Riley’s Wines of the World

402 W Gorham St
Madison, Wisconsin United States 53703
bottle shop  3.85/5.0 57 reviews
Monday - Saturday: 10am-9pm; Sunday: 11am-9pm

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Beers At Riley’s Wines of the World

NameABVEntered
Untitled Art Milkshake IPA7%9/10/2017
Untitled Art / Mikerphone Creamsicle IPA7%9/1/2017
Untitled Art / 3 Sons Oaxacan Stout13%9/1/2017
Untitled Art / Forager Florida Weisse4.8%9/1/2017
Upland Revive5.7%9/1/2017
MobCraft Dat Dark Sour6.7%9/1/2017
Dark Horse Scotty Karate Scotch Ale - Bourbon Barrel Aged9.75%9/1/2017
Lakefront Hop Jockey Double IPA8.2%9/1/2017
MobCraft Oud Yah!7%9/1/2017
One Barrel 5th Element6.5%9/1/2017
Door County Le Printemps0%9/1/2017
New Glarus Raspberry Tart4%6/23/2017
Toppling Goliath Tsunami Pale Ale5%6/23/2017
Great Lakes Hop Madness8%6/22/2017
Short's Cat's Pajamas9%6/19/2017
Short's Melt My Brain3.8%6/19/2017
Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale4.9%6/19/2017
Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget IPA7.2%6/19/2017
3rd Sign Madagascar Vanilla Mild Ale4.5%3/20/2017
3 Sheeps Cashmere Hammer Nitro Rye Stout6.5%2/14/2017
Ale Asylum Rictus Grin Belgian-style Pale Ale6%2/14/2017
Veteran Beer Hoo Yah!7%1/14/2017
MobCraft 100 State Fail Faster Ale Orange Chocolate IPA6%1/14/2017
3rd Sign Castor Dry Hopped Wheat Ale4.5%1/14/2017
Wisconsin #023 Dark Something9%1/14/2017
O'so Infectious Groove4.8%1/14/2017
One Barrel Banjo Cat India Black Ale6.2%1/14/2017
Surly Northern Invasion Pale Ale0%1/13/2017
Lakefront My Turn #020: Latif (Double Chocolate Stout)10.4%1/6/2017
Lakefront My Turn #019: Howard (Helles Lager) 4.5%1/6/2017
Untitled Art Juicy IPA6%1/6/2017
Sprecher Cidre de Pomme7%1/6/2017
Bent Kettle K'Paui Porter7%1/3/2017
MobCraft Mistah Tea Red Ale6.5%1/3/2017
Lakefront Warm Front5.7%1/2/2017
Schell Cave Aged Barrel Aged Series #36.8%1/2/2017
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Spotted Cow Grand Cru8.5%1/2/2017
Wisconsin #001 Badger Club 5.5%1/2/2017
One Barrel Copper Stag Amber Alt5.3%12/20/2016
Lakefront Brandy Barrel-Aged Spiced Winter Lager13.9%12/20/2016
Three Floyds Wigsplitter7.7%11/19/2016
Oliphant Hans Macgruber5.4%11/10/2016
Three Floyds Skeletonwitch Red Death Sour8.5%11/10/2016
One Barrel Groundskeeper Willie7.8%10/8/2016


98
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
sunnyridge  (28) | April 4, 2010
This was my all time favorite beer spot in Madison. Huge selection always up to date and carrying hard to finders. Best part is that its located in the middle of the UW-Madison campus so the real great beer is never snatched up too quickly. The crown jewel in my Madison holy trinity.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | March 5, 2007| Updated May 22, 2007
Shangri La. Huge selection including a large number of singles. They’re expensive, but if you like to try a lot of different beers, this is the place in Madison. Best beer store I’ve been to in the Midwest.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
footbalm  (76) Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota | January 1, 2007
Ahhh yes, Riley’s. Love this place. I have called them from Minneapolis and asked them to put beer aside for a month one time,and they did. The lady who owns the place saw my purchase once and went down to the basement and got me a bottle of Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Reserve Stout. Cool huh?? I sometimes make the drive on a sat. from the twin Cities.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield  (112) Roseville, Minnesota | September 23, 2012
I don’t understand why this isn’t rated higher. From the perspective of someone out of state, this is a great place to find a good selection of Wisconsin singles, along with some outstanding international beers--things I don’t see in Minnesota. Best store near the University. Perhaps if I spent more time in WI, it wouldn’t look so good, but whenever I’m at UW, this is where I go to stock up on beers to bring home with me.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh  (741) Tampere, Finland | October 2, 2013
Great place. Single bottle selection of Wisconsin beers was very good. Lots of local beers. Also New Glarus Raspberry Tart available (which wasn’t available at the brewery in New Glarus). Nice service. Easy to find.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh  (85) Greenfield, Indiana | August 14, 2007
I went here first thing when I got into Madison. It was exactly what I wanted. A few cooler full of WI singles and other regional selections. Yeah, kind of warehouse like, but what ever. I’ll be back.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
BeerBelcher  (134) Columbus, Ohio | August 16, 2009
This is one of the best liquor stores I have ever shopped. WI is a great state for liquor stores (far better selection than many other states I’ve shopped), and this is one of the top couple in the state, if not #1. There are a lot of beers in WI that don’t make it out of state, and Riley’s has all those plus many others I’ve not seen elsewhere. A giant selection, big coolers, lots of singles for mixed 6-ers, a knowledgeable staff - this place pretty much has it all. Throw in a downtown location convenient to other places in Madison you’d like to visit and you’ve pretty much got anything you could want in a liquor store.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate  (188) Portland (Sellhood), Oregon | September 23, 2013
This place was excellent. I was in downtown Madison, without a car, and I needed a place to stock-up on Wisconsin beer. Since I couldn’t drive, and I was within walking distance, I figured I would give it a try. Believe me when I say, you won’t be let down. The selection was extensive; albeit, the single bottle selection was a bit "leaner" than I would’ve liked it to have been, but still, there was enough to keep me satiated. It didn’t have the biggest selection, in terms of total bottles, but they seemed to take a, somewhat, calculated approach, which made the selection better than it actually is, when compared to other places. I would definitely give this place some attention, and see what they have in stock, as you’ll definitely be leaving with something. Again, not as great as other places, if you can get around, but it sure as shit is up there. Pretty nice place, with some decent service.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN  (50) , | August 25, 2009| Updated August 19, 2013
These days Rileys may have a better selection than both Steve’s...they usually have some Cantillons (Lou Pepe...had 50N too), seasonal JPs, full 3F bomber line up, and most of the seasonal/one off local brews for singles purchases. Staff may not be super friendly or knowledgeable, but I’ve had luck. Prices are steep.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 28, 2013
Visited August 10, 2013 on the way to the shuttle for Great Taste. Had to stop in for the place tick.

Interesting liquor store conveniently located next door to the Brickhouse BBQ. I found all kinds of things from plastic Kvass bottles to lambic bottles to locals. Pretty nice selection over all. The prices were a bit high and I didn’t particularly feel like spending $25 on a Golden Blend but the option was there. That and we were about to get on a school bus to go to a big beer festival. The service was friendly and asked if we needed any help. Still kicking myself for not grabbing a bottle of kvass, or at least taking a picture of one.

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