Family owned and operated since 1988 we are located in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood. Through our commitment to finding and purveying the most interesting and highest quality beverages from around the world we have grown from a simple corner liquor store to one of Chicago’s premier locations for beer, wine, cider and spirits.

Our lovingly curated beer selection has been recognized both locally (Chicago Reader’s Best Beer Selection at a Liquor Store 2010) and internationally (‘s Best Beer Retailers 2008-Present) for its quality and breadth.

Our passion for unique, high quality beverages doesn’t end with beer. We carry a number of hand selected single barrels of bourbon and rye from distilleries like Buffalo TraceHeaven Hill and Willett. While products from these distilleries may be widely available the specific barrels we selected are only available at our shoppe.

We also carry an extensive collection of thoughtfully curated wines, ciders, single malt scotches, premium spirits, liqueurs and more!

We look forward to seeing you in the shoppe!


The West Lakeview Crew