West Lakeview Liquors | Chicago, Illinois
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West Lakeview Liquors
World Class based on 120 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

Mayor: rhsiung (30) | Affiliated user(s) here kristina | Bottles: 600+

West Lakeview Liquors

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Beer Available At West Lakeview Liquors (arranged by most recent)
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 84, Three Floyds Man-O-Awe 93, 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, Half Acre Big Hugs Imperial Stout 98, Bells Consecrator Doppelbock 94, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Imperial Stout 99, Pipeworks Deutsch Hopfen 96
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120 reviews for West Lakeview Liquors
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  87%
 Selection  88%
 Food  72%
 Value  76%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl  (33) Quad Cities, Iowa | September 25, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine  (233) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 20, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 19/20
ReverendMoon  (2) Illinois | July 10, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 1, 2013
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  (294) Buffalo, New York | June 4, 2013
great selection, pipeworks, FFF, shelton, 12%. Very helpful service. Great spot
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
stimulo69  (19) , Netherlands | May 29, 2013
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!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409  (181) bloomfield, Michigan | February 23, 2013
Very small store. Solid selection very helpful staff
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686  (131) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | February 8, 2013
Ambiance is good, a bit tight and possible of destroying an entire display if a little tipsy, but well organized and easy to find things. Service was helpful and willnig to talk beer and make recommendations. Selection was pretty great, found most of what i was looking for, and some other stuff Iíve wanted to try for a while and didnít even know they had. Prices were reasonable for the great selection they offer. Overall One of the best bottles shops iíve ever been to.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
WolfsBlood84  (4) Indianapolis, Indiana | December 14, 2012
Iíve been here several times. Very nice store, service is great, staff has always been very knowledgeable. The selection is very good (although it may be "picked through" sometimes I always find something Iím after). I recently attended Zwanze Day 2012, which was very well worth the admission fee and I thought was handled effectively. Lots of great draft beers on bottomless pours = no complaints here. My last visit gleaned some fantastic Pipeworks beers, which i did not find elsewhere in the city. I have noticed WLV sometimes has slightly higher prices on select items (primarily import craft) compared to smaller or bigger stores, however, I believe the selection and knowledge are worth the (possible) extra toll.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
dwm1034  (19) Chicago, Illinois | December 2, 2012
Great selection and knowledgable staff...first rate

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