United States > Illinois > Plainfield
hogan873 (14) Joliet, Illinois | August 15, 2007| Updated December 27, 2009
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
I frequent this place, but mainly because itís the closest bottle shop. Pretty good selection...about six or seven coolers wide plus an aisle of 4, 6, and 12 packs. A bit pricey, but not out of the norm. Not a whole of of ambiance to speak of...itís just a liquor store with a big beer selection. Service is adequate, although I havenít run into any employees that know a lot about beer.
**Update as of 3/30/09 - Their single bottle collection is dwindling in favor of 6-packs and 4-packs. Not as good a place to find rare beer as it used to be...too bad.**
GranvilleTim (25) Granville, Illinois | April 25, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not a big selecton, but they do have a nice single beer selection. Prices were o.k.
monkeychugg55 (30) Joliet, Illinois | April 21, 2009| Updated May 15, 2010
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
What makes this place good is the singles section. They have 3 full coolers of singles, lots of varieties. Prices are fair to high, but most of them are way past their prime. A month ago I saw a bottle of Unibroue Chambly Noire that expired five years ago. Wouldnít go their again unless I was in the mood for a eight year old Chimay.
pumpkinheart (9) Aurora, Illinois | May 29, 2008
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Some nice selection, but most of it is overpriced and a relic. 5 or 6 year old beer is, stored in a brightly lit store, not typically any good. Yes, there were a couple of interesting, likely fresh, choices, but most of what I saw was too old, too dusty, or too expensive to take a chance.
popephred (5) Plainfield, Illinois | June 27, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Jovee for this entry! The selection of single beers is a pleasant surprise compared to most liquor stores in the Will county area. I coulndít find any of the highest rated beers, though the few that I picked out were of high quality. This store also has a wide selection of liquors and has a great deal of space in spite of itís small strip mall store front. A great location for Will county.
ilovedarkbeer (77) Dallas, Texas | March 5, 2007| Updated December 26, 2007
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Looks like a liquor store on the outside but the inside is quite impressive. Lots of single bottles in the back (around 8 coolers). Great place to pick up some hard to find stuff.
WARNING SOME OF THE BELGIANS ARE VERY OLD. CHECK DATES.
kseecs16 (205) Naperville, Illinois | March 5, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Stopped on here on my brother, who lives in the areas suggestion, and was pleasantly surprised. Looks like any other local swill selling store on the outside, but Frankenkitty is defnitely right they have 6 or more coolers, stocked with a nice array singles. A good number of which I have not seen at other area bottle shops. 6 pack selection is far more limited. They did have chilled 6 packs of some Goose Island beers and a few others. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. Iíll be hitting here whenever I visit my brother.
frankenkitty (94) Oak Lawn, Illinois | February 19, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The info above stated "60+" bottles, so I was expecting this place to be smaller than it was. Instead we found cooler upon cooler of singles! We couldnít stay long so I didnít count, but I estimate they had at least 6 coolers with 50 labels each. A small aisle of warm 6 pack micros, too.... several of which seemed a bit overpriced.
A clean shoppe, carpeted (which I found odd), with a very diverse selection for this storeís seemingly desolate location. The only fault I found today was that they really need to invest in a few shopping carts.
lovemyipas (17) nw burbs, Illinois | January 9, 2007| Updated January 27, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
a lot of selection here just wish they kept ther stock up. as soon as something is gone they take a while to get it back maybe a distributer problem. they sell A LOT of single bottles which is nice that way you dont have to buy a six pack everytime you want to rate something. all in all not bad!
Cornfield (143) Oak Forest, Illinois | May 3, 2006| Updated August 17, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Looks like a neighborhood liquor store, but inside they have a nifty selection of single bottles, all chilled and ready to drink. I was able to pick up a Bunch (big "B") that I hadnít had before, a rarity these days. Nothing exotic, but new to me. Good selection over all. Iíll stop back in a few months to see if their stock has rotated at all.
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