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Bottles and Cans

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.07%
[ Store ]

4109 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-3259
United States
phone: (773) 857-2270

view map and get directionsMap @btlsandcans

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(Place added by: BeerMePlze on 10-05-2012)
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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Stopped in here on opening day this past Thursday... the store is a great addition to the North Center neighborhood, not far from Half Acre, and near the Irving Park brown line. The store is in a small space on the ground floor of a newer condo building.

The cashier was right up front, along with a bottle chiller (great idea) that they explained was temporary until their coolers arrive next week. To the left are a couple of high backed chairs, a rug, and flatscreen tv on the wall, kind of felt like a new home, complete with the "new home smell" of fresh paint and sawn wood. The space was utilitarian with a grid of shelving in the center of the store, the majority being craft beer, along with some wine and craft spirits along the walls.

Beer selection was good, full lines from Boulevard, Oskar Blues, Founders, Bells, and more. Spotted an Argus london porter that had eluded me, and current seasonals lke Breakfast Stout. A wall of singles were individually priced, set up for mix & match six packs. The rices were far and competitive on the beer, which was US craft focused, with a few shelves dedicated to quality imports also (Timmermans Oude Gueuze for example).

The couple running the store were friendly, and took the time to help customers while busy stocking the shelves. Check back in to see the progress and to support a new independent craft beer business in the neighborhood.

emerge077, Oct 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

whalezticker, Monday at 07:09 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

hoosier222002, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

dpische, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

blue-dream, Aug 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Rizalini, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of RavenForBeer
5/5  rDev +12.1%

I don't get to visit good bottle shops until I travel. But when I do travel, I make sure to hit one or two shops. On this occasion, my plan was to visit two.

Bottles & Cans was my first stop. Immediately upon entering we were greeted by one of the owners, Carly. She was very friendly and helpful throughout the short time I spent there. Also, she was highly perceptive and stated upon entering, "Didn't you just follow us on Facebook". It was like walking into the Cheers Bar and being Norm! Even if she blatantly stated that she is a Facebook stalker!

The selection was outstanding, but this could be due to not being able to find many of these beers at my local shops. There is a large selection of local craft from Michigan, Ohio, and the Chicago area. The store is very clean and bright, which is something I look for in a store. Nobody wants to buy their beer in a dungeon that smells musty!

Finally, upon checking out a rep from Pipeworks had stop by for a drop off and was able to meet and exchange short conversation with him. At one point, Carly disappeared into the back before completing my check-out, which I thought was odd but maybe she needed to show the guy where to put the boxes. I was floored when she returned to the front of the store with a bottle of beer just brought in from an Ohio brewery that I had not heard of and presented the beer to us as a gift.

Overall, this place is truly world-class and I will be visiting again upon my next trip to Chicago! Prost! Wish I lived closer to these fine folks.

RavenForBeer, Jul 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

Matthew1788, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

Halfbrother83, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

dtomes, Jun 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

eblythe1, Jun 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

cadaugherty, Jun 14, 2014
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Jd2391, Jun 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

DangleBerries, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

DrinkSlurm, May 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

beersdmf17, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

thewimperoo, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

little_star, Mar 20, 2014
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Missy82, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

jkball01, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

FrankHashimoto, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

TheRealPour, Dec 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Indybier
3.88/5  rDev -13%

Nice & friendly little spot w/decent options. My concern as is with most Mom/Pop shops is handling inventory, meaning: as word spreads and BA's and neighborhood folks start to flock in, will there be more empty spots on the shelves than not? I saw about 6 people studying the shelves hard in my 10 minute stay. Time will tell.

But, if they stay pleasant, keep informed on current stock and future releases, and please do not go the way of another local beer/wine that went south and angered alot of their local customers w/a shiddy and snobbish attitude - they should be fine.

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Indybier, Oct 28, 2012
Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL
96 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.