Gateway Liquors

no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews

Type: Store

102 Lincoln Ave
Charleston, Illinois, 61920-3036
United States

(217) 345-9722 | map

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Added by DCon on 04-15-2012

View: Place Reviews | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by DCon:
Photo of DCon
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Visiting Gateway Liquors on the way to Eastern Illinois University, this place will be on my radar! My first visit was during the release of KBS and they were able to throw a 4-pack at me. I also picked up 2 Better Halfs. What an experience so far!

Both the owner and the staff know how to make your visit to their store easy and worth your trip. Ceiling fans are spread out throughout the entire store and palm trees are scattered to give you a hawaiin feel. Clutter free and everything labeled well.

The wine selection was tremendous with a 1000+ bottle wooden cellar on the east side of the shop, liquor throughout with Vodka being their top seller, and then you meet on the west side of their shop a tiered cabinet with 750s/bombers/12oz sought after beers. The cooler had tons of BMC product but also a wide variety of craft. Their breweries they sold included Founders, Arcadia, Abita, Chimay, SmuttyNose, New Belgium, Southern Tier, Kasteel, Sierra Nevada, Green Flash, Schlafly, O'Fallon, and many more.

I will proudly promote this place as one of the best liquor stores in the 100 mile path to St. Louis (not counting Champaign, IL). Will be back very soon!

 1,169 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of wdberkley
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of cabays2
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Given their location (the middle of nowhere with only a small university), Gateway has quite an impressive selection of craft brews. I have found everything from Bourbon County Coffee to Hopslam and countless others. The owner and GM were quite knowledgeable, and have worked with me several times to get limited release beers. I would highly recommend stopping in. There is not a better selection in the area.

 410 characters

Photo of emwild12
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Gateway Liquors in Charleston, IL
4.21 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    No fake news here. Get real beer content delivered to your doorstep every month.