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Kenwood Liquors

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.96%
[ Store ]

12037 W 159th St
Homer Glen, Illinois, 60491-7849
United States
phone: (708) 590-8210

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(Place added by: spointon on 03-02-2009)
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Reviews by cagocubs:
Photo of cagocubs
4.05/5  rDev -1%

Stopped in this place the other day after a friend had talked about it. The store is nice and clean with a large selection of liquor, wine, and beer. They have a large selection of hard liquor at nice discounted prices. I'm not a big wine fan, so I didn't check the prices on that.

The beer selection here is suprising. By far the cheapest prices I have seen for craft beer around this area. The selection is large, but not comparable to Binnys. Good place to go and find the more popular beers.

Service was decent. The people are nice, but not very eager to ask if they can help you find something.

Overall, a solid place to go and pick up good beer and liquor at a good price. Will be back soon.

cagocubs, Nov 29, 2009
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enelson, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of dacubz
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%

Kenwood is the one and only place that I will buy any alcoholic beverages from. Granted, wine is their big inventory item, but hard liquor and beer have a large inventory there too.

The pricing at Kenwood will blow away any of the competition on virtually anything, beating even Binny's prices by a considerable margin. I saw Sprecher's on Binney's website and decided to pick up some Abbey Triple, and made a special trip to do so. Well. the Binney's in Orland Park didn't have it, but did have a few 4-paks of Black Bavarian for over 8 bucks a pak. I knew that Kenwood had it for $5.99. Some discount Binneys! I left empty handed, and headed to Kenwood and got the value that they're known for. If they would be open to requests, they would be completely unbeatable. My service rating is low because cashiers are pretty much all that are around to talk to if you want to suggest an item. Binnys may stock more, but alot of it is overpriced dust collectors, or mass produced swill.

Try Kenwood, especially on the weekends when hard liquor tastings greet you. It is a great place to stock up!

dacubz, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of joe1510
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%

Kenwood Liquors is a warehouse type liquor store much like the old Sam's chains around Chicagoland. Walking through the doors your met by row after row of warehouse shelving, floor to ceiling of wine. Around the corner you're met by your tequila aisle, rum aisle, bourbon aisle, etc all of which are reasonably priced with impressive selections of each spirit, from handles of swill to top shelf Bourbon, Scotch, and Cognac. All the spirits are between $2-8 less than the Orland Binny's just down the road.

The first aisle of beer is dedicated to the imports. There's a nice selection of German, English, and Eastern European beer. The Belgian selection is lacking in size but what's available is solid. The other two aisles are loaded with American craft, and a good selection at that. A large bank of coolers are also stocked up with 60% micro and 40% macro. As with the spirits, the beer is also much cheaper than at Binny's down the road, anywhere from $1-$3 per bottle and sixer less. I've been asked if I needed help before but never asked about anything so I don't have a comment on the service.

Kenwood is a quality liquor store with great prices and good selection. I usually give Kenwood a stop first when I'm headed out that way, pick up what I'm going to and then hit the Binny's after just in case they have something different.

joe1510, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of PlinytheFarter
4.5/5  rDev +10%

I enjoy this place more than the local Binnys(es)?

Although not nearly as large a selection as the previously mentioned Blues Brother endorsed liquor dispensory, they do have better prices. Also Kenwood seems to have rare stuff actually make it to the shelf more often. Always friendly help and attractive cashiers if I must say so my self. Excellent scotch selection at great prices as well. I do wish they would embrace sours a bit more but as I said its worth a stop in for the pricing alone. Frrrnt.

PlinytheFarter, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of snaotheus
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%

It's a liquor store. People asked me if I needed help finding anything, but I didn't, so I don't know how much help thy might have been. They have a good selection (on par with Binny's), and better prices (consistently $0.50-$1.00 cheaper than Binny's). Whenever I go here, I see new beers that I've never seen before, but that could just as easily be because I live in Seattle, and there are lots of beers distributed here that are not distributed near me.

It's a good place and we'll be back.

snaotheus, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of AleWatcher
2.08/5  rDev -49.1%

This is one solid little shop.
The American craft selection is fantastic... The imports leaves something to be desired, but hey, it's in Will County which means it's tougher to get those imports!

The employees pretty much leave me alone. I may have been asked "do you need any help?" once in the 20 or so I've shopped here-- and I like that. I know what I want and if I don't see it, I'll ask. Of course, that's not the attitude of most customers, so I could see this being a slight problem for the uninitiated.

The prices are very fair. $14.99 for a 6 pack of Hopslam vs the standard Binnys price of $16.99.

My parents and inlaws all live in Orland, and I prefer to stop at Kenwood over Orland Binny's. (I still stop at Orland Binny's however, but that is because I really like the employees over there).

--EDIT--
So two stories need to be added to this review--
1) when bcs vanilla came out I had my name on the list at this store... When I went in to pick up my bottle, the guy said, "Oh.. some guy just picked it up." Left empty-handed. I gave them the benefit of the doubt...
2) The store held back bottles of CBS, waited 6 weeks after release and decided to put them for sale at a 600% markup. Retail location attempting to get ebay prices... That's bullshit.

AleWatcher, Aug 19, 2011
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