Andersonville Wine & Spirits
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
4.5/5 rDev +17.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
This was the first place that I went to and had that "WOW" effect and probably got me into collecting. Several years ago I went and they had a DFH WWS when the distribution was still slow before they expanded their brewery. I almost fell over when I saw it. He said he had special ordered a case for some guy and had some extra. Today WWS is pretty available, but back then it was a find.
This place is still good for unusual finds. The guys are pretty into the craft brew loop and order what people want to buy. Plus its across the street from Hopleaf so its like a Hopleaf "gift shop". My brother and his boss came in from Texas and I took him to Hopleaf. Afterwards, we went across the street and bought some of what we were drinking.
11-18-2008 15:00:15 | More by inhoc00
4.2/5 rDev +9.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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...
05-17-2009 05:58:39 | More by spointon
4.04/5 rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
I live in Andersonville and it makes me very happy this store is on the strip. They recently upgraded most of the inside and expanded their beer selection. The prices are a bit high, but get over it, it’s convenience. Did you go to Hopleaf? Stop by to get a night cap for home. Are you going to dine in one of the many BYOB restaurants in Andersonville? Stop here before you go. They have a huge amount of coolers, which besides lots of beer includes chilled white wine and Sake.
08-05-2013 02:51:55 | More by Fluffheady
4/5 rDev +4.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Went to this store after a visit to the Hopleaf. I agree with the other reviewers that it isn't necessarily a store to seek out, but if you are going to the Hopleaf anyway its just down the block and worth stopping in. Nice, clean store that has quite a few coolers and most of the beer is there. Quite well chosen selection of available locals including a fair sample of Three Floyds. I was looking for locals, so I didn't really notice the imports. One nice thing is that they seem not to sell out of everything immediately and I actually found several things here that the Binny's on Grand near downtown had sold out of. Reasonable service, but I didn't really ask for much.
11-18-2008 02:52:41 | More by Georgiabeer
3.9/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Only problem I have with this place is that you are made to feel very uncomfortable the entire time you are in the store. I am a regular customer so it's not as if they don't recognize me yet they have someone standing in the back watching me the entire time I'm in the store.
04-01-2013 17:54:25 | More by mcnkldzyn
3.85/5 rDev +0.3%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.
09-09-2009 04:15:12 | More by KrisPaulk77
Andersonville Wine & Spirits in Chicago, IL
88 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.