DavidP (58) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | April 3, 2005| Updated April 4, 2005
Not much new to add, I do agree that this is the best singles place in the city. IMO some of the beer is overpriced, they list $8.19 as the per-six price for stuff like Slab City, but then have FFF sixes at less than $8. Regardless, a cheap way to fill in those "ratings holes" of local micros.
Looks like the word is spreading. This place is just down the street from where I work, so that could be dangerous. Nice to be able to get singles from breweries in Wisconsin (Lakefront, Capital, New Glarus, Pioneer/Sand Creek, Tyranena, Harbor City, Grays), Minnesota (Schnell), Illinois (Goose Island, Two Brothers), Indiana (Three Floyds), Michigan (Bells, Founders, New Holland) and Ohio (Great Lakes) in addition to other micros throughout the country (Lost Coast, North Coast, DFH, etc.). I got 9 bottles and it cost me about $10.50. Not bad. There were some holes in the cooler that I was curious about, but the lady who cashed me out said that the owner is bringing in 50 new beers, hence the open space. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this place keeps moving in the right direction.
I’ve driven by this place many times and it looks like the typical corner convience liquor store. They just recently converted to a "singles" brew store. Almost all of the local brews and a good share of the brews from out of state that are typically only available in 6 pack. Not sure what the plans are for this place, but with a little more effort, and exposure, this has potential.
This place is a hole in the wall and I couldn’t believe the great selection that they had for a place of that size. The bottom line is that this is by far the best place I’ve seen in the area to buy single bottles. If you’re looking to try a bunch of local stuff, don’t go to Discount Liquor and buy a six-pack of every different beer you want to try, just come here and try six different beers for $7.50. Milwaukee really needed a good place to buy singles, and this is it. Plus they had quite a few things that Discount does not, mostly local stuff, but they also had the whole Lost Cost line which I hadn’t seen anywhere in Wisconsin up to that point. The price is right and the selection rocks!
By far the best place I have seen in the Greater Milwaukee Area for US singles. What a hidden gem...small little store right off of I-94 and the Zoo Interchange. All beers are kept in fridges and the lighting was nice and low when I was in there...now the good stuff...everything is in singles. Nearly 400 beers the vast majority of which are US micros...nearly full line of New Glarus, Lakefront, Bell’s, Great Lakes and hundreds of others....all as singles. Prices are very reasonable...for $9 I got a Great Lakes Blackout Stout, Elliot Ness, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Lakefront Snake Chaser, SNCA, Old Rasputin, and Bell’s Third Coast Ale. A Ratebeerians Heaven and another awesome Milwaukee Liqour store.