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Crown Liquors #14

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
98
world-class

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.54%
[ Store ]

150 N Delaware St
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204-2524
United States
phone: (317) 638-3720

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(Place added by: scarnold8 on 06-11-2010)
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Reviews by Hibernator:
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -6.2%

On my to MacNiven's I stopped in Crown Liquors for a glance of what they have to offer and I concluded their selection is for real. I was impressed at the cleanliness of the store and how well everything was organized.

For those of us interested in good beers, the coolers are to the left when you enter and appear to start of with the macros first and and then give way to some really good craft beer options. I'm not gonna go into too much detail here, but I was mainly interested in those beers that I can't find in Massachusetts, so I was pleased with the selections from Bell's & Three Floyds that I'm accustomed to only reading about.

I ended up purchasing a 6 pack of Three Floyds Alpha King & Bell's Oberon. I definitely would have ended up buying more if logistics wasn't an issue this trip, but I guess there is always tomorrow.

05-24-2011 22:24:44 | More by Hibernator
More User Reviews:
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david131

California

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-05-2014 17:11:55 | More by david131
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

3.69/5  rDev -18.2%

Since I work downtown, this location is easy to pop into. They have a great selection of craft beers in the coolers and on some packed shelves facing the coolers.

The store itself is very nice, but I have two issues with the place:
1) Service - The staff hardly acknowledged I there. When I asked if they had some specific Mikkeller, they just said "No". They didn't say anything about trying to get any or looking at other Crown's inventories (which they can do), or even suggesting something similar. Overall they just seemed unfriendly
2) They put "rare" beers on a pedistal. Example: Near the counter, there is a small display of FFF Robert the Bruce, Pride and Joy, and Alpha King with a sign that says "Limit one six-pack". WHAT? This is standard stuff here, why limit or try to make it seem rare.
I asked about the FFF/New Belgium collaboration, they were keeping it in the back and selling it at $10/bottle when lots of other liquor stores had it for $8.

If you in town for a conference and limited to the downtown area, this place will work but I would suggest you check out the Big Reds near by first. They at least have a friendly staff.

07-09-2014 20:28:41 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-10-2014 00:35:59 | More by sholland119
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target88

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

03-24-2014 09:10:01 | More by target88
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev -4.7%

Prior review: This is truly my go-to location in the city to find beers, wine, and alcohol of all sorts. One of the most extensive beer selections I've found, it manages to stock a number of satisfying craft brew options from the West Coast and elsewhere that are hard to find at other spots around town. The staff are friendly, and the location is incredibly convenient for me to swing by right after work.

Re-review: I am adding a note here because over the past 6 months, during a number of visits, my experiences have changed. The place remains solid for selection, and its quality remains generally top notch, but I am somewhat disappointed by the service. It is not by any means universal, but I've had several negative experiences. I've asked a few fairly pedestrian questions about coming releases, and rather than address them reasonably, I've gotten several curt reactions, and less than helpful answers. First, it was that releases were long gone (with a tone that suggested that I should know not to ask). I found most of the bottles I was looking for at other stores, so it seems long gone may have only meant at this location. Then, trying to get out front, I asked before releases about their anticipated arrival and got responses like, "it's purely a choice of the distributor" and "it follows the same pattern every year." Not too helpful, and my only conclusion is that they are not too interested in retaining my business. The convenience and selection means this location will never drop completely from my list of sources, but I've found myself looking elsewhere first, and it all comes down to the fact that I don't always feel welcome at this store.

03-18-2014 23:22:33 | More by Tsar_Riga
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freewill35

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-23-2013 11:41:37 | More by freewill35
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.3%

10-22-2013 18:56:06 | More by Kegatron
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.91/5  rDev +8.9%

A: Beer and liquor upstairs, excellent wine room downstairs. Great set up and everything is clean and well kept.

Q: Everything that should be fresh is fresh. Nothing sits too long here.

S: Staff is helpful and very knowledgeable.

S: One of the best selections in town. They get all the good stuff that you can get in IN.

F: No restaurant. Snack items available for purchase.

V: Some of the best prices in town for craft beer. Have never bought much else from them, but from what I have looked at the same trend extends to liquor and wine.

10-13-2013 21:28:10 | More by tsauce2
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-09-2013 13:59:42 | More by MSandahl23
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