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Collins Midtown Liquor

Not Rated.
Collins Midtown LiquorCollins Midtown Liquor

36 Reviews
Reviews: 36
Visits: 50
Avg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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: 36 | Visits: 50
Reviews by coldriver:
Photo of coldriver
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

In town for the NCAA BBall tourney I swung by Midtown to check their local beer selection. Wow, great selection of not only local beers but several national brands we can't seem to get in Texas (Caldera, Southampton, Lost Coast, Mad River, etc). I happily loaded up a shopping cart with about 50 singles and bombers as well as a couple sixers. Clerk was very friendly and knowledgable and even gave me a Boulevard bar towel. They have to comply with Oklahoma's archaic refrigeration laws, but Midtown can't be blamed for that. Prices reasonable. Great place to buy beer!

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Photo of donspublic
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Was in Tulsa moving my daughter into her new apartment. Didn't have much time to shop around for beer, this place was next to Target, so ran inside to check out what they had. They had beer everywhere. Now if I lived in Tulsa, I would probably be kind of upset because nothing was priced, but for someone looking to grab some local beer, they had a pretty good selection

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
2.71/5  rDev -35.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Pretty "meh" I thought. They had quite a bit of random things, but the selection didn't blow me away. My main issue was the store wasn't set up well. There was just random beer in all sorts of weird places.

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Photo of Kevin67
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

One of the few go-to places in Tulsa.

To the post below; Oklahoma's archaic laws do not allow for coolers in liquor stores.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Why don't Tulsa beer stores have cold beer? I was in town on business and visited 3 different stores, including this one, and none of them had cold beer.

This place had a nice selection of warm beer. I did find a nice IPA, F5, and got a Prairie Bomb single. I just wish they would have been cold.

interestingly enough I stopped at a Walgreen's and they had cold beer, but it was all crap.

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Photo of chemidtown
2.15/5  rDev -49.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Used to be a great place at the prior location but new staff makes it not worth a visit. I would rather drive much further than deal with such rude people.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.4/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

One of the better places to find craft beer in Tulsa. No, OK does not have the best selection, but if you are in the area, this is one of the better stops you can make. Staff is knowledgeable and kind. Lots of good local breweries represented and one of the largest Prairie selections around. Good place to hit up if you are near midtown.

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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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.

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3.2/5  rDev -24.3%

Photo of bulldogg915
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of clintblack1
1/5  rDev -76.4%

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.

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Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of DelMontiac
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

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Photo of Carl_R
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of TheVenerableMead
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of beergeekokla
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Irasema
4.97/5  rDev +17.5%
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!

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Photo of MammothTarantula
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of zerocrane
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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Photo of treywinkle
5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Collins Midtown Liquor in Tulsa, OK
93 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.