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 awhipker:
Photo of awhipker
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%

I've lived in Indianapolis for 7 years, knew of this liquor store, but never visited until I read a review of it on BA. Like others, I never visited because, frankly, from the outside it looks like a shit hole, but boy was I wrong.

On the window in small gold lettering it says largest selection of craft beers in the city, or something to that nature. I would say that is pretty accurate and the only other place comparable, at least that I've found is Kahn's.

The beer is on the right and other alcohols are to the left. The first 3 or so rows of beers are dedicated to craft 6 packs, which can be bought as singles or as a sick pack. Being able to buy beers individually is what makes this place! There are 2 rows of Bombers and then another 3 or so rows of imports from Belgium, UK, and Germany. As a new drinker of craft brews I was pretty overwhelmed by amount of products they had: 3 Floyds, Left Hand, Boulevard, Great Divide, Oaken Barrel, New Holland, Stone, Rogue, etc, the list goes on. As far as the import selection I was completely lost so other than there being a large selction I can't comment on it. One thing I did notice was that there were a lot of dusty bottles which could indicate some beer is past it date.

The service was pretty good and the guys that I've talked to were loaded with beer knowledge.One thing I haven't seen mentioned was that they will give you an in store credit if you buy a beer that is skunked.They are getting better with pricing. Most of the microbrews have a BA tag on the shelves that lists prices by the bottle, 6 pack, and case. As mentioned before the Bombers and imports are lacking in pricing so you need to go to the cashier to see how much they are. I'd say that most prices are pretty fair but some things can be more expensive. Most singles are around $1.79 to $3.00, but go higher for higher ABV beers.Bombers are all over the place depending on what you get. I got a 2008 3F Behemoth for $17.99 and a 10.10.10 Vertical Epic for $10.99. I've been there twice, spent around $70 total (you can easily spend much more), and am happy with the quality and amount of beer I got.

Though it could possibly break the bank I will be a frequent visitor to this store and if you are in Indy it is a must visit.

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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%

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of ToddGingerich
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