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 87, Three Floyds Man-O-Awe 94, Pipeworks The Last Kiss (Bourbon Barrel Aged) 92, Pipeworks The Murderous (Bourbon Barrel Aged) 91, 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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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Walt  (189) Austin, Texas | April 15, 2008
Wow...amazing selection of rare beers!!! Small store, but this place is a must stop!!! Small, but every shelf I saw had at least 5 beers I had to buy!!! Wow!
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
ukoolaid  (1) Amherst, Massachusetts | April 4, 2008
I stopped by here during a business trip to Chicago, and I sure am glad that I did. I ended up with about 15 bottles (Three Floyds, Mikkeller, Goose Island, etc) that I had to pack into my little suitcase. It was worth it. The guys in the store were very knowledgeable and excited to talk about beer. I was impressed by their local selection (got all the 3 Floyds I could carry), but what really amazed me was that their European selection was far better than what I can get here in Boston. Iíll be lobbying for another trip to Chicago this summer for good beer, and good baseball. Go Cubs!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
satan165  (102) River Grove, Illinois | March 28, 2008| Updated September 1, 2008
ive come by here twice. i stopped by to get the new hitachinos when they came out a year ago. i bought some older hitachinos as well that i had had before, and they actually were íoldí! they were full of sediment, apparently had been on the shelf way too long, pretty unacceptable when im paying about $6 for a 12 oz bottle. came back again recently to get the three floyds saison and all was well. however i also remember the 1st time i went a girl behind the counter told me that delerium tremens ísuckedí and i should not buy it when she saw me looking at it, certainly not the case. for better or worse, this is one of the most important beer destinations in chicagoland, like it or not.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Philip  (64) Illinois | March 25, 2008
AMBIANCE: Itís a small location conveniently located on the way to Wrigley Field from I-94, although perhaps a bit inconvenient if one is not headed in that direction. Parking could be better as well. SERVICE: Very friendly and knowledgeable. Eager to please. SELECTION: Clearly carefully selected, with much more attention paid to singles than to six-packs, which is admirable. I particularly appreciate the website that lists their current products. FOOD: n/a OVERALL: A nice store, and clearly worthy of much praise given their selection of hard to find beers. This is the kind of store that works well alongside a larger discount store, i.e. not a place where one would load up on their every day beers.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Davinci  (10) Chicago, Illinois | February 14, 2008| Updated February 19, 2008
This is by far the best bottle shop I have ever encountered in the city of chicago. I ended up staying and talking beer for about a half an hour. Needless to say this place is a must for any beer enthusiast.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
17thfloor  (18) Chicago, Illinois | February 13, 2008| Updated July 30, 2010
Great place, beers are very neatly arranged like fine art. Tons of stuff Iíve never even seen anywhere else before. Lots of rare beers that are already aged for you. I like that they sell a lot of great (expensive) beers as singles instead of the four pack to save some cash. I donít want to shell out $30 for bourbon county when Iíve had it before and just want one bottle and they let you do that.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Dough77  (7) Aurora, Illinois | January 28, 2008
Great selection. A selection I never thought I would have within close driving range. Descent help, especially when the owner is in.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
hombrepalo  (101) Chicago, Illinois | January 19, 2008
This truelly is a great place, neatly laid out with a large selection of micro brew BIG bottles, belgian brews, and world wide brews. Beers not found at Binnyís or other chicagoland places. Picked up a Nogne, Stusie Pannepot, Rogue IPA, Hop Rod Rye, Mikkeller, Jolly Pumpkin and a couple of Southern Tier. Store attendant was nice and helpful. I will be hitting this place up more often. Near Wrigleyville, easy to find. A must for beer lovers in the area.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Ughsmash  (138) Pewaukee, Wisconsin | January 10, 2008
This is easily my favorite liquor store in the world. Itís a corner neighborhood liquor store run by very passionate folks. Space is limited, but itís full of rare micros and imports (theyíre the first in the area (and sometimes the only store around) to get new Mikkeller, Nogne O, and other Shelton Bros. imports among other stuff). They hold tastings with brewers such as Mikkeller (that was a blast!) and are very knowledgable about their products. Prices are excellent, especially considering the scale of the store compared with Samís and Binnyís. I stop here every time Iím in the area and will recommend it to anyone who will listen.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
xnoxhatex  (9) Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan | October 28, 2007| Updated July 22, 2008
This little hole in the wall is the best beer store in Chicago. It has the rarest micros in the city and is the only place that I have seen have Hoppiní Frog and Moylans in the north. Love their import selection as well, even having dark horizon and many mikkeller beers. The staff is very informed, I would recommend this place to anyone coming to the city or the locals who have not stumbled upon it yet. Its always good to support your small local shops over the big guys anyways.

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