Windmill Party Store

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3.5 w/ 2 ratings

Type: Store

7275 Cooley Lake Rd
West Bloomfield, Michigan, 48324-3814
United States

(248) 360-4441 | map

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Added by DrDoitchbig on 07-10-2011

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3.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5

The Windmill is located directly across the street from Oakland Community College's Orchard Ridge campus. It used to be a minuscule little hole in the wall of a party store but they have since built an entirely new spacious building complete with high ceilings for those extra top shelf liquors and of course a beer cave. God only knows how they afforded to build this new place.

Anyways on to my review. The atmosphere is that of a nicely put together party store. Nothing more, nothing less. It's well lit and they obviously spent a good chunk of money on this new building. Night and day from the dungeon it used to be.

I wouldn't buy anything here without checking dates but honestly is there a single store out there where anyone doesn't check dates? With the variety in the craft beer market these days all but the most popular stuff can become outdated even at the best stores. They do keep 90% of their beer in the cooler so I have to give them bonus points for that.

Supposedly they have some kind of "beer geek" club that you can join if you buy certain bottles they have for sale. I really haven't bothered to inquire about it. No one has ever asked me if I've found what I'm looking for or if I needed help. I think the only question I've got is "Can I see your ID?" So how good could this club possibly be?

If I want to drive less than 10 minutes to pick up a good 6-pack the Windmill is my best bet. To get to a better store I have to add an extra 10 minutes to my drive. They seem quite focused on Michigan stuff as they always have the newest Short's, Bell's, Founders releases. Beyond that there is a decent 4/6 pack selection for US and International craft. Not much besides your basics though. The big bottle selection is at a minimum.

The bottom line is if you live in Commerce Township it might be worth checking the Windmill out. It's a few steps above your typical party store and it's the best you can get without hiking out to Pineridge in Highland Township.

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Windmill Party Store in West Bloomfield, MI
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