Riley’s Wines of the World | Madison, Wisconsin
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Riley’s Wines of the World
Good based on 56 ratings
Type: Beer Store

402 W Gorham St
Madison, Wisconsin United States 53703 [ print map ]
608 257 0400 | twitter

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am-9pm; Sunday: 11am-9pm

Mayor: JonnyMadison (23) | Affiliated user(s) here rileyswow | Bottles: 700

Riley’s Wines of the World

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Beer Available At Riley’s Wines of the World (arranged by most recent)
Door County L’Automne , The Hop Garden Nuggetopia , Lake Louie Hop-A-Louie Series # 4: Blue Peter Export Beer , House of Brews Pagoda Indian Pale Ale , WBC Yankee Buzzard IPA 60, Great Dane German Pilsner , Three Floyds Alpha Kong 96, Lakefront Wisconsinite Summer Weiss 62, 4 Brothers Blended Beer Whipper Snapper 17, Capital Grateful Red IPA 43, Valkyrie Big Swede 97, Lakefront Fixed Gear 84, Tallgrass 16-Bit DPA 94, Wisconsin #007 Zenith Saison 49, Door County Bare Bottom Madness Pale Ale 42, Central Waters Satin Solitude Imperial Stout 94, MobCraft Petrichor , Bells Planet Series: Saturn - The Bringer Of Old Age 98, Bells Java Stout 99, Potosi Gandy Dancer Porter 95
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56 reviews for Riley’s Wines of the World
 Ambiance  60%
 Service  59%
 Selection  79%
 Food N/A 
 Value  68%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  78%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson  (8) Anaconda, Montana | April 15, 2015
Liquor, wine and beer store with a very nice selection. No food, and service was not notable. Still, I’ll be back next time I’m in Madison.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron  (162) Arizona | January 15, 2015
A liquor store with a good beer selection of decent size. Due to location the prices are higher. I saw a few things here I dont see elsewhere in Madison or Milwaukee.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski  (93) Combined Locks, Wisconsin | December 16, 2014
Great selection. Very liquor store feel.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy  (79) Wisconsin | July 23, 2014
Decent store, right off campus and off State Street. Easy to miss rushing past, with almost no parking. Two lines of coolers and some shelving for craft stuff. Seem to always pick something up here that I do not find elsewhere.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger  (72) Dallas, Texas | July 16, 2014
Store right next to/almost on campus, pretty much the place to go for easy access beer. Pretty decent selection, but prices are higher due to its proximity to the campus. Not much of a parking lot either. Worth checking out.
rosenbergh  (618) Tampere, Finland | October 2, 2013
Great place. Single bottle selection of Wisconsin beers was very good. Lots of local beers. Also New Glarus Raspberry Tart available (which wasn’t available at the brewery in New Glarus). Nice service. Easy to find.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate  (180) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | September 23, 2013
This place was excellent. I was in downtown Madison, without a car, and I needed a place to stock-up on Wisconsin beer. Since I couldn’t drive, and I was within walking distance, I figured I would give it a try. Believe me when I say, you won’t be let down. The selection was extensive; albeit, the single bottle selection was a bit "leaner" than I would’ve liked it to have been, but still, there was enough to keep me satiated. It didn’t have the biggest selection, in terms of total bottles, but they seemed to take a, somewhat, calculated approach, which made the selection better than it actually is, when compared to other places. I would definitely give this place some attention, and see what they have in stock, as you’ll definitely be leaving with something. Again, not as great as other places, if you can get around, but it sure as shit is up there. Pretty nice place, with some decent service.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 28, 2013
Visited August 10, 2013 on the way to the shuttle for Great Taste. Had to stop in for the place tick.

Interesting liquor store conveniently located next door to the Brickhouse BBQ. I found all kinds of things from plastic Kvass bottles to lambic bottles to locals. Pretty nice selection over all. The prices were a bit high and I didn’t particularly feel like spending $25 on a Golden Blend but the option was there. That and we were about to get on a school bus to go to a big beer festival. The service was friendly and asked if we needed any help. Still kicking myself for not grabbing a bottle of kvass, or at least taking a picture of one.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale  (266) Lansing, Kansas | November 17, 2012
Visited in October. Very large selection and the staff was very responsive. Found just about everything I was looking for. Sometimes I wish I lived in Wisconsin. Do think this store deserves higher marks. Perhaps a bit pricey.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield  (110) Roseville, Minnesota | September 23, 2012
I don’t understand why this isn’t rated higher. From the perspective of someone out of state, this is a great place to find a good selection of Wisconsin singles, along with some outstanding international beers--things I don’t see in Minnesota. Best store near the University. Perhaps if I spent more time in WI, it wouldn’t look so good, but whenever I’m at UW, this is where I go to stock up on beers to bring home with me.

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