Famous Wine and Spirits

105 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL, 60148, United States
(630) 629-3330
Latitude: 41.86006, Longitude: -88.01435


Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.67 | Atmosphere: 3.08 | Service: 3.92
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
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FeRman (4)
Monday 14th of July 2008 01:45:04 PM
Famous has been here for a long while and it shows. The selection is pretty good and the staff seems pretty helpful most of time although sometimes there is no one around that seems to know about beer. As another reviewer pointed out, they have a full section for glasses and random things with beer logos on them etc which is kind of a waste of space. I heard new owners took over a couple of years ago and I have noticed a lot of empty shelves and the upkeep isnt what it used to be. It's always an ok experience though.
Selection: 3 | Atmosphere: 2 | Service: 3.5 | Food: N/A

hugbee (75)
Monday 21st of May 2007 02:19:42 AM
Famous is one of those older liquor stores, it looks kinda crappy from the outside but it's not too bad inside...

They have singles here, but the selection varies.
They have 4 good cold doors of beer and a large american craft selection, with a secondary shelving of singles and bombers and belgians, but there's more of a focus on the polish region of beer here....

The bottle selection is standard good (meaning you can find this stuff around) but the focus for freshness and dating on the shelf has been monitored and I've noticed that famous'll drop the price to move the beer... This place maintains lines and if it's in one week it'll be in the next week.... not a place for rare stuff, but occasional beer shows up and goes, as this place has a decent clientel....

Lots of good price mistakes on occasion here, if you are shady like me and take advantage of GI impy ipa for 9.99 (been fixed since)

Atmospere is shabby 70's with upgrades.... they do have a beer section with glassware and stuff over in the corner.... it's more of an amusement than anything...

The service is good for kegs, they had a mixup at the store and sold a keg of beer that was mine to someone else.... the mgr. had a keg at the other store and had it brought over so I was satisfied, just hope I didn't screw anyone... not bad for customer service....

my service reviews wont break a 4 unless the people behind the counter break open bottles and stuff, so that's a rare rating for me.

Old town pizza does decent slices when fresh... look in the slices thing and if they look fresh grab one, it's not bad and filling. They can sit for a while tho... buyer beware. It's right next to the liquor store...

if you do the suburban beer run, you can hit sams, famous and then sals in elmhurst hitting Rock bottom and lunar along the way... I throw in emmetts but not lately... hafta go there again...
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Service: 3.25 | Food: N/A
Tuesday 24th of April 2007 01:53:44 AM
This convenient location is chocked full of many popular craftbrews of import or domestic proportions. Have your pick at at least six glass face coolers containing single bottle selections, six packs, twelve packs, cases and all sizes of kegs. Prices are not rock bottom but this store has an average beer selection. A huge portion of this beer store's location is also dedicated to other drinks besides beer but that's not what we are here for.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A

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