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Reviews by bluemoonswoon:
3.85/5 rDev -4.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Made my way out to Indiana to visit 3 Floyds, saw this on beerfly, saw that I was severely lacking in Stone beer and decided that this was the place to find it. Easy place to find thankfully, no one needs to drive around Indiana needlessly.
Walked in to the beer stacked up on the right. Lots and lots of Stone, almost a full line up I'd say and what was nicer was seeing that basically every bomber the store carried could also be found in coolers in the back of the store. Few from Upland, Steel Head, some other locals that I can't find in Illinois.
This is not a big store, which is nice because it seems like the bottles get turned around pretty quick here. I didn't see very many, if any, bottles covered in dust. So they at least keep the beer in pretty decent condition here, which is nice to see. Nothing is really lost in the shuffle. Not much of an import selection but that's not what I came here for, I suppose this would be a bit more bothersome if you lived in the area and wanted a wider selection of such things, but I am spoiled so I can't really complain about that particular lack of selection.
Overall I'd say this is a generally good store. Friendly service, even if a bit hands off, good selection, reasonable prices, and best of all, no Cook County sales tax!
07-13-2009 20:52:37 | More by bluemoonswoon
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2.83/5 rDev -30.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$
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.
04-10-2014 18:19:27 | More by Dan1976
4.61/5 rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is my go-to to get craft beer considering its a stone throw from my house. There selection is getting more and more diverse. I was surprised I saw a lot of Great Divide and even some from The Bruery. But they do have a great selection, especially if you want some 3 Floyds they are a guarantee to have some: cold or warm.
02-09-2013 20:22:49 | More by mvdillman
3.78/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
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.
09-11-2011 01:05:26 | More by SpdKilz
3.44/5 rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
This is a decent little shop-- lightyears ahead of either Delocke's Discount Liquor stores... At least, that's what I would have said last year.... There used be a never-ending supply of the best of the Smokestack beers from Boulevard... Now those have all dried up-- you can't find Saison Brett, BBQ, or Rye on Rye any longer and it makes me a sad panda.
Otherwise, the selection is about the same as the Delocke's in Munster only it is smaller here. The store is also very warm inside, well above normal room temp, which I see as a negative.
The employees don't seem to care about beer too much except that it is an item they sell for profit. If asked "do have any (insert limited beer name here)?" the reply is almost always a generic, "it's all gone but we should get more next week..." It never comes though of course.
If you're coming from out of state, it isn't a bad store to hit up, but don't expect too many gems. The proximity to FFF (about 10 min away) is the best feature of this store.
Please don't get me wrong here, this isn't a terrible place to stop, but it is far from the best in the area.
08-25-2011 14:45:45 | More by AleWatcher
3.86/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$
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.
05-09-2011 14:33:25 | More by bunny3
4.5/5 rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
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!
05-04-2011 13:11:47 | More by given2flybrewing
Liquor Stop in Highland, IN
91 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.