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Randall's Wines & Spirits
$$ - reasonable
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10800 Lincoln Trail
phone: (618) 394-9800
(Place added by: GeoffRizzo)
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| Reviews: 16
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Visited at long last during a weekend visit to St. Louis. Had visited Randall's in St. Louis multiple times, but had been told Randall's in Fairview Heights was even better.
Upon walking in, the two store clerks greeted me immediately, and asked if there was anything specific I was looking for. Tongue-in-cheek, I responded, "Rare Bourbon County Stout". They acknowledged that it was long-gone as expected, but also mentioned a couple of smaller "off-the-beaten path" places that might still have a bottle of Rare.
I then walked into the beer/wine room, and began a walk around the perimeter. As I checked out each shelf, I felt like I was reading a suspense novel. With each turn of the page was a surprise, and it took disciplined eyes not to jump ahead. Mikkeler Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, three Lost Abbey brews (First time to see Lost Abbey in the Midwest.), Hoppin Frog DORIS (been looking for this one all over Indianapolis--unsuccessfully), and about 8-10 4pks of Founders Devil Dancer. By far, one of the best selections I've seen in a while.
I spoke again to one of the storeclerks, and he asked if there was anything else I was looking for. He mentioned a few sought-after brews that they had in the back, and then let me get back to shopping. I decided to focus on the extensive selection of brews in the main area of the store.
This place is a must-visit for both St. Louis-area locals, as well as BA's driving through St. Louis! Lots of harder to find locals/regionals.
08-30-2011 01:11:44 |
More by mdvatab
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Randall's Wines & Spirits is just 1/4 mile from I-64, decent location, a strip mall off a major highway. Randall's is primarily a wine/spirit store, however the beer selection is superb. Perhaps 25% of the store is devoted to beer. Shelving is adequate, however a tremendous amount of light does enter the store. No macros to be found! Of notice, a huge selection of Belgiums, Cantillons, Chimay, Corsendonk, Delirium, Lindemans, Rochefort (I saw 8 ad 10), St. Bernardus and Westy's have all been spotted here. I've also notice some Hacker-Pschorr, Aventinus, Haffbreaus, etc. The English selection is also quite nice. Domestic offerings include Dogfish, Bell's, Schlafly's, Avery, Boulder, Breckenridge, Flying Dog, Goose Island, New Belgium, Rogue, just to name a few.
Prices are reasonable, but not comparable to those of Corral Liquors; Randall's is a good go-to-stop to pick up a couple hard to find brews, or a regional six-pack. Staff is pleasant and informed; service is great, quality is exceptional.
02-13-2004 04:13:38 |
More by GeoffRizzo
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Off the beaten path (20 minutes from Busch Stadium) this was well worth the trip! I got a tip from mdvatab to check out their Lips of Faith selection and other brews I'm very interested in.
Upon walking in the front door(go around the steps) I was great by the two employees. They knew exactly why I drove out of my way to visit them within seconds. Two words: sours and limited brews. They accommodated quickly.
The beer was in a U-shaped room with American/craft brews on the left, coolers in the middle, and Belgian/German/International brews on the right. Easy to find and prices on everything. Nothings worse than playing the "guessing game" with the prices of the beer @ a liquor stores.
I would say the selection was very good for beer but they had even a better selection of spirits here!
Left here with over 4- 750mLs of great brews, a few Jello Shots, and 2- Forlokos. They had everything I needed for a great Cardinals baseball game and then some brews to sit on/enjoy @ a later time.
09-07-2011 20:53:09 |
More by DCon
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I just returned from my first trip to Randall's and I'm pretty impressed. I usually shop at Corral, because I love mix your own sixers and they have a pretty good selection. I'm pretty torn now though. Randall's doesn't have mix your own sixers, but the selection is pretty fantastic. They carry a lot of the same stuff that Corral has, but they also carry a few they usually don't. For example, they had North Coast pranqster and Brother Theolonious. A large selection from Rogue, Avery's Samael, Beast, and Mephistopheles. They had some three Floyds, which I think I've seen at Corral once. Needless to say, they fill in the gaps that Corral has. Plus prices are comparable, and even beats Corral out in some areas (Avery Samael is $5, This line at Corral runs about $7).
As for service, well it was really good. As soon as I entered a guy was asking me what I was looking for. He pointed me to the beer and then came over to chat. He asked my favorite style and started making suggestions. Although I didn't really need the help, we hada pretty good dialogue. I did ask if they'd be getting any KBS in and he didn't know, so he took my name and number so he could get back to me. I'm pretty pleased about that. Overall a great place, and I'll definitely be visiting here again.
02-21-2008 18:57:39 |
More by Goliath
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Another one of my regular stops for good beer. By volume, they probably have the largest selection of both craft and import beer in the Metro-East.
No doubt they carry all the craft selections distributed to the So. IL region. Additionally, they have a solid offering of imports including all the "expected" Belgians. Got my first Cantillion here.
Wide ailes and a very friendly staff group that know craft beer. No real problem with their pricing. If there are any concerns it is that limited releases disappear quickly here so not sure if the staff snap them up or save them for repeat customers. Probably not much different from most places.
Overall, I always find something to buy when I go to this store.
05-10-2011 02:32:22 |
More by FanofHefe
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is to update the reviews posted back in 2004, I think the store has changed quite a bit, for the better.
I would submit, the selection is MUCH more than Corral now, almost one full room is dedicated to beer. Only drawback, they have more import than U.S. craft but tons of each. All the standards are here (but not beers like Bells and New Belgium, the Mo. Store would carry those). If youve seen a beer any other place, they have it too. Three coolers for cold beer.
No mixing of six packs, a bummer. A close-out bin provided some good bargains on the Ridgeway Elf lineup.
Pricing was very good. For me, Id now go here instead of making the trip up north. Heck of a selection of liquor and wine each taking up a whole room to themselves. Some cigars, too.
Note: there's another Randall's over at:
1910 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri, 63104
01-13-2008 18:27:31 |
More by Vancer
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Found this little gem about a month ago and have found it harder and harder to stay away. I'm a homebrewer and generally don't buy beer very often. This place has certainly changed that. Excellent selection of not only beer, but also wine and spirits. They have the store well organized and the staff is very helpful in finding items for you and if they are out of a specific brand, they are good at recommending another selection of that style. Also, they are very quick to look something up and give you a SOLID date that the product will be in again.
06-19-2009 16:43:59 |
More by campbellj21
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
this is really where i first started to get into beers. I originally would go to randalls to get cheap whiskey and beer but i took a walk through their beer isle one day and was amazed by all the different beers from all over. I would go on the weekends and get 2 6 packs of something new or a bomber of something i couldn't pronounce, then i discovered ayinger celebrator dopplebock..the staff isn't as knowledgable as i would like, they seem to be more into wine or other liqours, but a few of them do know their beer stuff. pricing is average on most of their stuff, surprisingly they dont have duvel which i thought was strange. if it weren't for randalls i still might be drinking bud light
02-20-2007 20:26:31 |
More by 1fastz28
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Randall's is located on Lincoln Trail in Fairview a couple blocks off the exit for I-64. Parking is plentiful around the building.
The inside of the store is spacious and well-organized. The space is divided into two rooms and the beer is in the one on the right. There are coolers full around the side and rear, and high metal shelves of brews pretty much everywhere else. The beers are segregated by region with goodies from Dogfish Head, Boulevard, Left Hand, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, O'Fallon, Schlafly etc. As for imports, there is a good selection of beers from Belgium, Germany, the UK and others. Some beers are available in singles, and there is a small selection of glassware too.
Service here is good. The employees clearly care about beer and are friendly and helpful.
Overall this place is definitely worth hitting outside the St. Louis metro area.
11-03-2008 21:43:38 |
More by Dogbrick
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The staff at Randalls is always great and are all very knowledgeable and friendly.
I live an hour away and make trips to the area JUST to go there because Southern Illinois is a beer poor area.
They have the best selection (other than going to St Louis) anywhere in the 618 area code I have found. I would however like to see them add more midwestern beers (Three Floyds) that you cant find at the local liquor store.
They have been adding quite a few new beers lately so if you have not been by in awhile check it out.
03-25-2009 06:38:44 |
More by meatmallet
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