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Ray's Wine & Spirits

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Ray's Wine & SpiritsRay's Wine & Spirits
BA SCORE
95
world-class

30 Ratings
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
[ Store ]

8930 W North Ave
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 53226-2742
United States
phone: (414) 258-9821

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @rayswine

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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%

I visit Ray's 3-4 times a year. It is very convenient, on North Ave, on Milwaukee's west side. Once you enter Ray's, you are immediately presented with beer in coolers on your right hand side with numerous shelves on your left hand side. The coolers continue along the back wall of the store, usually takes me 30-45 minutes to glance over everything they have. They also have a decent glassware selection, this is where I started purchasing my first glassware, mainly Belgian/ European offerings. On an overlook of the store, you can tell wine is their #1 focus, with beer being #2, and booze being #3.

Ray's usually (99% of the time) gets the hard to find/ rare beer offerings. Most of the time they do Saturday morning, 9am releases for the real limited stuff, otherwise you need to pay attention to their Facebook/ Twitter postings as things don't last long here.

I have always been greeted when entering the store, and have always been asked if I needed help finding anything, so their service is above average. I am not really one to ask questions as I generally know what I am looking for, but they are definitely there if you need help.

Ray's only downfall, and the reason I am not there more often, is their prices. They are generally $1-$2 more per 4/6 pk and some of their bomber prices are the same. When it comes to limited/ rare releases, they really go a bit overboard.

If you can only stop at one place in Milwaukee, go to Discount. Otherwise, Ray's is a solid Top 5 Milwaukee beer shop.

atone315, May 18, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +2.5%

Ray's is one of the few stores that I frequent in the Milwaukee area. They have a great selection of local WI beer and regional offerings too. The number of imports they carry is impressive, but not quite at the level of Discount.

Their special releases are usually done on Saturday mornings, which is a decent way to spread the wealth. They are also active on social media and it pays to follow them on Facebook or Twitter for updates on the newest beer to hit the shelves.

The couple times I've had a question or two, the staff has been more than helpful. If you're in Milwaukee and looking for a great liquor store, don't hesitate to stop at Ray's!

pk18, May 13, 2013
Photo of flyingoose
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Ray's is right down the street from my house. Of all of the local stores that sell beer, Ray's has the best selection. They have all the local choices as well as some from throughout the US. They also have a good selection of imported beers from Germany and Belgium.

The customer service is impeccable here. On my first visit, I had several questions that were answered with eagerness, which compares especially favorably with your average liquor store.

Also, Ray's frequently schedules tastings in their tasting room upstairs, which range from different beers, spirits, and wines. Their events are well put together and very informative.

flyingoose, Aug 28, 2012
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Ray's Wine & Spirits in Wauwatosa, WI
95 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.