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Randall's Wine & Spirits - South City
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
1910 S Jefferson Ave
phone: (314) 865-0199
(Place added by: brewintheLou on 12-26-2007)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 23
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Keep in mind that my ratings are based on other stores in St. Louis
Q - this place offers quite a bit of different micros, pretty much all that is available in St Louis (Schlafly, O-Fallon, Founders, Bells, New Holland, Arcadia, Odells, Great Divide, Avery, Goose Island just to name a few).
Service - as this place is reminiscent of giant warehouse, it feels like one can get isolated from others easily. I never really needed any service, but I was glad the guy ringing me up knew his Bells (I was buying their Rye Stout). I usually don't get that when I am buying my beer.
Selection - as mentioned under the quality, this place has a lot to offer. It seems like this place has more overall quantity than The Wine and Cheese Place, however TWCP trumps it in its variety. However, this place still has pretty much anything you want, just as long as it is distributed in MO.
Prices weren't high, nor were they low. I paid what I expected to pay and wasn't disappointed.
I would rank this just behind TWCP as far as selection goes, however I found it easier to locate stuff at Randall's. If you are downtown, this is closer than TWCP; if you are west of downtown, hit up TWCP. If you go to either, you will not be disappointed.
11-06-2009 20:27:47 |
More by birchstick
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Came here after lunch at Mattingly's.
This is right of I-44 at Jefferson and is visible from the highway.
The selection was good size. All your major St. Louis options were represented. Schlafly, Founders, Avery, Sierra Nevada, Odell, Lagunitas, Anchor and a good selection of German and Belgian selections.
The service was good but not overbearing. I had one worker ask me if I needed help.
Overall, this is a nice place if you are in the area. I think the selection was still smaller than Friar Tuck and Lukas but still a good store.
01-02-2010 23:41:44 |
More by CMW
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
This place is acceptable, in a pinch. They have an extensive selection of craft beers, and most of the standard releases are priced reasonably. It's just a warehouse looking place on the inside. Beware, however, that there have been a number of reports that the price of a beer marked on the shelf can often ring up differently at the register, so make sure to check your receipt before walking out the door. This place also has the reputation of marking up limited release selections significantly, over other area retailers. As far as customer service, you're not going to find anyone AT ALL in the store who has any idea about any of the beer in the store. So don't even bother asking anyone about anything. There is no help walking the aisles. Only the people at the cash register to ring you up... who may or may not argue with you about a refund if you point out a mistake on the receipt.
*edit - changing value to $$$$ after they put CBS on their website for $99.99 a bottle!
01-05-2011 17:25:54 |
More by cubbyswans
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is basically a warehouse with bare bones ambience, but who cares. Its got a good selection at reasonable prices. I found several beers that I cannot get at home (Virginia), including a couple things I have had on my wants, at least one of which is a discontinued old ale that could easily age for a while longer. When I finially found it, I did not hold high hopes and the beer is on the last aisle after quite a bit of liquor and wine. The selections of wine and beer were quite extensive though. A great place to pick up beer if you want a good selection. Service was shoddy though. I was basically ignored by the people roaming the floor and tending to the shelves. The cashier was very friendly though.
05-16-2008 22:56:56 |
More by Traquairlover
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I visited Randall's for the first time about a week ago.I had been on the phone with them numerous times trying to narrow down my shopping list.I originally called them looking for '09 Nemesis and was ecstatic when they told me they had multiple 4 packs available.Charmane(not sure if spelling is correct)helped me out and was very knowledgeable.I purchased the Nemesis 4 pack($25.00),a Trappistes Rochefort 10 and a bomber each of Maharaja and Hog Heaven.The selection was good and service was sufficient.They carry all the usual suspects(Avery,Bells,New Holland,North Coast,Great Divide,Founders)but they also had an excellent selection of German and Belgian beers,including Achel(which is new to this market)and Lindeman's Faro.My only regret was that I didn't visit there before they had sold out of NH Dragon's Milk.Overall,an excellent resource for great beer.
08-02-2010 13:19:30 |
More by StlHopHead77
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$
Set up in a large warehouse style building. Open, with concrete floors, etc. Kind of like a miniature costco of booze. Beer aisle is down and to the right. Solid selection of stuff from the StL area in addition to a couple of shelves worth of imports and then a fair amount of domestic craft. Store employees I interacted with were friendly. In the ~45 minutes I was there I was asked twice if I needed help finding anything and was almost offered a job (tongue in cheek) a third time. Haven't been to any other liquor stores in the area, so I can't comment on comparative prices, but pretty similar to what I saw at the grocery store.
Solid, but nothing spectacular. As much as I dislike bombers (for all the reasons people have mentioned on this site and elsewhere), the fact that there are so many tantalizing brews that are only available in bomber format left me wishing they had a slightly larger availability off 220z bottles. Not bad, just not overly extensive. Also something I missed from where I used to live was the option for mix/match six packs
06-28-2013 18:45:52 |
More by kemoarps
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$$
Was excited to stop in here after reading some online reviews and checking out their huge online selection. I went to their online store and placed an order for the specific store listed , they showed this store having a lot of great beer in stock that they did not have at other locations. Well I show up and low and behold not one of the beers I ordered was there , I ask and they check stock on the computer and it shows zero. I ask them about the online store showing them having it and I drove to their store for that and the guy back at the desk behind the beer section shrugs his shoulders and says , " yeah that's the way the online stuff goes" Why even have an online section if you are not going to at least try and keep it up to date. One of the beers has been showing in stock at this store location for 2 weeks and they said they had not had it in stock for 2 months. A little pissed off to say the least since I drove out of my way to go to this place , oh well lesson learned , if you see a beer here online you want from this store you better call ahead and ask if they have it. I will not be stopping here ever again
06-14-2013 03:49:13 |
More by ubenumber2
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Part of the trick is finding this place. It sits behind another building and the signage isn't clear. Once you have found it though you are in for a treat. This place is a warehouse with a huge selection of wine, spirits, and of course, craft beer.
All the major players in the craft industry that distribute in Missouri are represented. The selection is good and I find on most things they have the best price, but that is not always true. They also have a decent selection of European beers. While finding knowledgeable staff, at least when it comes to beer, can be hit or miss, If you are on this site you probably do need a lot of assistance. If you do not see it, they do not have. I also like the way everything is shelved. I find it easy to browse.
They also have a small selection of home brewing supplies.
05-09-2009 00:41:57 |
More by Wheelinb
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Randalls at the intersection of I-44 and Jefferson used to be my home bottle shop as I lived right down the road.
The warehouse that Randalls is housed in is very large and spacious. The aisles are very wide and the store is quite spacious. 90% of the store is Liquor and Wine but the remaining 10% that is beer is a great selection at that. Beer is fairly priced but more expensive that Wine and Cheese Place. Service has also been very friendly and fairly knowledgeable.
My two gripes about Randalls
1) None of the six packs are broken down and there is no mix and match option. I have seen several beers I would love to pick up but just dont want all six.
2) No coolers inside so no beer is cold and ready. Many of times I am heading out to a BBQ and want to pick something up on the way which leaves Randall's out of the equation being nothing is cold.
06-07-2011 15:22:00 |
More by rschne13
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$
My favorite place to get beer, just wish it was closer. The best way to describe it is the Sam's of liquor stores. In a warehouse right off of the highway in south stl, huge wine, beer and liquor sections. I've also bought disposable flasks here as well.
09-10-2013 04:17:37 |
More by edenstjames
Randall's Wine & Spirits - South City in Saint Louis, MO
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