Lee's Discount Liquor - Lake Mead/Tenaya
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
2.86/5 rDev -25.9%
This store is the best of the Lee's Liquors. That's not saying a lot, either. Basically this place is the one of two stores from Lee's where you might, and I say might, be able to get anything other than the standard Distro beer.
Unfortunately, you have to wade through aisles of cheapo wines and InBev items to possibly find a few good offerings. The help is one step above catatonic and most don't know craft beer from a hole in the head. The few that do know will squirrel away the good stuff. So you do have to ask for limited releases if you expect to find any. And they are absolutely no help on when to expect any shipments. And don't bother asking for any knowledge on breweries or beers.
No better than a Costco. A box store run on appealing to the lowest common denominator. And for some reason, they have miffed the distributors off and don't get much of the good stuff that comes into the valley. This is a last resort when Total Wine or Khoury's runs dry.
04-07-2014 00:19:57 | More by CasanovaCummins
2.73/5 rDev -29.3%
As with all Lee's Liquor this one is hit or miss. I have been able to get some good finds here. If shopping here make sure to check dates as there is a lot of out of code beer here. I wont buy anything that isn't dated from Lee's Liquor. As far as the staff you can forget about any sort of help from them. I have asked alot of questions about what is on sale and they never know and usually refuse to check for you. The prices are usually good and I will usually stop in if I'm passing it but won't ever make a special trip to Lee's Liquor. There is much better options then Lee's Liquor for beer in Las Vegas.
06-13-2011 16:59:48 | More by IPALOVR
2.86/5 rDev -25.9%
this is one of the better lees liquor stores in las vegas. this one has a better than average selection and occasionally had some rare treats. quality is always an issue with any lees so always be on the lookout for codes, born on dates, and any visual clues on beers. i used to shop this leed frequently, but due to distance, i will go to this one here and there. prices are good but not great. the associates/ staff will help u out when asked. i will suggest this lees by buyer beware...u have been warned.
06-12-2011 01:37:33 | More by Sicknot
3.65/5 rDev -5.4%
I have to say up front that I was expecting a whole lot more from this Lee's. I had a good stop at the Henderson location a couple years ago, and since this was the highest rated Lee's, I thought it would rock.
While the cold box had some good quality brews, I only saw a row and a half of craft beer. Lots of locals, but very little in the way of high quality craft beers (little or no Deschutes, Sierra Nevada or Stone on my visit). I did grab a couple of Grand Teton bottles so that was nice. But otherwise I walked out empty handed. I was expecting to buy a cart load (last time through I got 6 Black Butte XX for example).
Checkers were pleasant, prices were fair. Kind of a bummer.
12-23-2010 14:19:54 | More by sholland119
United Kingdom (England)
3.85/5 rDev -0.3%
Got our hire car at 10.00, was here very soon after! We were heading for Utah and some National Parks, so needed to stock up for our road trip. This store looked the closest to Downtown Vegas, how was I to know how long West Lake Mead Blvd is?
Not knowing what to expect I was pleasantly suprised by the selection, plenty of beers from plenty of different states and a good few from overseas too. We were left alone to amble the isles taking in the sights, this is a big (to me anyway) alcohol store.
I got some New Belgium, Full Sail, Lagunitas and Long Coast stuff and brought home to the UK a couple of Traquair bottles who had lost their way and ended up in the US.
My wife found some funny named wines and we both left happy, her with some wine me with some beers to review after starring at rocks all day at Zion and Bryce Canyons.
05-15-2010 23:20:40 | More by BlackHaddock
3.4/5 rDev -11.9%
This is, almost verbatim, the same review as I provided when I stopped in another Lee's location a year and a half ago.
Stopped in during my trip to Vegas so that I could stock up on West Coast goods unavailable in Baltimore. A little disappointed, but more on that in the selection section.
No issues with quality. I drank most of what I bought, and had no issues. Usual concerns about turnover in a warehouse type setting.
Service was friendly, and asked if I needed any help. I didn't request any, so no idea as to knowledge level.
Selection was OK, but I had just been to Sun Devil Liquors in Phoenix a couple of weeks before. Sun Devil still impresses me, whereas Lee's left me a bit flat. Having said that, they do have quite a bit of product from Stone, Deschutes, Unibroue, Rogue, New Belgium, and most Belgian's. What seemed to be missing were Alesmith, Avery, DFH, Moylan (still missing). I did pick up some DeSchutes Black Butte XX.
Value was reasonable, $9/six for most craft beers. Bombers ranged from $6 to $15.
I made it to Vegas again, and I did stop by (different location). In my review of their other location, I stated that I felt that this wasn't a destination store. What I meant was across the U.S. As far as Vegas goes, it is about as good as it gets!
08-15-2008 19:58:33 | More by
4/5 rDev +3.6%
I'm in Las Vegas for only an hour or so and I magicly find myself at the # 1 rated beer store on BeerAdvocate. Who would have thought?
I was not disapointed. The selection was good and the guy who rang me up gave me 10% off of their already low prices. The place had a nice mix of US craft brews, and a solid selection of German and Belgian imports. I wound up getting six 750ml bottles to start my week off, the sum of which came out to $47.47 after tax.
However (there is always a however), there were some favorites missing from the selection. No Chimay Blue? No La Chouffe -or- Delirium Tremens? Schlenkerla Rauchbier? Bummer all 'round.
Sure the Stone and Unibroue collections were there, and even the rare Biere de Miel, but when you miss some of my favorites you make a Beer Advocate sad. :-(
Going to Lee's is definitely worth the ride out from the strip and is a quality joint. However, it's not world-class material.
06-17-2008 21:41:14 | More by MarcGetty
4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
Stopped by here several times during my stay in Vegas, as said previously, this is the best in the area. The store itself is fairly large, with a nice selection of just about everything. Lots of bombers and sixers in cold storage, but very few craft singles for sale. Lots of interesting German imports I'd never seen before, but some are quite old. I was going to pick up some Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen, but the coating of dust on it was so thick I decided against it. Lots of Unibroue (Including 16), Stone, Rogue, Deschutes, Widmer (Crimson '08), and several brands I'd never seen before. The staff, while not particularly attentive, were pretty nice and the prices were very reasonable. I'd definitely recommend coming here for some stock if you are in the area.
05-13-2008 15:36:54 | More by PhageLab
3.55/5 rDev -8%
Stopped by this Lee's as I was informed that it was probably the best one in Vegas. While they did have a pretty good selection, i didn't find the domestic craft brew selection to be mind-blowing. A lot of west coast stuff- Stone ('08 RISs are in), Anderson Valley, Deschutes, Rouge available.
I did notice however have a pretty darn good selection of imports, especially British and Belgian. Unfortunately, this is not what I was after so it didn't behoove me in the least.
Shelves were well-organied and well-stocked though I don't particularly like having to shift stacks of cases of Llandshark Lager and other Macro swill to get to the "good" stuff. I did very much appreciate the handy shopping carts available at the front and took advantage to the fullest. Wish I had had more time to shop around and complare the selection at other Lee's outlets.
05-02-2008 00:12:18 | More by Avryle
3.85/5 rDev -0.3%
I have visited this location several times now and after making a drive across town for it I have to play devil's advocate compared to the other reviews thus far and say it hasnt been worth the drive yet.
This is a nice store. Like the other Lee's location it has the warehouse atmosphere with tons of alcohol. The east wall is lined with various 12 packs and cases, impressive site but mostly macros and some common imports. Tons of beer in cooler. Also a row and a half of room temp brew. This is the best selection I've seen of any Lee's and as with the others, prices are probably the best in town. You have to be careful though as Lee's isnt necessarily known for keeping the freshest products (note some of the dust build up on bottles and shelves!).
My only complaint here is I swear everytime I go there are also boxes and boxes lined up in front of the shelves and I have to move them around or peek in between them. One time literally the whole shelf was blocked (all 15-20 ft. of it) and an employee did ask if I needed help but didnt feel like asking him to move the 150 cases of macro's blocking the good beer.
Good selection of Stone, Rogue, Deschutes, Full Sail, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Unibroue, Lost Coast, Anchor, ect...This location also tends to get good gift sets and packages if that tickles your fancy.
Nice place, I just assume go to my local Lee's as this location will sometimes have an offering or two not at my local but for me, not worth the trip.
01-27-2008 17:28:26 | More by bunnyhustle
Lee's Discount Liquor - Lake Mead/Tenaya in Las Vegas, NV
88 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.