Armanetti Beverage Mart
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Reviews by mdwalsh:
3.5/5 rDev -5.9%
Grew up right around Town and it was always the liquor store that we went to for everything. My mom is friends with the owners and they've always been helpful whenever we were having events. I was glad to see when I could finally shop their myself that they had a good selection of craft. Not great, but good enough considering it's within walking distance of my Mom's house. They keep Allagash, DFH, Ommegang, Lagunitas, and some others that slip my mind that I can't get up here in Minnesota. I've never had too many questions from the staff, but they're always polite and I know they're great at dealing with events/large orders. They were able to provide the craft selections for my sisters wedding and even took back unopened cases and bottles no hassle. They even called at 9 o'clock the night of the wedding to see if we needed anything else delivered before they closed.
12-07-2009 03:50:03 | More by mdwalsh
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3.8/5 rDev +2.2%
Just moved back to the south side from San Diego, and it often feels like I'm in a craft beer desert out here in the Beverly/Evergreen Park area - especially having just lived in a great beer city.
But I went into Armanetti's the other night and was fairly impressed, given that there's no store within 25 minutes in any direction that carries good IPAs, Double Stouts, Porters, etc.
They now have a small "microbrew" fridge in the back, and they carry a decent mix of 22oz selections. Hop Rod Rye and Racer 5 were in stock, and they had couple of other notables from Lagunitas, Stone, Green Flash, Two Brothers and Avery.
Goose Island is in heavy stock, but they don't carry anything heavy, like Night Stalker, Oatmeal Stout or Imperial IPA.
I was also fairly impressed with their room temperature six pack selection. San Diego beers had decent representation, and I was happy to see Green Flash's West Coast IPA (my "gateway" beer).
I didn't get a chance to talk to anybody in the store about their selections, but will definitely do so in the future.
The selection doesn't stack up against a place like Binny's, but for a local liquor store, it's good to see something like this on the south side.
I was a little bummed not to see anything from some of the better regional breweries - Founders, Three Floyd's or Surly - but it's a good start nonetheless.
06-06-2010 11:08:28 | More by 3morley
3.85/5 rDev +3.5%
As a native South Sider, I'll be the first to admit that good beer is hard to come by down here. Fortunately, Town Liquors has really upped their game the past couple years. Aside from the usual suspects (Sam Adams, Leinie's, Goose Island, etc.) they carry the likes of Capital, O'Fallon, Mendocino and Dogfish Head among others. They've also recently increased their selection of bombers, offering seasonals from breweries including Lagunitas and Left Hand. Their one weakness is imports. Most of their imports are Euro-lagers, though they do offer a few quality selections such as Young's and Delirium Tremens. All things considered, Town Liquor has made a concerted effort to up their craft beer game, and I encourage anybody in the neighbor to stop in and show their support by picking up a sixer or two.
01-27-2009 18:19:03 | More by Windigstadt
Armanetti Beverage Mart in Chicago, IL
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.