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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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maneliquor (139) Perth, Australia | April 29, 2011| Updated September 17, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Not a massive range compared to some bottle shops, but some very hard to find stuff in there. Staff know their stuff and were helpful when asked upon. Nice little, homely place. Would be a fantastic local
troyc (147) Illinois | July 3, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Stopped by here before work the other day. Large beer selection in a small area in the back of the store. I wish there were more American micros in single bottles, but they still had a good selection of singles from around the world. Good service as well. A pretty nice place!
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | August 8, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped here after a trip to Armanettiís, which is only a half mile or so away. If youíre going to one you should check out both while youíre in the neighborhood. By the way, both are relatively close to the Addison Brown Line subway stop. Lake View had a solid collection of imports. I picked up a good part of the Brew Dog line including their barrel aged beers. Their import stuff was pretty expensive, but noteworthy. On the domestic side I was a little disappointed, but since this was my first visit Iíll chalk it up to sampling error. Donít get me wrong, their selection is great, but itís getting harder and harder to find things I havenít tried. I look forward to going back.
zootfinster (12) Chicago, Illinois | July 22, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful selection. Weekly tastings. Everyone should go there.
mcberko (212) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 16, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Did a quick-and-easy mailorder through their website, which is annoying to navigate (only negative I have to say). Reasonable prices, both for bottles and shipping. Order processing and shipping time was very quick and smooth. Definitely recommend this place for mailorder and hope to visit in person some day.
b3shine (233) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 20, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in while in Chicago and was underwhelmed. A pretty good beer store, but small, and how the hell this is Chicagoís second best rated place is beyond me.
mikem409 (181) 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 (177) Enfield, 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 (62) 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.
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