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Reviews by mdwalsh:
3.15/5 rDev -16.2%
quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $
Kenwood is a decent store, our usual go to for bulk purchases for parties, both for crafts and kegs of PBR. Never really been offered help in there when picking out what to get. They carry most of the things an out of stater would want when visiting and picking up large stuff to take home, though it wouldn't be bad to just go to Binny's depending on where you are. It's always a madhouse at the registers, and the security guard in the parking lot seriously makes it impossible to buy anything if there is anyone in your car between the ages of about 6 and 21. A little overprotective IMHO. Still, a worthy place to stop if you know what you want. If not, I suggest Binny's or Town in Beverly.
08-06-2009 13:35:31 | More by mdwalsh
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3.38/5 rDev -10.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Kenwood is a very busy spot but not necessarily well-known for its craft selection so it can be a bit ignored and disorganized. Also check the bottle dates, if available, as I've found some things can be past their prime.
That being said, if you can find a spot to park and the beer you're looking for, its probably going to be at least a $1 or 2 cheaper than anywhere else.
Also, if you they have a rarity there is no limits so I've been able to get Hopslam and Bells 9000 and 10000 by the case when my timing was right.
06-18-2011 15:29:39 | More by timmx
3.51/5 rDev -6.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
Selection is decent here. You can find any style you want, although not always the particular beer you're looking for.
Value is incredible. They pretty much destroy everyone's prices on every single product. Often so crowded that parking is a major hassle. It's basically a liquor store built out of an old-style grocery store, like Red Owl or something, back when grocery stores were much smaller. I try to go at off-hours.
Most of my favorite breweries are represented here that get Chicago area distribution. Staff is helpful and will order for you if what you want is available.
Recommended for pricing alone. Wish they had more German beers, but they do carry some favorites like Weihenstephaner frequently.
04-27-2011 23:06:49 | More by chicagoabbot
3.71/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
Kenwood liquors may not have the biggest selection of craft beer in the area, but they do have a decent one that fluctuates from time to time with new and old seasonals. They have the lowest prices around hands down and you do have to get their early for new releases. The parking can sometimes be ridiculous forcing you to park around the block, but often the side lot of the building across the street can help out. They only take driver's liscenses as a form of I.D. And they only take cash. Overall decent store with clear low prices.
04-02-2011 07:30:37 | More by IchabodcraneIpa
3.4/5 rDev -9.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $
This place gets the good stuff but you have to be early if you want it... cases of hopslam were flying out the door for 50 bucks a pop. i know i got a bunch of them. the craft brew section is small. they just don't have room for a large selection of beers. prices are the best on the south side and its all cash. the parking lot is crazy if you can park on the the north side of building by the strip mall and walk around the building. you will save yourself a headache. overall a good place to get mass quantities just not that one rare bottle you've been looking for (unless its liquor).
02-03-2011 16:45:26 | More by swanny28
3.7/5 rDev -1.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $
This place looks like a your regular city/suburban liquor store. Except for the security guard directing traffic, and 7 checout aisles slammed into a space for 2 or 3 and the kind of foot traffic you would expect walking out of an NFL stadium. This place doesn't take credit cards, doesn't advertise and has ridiculously low prices. Recently, they've decided to expand their beer selection. They have one side of an aisle dedicated to crafts and imports (They've always been a good place to get a case of imports)
The prices are impressive. In my estimation 20-30% off FFF, Goose Island, Founders, Bells, Great Lakes. That's all that I really know the prices of, but there is also imports and west coast beers available. Also a mass quantity of Polish and other eastern euro beers by the case over by the BMCs.
02-20-2009 02:09:00 | More by MillySox
Kenwood Liquors in Oak Lawn, IL
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.