Located just down the street from South Bend Brew Werks in downton, this City-Wide Liquors location has a similar selection to the other one. Beers take up several shelves as well as coolers along the back row. Additional offerings fill a walk in cooler.
Besides the usual suspects City-Wide provides a nice array of Three Floyd’s bottles. Other local breweries include Evil Czech, Burn ’Em, and others from the southern end of the state such as Sun King and New Albanian. On the whole prices are pretty fair. Some singles might be a little more expensive than a four or six pack but not completely unreasonable.
Service was excellent with a very knowledgeable person to walk me through the local offerings as well as what was new. If you have any questions about something being in stock don’t be afraid to ask - you will not get a typical "I dunno" blank state that you might at a store which only sells 24 packs for tailgating.
It remains a tossup if this location is any better than the other. The options at both seem pretty similar. Hit up whichever is closest to the places you plan to stop (either Evil Czech or South Bend Brew Werks).
SrSilliGose (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | April 20, 2009| Updated March 27, 2010
Solid selection- very helpful and knowledgeable employees. Definitely the best in south bend area. On awesome guy even brought me some beer back from a trip he made to PA. This is my go to store and I’m sure I’ll be back here soon. Great place all around.
This is a clean, well-organized, and well-stocked liquor store that you should hit if you’re in the area. The service was excellent every time I stopped by (one time I asked if they sell snifters.. and they don’t.. but the employee gave me a couple that came with a booze order). They have the best beer selection in the area, and this is where I found Stone 03, 04, and 05 just sitting in the cooler.. among other gems. Great stuff!