Archer Liquors

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

48 Reviews
Reviews: 48
Visits: 68
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

5996 S Archer Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60638-2818
United States
phone: (773) 582-4767

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @archerliquors

Notes:
Place added by: rhoadsrage

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 11pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Mailorder: Y
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Reviews: 48 | Visits: 68
Reviews by bluemoonswoon:
Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%

Heard about this place since I've been on this site. I live in the northwest suburbs of IL so this is a trek and what has kept me from getting out here this long. Was in Hinsdale tonight and thought I was closer than I would ever be and figured I would make a stop out here finally. Know this before you head out here, print out directions or otherwise know exactly how to get here because Archer Ave gets a bit weird and turned around on itself in places and I got a little turned around myself on the way here which made a long trip that much longer.

That being said this place is not what I was expecting but did not disappoint either. It looks like a typical macro store as others have pointed out, but the drab looks give way to a small but carefully selected set of beers to choose from. Somehow they had some New Glarus beers here, I think they are about gone after I picked up two of the last three singles. That alone was worth the price of admission. Also, prices are obscenely reasonable compared to other shops. Founders Breakfast Stout could be had for 11 bucks (perhaps because it is a bit old?) for example. Staff is very friendly as others have pointed out. Didn't get a change to meet Randy as I showed up on a Saturday night at 10pm, so I am guessing the beer guy got to go home early. If this place were not so freaking far away from me I would consider going here more often as it is nice to see such a small and well put together store in an area you would never expect to find great beers at great prices. (1,528 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Homer53
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Neighborhood spot that I love to pop into. Great selection of PW stuff! (71 characters)

Photo of Highbury09
4.12/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of aussiebeer
3.97/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerOps
4.02/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.04/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.32/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Inglewood
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of barnzy78
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

My favorite liquor store. Hands down. I work nearby a couple of times a month and always stop in to see what's new - even though I already know what's there via their website,
"fresh report" email, and frequently updated social media. Management and staff are all knowledgeable and very helpful, but they let you peruse the store without being aggressive. They have plenty to choose from - they don't have everything - but they always have an exceptional selection of beer, including rarities and 'whales'. One of my favorite things about Archer is that almost all of their beer can be purchased as a single bottle. I love to mix it up frequently & try new beers, but I also love to go back to beers I love without having to commit to a 4/6 pack at a time, so this is perfect for my purchasing habits. Another huge accolade is that they ship beer. They also carry a small amount of home brew equipment and ingredients - but it's very limited. (943 characters)

Photo of Irishace9
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Sergioelijah
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of kingjohnh
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ChicagoNick
4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Kubrickx
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Boomer_Briggs
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of jb3304
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of JuniperJesus
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of lupulo
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

This is my go to spot for trying any new beer. What sets this place apart from others is that you can buy a single of any craft beer in the store. This a great way to try some of the pricier 4/6 packs without going broke.

Their beer prices are always very fair and most of the time lower than other places in the city.

This is a solid spot if you ever find yourself in the southside or near Midway airport. (408 characters)

Photo of jkaiser150
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

this was my second trip in three years.
this is the first place you must go after arriving at midway airport because of it's proximetey to it. it takes about 10 minutes to get there. they have a parkinglot right off archer.
i got there early by 15 minutes and they let me in after i told them i came all the way from orlando
the manager gave me a tour of the beers, the selection was excellent. i wish i had this place next to me in orlando
i picked up blackheart ipa by fff, they also had artic panzer wolf!

i will be back (524 characters)

Photo of GJ40
4.16/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Archer Liquors is a very good craft beer shop by Midway airport. I stopped by based on the BA reviews.

I was looking for something I couldn't get back in NC and managed to find some FFF Dreadnaught when no one else (including the brewery) had bottles for sale. They have a good selection of American and European in six packs and larger single bottles.

This is a pretty typical liquor store from a decor perspective. The atmosphere is nothing special but that doesn't detract from what they do.

I would definitely recommend this place. It was well worth the stop. (568 characters)

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Archer Liquors in Chicago, IL
98 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.