Collins Midtown Liquor

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Collins Midtown LiquorCollins Midtown Liquor
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44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: n/a
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1685 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74112-6219
United States
phone: (918) 742-0778

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(Place added by: tronester on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by Hopswagger:
Photo of Hopswagger
5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Midtown, "The Mecca," is by far my favorite place to shop hands down in the Tulsa area. Selection is outstanding and knowledge of products are equally great. Nice friendly service that I don't get from a lot of other stores. Most the time I don't even get eye contact when I enter a bottle shop. The staff is always eager to help with a decision or pricing.

One thing that I truly love is the price sheets around the store. This makes for easy choosing for those who hate to ask questions while shopping.

The mix a six selection is the best I have seen and a steal as far as pricing. I enjoy it when I enter a store with more beer than liquor or wine. Although, they do have a great selection of vino as well.

The place I frequent the most and not because its the best location for me.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Okay selection, but the rare stuff seemed to be picked over. Decent prices. Would be a go to store for regular stuff, but not for limited stuff.

Photo of Draftnotes
3.2/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of bulldogg915
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of clintblack1
1/5  rDev -76.7%

Starting with the first correspondence with the Collins Midtown Liquor's staff it was obvious that there was no professionalism at this establishment. I entered to purchase beer and wine for my wedding, $2174.24 worth of products, and the employee used a paper sack to scratch down my order. They were unable to tell me a price, identify if they could get all the items or really anything. I then ordered the kegs and was required to wait till the following day to allow them to see if they could get all the beer and wine requested. After they confirmed the products were available, my wife went by to pay and was asked if she wanted anything chilled. She identified that all the bottled beer and 1 case of each type of wine needed to be chilled. When I came to pick up the beer a week later none of it was ready and the employees had to go through the store to pick out the beer from the shelf and it was not chilled as previously discussed. Beyond not having the beer ready they didn't get the order correct and I had to correct them multiple times. The employees were running around like chickens with their heads cut off with no idea what was happening. When I tried to return the kegs and identify that one of the taps was broken when we got it, the worker Brian was very rude and cursed at me as I tried to explain the situation. He then got his manager Lee Teague who was instantly aggressive and claimed we broke the tap. I explained that the full 5 gallon keg was my favorite beer and we were unable to drink it at my wedding due to the tap being broken. He again cursed and told me that the tap was not broken when we took it. After showing him that there was not a spring in the tap he still blamed me and told me that we were paying for the tap and he didn't care about the issues we had with his product. Lee required that I pay for the tap in order to get the remaining deposit back. I have never dealt with a less professional business and would suggest any anyone thinking of purchasing their products think again.

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of DelMontiac
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

I've been to Midtown many times over a period of several years. I returned yesterday for the first time in almost 2 years after reading some great recent reviews and I was in the neighborhood anyway. It was pretty good before, but I can say that this store has seriously stepped up it's beer game since I was there last. At least half the store is dedicated to beer now. I found things there that I've seen no where else in Oklahoma. Tons of Oklahoma brews - Prairie, Marshall, Coop, Choc, Black Mesa, Rough Tail, Anthem, and Mustang. I was shocked by the piles of Prairie. Nice selections of Founders, Goose Island, Great Divide, Rogue, Avery, and countless others. Nice Belgian section. They had all the German Oktoberfests I was hunting for - Ayinger, Hacker-Pschorr, and Paulander. Both guys working were very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Prices are as good as it gets around Tulsa. Store was very clean and I really didn't see any dusty bottles. The pick 6 shelves didn't have anything I was interested in although the selection is pretty large. I think it's organized as well as it can be given the space. They're maxed out so it's a bit tough to maneuver a shopping cart with all the stacks of beer on the floor and narrow aisles. From now on, this is my go-to store in Tulsa even if it's out of my way and even though I hate the streets in that part of town. Go there, be happy.

Photo of Carl_R
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of BeerBish
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of gatheredwaters
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of JamesPow
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of TheVenerableMead
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The hippy guy knows enough about beer to find it if they have it and make good recommendations. There is actually a LOT of shelf space devoted to beer for a store this size. It's in a working class area of town, so don't expect to hob-nob with a lot of snooty people.

Photo of beergeekokla
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Irasema
4.97/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is my go to liquor store. I discovered it since I moved close by it. I love the pick six beer selection. They have more local beers than any others. I'm happy to call this my neighborhood store! The staff are very friendly and helpful also. I only wish we could get cold beer!

Photo of MammothTarantula
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of zerocrane
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This liquor store has the best beer selection in Tulsa and always receives all the newest brews in a very timely fashion... And they normally get lots of it. Probably the best thing about this store is you can call them at 10 AM and tell them to hold a case of the new BOMB! they just got in and they'll do it for you. Places around here just don't do that. They also always have great bottle limits on limited stuff. great selection, great price.

Photo of treywinkle
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of RobbieAshmore
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This is my 'go-to' beer store when visiting Tulsa, Ok. Good selection and the staff seemed fairly knowledgeable. Fairly easy to get to other than when the fair is in town, then the traffic can be a nightmare. The pick six section is pretty well stocked. With German, Belgium and English beer broken down by country.

Photo of Hoppy_Girl
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Outside of Macadoodles in Missouri this place has the best selection by far in the area. Unfortunately with Oklahoma beer laws they can't keep the beer cold, but when I go to TX or MO they have their best selection out of the coolers anyway. So I can't lower the beer quality for silly laws :). Jacob (the hairy one) has always been very helpful and gives me tips on when the freshest beer come in the store. For example Coop F-5 came in yesterday!!!! Oh this store helps make me a hoppy girl :)

Photo of sooner961
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

What can I say? I was raised and lived in Tulsa for 26 years before I had to leave and see the rest of the world (in the military). Haven't been back in many, many, many years! Couldn't believe this place was still there, let alone one of the best places in Tulsa to get adult beverages. I was extremely happy my brother (living in Tulsa, again, himself) not only recommended, but took me to this gold mine of a place. Great selection! And for one who likes to try several different kinds of beer, at home, it's perfect for getting your one's and two's of trial bottles. All the other great beer, liqueur, and wine is there, too, of course. Kudos to the owners, managers, and staff who run a great store!

Photo of jmharney
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

This place is great. Went there for the first time about two years ago. Never thought anything of it. Figured it was just another liquor store in a strip mall. Went it and was in awe. The beer selection is ridiculous. Two whole walls and the the middle of the floor were packed and sorted by country or type. The staff knows their stuff. Always find something new there to try. It's a bit of a drive for me in town but it's well worth it.

Photo of remccaskey
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Best beer selection in Tulsa, they have several brands from breweries that I haven't found at any other store in Tulsa. Great single beer selection with build your own 6 pack options. They also have a large variety of 12 packs and 24 packs. You can usually find a good deal on a different beer every time you visit.

Photo of jtmiller03
3.09/5  rDev -28%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4

Nice enough selection but complete nightmare for customer service. If you’re in a pinch and BierGarten, Ranch Acres or Parkhill’s are out of what you’re looking for it’s worth a stop... just don’t expect any help or knowledge with the product.
For a place that claims to be the best beer store in Tulsa, I expect a higher level of beer knowledge and a friendlier attitude. Don't expect more than "yeah, we've got it" or "No we ain't got none of that".
Again, selection is nice, prices are fair, it's just the service that is lacking.

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Collins Midtown Liquor in Tulsa, OK
95 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.