The Still


6820 S 70th St
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68516-3605
United States

(402) 423-1875 | map

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Bear1964 from Nebraska

4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

This place has a great selection of warm bombers and select upper end singles ($4.99 and up) and I did find their last bomber of Rouges Voodoo Doughnut($12.99) that I've been wanting to try. Overall a good place to swing in and pickup some new things to try...some big name brands means you need to expect to pay a little more to try them..and I plan too!

Apr 15, 2013
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thevelvetjones from Nebraska

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Pretty good place overall, rivaled probably only by N st or perhaps Hy-Vee for overall selection in Lincoln.

Some of the employees are just sort of a-holes at times, and this has been going on for years, so I don't know what the deal is here. Just having consistently friendly staff that make you feel good about being a customer, rather than a pain in their ass would be the best thing this place can do to improve.

Nov 04, 2015
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garrettdeanjohnson from Nebraska

4.46/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Top store in LNK with a great selection.

May 08, 2015
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SinjaminBentek from Nebraska

4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Mar 02, 2015
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katterbe from Nebraska

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Aug 09, 2014
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panther3423 from Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +9%

Jan 08, 2014
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OregonGrown7 from Oregon

4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Lots of choices, and though a lot are warm, I don't mind. Long wall of bombers, enough to keep me busy for a long time. Fridge space could be used a little better. Overall, a great place to find loads of good beer, a definate oasis in this area for sure.

Jun 03, 2013
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midworken from Nebraska

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

The Still has the best selection in town. After exhausting the supply at the HyVee grocery stores (which have the best single bottle selection in Lincoln), I've moved on to The Still for my beer endeavors. The have just about everything that is available from beer distributors in the area (no Stone or DFH since they don't distribute here). The first time I went I was in there early in the morning and the employees didn't pay much attention to me. However, on the second run one older gentleman carried on some small talk and some beer geek talk. I don't know if he's there on a regular basis, but I hope he is there when I return!

Unfortunately this store is located on the SE edge of town, and I live on the NW edge of town and need more of a reason then beer to make a trip down there.

Jul 05, 2010
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Hullabaloo2 from Nebraska

3.85/5  rDev -6.8%

The still has the best selection that I've seen in Lincoln. While they focus more on wine, the beer selection is pretty good. They have quite a bit of shelf and cooler space. Unfortunately, a fair chunk of that is taken by BMC. The selection of imports is ok. They have most of the major imports, such as St. Bernardus, Cantillon, De Ranke, Samual Smith, etc. They have several German and English breweries, but I don't buy them much so I can't tell you off hand exactly what they carry. Again, the popular imports. The micro brews are in the same vain. O'dell, Rogue, Ommegang, Tommyknocker, Flying Dog, Breckenridge, New Belgium, Left Hand, Sierra Nevada, North Coast, etc. There is one guy that I see there sometimes that knows beer, but the other guys don't know what they are talking about really. I think they are the wine guys. I am rarely approached by an employee, but they will always answer questions to the best of their ability, and they are always friendly.
They are a little on the pricey side, but they are not unreasonable. Maybe an extra dollar for a sixer.

Jun 11, 2008
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hbh739 from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +12.6%

I have been to this place now 3 times. I grew up in Lincoln, NE but now line in Charleston, SC and am very impressed with the selection and the reasonable prices that they have. I am in Lincoln this time for my little brothers wedding and stopped in to pick up a few bottles and they iced them down in my cooler (for free) so they would be cool by the end of the ceremony. The guys working there are also very helpful, after explaining to them that I would be returning to the store to pick up some to take back home with me, they also recommended a few stores along my route back home. All in all I give the place 2 thumbs up and highly recommend it for the selection and the assistance/advice.

Jul 01, 2007
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aforbes10 from Iowa

3.65/5  rDev -11.6%

Went to the Still while we were in Nebraska for Thanksgiving. I was hoping to get some things that i couldn't get back home and i wasn't too disappointed. Beer was over to the left on a long row of shelves and in the coolers. They carried a bunch of New Belgium, Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Odell, Anchor, etc. as well as many Imports of varying quality. Up front for the holidays that had a mix a six which i partook of, as well as some heavily discounted Bourbon Cask Ale which i noticed was made by A-B so i got some to try (terrible, by the way). Service was good (as in, they asked if i needed any help). Prices were fine, nothing outlandish. Best place i saw to buy beer in town, but nothing to make your average beer advocate salivate.

Nov 27, 2006
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swid from Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

The Still is the best place to shop for beer in Lincoln. The store moved into a brand new building a few months ago; it's big, clean, well-lit and vaguely industrial. The aisles are widely spaced, with plenty of room for future expansion within the building itself. There are LCD TVs at the registers; given that this is Lincoln, if there's a Husker game of any sort being televised, it'll be on at The Still.

As others have noted, the service runs on the "mixed" side; it's either reasonably good and friendly (if not terribly helpful) or rather indifferent.

For Nebraska, the selection is excellent. Nearly every brewery that has any sort of distributing presence in the state is represented by at least one beer. In particular, The Still excels in the variety and quality of imports available. American seasonals are generally well-represented. About the only minor nitpick I can think of is that beers with a sporadic presence in Nebraska (like Ommegang and the Goose Island 4-packs, for instance) are not available there as often as at some other area bars and stores. Prices on American beers are a bit higher than average, with imports being about the same price as elsewhere in Lincoln.

Overall, The Still is a great beer store, and it's probably a good thing for me that it's all the way across town for me; it'd be too tempting otherwise.

May 05, 2006
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BigRedN from Nebraska

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%

Update January 2005: New Location. The Still has relocated to South 70th Street and Hwy 2 (about 1 block south on 70th, turn into the Home Depot). The new location is a stand alone building. Walking in it is very open with high ceilings, and has a definite warehouse feel. The beer is on the East side of the store (left hand) in a row of coolers, with warm 6-packs and import singles a long row of shelves facing the coolers. Large size multipacks (macro 18, 24 and 30 packs) are piled along the back wall. At the ends of each the two major aisles are stacked beer displays.

The Still is still the place in Lincoln to buy beer. The grocery stores may have the macros cheaper (due to volume buying), but if you want micro, import, craft, enough macro to fill up a truck, get to The Still. A large selection (for Lincoln), good prices they occasionally run sales where almost all warm six packs go for cheap, 2-3 dollars below regular price. Always a good selection of seasonals, (at the end of the season they go for cheap as well).

Since the opening of this new store in late Nov. I have not seen any outdated product on the shelf. Improvement in quality, however, they seem to have hired additional and newer staff who have not been able to answer any of my beer related questions even something easy like, I haven't seen this beer before, when did you get it in? Not a major question and some may not have any problem with this, but that I think any clerk should be somewhat knowledgeable about some of the stuff they sell so that whey can at least tell you when they got something in. Good things: The staff is very friendly and always attentive, everybody will ask if I need any help finding anything.

A bit more out of the way for me, but I will continue to make stops when I can. More location at the new location is great too. Overall top notch, and my vote for best place to buy beer in Lincoln.

Jan 12, 2006
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bditty187 from Nebraska

3.85/5  rDev -6.8%

The Still is located in Eastern Lincoln, some distance from downtown and the UNL campus. It isn't that easy to find, it is located in a stand-alone building which is tucked in a valley near a large hardware store.

This is the best source for beer in Lincoln. The selection is heavier on six-packs of regional micros like New Belgium, Odell, Boulder, Empyrean, Boulevard, plus Anchor, Sierra Nevada, and Rogue. They do carry a few Belgian, German, and English imports as well.

They do carry many seasonals and you can mix six-packs with them, that is very cool. They have a small single section, they are a $1.50 each, sometimes they have an oddball beer in the mix but some of it is standard stuff (micro and macro).

Most of the store is devoted to liquor and wine.

The staff is okay, sometimes they ask if I need help, other times not. I don't think they are the most "beer knowledge" group I've ever encountered but I often visit at odd times of the day.

If you are in Lincoln this is your best bet if you need beer.

Dec 21, 2002
The Still in Lincoln, NE
Place rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 14 ratings