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 claaark13:
Photo of claaark13
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%

Q: This store looks a little run-down from the outside, and its not exactly tidy on the inside. The prices are jumbled or non-existent on the shelving. Could use a little more space, but that's only because they carry almost anything that Indiana gets.

Svc: Not really a problem here, but the workers didn't know exactly what was up about the beers when I was there. I think the owner must know what he's doing because there is a wall behind the counter FILLED with some hard to finds and vintages that aren't for sale. Pretty impressive shelf. The place was also busy as hell with people just buying ciggs or 40oz bottles from the fridge, so I can't dock the Service too much considering they took care of me both times I was there between 5/10 and 7/10. I also hear that the owner is a beer buff, which is a given considering the selection.

S: J.W. Lees Vintage? Pick your year. Any of the De Dolle selections? Check. Indiana beers? Check. Just about everything you can think of? Check. I found a lot of things that I hadn't found before period or hadn't found in a long time. Overall, the selection is nothing short of wonderful. I'd say its the best selection in Indiana, hands down. Good luck finding a better selection within 200 miles...or more? The issue here, though, is that I am pretty sure that some of these beers are a little too old and have been exposed to some light. There are arguably more beers in this store than there is shelving. That tends to be an issue if you are looking for a lager at 5.5% abv and the only ones available have 1/4" of dust on them. However, you still are going to find some beers that you're looking for that will hold up over time. I will say that, in the Indianapolis area, this store probably has the best selection. I've kept this at a 4.5 instead of a 5 because I'm less than convinced that a lot of the lower alcohol stuff is fresh....which isn't great considering the pricing. Aside from that, these guys get just about anything that is distributed to Indiana.

V: Prices are too high, no question. As a matter of fact, that is the ONLY reason that drive the 30 minutes to get here. Way too high. I mean $12 for a bottle of La Chouffe or Tripel Karmeliet? No way. But $13 for a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier 3pk w/Glass? I've found it for $10 everywhere else in Indiana and Kentucky. I guess this just goes for their singles, because I wasn't there for any of the 6pk/12pk beers. I would double check the pricing at the register though unless you just don't care.

If you're coming to Indiana and are within 20-30 minutes of this store, check it out. If there is something specifically that you can't find PERIOD, call them first. If it is something typical that you can't get in your home state, look elsewhere before you make the trek down here because it will likely save you a few dollars. I will say that, in the Indianapolis area and maybe the state, this store probably has the best selection.

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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