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5031 W Oklahoma Ave
phone: (414) 545-2175
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $
Entering this place you would not be able to guess what all they have. Selection is massive! The aisles are filled with great beer and even have special ones still available. If you are looking for something, they probably have it, with a great price to boot! I have never seen this selection before, as well as the best prices I have seen on many different items. This place is an absolute must stop if you are even close to Milwaukee. Service I will rate as average, I was unable to find any knowledgeable beer people working, perhaps they were with other customers. The only people I saw working were some cash register people who didn't know anything. I will keep in mind that there is no way they would have this selection without a knowledgeable person running the place, I just didn't meet that person and will rate accordingly.
05-19-2006 03:10:47 |
More by badbeer
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
The first thing I saw was a rickety old lookin' grocery store, but turned into a liquor store, and like many other liquor stores there was only one row for beer with a little bit of a refridgerated section.
I was pretty impressed by how many different kinds of beer they had and how good the prices were. The only thing that came to mind was how long they've been there, but it didn't seem like the biggest deal.
I was taken back very much when the 17 year old looking girls behind the counter just dropped the beer in my box like a cannonball, I was so pissed and I just wanted to yell and scream that they should treat costumers beer a little better so WATCH YOUR BEER when you check out.
Overall it will be a great stop next time I'm in Milwaukee.
05-19-2006 03:07:28 |
More by Erdinger2003
quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is a must-stop if you're looking for regional and hard-to-find beers in the Milwaukee area. The selection at Discount Liquors is far and beyond what you would find at any other liquor store in Milwaukee and much, much bigger than simply stopping in the beer section of the local Pick N Save. The store itself is unassuming- right on the corner, with a huge, weather-beaten sign out front. The parking lot is just as small as the space in the store, but the selection! The regional beers; Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois section had just about every standard as well as seasonals from Tyranena, New Glarus, Sprecher, Lakefront and even Summit. Both East and West coast beers were available, and on subsequent visits, I've found different varieties from many breweries. Discount Liqours also carries a good selection of European beers.
If you need help or assistance, I've found it's best to go in the mornings or early afternoons, at night it get's busy and late afternoon many vendors are crammed in the store.
Don't miss it if you're in the area!
05-11-2006 22:36:53 |
More by MeLikeBeer
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $
I treked up to Milwaukee recently with fellow BA autumnaldave...this being our first stop on the trip. From the outside, this looks like any corner liquor store in any city in America...macro neons and an old weathered exterior. It definetly hides the gem of a store that lies within! A huge row of craft brew greets the beer lover upon entering. There's a massive selection of imports with what seems to be an emphasis on German and Belgian treats. Cantillon in full effect, I picked up a Saint Lamvinus for a cheap $27.99. You have to use an eagle eye on the shelves as there is so much you're likely to pass up some gems you've never seen before.
There was a small selection of singles, including New Glarus Unplugged Eisbock of all things! I grabbed a few as I thought I would never see this beer! As we were walking in the aisle, we got apporached by a gentlemen who asked us if we liked Delirium Tremens at all...Dave commented that he enjoyed the Noel, and the gentlemen said, "Oh, well I am the brewer!!" Can't beat meeting brewers from Belgium in a store in Milwaukee, WI.
There's something for everyone on the shelves here, Three Floyds, Bear Republic, Oskar Blues, New Glarus, Fish Tale, Smuttynose and even more. Service was good in the beer aisle, I got approached multiple times and asked if I needed help with anything. Simply an awesome beer store that I could've spent a week's paycheck in without much problem. If you're heading anywhere near Milwaukee, this is a destination. I'll bet you any money you'll find something here that you've been searching for!
You need to go to Discount whenever you are in Milwaukee, there is simply no excuse not to!
05-01-2006 16:38:49 |
More by orbitalr0x
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
The best beer store Ive been to in Wisconsin. Inside this unimposing old school liquor store on Oklahoma is an aisle straight from god. All the big crafts available in the area, tons of German singles., more Belgians to try than I can afford at the moment. The Cantillion selection alone is worth a trip from Madison or Chicago. Prices are amazing. Most bottles are 15-20% cheaper than they are in the average Madison shop. I will be returning soon and regularly and will likely have a much smaller balance in my checking account because of this place.
04-24-2006 01:13:20 |
More by DaPeculierDane
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $
Small dumpy looking store which I would swear would be a place only for cheap malt liquors in regards to beer. Good thing this beerfly is here!
I walk in and am in amazement instantly. Lots of cool brewery specific glasses sit to the right in a smaller room. There really is only one aisle of beer but what an isle it is! Lots of German beers (esp Mahr's) that I've been longing for and finally get to try. Great selection of Belgian and English beers. I wondered the aisle about 4 times through in amazement. Tons of American micros which I have never seen in Michigan as well. Prices were ridiculously cheap compared to Michigan prices. I was astounded by how cheap some of those beers were compared to what they fetch in GR. Mostly Wisconsin micros and macros in the coolers in the back. Sucks that they couldn't be broken up but oh well. Service was kind of weak. No real help even though I looked like a deer in the headlights with the amazing selection. I also seemed to be putting off the cashier by making her work even though I was spending around $150. But the others seemed friendly enough. Best selection I have ever seen in a store and cheapest prices. What a combo!
04-08-2006 19:22:35 |
More by granger10
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
An adorable little building in a dirty district of Milwaukee. Traffic getting here from the North Suberbs wasn't bad at all, even for mid evening on a Saturday. Big neon sign, pastel colors, letting you know you are in for quite the liquor buying experience.
The atmosphere is excellent. I love the slightly-dirty feel. It's worn in, friendly. No prentensions. Not the processed, mass marketed feel of the chain liquor stores.
TONS of beer. Aside from John's Grocery in Iowa City, they had the biggest Belgian selection of any store I have ever been to. Tons of micros, including a lot of stuff you can't find in Chicago. Rare 3 floyds, New Glarus, Smutynose, Founders, Ommegag, Victory, Great Lakes, and many, many more. I had no trouble filling up a cart--I only wish I had brought more money!
The staff was great. My out-of-state ID was no problem, (unlike the Chicagoland Binny's and Cardinal chains, both of which will never again see my business, because of their retarded practice of refusing all out of state IDs), the clerks were joking and in high spirits.
I'm putting this down as Single Dollar Sign-Level inexpensive. It might just be the price difference between the Iowa/Illinois market and here was markedly inexpensive. About 1-2 dollars less per six pack/bomber.
Easily the best beer-buying experience I've ever had. This place is worth making a trip to.
03-14-2006 01:57:14 |
More by mynie
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
The best place to buy beer in Wisconsin. A very good selection, OK prices, and the stock rotates quickly. Just stop by on a Saturday to see all the people that are there and you will have no doubt that the stock rotates quickly. They have a discounted area (actually a cart) that they use to mark down the slow moving beers, so I always check to see what on special. They have a nice selection of Wisconsin micros, and don't miss the Lakefront and Bells selections that are kept in the refrigerated section. Yes, the floor may be crooked, but the shelves are straight and full of great beer.
01-31-2006 00:54:49 |
More by Hutson
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I had heard so much about this place through print ads, word of mouth, and BeerFly that I felt compelled to stop in while visiting friends in MKE back in August 2005. They have a LOT of micros at this place, ranging from WI locals like Lakefront BC and New Glarus BC to out-of-state beers as diverse as Big Sky and Dogfish Head. I neglected to aks if I could buy mixed-sixes, but only because they had enough singles that I wanted to try that I was satisfied. Their prices seemed entirely reasonable and the beers fresh. I even saw Sam Adams' Utopias 2005 for sale, which we do not get here in PA. This will be a good place to stop at again next year as I make my annual trek to the midwest. I would recommend it to any fellow beer traveller.
11-24-2005 16:35:36 |
More by woodychandler
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Looked this one up because I was going to be in the area and I'm always on the hunt for beer. All the local BAs say this place is the best. It lived up to it.
I've never seen much in Wisconsin. This changed my perception. Actually, they quite a good selection. I was a little drunken kid in a proverbial candy store. The aisles were tight and no staff on hand to help me out, not that I need any. Boxes everywhere. It looks more like the inside of an Aldi's. And it was busy. If it were anywhere else I would have been turned off by all this hustle and bustle. But nope, good beers to be had.
I would say that 90% of the beers could be had in Illinois. Could be..if they were ever in stock. I walked away with some Founders, New Glarus and some Belgiums I've never encountered. Not a huge haul. But if I didn't come from such a privileged area, this would be all the more glorious. This place impressed me. That's not a simple task. My hats off to you.
09-08-2005 03:50:27 |
More by 12vUnion
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