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Pete's Liquor Bucket

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very good

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
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409 W 80th Place
Merrillville, Indiana, 46410
United States
phone: (219) 769-2077

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Reviews by karengarys:
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4.3/5  rDev +11.7%

It is January of 2007, and if you have not been here since the beginning of the year, make another stop! Their beer selection has dramatically increased. At the end of 2006 there was about a 12 feet wide 5-shelf area of interesting beers. That has doubled or tripled. They are keeping the prices competitive too. I got a bottle of Arrogant Bastard for $3.99! Other stones ranged from 4.29 to 4.79 (vertical epic higher). They have some Thirsty Dog, Left Hand, Bells, 3 floyds, etc, etc.. And many imports too. There is this guy there - Rob - who seems to really know what is going on, and loves to help anybody from the novice to the seasoned without making you feel intimidated. "what do you like?" "...You could try this because it tastes like..." and so forth.

karengarys, Jan 31, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

warpig372, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Prager62, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

strangebrew321, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

birdsellam, Apr 02, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

osubuckeye99, May 10, 2011
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3.18/5  rDev -17.4%

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.

htomsirveaux, May 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

Billolick, Sep 06, 2010
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4.7/5  rDev +22.1%

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.

johnfranzy, Apr 03, 2010
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Pete's Liquor Bucket in Merrillville, IN
88 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.