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Neil's Liquor

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Neil's LiquorNeil's Liquor
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Neil's LiquorNeil's Liquor

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204 S Century Ave
Ste B
Waunakee, Wisconsin, 53597-1272
United States

(608) 849-7666 | map

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Reviews by emerge077:
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3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in here recently on the way over to Highway 12 and Roxbury Tavern. It's a free-standing building sandwiched between strip mall shops. Inside the majority of the beer is along the back wall in a dozen cooler doors, plus a couple coolers to the left side with bombers and mixed singles. Noticed a few FFF varieties including GBH, Alpha King, APW, and Dreadnaught. Some NG 20th Anniversary, but they were still rocking Winter Warmer in July unfortunately. Locals from Lake Louie and Port Huron, Ale Asylum (Bedlam) and a few others.

The counter guy was friendly, said hello when we came in, and was chatting with a local most of the time. Prices were affordable and in line with standard retail prices. If local or passing through, they have a decent selection.

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3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

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3.45/5  rDev -6.8%

I first stopped in here because it's conveniently located across the street from my dog sitter. Neil's is a decent liquor store with a solid selection of regional craft brews, i.e., New Glarus, Tyranena, Lake Louie, Great Lakes, Ale Asylum, etc... There are some decent imports but not many. I picked up a 4-pack of Ommegang for 8 bucks when I was last there. Service is friendly and helpful but nothing out of the ordinary. Neil's is not a destination liquor store but if you're in the neighborhood you can count on it for some solid brews.

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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

A sentimental pick. My original hometown liquor store. Much of the reason I am here posting on this site stems from Neil's.

Staff is friendly as can be. It helps that I know them all personally. They accomodate requests to the best of their abilities.

For a small town liquor store, the selection is remarkably solid. Most of the quality WI brews make an appearance, and plenty of other good regionals (Three Floyds, Summit K'zoo, etc).
German beers are also highlighted, though less so than times past. Some other quality imports too...Sam Smith and Chimay.
Little to speak of other than that...but I never fail to be satisfied when visiting my folks back in my old stomping grounds (which is very frequent since my "new" stomping grounds are only about 10 miles away).
Neil's seems commited to getting new stuff all the time.
This was my home base. Take that for what it is worth.

Update: New influx of harder-to-find regional and local brews. Namely Lake Louie and Great Lakes. This is a very nice small town liquor store, though overshadowed by the better one's in nearby Madison.

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Neil's Liquor in Waunakee, WI
Place rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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