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Reviews by mynie:
3.25/5 rDev -24.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
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.
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.
07-08-2010 07:18:49 | More by mynie
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4.83/5 rDev +12.9%
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!
11-13-2013 08:21:36 | More by jeremiahoden
4.18/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
12-15-2011 11:58:04 | More by tsauce2
4.19/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
The atmosphere is essentially that you are walking into a beer hoarder's shed. Organization is lacking and there is nothing fancy about the place, but who cares?! We're looking for some good brew. On the whole quality is pretty good. My only criticism is that their inventory is so large that some of their beers have become expired and they have failed to replace them. The staff seems to be generally knowledgeable and they were willing to start a FCBS list for me over 2 months before the release date. The selection is the most diverse that I have encountered in the area. Huge selection of American offerings with many specialty and a few rare releases. There is a sizable foreign stock as well which I have yet to delve into... If want brews you can't find anywhere else in Indiana, go here, but you may have to 'dig' to find the gems.
10-31-2011 00:43:14 | More by PorterForMe
4.54/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
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.
09-19-2011 23:32:05 | More by racens
4.21/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Today was my first trip to Parti-Pak and I was very impressed. While the store is cramped with narrow isles because it's so full of beer... the store is crammed full of beer! They have an incredibly wide variety of beer from all over the world that borders on overwhelming. It's one of those stores where I'll need to set a dollar limit before I enter because I could easily get carried away. The staff continually offers their assistance and the prices are fair.
One thing that I found odd was a stash of beer behind the counter that is basically just for display / lusting after.
Overall, I was impressed and I will definitely return.
09-04-2011 05:31:05 | More by cosmonick
3.38/5 rDev -21%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | $$
Widest variety of beer in Indiana. Not the highest quality, but they say "yes" to every beer the distributors offer.
I get the feeling that the owner orders the beer, loves beer and is never there. His Daughter and her son work the counter. Both are nice. The rest of the employees are slightly helpful.
This place is next door to a check cashing place.
Slightly whiskey Tango, but they're got everything.
GOOD LUCK finding a price tag on anything. Just get a cart, fill it up and take it to the counter and say, "give the price for each one of these please."
Thats what I have to do. They expect it.
09-02-2011 05:12:18 | More by jisom123
4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I read a review of this store on BA and today was able to get over there. It is about a half hour drive from my house so it is a little bit of a trip. I was amazed by the selection. I Crooked Tree DIPS, New Holland -The Poet, Avery - The Beast, and Stone Russian Imperial Stout.
I only shopped the American craft beers. The selection was impressive. The foreign beers were very strong and well represented.
The organization of the store is a little confusing. The clerk understood my questions and made a couple of good suggestions.
I will definately go back to this store.
08-15-2011 22:00:38 | More by Badbobx
Parti-Pak Liquors in Indianapolis, IN
94 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.