Peoria Beer Guide: Your Peoria guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Peoria

80 /100 2601 W LAKE AVE SPACE A-1B
“Typical Binnys, huge store and about all the beer available in the area. Decent amount of singles and six packs were extensive.“
wlajwl 49 days ago
86 /100 736 SW WASHINGTON ST
“Visited late October 2018... the day after a very late wedding with lots of drinking. We didn't try any food while here, but the menu looked good and it seems to have good reviews online. Neat place, kind of a cross between rustic and new age, very clean and nice. Very friendly bartender who was able to ask cursory questions I had about the beers. As an out of towner, I thought they had a great selection. I could have gotten 2 or 3 flights of stuff I hadn't had, but since I was driving, I did not, hah. We will probably head back if we pass through town again!“
drowland 1077 days ago
72 /100 619 SW WATER STREET
“Usually they have a good selection on tap/bottles. I love going here in the summer for the music, outdoor tables, and they usually have several out door games. Can get very busy and service is slow at times. Great place to drink, but the food was mediocre.“
wetze055 1239 days ago
82 /100 100 STATE ST
“Bartenders are always great about finding a new beer on draft or bottle for me to try.“
wetze055 1239 days ago
28 /100 321 NE MADISON
“The food is amazing... when you finally get it. I have been several times and the service is always slow. They have a great atmosphere for the summer time. The beer selection isn't anything special, but they are always cold! I will not go out of my way to drink here.“
wetze055 1239 days ago
76 /100 4125 SHERIDAN ROAD, SUITE 20
“Entrance on the far left of the building. Similar in layout to the QC Hy-Vees. Good selection of bombers and locals.“
wlajwl 1708 days ago
72 /100 619 SW WATER STREET
“Came here for dinner after beercade. Large chill place. Pretty busy for a Thursday and I would imagine it would get busy on weekends. 26 beers on tap plus a bunch of bottles. Overall the list is decent. Menu is typical Irish place stuff. I am interested if the fish and chips are traditional or the trash u may find at a Applebee’s or something. But I am too lazy to wait but will be reflected in score. Would I return? Perhaps.“
UDBeernut 1806 days ago
76 /100 100 STATE ST
“Cool little spot. A small bar but the real fun is old school arcade games for free. Small ta list but the bottles are solid. Not a bad spot for a few beers and fun.“
UDBeernut 1806 days ago
74 /100 100 WALNUT STREET, SUITE 111
“This is a review of the new location. Decent sized place. 10 beers on tap of al varieties. I had a imperial IPA that meh and an IPA that was pretty decent at least . The server was friendly and prices were inline.“
UDBeernut 1806 days ago
76 /100 7800 N. SOMMER ST, STE 302
“came here for dinner after having a couple of beers are peoria brewing. in a strip mall it is a moderatle sized place, decent bar, table seating. menu is english food. I had the fish and chips and it is legit with a huge peice of cod. beer list was large and overall solid. decent place.“
UDBeernut 1806 days ago
76 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“solid beer store if your looking for some local ticks (like me while visiting) or some more hardered to finds California beers can be bought here. Overall its a large liqour store with a solid beers selection.“
UDBeernut 2205 days ago
60 /100 100 WALNUT STREET, SUITE 111
“Visited September 2015 at their new location. This is a nice place and the staff was friendly. The beer is garbage. They just moved locations (the bartender told me) and the new place is nice, clean, etc. He seemed a little irked that we ordered samplers, but oh well. Between the four of us we had all 11 beers they had on tap and 9 were drain pours, two were meh. Nothing good. Lots of diacetyl and other such flaws. Yuck. A flight of four beers is $12 to boot. Yikes.“
drowland 2232 days ago
72 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“Large selection of beer in sixers, singles, etc. all the big brands plus loads of local and small breweries. I grabbed a couple offerings that I couldn’t find in Ohio. They have a decent home brew section and loads of wine and liquor. A real nice option in the area.“
Capa 2401 days ago
68 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“I am from St. Louis, and while our friar tuck is a lot bigger, I was amazed at all the beer you can find at this location that we don't have back home. Ballast point, dogfish head, alesmith, smuttynose, we don't have any of these in stl. Prices were a few bucks cheaper (negated by the higher sales tax in IL), staff was friendly but not pushy. I visit Peoria semi-regularly, I will be hitting this place up every time.“
coachd 2440 days ago
76 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“Huge beer selection, maybe only second to Binny’s that I have ever seen. The beer guys were kind of weird and aloof but I was looking for something specific and found it then left..“
footbalm 2657 days ago
76 /100 7800 N. SOMMER ST, STE 302
“Cozy little place in a strip mall. Nice 5 or 6 craft rotating handles....which had an excellent Enjoy By Stone IPA when I went. Fish and chips were decent. Live music was a buzz kill after 8PM. Cool place and will be back!“
Trout_Slayer 2770 days ago
72 /100 619 SW WATER STREET
“I had zero expectations and they were exceeded. 20ish taps with great stuff on including Paradisi and Cherry Rye BCS on a random Wednesday afternoon. Service was good. Prices were great, $5.50 for a draft. I’d come here to drink and not eat. Generic frozen pub food that you can skip.“
chibuck 2982 days ago
64 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“Much bigger selection than I expected in Peoria. They had Alesmith and Schlafly which I can’t get in Chicago so that was a plus. Prices were not cheaper as I expected. Ok if you’re staying in the area, but nothing to go out of your way for.“
chibuck 2982 days ago
74 /100 7800 N. SOMMER ST, STE 302
“Cute little place tucked away in a strip mall. Decent beer selection with 11 taps - 6 standard British beers plus rotating 5 taps of good micros. About 20 or so good bottles too, including some Stones, Hebrew, Founders. Not a huge food menu - some British basics plus brisket, burgers and sandwiches. Brisket sandwich I am having is very good. Bartender is very nice and good service. Definitely better than it looks from the outside.“
csaso 3012 days ago
70 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“Nice beer store. Good selection of beers, and a $10.99 mix-and-match 6-pack program. Lots of stuff I haven’t had, but I’m from out of town so I expected a bit of that. Worthwhile stop.“
BVery 3342 days ago
76 /100 619 SW WATER STREET
“Sweet spot in Peoria. Dark wood decor, nice patio area, and about 22 taps. No flights apparently, but the bartender was generous with the tasters. Good selection.“
BVery 3342 days ago
76 /100
Super Liquor (Beer Store)
818 E WAR MEMORIAL DR
“Store layout is a straightforward liquor store. A lot of the bottles were in the coolers, kind of the opposite of Friar Tuck. Decent selection, not as big as Friar Tuck but pretty decent.“
wlajwl 3345 days ago
74 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“Typical Friar Tuck, if you have been to one before. Very big store, with lots of wine, liquor, and beer. Beer selection is very good - imports, American craft, lots of relatively local Chicago and Wisconsin beers. Fari build your own 6-pack section. Prices aren’t the best, but definitely seems to be the bext selection in the area.“
csaso 3417 days ago
58 /100 1800 SW ADAMS
“Kind of an weird/interesting place - like a ghetto version of Sam’s Club/Costco. Didn’t walk around the rest of "the club" but they did seem to have a pretty big alcohol section, beer, wine, and spirits. Beer selection was OK, slightly above average I guess. They did have a small build your own 6 pack section. Prices seemed pretty fair. Not bad if you are in the area, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.“
csaso 3417 days ago
72 /100
Peoria Hofbräu (Restaurant)
2210 NE JEFFERSON
“Nice little local place. About 10 taps, plus maybe 50 or so bottles - mostly German, but also some internationls and some American micros. Food was pretty good, and lets face it, German cuisine isn’t the easiest to lable as "good".“
csaso 3418 days ago
86 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“There was quite a bit of selection as far as liquor stores go. The mix and match was extensive as well as a ton of bombers. Most of the craft beer was was kept warm, good for people who are traveling through. Very good store, will be back sometime.“
wlajwl 3464 days ago
58 /100 7610 GRAND PRAIRIE DRIVE
“Old Chicago is great for moments where you want beer, but you don’t need food. The waitstaff is far less friendly if you don’t order food though. They don’t really know their beers. Go here when you know what you really want to drink. The mini-tours are great fun! As are the regular 110. Be forewarned though, the imports are mainly macrobrewed.“
BierBrudder 3482 days ago
82 /100 619 SW WATER STREET
“Nicely re-purposed old warehouse across from the river. Raucous pub atmosphere, long bar, beautiful back bar. Good number of tables for dining and visiting. Outside seating in season. 20+ taps of well-selected beers; should be something there for every taste. Food is good, try the Guinness Beef Bites for an appetizer. Staff is knowledgeable and attentive. Has the added bonus of being next door to a small brewpub (John S. Rhodell’s) that also has facilities for home brewers to work on their craft. Live music on the weekends. Fun place!“
Boesky 3603 days ago
84 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“Pretty solid juice store that I like to hit when I’m in the Peoria area. Huge selection, but be careful, a lot of the bottles are dusty and old. I love the make your own 6 pack selection and the insane amount of craft options on the back wall. They sell some home brewing equipment as well. Best beer-centric store in the Peoria area.“
dinkle50 3607 days ago
76 /100 619 SW WATER STREET
“Good Irish pub, with 20 beers on tap plus about another 20 bottles. They also just started carrying their own collaboration brew, with Flosmoor in Chicago. Its a brown ale, and not bad. Food is pretty good, good selection of Irish fare. Prices are very reasonable too.“
csaso 3614 days ago
84 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“Large beer, wine and liquor store. Some cheese etc. available too. Excellent selection for all spirits. If they son’t have it, they will call the distributor and try to get it for you. Pricing is about average, but with a large number of brews to choose from it doesn’t bother me. Friar Tuck also offers a lot of single beers too. Big cooler for ready to go beer. Not much bad to say about this store. I try to stop every time I go through Peoria.“
mikehanneman 3650 days ago
76 /100
Super Liquor (Beer Store)
818 E WAR MEMORIAL DR
“Super Liquor is a little more of a "hidden gem" in Peoria than Friar Tuck. It’s in the sketchy part of town. Well, let’s be honest - it’s in one of them any sketchy parts of Peoria. The selection is no where near the size of it’s Peoria big brother, the ’Tuck, but they have a very respectable cooler section. They also have a pretty good selection of branded glassware. It seems that there’s only one or two people on staff that really know beer, but those that do are both very helpful and very willing to sit and talk beer for awhile. One or the other has always been working when I’ve been through. The rest of the staff is ... well, they’re helpful, in their own right. Don’t get lost after dark while leaving, though.“
GraniteSkunk 3689 days ago
80 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“Whenever I’m near Peoria, I stop at Friar Tuck. By now, anyone I’m with already knows that we’ll be spending a half hour there. The selection is great for that part of Illinois, and there’s always a hidden gem somewhere. Never be afraid to look in the back of shelves, as I’ve often found some older beers hidden. It’s not always a good thing, but it can be a great way to find a hidden gem. I’ve not found the staff to be overly knowledgeable(although they are more than willing to try and help), but then I’m usually there in the "off" hours. I’ve found that calling is a better way to find someone that knows their beer. Usually there is some 3 Fonteinen stuff on the shelves, and, occasionally, Cantillon for you sour-followers.“
GraniteSkunk 3689 days ago
84 /100 619 SW WATER STREET
“Tap selection was down the night we were their. Waitress said they were having a problem of some sort. Just had a couple of Bass and wife had a 312 draft. Food was absolutely fantastic. The Shepards pie was great. Wife had a leak soup she said was wonderful. Live about 120 miles southeast of Peoria, but are there for softball tournaments 2 or 3 times a year, and this will be one of our stops.“
oldcatcher 3868 days ago
82 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“After having recently been to both the Peoria and Springfield locations, I can say without a doubt that the Peoria location, although it seems smaller, has a much larger beer selection. Still has a mix-a-six wall, but I find the Peoria location has more singles available.“
JMerritt 3896 days ago
76 /100 1800 SW ADAMS
“A nice selection stuck in a long row besides all the wine. Out of the way in downtown peoria but no big deal. A good amount of beer featuring a lot of different breweries but not a ton of beers from each brewery. Not to sure how well they handle and store their beer but Im sure it isn’t any worse than some places.“
jlanning215 3896 days ago
78 /100
Super Liquor (Beer Store)
818 E WAR MEMORIAL DR
“Nice selection of many different micros and so on. A lot of liquor and a ton of wine. The beer was definitely dusty here and there. Be careful...might find something a bit oxidized. They don’ carry three floyds any more, nor does anyone else in Peoria because of distribution shenanigans. Nice, kinda divey place. Not as good as friar tucks....but they have deals that tucks doesn’t at the same time.“
jlanning215 3916 days ago
72 /100
Peoria Hofbräu (Restaurant)
2210 NE JEFFERSON
“Great German beer selection. Food is great but all is over priced.“
jlanning215 3929 days ago
74 /100 619 SW WATER STREET
“Nice beer selection. Not a fan of the food.“
jlanning215 3929 days ago
86 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“Best place between St. Louis and Chicago to find micro beers or anything really. Amazing selection. They recently stopped carrying three floyds. But almost any other midwest micro is here,“
jlanning215 3929 days ago
76 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“Whenever I’m stuck in central Illinois, I take solace in knowing the Friar Tuck’s will be stocked up with craft beer. They have everything from rare Lost Abbey releases to retired Eurpean colloboration beers -- not to mention all of the great midwest bottles. The staff never seems to know what’s going on when I’m in, but the prices and selection are cetainly right.“
nbutler11 4002 days ago
78 /100 619 SW WATER STREET
“Hosted a client dinner here and it was great. Server was fantastic and the beer selection was unreal. Would love to go back“
mnurda 4049 days ago
88 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“This store is pretty amazing being that it is located in central Illinois, or southern Illinois if you are from the Chicagoland area/suburbs. The store has an awesome selection of wine, spirits, and beer. I know for a fact that if the distributors in town have it, Friar Tuck will have the product on their shelf. Some of the other folks who have commented on the store said that only the manager and asst. mananger are knowledgable in beer; I disagree. Most of the staff knows a thing or two about beer; however, now that I think about it those comments were from a few years ago. Last time I stopped in the staff was friendly and very helpful. Oh, and the selection of cheeses are awesome. It is a liquor store, not a grocery store, so the food that they do have is good. If you are ever in need of a lot of alcohol, especially beer, the Friar is the place to go. They have really good prices.“
jc2010 4139 days ago
70 /100 619 SW WATER STREET
“A good fun place to go if you live in Peoria. I was here in summer 09 for a bachelor party and we all had a good time-its crowed but seems that most people are friendly. Decent selection of taps and bottles including many Schalflly brews. If you want to go to a fun, social place with good beer, this is the place for you.“
Terminus 4251 days ago
64 /100 1800 SW ADAMS
“Good selection of American Micros and imports. Was happy to see Three Floyds Alpha King. Staff was more knowlegable about wines than beer. However, were very customer-friendly“
StaffieBNT 4364 days ago
74 /100 619 SW WATER STREET
“Very busy, the people working are there to help you though. Sat down at the bar and was promptly served. Nice tap and bottle selection. Worth a repeat return.“
GranvilleTim 4512 days ago
82 /100
Friar Tuck - Peoria (Beer Store)
1401 WEST GLEN AVENUE
“I’m pretty new to the beer world, but from what I’ve run across Friar Tuck seems to be the best place to buy micro brews in the area. Their selection is huge and they have a great international selection but it’s predominantly domestics here. As a new comer I was somewhat overwhelmed with their selection and my only gripe is that there was no one around to get advice or suggestions from. As far as price goes they are very reasonable, but I do wish they would bump there mix-a-six price down from $9.99. In my opinion overall a great place for the beer lover.“
drewsayles 4560 days ago
70 /100
Peoria Hofbräu (Restaurant)
2210 NE JEFFERSON
“Small, divey German restaurant/bar. Decent homestyle German food and a fun lively atmosphere. Decent selection of German beers with some micros tossed in. A fun place to visit and a good stop in Peoria, but nothing amazing. Service as friendly and accomadating.“
kseecs16 4609 days ago