Big dedicated parking lot. This place is mostly a wine store, but the beer selection is pretty good. Eastern European selection is good, but locals selection quality has decreased since three years ago. Descent selection of singles both foreign and domestic. If you have questions they have people that are knowledgable about beer and are helpful. If you are going near this place, stop by it will be worth your time. Some stuff was a little old. Overall fair prices and pretty good selection.
Dirty spot, not well lit, weird Chinese food smell permeated, looks like stuff has been sitting around for awhile. Mostly 6 pack selection of standard stuff, a some single bottles, but nothing remotely rare or that you canít find in the city or any other beer store. The prices were a good 20% cheaper than downtown, so thatís a plus, but not worth the drive to get some value.
Fantastic beer selection. Some of their stuff seems a bit higher priced by a buck or two, but I donít go their for the common. I go for the beers I canít find anywhere else, including at Binnyís. The staff is always super helpful and they do have several very friendly and knowledgable people. As fo ambiance, itís very no frills, but thatís okay. I donít go for the artwork on the walls.
Scipio (15) Palatine, Illinois | March 11, 2012| Updated March 26, 2012
Nice selection here. It has many of the same beer that you can find at any good liquor store. Thatís all I can ask for.
jbmanz (2) Illinois | March 10, 2012| Updated April 6, 2012
Great variety of beers, especially craft beers. Many thanks to Scott - friendly and knowledgeable beer lover!
Been in a couple of times, but not recently. They seem to have exploded out the craft area - and there were SO many great choices between 6s and bombers that I wound up going back for a cart. Stuff from all over the country. Wish I could visit more often.
Beer & Wine store with a very wide ranging selection of foreign and domestic beers. May be difficult to find some highly specialized items there, but it does have all of the best-known craft breweries. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.
I saw that this place hadnít been rated in over a year, so I wanted to give a new look. Itís set up like a warehouse, nothing special in the layout, just shelves of product. Itís got wine, liquors, and beer. There is a pretty good selection of single cans/bottles as well as sixers, cases, etc. Some is in the fridge, most is out on the floor. I didnít really ask any questions other than where the restroom was, so the service is an arbitrary rating. I thought the selection was pretty good, although I have not been in too many beer stores, as I just moved to the area and the old location only had one beer store there. The prices seemed pretty fair, meaning most of them matched or beat local grocery store prices. Overall, itís worth a stop, and it will likely take me a long time to try everything that I am interested in that this place carries.