Riley’s Wines of the World

402 W Gorham St
Madison, Wisconsin United States 53703
bottle shop  3.85/5.0 58 reviews
Monday - Saturday: 10am-9pm; Sunday: 11am-9pm

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Beers At Riley’s Wines of the World

NameABVEntered
The Brewing Projekt Resist Milkshake IPA7%1/18/2018
Untitled Art / Pulpit Rock Mango Milkshake IPA7%1/18/2018
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


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.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale  (394) Lansing, Kansas | November 17, 2012
Visited in October. Very large selection and the staff was very responsive. Found just about everything I was looking for. Sometimes I wish I lived in Wisconsin. Do think this store deserves higher marks. Perhaps a bit pricey.
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.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
GT  (672) San Diego, California | June 29, 2012
Really awesome store in downtown close to campus. Just about everything is in refrigerators. Was able to pick up a ton of New Glarus stuff including unplugged series 4-packs, Belgian Red, Raspberry Tart, Three Floyds Dreadnought. Great selection of singles. Could definitely go on a shopping spree here!
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
porlopp  (13) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 9, 2011
I love the boisterousness of this store. Reminds me of my own! Definitely a little rough around the edges, but you can tell that its a lot of fun! Great selection of breweries, but I could do with some more variety from said purveyors. Check out their upper tier section with an escort. Totally cool liquor/wine area with an awesome aerial view!
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Sammy  (750) Toronto, Ontario | September 5, 2011
Top notch beer store. Everything they can get their hands on from the state, plus great stuff from other states. They do not concentrate on Stone and the like, just their top picks. This put me in the unique position of picking up almost everything in stock, ex the Shelton brothers stuff. Single bottles of everything. I was here well over an hour fulfilling my customs import limit from cooler after cooler. Only the very high abv are available non-coolerService OK, mostly younger guys, and it was buzy.
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.
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.
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.
78
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
TheGuy  (26) Illinois | July 19, 2009| Updated July 20, 2009
Now if and when you come to town this is the place for all you coming to the gtmw you better get here early or the day before their selection was so much higher quality than steve’s they had a great selection of belguim and german beers along with a much higher end locals, picked up in their singles case y2k from central waters along with brewhouse coffee stout,also 1 each of tyranena dashboards lights,and the devil made me do it along with stone ruination IPa and a scotch ale from ale ayslum they also had Tyranena dirty old man along with some six packs of stone products which one was oak aged and a nice line of three floyds bombers that would all but have been sold out back home 7 in all also picked up a sixer of black wheat that shit is going fast and a must try this is the place in madison they even deliver kegs to the dorms but it is a little pricey i spent 25.00 + here and new glarus sells for $7.99 oh yeah lots of constuction and small parking lot
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
phishpond417  (51) Madison, Wisconsin | August 31, 2008
When I lived in GB and I would head to Madison, I always made a stop at Riley’s. Now that I live in Madison, I make my way over here once a week or so. Awesome selection- staff isn’t the most helpful, but it is definately worth checking out.

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