West Lakeview Liquors | Chicago, Illinois
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West Lakeview Liquors
World Class based on 123 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


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Beer Available At West Lakeview Liquors (arranged by most recent)
Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #8 (Number of the Beast) 99, Spiteful Barrel Aged God Damn Pigeon Porter , Ten Ninety Imperial IPA , Pipeworks Cohenís State of Kind , Pipeworks Bunny and the Bird 66, Boulevard Love Child No. 4 99, Pipeworks / Harebrained Brief Relief , Surly Blakkr 99, Pipeworks Guavanatrix 90, Lervig Brewers Reserve Konrads Stout 98, Wild Beer Ninkasi 93, Brewfist / Beer Here Caterpillar Pale Ale 93, Half Acre Daisy Cutter 99, Three Floyds Alpha King 100, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel 87, Spiteful Malevolence Russian Imperial Stout 94, Pipeworks Raspberry Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout 97, Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar 99, Pipeworks Orange Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout 97, Pipeworks North & Western 93
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123 reviews for West Lakeview Liquors
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  87%
 Selection  88%
 Food  72%
 Value  76%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
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96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
ChainGangGuy  (26) 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.
92
  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.
76
  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.

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