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Beer Available At West Lakeview Liquors (arranged by most recent)
La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #8 99, Pipeworks Harbinger of Doom , Pipeworks Dadís Best Boy , Pipeworks / Hop Head Farms / Great Leap Brewing Dixie Mission Wheat , Wild Beer Epic Saison 88, Mahrs Bršu Mastodon 83, Spiteful God Damn Chocolate Banana Pigeon Porter , Pipeworks Surrounded By Friends, With Machetes , Pipeworks Just Drink It Dummy 87, Pipeworks Kwingstonís Kitty Cat-ina 40, Pipeworks A Midsummer Night Apricot Pale Ale 64, De Molen Hamer & Sikkel (Hammer & Sickle) 90, Pipeworks Scottyís Weirdo Pear Pale Ale , Cazeau Tournay Blond/Dorťe 82, Titanic Captain Smiths 74, De Cam Oude Lambiek 99, Buxton Wild Boar 95, Licher Oktoberfest 42, Oud Beersel Framboise 91, Pipeworks The Jones Dog (Bourbon Barrel Aged) 98
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Monoplex (2) | April 17, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
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 (Iím 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.
downender (296) Bristol, England | March 21, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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 Floydsí offerings were low in anticipation of a delivery. Staff were friendly too. Only a short walk from Addison Brown.
roguemonk (1) Orland Park, Illinois | March 14, 2009| Updated March 19, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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.
djtimeless (10) Colorado | February 15, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mixinnixon2000 (2) Chicago, Illinois | January 30, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place I great! If you are looking for something special or something new, you canít to wrong with West Lakeview Liquors. Their selection is unbelievable. I could spend 10 hours in there
TheEpeeist (18) Media, Pennsylvania | January 28, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Small place but a lot of hard to find stuff especially the imports. Hit this after Binnyís 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.
emerge077 (129) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | December 17, 2008
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
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...
hotstuff (39) Indiana | October 30, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
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.
Phil (28) , England | October 13, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best experiences in Beer. Great service by knowlegdable beer people. Great beer selection, and a neat store too! A must go to place in the Chicagoland area.
Crosling (70) Loveland, Colorado | October 4, 2008| Updated October 5, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited during Dark Lord Day. Not often will you find a place with such a passionate staff. Thatís the highlight here, not like the beer selection isnít great, it is, but it seemed like the entire staff was passionate about fine ale. I spoke with several of them for awhile, and they visit Belgium, taste different batches of the beers they sell and are very knowledgable about everything. You get the sense that they sell every beer that is worth selling. The selection is very nice. They seem to specialize in Belgian ale and lambics in particular, but they have a lot of fine American crafts and other imports as well. I really think West Lakeview is an impressive establishment.
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