The Beer Cellar - Glen Ellyn

Store

488 Crescent Blvd
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 60137
United States

(630) 315-5060 | map
beercellarchicago.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.64
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
44
pDev:
8.19%
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Reviews by ackeeper:
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ackeeper from Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

May 19, 2015
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DeadWax from Illinois

4.79/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Pre-Covid Review:

After going from the actual cellar to the new location, it was a glorious improvement that brought Dave’s friendly expertise and top notch selection into a space that he deserves.

Beer Cellar pairs the hottest releases with a diverse bottle and can selection and a huge draft selection that is regularly populated with recent hard to find local one offs and a few surprises from out of town.

It is a bottle shop first though and there are only a couple bar tables to match an average size bar, so don’t expect a ton of room in that regard.

All in all, if you are looking for a hot release and want to also have a taste of some other excellent options at the same time, this is the spot. It is in a bustling area of downtown Glen Ellyn and easy access to Metra if coming from the city.

Jan 09, 2021
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Jotunsynth from Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -33.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Oct 21, 2019
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cryptichead from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Nov 13, 2018
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michaelsmith11 from Illinois

4.76/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

What an awesome store. So many good beers to choose from. Lots of hard to find beers. They seem to get beers before a lot of other stores. Everyone that works there is so knowledgeable about beer. They even have some taps so you can try what they have.

Aug 10, 2018
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kidzord from Illinois

4.86/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Feb 18, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Oct 07, 2017
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aasher from Indiana

4.86/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Apr 30, 2017
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jsrose16 from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Sep 28, 2015
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laketang from Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I live here so go there all the time. Dave is very knowledgable about beer and gives me advice on beers. he knows what I like and points me to those . great local selection as well. he has a point system for us regulars it pays off.store is too small for what he is trying to do, and so I hope he expands. but keep it in glen Ellyn! a must visit.

Sep 27, 2015
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phizzle from Illinois

4.87/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Sep 09, 2015
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Inglewood from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Aug 29, 2015
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Docrock from Illinois

4.36/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Aug 29, 2015
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absoluthamm from Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

This is what a craft beer store should be, notice I said craft beer and not liquor store. Every other store in the area has the mindset of liquor and cheap beer first, craft beer second(most would probably even throw cigarettes and hookah supplies in before good beer).

You aren't going to find any sub 80 rated beers in here(old, better rating system, God only knows now). And you're likely to find something in there to try that, unless you trade, you won't try anywhere else. In the last couple months, Dave has tasted out Other Half, Toppling Goliath, 18th St, De Garde, Jackie O's, etc... At most you'd be lucky if your average middle-eastern mini-mart opened up a Miller Fortune for tasting...

One of the few places in the suburbs that gets Pipeworks special releases, Transient beers, and other low limited locals. And if you're unsure on what you're looking for, just ask Dave, he will point you in the direction your palate is looking for immediately without stumbling over himself on styles.

Aug 26, 2015
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Roland7792 from Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great place for craft beer. Dave's a good guy..always personable and willing to chat. Seems to always be tasting something.

Aug 24, 2015
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Kevin_L from Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place to go and buy craft beer. Dave is very knowledgeable of what he sella and won't stear you wrong.

Jun 25, 2015
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Davit from California

5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jun 14, 2015
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Jae61 from Arizona

4.67/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

May 23, 2015
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aussiebeer from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Apr 02, 2015
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RSW from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Mar 31, 2015
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30MinutesSouth from Indiana

4.52/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Mar 01, 2015
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charlesjwinkler from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -3%

Nov 29, 2014
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Svyturys30 from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

Nov 07, 2014
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whalezticker from Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.8%

Oct 20, 2014
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miggy_smalls from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -3%

Oct 09, 2014
The Beer Cellar - Glen Ellyn in Glen Ellyn, IL
Place rating: 4.64 out of 5 with 44 ratings