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Downer Avenue Wine & Spirits

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Downer Avenue Wine & SpiritsDowner Avenue Wine & Spirits

12 Reviews
Reviews: 12
Visits: 27
Avg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
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2638 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53211-4244
United States
phone: (414) 332-0880 | map

Place added by: downerwine on 06-29-2008

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Reviews: 12 | Visits: 27
Photo of Yulles
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%

Great little store. Very friendly staff most of whom are extremely knowledgeable about beer. Despite the small size of the store they have a very nice selection, including some tough to find stuff. This is a place that I definitely hit up every time I head through Milwaukee. I always leave with some of the Wisconsin standards (New Glarus and Ale Asylum for me) and some new and interesting beers that I had never heard of. If you are in Milwaukee or heading through, check this place out, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in here on a quest for NG Cranbic.

Very compact neighborhood store, majority of beer is in coolers to the left. Good selection, not necessarily comprehensive for the area but still good. Down the street from Cafe Hollander.

What troubled me was the open cases of beer right in the windows. Even with an awning, at the right time of day light can strike the beer and skunk it. This included fancy DFH and other 750s. Coolers held mostly sixers and singles. The beer guy was quick to point out the Cranbic in the coolers. Further in there were some good craft beers to be had, like Unearthly, Heavy Handed, Theobroma, and a few others. Handpicked imports like Mikkeller, Haandbryggeriet, St. Bernardus Xmas, Jolly Pumpkin ES Bam, and more Shelton stuff. Noticed Dark Horse in the cooler, and a few FFF beers not available elsewhere (2009 Alpha Klaus!!) Is it on par with Discount and Three Cellars? No, it's not. A nice neighborhood store, but not a destination.

Checkout was quick and friendly. Would return if in the area again...

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Downer Avenue Wine & Spirits in Milwaukee, WI
94 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.