You walk in, turn right, crab sideways through dizzying stacks of beer and let the wonder unfold.
It’s like a used bookstore of beer..
Stacks 8-9 feet high....shelves higher....coolers.... random piles....singles of Anything they have..
Imports, locals, obscurities, rarities........
Shelves have sometimes accurately placed labels of states, countries and pricing....not always in the right spot, but who cares?
Reasonable prices.....awesome selection....great, friendly staff....stunning place!!!
Visited this place on 6/23/2012. From the outside, the store doesn’t seem like very much. On the inside, there is a whole section/several walls and coolers of craft and imported beers. It’s very crowded in there with boxes at the end of aisles and shelves spaced too closely together. They’ve got a great selection of beers and a few impressive meads. As others have said, they don’t have a price on all their beers so you have to ask. The person at the counter looked a little out of it and seemed not to know much about in state beers. Will update this review after a second visit.
I went to this place after hearing people on ratebeer rave about their selection. Yes, they do have quite a big selection, but not very much of it is priced, and you have to climb through a lot of clutter to even see any of it. The staff wasn’t very helpful and felt annoyed that I was asking how much things were, despite that they weren’t not priced. Probably would save my time and just go to one of the other countless stores in the area.
Doesn’t look like much from the outside but will shock you when you go inside. A spectacular selection of regional, national and international beers. Pretty convenient to I-65. Definitely worth a stop if nearby. Just beware - some of the beers have been there for a while (found more than one beer from Indiana breweries that have been closed for a couple of years) - check the date if possible.
(Visited 03/2010): Parti-Pak is located on the south side of the city in the Southport area on Stop 11 Road. There is a small private lot out front.
The place is honestly not much to look at from the outside. It resembles any number of convenience stores you pass without a thought that there may be a good beer selection inside. Thank goodness for websites that tell you about places like this!
The inside is somewhat spacious with the beer selection taking up the right portion of the store. There are small shopping carts near the entrance which is handy. The beer is stocked on shelves in several aisles, with a cooler running along the wall. The beers are segmented generally by geography, with a solid selection of brews from Indiana and the Midwest. Brewers like Three Floyds, Oaken Barrel, Barley Island, Mad Anthony and Shoreline are represented, plus many other domestic micro breweries like Stone, Rogue etc. Pretty substantial selection of imports from Belgium, Germany, the UK etc as well. Pretty much everything in 6-packs is available to purchase in singles which is great. They also had a couple "Not For Sale" Beers behind the counter.
Service was fine on our visit. We were asked if we needed help and were treated kindly at check out.
Overall this is definitely the type of place I would make sure to hit on a visit to Indy.
This place is awesome tons of beer stacked on shelves that go to the ceiling .sell beer by mixing your own sixer which is great.Only drawback is they dont display beer prices on 80 percent of there innventory
Huge selection of beer, but it is quite disorganized and there is no service to speak of. Said they had both Adam and Fred by Hair of Dog but they could not find the Adam. Other than the selection not much here.