Lake Aire Bottle Shoppe
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
3.28/5 rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Located on London Road close to where I-35 begins. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, but the selection is lacking compared to Warehouse Liquor and Cash Wise. They do carry beers from Lake Superior Brewing, Anchor, Schell's, Goose Island, Samuel Smith, and Sierra Nevada. The crafts they do carry have competitive prices.
Still, they remind me of MGM Liquors in the Twin Cities. They don't carry very much craft beer which is hard to find. For that reason, I tend to go to Warehouse Liquor more frequently.
09-23-2009 00:32:54 | More by hardy008
3.65/5 rDev +5.8%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Lake Aire Bottle Shoppe is located at the end of I35 in East Duluth overlooking Lake Superior. The store seems to be a converted gas station of sorts with a pretty open atmosphere. The staffs easy going and know a bit about the local beer sceene, but seemed to focus a bit more on wine. The beer selection is not too bad, and their whiskey selection fills in all the missing selections from Warehouse Liquors. Beers spotted there include a fare selection of Germans, Mexicans, Lakefront, Goose Island, Anchor, Blu Creek, Schells, Sam Smith, Flying Dog, and Lindimans. Not too bad of a place, but Warehouse Liquors is way to close to justify stopping here.
12-28-2005 23:14:35 | More by DarkerTheBetter
2.7/5 rDev -21.7%
quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3
This has been my local stop whenever i go up to duluth. It is in a very convenient location, right off of I 35. I have never been very impressed with the service or selection here. The only good part was the Goose Island sampler I picked up once there. Staff has never asked for anything except ID and money, sometimes not even ID. Not very many micros and imports, but I will continue going there whenever I need to get beer in Duluth. This is beer advocate, so I didn't even mention the hard liquor they had there, which was a pretty good selection.
11-25-2003 18:23:51 | More by TastyTaste
4.15/5 rDev +20.3%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Located right on the intersection of where Interstate 35, Hwy 61, and London Rd. meet next to the ICO gas station. The building itself is painted a cheezy sky blue so you can't miss it. the service was great, I got to chattin' with the manager in length about Fitger's, Lake Superior Brewing Co., and South Shore Brewery in Ashland, Wis., which the carry some bottled six packs of. What beers come out by who and when, that sort of thing. Prices are about the same as in the cities for mostly everything, even the small supply of Bell's(pale, oberon, amber)was reasonable at $7.99 for the six. Other beers besides the large stacks of macros that line the walls before you reach the coolers, are pretty much all standard within MN, Summit, Schell, Lake Superior, James Page, taking up most the cooler space along with Leine's and S. Adams. Other micros on the back shelf include a variety of Red Hook, Flying Dog, Big Sky, Sierra Nevada and a few from Wis. that I've never heard of. Imports with alot of the usual in large supply; Guiness, Bass, Harp, Spaten, P. Urquell, Bitburger, the Mexico groups of sixers you see everywhere, a few Samual Smiths and one package of Duvel. Small group of single bottles of Lindeman's Lambics, Hacker-Schorr, Samual Smiths. Can't go wrong with finding at least some decent local brews and some imports worth buying when stopping in this place.
09-03-2003 22:17:44 | More by tavernjef
Lake Aire Bottle Shoppe in Duluth, MN
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.