Beer Bazaar

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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

17 W Belvidere Rd
Hainesville, Illinois, 60030-1046
United States

(847) 986-6473 | map

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
20
pDev:
6.93%
 
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Fusebuddy:
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

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Photo of BSEDS
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MJKoz
4.87/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of emerge077
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Cool shop in an area where there aren't a ton of options. Great selection and staff.

The building was a little tricky to get to coming from the east, you have to basically go behind and around the entire building to get to the shop. Parking was ok but limited, it was in a free standing strip mall style building. Inside there's an open area up front, presumably for tastings. A center display with glasses and new arrivals leads you back, beers line the left wall, center aisles and coolers. They had a wine and spirit selection as well.

Selection was very good and seemed to carry some harder to find local stuff from Transient, Saint Errant, Half Acre, Mikerphone, Z├╝mbier, Prairie Krafts, Noon Whistle, Illuminated, and Hailstorm. Saw some more obscure Jolly Pumpkin, and a healthy import selection that included traditional lambic. Solitary vintage bottle of JP Hamajang, yoink. Everything on the shelves were available as singles, which was nice to see. They update new arrivals on their website, and carry around 700 beers. Apparently they have six in-house drafts as well, which is very cool.

Staff was great, the clerk chatted and gave recommendations, and even offered to share a beer at one point that sadly I had to refuse. As a first-timer I felt welcome and at ease, definitely a store for beer geeks by beer geeks. (SFBGBBG)

Overall I had a great experience here and would return when passing through Lake county again.

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Photo of Danmullens1
4.37/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.97/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mpgrif2
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Small independent bottle shop that also carries some macros and liquor. They have a very nice selection. The owners and staff are friendly and knowledgable. The location isn't the best and the parking can suck but I prefer to support these small local shops rather than Binny's, etc. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AuntBea
4.29/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Really nice beer store, open and easy to move around. Huge selection of beer and knowledgable staff. They update their Facebook & Twitter page, often. He also posts interesting articles about beer. He has beer tastings, which is really nice.

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Photo of egoo33
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Vankleekkw
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of wolfpac255
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is great. Wide variety of beer, very knowledgeable people, and a great atmosphere.

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Photo of JVB
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of tommy5
4.47/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ralerwen
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Tanktizzo
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Joew4god
4.25/5  rDev -8%

Photo of omzlaw
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of blue-dream
4/5  rDev -13.4%

Beer Bazaar in Hainesville, IL
Place rating: 4.62 out of 5 with 20 ratings