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Parti-Pak Liquors

Not Rated.
Parti-Pak LiquorsParti-Pak Liquors
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

46 Reviews
Reviews: 46
Visits: 64
Avg: 4.25
pDev: n/a
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

2633 E Stop 11 Rd
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46227-8810
United States
phone: (317) 889-7452 | map

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Reviews: 46 | Visits: 64
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

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I'm a' keep giving props to the selection, but good god is this place awful when it comes to stocking and selling stale beer. I've been here twice, and each time I've bought at least one bottle of a beer that hasn't been produced in over two years. They rub out and tear off expiry dates, too.

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If you were to ask me about this neighborhood, how it was, I'd think for a second and say "it's quaint." Only I'd say so with a look on my face that made you know that by quaint I meant kinda dodgy, only not in a way that was dangerous so much as it was just unpleasantly weird. A guy wearing a really nice pair of shoes and slacks asked me for a dollar when I went in. He wasn't homeless, obviously. Just wanted a dollar.

All the beers can be bought in singles. That's wonderful. Most of the domestic are really reasonably priced, too, but only a handful are kept cold.

This is the widest range of Belgians I've seen in this state. It's actually the only range of Belgians I've seen in this state. Not as big as John's or Discount Liquors in Milwaukee, but probably the biggest I've ever seen after those two. The thing is, though, that *none* of the Belgians are priced! You have to take each one up to the counter to see how much it costs, and then their computer system is run on an old Coleco ADAM, I guess, so it takes them a full minute to find each price. So fuck. Don't shop there if you're on any kind of budget, I guess.

There was a good selection of domestic rares and one-off's, and like I said the Belgian selection was good, if flawed. The staff was kind of surly, but I guess that's excusable since the Belgian dilemma is an even bigger pain for them than it is for the customers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My only knocks on Parti Pak are the lack of organization of and somewhat rough vibe/clientele. Other than that, this store has an awesome selection and a very nice staff. It may take you a while, but you stand a good chance of finding any beer you are looking for as long as it is in Indiana distro. If you can't find something, ask someone working and they will help you out. My only other warning is to keep an eye on bottle dates because the lack of organization plays out in stock rotation.

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Photo of Indymom
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Indywiseguy
4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Looks like a hole on the outside but amazing selection!

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Photo of halo3one
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Reds76
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Enochase04
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Oops
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of LodiRigglesbee
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Eberhaus
4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of vikinghorn
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of ToddGingerich
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of AmitC
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of BogAl
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of W9820
4.08/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I've been to this store many times. From the outside, it looks like a typical liquor store but the inside tells a different story! While cluttered and difficult to navigate, the store boasts one of the largest selections of craft beers I've seen. The staff is very knowledgeable and quite helpful. They're great about taking your personal information and contacting you if/when a particular beer you've been searching for arrives in their store. They also offer beer and wine tasting sessions throughout the year.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Thanks to the best craft beer store in Indianapolis. Bob was able to get me my # 1 want and another amazing brew as well. I wish I was much closer to this place. Im on the north side of indy and Party pak is on the south. Visit this place if your in Indy!

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Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tsauce2
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

A: A regular liquor store, nothing fancy about the atmosphere. Spacing is a little tight to manueveur through.

Q: Stock is rotated regularly. Everyting I have bought from this location is of excellent quality.

S: Very friendly staff at opening, which is the only time I go. The owner and his wife are very friendly and personable, the owner and his sons are knowledgable and pretty well informed as to what is coming in to distribution.

S: Selection if AMAZING! Widest selection in town. They usually have most of the smaller release stuff. The selection of foreign beers is staggering. Coolers line 1/4 of the store in addition to room-temp product on the shelves. Very nice liquor and nice wine selection.

F: This location does not serve food, but munchies are available for purchase.

V: Price is a bit more than other locations, but this is a family business, the owner is a cool guy, and they have awesome selection, so I don't mind. Their prices are still very fair. I shop at this location once a week and will continue to do so.

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Photo of PorterForMe
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

The atmosphere is essentially that you are walking into a beer hoarder's shed. Organization is lacking and there is nothing fancy about the place, but who cares?! We're looking for some good brew. On the whole quality is pretty good. My only criticism is that their inventory is so large that some of their beers have become expired and they have failed to replace them. The staff seems to be generally knowledgeable and they were willing to start a FCBS list for me over 2 months before the release date. The selection is the most diverse that I have encountered in the area. Huge selection of American offerings with many specialty and a few rare releases. There is a sizable foreign stock as well which I have yet to delve into... If want brews you can't find anywhere else in Indiana, go here, but you may have to 'dig' to find the gems.

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Photo of racens
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Probably my most frequented bottle shop in the Indy area, and definitely the widest selection I've seen anywhere near here. Always a huge range of choices and they get their hands on all the releases you'd expect them to in the area. Service is variable. Most of the time, they'll have at least one knowledgeable beer person working, but there have been times when that wasn't the case. The only reason the atmosphere lacks a bit is because it's in a bit of a shady area of town, so you can imagine there's a wide variety of visitors with varying levels of caring about the quality of the beer (or whether its beer at all) that they're buying. Overall, I love this place if nothing else than for its selection and being able to count on them to hold a bottle of the next special release for you. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Parti-Pak Liquors in Indianapolis, IN
94 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.