West Lakeview Liquors | Chicago, Illinois
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West Lakeview Liquors
World Class based on 120 ratings
Type: Beer Store

2156 W Addison St
Chicago, Illinois United States 60618 [ print map ]
773 525 1916

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Hours: 10-10 M-Th, 10-11 F-Sa, 11-10 Su


Mayor: rhsiung (32) | Affiliated user(s) here kristina | Bottles: 600+


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Beer Available At West Lakeview Liquors (arranged by most recent)
5 Rabbit Gran Missionario , Pipeworks Simcoe 95, Pipeworks Easter Bunny vs Unicorn , Revolution Mean Gene 97, Pipeworks Santa vs. Unicorn American Barleywine 98, Verzet Oud Bruin 91, Fullerís Black Cab Stout (Bottle) 91, Piwo Grodziskie - Grštzer Ale 83, Avery The Reverend 94, Pipeworks The Jones Dog (Bourbon Barrel Aged) 97, Pipeworks Closer Encounter 95, Revolution Jukebox Hero 85, Three Floyds Man-O-Awe 94, Pipeworks The Last Kiss (Bourbon Barrel Aged) 91, Pipeworks The Murderous (Bourbon Barrel Aged) 92, Pipeworks Catch of a Lifetime 83, Mikkeller George! 100, Third Coast Old Ale 100, De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Wild Turkey) 100, Great Lakes Blackout Stout 99
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120 reviews for West Lakeview Liquors
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  87%
 Selection  88%
 Food  72%
 Value  76%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
zootfinster  (12) Chicago, Illinois | July 22, 2008
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful selection. Weekly tastings. Everyone should go there.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
mmtmatrix  (13) Colorado | June 17, 2008
Amazing and friendly staff at this under rated place. Wish this was local to me, good selection and a staff that cant be beat, how I luv this place . Keep up the good work kids.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
heemer77  (212) Urbandale, Iowa | June 16, 2008
How can you not like a beer store that has enthusiatic Ratebeer guys working? Very solid selection jammed into a tight space. Lots of the newer releases, especially from the European craft brewers that brew for US tastes. I was able to find some new, to me, New Hampshire ciders. This actually impressed me a lot as most beer stores usually have the same few French and macro ones. The little hidden shelf of lambics held a few rare gems. Nicely laid out and it is obvious that they are catering to beer geeks with the new and limited release brews. I may have a new favorite beer store.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Zeswaft  (113) Seattle, Washington | June 16, 2008
Great little bottle shop. Possibly the largest selection of rare bottles in the chicago area. Lots of rare belgian stuff from cantillon and fantome and a lot of the aggressive scandinavian-mikkeller, norrebro, nogne, etc.-beers. Quality singles and bombers of american micros. Prices were fair, a little higher than Binnyís but the selection is way better. The guy working there was really outgoing and knowledgeable with good suggestions. Iíll surely be back when Iím in the area.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
pumpkinheart  (9) Aurora, Illinois | May 29, 2008
Not a big shop, but thatís the only weakness. They wonít have everything, but there isnít a beer in the store that isnít worth drinking. Pure quality and unique treasures. Plus, regular beer events that would entertain ad enlighten most beer lovers. Thatís about it: nothing bad to say about this place.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | May 21, 2008
This is a small beer-geek store ran by beer-geeks. No need to say that it will make any beer geek happy. Small in size but carefully selected selection, theyíll have more interesting stuff than you can buy. East-Coast, West-Coast and everything in between. Impressive import selection too (I scored some Mikkeller Black and more). Service is more than friendly, Iím talking ďpassionate serviceĒ. Small but nonetheless one of my favourite beer-store ever.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | May 18, 2008
An excellent place with excellent service, a little bit of everything here and the selection is deceptively large. Once you realize the way it is laid out, itís pretty amazing. Also cool is the fact that they will break up 4 packs of the high end stuff that would otherwise make it hard to get so many samples. Very nice.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
ChainGangGuy  (25) Marietta, Georgia | May 3, 2008
Located on the corner of West Addison and some other non-Addison street and surrounded by a reddish awning with West Lakeview Liquors emblazoned on it. As for parking, we lucked out in a spot along the street. The store itself is small, but definitely cozy, neat as a pin, and well-stocked (both with good beer and good people). At the helm of this classy establishment (provided I have my facts straight) is a very nice young lady quick to offer both assistance and friendly suggestions. The rest of the staff seemed to be made up of knowledgable beer enthusiasts well-versed in their comparably priced wares. Unlike the distinguished Acknud, I did not grab any cider or perry, instead I snatched up a basket filled to capacity with various bottles from Southern Tier, Founders (Blushing Monk), Three Floyds, Goose Island, Dark Horse, Hoppiní Frog, etc. The bombers and other large-sized bottles are arranged on wooden shelves lining the store, the bulk of the 6/4-packs are placed in coolers. Definitely a recommended beer shop stop when in the Chicago area. Why, Iíd be back there right this very moment if I werenít 698 miles away in Georgia.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Acknud  (18) Morganfield, Kentucky | April 30, 2008
Very nice find. I bought 2 cases of stuff. I grabbed some cider and some Perry. Very nice selection of rare and European beers.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
FunkyBrewster  (12) Chicago, Illinois | April 27, 2008| Updated April 3, 2012
This is the best place to buy rare beers in Chicago. Luckily I live about 10 min bike ride away so I can go as often as I like. The staff is very knowledgeable and the owner is very nice. They have a huge single bottle collection from small pubs and from around the world. I hear they will be opening up a small market in the adjacent room so it should be a good place for food in the future as well. I highly recommend West Lakeview Liquors to true beer appreciators.

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