Tops Liquors

403 W University Dr
Tempe, Arizona United States 85281
bottle shop  4.4/5.0 56 reviews
M-Th 9am-12am, Fr-Sa 9am-1am, Su 12pm-10pm

Mayor: ajnepple (4) | Bottles: 400+
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76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
mcberko  (1084) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 19, 2017
Right next to Taste of Tops, this bottle shop has an extensive selection. Warning: much of the product is very old, so I’d recommend against buying hoppy beers without checking the bottling date first. Prices seem reasonable for the area. Worth a visit.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple  (179) Denver, Colorado | January 26, 2017
Pretty nice selection of micros and imported beer, especially given the smaller size of the place. Tons of singles, I think you can grab them out of 4 and 6-packs as well. One of my local friends even got me a discount. Cool beer bar next door too!
78
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
dinkle50  (117) Chicago, Illinois | August 9, 2016
This place is your standard liqour store that looks like it is days from going out of business. They have a TON of bottles. Again, a TON of bottles. Some are clearly really old, some are new. Plenty of locals too. Huge selection. If you don’t find something to buy here, then stop whale hunting. This place is fine, but not amazing.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial  (129) Twin Cities, Minnesota | April 1, 2016
Impressive selection. Not easy to get around since there are cases of beer everywhere, but they seem to have decent prices. Small mead section, but with some heavy hitters from Superstition and Apis. Don’t forget to stop in next door for a beer - pretty diverse list at the Taste of Tops.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Travlr  (3057) Charlotte , North Carolina | January 26, 2016
Solid selection, more local stuff than some places. Decent prices. Helpful staff. Plenty of parking.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
theisti  (899) Kansas | January 18, 2016
Visited on a Wednesday evening. Beer selection is haphazardly spread across several aisles and coolers, very cluttered layout. The selection is heavy on imports, and the quality is good. Arizona beers occupy one door of the cooler, and there are some decent finds. Every beer is available as a single, just break the six pack. Nice feature. Taste of Tops is attached, and if you are hitting one you should certainly hit the other.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (1118) Sunnyvale, California | July 28, 2015
Pretty solid liquor store with a good slection of craft beers. Nothing too crazy, but at least it is well maintained!
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Marheb  (383) San Diego, California | April 23, 2015
Un endroit moins spectaculaire que le Sun Devils mais plus agréable à côtoyer. La sélection est différente mais presqu’aussi massive. Le Taste of Tops est derrière la porte d’â côté. Pas déplaisant.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux  (148) Snohomish, Washington | February 27, 2015
Really nice bottle shop. Shelves are super narrow, so don’t be fat while walking through there. You can break sixers of most of their stuff, but there are a few things you can’t. Really wide selection, but I didn’t stumble across any super rare or interesting gems while taking a couple of passes through there. Did locate the polatmavy, which is shockingly hard to find. Good place to stop for locals.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (159) Pennsylvania | February 7, 2014
Stopped in here after four peaks since it was so close by. Upon entering I was a bit overwhelmed as there is a TON of beer, liquor and wine in that medium sized store. Beer is located on the right, the middle and the middle left as well as the right and back walls. Atmosphere was pretty laid back. People coming and going buying their wares for the weekend ahead. Service was ok. My interaction with them were fine but one of them tried to run me over from behind with a hand cart without even asking me to move. Selection was insane. 4-5 isles packed to the gills with beers from all over the country as well as the world. I was able to find two bottles I was looking for the last few days as well as a few others that I hadn’t seen in years. Prices were more than reasonable and on par with the other shops I visited in town. Overall one of the better bottle shops I have stopped at on the trip, glad I made the side trek to check it out.

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