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 vishneda:
Photo of vishneda
5/5  rDev +13.1%

This is the best place I've found to buy beer on the south side of Chicago. It's easy to find but hard to recognize because it looks like the typical south side macro store. Inside, however, is a great selection of domestic and imported beer, with a strong emphasis on local brands.

The main guy is a big beer fan and maintains his own home grown website. He posts weekly updates on what he's got new in stock. Archer Liquors maintains a wide variety of items, including some of the harder-to-find local beers. Many of the beers are available as singles for a reasonable price.

One thing I really want to point out is this place really makes an effort to provide quality service. Places like Sams and Binnys are generally stocked with college kids who could care less if you (or your beer) are cared for properly. Everyone at Archer Liquors was friendly to me, even answering my questions on AIM before I came into the shop. All the beer I took home was well cared for and I didn't find past due beer when I was browsing.

Public Transit: The 62H bus that runs past the shop is a frequent one, but it's a long ride out here from downtown and the bus gets somewhat crowded during peak times. You'll want to take the train to Midway and make the connection from there.

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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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Photo of Highbury09
4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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

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4.02/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
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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4.32/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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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Photo of Irishace9
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