Hard to find as there is no sign on the street but only behind the store facing the parking lot. A massive warehouse type liquor store. He cashier was friendly but no one helps in the aisles. A solid selection of craft beer but all at room temperature, not a lot of small singles, and nothing rare. Decent place.
Overview: Randall’s Wine and Spirits is to St. Louis what Liquor Barn is to Louisville? I probably shouldn’t jump to conclusions (About all three locations), but the store and layout reminded me of some of the older LB’s. If you have a hard time finding this place, it’s actually in the same warehouse as Johnnie Brock’s Dungeon... I just feel embarrassed typing that, but it’s a costume shop of sorts. Anyway, you can access the parking lot by turning right before the I-44 exit ramp.
So, beer is near the back right portion of the store, and is all on warm shelves. Beer is shelved by country for the most part, with the American beer labeled "craft beer" and a respectable local selection. The beers from other countries are the typical fare; the prices on some of these are a bit much (4 pack of Urquell pint cans for $7.99?) Most folks were friendly, but the guy in the beer aisle seemed perturbed at my questions (such as: do you have cold beer; where are your single bottles located; can you break sixers). Their singles selection sucks, so you really can’t make a mixed sixer worth a damn here. I ended up with an Urban Chestnut variety pack and that was about it.
PROS: Lots of beer to choose from; lots of local beer. CONS: Unhelpful service; a lack of good singles; phoned in international selection; warm beer only. OVERALL: Probably a fine place for the neighborhood, but I wouldn’t make this a stop otherwise. Ample free parking, so at least it’s an easy stop.
Strebs (221) St. Louis, Missouri | May 31, 2014| Updated June 2, 2014
I live in the area, so I stop in to check out the new arrivals. They have really brought in a lot of newly obtainable beers, so their selection is good. The staff has absolutely no beer knowledge, so don’t bother to ask any questions. For a big warehouse operation, their prices are stunningly expensive, especially for Scotch. Plus, they don’t stand behind any mistakes that make in pricing. If the price is different at the checkout than what is displayed, they will not honor the displayed price. It has happened to me on three separate occasions, so I stopped making any purchases other than very occasionally. The only reason I stop in is to see what is currently available in the market, and then go to a more reputable store to make my purchases.
Just off the highway. A bit hard to find the first time you go. I drove past it once but then found it as I was coming back. Set up like a warehouse. Big and open. No cold storage. Very respectable beer selection at very reasonable prices. Found some stuff I’ve been wanting to try for awhile but couldn’t find yet. Friendly staff too. This place will be a regular stop for me every time I’m in the area.
Big warehouse full of alcohol. IF you’re into rum, go there. Everything is cheaper here than any place in Illinois. The craft beer area is nice but not as extensive as others in St. Louis. No cold storage, which is fine, but I found the beer to be overpriced compared to some other places in St. Louis.
The place is a warehouse in a fairly seedy part of town. But what is inside makes it worth a trip. Also, just off the highway and so is an easy stop if you are passing through. Numbers of things that I can’t get in Arkansas. So always a must visit when I’m in STL.
In STL again for work, so decided to check it out. Thanks to some of the other reviews I was able to locate the building very easily, but I could see how it might be confusing. A very large building that has a warehouse feel. Tons of beer and a wide selection. Had quite a bit of glassware as well. I was able to pick up a 4 pack of BCS and Schlafly snifter for the hotel room, so life is good.
pretty good beer store, sort of hard to find, you will go around the block at least once to find it. YOU ACTUALLY GET OFF THE HWY, THEN GO STRAIGHT THROUGH THE LIGHT AS IF TO GET RIGHT BACK ON THE HWY, AND THE DRIVEWAY IS OFF OF THE ON-RAMP!!! great selection, though its sort of random how its layed out, with breweries having beer in three completely different sections, so it takes some browsing. lots of good stuff to be found though. i found a 2009 schlafly BBBW among the 2011’s for the same price of $11!!! nebraska black betty was $18, there was a lot of limited and ba stuff, a little bit of vintage stuff if you look closely, and always for the same price which is nice. didnt interact with the staff so i cant say how much they know, though there is no one readily available in the beer area either. overall a good place that doesnt seem overfished at all and has reasonable prices with a good selection. there wasnt much else right off of the i-44 in STL either, so if you dont wanna make a huge detour this is the place to go.