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Pete's Liquor Bucket

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very good

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
$$ - reasonable
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409 W 80th Place
Merrillville, Indiana, 46410
United States
phone: (219) 769-2077

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$

i stop by whenever i am in the area. the selections have grown in the past year, for sure, but still lag behind Liquor Stop in Highland. the area where the beers are seems cramped and stacked on top of stacks. if more than one person is looking at things you will be on top of each other. i have seen a few selections i haven't found elsewhere in the area and am impressed with their pricing. i would love to see the place lose an aisle of wine and devote it to the beers. it would increase selection and give people more room to browse/shop. i have been to this place more than a few times and have never been approached by anyone for service of any kind. not that i needed any, but it's always nice to be asked.

01-03-2008 19:59:54 | More by FURIOGUINTA
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

06-19-2014 03:31:59 | More by warpig372
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-14-2014 14:14:19 | More by Prager62
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

06-07-2014 07:23:11 | More by strangebrew321
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-02-2014 14:57:44 | More by birdsellam
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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Positives: The prices for FFF products are good, same with Dogfish (while they still were in IN) and Founders. You can find FFF seasonals, and occasional rare beers that are hard to find in Chicago. They also do have a good selection of Bells, Tyranena, and other midwestern breweries. A decent amount of the bombers you can find both on the shelves and in the fridge.

Negatives: I am not sure how fresh their bottles are. Recently I saw a bottle of Maharaja from last year. Also, certain breweries it seems they charge a bit higher than in Chicago. Goose Island and Bells come to mind.

I recommend stopping by this place on your way into the city from Indiana.

05-10-2011 02:08:36 | More by osubuckeye99
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3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Stopped in here on 27 Apr 2011. I was at Wise Guys first, and a distributor there told me to head here for singles, as Wise Guys did not have any.

Somewhat dark and uninviting. Micro selection is to the back left as you walk in. Decent selection, maybe just a bit less than Wise Guys but there was a fair amount of overlap.
Came here specifically for the singles, but their single selection was not very good. They had two or three price point groups of singles, but only about 8-10 offerings in each.

Pricing was reasonable and the selection was not bad but unless I specifically wanted singles, I would choose Wise Guys over Pete's.

05-08-2011 03:15:11 | More by htomsirveaux
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

This a smaller, local place with a mom and pop fee to it. Its about 1.5 miles from the intersection of routes 30 and 65. Decent selection of most of the good stuff that typically found in the are. For an out of towner, highlights/stuff I was happy to see included: New Holland, Founder, Boulevard,FFF, Upland, New Belgium, G.I., Great Divide and of course Bells.
Brew is to your left as you enter. Booze and wine everywhere else. Friendly gal behind the counter is always a plus. Worth a visit to stock up the better then average selection.

09-06-2010 19:56:31 | More by Billolick
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4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

This place is great! If you have not been there in a while you should defiantly go back and check it out. The inside of the store has been expanded along with the beer selection. They have a very nice collection of craft beer from around the world and the prices are great! The owners are very helpful as well. I can always count on them to get hard to find beers or order anything I am interested in...and when they get it I always receive a call letting me know. Everyone is very friendly and shopping there is just a good time. I have been to other stores in the area but liquor bucket is the best.

04-03-2010 03:00:57 | More by johnfranzy
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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Stopped in while visiting for Dark Lord Day and found some really nice beers. Doesn't look like much from the outside but they had a good selection of Founders(Breakfast Stout,Cerise), Stone(double bastard,vertical epic 8/8/08), Dark Horse, and Three Floyds(Behemoth,Brian Boru). While we were in the manager saw we were filling up some carts and let us sample several Three Floyds brews and a few other cool beers they had open. They were friendly, and while the exterior doesn't look inviting, if you're in the neighborhood definitely stop by.

08-08-2009 03:20:11 | More by brownbeer
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