Buster's Liquors & Wines

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Buster's Liquors & WinesBuster's Liquors & Wines

Type: Store

191 S Highland St
Memphis, Tennessee, 38111-4501
United States

(901) 458-0929 | map

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Nice store, okay selection, nice people. I don't know if the bad selection was just not being in a great beer region, but it wasn't great. It's definitely worth stopping, I found a few things I was looking for.

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Photo of Pav42
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.9/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of vande
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Great selection. Extremely well priced growlers. Great tip! Thanks

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Photo of cvm4
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I visited Feb. 3, 2015

I'm just going to do a side by side on Buster's and Joe's.

V - Buster's wins hands down. The area it's in seems hopping and more vibrant. From an outsider, Joe's seemed in more of seedier or rougher part of town.

Q - I'd give the nod to Buster's again. The beer was stacked up on the floor or deep on the shelf. The beer at Joe's had empty pockets where it looks like someone just didn't do inventory. Also, at Joe's I saw more than a few beat up or dented in craft cans that should have been pulled and not left in the fridge.

S - Both were pretty much equal here. But, I'd give the nod again to Buster's as they helped me bring the beer to my car. I bought more than a case at both stores.

S - TN has weird beer laws that splits the abv between liquor stores and grocery stores. Selection is what it is in both stores as it West TN seems to be forgotten when compared to East TN. I went to both stores on the same day and Buster's was definitely cheaper by a dollar when comparing the same beers of the same format.

Notable finds on the shelf at Buster's was Brooklyn Blacks Ops and Rodenbach Caractère Rouge.

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Photo of walterk
3.86/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of hmvalp
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Best big beer selection in Memphis

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Photo of PhishNoC
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of CraigTravor
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ArmedsouthernEr
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Probably the best selections of good craft beer than i have come across in memphis.

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Photo of BigRedDog
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Ohiovania
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bditty187
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Mind you this review is coming from the perspective of a Nebraska where our liquor laws are like the wild, wild west…

So… only having beers above 6.whatever% OBVIOUSLY hurts the selection. I stopped at Busters twice during my stay and nothing jumped out at me as “must buys” but I was looking for more sessionable beers (off to the grocery store for that!) but if you are in the mood for a nice high proof bomber/750ml you are covered. While the space dedicated to beer is small they did have plenty of variety to satisfy: Belgians to DIPAS to Imperial Stouts.

Prices on everything (beer, wine, liquor) is higher than I am use too… but par for the area (retail)???

Friendly people, ample help.

On-site parking.

I will let the locals tell you if this is the best in Memphis but I’d say it’s worth a stop for a local and out-of-towner alike.

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Photo of Jamco_76
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of elgatoborracho
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of memphischas
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%

Good selection for Memphis but the staff (except for one person, Kurt) don't know a damn about beer. I'm tired of coming in here and getting blank stares when I try to talk to the kids standing around in the beer area, they're basically just shelf stockers. Busters, educate or hire better beer staff! A few bottles I've found here are higher in prices compared to other stores.

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Photo of elkinbrown
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of estlinska
2.99/5  rDev -22.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

I drove to Buster's to get my hands on the Ruination 10th Anniversary, and I had planned to get a few other things. The selection is okay, but they lacked any real variety. They had tons of Belgians and tons of IPAs, but outside of that there was almost no variety. I got all the Stone I could want and some Yazoo Sue, which is fine; I love Stone. But, another customer asked me what a good wheat beer was, and in the process, we found they had no wheats anywhere that we could find. It's summer; you'd think at least a SN Kellerweis would be there (they only had hoptimum, torpedo, and SNPA). My local bottle shop in Little Rock, which I complain about regularly, has a much more impressive stock. Anyway, I will probably stop here whenever I drive through (I'm in Little Rock, family is in Birmingham), but rather disappointing. Nevertheless, good customer service. One of the guys had good knowledge about beer. We mainly lamented about DFH pulling out of TN.

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Have stopped here a few times while in Southwest Memphis to check out the selection and pick up a few beers.

Nice store atmosphere - strong selection of spirits and wine. The craft beer selection is decent for a Tennessee store. The crazy TN laws dictate this store will only have high abv brews.

Good service from the staff and fresh releases of available beers when I've visited the store. Decent selection of imports to go with American crafts. Solid offering for those shops I've visited in the area.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

This place should be linked together with Raffe's somehow for tourists since they are only like two blocks apart and compliment each other quite well due to state restrictions on ABV. I found a good selection of stronger stuff here like Yazoo Sue, some Red Brick Bourbon Barrel beers, and a good selection of out of state stuff. Cashier seemed rather surly, although stock clerk helped me find the Yazoo Sue (originally had a single, but wanted a four pack). The store had a nice appearance... it is a place worth checking out for traveling beer geeks, and probably most of all available could be picked up here and at Raffe's

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Photo of jsprain1
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5

A- It's just a standard wine/liquor store that has a couple rows/coolers dedicated to beer. Nothing is offensive or inviting about the place.
Quality and Selection- These kind of have to be reviewed together due to Tennessee's crazy laws. Buster's is only able to sell high-gravity beer so their selection is relatively limited by law. With this in mind, the quality of beers available is pretty good, with DFH, Stone, some SN, Unibroue, Victory, and a large variety of Belgians being the most notable products.
S- The staff is friendly enough (usually), but in the several times I've been, I've never been offered assistance or advice.
Price is maybe a bit high due to taxes and such, but for the area it's reasonable.

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Buster's Liquors & Wines in Memphis, TN
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