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Liquor Stop

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Liquor StopLiquor Stop

63 Reviews
Reviews: 63
Visits: 72
Avg: 4.05
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

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Reviews: 63 | Visits: 72
Reviews by jeonseh:
Photo of jeonseh
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%

I always make it a point to stop here whenever I visit my girlfriend since she lives rather close, and it has a good amount of beers that I can't find around South Bend. They have a lot of Belgians, as I found some samichlaus (which is Austrian but still), all 3 Chimay's, St. Bernadus, Rochefort 10, Duvel, and Westmalle Trippel and Dubbel. They also have a lot of 3F's that I don't find anywhere else such as the Black Sun Stout and Munsterfest since they are so close to the brewery. They always have a lot of Bell's too as they had Kalamazoo, Expedition, Java, Cherry, Sparkling Ale, Third Coast Ale, 2 Hearted, and Double Cream Stout. Overall, I really like this liquor store for beer and try to stop by as much as possible. They also do a good job of keeping a lot of the smaller Indiana breweries stocked up as well.

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Photo of Inglewood
4.01/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Sonofadoublegun
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Prager62
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Beersmuggler
4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Emtcraftbeerfan
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of NukesforGary
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of warpig372
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Dan1976
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.

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Photo of birdsellam
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mvdillman
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.


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Photo of SpdKilz
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.

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Photo of AleWatcher
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.

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Photo of bunny3
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.

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Photo of given2flybrewing
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!

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Photo of aasher
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

We stopped by this store on our way up to Chicago. It was a pleasant surprise. It doesn't look like much from the outside but their selection was very good and pretty inexpensive. They had FFF bombers for only $9.99 and a wide array of six packs and bombers. They also had a moderate amount of craft bombers in the cooler windows as well as in a small sliding door cooler. Their prices were around 50 cents cheaper than most other places, at least in Indy. The one thing I noticed was that they had a single bottle of Upland's Peach Lambic behind glass for $35. Are you kidding me? The most I've seen it for otherwise was $23. That's an insane markup! Otherwise, this store is a decent stop and probably has the best selection in the area.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Probably the most visited beer store in Indy due to its proximity to Three Floyds, I had the opportunity to stop one late afternoon. Many Three Floyds offerings were there which was a plus, but it seemed there were quite a few beers from smaller breweries missing.... something I always look for in traveling. This also effected their singles selection, as those beers were not there in the first place. Prices were reasonable and the quality of the beers were consistent with a good beer store if not a little better. I will stop here again if in the area, but it seems I can get a more broad selection elsewhere in Chicago or Indy.

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Photo of sportscrazed2
5/5  rDev +23.5%

This place has beer from Three Floyds that Three Floyds doesn't even have. Just picked up a bottle of Brian Boru on my way home after hoping to sample it at Three Floyds last weekend but was dissapointed they no longer carried it. I'm kind of new to this whole beer tasting thing seeing how i'm only 22 but i can see this place being my Disneyland based on how pathetic other liquor stores in the area are. So in closing if you like good beer then i totally reccomend this place. It makes it even better that I can get a good steak right next door at Texas Corral

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Photo of antoines15
4.7/5  rDev +16%

Definitely the best craft beer liquor store in nwi. As soon as you walk in, there is an entire aisle dedicated solely to craft beers. They also have some bombers cold in the back cooler. Every new Three Floyd's brew will be here for sure, as well as Stone, Bells, Founders, etc. The staff is knowledgeable and seem to enjoy what they do. The Indian dude will help with any tough decisions, especially if you know what style you like, and he knows the newer bottles that they might not have had the last time you were there. The bottles all look new and have yet to come across any dust on a bottle. If you're looking for a quality craft beer store in NWI, look no further. Also, it is conveniently located on route 41, dangerously close to the Three Floyd's Brewpub, might as well stop in to both. Ha. Cheers!

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Photo of Kanebanger
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

By far the best craft beer selection in northwest indiana and most of the chicago southland area. The next closest liquor store that even comes close to their selection of craft beers is binny's in orland park. Everyone working there is very helpful and knows a suprising amount about craft beers. Even get limited productions like hopslam and KBC. Prices are average, compare to any other bigger store such as binnys. If you get there when the older indian dude is working you can talk to him about what things he can special order for you.

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Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%

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!

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Photo of bgreg3
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

This is a Very good liquor store considering the area I live in. I always thought it was just an average run of the mill liqour store whenever I'd drive by it, but thanks to seeing the reviews on BA I figured I'd give it a go.

Quality-5.0 I say this because northwest Indiana has soo many shitty liqour stores in hammond , highland , gary... etc but this one had a lot to choice from and the doors were even electric, classy.

Service- Didn't get any help, but I expect that pretty average. But i'm sure if I did ask I'd get a good response, the lady seemed knowlegable about my purchases (behemoth (fff), Rabbid Rabit (fff), and the goose island IPA)

Awesome selection of beer! They have almost anything you'd imagine from three floyds, and all the goose island is already cold! I'm in heaven. Plus sierra nevada stout and many imports. A whole 40 foot long wall is dedicated to warm bombers and 6 packs. I didn't know this existed in northwest Indiana, Haha

This place can be a little costly if you buy the expensive stuff. Of course they have all the miller/bud bullshit , but a good six pack will run you about 8 and a bomber about 8-10 (the behemoth from three floyds cost me 16 though. I am very excited about that one)

If you're a fan of good beer and live in the 219, give this place a try, and bring about 50 dollars to ensure you're trying the best.

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Photo of ShareANevada
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%

Stopped in on my way up to DLD as locals had mentioned this was a good place to score 3F's. I was in pursuit of Oatgoop, and called ahead to confirm they had it. After relaying what I was looking for, the man on the other end of the line set the phone down, i'm assuming to go look at the shelves. Here's where this place won my business and respect: The phone got hung up. We've all been there, on hold and it goes dead. Well, not two minutes later, they called back. That's a class act.

The gentlemen was very helpful, and even addressed me as sir the entire conversation. When I arrived, it looked like, well, a liquor store. But as you walk in, the entire left wall is craft and import beer. Quite a selection, certainly 20x more than you would expect looking from the outside. Got my 3F's, got some Upland beers (no lambic tho) and a couple others. Most anything you would find at your best beer store in town, you would find here. Certainly a standout store for the area.

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Photo of cadizkyguy
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%

This is a must stop for the Craft Beer lover when you're just passing through the area. I was visiting family from Kentucky (where Roof Brothers in Paducah is my mainstay beer store) and this store measures up with beers not found back in Kentucky -- like Schlitz Gusto (the bottled 60s formula), Dark Horse and Founder's from Michigan, a variety of Indiana brewers (like Three Floyds and Upland), in addition to your mainstays like Stone (bombers and six packs) and Victory (Prima Pils, Hopdevil, Hop Wallop), Of course, they also sell Bell's (Hopslam, etc.) and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout in the 4 packs. Prices are fair and the service is OK, too. I really like this place. I just wish Indiana would do something about its Blue Laws and sell beer on Sundays -- like its neighbors across the state line in Illinois. Heck, even Kentucky, which is dry on Sundays, makes exceptions for the northern Kentucky counties just south of Cincinnati. If they can sell beer on Sundays, why can't Lake and Porter County in Indiana. Oh well, sorry for my rant. Anyway, Check this place out if in the area, You won't be disappointed.

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