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Beer Available At West Lakeview Liquors (arranged by most recent)
Pipeworks Dadís Best Boy , Pipeworks / Hop Head Farms / Great Leap Brewing Dixie Mission Wheat , Wild Beer Epic Saison 88, Mahrs Bršu Mastodon 83, Spiteful God Damn Chocolate Banana Pigeon Porter , Pipeworks Surrounded By Friends, With Machetes , Pipeworks Just Drink It Dummy , Pipeworks Kwingstonís Kitty Cat-ina 40, Pipeworks A Midsummer Night Apricot Pale Ale 65, De Molen Hamer & Sikkel (Hammer & Sickle) 90, Pipeworks Scottyís Weirdo Pear Pale Ale , Cazeau Tournay Blond/Dorťe 82, Titanic Captain Smiths 74, De Cam Oude Lambiek 99, Buxton Wild Boar 95, Licher Oktoberfest 42, Oud Beersel Framboise 91, Pipeworks The Jones Dog (Bourbon Barrel Aged) 98, Blaugies / Hill Farmstead La Vermontoise 98, Begyle Neighborly Stout 93
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AdamJackson (186) 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.
Ernesto987 (104) Connecticut | November 13, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Small place but they have it all, a must stop in Chicago.
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 ;))
wlajwl (33) Quad Cities, Iowa | September 25, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Placed order online. Website ordering was simple and easy to use. Packaging was good and no damaged bottles. Pretty good selection of bombers, with a ton of Chicago locals. Good online bottle shop, will have to visit one day to see what the selection is like in-store.
b3shine (262) Indiana | 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.
ReverendMoon (2) Illinois | July 10, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 19/20
Came here based on the high reviews. Was not disappointed. The only thing I did not expect was how small the place was. The retail area was quite cramped, but they make use of every inch they can within manageability. More single bottles than Iíve ever seen in one place, bombers and standard 12 ozs both prevalent. Six packs are in their smaller refrigerated section, but most things they have in their are accessible from Binnys or even some supermarkets. You come here for the great and often very hard to find/obscure single bottles.
I was very impressed by the one staff member that helped me out. He knew his stuff, and was eager to help out and make small talk. My new favorite go-to whenever Iím in the area.
t0rin0 (1325) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 1, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited a number of times in my trip to Chicago in July/August 2010.
The place is divided in two. Half is the liquor store and half is a deli/convenience store. Apparently there is a cellar as well but thatís off limits to customers.
Tons of bottles to choose from including lots of imports (Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, Mikkeller, Nogne, etc), some locals, and a few random beers. Plenty of fridge space and shelf space that is all filled to capacity. Some random bottles seem to show up but they are not new releases, just left over from the last release. Not bad in most cases but just somethign to be aware of. Also lots of liquor, but as I have no interest in liquor I didnt pay much attention.
The people that work there really know their beer. The regular customers that I saw come in were all helped and seemed happy with what they got.
Didnt pay attention to prices all that much as I had too much beer to bring home in the suitcase already and only bought 2 bottles.
swoopjones (305) Buffalo, New York | June 4, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
great selection, pipeworks, FFF, shelton, 12%. Very helpful service. Great spot
stimulo69 (19) , Netherlands | May 29, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great liquor store with a massive sellection of sought after brews. In the cellar the stock is kept at ideal conditions. If I am correctthere are plans to take the neighbour building to and almost double the space!
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
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