Big Red Liquors

BA SCORE
91
outstanding

46 Ratings
Big Red LiquorsBig Red Liquors
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

418 N College Ave
Bloomington, Indiana, 47404-3829
United States

(812) 332-0653 | map
bigredliquors.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.2%
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3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

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4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

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4.32/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

I'm spoiled with the Charleston Beer Exchange (look it up). With that said, I thought this was a decent place. They had a healthy local selection of 3Fs and Upland, as well as regional brews. Their selection of Goose Island was very nice, they had most of their "special" brews. Most of that stuff, we don't get down in the Charleston area. They also had a good selection Belgians, as well as beers from the UK and Germany. Store was clean and very well organized. They also had a large selection in the fridgerated area.

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4.86/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This Big Red is awesome. If your a Bloomingtonian you know Big Red is all over the place, but know that or not this is the one to go to regardless of the others. The layout is huge and well organized. The beer selection is great from the commoners to some very good rare brews. I have been working on a list of some of the must try best beers in the world and they had a nice selection of some of these rare brews. This store will have my regular patronage. Keep it up Big Red you do well for a chain!

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3.13/5  rDev -24.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5

It seems to me that this store is most frequently used as a last second shop to pick up a 30 rack of keystone light or some cheap vodka, which is a shame because their beer selection is second to none in Bloomington. A great offering of craft beers that is rotated with some frequency.

The only knock I have with this store is that the employees are 1) not the quickest to help a patron that is looking for craft beer, or 2) when they offer help with craft beer they are often times uneducated.

Edited: They handled the release of CBS atrociously. The fact that their employees are not very helpful to craft beer enthusiasts became even more apparent during this debacle.

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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This review is for the mothership store, downtown on College Ave.

I remember this store in 1998, when they had bins full of fun Belgian and other imports. Those days are gone. However, in the meantime, the store has been renovated and the selection is likely more catered to the college drinkers (duh) and a few of us beer geeks.

They always have a good selection of Midwest beers: FFF, Founders, Bell's, Two Brothers, etc. as well as fine beers from the West Coast. The workers could stand to be a little better trained about beer styles and availability. Their internet/FB customer service has always been great. Also, they get some special release beers due their high volume of turnover. This makes it worthwhile to look for fun stuff. This is also the place to pick up a cold sixer due to Indiana laws.

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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

The biggest Big Red in town has the best selection. There is a giant beer cave walk in cooler where you can get a large variety of cold sixers, cases and variety packs.

There's a row of single bottles/bombers as well as a refrigerator that has a small selection cold that are pretty good. Nothing too ultra rare, but other than Sahara Mart, it's the best selection in town.

Everytime I've inquired about a particular beer or new release, they've been able to answer my questions or lead me to another on-duty employee to do so.

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Big Red Liquors in Bloomington, IN
4.13 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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