West Lakeview Liquors
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Reviews by freeride:
4.64/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Definitely one of the better spots in Chicago. Walked away with one of my best haul's here in Chicago. Great staff that knows a lot about the beers and latches on quickly to beers you'd dig. Went in there just to cruise the selections and walked out with WAY more than I had expected. Oddly they did not get any Westy's in (was not looking for them, but thought I'd ask). Only place in Chicago that I know of with the Eclipse in stock. I would definitely recommend this spot to anyone visiting or living in the Chicago area (Chicago proper)
12-22-2012 01:51:07 | More by freeride
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4.33/5 rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
In the past 2 weeks I had spent over $400 at this store & I loved everything about it...until today. Before I go into what happened today let me go back to my first visit a couple weeks ago. I was greeted by a girl who seemed slightly out of it but friendly. She pushed Three Floyd's on me despite the fact that I try to stay away from their hype. She wasn't very knowledgeable about the smaller batches & admitted that she hasn't tried much of what they had but she knew everyone loved (again) Three Floyd's.
(Moving forward to today)
I call the store to see if they will be getting in 2 different beers only to be greeted by the same girl & after asking about the brews she says, "who know....(moments of silence & says) there's so many beers out there". This girl is 100% useless & only goes off what she sees & isn't willing to find out what the customer is looking for.
That being said, I was at the store & a rep ran to the basement trying to find other brews that weren't on the floor that he thought I might enjoy.
So my final thoughts....
The young lady is a stoned hippy who runs with what most people ask for & the guys actually respect their customers. They have a huge selection of great beer that can only be found here! Don't go off the website because it doesn't show everything. You'll have to go in & see for yourself what an amazing assortment they truly have.
Again, if you run into a younger woman or if she answers the phone? Hang up & call back at a later time or just stay away from her. She'll talk your ear off about Three Floyd's & Three Floyd's only.
03-04-2014 09:19:01 | More by Circles413
5/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
WLVL has a selection that is unmatched not only within the city, but in the world. Beers varying from a couple thousand feet to couple thousand miles from the store's front door make it impossible to leave without something you had no idea existed or was available. It offers the rare and regular beers from popular Goose Island, 3Floyds and Pipeworks locally but also has an imported selection that allows you to step into another world.
03-03-2014 15:15:01 | More by chrismason269
4.72/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Undergoing some remodeling when I was there right before Christmas 2013. They said it took over 3 years to get a permit to expand? Wow, I knew Chicago politics weren't freedom-friendly, but sheesh! Plenty of selections of singles and bombers, plus had a few local cans I didn't yet have for my "drank it myself" can collection. I'll be back next time in town.
12-28-2013 07:42:14 | More by CopperMtnPlowboy
West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, IL
100 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.