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23145 W Lincoln Hwy
Plainfield, Illinois, 60586-9061
United States

(815) 436-9619 | map

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Added by spointon on 07-16-2008

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Photo of bryang002
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This place is 5 minutes from my job and there is a great bbq place in the same strip center so I'm there every once in a while.

The store owner is very nice and is very helpful in finding beers. His knowledge is limited, but he knows what he has and he knows what he can get. They have a decent selection and rival binny's and some of the larger stores in the area on some areas.

They can be a little pricey on some items but for the most part they are average. Not a ton of fridge space for craft beers but they have most of their better items. They will not hold beers over the phone which isn't bad for me, but if you're going after work or coming a good distance you may want to reconsider if they only have a few bottles left.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This is a store I swing by once in a while.
I can't explain why exactly-- probably because two UPS routes I deliver converge on the Lilly Cache and Route 30 intersection and I have that itch to stop at virtually any liquor store I see... It's a disease!

Anyway, the beer is just kinda mixed up on shelves in the center of the store. They carry several of the big Midwest breweries, and a few nationally distributed ones. A couple imports sit there collecting dust as well-- nothing really exciting though.

I have chatted with the owner a few times and he seems like a nice guy-- one time while buying a few FFF bombers he GAVE me a $10 jug of cheap wine for wife because it came up in conversation that she likes cheap wine as opposed to beer.

Overall-- not a bad place to grab some locals, but not worth going out of your way for.

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Photo of emerge077
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

9-2012: Stopped in briefly looking for BCS, no dice. Fairly limited selection, not many seasonals... mainly up front in the small cooler. Noticed ants on the candy shelves...

This is more of a neighborhood shop for locals than a beer destination.

Most of the craft was on a couple of warm shelves, but there was a nice concentration of bombers in a few fridges near the entrance. In the back coolers there wasn't much craft to be had cold. Selection was good but not especially extensive, more of a place to pick up staples like Two Hearted or Gumballhead. There were a few from FFF, Bells, Southern Tier, Green Flash, and a few others, nothing especially limited. The only Founders was Centennial IPA, didn't see any others. There were a few quality Belgian staples too, but again not an extensive mix.

The cashier was pleasant enough. I'd only stop here if I lived on the south end of Plainfield and didn't feel like making the trek to Binnys on the north end of town.

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Photo of ManofMead
4/5  rDev +2.3%

I saw Bob over the weekend and as the previous reviewer stated,he is very willing to work with you. Place has been organized, I had been here over the fall and it was a mess. Aisles are tight but, great selection at reasonable prices. If you are willing to purchase warm beer the choices are even better. Most folks know Plainfield/Joliet chioces are limited so, this is a worthwhile stop. Found Bell's Oberron which I have been wanting to try for awhile, saw many Belgium choices, German choices, and a vast selection of craft brews both local and national. Bob tells me he enjoys beer and wants to call himself a "conniseur"

Off the beaten path a bit but worth it, Large parking lot as well. I will be returning.

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Photo of spointon
4.3/5  rDev +10%

This place is about 4 minutes from my house and I always wondered if they had anything worthwhile in there. About 2 months ago I wandered in for the first time and was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of good beer in there! The place was a mess, however, as a new owner had just taken over. So, for all I know the good beer selection is a new thing...

The owner/manager guy is Indian (his name is Bob) and really seems to want to do a good job for all of us beer aficionados. He has told me on multiple occasions that if I don't see what I want, he will take requests and try to get them from his distributors.

In addition to the usual wine, liquor, and swill beer, this place has a great selection of regional craft brews as well as fine imported stuff. They have a great selection from Three Floyds, Southern Tier, Great Divide, New Holland, New Belgium, Founders, Goose Island, Rogue, Dogfish Head, Great Lakes, Unibroue, etc. Also, a bunch of German stuff (which I am not really into), a big Samuel Smith selection, and Belgian ales like Duvel, Bournem, Augustijn, Gulden Draak, Leffe, Hoogarden, Petrus, etc.

The selection is decent good compared to a mega-store like Binny's, and it is unbelievably great in the beer desert that is the Joliet/Plainfield/Romeoville area. If you are in the neighborhood, stop in and see Bob, I promise it is worth the time!

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Discount Liquors in Plainfield, IL
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