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3.64/5 rDev -15%
RE - reviewed as Jan has left and now the selection is just fair. It still has what it had before it just hasn't grown with the times.
This place rocks! Jan was off the day I was there, but it did not matter. Karen and Mike were incredibly helpful. The selection was awesome. So many beers that are not available in IL and certainly not Georgia. Lots of super small Wisconsin breweries. New Glarus, Tyranena, Capital, Central Waters, Furthermore, Sprecher, Cross Plains, Lake Louie, Lakefront, among others. Mix a six was also very nice!
Location on Madison's Westside, conveniently located off Highway 14 and just a 2 hour drive from Chicago's Northern Suburbs.
05-01-2008 18:54:48 | More by ATLbeerDog
3.7/5 rDev -13.6%
Steve's is in I believe Middleton, I hit it on the way to an event downtown.
All the beer is in coolers on the wall adjacent to the doors. Everything is clean and it appears everything but the Hopslam is of optimal freshness (but this is August I totally know what I was getting with the Hopslam). It's a bit pricey in some regards, standard and reasonable in others. The have 2 coolers of 375, 500, and 750 ml bottles with a few rarer Belgians, some Germans, and a few other things. Had quite a few of the Wisconsin brews and also a few import 6 packs.
Overall a pretty standard above average beer store.
08-08-2009 20:59:38 | More by crossovert
3.8/5 rDev -11.2%
Passing through Madison onto Darkness and we had to stop at one of the highest rated beer stores along the way. Its a decent place, worth stopping by if you are close but not a destination place at all. The quality of the beers is average, not a ton of super high quality beers or internationals but most of the better local brands. The selection is heavily biased toward local offerings Central Waters, NG, etc. They have several of each which is great for someone driving though to get locals you can't get out of state. As an added bonus they offer tons of single's of most of the local beers, so for the ticker like me its decent. The prices are super cheap as well so that's welcome as well.
Stop by for cheap locals but don't go out of your way.
10-25-2010 02:13:19 | More by jrallen34
3.85/5 rDev -10%
Steve's Liquor is small compared to other liquor stores, but the beer selection is quite nice.
atmosphere is standard for a liquor store, with the beer all in coolers on the back wall. the majority is in six-packs, with a focus on wisconsin breweries, along with most available in single bottles. mixed six-packs are 10% off, which is a plus.
quality and service were good; no complaints. clean conditions and minimal dusty bottles, with friendly service that seems to be interested in beer.
selection is good. full lines of Tyranena, Capitol, Lake Louie, Ale Asylum, New Glarus, and other Wisconsin breweries. for imports, there are some, but nowhere near a comprehensive selection of any one type or brewery.
overall, this is a solid stop for beer in Madison, with fresh bottles and a stock that seems to turn over on at least a moderately constant basis.
09-20-2009 15:10:08 | More by botham
3.85/5 rDev -10%
I actually think the other location of Steve's has a better selection than this one -- more imports esp Belgians, and you could buy singles of some of the American craft brews.
I could imagine the service might be better at this location as the counter folks here seemed more professional while the other store was staffed by college students who were more interested in each other.
However, we did ask, when we saw the limited beer selection in the coolers along the back wall, whether they had some warm beer somewhere. They said no and did not bother to mention that there was more beer back inside the cooler!
So it seems based on the other reviews we did not see all that this store had to offer. One thing they did have in their favor was a decent selection of Lake Louie and Central Waters, which weren't available at Woodmans. But our other stops, Riley's, the other Steves and Woodman's East, all had their strengths as well, so I did not perceive that any one destination would be far and away the best stop.
10-15-2006 02:41:57 | More by 4thoseabout2bock
3.85/5 rDev -10%
Steves Liquors is in a newer brick building situated on a hill overlooking a busy intersection. The parking lot is large enough to handle any number of customers.
The interior is clean, well lit and well organized. The selection of wine and liquors is pretty good, but where this place excels in is its selection of quality craft beers. I was surprised to see beers by Three Floyds here. Craft beers from across the country line the coolers.
I found a good selection of beers from all of the larger Wisconsin breweries. What really impressed me was the selection of beers from smaller Wisconsin brewers. I ended up leaving with sixes from the small brewers, these were beers I did not see anywhere else in Madison.
10-16-2006 14:50:43 | More by EvilKeith
4/5 rDev -6.5%
Another of many stops on my most recent trip to Madison. On my way in the door, I asked about a quantity discount (because I had been OFFERED one at Star Liquors earlier in the day). Because of the response I got, it seems to me that it is not policy, however, they DID offer me 5% if I put together at least a case of craft beers...and that was EASY.
They have a wide selection and I was able to walk away with some Three Floyds, Great Divide, New Holland (Dragon's Milk-YUM) and a couple of nice Imports.
The prices were reasonable but I felt that they were a little higher than some of the other places I hit the same day so the 5% discount didn't really amount to much. However, when I had questions about a certain beer, another emplyee offered to do some quick research for me online and came back within a couple of minutes with the answers I was looking for.
I'll go back the next time I'm in town
04-02-2006 23:03:28 | More by nflmvp
Steve's Liquor in Madison, WI
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