Great place, tremendous selection and they know their beer in there. Always have great conversations with their employees, they are very knowledgeable. A bit pricey, but stuff you just can’t get anywhere else. I’ll keep coming back!
The best beer store I’ve been to thus far. Really incredible selection that is both focused and far reaching. The whole Baird line? Seriously? The part that really gets you, though, is how unsuspecting this place looks like from the outside and how small it is inside. When they told me they shipped I almost wet myself.
Stopped in on a Friday night. There was an Ommegang beer tasting going on and I had a couple of samples. Good selection of all kinds of beers. Not too large, but a nice corner store with very good beer store ambiance. Staff was very helpful and talkative as were the other customers. Walked away with a good score of beers I have not tried yet. Definitely recommended.
ajm (202) Los Angeles, California | May 13, 2009| Updated May 31, 2009
I am a fool for not having this rated already. Went for the first time Nov. 2008. They were sporting Hommage, 50N4E, Cuvee des Champions, the expected Bells, a few Founders, and were rolling deep on 3F - Klaus, Gorschfock Helles, etc. The place hits you like a wrecking ball because it is small to begin with and half wine - and then the quality blows your mind. It’s like Belmont Station only even more concentrated. Really absurd.
Cozy corner store. Asked if I needed help, I said "I’m ok" and was left to browse. Selection is not vast, but a great deal of odd and a handful of rare brews I doubt I would find anywhere I usually go. The best way for me to describe it is: I can go into Sam’s(Marcy) or Binny’s(Niles) (which I get to every two to three months) and find 5 to 10 "new" brews. There were well over 30 brews that I have neither had nor seen before at this store. I found the prices to be comparable and perhaps slightly less than the other "local" stores I frequent. Drove around the block a couple times prior to realizing that the lot behind was not private, and for the store. A definite addition to my must go to spots, at least when I am in the area.
While they had beers not easily found elsewhere, I personally found the available the shelf space for beers to be somewhat disappointing. The total selection would likely fill 25% of an aisle at a traditional liquor store (I’m counting an aisle as being the shelves on both your left and right).
Easy to talk to and eager to assist people staff the store which is kept clean, brightly lit, and well organized. Prices are as you would expect in the middle of a nicer neighborhood in an urban area.
If you want the unique brands they carry, it can be worth fighting the omnipresent traffic.
Visited 4 March 2009. A god send for Chicago in that it was the only place I visited that offered single 355ml bottles for sale. Interesting offerings of Founders and Bells, although the Three Floyds’ offerings were low in anticipation of a delivery. Staff were friendly too. Only a short walk from Addison Brown.
roguemonk (1) Orland Park, Illinois | March 14, 2009| Updated March 19, 2009
Greatest place in the Midwest by far...The competition likes numbers. WLV has a choice selection and the list shows a passion for beer...I always find hidden gems here. Kristina also alerts me to the really rare items. She is the best.
Small place but a lot of hard to find stuff especially the imports. Hit this after Binny’s and found quite a few different bottles. Some bottles seemed very expensive but most stuff less than i usually pay in PA. Parking was pretty easy too.