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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 80, 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 47
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changeup45 (108) Mount Dora, Florida | August 7, 2010| Updated November 23, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Update -- Iíve placed a couple orders with them in the past and have wanted to place another but I canít get them to reply to me. They do a great job of constantly updating the new arrivals page but good luck actually being able to order any of those, even if it says in stock. I tried searching for several different beers listed under "new arrivals" (and no, I wasnít looking under "upcoming") to add to my cart and each time I do a search I cannot find the beer. Sometimes they get something restocked but donít seem to update the availability through search so no dice adding those to your cart either. The search function as a whole is brutal and ultimately I give up. Their selection is incredible, or at least what they list is incredible, but who cares if I canít actually order any of them? Iím sure itís much better in person. Oh well. First order -- Online order. This is my first order from them and overall Iím pleased. There was one little glitch however, half the stuff I ordered on the website wasnít really in stock. But they were helpful and patient when I was finding replacements. The website is pretty good, the search feature isnít the best but overall I had no trouble navigating. The selection is very good. Youíve got the local heavyhitters like Three Floyds and Goose Island but also a good selection of imports. The box arrived quickly and the packing insane, this indeed was bomb proof. Shipping was a tad high but they donít charge a packing/supplies fee so overall Iíd say the cost to ship was very good. Iíd order from them again.
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.
Ernesto987 (89) 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 (214) 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.
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 (950) Riverslime, 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 (273) 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 (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
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