West Lakeview Liquors
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Reviews by SpdKilz:
4.7/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I went here for Zwanze day yesterday and was blown out of the water. The atmosphere was phenomenal, service exceptional, and selection amazing. Kristina brought up some insane beer from downstairs, and I was able to purchase my fair share of fun stuff. One of the most memorable beer experiences of my life. You could feel the passion for craft beer at this establishment.
Met up with a fellow BA here to do an IP trade (got 2011 DL and KBS).
As stated in my other review, the day was a nasty thunderstorming Midwest experience. Despite this, the store was actually quite active. It is located on the corner of a nice residential area and by golly, I’d love to live there. The quality was top notch. I had heard this was the “place to get Cantillon”, however, as I’ve learned in the past week...no one freaking has this anymore (and if someone reads this and knows of a place that does, let me know! I’m just back from CA after three years and want my Cantillon fix). The service was good...bs’d with the two guys working. They knew a decent amount about craft beer so that’s always a plus. The selection was also pretty good – limited, but good. 3F, lots of JP (actually I think every JP that is not limited was there), lots of imports, etc. Currently drinking one of the beers I picked up there. The price was overall expected for the area. I see this has a really high rating, but to be perfectly honest, nothing here was “that” special or blew me away. I have hit up damn near 10 beer places since I’ve been home in the past week and I have seen more selection other places. Yes they have a great import section, but again, nothing that is crazy rare. As stated, I believe their name to fame was having tons of Cantillon, but they had zero when I was there. I may re-rate this in the future when/if they get stuff in, but as rarity goes, it was nothing to write home about.
05-30-2011 04:02:09 | More by SpdKilz
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
While this may be an awesome store to visit, I am very disappointed in their online service, as well as, customer service via email. I placed an order on June 7th and did not get an update until June 23rd about shipping. It was for 6 bottles!!!! Come on! The sad thing is that I had to call. I also received and email with a FedEx tracking number that said it would show up today (6/23), but it's being shipped today.
I'm a bit sketchy about the IPA's that I ordered as they are now 3 weeks older. I hope that they compensated for such. I hope that they can get their orders caught up and no one else has to go through this kind of delay.
06-23-2014 20:37:49 | More by Cubatobaco
4.82/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
What can be said other than THANK YOU! WLVL deserves it's World Class Rating. Exceptional service and selection at reasonable prices in a great storefront. Was able to find an outstanding selection of local and regional micros and a great cross section from across the country. The well known and lesser distributed breweries too. A considerable quantity of seasonal & special releases, as well as the regular stuff. The imports were amazing. Possibly the best Mikkeller selection I've ever seen. Was even offered extremely hard to find items from their cellar! Super Folks! I can't recommend this one high enough.
06-14-2014 15:40:39 | More by GSThorn
West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, IL
100 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.