It seems like I’m in Randall’s nearly every week. They have the best beer selection in the area, yet I’ve seen larger elsewhere. One younger gentleman stands out above all with his helpful knowledge... not only with the beer selection, but with hard liquer as well. They hold beer tastings every now and again on friday and saturdays. The prices are a bit high on certain things, but not for any perceptible reason that I can tell. If they don’t have what you’re looking for one trip, try again. Different beers rotate in and out of this place on a regular basis. I’ll keep going back.
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.
I’m very glad I found this place. Not only is the selection very impressive and the staff friendly and informative, but upon my first visit they were willing to order me some beer that I had been researching for some time, no questions asked. This is my new Mecca.
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.
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.
(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.
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
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.
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.
this place is getting better. the new guy who orders the beer, chris is more into expanding the american craft brew section than the old guy (who is now ordering for the missouri store.) this store over all is huge. they are currently expanding the wine section which is going to open up some room for the beer. decent selection which includes the DFH basics, some avery, great divide, and of course schlafly. nice german, belgian and english sections. i like where chris is trying to take this place.