Riley’s Wines of the World | Madison, Wisconsin
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Riley’s Wines of the World
Good based on 53 ratings
Type: Beer Store

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

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


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Beer Available At Riley’s Wines of the World (arranged by most recent)
New Glarus Pumpkin Pie Lust 86, MobCraft Crowdsourced Batch #13 Beelzebub’s Run , Lakefront Oktoberfest 33, New Glarus Staghorn Octoberfest Beer 87, Ale Asylum Ünshadowed 86, Central Waters Octoberfest Lager 49, Deschutes Black Butte Porter 97, Against the Grain 35K 96, Founders Backstage Series #10: Dissenter Imperial IPL 98, Perennial Saison de Lis 95, Abita Seersucker Summer Pils 46, Central Waters Ouisconsing Red Ale 47, Evil Twin Even More Jesus 100, New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat 99, Central Waters Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 99, Nebraska India Pale Ale (2011- ) 95, New Glarus Thumbprint Series Scream IIPA 99, New Glarus Thumbprint Series Berliner Weiss 99, Capital Dark Voyage Black IPA 48, New Glarus Back 40 Bock 85
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53 reviews for Riley’s Wines of the World
 Ambiance  60%
 Service  59%
 Selection  79%
 Food N/A 
 Value  70%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  77%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1427) 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.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths  (1329) Boulder, Colorado | January 9, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
Fantastic store. New Glarus, Central Water, Viking, Capitol, Harbor City, Tyranena, Two Brothers, and much, much more. Singles in one cooler section, 6-packs in another, with large format bottles on shelves. I could have spent a hundred dollars here if I wasn’t limited my beer purchases to only things I really wanted. Worth visiting.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
GT2  (610) San Diego County , California | June 29, 2012
Really awesome store in downtown close to campus. Just about everything is in refrigerators. Was able to pick up a ton of New Glarus stuff including unplugged series 4-packs, Belgian Red, Raspberry Tart, Three Floyds Dreadnought. Great selection of singles. Could definitely go on a shopping spree here!
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy  (557) Toronto, Ontario | September 5, 2011
Top notch beer store. Everything they can get their hands on from the state, plus great stuff from other states. They do not concentrate on Stone and the like, just their top picks. This put me in the unique position of picking up almost everything in stock, ex the Shelton brothers stuff. Single bottles of everything. I was here well over an hour fulfilling my customs import limit from cooler after cooler. Only the very high abv are available non-coolerService OK, mostly younger guys, and it was buzy.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh  (491) 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.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | December 22, 2004
I was here on 12/22/04. While walking through Downtown Madison on a fridged december day. This place has lots of good stuff-Bells singles inclidng some of the more rare ones (sparkling, doppelbock). They have all the central waters stuff in singles (minus the bourbon stout) and also all the Viking stuff in bombers (2.99 each!!) killer store. Also picked up a bottle of great lakes nosferatu!
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau  (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | February 2, 2007| Updated May 11, 2007
A quite nice place. Good selection of all the necessary regional brews, including some harder to find NG. One of the better singles selections I’ve seen. Also, nicely placed right in the middle of everything. When I spend 20-30 minute browsing a beer selection and choosing higher priced specialty beers, I expected someone knowledgeable to come and talk to me about beer, or at least ask me if I’m finding everything alright. This doesn’t seem to happen too much in the midwest. Oh well...Good prices too.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier  (268) Clevelandish, Ohio | January 15, 2006
For a store so close to a college campus, the amount of selection is suprisingly good. There is nothing here that is extremely hard to find excluding local stuff (like New Glarus Unpluggeds), but there is also enough selection to make it worth a regular visit. The staff don’t seem very willing to help or knowledgeable on the items in stock. You are on your own although the singles are limited to a small area of the store. As far as their selection goes, there is a nice array of Wisconsin micros (Central Waters, New Glarus, Viking) and other micros (Jolly Pumpkin, Bells, Dogfish). The Steve’s Wine and Liqour on the west side seems to carry the same stuff with a larger selection of rarer beers. If it weren’t for the fact I work only a few blocks away, I’d visit only about once every two months.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee  (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | June 22, 2008
Decent selection of beers for a store called Wines of the world. A large cooler along the back has many chilled six packs from Wisconsin and many other brands are both in and next to the coolers. A decent build your own six pack section with Wisconsin beers and a few foreign beer I hadn’t seen before. Decent selection of foreign beers available single serve warm as well. Prices were a little high, but they did offer a 10% discount if you bought six or more beers.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | January 30, 2004
Good place. Medium, well-chosen selection. Got DFH Festina Lente here, Central Waters Imperial, etc. Only place I saw the Lakefront sampler when I was in town last, but it was pricey and alas looked past date. Couldn't get anyone who knew anything about it either. Still, worth a stop; all of Madison's little shops seem to carry different things. More fun that way, if more time-consuming.

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