Riley’s Wines of the World | Madison, Wisconsin
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Riley’s Wines of the World
Good based on 55 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)
Upland Komodo Dragonfly Black IPA 93, Left Hand Sawtooth Ale 64, Bells Consecrator Doppelbock 94, Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale 79, Central Waters Satin Solitude Imperial Stout 95, Ale Asylum Mercy Belgian Grand Cru 89, Lake Louie Dark Shadows Series #1: Milk Stout 87, Ale Asylum Big Slick 98, Anchor Winter Wheat 94, Hinterland Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock 88, Labatt Prohibition Series Bourbon Barrel Ale 6, Sixpoint Beast Mode 68, Upland Barrel Chested Barleywine Ale 88, Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout 98, Sarasola Sidra Natural 78, Left Coast Trestles IPA 95, Founders Black Rye 98, Founders Imperial Stout 100, Upland Teddy Bear Kisses 92, Brau Brothers Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale 63
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55 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 2/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Philip  (64) Illinois | August 9, 2005
I’ve stopped here a few times on the way to my in-laws. Compared to the other Madison shops I’ve stopped by (Woodman’s, Whole Foods, Brennan’s, Star, Steve’s), I believe they have the best selection of Wisconsin microbrews. I picked up every New Glarus Unplugged (including the Eisbock) the last time I visited in June 05. Lake Louie, Viking, Central Waters, and other quality WI breweries are well-represented. Their selection of foreign bottles was decent. However, despite having spent over 150 bucks on my last visit, I was again reminded of how poor the service is at this place. Rather than being pleased, the staff expressed verbal annoyance. (I’ll happily share more details if anyone would like to know.) All in all, its a great place for WI beers, but don’t expect them to roll out the red carpet for you.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Gurst  (3) Ann Arbor, Michigan | June 24, 2005
Great selection of singles, bombers, growlers, six packs, and 1/4 & 1/2 barrels. A lot of Wisconsin and foreign brews, but lacking some other American essentials. Excellent stock for New Glarus, Tyranena, Lakefront, Lake Louie (growlers), Central Waters, Capital, South Shore, Sprecher, Bells, Great Lakes, Dogfish Head, and Three Floyds. Staff is ok in the helpfulness/knowledgable department, but when they lack there they make up for it by being pretty nice guys. When you get past the owner’s menacing glare, she’s actually pretty friendly. Occasionally they’ll have great deals on older cases and kegs, but if you don’t mind the age, the prices can be amazing (ex: case of Lakefront for $10, 1/2 bbl of Capital for $50).
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
hezron  (26) Viroqua, Wisconsin | June 13, 2005
Lots of Wisconsin micros, but the singles varies and moves faily quick. There are usually some Viking, Central Waters, New Glarus, Lake Louie growlers, etc... fairly wide selection of Bells and Dogfish. Pretty good place to go, but a pain to get to for me as I don’t go downtown often.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor  (122) Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin | June 10, 2005
Recommended stop by hezron - thanks! Found a bunch of Viking beers (Whole Stein, Copperhead, Weathertop, Hot Chocolate and both meads, they were out of Big Swede.) Also had some growlers of Lake Louie and singles of Central Waters, Slab City, Bells (including TCOA), Lakefront and Capital. Some Avery bombers, including an Avery Eleven that I grabbed. A nice supplimental stop. The guys working there seemed like assholes though.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi  (104) Glendale, Wisconsin | May 23, 2005
They have Capital Wild Rice. Also available are CW, Bells, Fantome, and Viking items. I also managed to find FFF Brian Boru there.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus  (334) 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!
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77  (214) Urbandale, Iowa | September 9, 2004
Lots of singles in the coolers. The staff didn’t seem to know much about their beers. I got some Viking beers that can be hard to find. Otherwise, a nice place.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63  (143) La Porte , Indiana | August 30, 2004| Updated August 13, 2009
Outstanding singles selection (lots of Central Waters and Viking)! The prices were fair and overall the best of the three I visited today.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
tomxcs  (10) Berkeley, California | June 30, 2004| Updated March 15, 2005
A favorite stop of mine as it is only three block from my place. Some of the staff know their stuff, some don’t -- just ask for Skidz or Adam Bents. My roommate works the registers and his brother is the asst. manager, and both have tried nearly every beer in the store and can give you advice if it’s needed (although if you’re an RBer, you probably just need help finding something, not advice). They have a nice selection of singles and 6ers of some unusual stuff. They also regularly stock bombers of Lake Louie and Viking and have many hard-to-find Midwest micros. Some nice Belgians too -- Westmalle, Beersel, Fantome, Chapeau, Ch’ti, others. A little pricey but not bad.
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
howie  (18) DeForest, Wisconsin | May 19, 2004| Updated November 17, 2005
The fun thing about beer stores in Madison is that there isn’t a one-stop shop. For example, Riley’s has beers that I couldn’t find at Woodman’s or Steve’s. Farily well stored. Staff is basically college folks.

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