Brother-in-law was trying to visit FFF (which wasnít open that early in the day and doesnít distribute to MD--yet). Came to Liquor Stop, called and put me on speaker-phone to cross-check beers with RateBeer. Anyway, owner was extremely helpful and we got into a long-distance, 3-person discussion of beer. He made some additional suggestions (of Great Divide brews--also not distributed in MD) which were spot-on with RB reviews. If this is the type of service you can expect from Liquor Stop, itís definitely my kind of place. Great customer service!
Visited on a Saturday afternoon in September, this small store was not very busy and had a fair selection for its location. We picked up some 3 Floyds that we hadnít seen elsewhere, and there were various other nice packs that we left behind. Person behind the counter at the front stayed there and rang through our purchases, friendly enough. There are some fridges at the back full of cases but most of the beer is on shelves, in big bottles and six-packs. Glad we stopped in, wish they offered mix-packs though.
Pros: They had 3F that we had not seen elsewhere. Couple of other cool finds but thats about it. The selection is decent but if you are not looking to buy whole six packs it cuts the selection but a LOT. Prices seemed average to high depending.
Cons: No splitting six packs. Store itself is kind of ghetto, but whatever. Staff was okay.
Worth the stop for the 3F that we could not get at the brewery alone, but we bought a lot more at Binnyís in Chicago.
This place is definitely one of the best liquor stores in NW Indiana, if micro brew and craft beer is your thing. And considering I live about 15 minutes away from this place...I am truly blessed! :)
Oh, to the ones complaining that itís closed on Sundays: ITíS INDIANA LAW!
Stopped in today pick up some Stone IPA. Only one guy working who I assume was the owner and her was very nice. Nice micro section with Stone, Thirsty Dog, Dark Horse and Three Floyds standing out. Nothing rare but did have some nice brews that arenít available in Illinois. They did have ōlfabrikken Porter which I did not expect to find. There 3F prices were much lower then Binnyís in Illinois which probably has to do with the fact that they are a 10 minutes from the brewery. Will be back to stock up on Stone and other brews not available in Illinois
Nice selection of Indiana micros, six pack and bombers. Belgian selection is decent. Build you own sixer in the front of the store has some offerings, but nothing great. It would have been nice to take home a mixed six of the Indiana stuff, but it wasnít offered. Prices were high, I left empty handed. I much preferred Torrance liquors down the road. Service was ok and the store was clean.
Good selection of Indiana micros here. Decent big bottle selection including a few Bluegrass 750ís. Import selection will get you by, but nothing exotic. Wonít break six packs, which is a fundamental flaw that separates all the wanna beís from the real beer stores.
Always a decent to nice selection of micros and imports. They always have everything bottled from FFF as well as a large offering from Bellís, DFH, Stone, Dark Horse as well as some nice beer from Belgium and Germany. Prices generally run on the high side, but you may get a freebee or two if you spend enough. If you are a local, this is probably your goto shop. If you are from out of town and visiting FFF, it is worth a stop.