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Tops Liquors

Not Rated.
Tops LiquorsTops Liquors
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

38 Ratings
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 13.37%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 400
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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 jale:
Photo of jale
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Reviewing the store and bar. I live in Michigan, so this place has a great selection of beer unavailable to me in my state. Seems dusty and not well organized but this does'nt matter to me. I'm only here to find bottles. The staff appear to be wishing they were somewhere else, so come knowing what you want. Connected to the store is a casual bar with a nice tap selection. I tried the Stoic and several local beers. If your looking for sours, I did'nt see anything worth buying. I think sours have not caught on in AZ like other parts of the country.

jale, Feb 28, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of chefbigjon
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

chefbigjon, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

BarrelAgedG, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of nleaders
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

nleaders, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of timlyon
5/5  rDev +19.3%

timlyon, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%

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.

EyePeeAyBryan, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Camjmorton
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

Camjmorton, May 24, 2014
Photo of Auraan
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

Auraan, May 18, 2014
Photo of kerry4porters
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

kerry4porters, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of orangesol
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

orangesol, Feb 08, 2014
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Tops Liquors in Tempe, AZ
93 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.