West Lakeview Liquors | Chicago, Illinois
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West Lakeview Liquors
World Class based on 126 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 (62) | Affiliated user(s) here kristina | Bottles: 600+


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Beer Available At West Lakeview Liquors (arranged by most recent)
Mercenary Fat Pug , Lake Effect Unholy Mole 55, Marz Jungle Boogie , Marz What the Pho , To Øl Sort Mælk 100, Two Brothers Peppermint Bark Porter 70, Pipeworks Nelson Sauvin , Pipeworks The Coqui , Pipeworks A Couple Two Tree , Pipeworks The Delicatessen , Pipeworks Blueberry Pie Scraper , Pipeworks Over The Line 85, Spiteful Absinthe Barrel Aged Klutzy Buffoon Saison with Cherries , Pipeworks Quad , Pipeworks Game of Jones 94, Spiteful G.F.Y. Stout 97, BraufactuM Roog 66, Three Floyds Cimmerian Sabertooth Berzerker 98, Pipeworks Fully Hoperational Battlestation Imperial Saison 61, 5 Rabbit / Cigar City El Bizarrón 86
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126 reviews for West Lakeview Liquors
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  87%
 Selection  88%
 Food  72%
 Value  76%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
ajm  (192) Los Angeles, California | May 13, 2009| Updated May 31, 2009
I am a fool for not having this rated already. Went for the first time Nov. 2008. They were sporting Hommage, 50N4E, Cuvee des Champions, the expected Bells, a few Founders, and were rolling deep on 3F - Klaus, Gorschfock Helles, etc. The place hits you like a wrecking ball because it is small to begin with and half wine - and then the quality blows your mind. It’s like Belmont Station only even more concentrated. Really absurd.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO  (27) Wauwatosa, Wisconsin | May 10, 2009
Cozy corner store. Asked if I needed help, I said "I’m ok" and was left to browse. Selection is not vast, but a great deal of odd and a handful of rare brews I doubt I would find anywhere I usually go. The best way for me to describe it is: I can go into Sam’s(Marcy) or Binny’s(Niles) (which I get to every two to three months) and find 5 to 10 "new" brews. There were well over 30 brews that I have neither had nor seen before at this store. I found the prices to be comparable and perhaps slightly less than the other "local" stores I frequent. Drove around the block a couple times prior to realizing that the lot behind was not private, and for the store. A definite addition to my must go to spots, at least when I am in the area.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Monoplex  (2) | April 17, 2009
While they had beers not easily found elsewhere, I personally found the available the shelf space for beers to be somewhat disappointing. The total selection would likely fill 25% of an aisle at a traditional liquor store (I’m counting an aisle as being the shelves on both your left and right). Easy to talk to and eager to assist people staff the store which is kept clean, brightly lit, and well organized. Prices are as you would expect in the middle of a nicer neighborhood in an urban area. If you want the unique brands they carry, it can be worth fighting the omnipresent traffic.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
downender  (307) Bristol, England | March 21, 2009
Visited 4 March 2009. A god send for Chicago in that it was the only place I visited that offered single 355ml bottles for sale. Interesting offerings of Founders and Bells, although the Three Floyds’ offerings were low in anticipation of a delivery. Staff were friendly too. Only a short walk from Addison Brown.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
roguemonk  (1) Orland Park, Illinois | March 14, 2009| Updated March 19, 2009
Greatest place in the Midwest by far...The competition likes numbers. WLV has a choice selection and the list shows a passion for beer...I always find hidden gems here. Kristina also alerts me to the really rare items. She is the best.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
djtimeless  (10) Colorado | February 15, 2009
Great place to order from. Good turn around, my box came fast. Great selection, local stuff and hard to find imports. I will continue to order from.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
mixinnixon2000  (2) Chicago, Illinois | January 30, 2009
This place I great! If you are looking for something special or something new, you can’t to wrong with West Lakeview Liquors. Their selection is unbelievable. I could spend 10 hours in there
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist  (18) Media, Pennsylvania | January 28, 2009
Small place but a lot of hard to find stuff especially the imports. Hit this after Binny’s and found quite a few different bottles. Some bottles seemed very expensive but most stuff less than i usually pay in PA. Parking was pretty easy too.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
emerge077  (129) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | December 17, 2008
A fantastic place, that has to be seen to believed, but you dont have to, since they now do mail order. Incredible import selection of everything under the sun. Great selection of US micros too, but the crazy imports are where its at. You may pay a little extra for the rarites, but you wont find them elsewhere. Super friendly service, they really take care of the customer here. Added bonus, they just opened a small grocery next door...
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
hotstuff  (39) Indiana | October 30, 2008
Small store to maneuver around if it were to be really crowded however, there were only about 3-4 customers during my visit. Good quality selection, very knowledgeable and helpful staff and it was nice knowing that they are members of Ratebeer as well. A definite stop when in this area.

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