Historic Casanova Liquor

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95
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91 Ratings
Historic Casanova LiquorHistoric Casanova Liquor
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

236 Coulee Rd
Hudson, Wisconsin, 54016-2219
United States

(715) 386-2545 | map
casanovaliquor.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-19-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
55
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
6.94%
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 55
Reviews by emerge077:
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4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Ancient roadside building, set into a hillside with beer caves in the basement, with a bar and growler fills too?? Sign me up.

Big thanks to Howard for braving a severe thunderstorm to get us here right after 9am when they opened (every day apparently). Even though the bar was closed, they ran over and filled a couple growlers of Toppling Goliath Golden Nugget ($9.99 refill, awesome) and were generally super helpful and willing to chat about beer so early in the morning.

The vibe here is super cool if you're into historical buildings, vintage roadside americana and the like. Lots of dark wood with eclectic cool knick-knacks, A giant moosehead, an aquarium with colorful fish and a sunken growler among the rocks, old historical framed photos, and the occasional tin beer sign in the back. Beer shelves are in the back and crammed full. Got a mixed sixer here of a few NG Thumbprint series, and new local American Sky beers from Hudson Brewing Co. They had obscure imports from Birra Del Borgo, Hannsens, Vanberg & DeWulf and others. Craft coolers seemingly go on forever, wrapping along the back wall. Great prices and selection.

Overall a very cool and unique place, I hope to return and check out the Nova next time.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This hole-in-the-wall liquor store has an incredible collection of craft beer, including many that I can't get in South Dakota. I spent almost $200 and I had to really restrain myself, knowing I was visiting another store later, and knowing I had to leave room for the girls' purchases at the outlet mall. I could have easily spent twice what I did, and I found beers I did not expect to find, even there. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. Lots of single beers, bombers, packs, kegs, and growler fills. They also looked to have a decent wine and liquor selection. I can't believe how many times I drove by here on the interstate over the last 50+years, growing up 30 miles away, and was unaware of it. If you are visiting Wisconsin or Minnesota, this is a must-stop, though I expect their beer selection may not exceed what is found in New York, Chicago, LA, etc - but still worth a visit.

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Photo of TboneRN
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of chrisjws
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of nuebs
4.32/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of oldsailor
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Definitely a hidden gem. Looks like just an old building off the side of the highway. Selection was pretty good in my opinion and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall I really liked this place and will be coming back to get more WI goodies.

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Photo of MykeJ
4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I make the trek from Minnesota about once a month. They have a great selection all around for beer as well as bourbon. The employees have always been very helpful

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Photo of jonesjere
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of couchsitta
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Chucker17
4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of mikevanatta
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

My new go-to stop for a TON of great beers I can't get in Minnesota. Staff couldn't have been easier to talk to. Very cool place.

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Photo of BigAl18
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

They have an awesome selection of craft beer - especially if you live in Minnesota. They also offer 20 growlers on tap. Their selection of imports is also big.

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Photo of Hoptinium
4.89/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Choices from about 15-20 different growlers fills. They offer a few beer events during the year. Staff was on point steered my to a bunch of bourbon barrel aged beers. Love the huge singles wall.

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Photo of shepdog72
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

Great people. They sell growlers of different breweries and that's a big plus. Beer selection needs to grow!

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Photo of Taybeh
4.75/5  rDev +10%

If only I lived on the east side of the Cities instead of the west side. Great selection, excllent growler fills.

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Photo of tgates
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of TooGood
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Historic Casanova Liquor in Hudson, WI
4.32 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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