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Kahn's Fine Wines & Spirits - Keystone

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Kahn's Fine Wines & Spirits - KeystoneKahn's Fine Wines & Spirits - Keystone
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world-class

85 Ratings
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.98%
[ Store ]

5341 N Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46220-3603
United States
phone: (317) 251-9463

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @beer_at_kahns

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Reviews by SwiftyMcBeer:
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4.3/5  rDev -1.6%

First visit to Kahn's last weekend. This won't be my last visit. The girl who helped me was outstanding, she really knew her stuff and I heard her talk to a couple of people while I was there and was very impressed. The selection was very solid, craftwise there are a lot of stores in Indiana that can come very close to matching Kahn's selection but on the import side they are hard to beat. The prices seemed a little high, though Double Trouble was significantly cheaper then in the Fort Wayne area. Good place, stop by if you are in the area, I left with a box full of treasures.

SwiftyMcBeer, Mar 11, 2009
More User Reviews:
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Best beer store I've been to in Indy.

Selection is great. From local micro to global imports, a very wide selection. If it is available in Indiana, these guys are getting it.

Nice and clean. Very large selection, not only of beer, but also wine, liquor, cheese, etc.

Wine and beer tasting available on certain days.

A small cracker, relish, and cheese selection. Not a restaurant.


There are knowledgable employees waiting to answer your questions or help you find something. The guys patrolling the beer section are constantly, and I mean that literally, re-stocking every beer they have. They know when beers are due for release, what's new and just in, and will have several great suggestions based on your preferences.


If you are in the Indy area and looking for good beer, this should be your first stop.

Ksoden1186, Saturday at 07:05 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Ohiovania, Sep 07, 2014
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Skunkyluvmuffin, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

LodiRigglesbee, Aug 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

indy351, Jul 18, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +6.2%

Kahn's is great. Nice big store with great lighting and a wide varity of craft beers. Al keeps the selection nicely currated. They do a great job of letting beer nerds know when something exciting is coming in and if they sell out (which the tend to do quickly on excellent stuff).

They organize beer tastings throughout the year that are fun and educational. These usually include a raffle with the opportunity to buy some had to find beers.

Great people, great selection...happy to spend my money here.

PBRmeasap1980, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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cmrillo, May 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Kegatron, Oct 22, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +4.8%

A: Nice set up. Everything is clean and arranged in an orderly fashion.

Q: What should be fresh is, selection is constantly rotating/selling.

S: There is always someone asking if you need help or have questions. Beer Manager is a very good dude and a craft beer coinsurer himself.

S: Very diverse selection of local, national, and international craft beers. Everything that is worth getting that comes in to Indiana they have.

F: There is a side area that sells cheeses, crackers, and items of that sort, but no restaurant on site.

V: Kahn's prices are generally a dollar or two more than every other place in town. Selection is great though so they will get my business.

tsauce2, Oct 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

MSandahl23, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Duce68
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Aside from wine/liquor, Kahn's has the best craft beer selection in the city, hands down. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Clean spacious environment. They also do a great job on Facebook with updates as they get new items in stock.

A definite stop, when in town.

Duce68, May 28, 2013
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4.97/5  rDev +13.7%

Pretty much the mecca for any craft beer fans coming to Indy. Selection cannot be beat, period. Beer to left, entire wall of coolers, a center *specials* isle and the one long shelf facing coolers. Always very clean and well-faced. Don't have to worry about any stale IPA's as they move at this location. Staff is always friendly and helpful and the beer manager is the best in the area, bar none. Some things are a bit more pricey than other stores but you are paying for quality here, and it is a price I don't mind paying at all.

Check their twitter to stay current with what is hot and fresh.

Make sure to look into Beerocracy events, their tastings are top notch and rare/limited bottles are usually available at the Beerocracy tastings via raffle.

Good selection of glassware, a limited amount of gourmet food for any last second tasting needs, huge wine selection, well stocked and rounded spirits selections....in other words you can't go wrong here.

If you stop at only one place in Indy area, make sure it is this one.

Kahn's Keystone gets a full FIVE yellow lightsabers from me....do not miss or Yoda will cry.

MordorMongo, Jan 14, 2013
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4.94/5  rDev +13%

While there are one or two others that may come close, this is THE best store in the state for craft beer. Their selection is comprised of all of the midwest regulars, as well as whatever limited release(s) may be in season, and a very large selection of international brews. Where Kahn's really shines is their knowledge and expertise on the products they stock (and craft beer in general). Al possesses a fantastic knowledge of all things beer, and is glad to help any customer that sets foot in the beer aisle. The prices are on the higher end of the "normal range" when compared to other stores around the city, but the difference is negligible when you factor in the great service/conversation to be had here. Stop in, chat with Al, leave with beer. You'll be glad you did.

muskabeatz, Oct 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Kahn's on Keystone is my go-to liquor store, and is the first place I will take out of town friends who want to check out my favorite liquor store. It's a pretty large place and in my opinion is the best liquor store in the state, of the ones that I have been to. They have a huge selection of wine and liquor, and the craft beer selection is top notch. They have a lot of the hard to find brews, they are loyal to the local breweries and carry all of them (including Great Crescent which I haven't seen many other places). They also have a good amount of imported craft beers with a cool selection of Belgians and stuff. The beer managers are super knowledgeable and love to talk beer and give recommendations. After a few trips in, they will inevitably remember your name and will make it a point to speak with you and recommend cool new things. The prices aren't terrible, somethings are a little higher, somethings are a little lower, but nothing to lose sleep over.

TallPaul07, Sep 12, 2012
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4.64/5  rDev +6.2%

Stopped here on saturday while in town to pick up some sour upland fruit lambic goodness!

Atmosphere/Quality: Its a large aluminium farm building with a nice store on the inside. People are friendly and greet you as you walk into the door. Clean, well lit and organized.

Service: All I gotta say is that I met Al on BA from a beer thread that I posted about local Indiana beer. He said he would take care of me! He was a great guy to meet and an awesome BA. We talked for a while and made some fantastic beer reccommendations from his beer stock that for the most part sounds like he has hand picked. Not only that, but he shared a few really nice beers and tasted them out with us while we talked and beer shopped. Al is probably the reason this beer section is what it is. Ask for Al hes a wealth of beer knowledge, good guy and a great BA!

Selection: Great locals present and accounted for. A 3 or 4 level shelf that almost streaches the entire store length that has many great craft beer from all over the world. Its well organized by beer region and he has tags on some ber to denote a sour beer, just encase that's you thing or not it will be easy to differentiate between the beers.

Value: Prices seem to be fair here and nothing seemed to be that far from out of line on the price tags. Nice value for your money.


Bottom line stop at this store come and see Al if you need any help with any beer questions. It a top notch beer store, I was impressed! Thanks again Al.

4DAloveofSTOUT, May 22, 2012
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3.86/5  rDev -11.7%

Kahan's appears to be a small warehouse on the inside. Beer is all situated on the left side of the store in one aisle. Coolers on the left side of the aisle and bottled beers on the shelf across from it. Nice selection of locals (Upland, SunKing), regionals (FFF, BBC), and others (was surprised to find both Pretty Things and Sixpoint) as well as varied selection of Belgians.
Can't comment on service as no one helped me (or attempted to help me) despite the fact I was one of only two people in the store at the time.
Prices seemed appropriate for the area. Three Floyd's was the same price as in Chicago. SunKing was $11 for a four pack, but since I have nothing to compare it to, I couldn't say if that is good or not.

Florida9, Apr 03, 2012
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4.74/5  rDev +8.5%

Stopped in here as my one and only bottle shop stop I had time for... I couldn't have picked a better place.

Al, the beer guy, was great. Really friendly an helpful, taking time to show me lots of various things that I walked passed because I was oblivious to what they were....
Lots of various vintage beers, especially of euro-imports (of which there are lots!).
I hit up liquor stores whenever I'm traveling, in many different states, and this place had at least 15 beer's I had to look up on BA to even know what they were!

The beer is all along the left side of the shop. There's tons of craft in the coolers, and plenty of bottles on the shelves as well. Every brewery I've ever seen in IN is represented here, with several I haven't seen before, and many Belgian imports I'd never even seen anywhere.

The beer is kept well-organized and properly faced to make selection easy-- I know this is a minor point, but it goes to the credit of the employees.

I didn't shop the prices too hard, but from the beers I saw, the prices probably averaged out to what I'm used to seeing. Some were a couple bucks more than back in IL, and others were less.

Overall-- ale this your "can't miss" stop if you're reveling trough Indy... I know it will be mine!

AleWatcher, Jan 19, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

I was in town for work, and scoped out a few places to pick up some beer I can't get in my home state. I hit Crown, then went here to Kahn's. Great experience - I ended up chatting with the two guys working about beer for a good 30 minutes while making some selections. The have tons of Three Floyds, Bells, Founders, all of which is why I came, specifically the Three Floyds. They even had something in the back not displayed (one left) that they brought out for me. Overall a great experience. Also note that they move a lot of beer here, and the assured me the Three Floyds for example was fresh. I didn't have the same experience elsewhere.

I can't comment really on prices since I don't live in the area.

djjohnnyd, Dec 22, 2011
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Kahn's Fine Wines & Spirits - Keystone in Indianapolis, IN
96 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.