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Andersonville Wine & Spirits

Not Rated.
Andersonville Wine & SpiritsAndersonville Wine & Spirits
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
[ Store ]

5201 N Clark St
Chicago, Illinois, 60640-2101
United States
phone: (773) 769-0858

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @andersonvillews

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(Place added by: brdc on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by Fluffheady:
Photo of Fluffheady
4.04/5  rDev +2%

I live in Andersonville and it makes me very happy this store is on the strip. They recently upgraded most of the inside and expanded their beer selection. The prices are a bit high, but get over it, it’s convenience. Did you go to Hopleaf? Stop by to get a night cap for home. Are you going to dine in one of the many BYOB restaurants in Andersonville? Stop here before you go. They have a huge amount of coolers, which besides lots of beer includes chilled white wine and Sake.

Fluffheady, Aug 05, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Davit, Nov 13, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +8.1%

bowzer4birdie, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
4/5  rDev +1%

Convenient stop after and evening at the Hopleaf. Not a huge place, but a very nice selection of Chicago brews and other craft beer. Prices seem about average for Chicago. Grabbed a couple of nice bombers.

SD-Alefan, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Pwbres, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of WallyJaz
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

My wife and I spent a long weekend in Chicago and we were looking for some Zombie Dust,
Hopleaf had it on tap, and then we went to Andresonville Wine & Spirits, and although they
did not have Zombie Dust in stock, they had a great selection of craft beers from all over the
country.

WallyJaz, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

MaximumYuks, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

spinoza, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

dtomes, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

cadaugherty, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ChicagoNick, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Canada_Dan, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

leprechaunandfatman, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

tanis, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

MSandahl23, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of mcnkldzyn
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

Only problem I have with this place is that you are made to feel very uncomfortable the entire time you are in the store. I am a regular customer so it's not as if they don't recognize me yet they have someone standing in the back watching me the entire time I'm in the store.

mcnkldzyn, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of drumminbrewer
3.3/5  rDev -16.7%

Great location for a liquor store (kiddy-corner to the hopleaf and acre), and amidst all of Andersonville's great dining.

Smaller place, you're always pleasantly greeted by the guys as you walk in (tip, they get a bit offended if you don't say hi). Focus is much more on wine but they have some nice offerings in the cooler. Always check the back of the store, they keep more things warm than they have cold. Often times that's where I find the good stuff.

Outside of the regular two bros, goose, half acre stuff you'll find pretty much anywhere in Chicago I've seen some Great Divide (quite happy to always see the Oaked-Yeti variations there), Gouden Carolus & rare Sam Adams stuff there. Again, always check the back of the store.

You'll pay a few more bucks, but you might walk away with something that most people are long sold out of. They are really nice guys behind the counter, but the security guy really does enjoy his job (if you know what I mean). I'm sure it would be my local place if I lived close by.

drumminbrewer, May 16, 2011
Photo of madorb
3.35/5  rDev -15.4%

Nice little place with a relatively good selection, they often have limited release beers for longer than other places - but it might be because they're on the expensive side and not afraid to bump up their prices when something is "hot".

A buddy clued me in that they had some Bourbon County Coffee stout left - he saw it for $14 on Friday (already a healthy but reasonable markup) - I finally got around to stopping by on Tuesday after calling to verify that they have some left - and they have just just a bit left... but now the asking price is $16.

Bad on me for waiting so long. Bad on them for their cutthroat price raising tactics. I can understand it's a small shop so they have to charge a bit more - but adding an additional markup after they've already been selling it at a lower price? Boo.

madorb, May 12, 2010
Photo of solargoat
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%

Stopped in on a Friday Morning, looking for some items I could not get in northern wisconsin. They had a pretty good selection overall, nothing that took my breath away, but solid.
Nice selection of Belgians, lots of Bells, goose island, great lakes, very minimal 3 floyd's which was sad. So I picked up some Edmond Fitzgerald and some christmas Imperial stout (Port) that I had not seen before. It was a good store overall, but I expected more selection in one of largest metro areas in the country.

solargoat, Nov 14, 2009
Photo of KrisPaulk77
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%

Stopped in on a recent visit to Chicago to stock up for the trip back to Mississippi. There was a good selection of a wide variety of beers. I was specifically looking for Three Floyds and some other regional offerings that we can't get in the South, along with some Dogfish Head stuff. Tons of beers in the coolers, and a pretty good selection of warm beers in the back. I was surprised to find some bottles of Abita. Service was fair and prices reasonable. If I'm ever back in the Chicago area, I'll stop back and shop here.

KrisPaulk77, Sep 09, 2009
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3.7/5  rDev -6.6%

Stopped here to pick up a few local offerings to take back home. A very long store. All the craft beer was in the back and down a ramp. (What is the fasications with ramps in puclic places in Chicago?) They had a decent selction of local and regional craft brews. I managed to pick up what I was looking for from Goose Island, Three Flyods and New Belgium. I saw a lot of offerings from the Shelton Brothers line and other belgian products. They seemed to have a lot more offerings in the cooler than warm which wasn't what I was looking for. Prices were reasonable for Chicago. Service was basically non-existant.

mymrnngjckt, Aug 26, 2009
Photo of spointon
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

I visited this place on 5/16/2009.

Like othere have mentioned, this place is across the street and down a few doors from the Hopleaf. Parking was not too hard to find, even on a Saturday evening.

This is a really long and narrow store, with the front 2/3 of the store being dedicated to liquor and wine. The coolers run along the left wall and the last 10 or so doors are dedicated to beer (and only one of those had macro stuff in it when I visited). There was also a small area in the far back end of the store labeled "craft beer" where I found a ton of warm beer in bombers, 750s, and six packs. Overall I was pleased with the selection at this place. There were many of the great quality craft beers you would see in a high end store like Binny's, but there was also some pretty rare stuff. Case in point, I saw some Gouden Caroulus stuff that I have never seen anywhere else in Chicagoland.

The prices were average to just a bit above average I would say but all in all quite fair. Service was friendly and I got the feeling I could have asked a beer geek question and received an educated response.

Highly recommended if you are in the immediate area...

spointon, May 17, 2009
Photo of inhoc00
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

This was the first place that I went to and had that "WOW" effect and probably got me into collecting. Several years ago I went and they had a DFH WWS when the distribution was still slow before they expanded their brewery. I almost fell over when I saw it. He said he had special ordered a case for some guy and had some extra. Today WWS is pretty available, but back then it was a find.

This place is still good for unusual finds. The guys are pretty into the craft brew loop and order what people want to buy. Plus its across the street from Hopleaf so its like a Hopleaf "gift shop". My brother and his boss came in from Texas and I took him to Hopleaf. Afterwards, we went across the street and bought some of what we were drinking.

inhoc00, Nov 18, 2008
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Andersonville Wine & Spirits in Chicago, IL
90 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.