Riley’s Wines of the World | Madison, Wisconsin
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Riley’s Wines of the World
Good based on 54 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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Riley’s Wines of the World

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Beer Available At Riley’s Wines of the World (arranged by most recent)
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 85, 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- ) 96, New Glarus Thumbprint Series Scream IIPA 99
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54 reviews for Riley’s Wines of the World
 Ambiance  60%
 Service  59%
 Selection  79%
 Food N/A 
 Value  69%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  78%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy  (559) 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.
98
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
sunnyridge  (28) | April 4, 2010
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN  (49) , | August 25, 2009| Updated August 19, 2013
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBelcher  (134) Columbus, Ohio | August 16, 2009
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.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
TheGuy  (26) Illinois | July 19, 2009| Updated July 20, 2009
Now if and when you come to town this is the place for all you coming to the gtmw you better get here early or the day before their selection was so much higher quality than steve’s they had a great selection of belguim and german beers along with a much higher end locals, picked up in their singles case y2k from central waters along with brewhouse coffee stout,also 1 each of tyranena dashboards lights,and the devil made me do it along with stone ruination IPa and a scotch ale from ale ayslum they also had Tyranena dirty old man along with some six packs of stone products which one was oak aged and a nice line of three floyds bombers that would all but have been sold out back home 7 in all also picked up a sixer of black wheat that shit is going fast and a must try this is the place in madison they even deliver kegs to the dorms but it is a little pricey i spent 25.00 + here and new glarus sells for $7.99 oh yeah lots of constuction and small parking lot
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
phishpond417  (51) Madison, Wisconsin | August 31, 2008
When I lived in GB and I would head to Madison, I always made a stop at Riley’s. Now that I live in Madison, I make my way over here once a week or so. Awesome selection- staff isn’t the most helpful, but it is definately worth checking out.
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.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican  (53) @ $13.99, Iowa | March 22, 2008
Good store, lots of bottles. You can buy singles if that is your thing. Employees answered my questions well and seemed to be some what informed about beer. Prices are on the higher side for some things. I stop here after steves to grab things the other doesn’t have. Good but not great.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths  (1352) 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.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash  (138) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | January 8, 2008
Riley’s is one of my usual stops in Madison when I’m in/near downtown. They had a great selection of Wisconsin micros (including Central Waters, Viking, and Lake Louie.. which aren’t available in too many places), decent US micros, and a few foreign options. It’s near UW, so there is a big college crowd, but they often don’t threaten the supply of good beers.

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