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ABC Discount Wine & Spirits

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7 Ratings
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 7.73%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

8550 W 21st St N
Wichita, Kansas, 67205-1781
United States
phone: (316) 201-6789

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2007)
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Reviews by zeff80:
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zeff80

Missouri

3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

This seems to be one of the better beer stores on the northwest side of Wichita. It isn't particularly a pretty building or part of town. The inside is much better. The beer is straight back in coolers and on shelves. The selection is pretty nice. Not as much or as much diversity as Goebel's. There wasn't much that jumped out at me as a "must have". It seemed like some rare beers had been passed over by shoppers. I saw quite a few beers that had sold out quickly in Missouri. The service was okay, pretty friendly. Prices were reasonable and comprable with what I expect in the Midwest. I wouldn't say this is a destination beer store, but it works quite nicely if you are on this side of the city.

07-13-2012 16:46:50 | More by zeff80
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-12-2013 14:50:53 | More by jaydoc
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KansasBeerLover

Kansas

4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

Made my first visit to this store. Mid-afternoon on a weekday, so it wasn't very busy. I was greeted by the cashier upon entry. When I walked over to the beer selection, I was asked if I needed any assistance. When I headed to the register, I was helped with carrying my 7 bombers. I call that exceptional service.

Selection was good. They have a varied selection of craft and regional beer. Not the best in town, but better than most stores. Also, look for their specials. They like to buy what I call left-overs, stock that has been removed from other stores or has been in the warehouse too long for the distributor.

10-23-2011 01:19:27 | More by KansasBeerLover
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maltiavelli

Kansas

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $

Q - I can't say that I have gotten a bad beer there. They always seem to do a good job of closing out older beer to get in new product.

S - Usually I come to ABC when I already know what I want, but the few times I have come to window shop I always have to hunt down someone to help me. The associates in the store always try to help but may not be eager to strike up a beer nerd conversation. Usually the extent of their knowledge is whether or not it is in the store.

S - This is one of the better spots in town but the breadth of their selection is lacking. They usually get specialties and limited releases but don't carry a very wide range of regulars, especially in their singles coolers.

V - They are usually the cheapest place in town.

Overall go to ABC if you know what you want and want a good deal on it.

09-02-2010 01:31:19 | More by maltiavelli
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hopstradamus

Kansas

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

I live in Wichita an despite the fact that there are other decent stores closer to my house- I consider this to be my home store.

The Quality is top notch. They don't have a cellar but they don't have out of date beer either and if they have beer that is getting close you can count on them to discount it until its gone.

The service here is excellent as well. The staff is not as well informed as I would like but still light years beyond most other stores. They are more than capable of recommending a great beer but rarely tell me something I don't already know. What sets the staff here apart from the rest is that they go the extra mile to know and appreciate their customers. When I walk in the staff knows me and quickly offers to help. I have even been offered beers from the staffs' private cellars.

The selection here is better than average but not the best in town. If you are looking for something they don't have they will try to get it for you. They often have special closeout deals on beers that age well but have not been selling quickly.

Pricing is another of their strong points. I believe that their pricing is the best you will find for the selection they have. They regularly beat the competition on price.

08-29-2010 23:36:49 | More by hopstradamus
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.1%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

My Plan B when in the area, I try to hit this when I can't hit Goebbels or already have. There's always something here that's new to me or I didn't see at the other place: This time it was Saranac mixed winter packs & Modus Hopperandi (1st time spotted in KS for me )

I've yet to get any tired beers from these guys, but did see a few things hanging around that wasn't too fresh (summer mixed 12 packs)

Service has always been friendly & enthusiastic

Selection is pretty darn good, I've yet to go in there & not come away with some thing new to try of high quality

Value is pretty good as well, prices seem to be more in line with what I paid in CO & down in Oklahoma.

In short this doesn't have a world class selection like Rob's, but I do like their pricing, quality & service better

11-29-2009 00:47:50 | More by russpowell
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jamesgaither

Kansas

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

Very large cooler full of a wide variety of 6-packs. One cooler door with 12 oz. singles and one door containing larger bottles. One rack (approximately 10 feet wide with 3 shelves) of small and large singles. Good quality but somewhat limited selection on this rack. I have found several beers here in stock that have been out of stock for a while at other stores.

Service has been adequate but nothing special.

They have a large selection of sample/variety packs in the middle of the store which is quite nice.

Since visiting this store recently they have been added to my shopping rotation.

08-20-2009 19:57:17 | More by jamesgaither
ABC Discount Wine & Spirits in Wichita, KS
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