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352 S West St
phone: (316) 943-2911
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Reviews by DelMontiac:
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I live about 85 miles from Goebel Liquor, home to Rob's World of Beer. I learned about Goebel about 4 years ago and now I don't go to Wichita without stopping there. Rob and all his employees are well schooled in the world of beer. I've learned a lot from these guys to say the least. My first trip there was overwhelming and Rob could tell. He said I had that "deer in the headlights" look, which I knew I did, hehe! I mean...there's a helluva lotta beer in there! It's like walking through the Playboy mansion during a house party.
All you have to do is take a look at the website to see that they offer a sick selection. And it's way the hell out here - amazing! More beers here than any other store from Denver to Chicago. I've been to the BA-recommended beer stores in Denver, Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, KS City, and St. Louis, but none of them have a bigger selection than Goebel. Check out the beer finder search engine on the website. You can see what his inventory is which is nice. You can also see all the breweries and brewpubs he's traveled to - impressive! We are so lucky to have this guy.
Rob's prices are fair considering the selection, location, and how hard he works to get that selection. His newletter keeps me on top of what's coming in. You'll find some aged brews there unlike anywhere else. Unless it's aged on purpose, it's guaranteed fresh. A nice refrigerated section of singles for when you just want only one.
If you're in Wichita, go there! It's not far from the airport either.
10-24-2010 00:16:17 |
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
Visited on a Monday evening. Not busy.
A - Clean, bright, standard shelves, boxes, singles, sixes, bombers.
Q - From what I could tell, everything could be found cold. To what degree the beer was properly stored prior - no idea.
S - I don't like when folks hover as it can take me time to scan, contemplate and choose. There was no hovering. But everyone was friendly and ready to help when encountered.
S - A broad selection. It will take awhile to drink yourself through their bottle. I did find the Chimay Anniversay Cinq Cent, and there was a good selection of Schafly and Hoppin Frog, but I thought the selection was weak on Belgian and Germans. Also nothing super special on the Americans.
V - A place should price to the market so I never complain about price, but they were still a bit over what I might consider average.
10-22-2013 23:33:04 |
More by Sludgeman
10-12-2013 14:50:09 |
More by jaydoc
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
What a find. The beer drinking citizens of Wichita are very fortunate to have this institution in their community. The selection claims to be, and I don't dispute, more than a 1000 different beers, but at one point had been as many as 1400. Many of them are available in singles, almost all were in coolers, and the light was low. The service was as excellent as I have ever experienced or witnessed. Way above and beyond the call of duty. Not just for me, but the other patrons as well. The attention to quality and details was apparent in all aspects of the operation. I'd score the service a 6 if I could. The staff apologized for the fact that some breweries and distributors not being available in Kansas, but of course that is not their fault. I could go on, but I don't feel like it. This is the highest score I have ever given a place or a beer. Oh, and there were mystery cases of 12oz bottles for $30...fun. This is absolutely one of the top retail stores I have been to. If they had better distribution in Kansas (no Shelton Bros, and many of the Michigan big guys like Bells and Founders) it would absolutely be the best I've visited. Belmont Station is the only one that is coming to mind that compares in all areas.
Be thankful, Wichita!
02-19-2013 05:06:50 |
More by sprucetip
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Just moved to Wichita and this is definitely the place to go for beer. The staff is always very friendly and calls you by name. Also you get a discount off of certain products if you're from out of state. The only gripes I have about the selection are because certain breweries don't have distribution in Kansas yet. This unfortunately includes some of my very favorites from past lives (Dogfish head, Bells, etc), but I've also been able to try a lot of brews I haven't had in other places, especially the very fine craft brews from Boulevard. Check this place out!
10-06-2012 23:28:34 |
More by Geoffy
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
I visited this place after reading the glowing reviews. I'm from Texas so I wanted to see what local brews I could find that we don't have down there. Wow, what a selection. I didn't know where to begin so I asked a staff member what beers were from the midwest region and what were the best ones to try. He was very helpful and by the time I was done picking I had over 30 packs of beer. The rest of the staff was great as well. It was a really good experience. They also gave me 3 free bottle openers which was very cool of them. Plus Wednesday was beer night so I received 10% off my purchase. They call it Goebel Liquor/Robs World of Beers but to me its beer heaven. I will definitely return every time I'm back in town.
10-04-2012 20:06:35 |
More by diesel5000
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
Went there the day before Father's Day while in town for a wedding. Store came highly recommended from the Midwest Forum. My daughter took me (7 1/2) as our Father's Day and I got a bit worried seeing the 21 only. Asked if she was OK at the counter and got a very friendly response. They told me about the singles in back and where I could find the beers that I was looking for that aren't back in Illinois / Wisconsin.
Selection was great and store was really neat and organized. Singles were easy to go through and the selection blew me away. Appreciated the date stickers on packs that do not bottle date.
Got a great slection of mostly local IPA's and the price was right. I had made myself a mental note earlier to get a bottle opener but had forgotten by the time I got to the counter. They offered me a free keychain bottle opener, knowing I was out of town and even had suckers for my daughter. An awesome place.
06-29-2012 03:04:23 |
More by jsulko
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Great service. I work in a service industry so I expect great service when I shop and the staff always delivers. I drive out of my way to purchase here because they have a great selection and the staff is always friendly and willing to answer questions and offer suggestions. I am a liquor drinker because I have not found a beer I enjoy until Woodchuck Amber The staff has taken e time to find out what I like and then offer suggestions based on my taste. Definitely friendlier that several other establishments in my town. I will continue to make the drive to purchase here and will definitely recommend them to everyone I know. Thank You!
06-10-2012 01:13:24 |
More by IctTrish
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
This place rocks. I was surprised to find a store with this good of a selection for its size and for its location. I wasn't expecting Wichita to be such a beer city, but this place in itself makes the city a great beer city!
Small place, but 2/3 of the store is devoted to beer. AND all the BMC crap is seperated from the good stuff for easy browsing. Much nicer and slightly upscale feeling compared to the big box chain stores which youd normally have to go to to get this selection. Vintage selections and other hidden gems throughout. Its gotta be the best beer store within 300 miles or more.
10-07-2011 02:47:24 |
More by BeerZack
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I just realized I hadn't reviewed this store. It is the best I have found in the great plains.
Rob runs a great store. Best selection of beer that is available in the state, and he is always trying to get more variety into the state. If you are in the area, you have to visit this store. The selection not only contains most every beer available, but there are also some that have been in the cellar aging away.
Wednesday is discount day, 15% on most. Also, if you live in the area, get on the e-mail list. There you get notices of special offers and invites to special occasions, such as the annual visit to Rob's personal cellar, which puts most stores to shame.
If I didn't live so close to the second best store in the area (Global) I would be in Rob's every week.
06-23-2011 01:48:42 |
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