(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.
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.
phaleslu (590) 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.
Terminus (367) St. Louis, Missouri | October 3, 2005| Updated October 28, 2005
This place is called "randall liquors" outside of the internet world. The place has an ok selection of beer, but i did find some vintage stuff here (not telling what). Prices are pretty high unfortunately. The vintage beer i was refering to was a 6pk of bells expedition from 2002. I bought it the other day and even though it had no carbonation, it was still fantastic!
SO I have a friend in Collinsville who has this as the place to go for his beer. I must say, for Southern Illinois, definitely a quality selection. They have a decent Belgian selection, but a better American Micro selection. Probably about 200 different beers if I had to guess. Also, I picked up my GI goblet here, of all places. Definitely a must stop if in Southern IL.
I loved their beer selection. Lots of brews that are new to me. Also, many of them can be purchased in singles. Prices seemed to vary. Some were high enough to raise the eyebrows, but others beers I had seen more expensive at other places. There are LOTS of untasted brews there and I will be back.
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.
This is located in a heavy commerce section and has a nice location. The selection is very respectable. The help wasn’t intrusive, but was helpful if you had questions. A good selection of local brew and nice selection of regional microbrews. The beers are sorted by country and easy to find. Some prices are high, some are low. If you know what you are looking for and general prices in the area you can leave with some great deals. If you are on the IL side of St. Louis and visit Corral in Granite City and Radall’s you will get the best of what is available in this area of Illinois. Both are great, but the beer guy, Joe, at Corral is the most knowledgeable in the area.
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.