The Decanter Fine Wine & Spirits

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Type: Store

215 N Main St
Decatur, Illinois, 62523-1208
United States

(217) 422-9463 | map

Mon-Fri - 10-7
Sat - 10-6
Sun - Closed

Added by DoubleSimcoe on 09-15-2011

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3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

The Decanter is a little, wine store that has a very small but very good selection of beers (750s & bombers only). I picked up bombers of Ruination and Oak aged yeti recently and have picked up Tripel Karmeliet, Saison DuPont, Hop Stupid, Avery's The Reverend, Maharaja, and Samuel.

Atmosphere - Boring (I'm not into wine).

Quality - Very good

Service - Average

Selection - Small but very good

Value - Reasonable

Once again, my charachter count is not sufficient so here comes the endless babble for no reason other than to please the powers that be.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The Decanter is, along with Famous Wine & Spirits on Route 48, the only place in Decatur to buy quality craft beer.

This is a bit of a hidden gem, away from the malls and cookie-cutter businesses that "plague" Decatur. Located right in Downtown, you can tell the owners care to offer the city high-quality wines, spirits and beer.

While small, the craft beer is quite remarkable. There is one "cabinet" with five shelves filled with bombers only. Some names: Stone IPA, Ruination, Cali-Belgique, Sublimely and Smoked Porter; Avery Salvation, Maharaja and Czar; Lagunitas Hop Stoopid; Ommegang; Unibroue La Fin du Monde. Also a good amount of Belgians, including Framboise Lambic, Chouffe and Maredsous; and some quality Euros like Sam Smith's.

Prices are just about on par with everything else in Central Illinois, that is- a little pricey. Service is personable and friendly, and this is overall a great stop in Decatur.

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The Decanter Fine Wine & Spirits in Decatur, IL
3.91 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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