Capone's Liquor & Food


71 Ratings
Capone's Liquor & FoodCapone's Liquor & Food

Type: Store

3678 N Elston Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-4316
United States

(773) 583-0240 | map

Sunday- Thursday: 9:00am - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00am

Added by marmora on 10-26-2011

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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by HopsMatt:
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4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I stopped by here on my most recent trip to Chicago for Lollapalooza. I met a fellow BA for an IP trade and we hit up a few bottle shops. I had Capones on my list to visit as I was trying to find some of the Citra Ninja that was just released. The owner said he was all sold out buy expected more to come in on the day we were to leave. I called him that morning before heading out and sure enough, he got some in and made sure there was one there for me to pick up before I left town. He was one of the nicest shop owners I have had the pleasure of doing business with. Just like some of the other top bottle shops in town (Beer Temple, WLV & Castle VAV), he knows craft and is more than happy to help you out.

Selection is not as large as a Binnys, but it holds its own with the Beer Temple and id say has more inventory than WLV. All are a must stop, but I wanted to give an idea on size. It seems that there are bottles here that were long gone at some of the larger bottle shops around town. I guess its because it isnt a mega store or isnt central for a location, but for beer geeks, its a pleasant surprise to find something in stock here that youve had a hard time locating. There is a large refrigerated section that takes up a couple walls to the back and right. I noticed that it was full of IPAs kept at proper temps. I give them props for that.

This will be a store I come back to every time I visit Chicago, which seems to be about every two to three months. I look forward to returning!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cryptichead
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jimbobebop
1/5  rDev -76.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

I called looking for a beer and he said, yes in stock. Showed up 10 minutes later and said he was sold out. I mentioned I was the one that just called and he replied it was for his customers only. I get the whole only sell limited things to regulars( I'm only there once or twice a month or should I say was) but 4 cases isn't limited and why don't you just say that over the phone therefore no time wasted and no harm done. In addition he posts on Social media Items he only sells to regulars, Most of his stock is old and everything is a buck or 2 more than everywhere else. Not worth your time so many better places in the area.

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.34/5  rDev -22.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of petmoo23
4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I stopped in at this place when I was waiting for the Revolution Brewery to open its tap room and I was not disappointed. The craft beer selection was fantastic and there were lots of thigns on the shelf from Revolution, Half Acre, 3 Floyds, and other local breweries that is difficult to get elsewhere. I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely find this place again the next time I visit Chicago.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Awesome Owner. He rubs some people the wrong way but I think he's a great guy. Always willing to off you a sample and give you his opinion on things. He gets new stuff everyday so you know a lot of his stuff is fresh. His selection is wide and has a lot of hidden gems you just have to look.

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Photo of JArt
4.73/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Barnoloid
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mojiboo02
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Homer53
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of puftdank
3.31/5  rDev -23%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 5

They announce what they have in stock. You go five minutes later and they are "sold out". It seems many of their offerings announced on social media are bait to get you in the door. I do not care to be friends with the owner, or any of the other employees, for the sole purpose of getting the reserves from behind the counter. It's just not how I like to do business. They have an absolutely fantastic selection. But honesty goes a long way.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of shundahai
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Irishace9
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Nuggetz
3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of BRami127
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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Capone's Liquor & Food in Chicago, IL
4.3 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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