Riley’s Wines of the World

402 W Gorham St
Madison, Wisconsin United States 53703
bottle shop  3.9/5.0 56 reviews
Monday - Saturday: 10am-9pm; Sunday: 11am-9pm

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Beers At Riley’s Wines of the World

NameABVEntered
Next Door Plumptuous Scotch Ale9.5%9/9/2016
One Barrel The Commuter4.8%9/9/2016
Keweenaw November Gale Pale Ale0%9/5/2016
Keweenaw Olde Ore Dock Scottish Ale0%9/5/2016
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Oud Bruin0%9/5/2016
Capital Mutiny IPA6.2%9/5/2016
Furthermore Floating Fire7%9/5/2016
Leinenkugels Big Eddy Royal Nektar9.5%9/5/2016
Door County Bare Bottom Madness Pale Ale5.2%9/5/2016
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Dubbel7.6%9/5/2016
Door County Sideshow IPA6.3%9/5/2016
Lakefront Cherry Lager - Brandy Barrel-Aged10.7%9/5/2016
Lakefront My Turn #018: Evan (Mexican Style Dark Lager)4.5%9/5/2016
3rd Sign Pollux Soursop Witbier4.5%9/5/2016
Next Door Livacious5%8/24/2016
Next Door Luminous IPA 7%8/22/2016
Next Door Kaleidospoke Pale Ale6%8/22/2016
Lake Louie Prairie Moon Farmhouse Ale5%5/14/2016
3rd Sign Jungle IPA6%5/7/2016
Three Floyds Hopped In Half5.3%4/26/2016
3rd Sign Forest IPA6.5%4/20/2016
3rd Sign Sumatra Mild Ale4.5%4/18/2016
3rd Sign Castor Dry Hopped Wheat Ale4.5%4/17/2016
Three Floyds Amber Smashed Face7%4/17/2016
Oliphant Mothra Vs. Mothra5.4%4/16/2016
Lagunitas The Waldos’ Special Ale11.5%4/15/2016
3rd Sign Madagascar Vanilla Mild Ale4.5%4/15/2016
O’so Infectious Groove4.5%4/2/2016
Bent Kettle Insolence IPA7.4%3/30/2016
Bent Kettle Thwack! IPA6%3/30/2016
Bent Kettle Go Fasters American Amber Ale5%3/30/2016
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Milk Stout0%1/1/2016
O’so Liquid Soul Imperial Stout9.2%12/31/2015
MobCraft Most Mobbed Imperial IPA10.5%12/29/2015
Door County L’Hiver8%12/2/2015
Door County L’Automne 7%10/28/2015
The Hop Garden Nuggetopia7.1%10/26/2015
Lake Louie Hop-A-Louie Series # 4: Blue Peter Export Beer5.8%10/20/2015
House of Brews Pagoda Indian Pale Ale7.5%10/18/2015
Wisconsin #002 Yankee Buzzard IPA7.1%10/6/2015
Great Dane German Pilsner5%10/6/2015


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield  (111) 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.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, 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 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
porlopp  (13) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 9, 2011
I love the boisterousness of this store. Reminds me of my own! Definitely a little rough around the edges, but you can tell that its a lot of fun! Great selection of breweries, but I could do with some more variety from said purveyors. Check out their upper tier section with an escort. Totally cool liquor/wine area with an awesome aerial view!
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Sammy  (661) 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.
78
  • 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
DietPepsican  (63) @ $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.

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