Parti-Pak Liquors

Parti-Pak LiquorsParti-Pak Liquors
Parti-Pak LiquorsParti-Pak Liquors
Homebrew, Beer-to-go

2633 E Stop 11 Rd
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46227-8810
United States

(317) 889-7452 | map

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.36
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
67
pDev:
9.17%
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by Luckytiki:
Photo of Luckytiki
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Visited on 5/16/2011

A: Area doesn't seem like the best area in Indy and you wouldn't think this place had the best selection of beer by looking at the storefront. But we're not here for aesthetics, we're here for beer right? As you walk in you're greeted by a wall of beer and you immediately forget the outside world...

It's a bit difficult looking for things, because it is cramped- My girlfriend said "don't back up" several times when I was trying to get a look at the lower shelves. Everything is sorted by brewery, which I normally prefer, but it does make it hard when you're looking for a certain style that you're new to.

Sel: Easily the best selection I've seen around. Lots of local, Rogue, Stone, Breck, Great Divide, Avery, etc etc etc. The best part is that not only do they have a lot of breweries, but they have a lot of variety with each one- not just 2-3 or offerings per. Great offerings in american and import, 6pks and 22oz+, and I like the idea that you can purchase 12oz singles. I spent most of my time looking at the shelves, but they have a cold section as well, but I'm not sure what the difference is in selection. I would've liked to have seen a better selection of FFF, but that's going to be a tough get anywhere.

Q: I didn't see any issues with dust that have been mentioned before, but because there's so much stuff I would worry about turnover and shelf life. I would limit myself to things I know I can drink right away or store for a bit.

Serv: This is the one thing that disappointed me. I wasn't approached at any point and when I asked for help the person behind the counter admitted they knew nothing about beer. This was frustrating, because I was looking to try a sour, but couldn't find anything easily. This is equivalent to being asked to climb Mt. Everest alone, not really, but you get the idea.

Another thing that irked me was the display of several FFF behind the counter "not for sale" because it's the owner's personal collection of "retired" items- But I'm sure what they really mean is: "Give us a high enough offer and we'll sell them" Most of the FFF I saw up there I've had recently, so it is available, just not easily obtained.

$$$: They were overpriced on some things, but honestly I'm happy to pay 20% more just because they have it. Once again the single bottle pricing is fair and is a bonus.

O: I can't see myself going anywhere else now that I know this place is here. I'm hoping that they have people there that know about beer next time I go. It's a bit of a drive for me, but worth it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
4.36/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Piles of brews in here and quite a surprise from the quaint look of the outside. Knowledgeable staff ready to help, but watch the bottle dates as I did find some aging. Still a must visit in the area.

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Photo of mattknueven
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Jamison85
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My only knocks on Parti Pak are the lack of organization of and somewhat rough vibe/clientele. Other than that, this store has an awesome selection and a very nice staff. It may take you a while, but you stand a good chance of finding any beer you are looking for as long as it is in Indiana distro. If you can't find something, ask someone working and they will help you out. My only other warning is to keep an eye on bottle dates because the lack of organization plays out in stock rotation.

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Photo of Indymom
4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Indywiseguy
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Looks like a hole on the outside but amazing selection!

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Photo of halo3one
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Reds76
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

You wouldn't know it from the outside, but this place has one of the best beer selections in town. Their selection of Euro beers is especially amazing. The downside is that many of those European beers have been sitting on the shelves for years. Once you knock the dust off of them, check to make sure its a beer that ages well. Aside from the selection, another great feature of Parti Pak is the ability to buy any beer in the store as a single. Love going in and grabbing a mixed six pack of great beers (not just the limited selection of "you build it" six packs in other stores). The service has always been excellent for me here. Several employees have gone out of their way to help me track down a hard to find beer, even offering to drive it down from their northside location.

My overall rating would be higher but the "vibe" score knocks it down some. I'm always triple checking that my car doors are locked before I go inside.

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Photo of Enochase04
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.8/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.6%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of W9820
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I've been to this store many times. From the outside, it looks like a typical liquor store but the inside tells a different story! While cluttered and difficult to navigate, the store boasts one of the largest selections of craft beers I've seen. The staff is very knowledgeable and quite helpful. They're great about taking your personal information and contacting you if/when a particular beer you've been searching for arrives in their store. They also offer beer and wine tasting sessions throughout the year.

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Photo of DAdams
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Thanks to the best craft beer store in Indianapolis. Bob was able to get me my # 1 want and another amazing brew as well. I wish I was much closer to this place. Im on the north side of indy and Party pak is on the south. Visit this place if your in Indy!

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Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Parti-Pak Liquors in Indianapolis, IN
Place rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 67 ratings