Otto's Beverage Center

Otto's Beverage CenterOtto's Beverage Center
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3.68/5
7 Ratings
Otto's Beverage CenterOtto's Beverage Center
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

N88W15413 Main St
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 53051-3136
United States

(262) 255-0057 | map

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Added by BeerFMAndy on 02-26-2010

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
7
pDev:
14.67%
 
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by beerwolf77:
Photo of beerwolf77
3/5  rDev -18.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Pretty much your run of the mill Otto's. Beer in the back. Few shelves of warm stuff. Separated by style for the most part. European imports on one shelf and American on a few others. A small shelf in the corner was littered with random stuff. It had no rhyme or reason. Belgian Lambics next to Euro trash lagers. American wilds next to dark ales. They have a mix and match singles section. However all the bottles were covered with a thick layer of dust so i would purchase with extreme caution.

Overall nothing worth a stop unless you were in a bind.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of RJB66
4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of M-Franz
4.51/5  rDev +22.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of WRBeerFan
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

I stop here a lot because its on the way and they tend to have good wine specials that I grab up for my wife. The main beer purchaser is typically there when I am there and always greets me with a smile. He also lets me know of any new beers that may have come in. The selection isn't as large as Discount Liquor or Consumer Beverage, but for a quick stop its not a bad place to stop.

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Photo of Wisconsinality
3.35/5  rDev -9%

I work not too far from here so if I don't have time to run to one of my favorite places, this does the trick. Like Andy mentioned, it has the typical Otto's smell to it. The beer is in the back and I wish they had half the beer selection as their wine and other assorted spirits. They had some decent offerings from the locals and was even able to find some O'so Lupulin Maximus which I hadn't found elsewhere. Other than that they have some decent Belgians and not much else. The people that work there are helpful when you engage them but otherwise, they generally leave you alone. There is one employee who dresses very well usually a tie at least and has a very good knowledge of beer. Prices are pretty on point with other places. Nothing great but everyone once in awhile they have something that you can't really find elsewhere.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

Another place I happened to stumble upon on my way through town was this Otto's I never knew existed. I popped in for a peek and it immediately seemed like a typical Otto's. The wine and liquor selection was massive. 80's style wood paneling adorned the walls, and it even SMELLED like an Otto's. I wonder how they do that...

Anyway, the beer was in the back which I liked to see. Everything was away from sunlight, but as usual, it was bathed in fluorescent light. I browsed around and found a tiny wooden end-cap shelf with a random assortment of crap for cheap that seemed like the sorriest attempt at a "build-your-own-six-pack" shelf. Other than that they didn't have one. Fridges held some cold beer and the walls were stocked with imports. The two things that caught my eye were New Glarus' Road Slush and the new Cherry Stout.

I've since seen those two at other locations, but this seemed like the first place to be stocking them.

The only thing I left with was a discounted bottle of Eel River Climax Noel which was knocked down from about $6 something to $3.

Coincidentally the cashier commented that she had just had it the night before and it was good. Besides that, I had little interaction with store employees including the guy stocking the shelves of imports in front of me.

Not bad, but like Liquor Lodge, it was out of the way. I probably won't be returning to this one based on sheer location.

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Otto's Beverage Center in Menomonee Falls, WI
Place rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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