Liquid Town No. 8
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 10 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jasonjlewis:
4.45/5 rDev +3.2%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
WOAH! This place is pretty big! There are several hundred beers in a cooler followed by several more hundred on shelves. I was looking for some certain beers and the guy I asked to help me showed me exactly where they were and told me info about them. I was told that any beer he could get from the distributor, he had. I was told this place was a top 5 in selection in Texas. I saw stuff I haven't seen anywhere in Texas such as Rogue Imperial stout, Rogue Old Crustacean, Rogue Imperial Pilsner. I had to restrain myself from snatching everything up.
There was also a mix your sixer section where one could mix anything for $8.99. I was also impressed that singles of Saint Arnold DVR6 were available so someone didn't have to spend 16 dollars on a six pack if he only wanted one. It was only $2.99 for each of those bottles, so they don't gouge people for just wanting a single.
I did notice some outdated seasonalssuch as one twelve pack of Sam Adams white ale and a lot of Flying Dog K9 winter ale (which by the way I've seen at a lot of places, is it really that bad?). Other than that everything seemed to be pretty fresh.
07-08-2008 22:36:57 | More by jasonjlewis
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Being stationed in Corpus and being a craft beer fanatic seemed to be a case of oil and water until I found Liquid Town on Alameda. From the outside, it doesn't seem to be much more than a slightly larger than normal liquor store, much like D&Q in Houston. But on the inside the place is packed full of high quality beer, wine, and finer food pairings. Their beer selection is second to none in the Corpus Christi area, with tons of craft brews from around the states and the rest of the world in their beer area. The prices are quite reasonable but it's easy to rack up quite a bill, especially when your life has been void of easily accessible quality craft brews for some time. This store also gets quite a lot of the rare stuff too, they just don't put it on the shelves. But if you ask, they will tell. Recently picked up the Noir series there and Parabola is due in early April. I would definitely recommend to any person who is stuck in Corpus.
03-14-2014 20:10:17 | More by PBRbiter
4.05/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped by this store while staying in Port Aransas for the weekend. It was recommend to me by a friend I work with as the best place in Corpus to shop beer. He was right!
I found the selection surprisingly very good and some hard to find gems on the shelf. Some vintage beers which I picked up to fill in some missing years in my own cellar. The best selection in the coastal area period. To get better you have to venture to San Antonio or further.
Staff was pleasant and very helpful during my visit. I would highly recommend this store to anyone visiting the Corpus area.
04-28-2012 20:04:48 | More by robertbrews
3.73/5 rDev -13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
From the outside this place looks like an unassuming liquor store in need of a new paint-job and an inviting sign. Inside, however, it’s another story. It’s not warehouse big, like Spec’s, but as far as beer goes this might be the best selection you’ll find in Texas outside of Austin. Prices seemed reasonable. Lots of “older” bottles—but not necessarily ones that should be cellared. That said, I scored a two year vertical of Sisyphus that was tucked behind a shelf of sixers. A minor detour on my way back to San Antonio from the valle, and one I wouldn’t hesitate to take again.
10-29-2011 21:21:53 | More by elNopalero
4.2/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Finally found a very good liquor store here in Corpus.
Immediately when I walked into Liquid Town #8 I realized this was my type of store. What I mean is, even though the store is quite large they PACK way too much alcohol in it! Not in a bad way mind you.
After I navigated myself over to the beer section my stomach filled with excitement after witnessing the size of the bomber/growler section. After a few minutes of browsing I did realize that most of their beers on hand were Imports (I prefer American Beer), but they still had a solid American section.
Only thing to be aware of is some of their beers have been sitting on the shelves for quite some time, not so good for the IPA's.
Liquid town may not have had any rare gems, but I was indeed satisfied with my experience. Not quite what I would like, but far better than any other establishment in the area. Check them out and give them a try.
06-30-2011 21:47:43 | More by tjkinate
4.5/5 rDev +4.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Visited: Sept. 18, 2010 (on a rainy vacation day during hurricane season, there's no better outing than the beer store).
At first glance I didn't expect the store to be as big as I anticipated after looking at the online pictures. Wrong. This place is the size of a small supermarket, and for the wine-lover, has a great selection of food pairings and kitchen gadgets as well. The aforementioned gadgets seem of high quality and are priced as such, and there's nothing wrong with another store you can go to that sells quality cookery.
The service is there if you need it. The staff seemed knowledgeable, and were very friendly.
The "make your own 6 pack" was indeed only $8.99. Most of it's 12oz offerings were relatively modest, yet there are some steals in there. The real gem of the store was in the 6pack selections and the "big beer" section along the back wall. Most of the harder to find beers were domestics, as the import selection was relatively average.
Prices were reasonable, and there were several good deals in there, if you know what you're looking at.
09-18-2010 23:02:04 | More by climax
4.2/5 rDev -2.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I have been here a few times. Last visit was August 2, 2010
Their Belgium selection is fairly standard - carrying the normal cast of characters. They have a decent, but limited, selection of German and English beers. Their Eastern European, Russian, Irish, and Scottish selection is a little lacking. As for Canadian beers, they really only have Unibroue. Their Lambic and Cider selection is also pretty good.
Personally I think their domestic selection is their best feature. They have quite a few breweries represented along with a good cross section of each breweries beers.
As for 6pcks, the domestic brews dominate the selection. They have a good representation of Texas beers, which I found interesting.
Aside from a good selection, they have a rack full of various 12oz beer bottles that can be mixed and matched for $8.99. To me this is a great deal. The selection of individual bottles is comprised mostly of domestic craft brews - it's nothing too fancy, but I got to sample a few St. Arnold's and Real Ale products; and the selection can change from week to week! I love places that let you make your own 6-er.
Overall, I have been very pleased with the selection and price. It is well maintained and the staff is friendly.
It should be noted that not all Liquid Towns are similar to this one - IMO this is by far the best one. Check this place out if you ever find yourself in Corpus and thirsty for a beer.
08-11-2010 19:45:03 | More by LacquerHead
4.65/5 rDev +7.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
So far Liquid Town is the highlight of my trip to Corpus. I am only here for a couple weeks but the beer selection and knowledge of the staff is something I will miss. They had a wide selection of Belgian, German, British, and american craft beers and you can make you own mixed sixer. If you are in town make sure to stop by and check out the selection. There was an emloyee there named Corey and he had an in depth knowledge of good beer. They have free beer tastings the last Friday of every month also. Outstanding store.
08-20-2009 01:34:00 | More by minchhoffb
4.8/5 rDev +11.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The quality of this place is great because they just remodeled it and expanded it. It's nice and clean. Huge selection of wine. They must have a couple few hundred square feet of space just for wine and liquer. And the best selection of beer in town. They even have a spot where you can buy fresh food. Haven't tried it but sometimes it smells good. And the cook is very friendly.
Very friendly service. When it comes to beer, my man Corey can tell you what you need to know. He is a good friend of mine and a fellow hophead, so we can relate on many beers.
He tries so hard to get all the selection of beer he can here in south Texas.
The prices are very good. For example, the SA Divine Reserve beers (which are great), he sells them by the singles for 2.99 a piece, so I don't have to buy a sixer for 16 buckerooz.
Very nice place indeed.
12-09-2008 13:30:23 | More by hoplover82
Liquid Town No. 8 in Corpus Christi, TX
93 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.