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Steve's Liquor

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BA SCORE
95
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55 Reviews
Steve's LiquorSteve's Liquor
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

122 Junction Rd
Madison, Wisconsin, 53717-2687
United States

(608) 833-5995 | map
www.stevesliquorstores.com

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
95
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
84
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
10.23%
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Reviews: 55 | Ratings: 84
Reviews by 4thoseabout2bock:
Photo of 4thoseabout2bock
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%

I actually think the other location of Steve's has a better selection than this one -- more imports esp Belgians, and you could buy singles of some of the American craft brews.

I could imagine the service might be better at this location as the counter folks here seemed more professional while the other store was staffed by college students who were more interested in each other.

However, we did ask, when we saw the limited beer selection in the coolers along the back wall, whether they had some warm beer somewhere. They said no and did not bother to mention that there was more beer back inside the cooler!

So it seems based on the other reviews we did not see all that this store had to offer. One thing they did have in their favor was a decent selection of Lake Louie and Central Waters, which weren't available at Woodmans. But our other stops, Riley's, the other Steves and Woodman's East, all had their strengths as well, so I did not perceive that any one destination would be far and away the best stop.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hoosier222002
4.47/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of alarmclock314
4.17/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Duff27
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -41.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5

Photo of nuebs
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Hrodebert
1.89/5  rDev -56%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 1

Stopped in on our last day in Wisconsin to put together a couple of mixed 6's of Wisconsin only beers for friends at home.
Left with nothing more than a sampler 12 of New Glarus.
Staff didn't seem to have time to be bothered, even though the store was nearly empty.
There where numerous empty spaces in the single bottle section which was quite small. Actually saw a much better selection in a BP gas station earlier in the day, but held out for Steve's because of the reviews here.
Oh well, live and learn.

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Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Hendrick24
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of djhowell
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Schmitfaced414
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Staff was helpful and gave me accurate information on when to expect a shipment. They also do a good job keeping their Facebook page up to date with new arrivals. If you are in the area, I recommend stopping in to see what is on hand. I was able to pick up some nice bottles from TG and Karben4.

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Photo of twb0392
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of cbutova
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Recommended as the bottle shop to stop in by a friend-of-a-friend from Madison. Stopped in here on the way out of town during a road trip from Chicago to Decorah, IA. Did not get to go to any other bottle shops in Madison but this place had a great selection. I found all of the New Glarus fruit beer 750mls and most of their regulars. I also got some Central Waters beers and other random WI locals of which there were many. Be sure to look in the walk-in cooler as I found a few bombers in there that were some of the best bottles I found during an 8000 mile road trip around the US. Prices were great compared to the East Coast cities, which was a big plus for me. I was also impressed by the fact that almost all of the beer was in the fridge, perfect since I had to put it into a cooler anyways. All around great bottle shop if you are looking for some quality brews.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Soneast
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of WiscoTerr
5/5  rDev +16.3%

I love this store. I live in Madison and stop by most of the liquor stores around town every couple weeks, but always seem to find the best selection at Steve's. It's a solid mix of the good local brews, without filling half the store with junk. They are always one of the first to get new breweries to town and have a Twitter presence which I personally love. They generally run $1 per product that other stores, but totally worth it to support local and have that extra knowledge on tap. My only knock is that they could have more singles for sale, but that's not a big deal. Also love that everything, including bombers, are in a cooler.

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Photo of cokebabies
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Ranick10
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of irthesteve
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of seanlaughery
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Visited Steve's on recommendation from a friend while in Madison to visit family for the holidays and was incredibly pleased with the highly knowledgable staff and selection.

I'm looking forward to coming back around Christmas time when I visit my family next.

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Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -7%

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Steve's Liquor in Madison, WI
95 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.
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