Eastway Liquors

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100 36th Street
Lafayette, Indiana, 47905
United States

(765) 447-5560 | map

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Added by beveritt on 09-11-2006

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by mynie:
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2.7/5  rDev -7.5%

I've been putting off writing liquor store reviews until I got a better feel for the area's beer selections. And then, once I acquired that better feel, I had to drink a whole bunch to ward off the crushing depression.

This area is oddly dry. Yes, we got Three Floyds. Yes, some places carry Stone. But, man, that's it. All the other Indiana breweries charge capital-P Premium prices for average craft beer, and aside from them it's hard to find any other craft staples. Like, you got to look hard if you want to find Goose Island or Flying Dog!

On top of that, Indiana has an an astoundingly retarded law that say gas stations and grocery stores cannot sell cold beer. Like, seriously? If anybody--ANYBODY--wants to explain that logic behind that, please PM me. The nearest I can figure is that it's purely out of spite, they can't flat-out ban booze so they decided to really inconvenience beer drinkers.

Anyhow, what this has done has made it so most grocery stores only cary a piss poor selection of beer. There are also lots of little piss poor liquor stores that have bad beer selections but make a big deal out of their bad beer since, well, it's cold.

So I don't know what to say about Eastway. The beer is cold and that's apparently something I should feel thankful for. They carry FFF and a few other Indiana breweries along with a (small) handful of craft beer staples. Sixers only, no singles. They have bombers on and off but not very often.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.29/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Vibe- big space, lots of room. Wine and booze spots. A couple stacks and shelves of standard craft beers too. Lots of cold beer, macros and craft. Quality- Not the cleanest place. Dates of IPAs mean little here. Service-most the staff, not craft knowledgeable. But the owner can answer some questions on what's gonna come in. Selection-macros, quite a few standard craft brands; siera, lagunitas, Sam Adams. Local Shefies. The occasional pricier bottle. Overall- not the highest quality place. But you could find some beers you want.

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Photo of dcotom
3.61/5  rDev +23.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

I accidentally found this place while looking for another store that apparently does not exist. (Thanks, Google Maps.) This has the vibe of a large neighborhood liquor mart. Decent selection of wines and spirits. Macro swill is cold and plentiful. Craft beer selection is modest, but they have some high-quality items. I was finally able to acquire the Zombie Dust I'd been looking for, and in my book that makes up for any shortcomings. Might be worth checking out if you're in the area.

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Photo of manahansf
2.55/5  rDev -12.7%

This place doesn't have a bad selection, but I think Wal-Mart still has more to offer. The usual "macro-micros" are all on the shelves with some 3F and Upland and a few other in-state brews from time to time. This is another example of a liquor store vs a beer store. Not only is the selection weak but any attempt at talking some beer with somebody ends in a total failure or embarassment for the employee. Its a good place for a regular old blue collar worker to get a fifth of something cheap and drink away the work day. But for a beer geek looking for some new thrills and some old faves, this is not the place to be. So don't be there.

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Photo of tippebrewcrew2
1.5/5  rDev -48.6%

I stopped by this place on the way home just to check out what they had (maybe I would get lucky and find some dusty bottles of KBS or old stone RIS). I found nothing to be of interest. Anchor steam through SN pale. Its definitely a liquor store, not a beer store. Service was very poor and knew nothing of craft beer or if they could get anything other than what they had. I was pretty let down so I went back the other way over the river. Not worth checking out unless your into cheap scotch and vodka

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Photo of beveritt
3.85/5  rDev +31.8%

Stumbled upon this place driving through Lafayette the other day. I usually go beer shopping at The Village Bottle Shoppe, but thought I would check this place out to see what they had. It is in a strip mall and seems to be relatively new.

When you walk in, the place in basically split right down the middle, wine on the left and beer and liquor on the right. Pretty big store, so they have plenty of room for everything, even room to pack more shelving in.

The beer selection is mostly cold stuff on the back wall. I had a piece of paper, so I jotted down what I saw cold. In no particular order:

3 Floyds
Sam Smith
Dogfish Head
Flying Dog
Goose Island
Sierra Nevada
Oaken Barrel
North Coast Brewing
Buffalo Bills

Obviously I could have missed some, but this gives you an idea. Nothing crazy hard to find, a lot of the standard Indiana/Midwest beers. However, it is better than a lot of places I have seen and the people working here were really nice and helpful. Didn't hit them up with any tought beer questions, but they were very nice and helpful and seemed genuinely interested in heloing me find what I need. Sounds like they wold be willing to carry more craft beer if there is a demand. Everything looked fresh and dust free and the prices were comparable to the rest of town. Check it out Lafayetters.

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Eastway Liquors in Lafayette, IN
Place rating: 2.92 out of 5 with 6 ratings