Ray's Wine & Spirits

Ray's Wine & SpiritsRay's Wine & Spirits
Ray's Wine & SpiritsRay's Wine & Spirits
Store

8930 W North Ave
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 53226-2742
United States

(414) 258-9821 | map
rayswine.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.32
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
49
pDev:
11.34%
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Reviews by Bshaw22:
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Dec 02, 2014
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

The vibe of Wauwatosa can get a little cutesy, so what's this no-frills looker from the outside doing in town? Along with Discount Liquor, Ray's Liquor would have to be the best places in Milwaukee County for the beer aficionado. The feeling inside doesn't reflect the cutesy image of the city, but you know it's all about alcoholic beverages, glassware, smokes, and salty snacks to compliment your drink of choice. Mine is beer, and there's plenty of that here.

Long rows of cold units for the beer, with at least 80% of total beer inventory kept cold. This is the part where I ramble off beer brands which you could find here, but for this entry, I'll let you pay a visit to find out. Perhaps 20 different pieces of beer glassware for sale as well; just look up above the cold box. Understandably, you may find a date or two on a bottle that indicates it's past its prime, but for its large inventory and many cold boxes, I'll give quality a 4. Nearly every beer has a visible price tag, and with multiple checkout lanes checkout is generally stress-free, more so with what the checkers do for you in service.

Stop reading, come here now.

Jan 21, 2021
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BarrelAgedG from California

4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Mar 14, 2020
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bjlewis1 from Wisconsin

4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Dec 22, 2018
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Place is a little cramped for space but it is clean and well lit. The quality of the beer selection is excellent. The service is friendly and helpful. The selection includes nine craft taps and tons of bottles and cans. Recommended.

Oct 09, 2018
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simonj01 from Wisconsin

4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Very friendly staff. Great selection. A bit pricey, but most of the time it is worth it.

Jan 29, 2016
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Angerhaus from Rhode Island

1.9/5  rDev -56%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5

Recent change in policy, FYI.

Many rare or limited releases are now doled out proportionally to whomever spends the most money in this shop. You must frequently go in to the store, and you must make sure that the employees "log" your purchases. The owner describes this as "the only fair way" to deal with limited products. Basically, if you aren't going to spend money on their regular overpriced merchandise then you aren't going to have the opportunity to overspend on there limited merch.

Dec 19, 2015
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adamranders from Wisconsin

4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

great selection for beer, wine and booze. helpful staff will find what you're looking for and try to order it if they don't stock it.

Oct 20, 2015
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treznor from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Ray's has helpful staff (at times a bit too helpful as I was asked multiple times if I needed any help by different people... but I guess that's better than the opposite) and a solid selection.

Sep 22, 2015
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mkhartnett from Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Jun 29, 2015
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greenspointexas from Texas

4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jun 17, 2015
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BrownAleMale from Wisconsin

4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Apr 27, 2015
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fondyball20 from Wisconsin

3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Mar 08, 2015
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RobinLee from Wisconsin

4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Staff are very friendly, usually pretty eager to help out, very knowledgeable about what's out now. Selection is top for American craft, if the brewery distributes in WI Ray's has it. Limited selection of European brands, but they stock the reputable brands. Also a nice growler gallery with updated tap list online.

Feb 26, 2015
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Jho3325 from Indiana

4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Jan 23, 2015
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getatmeimevil from Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Love Rays, this is my go to spot and they never disappoint. Great employees and a great selection of beer.

Just did my first growler fill in their upstairs 'Growler Gallery', this just adds another level to how great this store is.

Dec 23, 2014
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jamato3000 from Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Dec 02, 2014
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mikebcpa from Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10%

The best thing about Ray's (other than being within walking distance of my home) is they have great customer service. You are always greeted and the staff will go out of their way to help you find stuff. Over the past 2 years they have really added to their beer selection and have recently added a growler bar that hosts events from many local breweries. Pricing is a little bit higher than average, but that's the only real complaint. They handle the releases of limited release beers such as KBS and BCS as well as anyone can.

Nov 30, 2014
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bowzer4birdie from Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.7%

Oct 13, 2014
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WesMKE from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Aug 30, 2014
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Skunkyluvmuffin from Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10%

Aug 28, 2014
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BjustB from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Aug 08, 2014
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hansenm72 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Jul 03, 2014
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Hendrick24 from Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10%

Jun 12, 2014
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BoilerUpNavy from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Jun 11, 2014
Ray's Wine & Spirits in Wauwatosa, WI
Place rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 49 ratings