Frontier Liquors

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865 S Green River Rd
Evansville, Indiana, 47715-4105
United States

(812) 477-4107 | map

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Photo of jkblr
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

This review is for the South Green River Rd. location only. I live here and drive by this store all the time and only go in a couple times a year. There are several more locations that I will add as I have time. One of the issues with all the BA listing service for Evansville is you can get a review on the first page that is 5 years old and totally irrelevant. This store is ok and worth a stop if you're close by. It gets some imports that the other stores in town that I've rated higher don't get. They don't have great selection overall, but are good for hidden gems (store aged quads, barleywines, stouts etc.). They do have a decent sized walk-in cooler that contains about half the craft in the store. I will also mention that this is a small local chain that uses their sales overall to get an allotment of special release beers, only to be sold at the Green River store. So, black Friday, or any special release day, don't walk into just any Frontier looking for BCBS. This is really more of a liquor store that used to be outstanding for craft and got passed up big time by others in town.

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Photo of Snowrs
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

For awhile this was the place to get craft brew in Evansville, Their beer guy (Jim) knows his beer but unfortunately they have not kept up on new releases for the craft beer segment. I believe the owner opend another type of store and is focusing on that instead of his liquor and beer. This has really affected what they do get in. The staff is friendly and always willing to help or try to get something you may want but their lack of new selection is disappointing.

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Photo of Chaney
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I think of all the places in the Evansville area, this one takes the cake in terms of carrying some serious sought after beers.

This review is from my visit during the Christmas holidays of 2012. I visited this store twice during my vacation.

Atmosphere: On the outside, this place is unassuming: Sure, it has a cool painted wood framing around the store, but overall, this place is right across the street from one of the most ghetto malls that I've ever visited. Once you walk inside, head right and notice the coolers on the right hand side. After you see some of the cool beers inside (which I will get to in a minute), make sure you observe the brews in the cooler on the back side. Now, pick your jaw up off the floor. The macros (and some of the craft mix packs) are up against the wall, and the warm craft beer sixers are adjacent. If you head to the walk in cool towards the back, you will find cold versions of a lot offered elsewhere in the store, as well as a singles rack where you can create your own sixer.

Quality and Service: For the life of me, I keep forgetting to ask the beer guy's name, but he has worked there for years, and seems to know his inventory and the craft beer world in general backwards and forwards. I visited last year (October 2010) several times while visiting family in the area and had a good rapport with the guy by the time I left town, but I don't think he recognized me this time. No matter.... he probably meets a lot of beer geeks in his line of work.

Selection: On this past visit, I picked up: Boulevard Imperial Stout 2011 (they had an entire rack!), Boulevard BBQ, Hoppin' Frog BB Naked Evil, and Hair of the Dog Adam and Fred. Impressed yet? Additionally, they always carry many of the FFF selections, Dark Horse, Upland, and pretty much a healthy smattering of most everything distributed to the region. Please keep in mind that this store doesn't have the largest selection in the area, but by far the most eclectic (at least, during the several visits I've made to the place over the last couple of years).

Value: Sure, brews such as BB Naked Evil area expensive (I paid around $26 for it), but I've personally known people who have paid more. I got the Boulevard IS for around $14, and the Hair of the Dogs selections for about $4-5 a piece. Not bad...

This has been, and will continue to be, my "go-to" store whenever I visit the Evansville-Henderson region!

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Photo of heysuz
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

The people are what set this store apart from the other establishments here in Evansville and the surrounding area. Their resident craft brew expert (Jim) is very knowledgeable and stays up-to-the-minute on what's happening in the industry. He keeps abreast of the area competition and really appears to be motivated by customer satisfaction. He has taken a genuine interest in me and I find that very refreshing. I feel important and valued as a customer when I go in there which seems to be the exception rather than the norm today. The owner/manager (John) shares Jim's philosophy when it comes to customer appreciation and satisfaction. I know first-hand that they have really tried to get things for me that other stores would not.

They are the most competitively priced establishment in town and they always have given me excellent value for my money. And even more impressive is the fact they try hard to earn my business where most other businesses make me feel like they are doing me a favor by letting me spend my money with them.

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Frontier Liquors in Evansville, IN
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