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Beer Available At West Lakeview Liquors (arranged by most recent)
Pipeworks Something Hoppy This Way Comes 96, Pipeworks Unicorn Galaxy Imperial IPA 99, 18th Street Deal With the Devil Pale Ale 94, Pipeworks Reaper vs Unicorn 90, Surly Furious 100, Pipeworks Batata Obscura , Pipeworks Game of Jones , Off Color Scurry 84, Pipeworks Saison du Soleil 93, Pipeworks Hey, Careful Man, Thereís a Beverage Here! 54, Pipeworks Imperial Hyper Dog 94, Pipeworks Brother Blue Beardo , To ōl Black Malts & Body Salts Black Coffee IIPA 99, Spiteful Debbie Downer Dunkelweizen 69, Three Floyds Jinx Proof 85, t Smisje Grande Reserva 92, Birrificio del Ducato La Luna Rossa 97, Half Acre Pony Pilsner 80, Jolly Pumpkin De Viento 94, HaandBryggeriet Berry Blend 46
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mikem409 (182) bloomfield, Michigan | February 23, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very small store. Solid selection very helpful staff
adamjackson (152) Lyme, New Hampshire | December 2, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in here briefly. really awesome selection, like they really take their time curating whatís available. Would stop in here again.
Monoplex (2) | April 17, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
While they had beers not easily found elsewhere, I personally found the available the shelf space for beers to be somewhat disappointing. The total selection would likely fill 25% of an aisle at a traditional liquor store (Iím counting an aisle as being the shelves on both your left and right).
Easy to talk to and eager to assist people staff the store which is kept clean, brightly lit, and well organized. Prices are as you would expect in the middle of a nicer neighborhood in an urban area.
If you want the unique brands they carry, it can be worth fighting the omnipresent traffic.
drfabulous (52) Lexington, Kentucky | June 30, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I chose to do my shopping this time at West Lakeview rather than Binnyís b/c of the placeís reputation. While small, it does have an extremely impressive Shelton/12 Percent selection. And there were beers like Perennial that I didnít even know were in Chicago. But for locals and breadth, I thought the selection was a bit slim. I did get some Pipeworks, but they only had Half Acre Daisy Cutter. I would have liked to see more Chicago selections I canít get at home. Not that I havenít left Binnyís let down as well...I have. Worth a trip for imports.
Philip (64) Illinois | March 25, 2008
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
daknole (350) Scottsdale, Arizona | July 11, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice place to order from. They really need to improve their website. Good service, shipping and packing are great.
Sammy (497) Toronto, Ontario | May 9, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Ranked the best store in Chicago, it likely is. Very good Shelton brothers selection, as well as twelve Percent (Evil Twin). Several US microbrews not available or sent here by distributors that were available at other small stores I visited. bottles were in the front window which was not a good idea. No breaking up of 4 or 6 packs. Service was a bit spoty but also only one server this night
GhostFace (15) Wisconsin | November 4, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Made a stop in while in Chicago for the afternoon. The store was quite smaller than I expected and the selection wasnít as extensive as youíd think based off their weekly "in stock" updates online. They did have many quality beers available and the staff was extremely helpful with answering general availability questions as well as providing info on the local beer scene. Pricing was fair, they even were running some bottles at an additional $1 off sticker price! Overall it was worth my time and Iíll go back next time Iím in Chicago!
UDBeernut (103) Near Buffalo, New York | December 9, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
completed a mail order of some pipeworks and single barrel bourbons. quick delivery and well packed. My only negative would be a small selection compared to what I imagine they have in the store. Would use again if searching for a specific beer.
MotherBrother (9) Aalborg, Denmark | October 6, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Small place, with a good selection. A descent amount of european brews. (A long walk from DownTown Chicago ;))
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