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 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, 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 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
deyholla  (262) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | July 6, 2011
In terms of hard to acquire beers, this place takes the cake for me in my experience. Beyond the great service and owner is the great selection. It may not be as large as other stores but the quality and great staff easily make up for it. I spend way too much money here...
ChainGangGuy  (25) 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.
Davinci  (10) Chicago, Illinois | February 14, 2008| Updated February 19, 2008
This is by far the best bottle shop I have ever encountered in the city of chicago. I ended up staying and talking beer for about a half an hour. Needless to say this place is a must for any beer enthusiast.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
EHouse  (20) Boston, Massachusetts | August 12, 2012
This place has an absolutely incredible selection of beers you wonít find anywhere else not to mention they are such ballers that Mikkeller brews a specialty beer only available here. Staff is very knowledgeable and they have some killer cheeses and other beer parable foods and other in the back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
nbondi  (41) Chicago, Illinois | March 14, 2011
If you want to find rare things in bottles in Chicago, this is where youíll find them. Small shop with extensive worldly collection. Knowledgeable friendly staff. Downside is donít go here expecting to stock up. Usually only two of a given beer on the shelf. Often times 4/6 packs of the good stuff are broken up and sold as singles. Very clean, organized by country of origin. A bit more expensive than some others, but definitely worth a stop. Best overall beer shop in Chicago. Period.
  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 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 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Sean9689  (12) Chicago, Illinois | July 18, 2011
My go-to liquor store in Chicago. Kristina and company have a wonderful selection of locals mixed with a huge European section. They always go above and beyond to help their customers. The cheese selection is awesome and the Cheese Man know his stuff! Tarlant available for champagne...need I say more? The store interior is really cool with unique shelving that has a cool look. Overall, Kristina has my business from here on out because sheís quite possibly the nicest person I know with one of the best selections in the city.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
MasterSki  (6) Chicago, Illinois | November 9, 2011
Pretty much every beer that is distributed in Illinois will turn up at West Lakeview Liquors. The staff is terrific and will make useful suggestions and answer questions ranging from "is this beer good?" to "why doesnít Illinois get Alesmith?" Sometimes the beer is a little more pricey than somewhere like Whole Foods, but the few extra bucks are worth it to me to support a local business with such friendly proprietors. They also hold the occasional party where rare and exotic brews are busted out and sampled. They had a pig roast in October with Devil Dancer, Blackout Stout, and SurleyFest on tap! My only complaint is that the store is kind of small and it can be tricky to find certain brews - particularly the organization of the Belgian Kriek/Lambic area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
n2pux  (17) Houston, Texas | July 23, 2012
My new favorite beer store. Too bad itís in Chicago & Iím in Houston. Well, at least they have internet ordering. But I will always make it one of my stops whenever Iím in town. Jaw-dropping selection, cool vibe, & brilliant service. The young lady who runs it (Kristina, I think) knew her stuff & wasnít the least bit snobby about it. I canít wait to receive my care package from my visit later this week. Highly recommended.

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