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

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Hours: 7am-11pm


Mayor: StefanSD (14) | Bottles: 700+


Windy City Liquor

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Beer Available At Windy City Liquor (arranged by most recent)
Evil Twin Ashtray Heart 97, Evil Twin Hop Flood 96, Hess Grazias Vienna Cream Ale 79, Noble Ale Works Amarillo Showers 88, Alaskan Winter Ale 71, Lost Abbey Saison Blanc 96, Midnight Sun 2009 Crew Brews: Brewtality 99, Ninkasi Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout 95, Knee Deep Midnight Hoppyness 99, Grand Teton Bone Warmer Amber Ale 88, Lagunitas Sucks 100, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 100, Speakeasy Betrayal 93, Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans 97, Ballast Point Piper Down Scottish Ale 83, Firestone Walker Pivo Hoppy Pils 95, Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Galaxy 97, Double Mountain Hop Lava 92, Golden Road Hefeweizen 56, Golden Road Wolf Among Weeds IPA 93
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42 reviews for Windy City Liquor
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  83%
 Selection  80%
 Food  75%
 Value  80%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  85%
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74
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (517) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
daknole  (359) Scottsdale, Arizona | October 30, 2012
My neighbor and I split an order. Service and shipping was top notch. Nice place for some Ca gems.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (327) 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!
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3  (325) 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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko  (212) 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.
92
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
jredmond  (172) 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!
62
  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.
90
  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!
58
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD  (111) San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon | February 21, 2009
Ah windy city, a funny place with a funny vibe, I check in a good amount when I drive by. Sketchy dudes, tons of big bottles of old old old stone 10th and a number of crazy older beers. Worth checking to see what they have, prices could be better.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut  (104) Near Buffalo, New York | 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.

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