Riley's Wines of the World

BA SCORE
90
outstanding

87 Ratings
Riley's Wines of the WorldRiley's Wines of the World
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
Score:
90
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
56
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.95%
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 56
Reviews by jegross2:
Photo of jegross2
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Riley's is great for three reasons:

1) Selection. They have almost every beer you could want to drink that is sold in the state of Wisconsin.

2) Quality. Rileys not only has a lot of beer, they have a lot of GREAT beer. Impossible not to find something new and interesting to try there.

3) Holding beer for me. I've bought a lot of beer from Rileys over the past 18 months, and a lot of it has to do with not only the helpfulness of their beer guys, but also their willingness to hold beers for me. I'd never been able to try CBS if not for the help of Rileys, and I am very excited for the Oak Aged Old Rasputin they're going to hold for me!

Riley's is the priciest of the quality beer selection places in Madison (the other two being Woodman's and Steve's), but they are not any more pricey than your average corner-liquor store. Making the trip to Riley's is certainly worth browsing their selection, getting their beer help, and most importantly, reserving those rare releases!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Ferretferret
2.89/5  rDev -28.1%
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 +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mothman
1/5  rDev -75.1%
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 -18.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of nuebs
4.06/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jaqo4
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Hendrick24
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
4.14/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
4.26/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of twb0392
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of elkinbrown
4.57/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of s_wit
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Shluffy
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Sunn
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of OnWisconsin
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of 510a
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Riley's Wines of the World in Madison, WI
4.02 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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