Trixie's Liquor

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Trixie's LiquorTrixie's Liquor

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2929 E Washington Ave
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704-5142
United States

(608) 442-5347 | map

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Added by ErmahgerdPhD on 06-09-2011

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Photo of OnWisconsin
3/5  rDev -31%

Photo of dhannes
3.48/5  rDev -20%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Finally made it over to Trixie' were my thoughts:

A=Typical Wisconsin liquor store...larger inside than I had anticipated (I would guess 60' x 80' or 4800 sq. ft.), but only about 15% off the total floor space devoted to beers. Actually nicer inside than I had imagined, as the sign outside and the parking lot are rather dated.

Q=A nice sampling of microbrews in the side cooler (about 60 offerings in all), with about 60% from Wisconsin, including Ale Aylum, New Glarus, and Potosi and O'so. About a dozen 12-packs or so, including a sampler pack from Great Lakes.

S=I got checked out right away...didn't really spend anytime asking questions or what not.

Selection=Not as widespread an offering as Woodman's, but they did offer a few things that Woodie's does not, mainly Blatz in 24-pack bottles (but the $15 price was not nearly as good a value as the 15-pack cans for $6.99).

V=Some decent offerings...they do markdown seasonal beers to move stock, including Samuel Adams' Oktoberfest for $4.99; their mix-and-match is $8.49, but they only have about 15 styles to choose from. Couldn't resist re-trying a 6-pack of bottles of Natural Light for $3.99--I haven't seen Natty Light in bottles anywhere else in Madison.

They also have chips, dips, and soda.

Worth stopping in towards the end of each season to see if they have any good deals, or if you are in the neighborhood, but not worthy of a special trip.

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Photo of emerge077
3.58/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

August 2012:

Stopped by here on the way out of town to pick up some New Glarus for a friend. They didn't have Hometown Blonde that a friend wanted, so I went down the street and picked it up at Woodmans. Didn't seem like they had many seasonals. I'd be wary of high reviews from one-day accounts... Obvious shills.

05-07-2012 3.94/5

A cool and wacky orange neon vintage sign and large empty parking lot made it hard to miss this store. The east side area was slightly sketchy, but this store seemed ok. Inside it was carpeted and wood paneled, with vintage framed beer-themed decorations up above the door and along the walls.

Counter clerk was friendly and mentioned Madison Craft Beer Week, and allowed us to buy singles instead of a full mixed six.

Selection was good, all the local staples like Ale Asylum, Lake Louie, New Glarus, O'So, Tyranena, and more. Midwest stuff like Founders, Three Floyds, MKE Brewing, Bells, etc. Imports like Chimay, Duchesse, and Rochefort. Weird malt liquors like Axe Head (Black Cherry even). About half the selection of Steve's or Woodmans nearby.

A New Glarus display up front showcased weizen glass flutes, and towards the back were a few other shelves of glasses including Two Hearted pints and Duvel Parra tulips.
Management is receptive to feedback, and will special order if you ask.

Not a major destination, just a convenient alternative to Woodmans on the east side of town.

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Photo of Duff27
3.76/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.93/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of RobinLee
4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of XBeerBellyT
4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

I'm mainly reviewing on their beer quality. Great staff and service. Very knowledgeable and able to help out with any questions about the world of beer. Good selection but there are some stores around the area offering more, wished they would offer some more beers that are not readily available in WI.

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Photo of Hendrick24
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Zatch90
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of s_wit
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Ri0
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Stevedore
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Zlatan
4.35/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ferretferret
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Billolick
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Great place, huge selection, helpful and friendly staff...loads of freshie local will find plenty of quality options here...including the usual local, regional and national good stuff...well worth a visit

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Photo of crobinso
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Danmullens1
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of slavall
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Great selection and outstanding customer service. Any time I stop in, there is always someone there to show me what is new and make recommendations. They are a great source for Toppling Goliath and other favorites in the Madison area.

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Photo of Bgraet
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

A group of friends and I trekked through WI on our annual Man Trip this year. We decided we needed some provisions and stopped off at Trixies while we were in Madison. They had an awesome selection of WI finest brews and a knowledgeable staff that was able to answer any question we had which is pretty impressive given the "beer snobs" that I hang out with.

We actually stopped there on our way back to Iowa too because the selection was so good. I definitely recommend you check this place out and say hi to the gang. You won't be disappointed!

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Trixie's Liquor in Madison, WI
Place rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 41 ratings