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Tops Liquors

Not Rated.
Tops LiquorsTops Liquors

Taps: 24 / Bottles: 400
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.46%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Store ]

403 W University Dr
Ste 104
Tempe, Arizona, 85281-5472
United States
phone: (480) 967-5643

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tasteoftops

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(Place added by: hyuga)
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Reviews by DPFRD:
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DPFRD

Arizona

4.94/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

The liquor store side is the tits. Really it's the big dog in AZ, not even bevmo or total wine have such an extensive selection... these dudes go out of there way to get all kinds of distributors on board so your mind can be blown when you go there.

Don't go there with to much solvent cash as you will blow it all.

The have an isle of belgian beer that will make your panties moist. It's stocked with anything you could think of and legally get... I have rarely been let down by this isle when on a hunt for a rarity, but shit, every section is like that.

They have shit from everywhere, an amazing american assortment, german selection is out of control, all kinds of eastern european stuff, asian... I mean damn.

They keep a good amount of stuff on redundant cold storage if you need to drink it right when you get it...

Their wine and booze selection is as thorough as their beer... this place is crowded with shit.

You can order all kinds of legit kegs from them... anyone want a pony of Houblon Dobblen... call tops.

They'll give you 10% if you buy a case, so go large.

The beer bar next door is great, large tap with really great rotating choices... always something new and interesting.

12-20-2010 07:45:26 | More by DPFRD
More User Reviews:
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nleaders

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

07-03-2014 11:39:48 | More by nleaders
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timlyon

Arizona

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-17-2014 14:27:43 | More by timlyon
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Tend to only visit Tops when I'm desperate or heading by and feel like killing a few minutes. Prices will and are always higher than every single shop in AZ and the service is just awful. Every time I buy something I get the evil-eye from the dude who's ringing me up. For some reason they always look pissed and like they would rather do anything in the world other than helping my give them my money. Great selection of Imported stuff as well as the usual suspects we see in AZ.

06-04-2014 16:24:31 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Camjmorton

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-24-2014 05:52:19 | More by Camjmorton
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Auraan

Arizona

4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Review is for both the liquor store and Taste of Tops, the attached bar.
Atmosphere for the liquor store is simple Arizona strip mall feel, crappy old floors, same shelves you see at every Goodwill here, packed with bottles. It's not the most upscale feel, but it has a charm to it that I love. The bar is amazing. It looks like nothing from the outside but then you go in and it's a charming place with local art on the walls, nice wood floors, great looking tables and an excellent bar set up. Nice set up of coolers as well. It's a hidden gem. Quality for the liquor store is great, they have lots of great stuff in there. The bar is even better. They get all sorts of amazing stuff on tap on a regular basis. Service is all round excellent, I've never had a truly bad experience here. This holds for both the bar and the liquor store. The bar staff in particular is great, always knowledgeable and able to tell you what's good. Selection for the liquor store is amazing. You can find all sorts of great stuff in there, often at excellent prices. I see stuff here that I never see anywhere else, and pretty dang fresh at that. The bar is the same, excellent selection of both taps and bottles, with all sorts of great rare and special stuff in both bottles and taps. No food, so I can't rate that. The value varies. The liquor store can either be more than the local big store, or way, way less. I've seen six packs for a buck or two more than elsewhere, but at the same time I've gotten bottles of Drie Fontien's for a couple bucks less and Witch's Wit in 750mls for five dollars less than the next cheapest place. Not to mention the $4 Thirez Blonde 750mls. So while it might not be the least expensive for everything, you can get some great deals in there. The bar is always a great value, with all sorts of taps for great prices. The bottles are bar priced, but fair, especially the cellar series selection. Overall the bar is my favorite spot in the Valley to have a drink, and the liquor store can be a great place to find some great stuff.

05-18-2014 06:53:25 | More by Auraan
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kerry4porters

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-11-2014 06:42:34 | More by kerry4porters
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Stopped in here after four peaks since it was so close by. Upon entering I was a bit overwhelmed as there is a TON of beer, liquor and wine in that medium sized store. Beer is located on the right, the middle and the middle left as well as the right and back walls. Atmosphere was pretty laid back. People coming and going buying their wares for the weekend ahead. Service was ok. My interaction with them were fine but one of them tried to run me over from behind with a hand cart without even asking me to move. Selection was insane. 4-5 isles packed to the gills with beers from all over the country as well as the world. I was able to find two bottles I was looking for the last few days as well as a few others that I hadn't seen in years. Prices were more than reasonable and on par with the other shops I visited in town. Overall one of the better bottle shops I have stopped at on the trip, glad I made the side trek to check it out.

02-08-2014 05:38:02 | More by orangesol
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skholbrook1982

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

02-07-2014 23:37:07 | More by skholbrook1982
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Tjvan2

Iowa

4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in from out of state just to see what they had that I can't get in Iowa. As it turns out, there are a bunch of things here I can't get in Iowa! The best thing about this place, as far as I am concerned, is that you can just grab an empty six pack and grab singles of anything that they have in the store....I mean anything! I like to try as much variety as possible, so this is fantastic. The organization is pretty much chaotic at best, but there is a lot there.

11-21-2013 19:30:38 | More by Tjvan2
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Tops Liquors in Tempe, AZ
92 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.