Visited on a Sunday afternoon while passing through Springfield. Wine is the focus here. Decent selection of Missouri beers. Nothing rare, but you should find something to purchase. Staff was most helpful. Very clean and modern.
Stopped in during a drive through MO on a Friday and was very, very blown away. Not only does this place carry just about every beer made in the South and Southwest, they also have a really good quality restaurant and wine bar inside (and some awesome wines). Yes, most of the beer is sitting on the shelves, but with this massive of a selection, that’s just how it goes. As said, they do have ALOT of cooler space as well. Not going to find anything rare here, but they have a lot of mid-tier stuff on the rarity scale. Looks like the Perennial selection was pretty well picked over, but they still had 6-7 different beers from Perennial. Saw a bunch of different Bells, including Expedition and Oracle. Anyways, I was quite impressed and I spent 3 years with Julio’s as my local, so I feel like I have a decent perspective. I also was asked about 4 times if I needed help, so no complaints there.
Stopped in Springfield to visit Mothers to get MILF on tap, but they were closed. So, stopped by the Brown Derby (the main location). And they had MILF on tap, along with few other really great beers (a Prairie that I had not yet had - and I’m from NW Arkansas). They had a great selection of beers, both local and international. A limited pick six, though many bottles were pricy - 6-7 a piece. But I picked up some really good things that aren’t available in AR. And they have a large selection of cheeses and deli meats and a small eating area. I was wonderfully surprised and impressed with this place. Well worth a visit. Though, I needed help finding something and an employee just stood there chatting with a friend - I think the employee was their beer guy. Sort of disappointing, but overall a good experience. Very pricy, though.
A pretty big place located along a very busy stretch of commercial units and strip malls on the outskirts of Springfield. There were maybe 400 unique beers available, and it took me a good while to peruse everything. Most stuff’s sitting out on shelves, but it seems like they were making an effort to keep the hoppy beers in the bank of coolers they have. Noted and appreciated. Not much stuff local to MO was available. The most interesting stuff by far came from overseas. Plenty of random things from Spain, Italy, and Belgium were available. No less than 3 different Xyauyu variants were on sale at decent prices, which just seems strange. Springfield’s a depressed rural outpost along I-44 without much of a beer scene, how long are those Xyauyu’s going to sit on the shelf before they’re purchased? Anyway, this place is worth a visit.
Very nice/fancy liquour store. Has cheese, meats, and assorted grocieries too (oils, dips, etc). As far as the beer selection goes, it was a slightly above average, but to be honest, I was expecting a little more. They did have a nice big selection of build your own 6 pack beers to choose from. Staff seemed very friendly and helpful. Prices were fair, at best, but not great. Defintiely seems like the place to go for beer in Springfield, though. Just malke sure you hit this main store, and not their other little hole in the wall shacks around town - doubt they have the same selection.
This place is about an hour drive from my home and well worth the drive! They have a large build-a-six-pack selection of small bottles (3-bottle minimum) and a large bomber section with beers from all over the world. I was told that they keep over 1,000 beers in rotation! Not only do they have a massive selection of beer, but they also have awesome imported cheeses from around the world to pair with all that good import beer. They have a nice glassware selection as well. My wife and I have spent over two hours in a single visit just browsing! Beer tastings on Friday afternoons and wine tastings on Saturdays. They do an awesome job with their facebook page by letting you know what’s new and what’s going on in the store. Awesome place!