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Wise Guys Discount Liquors

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22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
$$ - reasonable
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9133 Taft St
Merrillville, Indiana, 46410-6910
United States
phone: (219) 791-9419

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(Place added by: roadhouse on 12-16-2008)
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Reviews by roadhouse:
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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $

I stopped in here a couple weeks ago to see what they had. As I entered there was some islands that had some decent craft beers like Anchor OSA, then to the right there were coolers and a rack that contained some bombers. As I continued walking through the store I came across a large row of craft beer shelves. They had stuff from Rogue, Stone, Three Floyds, Bells, Upland, Unibroue, Left Hand, as well as some different Belgian stuff. The prices were, like WiseWay the grocery store, much cheaper than the liquor stores. They had Upland Lambics for two dollars less than usual, Bourbon County Stout for five dollars less than usual, and everything else seemed to be at or lower than the usual prices I see for it. The service was very nice and would recommend different beers and ask what my favorite style was, etc. While I was there two different guys recommended stuff. While the selection certainly isn't huge like Binny's in Chicagoland, it's fairly respectable and I think it will probably grow if the store becomes really popular. If you are in the vicinity I would highly recommend a visit to Wise Guys for a pretty good selection and great prices.

12-16-2008 19:25:19 | More by roadhouse
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

06-19-2014 03:32:12 | More by warpig372
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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2.73/5  rDev -33.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$$

Spoiler Alert: If you want the hard to get the good beer, you have to attend Wiseguys University and sit for two hours listening to some guy from Sam Adams talk. On the positive side, they do give samples. I used to go to Wiseguys for their Saturday morning "rare" beer drawings. Only one or two of the beers was usually rare. Then, Wiseguys wanted to have the drawings at 5:30 on Fridays. Anybody else busy at that time? I am not interested in games, I just want somebody to take money in exchange for my beer.

The selection has all the usual suspects available in the region. Pete's Liquor Bucket has the same things, but generally significantly cheaper. The last few times I have to Wiseguys, I walked out empty-handed. I already have had much of what is on the shelves. The good beers are waiting for the drawings, which are not announced until hours before sometimes.

08-30-2013 23:04:11 | More by JohnnyHopps
Photo of Chaney

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4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I went here twice during my Christmas vacation on the Indiana side of Chi-town.

Atmosphere: spacious enough but not massive by any means. Hang a right once you enter and enter the beer area, with a long row of coolers on the right hand side and a long row of shelves on the other.

Quality and Service: I don't think anyone really helped me out while I was there, but I didn't exactly seek it out either. With the exception of several bottles of FFF Apocalypse Cow that had been out of date for several months, most of the brews seemed to be current. I did see a few bottles of 2010 Le Folie, but that is actually a good thing.

Selection: Most of the Three Floyds flagships were there (except for Dreadnaught), as well as stuff from Bell's, Founders, Dark Horse, New Albanian, New Belgium, and many, many others. I picked up a bottle of 2010 Le Folie (awesome!) and a few Boulevard nuggets.

Value: I think everything was priced about where it should be, with the exception of a few that seemed a bit pricier than normal (eg. Boulevard Collab. #2 was a couple of bucks high than I'd seen it before) and some that were lower (it was the cheapest I had ever seen Le Folie).

All in all this is a fantastic store, and most definitely more than worth a mere stop if you happen to be in the area.

12-29-2011 03:03:17 | More by Chaney
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3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in here today, first thing I noticed was the sun gleaming off the bottles of beer in the front of the beer aisle... not the best attention to quality. Front windows are completely open, sunlight hitting bottles on the shelves halfway down the aisle. Grabbed a few from the back to be safe.

Large store with 1/10th devoted to beer. Found a few cases of seasonals stacked by the register oddly, on a former checkout belt. Schlafly Pumpkin, Nommo Dubbel, Tyranena Hop Whore. Also strange was the dozen magnums of Anchor OSA in the wine section...

70% of the coolers were macro devoted, but there was one solid door that made up for it towards the back. All craft bombers, many regional ones. Six from Figure 8, 4 from Back Road, a few New Albanian including Jaxon Barleywine, 6 FFF, 4 Goose Island, and more. These local beers weren't really showcased in any way, and sort of relegated to the back of the beer aisle, but at least they were there.

Good selection of sixers, craft bombers, and imports on the warm shelf on the left. Noticed Sprecher Dubbel, full line of Boulevard Smokestacks & Schlafly, Thomas Creek from SC, Upland Oktoberfest and Double Dragonfly, Shoreline, Cricket Hill from NJ (crappy old BBA Porter though, avoid), plenty of Hoppin Frog. Some lambics, Oud Beersel and Cuvee Rene, out of Girardin, some Liefmans stuff. Scandinavian imports, UK stuff like Yorkshire Stingo, and more.

No one on the floor, but the cashier was very nice. Seasonals stacked in open cases, clearly marked prices, fairly competitive i'd say. For the area, this is among those with the broadest selection, though the sunlight hitting the bottles and reports of old beer bring the quality here into question.

10-23-2011 05:22:50 | More by emerge077
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