West Lakeview Liquors | Chicago, Illinois
RateBeer
Places > United States > Illinois > Chicago

West Lakeview Liquors
World Class based on 127 ratings
Type: Beer Store

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

westlakeviewliquors.com | facebook | twitter

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


Mayor: rhsiung (70) | Affiliated user(s) here kristina | Bottles: 600+


West Lakeview Liquors

Create a free account for these features:
Edit This Place | Add Event Here



Beer Available At West Lakeview Liquors (arranged by most recent)
Marz Duchess de Bridgeport , Forbidden Root Divine Mud Series: Heavy Petal , Pipeworks Cherry Murderous: The Lookout , Slaapmutske Dry-Hopped Lager 77, Pipeworks Peek a Brew , Pipeworks Sorachi Vs. Nelson 66, Prairie Artisan Ales Apple Brandy Barrel Noir 99, B. Nektar Episode 13 99, Mikkeller Porter 99, Pipeworks Barrel Aged Elijahís Revival , Evil Twin / Amager From Amager With Love 97, Pipeworks Yuzu Saison 64, Pipeworks Belgian Gothic , Maine Beer King Titus 99, Spiteful Prove It Gruit 61, Pipeworks End Boss , Marz Lumpen , FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee 100, Marz The Machine 87, Pipeworks / 4 Hands Black Tuna
More Beers Available Here
add beers to this location Sign in to add beer    |    Sign in to edit availabile beers    |    Print Shelftags    |    Customize Shelftags



127 reviews for West Lakeview Liquors
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  87%
 Selection  88%
 Food  72%
 Value  76%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
90+
80
70
60
50-
Rating Distribution


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  (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.

What's Your Opinion?
Add your review


Checked In



Proximity Map

View Proximity Map
Print Travel Map

WiFi
Children
Patio
Proper Glassware
Seasonals
Real Ales
Singles
Growlers
Edit Info | Add an Event  
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50