Windy City Liquor | El Cajon, California
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Windy City Liquor
Excellent based on 42 ratings
Type: Beer Store

701 Broadway
El Cajon, California United States 92021 [ print map ]
618 588 8404 | facebook | twitter

Hours: 7am-11pm

Mayor: StefanSD (8) | Bottles: 700+

Windy City Liquor

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Beer Available At Windy City Liquor (arranged by most recent)
Midnight Sun T.R.E.A.T. Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter 99, Uinta Crooked Line Tinder Rauchbier 96, Deschutes Conflux No. 3 - Doppel Dinkel Bock 96, Ballast Point Dead Ringer Oktoberfest 84, Mike Hess Grazias Vienna Cream Ale 70, Midnight Sun Moscow 99, Midnight Sun Second Hand Smoke 95, Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal 99, New Belgium La Folie 100, Almanac Farmers Reserve Pluot 99, Firestone Walker Opal 97, Green Flash Road Warrior 98, Mikkeller Texas Ranger Barrel Aged (Eagle Rare Edition) 99, Clown Shoes Billionaire 98, Cascade Apricot Ale 99
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42 reviews for Windy City Liquor
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  83%
 Selection  80%
 Food  75%
 Value  80%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (580) Toronto, Ontario | January 16, 2014
Tons of beers, all kept in coolers. They get a lot of specials. Julian is in charge of this. Best to know what you want as many are kept in the private cooler in the back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (470) Sunnyvale, California | November 27, 2012
Not sure why this place is not higher rated. I suspect some competitor bashing in the reviews, because on its merits this is an impressive store. Nothing too shocking in stock, but they have a great selection of California, US, and international craft brews, including several Alpines (which are incredibly hard to find anywhere outside of the brewpub), and strangely enough refrigerated vertical epics from 07-07 to 11-11. I paid $10 for an 08-08, which I thought was pretty damn good. Most of their stuff is in the fridge as well. The one knock I would give it is that I do wonder a bit about freshness; they had a full row of Yulesmith Summer in the cooler in November; that canít be good. Otherwise a great place. And they use RB logos!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko  (453) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 30, 2012
Did a quick and easy mailorder from this great place. Since they just began shipping, Julian was extremely helpful and generous enough to send the package first, then I sent payment. Package was shipped very well and was received 3 days after ordering. Definitely recommended to visit this place or order online.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
daknole  (414) Scottsdale, Arizona | October 30, 2012
My neighbor and I split an order. Service and shipping was top notch. Nice place for some Ca gems.
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | September 14, 2007
Very nice place with friendly and helpful staff. Really nice people. Everything was neat and tiddy with the majority of the brews in cold storage. Pretty big selection of west coast brews at very competitive prices. They have (as of Aug. 2007) Stoneís 06 and 07 Vertical, Double Bastard, Old Guardian and Imp. Stout. They also have bunches of the Stoneís 10th in the huge 3L bottles. This is a refreshing alternative to Keg and Bottle #2 just a few miles west of here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
jredmond  (223) Manhattan, New York | October 16, 2012
Great online service and communication via email and phone. Julian makes the process fluid and painless. Incredible selection including Russian river and alpine. Boom daddy boom!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut  (168) Between JAX and SGJ, Florida | May 24, 2013
Did an online order for some Bruery products. Had a good selection of west coast brews. Shipped quick and was adaquetly packed. No issues, will use again.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard  (141) Berkeley , California | August 11, 2008
A bit of a scary place with check cashing available, but lots of local stuff and older vintages. I got a bottle of Green Flash 3rd Anniversary, Stone XI, Stone 7-7-7, and Deschutes XX Black Butte. Not bad. Just ignore the shirtless guys with missing teeth buying cases of Bud.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
fata2683  (131) Tucson, Arizona | September 14, 2012
Contacted Julian and he set some stuff aside on my drive into San Diego. Right off of I-10 and the selection is staggering. Easily one of the best selections I have seen in a single store. Huge California selection to include Alpine, RR, with some rare Lost Abbey and Kern River and an equally impressive import section with plenty of sours. Prices seemed very reasonable and after visiting other SD bottle shops the prices here are average if not a little lower than most. Will stop here again!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner  (127) Athens, Georgia | August 17, 2013
Made a couple orders online now. Great selection, fair prices, fast shipping and packed really well. Definitely worth your time when shopping online for craft beer.

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