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Collins Midtown Liquor

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Collins Midtown LiquorCollins Midtown Liquor
BA SCORE
96
world-class

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 12.73%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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butters167

Oklahoma

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Hands down the best selection of beer in the Tulsa area. I stop in at least a couple times a month to what new beers are in. If it's available in Oklahoma it's here. Midtown also has the largest "pick six" section in Tulsa and it is always updated with new beers. My only ding is that I have ran into a couple stale beers lately but its a small price to pay for the large number of selections available. The staff is always helpful and available to answer any questions. If you are a beer lover in Oklahoma you must try shopping here.

08-27-2010 16:21:36 | More by butters167
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wolfinthemirror

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev -12.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

While on an errand in Tulsa, I went in here for the first time and felt like a little kid in a candy store. This is the best selection of beer I've seen in OK. I was very impressed to find practically every offering from Great Divide and Rogue, breweries of which my local stores only carry 1 or 2 products of. It was a very nice change. A great deal of domestic craft beers, countless imports... The mixed six is a great value at only $8.95.. I really wish there were more singles to choose from considering the diversity in the store, but they still had a great number to sample. I was happy to find Marshall's bombers at $4.95 each. My only real complaints were that while the selection is great, it was pretty disorganized in a way that made it hard to access some of the selection. The lack of prices on the majority of six packs and bombers made it quite hard to shop with a budget in mind. The Old Ruffian bomber I bought was also sticky with what i guess was dried beer on the bottle, and several of them were that way. It might not have been the fault of the store, however.
Since this is such a huge selection for Oklahoma and it's easy to find, I will definitely be returning on my next visit to Tulsa.

03-12-2010 23:09:02 | More by wolfinthemirror
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

Last time I was there I got royal treatment from Carter, make sure you tell em you're a BA...

Bumping up selection score, I truly believe they get everything they can...

Based on 2 visits one in February & another in August

Quality wise I have to ding them just because I've had more old/stale brews from these guys in the last 2 visits than I did from everyone else (everywhere in the US )in the last 2 years. I'm sure this a a bi-product of them trying to provide maximum choice & Oklahoma's dumb ass laws regarding full strength beers. My rule of thumb from now on: Cast a skeptical eye towards reduced priced sixers & weaker abv imports.

Service has been alright the to visits, not super helpful or enthusiastic about talking product. I presume that's the luck of the draw on who you have working.

Great selection: If they can get it in OK, I believe these guys carry it. Mixed sixers selection was a bit meh, looked more like the island/shelves of out of season beers. I spent over $80 this visit, so that's saying something.
( 3 bottle of Brett Saison will push that bill up )
Prices were mixed, but overall good value for the dollar. In short, worth a visit if in the area. I am lucky to have options almost as good options, plus different beers on offer closer to home in Missouri & Arkansas.

I hope future visits will bump up those service & quality scores ( I've only purchased from 4 liqour stores in state,so maybe my standards for freshness aren't realistic???), time will tell...

08-14-2009 11:40:44 | More by russpowell
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champ103

Texas

4.4/5  rDev 0%
quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

A great place to find some beers in Tulsa. Carter (BA lovething), was a great help. I beer mailed him about my wants as I am visiting Tulsa for work. He sent me a prompted and helpful response. I happened to visit the store when he was not working, but the person that was there was a great help. He pointed me to Saison-Brett, and the Rochefort beers I was looking for. I also picked up some Fuller's Vintage Ale and a couple of Big Sky beers among some other goodies. The prices seemed reasonable. I did notice a lot of dust on some of the singles and six packs (the only thing I could critic). Overall, highly recommend, and a great find for someone out of town.

PS: Carter and I conversed a couple more times, and he got me some Boulevard BBQ that he had sitting at his house. A great guy and place. This place is a must.

06-02-2009 01:56:11 | More by champ103
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wolffman17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Midtown Liquor is the place go to in Tulsa. It's not a huge store by any means, but with Carter (BA lovething) running the beer department you're assured that if it's available in Oklahoma, then they've got it. Plenty of American craft breweries along with a good selection of Belgian, German, and U.K. breweries to choose from. Beer Mail lovething if you have any questions about what's available or on the way; he'll help you out. It's also nice to see a white board as soon as you walk in listing all the new offerings. High quality...stock is rotated appropriately. Can't beat the place.

04-14-2009 15:42:21 | More by wolffman17
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mugglesandhops

Oklahoma

3.55/5  rDev -19.3%
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$

I made a couple of beer stops while I was in Tulsa and this was the second place I stopped. Thanks to a fellow BA for recommending these places for me. I was fairly surprised at the selection. It was pretty good for an Oklahoma beer store. They had Left Hand, Boulevard, Some Belgium's, Big Sky, Avery, Bear Republic. Ranch Acres had pretty much the same selection. No body really asked me if I needed help or anything so the service wasn't all that great. Overall, I think I could have got everything I needed at the other place. or vice versa.

03-30-2009 16:20:57 | More by mugglesandhops
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Riggo

Oklahoma

4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Midtown Liquor shows what can happen to your average Oklahoma liquor store when someone takes a real interest in beer. Carter has the best selection in Tulsa and has really made an effort on organizing and storing the beers. He works hard to acquire any new beers he possibly can, with frequent updates (as "lovething") in the Southwest Forum here on BA. It's great to know someone is pressuring distributors for more and more great beer in Oklahoma.

From great Belgians (Westmalle, Rochefort, St. Bernardus, Orval, Chimay, etc.) to exciting U.S. crafts (Bear Republic, Great Divide, Avery, Southampton, Left Hand) to classics like Samuel Smith, Fullers, and Paulaner, the selection proves that Oklahoma is no beer wasteland. There are a few pretty good places to buy beer in Tulsa but this is definitely the best.

03-20-2009 18:14:18 | More by Riggo
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brewintheLou

Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I have been by this place a couple of times while passing through Tulsa. My lastest experience just a couple of minutes after a car ran through the window and landed on top of the beer section. Good thing I didn't get there 10 minutes earlier or I would have been under the car! Sad thing was all the beer that was running out into the parking lot.

Quality and selection of the beer selection is, as far as I can tell, the best for Oklahoma. Comparing to liquor stores I have been to in OK, this is far above the rest. Most stores in Oklahoma have a couple of Sam Adams, and some Blvd. and that's about it.

Service is outstanding! Before I even visited the store Carter (BA name: lovething) sent me a beer mail after I had posted that I was going to be passing through Tulsa. He let me know he was the manager and let me know about some of the beers he was going to be recieving that week. The instore was also great.

Price seems to be solid. I am comparing to a store in OKC which has a similar selection, but prices are considerably more.

02-09-2009 19:55:22 | More by brewintheLou
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tjroberts79

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +13.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Midtown Liquor is the best beer spot in Tulsa, period. The store has Oklahoma's best selection, the best service, and they take the best care of their product.
I have found that they consistently have items on the shelf that you can't get at any other store in Tulsa or Oklahoma City. I appreciate that Carter always knows what beers are coming our way and he seems to keep our distributors interested in getting new product to Oklahoma.
With very reasonable prices, extensive inventory, great service, and the convenience of the store next door (for kegs, ice, cold 3.2, etc), Midtown Liquor is the beer hub of Tulsa.

10-16-2008 15:32:46 | More by tjroberts79
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Bdc

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +13.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

For Oklahoma, the selection is as good as it gets. The "What's New/What's Coming" board was a great feature of this store. The staff are professional and knowledgeable. The store was busier than I expected during my 10:00 am in the morning (Sat.) visit. From that, I'd expect a pretty high turnover (freshness - if I want an aged beer, I'll do it myself). Many of the other visitors seemed to be perusing the beer selections. That further affirmed this suspicion. Its location is good for me and probably many other visitors to Tulsa (close to the ballpark and racetrack). Kind of unsuspecting in that it is in a strip mall. Worth seeking out.

08-26-2008 02:24:49 | More by Bdc
Collins Midtown Liquor in Tulsa, OK
96 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.