Windy City Liquor

Mayor: mjg74 (1) | Bottles: 700+
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
wheresyourball  (63) El Cajon, California | May 2, 2013| Updated May 5, 2013
Iíve stopped by this place a few times. Itís a typical bottle shop, and the beers are sort of disorganized on shelves but many are refrigerated. The clerks seem eager to help but often donít know that much about beer. I went in last week and was overcharged for Parabola; Julian (?the owner) saw my Ratebeer review describing this, messaged me, and gave me $5 off the next bottle I bought. Julian seems like a nice guy, knowledgeable about beer. I appreciated him trying to make things right.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
wharfrat1  (1) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 10, 2013
Great place. So nice to be able to get some great beers from Cali sent to OH. Iíve used them a couple of times and Julian has been great. On my first order they were out of the Nelson so Julian recommended Drakeís Hopocalypse. Damn that beer was awesome. Great place to get good West Coast beers if they donít distribute in your area.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Tobster24  (1) Middle River, Maryland | January 24, 2013
Placed online order. Great selection, reasonable prices. Reasonable shipping cost. Julian was great to work with. Will definitely order from again.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
conlepa1  (1) Chillicothe, Illinois | December 19, 2012
Ordered rather large order by combination of phone and email. Julian is top notch. Very helpful, friendly, extremly responsive. Offered some recommendations, which i am excited to try. Selection was absolutely outstanding. Inventory was up to date. Shipping was ridiculously fast. Packed nicely. Prices are fair. Finally got ahold of one of my bucket list beers which is impossible to find in the midwest. Will absolutely be doing businessagain. They have earned a loyal customer here.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (740) 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!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
daknole  (460) Scottsdale, Arizona | October 30, 2012
My neighbor and I split an order. Service and shipping was top notch. Nice place for some Ca gems.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jredmond  (277) New York, New York | October 16, 2012| Updated March 5, 2016
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!
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  • 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!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
tbadiuk  (1) Manitoba | August 23, 2012
My purchase couldnt have been any easier! Got myself some Russian River (Pliny/Blind Big/Row 2 hill 56) and Jolly Pumpkin mailed to me! Thanks Juilian
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Beerbeerbeer1  (3) New York | August 11, 2012
Super fast delivery and threw in an extra as well. Got 3 Pliny 1 Bling Pig 2Nelson 4 pure hippiness, I hard core you and the extra was a ruination 10th anniversary. Will buy from here again shortly. Thanks Julian.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Doodler  (5) Denver, Colorado | August 7, 2012
Online order. Got a quick box of beer and glasses from Julian. Great communications and well packed from CA to CO Grazie

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