Goebel Liquor / Rob's World of Beer

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Goebel Liquor / Rob's World of BeerGoebel Liquor / Rob's World of Beer
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

352 S West St
Ste 400
Wichita, Kansas, 67213-2117
United States

(316) 943-2911 | map
www.goebelliquor.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
63
Avg:
4.67
pDev:
6%
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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 63
Reviews by DelMontiac:
Photo of DelMontiac
5/5  rDev +7.1%

I live about 85 miles from Goebel Liquor, home to Rob's World of Beer. I learned about Goebel about 4 years ago and now I don't go to Wichita without stopping there. Rob and all his employees are well schooled in the world of beer. I've learned a lot from these guys to say the least. My first trip there was overwhelming and Rob could tell. He said I had that "deer in the headlights" look, which I knew I did, hehe! I mean...there's a helluva lotta beer in there! It's like walking through the Playboy mansion during a house party.

All you have to do is take a look at the website to see that they offer a sick selection. And it's way the hell out here - amazing! More beers here than any other store from Denver to Chicago. I've been to the BA-recommended beer stores in Denver, Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, KS City, and St. Louis, but none of them have a bigger selection than Goebel. Check out the beer finder search engine on the website. You can see what his inventory is which is nice. You can also see all the breweries and brewpubs he's traveled to - impressive! We are so lucky to have this guy.

Rob's prices are fair considering the selection, location, and how hard he works to get that selection. His newletter keeps me on top of what's coming in. You'll find some aged brews there unlike anywhere else. Unless it's aged on purpose, it's guaranteed fresh. A nice refrigerated section of singles for when you just want only one.

If you're in Wichita, go there! It's not far from the airport either.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Kevin67
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I have been here many times, but since I only look at the beer side, I'll only talk about that part of the store.

The place is well-lit and everything is marked. The selection is great. If it's in Kansas, it's here.

The service is terrific and they know how to help you find whatever it is you may be looking for.

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Photo of acelin
3.6/5  rDev -22.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

One of the better places in Wichita for beer, but still has issues like other places in town.

I requested a case of a certain beer, from the owner himself and never got a call that it was in.

Instead, they just stopped carrying it at all.

They were annoyed when I asked them about it and didn't answer my question.

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Photo of rbparsons
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jkn09
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Perfect place for an out-of-towner like me. Great staff, incredible selection.

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Photo of AdamTebbs
4.93/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Can say enough good things about this place, the people, or the selection. Had a few questions about some random German beers and one of the salesman walked me down the isles and pointed out several outstanding selections. Each of the beers recommended he had personally tried and all were great. They even had some really hard to find stuff that I had been dying to try like Mirror Mirror. Great experience.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.76/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of oilersfan
4.9/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of PresbyPint
4.87/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of jamesgaither
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of AndyBeerGuy
4.59/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jalez
4.93/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Very friendly knowledgeable staff. Great selection.

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Photo of BradBuchanan
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

First off, this is definitely a 5 if you compare it to other options in the area but for the beer tourist I have to deduct a little. Distribution is tough in Kansas and worse in Oklahoma. Had an extensive singles selection which everyone should like immensely, and they had a risky beer I wanted to try on sale from Rogue. If I need beer in Wichita without a doubt this where you go.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Ashinpaugh
4.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of codyhaskell
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Hohnbaum
5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of AGoodStout
5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of greenspointexas
4.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Hellpop65
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jt1978
5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.87/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Visited on a Monday evening. Not busy.

A - Clean, bright, standard shelves, boxes, singles, sixes, bombers.

Q - From what I could tell, everything could be found cold. To what degree the beer was properly stored prior - no idea.

S - I don't like when folks hover as it can take me time to scan, contemplate and choose. There was no hovering. But everyone was friendly and ready to help when encountered.

S - A broad selection. It will take awhile to drink yourself through their bottles. I did find the Chimay Anniversay Cinq Cent, and there was a good selection of Schafly and Hoppin Frog, but I thought the selection was weak on Belgian and Germans. Also nothing super special on the Americans.

V - A place should price to the market so I never complain about price, but they were still a bit over what I might consider average.

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Goebel Liquor / Rob's World of Beer in Wichita, KS
100 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.
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