Archer Liquors

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PLACE INFO

Type: Homebrew, Beer-to-go

5996 S Archer Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60638-2818
United States

(773) 582-4767 | map
archerliquors.com

Notes:
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 11pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

Mailorder: Y

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
75
pDev:
8.14%
 
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Reviews: 49 | Ratings: 75
Reviews by robbyc1:
Photo of robbyc1
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%

Stopped in after knowing about this location due to their shipping policies. Figured it was worth a look.

Small place in a strip mall atmosphere. The beer guy (didn't get his name) was there and asked if we needed assistance. We were in the process of building a 6 pack and commented about the fine singles offerings in the cooler, about 30 totals. We whined about not having a few we sought in there. He replied we could pick from anywhere, any six pack! Apparently, all 12ozers, like their bomber counterparts, have a single bottle price in there system. This is the only liquor store in Chicagoland that I know that does this, and makes it a must stop on my mind for any seasonals or specials you want to try. The pricing is very fair, i.e. lower than most on the Dogfish singles (120, barleywine) we saw.

I got a sixer which included a bottle of Bells new Rye Stout, Bells Winter White (I believe it's a 2008 version), Tyranena Bitter Woman in the Rye, Southamptons Double White, Bells Cherry Stout, and Tyranena's Pumpkin offering. All for around $13.50. Regular beers are $1.80 each, specials 2.80 or so. All in all a great way to sample stuff you don't want to risk a 10 spot to try. Net 50 cent discount off the bottle prices for a mixed sixer. I have not tried any of these beers yet so the quality score is for the assumed freshness due to turnover. I will refine if this changes.

American selection is solid, not as good as Binny's South Loop, the mecca in my mind, with full collections of Bells, Sam Adams, Goose Island, less extensive on the Michigan side, Sierra Nevada, Lost Abbey, and Rouge. Belgian selection is small, one shelf, the beer is half in coolers, half on the floor in the back in a quite compact space. The stock room has impressive shelving for backup and shipping supply.

I don't live near here, work is somewhat nearby, but this is now a regular (quarterly) stop for me for the singles policy alone. Excellent find.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of FBarber
4.01/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of cadaugherty
3.91/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JimmyShaker1
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a little diamond in the rough. I stopped in after flying into Midway and was not disappointed. It looks like a little hole in the wall and is pretty small, but the selection is very good. Lots of good local stuff from Chicago breweries as well as some really nice selections from other national distro breweries.

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Photo of Homer53
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Neighborhood spot that I love to pop into. Great selection of PW stuff!

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4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.6/5  rDev +4.1%

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Photo of barnzy78
4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My favorite liquor store. Hands down. I work nearby a couple of times a month and always stop in to see what's new - even though I already know what's there via their website,
"fresh report" email, frequently updated social media, and beer menus. Management and staff are all knowledgeable and very helpful, but they let you peruse the store without being aggressive. They have plenty to choose from - they don't have everything - but they always have an exceptional selection of beer, including rarities and 'whales'. One of my favorite things about Archer is that almost all of their beer can be purchased as a single bottle. I love to mix it up frequently & try new beers, but I also love to go back to beers I love without having to commit to a 4/6 pack at a time, so this is perfect for my purchasing habits. Another huge accolade is that they ship beer. They also carry a small amount of home brew equipment and ingredients - but it's very limited.

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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Archer Liquors in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 75 ratings