West Lakeview Liquors | Chicago, Illinois
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West Lakeview Liquors
World Class based on 123 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 (39) | Affiliated user(s) here kristina | Bottles: 600+


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Beer Available At West Lakeview Liquors (arranged by most recent)
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 92, Spiteful Barrel Aged Malevolence Russian Imperial Stout , Lost Abbey Agave Maria Ale 97, Brewfist 2Late DIPA 96, Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #8 (Number of the Beast) 99, Spiteful Barrel Aged God Damn Pigeon Porter , Ten Ninety Imperial IPA , Pipeworks Cohenís State of Kind , Pipeworks Bunny and the Bird 69, Boulevard Love Child No. 4 100, Pipeworks / Harebrained Brief Relief , Surly Blakkr 99, Pipeworks Guavanatrix 90, Lervig Brewers Reserve Konrads Stout 98
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123 reviews for West Lakeview Liquors
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  87%
 Selection  88%
 Food  72%
 Value  76%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
FunkyBrewster  (12) Chicago, Illinois | April 27, 2008| Updated April 3, 2012
This is the best place to buy rare beers in Chicago. Luckily I live about 10 min bike ride away so I can go as often as I like. The staff is very knowledgeable and the owner is very nice. They have a huge single bottle collection from small pubs and from around the world. I hear they will be opening up a small market in the adjacent room so it should be a good place for food in the future as well. I highly recommend West Lakeview Liquors to true beer appreciators.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen  (150) Charleston Area, West Virginia | July 3, 2014
Pain in the ass with traffic to get to this place from out of town (Wednesday early afternoon). Two dedicated parking spots out back and on street parking, no problem when I went. Smaller selection, descent local selections, some harder to get Belgians, but nothing I havenít seen at several other places in the US. Prices are above average for the area. Service really wasnít that good for a boutique type store. I bought four bottles. It would probably be cool if this place was my local, but it isnít and unless I know they have something I was really looking for I wouldnít return. Really surprised this place is the highest rated bottle shop in the Chicago area, I would check out Lincoln Park Binnyís.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Jwoboozenews  (3) , | May 7, 2014
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc  (25) Chicago, Illinois | April 30, 2014
WLV is definitely a place to stop at if youíre traveling to Chicago, with the cityís best selection of Belgian brews. I think you can find a larger quantity of Belgianís at Binnyís, but I feel the selection here is better curated, with a real focus considering the small size of the store. They also work well with locals such as Pipeworks, and they are the only place in the city that brings in special domestic breweries such as Jester King. Definitely a place to go to if beer hunting in Chicago.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8  (83) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 16, 2014
Stopped by with charule. Definitely worth the trip out there. Value is on par with the rest of the city but they definitely get the harder to get stuff. Selection isnít huge but it is very well thought out. Definitely worth the trip.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
charule  (87) Chicago, Illinois | April 5, 2014
Nice shop. Smaller then I imagined but ever usable space is covered in alcohol. Decent prices. Smaller selection bit of high quality. Out of my way but if Im around the beighborhood will stop in without question.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
JCB  (223) Durham, North Carolina | March 8, 2014
Having had more than one satisfying experience ordering from these good folks, I was tickled to hit the shop itself on my most recent visit to Chicago. Definitely tucked away in a cozy neighborhood, warm and relaxed vibe. Very cramped but maximally efficient use of space. Excellent but unobtrusive service. Absolutely killer selection of brews, including loads of wonderful Euro imports. I was there, however, for Pipeworks and other locals. I did not leave disappointed. Great place.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ARH  (52) Chicago, Illinois | January 19, 2014
Thereís a lot of rare beer in a small shop (both domestic and imported). Also a great destination for glassware too. Didnít really pry too much into the beer knowledge of the employees - although they were attentive - but by the selection, i gotta say they probably know their stuff. Just visiting this place expanded my beer wishlist significantly. Mostly bombers and 750ís with a handful of sixers.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
pablo951  (73) Chicago, Illinois | January 11, 2014
Great place in Chicago, they have a strong variety of Chicago, Mid-West, National, and International beers. It is a small place, they do cram a lot in a small area.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn  (80) Waterloo, Ontario | December 17, 2013
Small place, with floor-to-ceiling bottles. Cozy. Very friendly gentleman on staff willing to spend lots of time with me giving recommendations and just chatting about beer. Prices were fairly high, but relatively consistent with other prices I saw in Chicago. The selection is really where this place shines; local, near-local, U.S., and European brews in huge numbers. Would love to visit here again when Iím in Chicago.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut  (110) Moving to Jax, Florida | December 9, 2013
completed a mail order of some pipeworks and single barrel bourbons. quick delivery and well packed. My only negative would be a small selection compared to what I imagine they have in the store. Would use again if searching for a specific beer.

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