconsin, excellent service, fast response on special orders.
JCapriotti (67) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | December 18, 2005
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Nice liquor store with a good selection. Has a few occaisional things you won’t 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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