Crown Liquors #10

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Type: Store

6165 Allisonville Rd
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46220-4602
United States

(317) 251-6562 | map

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Added by YourArsenal on 01-08-2009

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 6
Photo of aasher
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

I've been to the majority of the Crown Liquors in the area but I was told by a friend that this was one of his favorite spots when he used to live in the area, so I stopped in. It's probably one of the smallest Crown locations, located at the intersection of 62nd Street and Allisonville. They had everything I'd expect and a few bottles I didn't. I picked up my first Drie Fonteinen gueze there, an '06, which I'm really excited to try. They had the standard ST lineup, FFF, Avery, DFH, Dark Horse, The Bruery, etc. The service was excellent. I didn't catch the man's name but he and I talked beer for probably a good ten minutes. He said he was a trader as well so I assume he's a BA. He also let me grab a couple singles out of four packs which had been there awhile. It was a good stop and I'm glad I got to see their selection.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%

This Crown location is on Allisonville off E 62nd not too far from the Broad Ripple area on the Northwest side of Indy. There is a small private lot out front that could be difficult to navigate given how busy the intersection is and the weird angles of the roads.

Inside the place is relatively small and has a convenience store vibe, complete with multiple video monitors behind the counter. The beer is on shelves in the center and there is more in coolers along the rear wall.

The beer selection is pretty good given the space. Local and regional brewers like Brugge, Thee Floyds, Mad Anthony and Barley Island were all present. Likewise other craft brewers like Great Lakes, Stone, Rogue and others are represented. In addition there are quite a few imports available.

Service was friendly on a weekday late afternoon. The guys behind the counter were friendly and actually very helpful in pointing me toward Brugge.

Overall you usually can't go wrong visiting Crown and this one is definitely worth hitting in the area.

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Photo of brundo4
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

This place is coming up! Founder's, Three Floyds, Mikkeller, and more. I spoke to the beer buyer today (who attested profusely to his "beer geekness") and he remarked how he only buys what he drinks. He then admitted to having two kegerators at home, one with Centennial IPA currently on tap, and the other with Bell's Amber. While they do still carry all the macros, this is an excellent oasis for great beer in a neighborhood that isn't too far off from a total beer desert. Also, this is a wonderful source for hard-to-find spirits and cocktail classics, and at reasonable prices. It seemed that the city was out of Hendrick's Gin and I was ready to give a leg for some. This place had plenty and at well below list price. Crown Liquors may appear deceptively shabby, but I assure you this place is worth a long look.

UPDATE: Stopped by for the first time a long time the other day and the selection has expanded quite a bit. Hard-to-find treats like Samiclaus and Olfabrikken Winter Porter, as well as new up-and-coming local micros have been added to the already deep selection. However, certain classics like several of the Two Brothers brews and others were mysteriously absent, but what can you do? Good beer sells out.

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Crown Liquors #10 in Indianapolis, IN
4.26 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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