Kensington Liquor

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Type: Store

4496 N Oakland Ave
Shorewood, Wisconsin, 53211-1610
United States

(414) 332-3600 | map

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Added by Porkchop_Williams on 09-27-2012

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Photo of sisterthelonious
3.36/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3

I really like this shop, but I have to be fair with the ratings.

Atmosphere- your average corner liquor store. They're doing some remodeling, and I think they have gone from a 2 to a 3 in the past year. Expect this rating to keep going up. They're working on a humidor room as we speak.

Quality- They seem to have a nice range of products, probably missing out on some of the top-end stuff.

Service- Took awhile to get to know the guys who run the place, but since then it's been great chatting with them and asking about special releases/distribution, etc. They actually care about their regulars, which is really nice (unlike Discount and Otto's, who are a bit bigger and not so attentive)

Selection- They range from passable (SN, Founders, NG & Bell's seasonals) to very good (Founder's and Goose Island special releases, Central Waters special releases) so plan to visit around releases of your favorite beers. Ask them in advance if you want to know what they're going to get.

Value- $1 or $2 more expensive on some beers. I blame this on the part of town that they are in more than anything else. You can get your standard beers down the street @ Pick N' Save for a little less.

I encourage people to stop in here all the time. They're good guys and I think they could be a mainstay in this part of town. They're always up for recommendations, and their selections are always changing.

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Photo of Porkchop_Williams
4.35/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This liquor store had a lot of great beer in stock, the clerks at the counter also told me that a lot of new stuff comes weekly. They have a rack of single bottled beers that seems to be growing every week. A lot of cool crafts from all over the country. They also had some rare beers that I know aren't widely accessible, devil dancer by founders, deviant dales from Oscar blues, etc.. It was all pretty reasonably priced as well. The customer service was great, overall it's a pretty cool little liquor store.

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Kensington Liquor in Shorewood, WI
Place rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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