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Best Liquor Store Phoenix 2013 - Tops Liquors

Tops Liquors

Tops Liquors

403 W. University Drive

Tempe, AZ 85281


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Locally run liquor stores are usually known for poor service and a small Bud Light-dominant stock housed in a sketchy, possibly drive-thru atmosphere. However, downtown Tempe's Tops Liquor fights every small liquor store stereotype. It took us years of satisfied drinking to taste-test the regular roster of hundreds of beers at Tops. From stouts to hefes and even mead from all over the world, it's pretty much guaranteed that you'll find at least one beer that you like. Best of all, the knowledgeable and friendly staff is always quick with a great recommendation if you can't pick, or you can just meander through the east wall to Taste of Tops to try one out before you buy a pack. We recommend snagging any case of craft brew from their sale section for the best deal. The liquor department is equally well stocked.

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Super selection but too far from home.  Half (if not more) of the beers on the shelf are out of code and I had to find that out the hard way.  When im in the area I still stop in but always check the date and if its a bottle that has a code I don't understand - I don't buy it - simple as that!  The liquor store by my house is very clean, well stocked and even though they don't have a huge selection as tops or any of the big box stores, their prices are fairly competitive and they have 8 beer taps that are constantly rotating for my growler + the convenience of a drive-thru...... im not sure what their name is since they don't advertise it but its on the corner of 32nd street and shea blvd on the north west corner.