Crown Liquors #14
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 25 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
4.65/5 rDev +2.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
The service was a 5 even before I set foot in this place. I was taking a short weekend trip to Anderson, IN for a wedding and I posted and searched on this site for suggestions on a good beer place in downtown Indy. I got pointed to the store manager who was friendly and very helpful. When I finally arrived at the store the staff was friendly helpful.
They have a nice selection of brews that aren't available in the St. Louis are including the locals like FFF and others. But they also have Stone, DFH and some The Bruery. Good stuff. As others have mentioned they definitely go for quality overall quantity. The store is two smaller stories with beer on the right side of the first one and then liquor to the left. The first floor is wine and what looked like a tasting room.
Very nice place and I would stop any time I could if I was in Indy.
10-03-2010 20:14:05 | More by JoEBoBpr
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
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
4.91/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
A: Beer and liquor upstairs, excellent wine room downstairs. Great set up and everything is clean and well kept.
Q: Everything that should be fresh is fresh. Nothing sits too long here.
S: Staff is helpful and very knowledgeable.
S: One of the best selections in town. They get all the good stuff that you can get in IN.
F: No restaurant. Snack items available for purchase.
V: Some of the best prices in town for craft beer. Have never bought much else from them, but from what I have looked at the same trend extends to liquor and wine.
10-13-2013 21:28:10 | More by tsauce2
4.54/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Hit this up on the way back home from Madison, WI. Nice location downtown. Great selection, I picked up some FFF, Famtome, 3F, Bruery, Sun King, and some local recommended beers. Staff is am fantastic, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, they are the reason to check this place out. Prices are fair. Good amount of refridgerators. Great joint!
09-22-2013 11:46:38 | More by williamjbauer
4.94/5 rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
A: great atmosphere, place is just loaded with great beer, each new area is loaded with more beer I have to have !
Q: the quality I see is that they have some older vintages you might be hoping to find. I got ahold of the big series from Shoreline Brewing that included 2009 Lost Sailor aged in bourbon barrels !
S: the service is great at this store, the guy behind the counter KNOWS beer, and can hold a conversation about many types and breweries styles, as well as making suggestions on others you may wish to try.
Sel: I believe this selection to be top notch. I came from northern Illinois and was totally enthralled with the beer selection, I could'nt stop pulling bottles of the shelf. What a great road-trip this will be in the future!
F: not avail.
V: I think the prices were in-line with where they should be . I was'nt complaining about any of them, and I left with 3 boxes !
06-02-2012 22:44:36 | More by stouts4me
Crown Liquors #14 in Indianapolis, IN
98 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.