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4.15 w/ 14 ratings

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3105 E 17th St
Joplin, Missouri, 64804-3235
United States

(417) 626-7766 | map

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Added by russpowell on 02-23-2009

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of c-rum
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of 50StateBeerTour
3.86/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of nuebs
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
3.38/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

I have a love/hate deal with Macadoodles. On the one hand, they led the charge for craft beer at retail in Joplin. But the selection is not as cutting edge or current as one would desire. There are ongoing inventory issues that seem to lead to large empty spots on shelves. And within that, there's a bit too much room devoted to junk that one could easily go up the hill to Walmart and secure at a slightly better price.

Overall, at the end of the day, I've always felt that Macadoodle's only humors beer drinkers, and only gives the time of day to wine consumers. The service on the beer end is usually non-existent. I've had great discussions with people in this store--but only with fellow customers or beer reps that I'm friendly with.

Love that it's there, but certainly room for improvement.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of RAC81
4.44/5  rDev +7%

First off, let me say that the store is very nice, well laid out, and well staffed (and very friendly). As usual, the beer is relegated to just a small corner. That being said, they still have a nice selection. Coming from Oklahoma, which has some strict liquor laws, I was hoping Missouri would have a better selection. They did offer some breweries that aren't available in Oklahoma, however, I found Missouri has a law that also somewhat limits the selection. You can't buy singles, only (mixed) six packs. I like buying singles, because you can try more new things. While the mixed six packs are very cheap here, it is somewhat limiting because higher end beers aren't available as singles, because it wouldn't be cost effective as a flat rate six pack. My local store has easily 4 or 5 times as many singles, but they can get very pricey. Overall I like the store, and will return on my next visit. My only problem is with the state laws.

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Photo of Klowry777
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Carl_R
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

I usually shop at this Macadoodles since its within driving distance. They have a decent selection with a section dedicated to bombers and singles. They typically have a decent selection of Stone, Founders, Bells, and Bear Republic, however they never seem to have any Two Hearted Ale when I am in town. They seem to rotate their stock and I havent found any really dusty beers. They have a tasting booth to sample beers but I never know when its open. I like their service, all Macadoodles offer service to your vehicle so the cashier will put it in your trunk for you.

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Photo of Jra1985
4.44/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is probably the best store in Joplin. Good atmosphere and great quality.

The service is good and friendly. They are glad to help and provide beer and wine sampling.

The selection is very good for the area. Hard to say how much they have but a few hundred is in the ballpark. Lots of craft beer and imports to choose from. You can build your own six pack with a reasonable selection. If it gets distributed in the area then Macadoodles probably has it.

The pricing is very reasonable.

Good store to go to and my favorite when I am in joplin. If you are in the area and want good beer then this is the place to go to.

Note: Was destroyed by a very powerful tornado in May of 2011 and was (Luckily) rebuilt promptly along with many other stores in the immediate area.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%

I went here when I was in Joplin, Missouri. The selection is awesome. They have a ton of beers we don't get on the west coast. I got about 7 beers from there. It was huge. Wine selection was better than at my work. I would love to go back there. The people there were nice too. They offered to help and they helped me look for a beer I was looking for but they were all out of it. Very nice store!!! Next time I am in Joplin I will definitely be back there but that will probably be a while lol. Glad I went lol

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Photo of IBU99
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

I love this store. Whenever I'm in Joplin I have to stop. The service is great and the selection of beer is overwhelming.

They add new beer all the time and really seem to cater to the craft beer enthusiast. The first time I entered this store it was almost overwhelming. They carry many different sample packs and allow you to mix a six pack out of a certain section. They carry many special brews like the smokestack series from Boulevard.

Not only do they have a ton of craft beer, but they have tastings. You can try out different things to see what you want and don't want.

All in all this is a great store for the beer enthusiast.

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Photo of Beertracker
4.15/5  rDev 0%

Macadoodles is easily accessible from I-44 off of Range Line Rd. & E. 17th St. (on the right) in Joplin, MO. From my understanding, this location has been open for about six months. From the outside, Macs looks like a hillbilly log cabin or trading post with wooden poles & wagon wheel benches with horseshoe cup holders (cool!). Upon entering, I was immediately greeted which makes one feel they've come to the right place to spend their money. The first thing I noticed is how organized the place is with beer, wines & spirits divided equally, as well as mixers, snacks & specialty foods. They even have a sample bar where people can try before they buy! The place is decently sized at 14,500 square feet, so there's plenty of room to stretch your legs while perusing the beer shelves. I'm not sure how many beers they had in stock, but I'd guesstimate there's easily 500+ which is the best you'll find in the immediate area. They carry micro staples such as Anderson Valley, Abita, Avery, Bear Republic, Bells, New Holland, Mendocino, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, etc... along with local/regionals like Boulevard, Mueller, O'Fallon & Schlafly plus the import selection is pretty good with Belgium being especially well represented. There's a nice selection of singles (probably a 1/3 of a row), but be forewarned that MO law legally requires a person to buy/pick 6, as they cannot sell singles. The prices are actually very reasonable when compared to the Brown Derby locations which I found were as much as $1-3 bucks higher on sixers/bombers. All-in-all, I found Mac's to be a pleasant shopping experience and plan to make it a regular stop on my beer adventures. Recommended if you find yourself in the city or just passing through. As an added bonus for those just passing through, Mac's has a Phillips 66 self-service refueling plaza out front. So what's better than gas, snacks & road beers to go? Not much!

CHEERS! Beertracker

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Photo of russpowell
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

11-15-13, some beers just seem sit on the shelf & there's starting to be more empty shelves, that I know can be filled, not sure what gives

Edit 20 sep 09: They also have Founders & LaGunitas, & grand teton now

Was very happy to find this joint on my first shopping trip to Joplin, the closest city of any real size near us. My second trip has pretty much made it a given this is my must stop for beer runs of any size

Quality of the 12 or different beers I've tried are all good

Staff seem really helpful & up beat. A lot places around here couldn't spell customer service if you spotted them 10 letters..

Selection is good, you have 100ish different beers from which to build your own sixers. Brewries availible include Bells, Southern Tier, Arcadia, Goose Island (limited) Schaffly's, Boulevard, Left Hand, Anderson Valley, New Holland, Big Sky & more. Their import selection is nice as well. Good selection of bombers too. No super rare beers here, but a nice beer selection in area that loves its Macros

The high prices on Bells & Rogue raised the cost factor here, stay away from those & prices are more in line with what I expect for this neck of the woods. I predict these guys will be getting a sizeable chunk of my beer budget in the future!

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Macadoodles in Joplin, MO
Place rating: 92.9% out of 100 with 14 ratings
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