World Wines & Liquor
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Reviews by schoolboy:
4.18/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
This was the top beer, wine or liquor store in Lake County. It used to be my first choice in all three categories. They had by far the best selection and they look for new stuff all the time. They have since be surpassed by another store in the beer category.
The staff is first rate and they take their business seriously. You know that you will get knowledgeable service. The have beer and wine tastings (specializing in the latter). I have bought some styles pre-aged (where appropriate) - barley wines, stouts, etc. - on occasion.
I have picked up singles here that were skunky - not fresh, so I stay away from their singles. They usually have great handles for getting growlers filled.
If you love beer, this is a good place to go, but also check out Save-on.
I had to revise this review as of 2013 because another store is now the best in Lake County. This is a distant second.
01-31-2009 13:37:26 | More by schoolboy
More User Reviews:
2.97/5 rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Decent selection of beer. Most of the store is wine and liquor. I stopped in after an employee told me they have KBS. I had never been there and thought it was mostly a wine/liquor store. They had a decent selection and a list of taps. Seem to have rare beers for a longer period of time. When I was there, I was surprised to see they still have Plead the 5th and Double crooked tree (over a month after I had seen it anywhere else).
Went to get a 4 pack of each of the above and also a KBS (single bottle). I was told that they are only selling KBS to regulars. Which is fine, but don't lie to me over the phone, just tell me they are spoken for. Also if I'm spending $35-37 on other beers what does it hurt to sell me one.
As much as I wanted the plead the 5th and double crooked tree, I put them back. I would have become a semi-regular customer because they had great beers that sell out fast at my current regular stores. Also, the guy working the taps ignored me for several minutes before finally talking to me, then he was rather short. Maybe it was just the stress of KBS week or maybe the guy was just a d#$k. Either way, I'll stick to Red, Wine and Brew or Hienen's in the Mentor area.
04-08-2014 19:48:42 | More by CLEmark
3/5 rDev -22.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped in to browse on my way home after hearing how great the store was. Store has a decent selection of beer with emphasis leaning towards wine and Spirits. I tend to purchase mostly single bottles and found a limited selection that grouped by style and not by brewer. Found this a bit frustrating as it was harder to browse what was available. Owner stated they planned to expand the single bottle selection in the future. Save-On Tobacco & Beverage has a much larger selection of single bottles grouped by brewer and is a short drive away. The killer for me was when I went to the register with one bottle of beer to purchase that I had not seen yet this year (*NOTE* I already purchased a number of beers that day and had no need for another six pack at this time). At the register the gentleman was polite but informed me that if I used my debit card there was a $5.00 minimum purchase. Stores can not require a minimum purchase (they can lose their ability to accept MC or Visa for doing this) and I can not stand it. So I give it a 1.0 for service and will not return... I didn't buy the beer either.
**UPDATE** I decided to stop back to give the store another chance and am updating my review. Returning to the store I talked to staff and found them friendly and helpful with questions. The single bottle selection has been tripled since my first visit and is grouped by brewery which makes looking for specific brews easier. Overall the store is worth the stop and I have upgraded my service rating from 1.0 to 3.0. It would be higher if not for the minimum charge requirement on debit purchases which I do not agree with.
10-25-2012 03:10:24 | More by Eastside151
3.86/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This joint has a nice vibe, near a good part of town and the inside is inviting as well.
It contains a hell ofa lot of liqour and wine (Duh) and a decent sized beer section. not the biggest ive seen but its pretty modest with mostly sixes and four packs. a wee section of singles and a slightly larger than wee size of Bomber selection.
The Rotating tap area is nice with a nitro tap for single glasses (had Founders Backwoods Bastard at the time I went).
The staff seems knowledgeable and friendly.
this place is pretty nice for a stop by
12-11-2011 04:36:36 | More by Innocentexile
4.7/5 rDev +21.8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $
Stopped in on a business trip, with an empty growler in hand. Best part of the store is the growler fills. They have about a dozen rotating taps, current selection is hop-focused. My selection was a 21st Amendment Hop Crisis, not available bottled. Since I brought my own growler, it was $16.99, not bad. House logo growlers were $3 or $4. Most fills were in the $9 to $12 range. Included Bear Republic, Troegs, Sierra Nevada (Bigfoot! and Celebration), Great Lakes, plus a few more.
Service was great, staff very friendly and helpful. Not the biggest bottle selection. But the growler fills are the biggest draw, in my opinion. Overall prices were on par with State averages/minimums.
Definitely will be a permanent stop for my business trips in the area.
01-19-2011 22:30:57 | More by JamnesCameron
3.18/5 rDev -17.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$
While it doesn't have the widest selection available it's pretty good. Most offerings are in six or four-pack format, not an abundance of bombers. They do have a selection of singles from broken sixers. The staff seem pretty responsive and helpful. They will order you cases of stuff if they can get it and hold them for you.
EDIT - 3/22/11 After stopping by to pick up a single up-charged KBS I realized the state minimum pricing is apparently no longer the stores policy. Bummer.
Also, they now have a growler filling station with 9 rotating selections, along with one nitro tap available for glass pours. Be careful who fills your growler, however; not everyone there will do it correctly.
EDIT - 3/20/12
Was told told come in today both last week by an employee at the store and again today over the phone, comfirming that they would be getting KBS in. Showed up and was told no, we don't have it. Called after leaving and was told the truth - that it was all presold to "regulars.". Fine, but don't tell me twice when it will be available. Weak sauce.
11-21-2010 05:11:05 | More by gamwich
4/5 rDev +3.6%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This place has become a lot more beer friendly recently. They now have 8 rotating taps for growler sales. They have more knowledgeable beer sales staff. They have a small homebrew supply area including grains, hops, and liquid yeast. This is probably all due to competition from new homebrew shops and good beer stores in the area. But I am glad to see it since it is close to my house.
Definitely check it out if you haven't been there, or if you were there a couple years ago and were not happy.
11-12-2010 23:18:31 | More by bigbubba
World Wines & Liquor in Mentor, OH
88 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.