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Lukas Liquor Superstore
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
15921 Manchester Rd
phone: (636) 227-4543
(Place added by: MJR)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 38
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
After reading the reviews on this place, I had to stop in to see what American micros it had to offer. I was hoping to find a couple of bottles of beer from the mid west that were hard to come by in NJ, of which, they certainly had plenty to choose from. What surprised me, however, was the outstanding selection of imports. Belgian, German, English, you name it, these guys have it. I walked out with three vintage J.W. Lees Harvest Ales from 1998, 1999 and 2000, and an Okocim porter. I would have liked to have left with a lot more, but there is only so much that I can fit in my luggage for my flight home tomorrow. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable, and genuinely seemed to share my enthusiasm for beer. Their prices seemed as good as some of my favorite places back home. This is a definite on my list of places to visit when in St. Louis.
04-06-2007 23:57:31 |
More by 86sportster883
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Wow! The selection made my head spin. My goal was simple: a make your own six pack of stuff I had never had and a big bottle of soemthing nice. I was so amazed by the huge selection of singles for the make you own six-packs that I built two. At $7.99 it can't be beat.
The store simply had everything. (That is everything that is distributed in MO.) I was on a tight schedule so I did not get to peruse as much as I would have liked, but I can tell you that the selection of imports was massive. The only problem is that I would like to see more of the beer in coolers. At least it is far away from windows and sunlight.
11-23-2006 18:59:05 |
More by zeff80
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a great liquor store as a whole the liquor selection is great with an excellent wine selection too. I would have to say that this store has best selection of beer I have encountered since moving to Missouri. The store is very clean and easy to get around there are wide aisles. The beer variety is well stocked and impeccably organized. There are two mix a six sections one cold and one bigger room temperature. There were three guys working the night I went in there. It was about ten minutes to closing but they were cool and made some great recommendations. I will definitely go there again even though I live two and a half hours away.
03-30-2009 06:50:54 |
More by MTNboy
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Wonderful Store for both Wine and Beer. In the beer section, there are a great amount of Krieks, Belgians, and many of my favorites (IPA, Ales, Micro-Brews, etc.). You can "Mix-A-Six" of any beers from quite a good selection of both chilled and room temperature beers. I would say this place is more for wine drinkers but they do a good job accommodating both types of drinkers. There is also someone always asking if I need help or would like some new suggestions. Great place if living in Wildwood/Chesterfield area!
Here is the website for more info...
12-12-2010 02:20:52 |
More by DCon
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by Lukas while in town for a wedding in St. Louis. It's located about 20 minutes from downtown and it's well worth the trip. Easy to spot from the road, as previous posters have stated, this is right next to a Chuck E Cheese. Inside it is a large warehouse style liquor store that reminds me of Sam's here in Chicago. Lots of light and clean aisles. Follow the right hand side towards the back to access the rows of bottles and coolers of brew.
The right hand wall holds all of the import selections with a large group of Belgians, German and UK brews. Plenty of Cantillon, Chouffe, De Rocs and many more. I was impressed by how much was here. There's a big selection of micro's with lots of St. Louis locals that I don't see in Chicago. Notably, New Belgium, Schlafly Odell and the entire lineup of O'Fallon, plus Bell's which I can no longer get in IL. Everything is available in six packs, plus there is a whole shelf of singles and then even more singles in the coolers, which makes it really nice to be able to get a good selection of new stuff to try. I loaded up some sixers with singles and even picked up a few rare bottles of La Dragonne which I have never seen before and am excited to try.
Overall, Lukas is a great store with a wonderful selection and a definite place to stop if in the St. Louis metro area. Employees were very helpful, even if they were telling me that they were out of La Folie!! A great shopping experience with ample selection and good prices even when you make your own sixer. The huge supply of singles is always a welcome sight to me as there aren't many places in Chicago that do that!
06-12-2007 00:53:23 |
More by orbitalr0x
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Beer selection has easily tripled, maybe quadrupled since my original review in mid-2003. Solid, deep, selections in every area - Belgian, U.S. Craft, German, English, etc. We'll see whether they can manage to maintain quality with that big of a selection.
Huge wall of coolers duplicate a good portion of the stuff on the numerous warm shelves, though much of the more obscure selections are warm shelf only. Two very large make your own six pack sections - again one warm, one cold, with a very wide variety of craft and imports available.
As of May, 2006 they now have a blog that lists interesting new arrivals, etc.: http://lukasstl.blogspot.com/
My original review which had them at 3.9 is below:
Visited the store yesterday for the first time. I was impressed by the amount of beer they bother to keep in the cooler, and the size and temperature of the cold room. Even the store itself was quite chilly - a good sign for the beers on the warm shelf.
The emphasis is clearly on U.S. beer, with a really nice selection of micros. Three cooler doors of singles available for making mixed sixes at the reasonable price of $7 per - very nice.
Most of the imports (other than lagers) were relegated to the warm shelf, and it was a nice, but pretty basic, selection. Belgian representation was limited, but there was most of the Fuller's, Young's and Bellhaven lines present. Dust was obvious on some of the bottles, so it was easy to spot what had been around for a while.
I was in early on a Friday morning (took the day off to beer and wine shop), and was only asked once if I needed any help, but the offer seemed quite genuine. I was otherwise ignored, which is fine with me.
12-29-2005 19:48:44 |
More by Realale
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great store, and I can't wait to go back. Oh to live in a state with Sunday beer sales!
Selection is superb. Nice of them to have so many shelf tags describing the beer, or reminding visiting Beer Advocates which beer they were looking for in case they were stupid enough to try to shop by memory (guilty).
I didn't get a lot of service, but what I got was friendly, courteous, and generally helpful - I simply didn't need much help. Note they graciously helped me carry my purchases to my car.
Look, many of these great beers aren't cheap...but I note that I was continually impressed with prices when picking up bottles. Nothing was exorbitant, and some seemed like good values - the local liquor store owner nearly choked when I told him this place sold La Folie for $10.99. (I think he plans to charge twice that.)
If I was a family man I'd drop the wife/kids off at Chuck E Cheese next door and happily shop for hours. I'm not, but just in case the fathers needed an excuse...
03-31-2007 21:59:11 |
More by udubdawg
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I just had to make a run, after seeing the latest reviews of the place. And yes, this is a good store indeed. Much bigger than I imagined, but it is a *newer* store in the middle of the small shopping center.
Yep, 3 large isles of brews many more imports than you would imagine. I bet they stock a great deal more Belgium/German brews now versus the earlier reviews. Full line of Unibroue, also. Additionally, they carry many sizes of certain brews 12oz singles, 4/6 packs, and a pretty good line of bombers, many caged. (Why does the 750ml bomber cost much more per ounce than a 4 pack of 12oz??) (Ie bomber - $7, 4 pack $8.50)
They did ask if I needed any help, which I refused. I looked for an hour, still did not have enough time to take it all in. All selection very clean - no dust. OH !! BA reviews/ratings everywhere!! (At least for the better brews).
So, I now have a place on the far west side, to go with my east side favorite of Corral Liquors.
1/21/06 update - Yep, I now say this location is the King of Craft in STL, best place to shop for your frostys - numero uno!
08-11-2005 19:11:57 |
More by Vancer
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Heading to trade for a Dark Lord in Munster, I stopped to top off my collection of Missouri Local Craft Brews with a couple of 6 packs from O'Fallon $7.50 each. Well, we ended up dropping about $90 due to the fine selection including Rogue Imperial Pale Ale ( almost all the Rogue's were available) Only their wholesalers are holding this liquor store back (no DFH). James, Mat and M.C. "Mike" are fun to talk to and have enjoyed many of the brews. If you have not been there recently your going to be pleased with the progress they are making in trying to improve the beer selection at the Ellisville, Mo. location. I enjoy the neighborhood and close proximity to I- 44 as I head East to St. Louis from Mid- Missouri.
06-19-2005 05:12:46 |
More by karst
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Ive been to Lukas in Ellisville a couple of times now, and had a very nice experience this trip, so its time for review. Its located in Ellisville which is in far west St. Louis County. Its in a small shopping center at the intersection of Manchester and Clarkson Roads on the Northwest corner.
Huge store for all things liquor with a nice, large section dedicated to beer. At least 4 rows of shelves full of beer, typically divided up by region/country of origin. Pretty decent cooler space full of beer, but I ignored that as I wanted to focus on what they had on the shelves. Lukas brings every beer they can get into Missouri to this store. There are a lot of hard to find Belgian and even French beers (Ive never seen the Thirez beers anywhere). Good selection of German and English beers too. Although Missouris archaic label laws kept the Bells wheat series from being brought in, they have the best selection of Bells and New Belgium beers in the area.
Prices are competitive, and some beers are marked down for a month at a time to clear the stock. Intangibles include regular Saturday tastings, they always have something yummy open. Kudos on the new blog too. Ive been going to it regularly, and I like the fact that they continually update with what is new.
The only negative comment I have was a bit on service. Nothing bad on the folks handling beer, but I made a request when I was checking to see if I could grab 2 extra boxes. Im moving in a few weeks, and a couple of extra would have been nice to have. I was rejected. I understand that they use these to pack customer purchases, but I has spent just shy of $100. You would think that would deserve a box or 2.
Overall, nice place with what I believe to be St. Louis best beer stock. Joe at Corral can still get some beers in Illinois you cant get in MO, but these guys are doing a nice job.
05-28-2006 15:21:23 |
More by carln26
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