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5031 W Oklahoma Ave
phone: (414) 545-2175
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
Best selection of any liquor store I've been to in the Milwaukee area, and remarkably inexpensive. Nice selection of Wisconsin micros, domestic micros in general, and imports. They have a fair amount of singles as well. Employees are generally a little weird, but are usually friendly and seem to be prone to making errors when ringing up up, mostly in your favor. The store is usually teeming with beer delivery guys and customers who just float around, making seem a bit like a madhouse. Most beers are unrefrigerated, but they do have a good number in the fridge at the back. The beer aisle itself is well organized, but the store in general is a little haphazard, with piles of cases everywhere. They also have a great selection of glasses.
07-13-2005 21:42:46 |
More by battlekow
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
The beer stop in Milwaukee. If you are looking for a beer in town, this is the place to look for it. Beers from every country and style imaginable. I couldnt even begin to start listing the brands, but if its available in the city, they probably have it or can get it. The staff there is friendly and willing to help. Marie, who is in charge of beer, ordered some Founders Breakfast Stout and set it aside for me a while back. Great service and selection. The place to stop on the south side and whole damn city. Opt for this one over the Waukesha location. Now only if I lived closer.
03-23-2005 22:01:49 |
More by bnuttz
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5
I visit Discount everytime I drive through Milwaukee. The selection is choice, the prices are right and it's easy access from the 894 bypass. A big part of the negative perception of this place is the uneven floor center of the main beer aisle, you just can't keep your cart from rolling off into the malternatives, irritating. Discount is the place to stock up on all the WI brews: Capitol, New Glarus, Tyranena, Sprecher. Plus a healthy stock of Imports and Domestic craft. If you're traveling in or through Milwaukee there's no reason you can't take a few minutes to stop and pick up some quality suds.
01-13-2005 05:14:01 |
More by inebrius
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5
An unassuming front hides one of the best beer stores in Wisconsin. Enter the store, turn into the first aisle and pick your jaw off the floor.
Let me get my complaints out of the way first. Not much is cooled here (even less than their Waukesha locale) and the domestic singles selection is lacking.
But that is quickly forgiven as the vast assortment of imports is seen. Do you enjoy Belgian brews (which seem drastically increased from my last visit)? How about Cantillon? des Rocs? Trappists (all of them)? Liefmans? De Dolle? And it goes on. How about just about every British and German brew available in Wisconsin? Rare styles? Gose and Sahti and Zwickel sound alright?
Domestic specialities like full (and I mean FULL) lines of Rogue, DFH, Allagash (rare in WI) ,Anderson Valley. Loads of limited offerings from other WI and US establishments.
Again, I wish more domestic singles were available, but after spending waaay too much, maybe that was a blessing in disguise.
The staff was friendly, and helped load my truck, but didn't appear especially beer-saavy.
Shop here, don't settle for their other location in Waukesha.
01-05-2005 04:07:58 |
More by cokes
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5
Local perspective here:
I generally head to Discount as a one stop shop for my beer needs. If it's regionally available in packaged form, this is the place to go in Milwaukee with very few exceptions (Lake Louie beers come to mind). Prices are usually no higher than elsewhere. I've never found any outdated or dusty bottles on their shelves, either.
I've never actually asked for assistance, but the clerks are always friendly enough to me. I'm not certain everyone there is really educated on the beers, though.
It's interesting to read the comments regarding the surrounding neighborhood. While not upscale, the area is as safe as you'll find in Milwaukee. (FYI, it's 2 or 3 miles due south of Miller Park). Maybe the small parking lot and slightly overcrowded atmosphere once in the store lends to that perception.
12-31-2004 13:32:24 |
More by mjsarch
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
I will start off by saying this is not the prettiest place in the nicest of neighborhoods, but man is it HEAVEN! When I walked in to see the endless selection of beers, my head was about to explode. All I kept thinking about is where I would begin my quest for the day's purchase. The Belgian selection is downright phenomenal. From Boon Gueze to Corsendonk Christmas, they had it all. The micro selection was impressive, but there were some that I hoped to find and couldn't. Either way, this is truly a diamond in the rough. I plan to go at least twice a month now to acquire a new tasty Belgian! God Bless Discount Liquor.
PS-My friend and I met the brewmaster and owner of Allagash Brewing at Discount.
12-05-2004 20:58:15 |
More by ALESwhatCURESya
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5
I was informed that Discount Liquor is not a glamorous store. That information was correct. I noticed the large red sign a few blocks away and as I drove into the parking lot I was wondering what was going on here. The building is not in pristine condition and the windows were littered with advertising for B/M/C and malternatives. It looked a bit run down. I visited Saturday afternoon, Labor Day Weekend, and the place was jumping. As I walked to the door many people passed me with loaded carts of macro beer. More worry crept into my mind.
As I entered the door I glanced around. It was very busy. Tight aisles. Cluttered. I stepped to the right, into a little offshoot to look at the glassware department. Nice selection and then I looked at the prices. There were very inexpensive. This prompted me to find the craft beer.
Score! Not the largest selection of beer Ive seen but it is nothing to sneeze at. There were many quality beers. The vast majority of the goods are stored at room temperature. Imports were heavy on German beers. There was also a large amount of Eastern European and Russian beers. The Belgium selection wasnt large but there was plenty of quality stuff. Of course English Ales were to be had as well. Domestics included Rogue, DFH, Bear Republic, Great Lakes, and Allagash not to mention the slew of WI beers. New Glarus, Lakefront, Sprecher, Tyranena, LogJam, etc There were plenty of brands to select from but what I really liked about this store is the wide variety of styles. There was everything from Gose to Gueuze and from Adjunct Lagers to Zwickel beers. This fact alone really endured me to this place. Ive been to many great liquor stores (with much better help, appearance, etc ) but I would LOVE to have this store around the corner from my house. It would be awesome to be able to pair foods with all of the beer styles here.
Service was lacking it was busy so make note of that. However, the lady at the checkout was rude and unhelpful. Ive never been to a store and had to box my own beer as I unloaded the rest from the cart. And it wasnt like I only had a few bottles!
All in all, this is a kick ass place for beer. Recommended.
09-07-2004 21:27:23 |
More by bditty187
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
I was worried at first when I pulled up & saw an 18 wheeler emblazoned with Bud Light out front, but that worry was soon put to rest. The place was kind packed when I was there so I'll cut them some slack on the service rating, because the only attention I got was when I checked out. But thats cool, like I say, they were mad packed with Christmas boozers loading up.
The place is kinda a dump, crammed into what looks like a 1960's mom & pop grocer, its not exactly a high end establishment. But who cares because they have a beer isle to beat the band!
Not the biggest beer selection you'll ever see, but very lean & tight, no fat. Their beer buyer obviously knows his stuff, & knows quality over reputation, packaging & distribution deals.
A very nice selection of WI micros. I was able to find 3 of the 4 New Glarus Unglued, as well as the raspberry tart. Several Tyranena, Grey, Lakefront, LogJam all represented.
There domestic micro selection is very tasteful. Full Rouge line complete with 12oz barley wine, imperial stout & all the seasonals'. Allagash, Three Philosophers & Dogfish Head aplenty.
The import section was up to snuff as well. Seemed a little heavy on the Germans, & maybe too light on the Belgians for my tastes, but hey it is Wisconsin after all.
Their pries were really the thing that hit me. I got a bottle of World Wide Stout for $2.50 less than Ive seen here in St. Louis, & the Three philosophers was a mere $12. They had a lot of the quality stuff available cold, which is nice. Really good selection of booze too. Saw loads of specials running, free glass, sampler packs marked off so on & so forth. I dont think they are too keen on splitting up 6ers for you, but you cant have it all.
All in all a great place to buy beer. Hopefully Ill have a chance to get back to take in a more conversational perusal of their stocks.
12-29-2003 19:26:56 |
More by Ave
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
Discount Liquor has the largest selection in the city for beer, wine and spirits, while still maintaining the best prices. It is THE place in Milwaukee for BAs to find that "hard to find" import or micorbrew. They do a great job of staying current on newly released products. Everytime I visit there seems to be a tempting new brew to pick up.
It's great to read a good review about a beer here on BA.com and feel confident that I will be able to find it at Discount Liquor. If you're looking for something that they don't carry in stock, the staff is more than happy to spend a few minutes with you to see if it's a brand that one of their wholesalers carry. Quite often they will throw in a free pint glass with your purchase from one of their "Beers of the Month".
11-02-2002 07:50:54 |
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