Chalet Party Shoppe
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 8
4/5 rDev 0%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
First off this is one of the biggest liquor stores i have ever seen. With that said they need to expand their beer selection and get more "hard to gets".
What they had though was well stocked, clean and well rotated. they do carry everything that Bells, Founders, Stone, Three Floyds and Boulevard makes. And have great selections of imports, Dogfish, Victory, Schlafly, and countless more breweries. The staff is good and do not BS you. If they do not know something they are on Beeradvocate looking it up faster than you can ask them too, which is nice.
Prices are right in line where they should be and if your into wine they have a wine section that is HUGE. if you like wine.
Only complaint. GET MORE BEER!
01-29-2010 16:03:50 | More by mrhighlife
2.7/5 rDev -32.5%
quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$$
The building that the Chalet Party Shoppe is fairly new and well laid out, impressive. The service staff were not friendly and were not helpful. I left without buying anything and went elsewhere. Before I had left, I found a well planned liquor store, roomy and well stocked. I can only imagine that turnover of product is pretty good. It's too bad that the owner's cannot find some quality help. Looking over the prices, some of them seemed rather high and others were reasonable. The next time I pass through Elkhart, I will probably try The Chalet again as I'm sure the help tends to be rather transient. Maybe it was just a bad shift.
08-31-2009 00:25:40 | More by kegger22
4.5/5 rDev +12.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
While living in Elkhart, this was my preferred location to purchase beer and wine (CR 17)
They had the most diverse and fresh selection of beer (micros, imports, and macros). They had an amazing wine selection.
Some of the staff was well-educated. And, the rest of the staff was well-trained (they would suggest who to talk to depending on what you were wanting to consume). The suggestions I received from various staff members always proved to be well-worth the extra time to invest in the conversation.
The layout of the store provided a great ease-of-use!
I always enjoyed my visits to the Chalet!
10-14-2008 01:52:04 | More by jtothamo
4.2/5 rDev +5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
This place was great for finding singles and regional midwestern beers. Their import selection was not shabby either. I found an extended selection of micros from Mishawaka, Oaken Barrel, Mad Anthony, and Thirsty Dog, all unavailable to me in IL.
The store had high ceilings, plenty of wood shelving throughout the store. Beer was off to the right, just head towards the coolers. Micros were on one side of the aisle, imports on the other, organized well. There were also offerings from 3 Floyds (Dreadnaught for $8.50), Dark Horse, 2 Bros., and Bells of course. Some empty spots in the import section, could be expanded some. Micro bombers & 6-packs were in the coolers, some that were not on the shelf, so check both areas.
A friendly employee asked us if we needed any help, and pointed out the 6-pack holders. Checkout was a bit slow since the Mishawaka beers had to be typed in manually.
Overall this is a great place to find regional micros from IN, OH, MI, IL.
06-09-2008 14:14:23 | More by emerge077
5/5 rDev +25%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Walking into the Chalet Party Shoppe (CR17 location) was like a child walking into a candy store.
Product was logically laid out and was an exceptionally clean store. It didn't have the feel of walking into a 'liquor store' where you smell like an ashtray after leaving. No...this store is more sophisticated than that.
Their selection of single malt scotches is unbelievable.
When I had a few questions about a Tucher Hefe Weizen the staff was very knowledgable and friendly. I look forward to going back many times in the future.
01-02-2008 22:35:28 | More by NDZonie
3.85/5 rDev -3.8%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I stopped past this spot on my last vacation and was very impressed. I anticipated my return and boy was I happy.
Once I walked inside I found a huge selection of micro brews. All the Midwest best. Great Lakes, Bell's, Founder's, 3 Floyds, you name it they have it.
The best part of all is if a beer is out of season it is probably still on the shelf. I have the feeling there may not be many beer lovers in this area because some of this good stuff should have long been off the shelves. This is not always a good thing for all brews, but when it comes to stouts left overs are a wonderful thing.
They had Tres Blueberry, Breakfast Stout, and Holy Shit Alpha Klaus. Man I love this place.
On top of all of that they actually give you a discount on purchasing singles. My beer guy marks singles up. This places actually gives you a discount for breaking up six packs.
If you are in the area it is a must stop location. They have everything and I do mean everything. Man I'm in love. My wife had to drag me out of the place.
2010 update (score lowered)
Stopped back in on my most recent trip to Indiana. Stopped at several and this is still the best in the area. That being said the selection was not nearly as good as the last time. The bombers are almost nonexistent. They do break up six packs which is still nice. They have quite a few obscure Indiana and Michigan breweries. That being said they lack sufficient stock of the bigger craft breweries in the area. Best Items on the shelf were Bell's 9000 and Bourbon County stout. BCS carried a price tag of $6 per 12 ounce bottle.
08-19-2007 03:09:27 | More by tpd975
4.2/5 rDev +5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
this place is fantastic. there is a vast amount of fantastic beers here to choose from, many great indiana brews available as well. When i walked into this place I was like a kid in a candy store, very good selection and a very clean and nice looking store, I will make many trips here in the future. Although all I ended up buying here was two 40 oz bottles of mgd (not much cash haha), I hope to go back and try some of thier many types of micro-brewed beers. They also have a very good selection of fine wines and an insane amount of liquors, but the beer selection stands out. Fantastic.
09-24-2006 23:57:05 | More by lastnightintown2
3.55/5 rDev -11.3%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is my second Chalet party Shoppe, the first being one in Goshen. We went here with high expectations for the beer selection, especially since the one in Goshen had been so good. This place had the same cool mix and match option with a 10% discount, but their selection was just not nearly as good as the other place. No Stone or Allagash or anything really all that exciting. Staff were firendly enough but, i don't know, i wasn't impressed and im kind of sad about it because i dont want to drive all the way to Goshen.
08-17-2006 14:21:48 | More by aforbes10
Chalet Party Shoppe in Elkhart, IN
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