Goebel Liquor / Rob's World of Beer

Goebel Liquor / Rob's World of BeerGoebel Liquor / Rob's World of Beer
Goebel Liquor / Rob's World of BeerGoebel Liquor / Rob's World of Beer
Store

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

(316) 943-2911 | map
goebelliquor.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.76
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
66
pDev:
6.3%
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Reviews by Quaffer:
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5/5  rDev +5%

UPDATE 07/10/05

While there have been slips in the selections of other beer establishments in Wichita, Goebel Liquor has taken a couple of huge steps forward. First, they moved into a big, new store across the street. Much more room with a new, cleaner feel to it. There are even a couple of flat screens up on the walls showing things like brewery tours and "American Beer." No fewer than two huges aisles dedicated to craft beer and a whole wall of door coolers. All macro beer has been separated and moved into the "beer cave" and can easily be avoided. And the selection continues to grow with the addition of B. United Distributors in Kansas.

One new thing for Goebel is the addition of a room that sells both cigars and breweriana. Lots of branded glassware, brewery clothing, etc. A very cool addition to a liquor store that focuses on beer.

The absolute must-stop establishment in Wichita for beer lovers.

ORIGINAL

This is a great little place for beer lovers. And for those of us in Wichita who find it hard to find great brew, it is one of our only links to the outside beer world.

Don't be fooled by outward appearances. This store might look small on the outside, but there is a lot more in it than one might think. I drove by it for years, just thinking that it was a typical corner store. I was kicking myself after my first visit for all my missed oppurtunities.

While you can pick up sixers and twelve packs, their specialty is the build-your-own-sixpack. The coolers in the back are full floor-to-ceiling with rows of brews, plus there are at least two full aisles of shelving dedicated to beer. And they are always bringing in new stock. The appropriate seasonals and newest beers are usually displayed on a rack by the register. I am almost guaranteed to see something new on each visit. No other store in Wichita compares with their selection. Period. This place is the benchmark that are other stores in the area should be compared to.

Everyone who works at Goebel is extremely helpful and many are very beer savvy. They have gone out of their way to help me with special requests and have always seemed happy to do so. These people really love beer and it shows. Almost every time that I am there I end up hanging around and talking about beer, especially with the owner, Rob. A great guy and a great store.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of siege06nd
4.97/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of ICTguy21
5/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My first perfect rating and I'm glad it could go to this store. If it comes through KS it's probably at Rob's. Huge selection of refrigerated singles for mix your own 6ers, lots of bombers and 6packs, 12packs, variety packs both cold and warm. Friendly, helpful service but they're not overbearing and will let you browse in peace. On the negative side though you will occasionally find a beer or 6pack past its best by date but a couple like that slipping through the cracks of their huge selection is to be expected. They are a bit pricey as well but it's by no means outlandishly high. Best place for craft beer in Wichita hands down.

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Photo of jera1350
4.79/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Kevin67
4.5/5  rDev -5.5%
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 Groenebeor
3.6/5  rDev -24.4%
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 +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jkn09
5/5  rDev +5%
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 +3.6%
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 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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

Photo of oilersfan
4.9/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of PresbyPint
4.87/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of jamesgaither
4.75/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of AndyBeerGuy
4.59/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jalez
4.93/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -0.2%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.5/5  rDev -5.5%

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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4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +5%

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5/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Goebel Liquor / Rob's World of Beer in Wichita, KS
Place rating: 4.76 out of 5 with 66 ratings