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Riley's Wines of the World

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BA SCORE
4.06/5
Exceptional
88 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

402 W Gorham St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-2004
United States

(608) 257-0400 | map
rileyswinesoftheworld.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
88
pDev:
12.07%
 
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Reviews by MarcatGSB:
Photo of MarcatGSB
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

Another highly recommended stop on your way through Madison. We went to Woodman's first, and stocked up on some bombers of FFF, and some four packs of DFH Burton Baton, but saved some money in our wallets to head over to Riley's, and are glad we did.

The back wall is a large cooler, with a great selection of beers from Wisconsin and abound. The main reason for stopping at Riley's for the slim hope of scoring some Central Waters Peruvian Morning, and sure enough, they had it. I had never tried to beer, but read alot about it, and glad I picked up a few four packs. They had more of the limited releases from Tyranena, Central Waters, New Glarus, and Ale Asylum than Woodman's did, and a better selection of bombers and singles. They stocked quite a few (maybe 8-12) varieties of Jolly Pumpkin, which I was happily surprised with. Also some of the limited release DFH (Namaste, Theobroma, WWS, etc).

Woodman's is definitely cheaper, but Riley's will have some things that Woodman's does not. I would suggest stopping at both, and get the best of both worlds.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ferretferret
2.89/5  rDev -28.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 2.25 | selection: 4.75

I'm a little shocked to see this place attain such a high score, especially when adjacent to a much better liquor store, University Liquor.

Some of the beer here is ancient! Like, years old! They've had a holiday ale in the clearance bin for over 1.5 years; $7.99, instead of $8.99! I've also seen ancient beers all over the beer section, the cream-based liquors... Please, inspect the date before buying from here!

The service is neither offensive nor anything to write home about, trending toward the negative side.

The tastings they perform here are incredible, and the selection is great, if, again, they're a brewery that posts "bottled on" dates.

Notably, they require backpacks to be held near the employees while one shops, unlike any of the adjacent liquor stores.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mothman
1/5  rDev -75.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Overcharged me for a clearance item. Rude employees. Not very big selection. Lots of old beer. Not impressed with this store. Can't believe that people actually shop here. Avoid.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Hendrick24
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of elkinbrown
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.18/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of OnWisconsin
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Riley's Wines of the World in Madison, WI
Place rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 88 ratings
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