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Beer Available At West Lakeview Liquors (arranged by most recent)
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 66, Boulevard Love Child No. 4 99, Pipeworks / Harebrained Brief Relief , Surly Blakkr 99, Pipeworks Guavanatrix 90, Lervig Brewers Reserve Konrads Stout 98, Wild Beer Ninkasi 93, Brewfist / Beer Here Caterpillar Pale Ale 93, Half Acre Daisy Cutter 99, Three Floyds Alpha King 100, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Heavenly Feijoa Tripel 87, Spiteful Malevolence Russian Imperial Stout 94, Pipeworks Raspberry Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout 97, Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar 99, Pipeworks Orange Truffle Abduction Imperial Stout 97, Pipeworks North & Western 93
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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) Swarthmore, 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 (27) , 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.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
We had quite a shopping experience here. I donít know that they really have 500 bottles as RB indicates, but they only carry great stuff. Reminds me of Olbutikken, though itís a bit cuter. The service might actually be as good as Olbutikken though. Seeing that we were beer lovers and from abroad, the owner got into interesting conversations with us, offered generous advice and all her attention. She ended up going downstairs and offered me a Dark Lord of all things! And guess what? I did not even take it, is that the worst crime ever commited by a ratebeerian or not? Iím sorry, but someone would be happier than me with that bottle and Iím not into EBay. We bought not even 150$ of beer between to two of us, but were given the royal treatment. We found lots of stuff we have not seen elsewhere. Iíd recommend hitting this place first and then complementing with another store when visiting Chicago, because their selection is not that expansive. Surprisingly, for such an upscale little spot, their prices are actually very good - though still expensive since they carry high-end stuff. Still very impressive and Iíve almost never had better service. She gave my girlfriend a store t-shirt (and they do look good) and was gonna give me one, but I just found one was enough.
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