Hadn’t been to Randall’s in a while and was thrilled to see that they have expanded their beer section. Maybe 2000 sq feet, not sure but at least triple the size of the old section. Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale is my new fav. Also happy to see Les deux Brasseurs Belgian Ale and more stuff from Founders than I knew existed. They have a great display of import and micros in a can. Lion stout, old speckled hen and wexford cream ale in a can!! Who knew? Classic cars on display in the store and isles of booze i’ve never seen before made for a great trip.
i love this place. it’s a few blocks from me and really convenient. they have more variety and space than any liquor store i’ve ever been to and the prices are great. the staff is also very knowledgeable and friendly.
Our first visit was during Mardi Gras and the city ordinance did not allow them to sell any bottled beers. We returned on Saturday (4/16/2011) and were pleasantly surprised by the selection of both foriegn and domestic brews. As we were searching for a few beverages, we encountered an employee named Mike, who was very helpful and knowledgeable about all their brews and their liquors. He assisted us in finding several of the items on our list and even suggested additional beverages that had similar features. As an added bonus, he introduced us to Ray Hill, a brewer, and we even were able to obtain a couple of his brews with his autograph. What a great afternoon enjoying a new store and meeting a local brewer.
In STL again for work, so decided to check it out. Thanks to some of the other reviews I was able to locate the building very easily, but I could see how it might be confusing. A very large building that has a warehouse feel. Tons of beer and a wide selection. Had quite a bit of glassware as well. I was able to pick up a 4 pack of BCS and Schlafly snifter for the hotel room, so life is good.
Stopped by here on the way home from work the other day to pick some things up and came away very impressed. Randall’s is just off of Jefferson and I-44, part of the same building that houses Johnnie Brock’s Dungeon. Most aisles in the store are really wide and shelves go way up to the high warehouse ceiling. Most are also booze and wine, but the beer section is a nice size and has a good selection. My only gripes are that many of the smaller bottles are not broken down- I buy a lot more bottles when I don’t have to get six-packs just to try something new- and that the inventory didn’t completely match what the website said. One thing I came in for that was supposedly in stock was gone when I was there. The staff goes out of their way to help out. The shelves aren’t as organized as I like, or just organized in a weird way, but that makes for some fun browsing. Picked up some great stuff, like Odell Woodcut 3 and 4, some RJ Rockers for a SC tick, and various other bottles. I’ll be back here quite a bit.
The place is a warehouse in a fairly seedy part of town. But what is inside makes it worth a trip. Also, just off the highway and so is an easy stop if you are passing through. Numbers of things that I can’t get in Arkansas. So always a must visit when I’m in STL.
drmatt (2) THE LOU, Missouri | October 21, 2007| Updated February 4, 2008
i’ll rerate this place if it gets better with the new guy ordering beer. the american micro selection very week, even for missouri. there is a decent british iles, german and belgian section. rerate- chris is really turning this store into a pretty good beer store. getting a lot more of the good americans in here that are available in missouri. this plus the illinois store selection is pretty damn solid.