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 johnkale:
Photo of johnkale
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%

This is, thankfully, my local liquor store (this unfortunately means I live pretty close to State Street). Excellent selection of bombers and individual bottles, not enough space to provide the six-pack selection I would like. Staff is friendly, though not overly attentive, but in the end I tend to enjoy shopping without too much intervention. Everyone there is generally good at answering any questions I might have. Pricing is typical for Madison, certainly cheaper than my corner store. There are occasional deals, but generally on middling beer, I have yet to find a real steal in their clearance section.

Additionally, as the name implies, they have an excellent wine selection, especially from more obscure appellations, and they have some great top shelf liquor. Considering that its only a six block walk to this place, I can't think of a much better place to go beer shopping.

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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

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

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

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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%

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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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