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Riley's Wines of the World

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75 Ratings
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
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402 W Gorham St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-2004
United States
phone: (608) 257-0400

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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 54
Reviews by MarcatGSB:
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4.35/5  rDev +5.6%

Another highly recommended stop on your way through Madison. We went to Woodman's first, and stocked up on some bombers of FFF, and some four packs of DFH Burton Baton, but saved some money in our wallets to head over to Riley's, and are glad we did.

The back wall is a large cooler, with a great selection of beers from Wisconsin and abound. The main reason for stopping at Riley's for the slim hope of scoring some Central Waters Peruvian Morning, and sure enough, they had it. I had never tried to beer, but read alot about it, and glad I picked up a few four packs. They had more of the limited releases from Tyranena, Central Waters, New Glarus, and Ale Asylum than Woodman's did, and a better selection of bombers and singles. They stocked quite a few (maybe 8-12) varieties of Jolly Pumpkin, which I was happily surprised with. Also some of the limited release DFH (Namaste, Theobroma, WWS, etc).

Woodman's is definitely cheaper, but Riley's will have some things that Woodman's does not. I would suggest stopping at both, and get the best of both worlds.

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4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a great shop in Madison, right net to Brickhouse BBQ.

The craft is split up into singles which is great, too bad I was broke when I went in and just got 1 can of 8 Bit Pale ale.

A lot of shelton beers are represented including 14.99 bottles of Mikkeller weasel and those expensive as all fuck Italian beers.

Most of the beer was in the coolers except the big high abv brews and some seasonals. I didn't even get to the 6 pack area. This place probably has everything distributed to Madison giving it a pretty wide selection.

The service is pretty good too. A great store.

Photo of jegross2
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Riley's is great for three reasons:

1) Selection. They have almost every beer you could want to drink that is sold in the state of Wisconsin.

2) Quality. Rileys not only has a lot of beer, they have a lot of GREAT beer. Impossible not to find something new and interesting to try there.

3) Holding beer for me. I've bought a lot of beer from Rileys over the past 18 months, and a lot of it has to do with not only the helpfulness of their beer guys, but also their willingness to hold beers for me. I'd never been able to try CBS if not for the help of Rileys, and I am very excited for the Oak Aged Old Rasputin they're going to hold for me!

Riley's is the priciest of the quality beer selection places in Madison (the other two being Woodman's and Steve's), but they are not any more pricey than your average corner-liquor store. Making the trip to Riley's is certainly worth browsing their selection, getting their beer help, and most importantly, reserving those rare releases!

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by this store today to pick up a bottle of Founders CBS!

Looks like a fairly small store front, especially for the city of Madison. I was really surprised with how big this store was when i got into the store!

Atmosphere: Reminds me of a grocery store. Fully stocked shelves that are neat, clean and organized.

Quality: We are in Wisconsin...the quality beers are everywhere, but nothing was expecially exciting thatwas on the shelf.(except for the bottle of CBS of course!)

Service: Very friendly and laid back staff.

Selection: Wide variety of beer here. Tons of craft beer from all over the USA. Lots of popular sours and huge belgian selection to compliment the USA craft. Also lots of overseas beers. nice variety, but it definately caters to the popular beers that beer geeks love.

Value: Little pricer than I like, but we are in a big city so its to be expected.

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Riley's Wines of the World in Madison, WI
92 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.