One block over after getting off the highway. There is a resession going on? You would not be able to tell by the volume of traffic you encounter. Once you get there the beer is off to the right as you walk in. The reason to come here from STL is the beers you can’t get on the MO side. They deffinatly have the stock to make it worth your while to come over here. Hoppin frog, Port/Lost Abbey and Victory to name a few. Staff is very helpful, I was asked if a need help making a selection at least 3x. Pro: Way better selection than Corral in GC. Con: no breaking up of six pack’s.
phaleslu (575) Cincinnati, Ohio | January 5, 2011| Updated January 25, 2011
Randall’s is in an area jammed with shopping centers and malls across the River from me in Illinois. Driving up to the store, I didn’t realize that I had actually been here before a few years ago with some IL-side friends. Anyway, the feel is like any other big liquor store. Beer is on the right as you enter, in another room with the wines. The selection is very good, with some stuff from breweries we don’t get in Missouri. I was surprised to see a case of KBS still on shelves, among some other nice beers that have been sold out of most area stores for a while. The service was very friendly and helpful, as they reserved a bottle of Goose Island Rare BCS for me. This store seems to be the place to go in the Metro East for beer, and has definitely surpassed Corral in terms of selection.
Placed on order on december 2nd, was chrged on the 6th, finally recieved notification on the 15th that the item would not be in stock till the 18th. When called the store about canceling the order the guy on the phone was very rude. I questioned why I was charged for something before they had it in stock I was told, we’re not trying to rip you off or anything we would get it eventually, but don’t worry it will be refunded and then hung up on me. Worst on-line shopping experience every.
This is based on the Internetwines site. Got 5 really good beers and 1 pale lager I’ve been looking for 4 years (I collect beer for the day calendar pages and need this one). They didn’t have one really good beer in stock, but they had an even better one. The shipper was the reuseable wine bottle flat styro type. All in all a very good experience.
Very cool place, I’m very glad that I found a place around here that sells a larger selection than wal-mart and schnucks, the only places I bought from before I found out about randalls :(
Great selection of domestic craft beers and a huge wall of imports that you can’t find in many places. The staff is great here as well. The guy that helped me out was very knowledgable and really knew his beer. Best beer place on the Illinois side of the STL metro in my opinion.
(Visited 10/2008): Randall’s is located on Lincoln Trail in Fairview a couple blocks off the exit for I-64. Parking is plentiful around the building.
The inside of the store is spacious and well-organized. The space is divided into two rooms and the beer is in the one on the right. There are coolers full around the side and rear, and high metal shelves of brews pretty much everywhere else. The beers are segregated by region with goodies from Dogfish Head, Boulevard, Left Hand, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, O’Fallon, Schlafly etc. As for imports, there is a good selection of beers from Belgium, Germany, the UK and others. Some beers are available in singles, and there is a small selection of glassware too.
Service here is good. The employees clearly care about beer and are friendly and helpful.
Overall this place is definitely worth hitting outside the St. Louis metro area.
Randall’s is a great little spot that is always getting better and better variations of good brew. Every time I go in there are new offerings from new breweries. Kudos!
The staff is about as helpful (if not a little more) than any other Liquour Store and one will occasionally get a fellow beer geek to talk to, make recommendations and help you on your quest to find great beer.
Every time I’m visiting friends up in the metro-Saint Louis area from Southern Illinois, I make sure to make this one of my stops to see if I can find something new for my beer cellar.
Excellent service at Randalls - if they don’t have something in they will tell when it will becaome available - Everything is fresh as they usually clearance brews that have been sitting on the shelves to long - They have a larger selection than Corral in Granite City, however they don’t have a mix-a-six
Finhead (23) OFallon, Illinois | October 9, 2009| Updated December 5, 2010
They have a pretty decent selection. I would love if you could mix a 6-pack.
Great liquor store overall. A very large selection of spirits and wines with a small bar to try out a few of their key top shelf items. For the area, a fantastic selection of single 22oz bottles, foreign and domestic, along with a nice selection of 6-pack microbrews. Quite a few rarer beers here too. I found the New Glarus Lips of Faith series, a few more rare Great Divide and Avery as well as some of the Fort Collins and some very small local breweries just over the line in Missouri. Some great international breweries as well like Westmalle and Mikkeller. A pretty large shopping cart of sale brews (older beers just past expiration) that are marked for over 50% off and most are $1-1.50 range. Staff was great and very enthusiastic about beer and were willing to help out with any questions. One thing to note, I checked their website extensively before heading over here and the selection online wasn’t really reflective of what they had due to it being slightly out of date. I will definitely make this a stop for beer when I am down at my in-laws for visits.