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122 Junction Rd
phone: (608) 833-5995
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quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Steve's Liquor is located at the intersection of Junction Rd. & Mineral Point Rd. which is easily found from W. Beltline Hwy. I was staying at a nearby hotel and decided to stop by for some road beers on the way home from the Great Taste of the Midwest. Steve's has an outstanding selection of local/regional microbrews including, but not limited to Ale Asylum, Capital, Lakefront, Lake Louie, New Glarus, Sprecher, Tyranena, Viking, and they even had meads from White Winter and cider & perry from AEppelTreow. In addition, I found seasonal & specialties from other notable micro's including Bear Republic, Bell's, Goose Island, & Three Floyds. The import selection isn't bad, but it doesn't seem to be their main focus. The place is clean and easy to navigate, minus the occasional display located mid-isle. They have about 16-20 doors devoted to good beer with a walk-in cooler that customers can browse through for cases. Steve's is a definite stop for the beer thirsty traveler. Be certain to ask for Jan, The Baroness of Beer!
08-17-2008 04:31:22 |
More by Beertracker
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited on a trip to Madison this weekend.
Pleasantly surprised to see an entire wall of coolers devoted to beer. Great selection of stuff that's not available in KS, so that was definitely a plus; that said, points get knocked down a little bit simply because Steve's fails to stock some of the good stuff that is available in KS. Overall, though, great selection.
Staff was knowledgeable and eager to help. When making my selections, the workers were able to offer intelligent commentary on various beers, demonstrating a high level of personal experience. They were also willing to break down six-packs to allow me to buy single bottles, which was greatly appreciated.
Ambiance was great - be sure to check out the selection of cheeses, and keep an eye out for in-store wine samples. Overall, a great experience - if I lived in Madison, this would definitely be my go-to store.
10-19-2008 23:43:25 |
More by jenitivecase
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
This one keeps a good stock of all of the good local beers, though a few were missing while I was there. Most are kept in coolers, and there's a big walk in cooler with 12-packs and samplers. I was impressed by the quality of the beers available, and additionally with the selection, though there are larger selections around. The service is alright, no one really helped me out, and I think the people working while I was there were more of wine experts, but they were helpful in helping me just find certain things. What really impressed me were the prices. I mean, great prices, I would get discounts on certain things (discounts I didn't know about but showed up on my receipt), and the prices were already lower than the average store in the area. Even 3F beers cost less here than they do at the pub or in Chicago. A good store to go to for beer in the area.
06-24-2009 01:44:03 |
More by taylorhamrick
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
What a gem. At first, it may seem like this place does not have that great of a selection. The key is to find the secret passageway. There's a treasure room...
In the back of the wall where the reach-in coolers are, there are a couple of doors that don't lead to shelves of beer. No, they lead to another room. This room in back is where all of the gems are. Make your selections quick, because its only about 38 degrees in there. The beers are seperated by country, and you can find a really nice selection in there.
Although there is an impressive selection of imports, the selection of domestics could be better. Definitely worth the trip though.
11-15-2004 17:41:16 |
More by Sixpoint
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
This place gets by far the best publicity of a beer store on this site...honestly im not positive why
the service is pretty solid...these guys know beer. When i bring some off the wall stuff up to the counter, they compliment my tastes. The beer is well rotated and plentifull
but honestly, what does this place have i cant get downtown? The singles selection doesnt really rival Riley's or Woodman's...Theres a few belgians that you cant get anywhere else but everything else seems to be found downtown....I like going out there, but its really only a once in a month trip due to the location way out on the west side
prices are fair, but not really any different than anywhere else
10-25-2005 03:09:43 |
More by dirtylou
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Q- steves is my favorite place because it always has a great selection.
S- the service is awesome, Jan the beer barronness loves talking about beer and always brings up the spectacular flavors of this or that beer.
S- probably the best selection around. good all around
V- value.. so i always feel like steve's is a bit expensive, however its not that much more expensive, however i never really mind either though because it is a local place and they do a great job of keeping up on selection and i feel they deserve it.
01-25-2008 03:28:42 |
More by Atron67
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A large group of us recently stopped in here for a bit of shopping before the Great Taste of the Midwest.
Quality- Good atmosphere here. Bright, clean, and well organized, despite there being numerous displays out on the floor. High quality selection and great service. All around excellent experience here.
Service- Service here was fantastic, courteous, and knowledgeable. Considering that I think our group literally bought half of their stock of WI beers off the floor, they literally fell over themselves here to help us out. There were several times that we needed them to check in the back for extra cases and such, and it was no problem whatsoever. My wife used one of their custom reusable bottle bags to bring some of beers up to the register, and they threw it in for free. Now that's the kind of service I'm looking for!
Selection- Tons of selections from all the Wisconsin breweries that I was looking for. New Glarus, Tyranena, Ale Asylum, Lake Louie, Central Waters, Furthermore, and Capital. I literally almost cried when I saw cases and cases of Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart out on the floor. Everything is kept in coolers and a lot of the selection was available as singles. Not all (there were some Tyranena and Central Water selections were only available in six-packs) were available as singles but there were definitely enough to mix & match a few quality sixers.
Totally worthwhile stop if you're in Madison. This completely met our WI beer purchasing expectations.
08-25-2009 19:19:01 |
More by Kegatron
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Well, there hasn't been a review of Steve's for almost a year now, so I'm happy to give it some fresh props.
Emily and I made our way out to Steve's in hopes for some off the wall stuff (actually, I was thinking they may have some Blushing Monk left, but no luck). They had a really nice selection of singles both in 12 oz. and larger format bottles. The cooler is stocked with all sorts of beer, with a great selection of all these fine Wisconsin beers that aren't available anywhere else.
I ended up scoring a couple bottles of Pannepot 2010, and some Lagunitas Sumpin Wild, which I was surprised to see still on the shelves, I thought this went quickly. A great lil store, well worth the effort to make it out from downtown.
08-29-2011 16:41:11 |
More by MarcatGSB
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Steve's came recommended by the head brewer at Lake Louie. We stopped in and checked out the selection. The selection was pretty good, but I guess I expected it to be just a little better. It was missing many of the more exciting beers you see elsewhere. I also had expected them to have a larger selection of WI beers than they had at the time of my visit. I purchased only a few beers that I had not seen elsewhere and my visit was brief.
The walk in cooler is a nice layout for individual bottles. I wish more stores would have similar setups.
11-28-2003 18:10:58 |
More by GCBrewingCo
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
My first time venturing out to the far west side of town to check out this heralded Mecca of beer here in Madison. I must say I was impressed. Their selection of beers is huge, a entire wall of refridgerated cases with vast amounts of local, regional, and national crafts brews, a nice selection of imports (more british brews than I've been able to find elsewhere in town) and plenty of swill too. One of three places in Madison (along with Riley's, Star Liquor and their University Ave. location) to find Lake Louie brews as well, which are always worth a try. The best part is their walk-in singles cooler, behind the huge wall of cases.A big shelf of rare and not-so rare crafts and imports. Lots of Belgians, lambics, Rogues, Young's, Sam Smith's and a host of other brews I've never seen anywhere else. Beware - it's fricking cold in there, I was pretty indecisive and froze my ass off in shorts. I've pretty much exhausted Riley's singles case so it was ncie to see some fresh meat. The sales staff is incredibly friendly and the lady who checked me out seemed very knowledgeable about beer, and told me a little about some of the beers I picked up and how I got some pretty good stuff. Like Riley's you get a 10% discount on 6 or more singles, which is a nice little deal. A little on the pricey side, some a little more than Riley's which is pricey in and of itself, but not astronomical. Definitely worth a look if you're in town, I only wish it was closer to campus.
08-07-2005 19:19:50 |
More by Golden2wenty1
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