Price Rite Liquors

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20 Orange St
Prescott, Wisconsin, 54021-1727
United States

(715) 262-3249 | map

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Reviews by zeledonia:
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2.8/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5

Place is tightly-spaced, dark, and not especially friendly.

The beer area seems like an add-on to the better-lit wine and liquor area. Some 6-packs in coolers, mostly big breweries. About average selection (for your run-of-the-mill liquor store).

They had some Founders, a medium selection of New Glarus, some Dogfish Head (sadly gone now).

Nothing special about this place, though it is the best of the 3 beer stores I'm aware of in Prescott. So if you're dodging across the border from Hastings, it's worth the stop. But otherwise, probably not.

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Photo of jera1350
3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Made a run over the border for some New Glarus as this is the closest place to my house. Pretty small, but easy to find with the huge sign on the river. Not a large selection, but all varieties of New Glarus including the Thumbprint Series, Serendipity and Strawberry Rhubarb. Saw some Oskar Blues, Ale Asylum and a couple other craft brews. Prices were fair and the guy working was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. He had the guys pull some NG Wild Sour right off of the truck after I asked about it. Good place for NG, but not much else beer wise.

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Photo of crossovert
3.2/5  rDev -3%

Small place just over the MN border. It is located just of the main road and has ample free parking.

It is filled with old guard macros like Grain Belt, Blatz, and Schmidt but there is an okay selection of craft. Most of it is in coolers. There is also a large section of wines and spirits in the back of the store. The baskets are in the middle of the store instead of the front. There are very few single bottles, the only one I remember seeing was Budweiser.

They have some craft samplers, a decent selection of Wisconsin, specifically Northern WI brews with a little bit of national craft.

The guy at the cashier was a bit of a grumpy troll.

Dennis Brothers Liquor is down the road, go there.

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Photo of Chaz
3.65/5  rDev +10.6%

Price Rite looks like an old boat house from the outside, but inside an orderly and larger than average retail space awaits. Signage upon entry included large banners for the top national brands and smaller tackers for "Gusto" Schlitz and 'price-brands' produced by La Crosse City Brewery.

After considering the offerings at nearby retailers I can say that there's a better than average selection of Wisconsin craft breweries here, and judging by the way the mostly-chilled beer selection is merchandised I'd say there's some focus upon craft. In fact it was brands from the smaller Wisconsin brewers (Central Waters, Tyranena, the entire Rush River line, and several from Sand Creek) that first caught my eye, followed by a respectable showing from bigger regional players Leinenkugel, Minhas, and New Glarus. A few cooler doors down I noted several brands and formats each from August Schell, New Belgium, New Glarus, and Summit Brewing, among others (note: those with needs other than beer will have to make their way past the cold box and and beverage display coolers to get to the wines and spirits).

The selection of seasonal offerings and sampler packs from the above-mentioned breweries is on-par for the MN/WI border area, although I noted six-pack samplers (!) of New Glarus as well. Several seasonal and limited release items on sale were stacked (warm) at the checkout desk, including Summit's Kolsch being offered at a respectable $6.50/six.

Crafts from further afield include Bell's, Dogfish Head, Hook and Ladder, and Samuel Adams. There was also a good selection of Michelob craft brands, and a few singles (Chocolate Bock) that stood out.

Unfortunately I *did not* see a mix-a-six selection, but aised from that prices were fair on the packages I saw.

Given the reasonably good allotment of craft beer I was only a little surprised to find comparatively little in the way of imports; only a couple brands each of Dutch, German, and Mexican origin, though I suspect this is less important to folks with access to better selections closer to home. And naturally, with a beer selection like that I've described there's plenty of BMC, and a fair share of budget-priced brands in 30-pack cubes. 40s? Plenty.

Ultimately Price Rite is too far off the beaten path for folks who live in the Twin Cities (and it's no Casanova's), but the close proximity to the southeast part of the Twin Cities metro (and a certain retailer) makes it an easy afternoon stop for area visitors who are looking to scratch the New Glarus itch.

It's also worth a visit if you're spending an idle day on the river.

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Price Rite Liquors in Prescott, WI
Place rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 4 ratings