United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Beer Available At Riley’s Wines of the World (arranged by most recent)
Upland Teddy Bear Kisses 92, Brau Brothers Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale 62, Summit Unchained 17 Harvest Fresh IPA 88, 3 Sheeps Rebel Kent The First 44, New Glarus Pumpkin Pie Lust 87, MobCraft Crowdsourced Batch #13 Beelzebub’s Run , Lakefront Oktoberfest 33, New Glarus Staghorn Octoberfest Beer 87, Ale Asylum Ünshadowed 87, 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 46, 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- ) 96
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sunnyridge (28) | April 4, 2010
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
This was my all time favorite beer spot in Madison. Huge selection always up to date and carrying hard to finders. Best part is that its located in the middle of the UW-Madison campus so the real great beer is never snatched up too quickly. The crown jewel in my Madison holy trinity.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | March 5, 2007| Updated May 22, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Shangri La. Huge selection including a large number of singles. They’re expensive, but if you like to try a lot of different beers, this is the place in Madison. Best beer store I’ve been to in the Midwest.
footbalm (70) Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota | January 1, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Ahhh yes, Riley’s. Love this place. I have called them from Minneapolis and asked them to put beer aside for a month one time,and they did. The lady who owns the place saw my purchase once and went down to the basement and got me a bottle of Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Reserve Stout. Cool huh?? I sometimes make the drive on a sat. from the twin Cities.
Nuffield (108) Roseville, Minnesota | September 23, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
rosenbergh (500) Tampere, Finland | October 2, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
tjthresh (85) Greenfield, Indiana | August 14, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I went here first thing when I got into Madison. It was exactly what I wanted. A few cooler full of WI singles and other regional selections. Yeah, kind of warehouse like, but what ever. I’ll be back.
BeerBelcher (134) Columbus, Ohio | August 16, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the best liquor stores I have ever shopped. WI is a great state for liquor stores (far better selection than many other states I’ve shopped), and this is one of the top couple in the state, if not #1. There are a lot of beers in WI that don’t make it out of state, and Riley’s has all those plus many others I’ve not seen elsewhere. A giant selection, big coolers, lots of singles for mixed 6-ers, a knowledgeable staff - this place pretty much has it all. Throw in a downtown location convenient to other places in Madison you’d like to visit and you’ve pretty much got anything you could want in a liquor store.
CheersMate (168) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | September 23, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
CMUBEERMAN (49) , | August 25, 2009| Updated August 19, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
These days Rileys may have a better selection than both Steve’s...they usually have some Cantillons (Lou Pepe...had 50N too), seasonal JPs, full 3F bomber line up, and most of the seasonal/one off local brews for singles purchases. Staff may not be super friendly or knowledgeable, but I’ve had luck. Prices are steep.
t0rin0 (1448) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 28, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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