West Lakeview Liquors

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Beers At West Lakeview Liquors

NameABVEntered
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin6%7/12/2017
Pipeworks Arowana 9.5%6/16/2017
Pipeworks Baklabot 9%6/12/2017
Scratch Kvass4.1%6/12/2017
To Øl Smoke On the Porter - Fire in the Rye13.2%6/11/2017
Pipeworks Dark Matter Machine Iteration 2.06.2%6/5/2017
Spiteful God Damn Chocolate Vanilla Donut Pigeon Porter8.2%4/7/2017
Pipeworks Vanilla Abduction10.5%4/2/2017
18th Street Under Crown 9.9%3/19/2017
Pipeworks Spotted Puffer9.5%3/16/2017
Band of Bohemia The Noble Raven Ale 6.6%3/12/2017
Lake Effect Old Brown Ale6.2%3/6/2017
Marz Duchess de Bridgeport6.3%3/5/2017
Arcade Ars Memoria7%2/25/2017
Arcade Rye Resolution6.2%2/19/2017
La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #2511%2/5/2017
Hop Freshener Series: Lemon & Grassy8.5%1/31/2017
Fantôme Dark Forest Ghost6%1/19/2017
Like Minds Exiled Saison6.3%1/16/2017
Avery Tangerine Quadrupel10.1%1/14/2017
Pollyanna Lexical Gap7.3%1/13/2017
Pipeworks Mango Berliner4%1/13/2017
Pipeworks Devil Firefish9.5%1/11/2017
Cuvée St. Antoine Blonde8%1/9/2017
Maplewood Fat Pug5.6%1/7/2017
Allagash Émile7.2%12/4/2016
De Molen / Närke Goths & Vandals11.1%12/1/2016
Off Color / Amager Dino'smores10.5%11/29/2016
Almanac Hoppy Sour: Azacca7%11/29/2016
Spiteful Enraged Eric8%11/26/2016
Upright Fatali Four4.5%11/23/2016
Spiteful Irrational Ian9.2%11/2/2016
Three Floyds Yum Yum5.5%11/1/2016


94
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Travlr  (3057) Charlotte , North Carolina | January 17, 2012
This place had more Kentucky beers than I’ve ever seen in one place before - and I’ve been to Kentucky. That should gove you just an inling into the vastness of this selection. I told them I liked sours, and an addition to the usual culprits, they produced a Norwegian sour. NORWEGIAN for God’s sake. I would like to move in here for a week just to eyeball their stash. Oh, and the service was good, and the prices very tolerable. Do not miss this place.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 1, 2013
Visited a number of times in my trip to Chicago in July/August 2010.

The place is divided in two. Half is the liquor store and half is a deli/convenience store. Apparently there is a cellar as well but that’s off limits to customers.

Tons of bottles to choose from including lots of imports (Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, Mikkeller, Nogne, etc), some locals, and a few random beers. Plenty of fridge space and shelf space that is all filled to capacity. Some random bottles seem to show up but they are not new releases, just left over from the last release. Not bad in most cases but just somethign to be aware of. Also lots of liquor, but as I have no interest in liquor I didnt pay much attention.

The people that work there really know their beer. The regular customers that I saw come in were all helped and seemed happy with what they got.

Didnt pay attention to prices all that much as I had too much beer to bring home in the suitcase already and only bought 2 bottles.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (1118) Sunnyvale, California | January 4, 2016
Free street parking, a little challenging but not too bad. Store is a bit smaller than I expected, but selection makes up for size. A lot of quality beers inside. Annoyingly there were a lot of IPA/DIPA’s sitting out at room temperature, but otherwise this is certainly a beer lovers heaven. Staff is knowledgable and friendly.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
mcberko  (1084) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 16, 2012
Did a quick-and-easy mailorder through their website, which is annoying to navigate (only negative I have to say). Reasonable prices, both for bottles and shipping. Order processing and shipping time was very quick and smooth. Definitely recommend this place for mailorder and hope to visit in person some day.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
theisti  (899) Kansas | April 10, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
Small wine and beer shop connected to an even smaller specialty grocer. Some wine up front, beer in coolers down one side, many beers in rack across from the coolers. Service was friendly and attentive. Selection was pretty great, seemed to have all the interesting beers available in Chicago. This was the first time I had seen the Half Acre cans, they look great. This was the best bottle shop I hit in Chicago. Nice shop, easy parking midday on a Thursday.

82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh  (741) Tampere, Finland | November 6, 2016
Small liquor store in the hipsterish neighborhood with focus on beers. Hard to find a parking space. They have focused on expensive beers and they have some hard-to-find Chicago beers as well. No singles. Friendly service. Not my kind of beer store.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (729) Toronto, Ontario | May 9, 2012
Ranked the best store in Chicago, it likely is. Very good Shelton brothers selection, as well as twelve Percent (Evil Twin). Several US microbrews not available or sent here by distributors that were available at other small stores I visited. bottles were in the front window which was not a good idea. No breaking up of 4 or 6 packs. Service was a bit spoty but also only one server this night
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere  (702) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
We had quite a shopping experience here. I don’t know that they really have 500 bottles as RB indicates, but they only carry great stuff. Reminds me of Olbutikken, though it’s a bit cuter. The service might actually be as good as Olbutikken though. Seeing that we were beer lovers and from abroad, the owner got into interesting conversations with us, offered generous advice and all her attention. She ended up going downstairs and offered me a Dark Lord of all things! And guess what? I did not even take it, is that the worst crime ever commited by a ratebeerian or not? I’m sorry, but someone would be happier than me with that bottle and I’m not into EBay. We bought not even 150$ of beer between to two of us, but were given the royal treatment. We found lots of stuff we have not seen elsewhere. I’d recommend hitting this place first and then complementing with another store when visiting Chicago, because their selection is not that expansive. Surprisingly, for such an upscale little spot, their prices are actually very good - though still expensive since they carry high-end stuff. Still very impressive and I’ve almost never had better service. She gave my girlfriend a store t-shirt (and they do look good) and was gonna give me one, but I just found one was enough.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
deyholla  (663) Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 6, 2011
In terms of hard to acquire beers, this place takes the cake for me in my experience. Beyond the great service and owner is the great selection. It may not be as large as other stores but the quality and great staff easily make up for it. I spend way too much money here...
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb  (605) Woodland, California | October 1, 2011
Based on phone order. Had a bit of a disconnect - apparently I discarded a message as spam. But it worked out well, and I got some great beers. Their selection is pretty darn good.

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