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Downer Avenue Wine & Spirits

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Downer Avenue Wine & SpiritsDowner Avenue Wine & Spirits
BA SCORE
95
world-class

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.26%
[ Store ]

2638 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53211-4244
United States
phone: (414) 332-0880

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(Place added by: downerwine on 06-29-2008)
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

WesMKE, Aug 30, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +7.9%

tywhite, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Alpar, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of OnWisconsin
4/5  rDev -9.3%

OnWisconsin, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of robear
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%

Good shop on the East Side. The opposite of Otto's. I buy beer once a week- I usually stop in here once a month or so.

Atmosphere- lots of bottles crammed in a small space. Decent design and cozy feel. If you're browsing during a delivery, you're going to be in the way.

Quality- Craft beer from all major breweries that distribute to Milwaukee.

Service- If Mike is there he can answer any and all beer questions. The other staff varies in their knowledge, but will always be happy to refer to you to Mike.

Selection- All your basic bases and most of your specialty bases are covered. They were one of the first shops to carry Black Husky. They do a good job expanding the lineups of the breweries they carry. I haven't had a ton of luck here with rarities- not sure if they don't get many of them or if they have a different way of selling them that I don't know about.

Food- the DO carry Indulgence Chocolate bars. So your wife won't be TOO mad.

Value- gotten some decent deals here, but they don't run specials on beer very often. Most bottles/packs are in line price-wise.

robear, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

mhind52, May 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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, Apr 15, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -8.4%

Downer is in the top tier of Milwaukee beer shops. On the North or East side of town, they can't really be beat for selection or price. Selection is somewhere between a Baliestreri's Sendik's and Ray's.

Staff is good with beer knowledge, and willing to chat about beer for as long as you want.

Fresh Black Husky is routinely in stock, which is always a plus.

sisterthelonious, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

atone315, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Jfriz25
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%

Downer is in my regular rotation of stores and is one of my favorites. It is a small shop but has a great selection of single bottles and bombers. The workers there are also great and know what they are doing. It'd definetly recommend giving it a shot if you are in Milwaukee.

The one downside is that some of the harder to get 4-6 packs get broken up as singles only. That can go both ways however because you can almost always find singles of Gumball Head, Alpha King, and seasonal releases that aren't always easy elsewhere in the city.

Jfriz25, Jan 04, 2013
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Downer Avenue Wine & Spirits in Milwaukee, WI
95 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.