Lukas Liquor Superstore
Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 38 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Realale:
4.15/5 rDev -5%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Beer selection has easily tripled, maybe quadrupled since my original review in mid-2003. Solid, deep, selections in every area - Belgian, U.S. Craft, German, English, etc. We'll see whether they can manage to maintain quality with that big of a selection.
Huge wall of coolers duplicate a good portion of the stuff on the numerous warm shelves, though much of the more obscure selections are warm shelf only. Two very large make your own six pack sections - again one warm, one cold, with a very wide variety of craft and imports available.
As of May, 2006 they now have a blog that lists interesting new arrivals, etc.: http://lukasstl.blogspot.com/
My original review which had them at 3.9 is below:
Visited the store yesterday for the first time. I was impressed by the amount of beer they bother to keep in the cooler, and the size and temperature of the cold room. Even the store itself was quite chilly - a good sign for the beers on the warm shelf.
The emphasis is clearly on U.S. beer, with a really nice selection of micros. Three cooler doors of singles available for making mixed sixes at the reasonable price of $7 per - very nice.
Most of the imports (other than lagers) were relegated to the warm shelf, and it was a nice, but pretty basic, selection. Belgian representation was limited, but there was most of the Fuller's, Young's and Bellhaven lines present. Dust was obvious on some of the bottles, so it was easy to spot what had been around for a while.
I was in early on a Friday morning (took the day off to beer and wine shop), and was only asked once if I needed any help, but the offer seemed quite genuine. I was otherwise ignored, which is fine with me.
12-29-2005 19:48:44 | More by Realale
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4.44/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I must admit I have been prone to being stoked about not so outstanding beer selections (I'm form Oklahoma) but this store seemed to have a good selection of beer from some of the best in the business, plus some of the more rare/limited offerings from such heralded breweries as Nebraska and Goose Island.
The place was clean and well organized, and the prices were good overall, even great in some instances. There was a large refrigerated section in the very back that had a wide selection to choose from for those who want an array of cold brews for immediate drinking (must be nice).
There was also a grand selection of glassware which nearly spanned an entire section of shelving from top to bottom. Sometimes I get just as much pleasure out of collecting and pairing glassware with my brews as much as I do drinking the brews themselves, so needless to say, this was quite a treat.
Lukas Liquors packs a lot of beer in not a lot of space. I was really impressed by the customer service, which included curbside delivery. If you find yourself traveling I-44 through St. Louis I would recommend you take the short jaunt to Lukas and grab yourself some goodies.
07-24-2012 23:38:06 | More by stephens101
3.59/5 rDev -17.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
If your shopping for wine this place is A+.
I wish the beer section of Lukas was bigger. Its jammed into one corner of the store but the selection is still decent.
The greatest selection is in the single bottle refrigerated area.
A huge selection of chilled bottled beer from all over the world can be found here. And you can build your own six pack from these selections. I'd be great if the room temp beer of six packs and cases were this diverse.
Overall, it's probably one of the best places in STL county to buy beer.
11-27-2011 06:20:55 | More by Steedee
4.88/5 rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I've been a Lukas customer for several years now, but realized I hadn't yet reviewed them.
The beer section stretches from the back, right corner of the store, follows a long row of cooler doors along the back of the store, and ends with a large macro section.
The craft/import section includes:
-- A long ~25ft wall shelving unit w/ 5 levels of shelves, which holds single bottles ranging from 8.5oz - 750ml+. When facing the wall, the left 3/4 hold import bottles, and the right 1/4 holds craft bombers/750ml bottles.
--A small island of shelves that hold sought-after trade brews like FW Abacus, Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus, Nebraska Black Betty, and Saison-Brett.
--An aisle of mix-a-six craft & import brews.
--3+ aisles of 6pks, 12pks, variety pks.
--~10 glass-door coolers with cold craft & import single bottle & multi-pack selections
--1/2 BBL & 1/6 BBL sales for those of us that have kegerators.
In addition to the selection, the service at this store is fantastic. By far, the best bottle shop in the STL area!
07-23-2011 04:27:37 | More by mdvatab
4.64/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Lukas is luckily 5 minutes from my home. You can find all year round and seasonals from breweries such as Bells, Founders, Goose Island, Schlafly, Stone (just came to MO), etc.. To give you an idea, Lukas received 8ish cases of the most recent HopSlam. Some of the highlights I've picked up here over the past year: GI Bourbon County Vanilla and Rare, Bells Hopslam, Founders KBS.
While it is 'way out west' of downtown, there is quick turnover so very little old product sits on the shelf. A Mix-a-6 is also available and even pretty limited things are offered with it, albeit lasting shortly!
05-05-2011 16:04:12 | More by jron
4.7/5 rDev +7.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Wonderful Store for both Wine and Beer. In the beer section, there are a great amount of Krieks, Belgians, and many of my favorites (IPA, Ales, Micro-Brews, etc.). You can "Mix-A-Six" of any beers from quite a good selection of both chilled and room temperature beers. I would say this place is more for wine drinkers but they do a good job accommodating both types of drinkers. There is also someone always asking if I need help or would like some new suggestions. Great place if living in Wildwood/Chesterfield area!
Here is the website for more info...
12-12-2010 02:20:52 | More by DCon
3.85/5 rDev -11.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
First of all, this place is LARGE. However, you'll quickly find that the beer section takes up a relatively small corner of the store overall. Very much a place for wine. However, the beer selection is quite diverse and overall pretty good. Mixed six packs allowed, which is always cool for those looking to try something different. Most of the usual suspects are available with a few surprises and some noticeable absences (Stone?). Nice glassware selection. If you've been to some of the mega party supplies and out for rarities, you'll be disapointed but if you're looking for a quality selection, this place isn't too shabby.
10-05-2009 13:18:14 | More by jdflyer06
4.5/5 rDev +3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is my favorite place in the St Louis area to buy beer. It is also a great place to buy any alcoholic beverage. It is Disney World for drinkers.
It has to be the largest selection of beer in the area. And the people that work in the beer department are not just clerks. They are fans of craft beer and have knowledge of all the products they sell. There are samplings on every Saturday and they keep their web site updated with all the new arrivals. While I have found better prices on certain brands elsewhere, they generally have the best prices as well. There is nothing to not like here and everything to love.
04-25-2009 21:38:34 | More by Wheelinb
5/5 rDev +14.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I went here yesterday. Drove about an hour and it was well worth it. They had an awesome belgium selection and a great mix-a-six selection. You can get the mix-a-sixers in the warm aisle or the cooler which was cool.
I was asked if I needed any help and after I bought the beer they helped me carry it out to my car, so I can safely say that service was great.
They had alot of rogue. They had alot of Avery, Bells, Schlafly, and Odell.
Prices were reasonable.
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel 16oz?
Rougue Imperial IPA 75cl
Hop Rod Rye 22oz
Anderson Valley Hop Ottin Ipa 22oz
Aventinus Weizen Eisbock 16oz?
Brasserie Des Rocs 12oz?
Odell 90 Ahilling Ale 12oz
Sierra Nevada ESB 12oz
Great Divide DPA 12oz
Leffe Blonde 12oz
Avery IPA 12oz
Anchor Liberty Ale 12oz
And a fatty little New Belgium Snifter.
If you are in the area, I highly recommend stopping by,
04-02-2009 14:13:03 | More by dankbrew21
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