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Liquor Stop

Not Rated.
Liquor StopLiquor Stop
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

66 Ratings
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
[ Store ]

9218 Indianapolis Blvd
Highland, Indiana, 46322-2506
United States
phone: (219) 838-6884

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Reviews by Realale:
Photo of Realale
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Passing through the Munster-Highland Metroplex on my Thanksgiving travels I was too early for lunch at FFF, but thankfully Liquor Stop was open and accommodating. What a wonderful store!

First, a note about the appearance - incredibly clean. All the stock was filled, the product faced, the bottles dusted, just immaculate. The service was above and beyond as well. Despite dealing with three simultaneous deliveries, the owner was kind enough to answer all of my questions, get full cases from the back, help me out to my car, and just generally talk beer. What a pleasure.

I did not focus too much on the imported stock (apart from noting there was a lot of it, including some Fantôme!), but dealt mostly with local craft beer. Tons of Bell's (including HopSlam!), Stone (never seen so many bombers in stock, also had Oaked AB), and, of course, Three Floyds. Good selection of Dark Horse, as well as some more Indiana stuff, like Back Road, Upland, and 9G.

Everything has been dead fresh. A wonderful store with a caring owner that made my Thanksgiving dinner a very happy one indeed.

Realale, Nov 27, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of BUNZILLA
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

BUNZILLA, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of warpig372
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

warpig372, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Dan1976
2.83/5  rDev -30.1%

My main issue with Liquor Stop revolves around how they treat their customers, even their loyal regulars. I've bought craft beer from them probably 8-10x per year for the past 3 years so I've given them a lot of business. Had a recent episode where two owners/employees lied to my face about a product they either did/didn't have. It was Bell's Black Note. A great and rare beer. I knew they had it, they knew they had it, they told me they didn't and I should come back on Friday. I spent $30 on that very trip only to find out a day or so later when another buddy called them that they indeed still did have Black Note in stock...two days later. Now why on earth would you lie like that. I would have accepted a - We made a list and you are not on it; but an outright no we don't have it when you do? I don't get it. Do yourself a favor and drive out to Torrence Liquors in Calumet City and ask for Chris. Now that's a dude who knows how to treat his regulars.

Dan1976, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of birdsellam
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

birdsellam, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of mvdillman
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%

This is my go-to to get craft beer considering its a stone throw from my house. There selection is getting more and more diverse. I was surprised I saw a lot of Great Divide and even some from The Bruery. But they do have a great selection, especially if you want some 3 Floyds they are a guarantee to have some: cold or warm.

Cheers

mvdillman, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of SpdKilz
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%

I have stopped here a few times – both on my way up to Traverse City for vacation, and on my way to Three Floyds. The atmosphere is what you’d expect for a smaller family run liquor store. The quality of the store needs a bit of improvement. It is a bit rundown inside and is hot as hell which is not reassuring. The service for the times I have been there was relatively good. They had just got some Blushing Monk in a while back and let me know about it (it was behind the counter) and let me know of other random oddities. The selection is a hell of a lot better than the Discount Liquors a few minutes away, though over the past few years I have stopped in, they definitely do not have as much “rare” stuff that they used to have (I may attribute this in part to the fact that many more people are into craft beer now and pick up all the “rare” stuff that would have stayed on the shelves a few years ago). While the selection is good, the most disturbing thing was I saw year old Arctic Panzer Wolf on their shelves – the graphic of the Viking woman (not the wolf). This is disturbing for two reasons: first of all, it is a year old DIPA they are still trying to sell for $11 dollars; second of all, they are located less than ten minutes from Three Floyds and they are trying to pull this stunt. Sad. The value was good, though a hint pricier than stores I am accustomed to frequenting in Illinois. Overall I will still probably stop here if I am in town (though I admit I didn’t go here yesterday when I went to pick up some Zombie Dust), but this store can use some improvement.

SpdKilz, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of AleWatcher
3.44/5  rDev -15.1%

This is a decent little shop-- lightyears ahead of either Delocke's Discount Liquor stores... At least, that's what I would have said last year.... There used be a never-ending supply of the best of the Smokestack beers from Boulevard... Now those have all dried up-- you can't find Saison Brett, BBQ, or Rye on Rye any longer and it makes me a sad panda.

Otherwise, the selection is about the same as the Delocke's in Munster only it is smaller here. The store is also very warm inside, well above normal room temp, which I see as a negative.
The employees don't seem to care about beer too much except that it is an item they sell for profit. If asked "do have any (insert limited beer name here)?" the reply is almost always a generic, "it's all gone but we should get more next week..." It never comes though of course.

If you're coming from out of state, it isn't a bad store to hit up, but don't expect too many gems. The proximity to FFF (about 10 min away) is the best feature of this store.
Please don't get me wrong here, this isn't a terrible place to stop, but it is far from the best in the area.

AleWatcher, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of bunny3
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%

Stopped by here while in town for Dark Lord Day. They had a decent selection including bottles from Three Floyds (that were guaranteed fresh), Upland (including a couple Lambics by the register), Crooked Tree, etc. Be sure to check the case by the counter for some rarer offerings, I picked up a Hair of the Dog Adam and there were some Upland Lambics in there too. This was one of the more productive beers stops while in town as I was able to get most of the three floyds stuff I was looking before Dark Lord Day. Definitely worth the short drive if you are visiting Three Floyds.

bunny3, May 09, 2011
Photo of given2flybrewing
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

This was just one of our beer runs while in the area for Dark Lord Day '11. It is a medium size store just down the street from 3 Floyd's and it had a decent selection of locals (particularly Three Floyds, Chicago locals, Flossmoor, etc...). Had questions about how fresh some of the 3F selections and were quickly informed that the beers were extremely fresh (delivered in 3-4 days of our arrival). The owner and his wife were very helpful and friendly. Not the largest selection that we saw in the area but a solid one at that, with exceptional service!

given2flybrewing, May 04, 2011
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Liquor Stop in Highland, IN
91 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.