D&J Liquor

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1914 McKelvey Rd
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63043-2855
United States

(314) 878-6378 | map

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Photo of damngoode
2.64/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

I'm from Indy, so there's a lot of distribution overlap here - for out of towners like me, this place is a little lacking. It's rather a small set (not surprising, given the small size of the shop) and not a lot of the larger format bottles that I like to find in my bottle shops. The usual suspects from standard distribution are here, but that's about it. Didn't see any Lagunitas. If you're looking for Sam Adams, Guiness and the like, you'll get what you need. If you want a little something more, go look at the Snuck's across the street, instead.

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Photo of tripelhops
3/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I live nearby and have been in here a few times. About a year ago they scaled back some of the craft beer selection (bombers and 750mls), and while they do offer a bunch of singles great for mixxing a sixer, I'd be cautious of thier freshness. The Schnucks nearly across the street has as good of, if not a better selection of craft beer, including bombers from Avery, Stone, Schlafly, Boulevard, Augusta, Charleville, and others. But D&J does have some unique brews every once in a while, just seems like catering to the beer nerd is not their focus.

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Photo of Wheelinb
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%

Wow! What a find this place is. I live extremely close to this place and I have passed by here for years and never stopped because it looks so unassuming. Just a little whole in the wall at a very nondescript suburban strip mall. While the selection is not the most comprehensive (For instance, I did not see anything from Bear Republic and their Sam Adams selection was that typical at an area grocery store) there are plenty of choices from a solid variety of domestic and import craft brewers. You can also make your own six pack, which is always great for a night of sampling. The prices are in line with places like Lukas. I will be back for sure, especially since it is so close to home.

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Photo of Tone
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%

A little whole in the wall in a strip mall. Easy parking directly in front of the store. They have a small cooled section, but mostly six packs on shelves. Some of their beer I've noticed can be really old (Molson Canadian over two years on the shelf). For the most part, though all the beers seems pretty new. Service is friendly but not knowledgeable, except for the owner who is very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. They have a mix-a-six-pack section that changes often and probably consists of a 50-75 different beer at any one time. The price is pretty cheap. Wide range of domestic and some obscure imports.

I just revisited D&J and their mix-a-six pack selection has probably increased by 30%, but they are no longer 'any six for $8.49'. Now each bottle is individually priced and an average six pack is now at least $10.00 and can go up to $30.00. The rarity of some of the beer in the selection has increased, but not as much as the price. No longer as great a deal as it was, by far.

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Photo of rsyberg01
4.2/5  rDev +21.7%

Wow, talk about a diamond in the rough. When you see D&J liquor, you would think that they are your regular liquor store selling mostly spirits and some decent commercial brew like Sierra Nevada. Not the case at all. They have a huge selection of sixes from all around the country and then some. They also have a great selection of 750's and a build your own 6er. Such as a few from Cantillon and three of the trappists. I found an aged bottle of Mad Bitch for 10 bucks. They just have a lot fo great beers, you really cant go wrong at this little hole in the wall. Though, I think that their staff's beer knowledge is really upsetting. The one guy that was working there didnt know squat, in fact I asked him if he had tried most or any of the beers that they carry and his only reply was "I don't drink, that'll be 9.99." But it didnt put me off much at all. Great shop, huge selection. This is a great place for most any of your beer buying needs.

update 9-14-06: Stopped back in here yesterday and it was even a better place because the owner was there and has much more knowledge than the fellow i spoke to on my last visit. So I upped the service rating from a 2 to a 3.5. Still a great selection, saw some things in there I have never seen before. Picked up a bottle each of Rogue Imp Stout and Old crustacean for 10 bucks a piece. If you stop in here, which you should, hopefully its on a day the owner is working.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%

They definitely have the largest selection in town. The owner is very knowledgable, but it's true that he is the only one who is. You can get mix a 6's and they are pretty good about rotating the stock of what you can choose from for it. Some of the stock is a bit dated, but that is due to not having enough beer lovers in the area, or at least ones that know about this place. Bottom line: if you are going for selection I would hit this place first. It doesn't look like much on the outside, but step inside and you will see what I mean.

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Photo of Ave
3.45/5  rDev 0%

Small liquor shop, decent beer sellection. The owner knows his stuff, & if they dont have what you want you can generaly talk him into getting you some. Not a huge sellection, & you will of course have to stand next to the cases of bud & mgd while pick from the usualy slecton of macro imports & micro demestics. Guinness, New Castle, Sam Smiths, Paulianer & Bass are mixed in with St. Pauli Girl & Labbats. If you close to it, its a fine spot for the regualar stuff you cant get at the average grocier, but its not a place to make a special trip to unless you are looking for that hard to find copy of barley legal.


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Photo of MJR
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%

Quality: The beers offered are, for the most part, fresh. I have seen some dusty bottles, but they're usually the exception, not the norm.

Service: The owner knows his beer pretty well, but the rest of the staff is utterly clueless...

Selection: Good selection of beers. Nothing out of this world, or hard to find, but always reliable. One of the better selections around the St. Louis area.

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Photo of maxpower
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%

They have a great selection of American microbrews and a decent imported selection, they do have a few Belgian brews but not many, still a solid beer store, you should have no problem finding something new and good, I think there is only one employee that knows about beer.

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D&J Liquor in Saint Louis, MO
Place rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 9 ratings