Sam's Wines & Spirits

★★★★☆
41.9134 -87.6548
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312-664-3359

1720 N Marcey St

Chicago, IL

60614

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I placed an order from these guys for a few bottles of beer including a rare vintage beer from 2000. The box arrived quickly, but inside was a bottle from 2007, not 2000. It took me 3 calls with customer service to even receive a response. Finally someone told me I could return the bottle and get my money back, and they sent me a shipping slip. The beer has been back in their hands for 2 weeks now but I still have not received the $30, and customer service is once again ignoring me. Furthermore, the 2000 vintage is still listed on their site even though the guy made it clear they don't actually have any, just sitting there waiting to rope in more suckers. This place is fraudulent and should be avoided at all costs.

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★☆☆☆☆

I placed an order from these guys for a few bottles of beer including a rare vintage beer from 2000. The box arrived quickly, but inside was a bottle from 2007, not 2000. It took me 3 calls with customer service to even receive a response. Finally someone told me I could return the bottle and get my money back, and they sent me a shipping slip. The beer has been back in their hands for 2 weeks now but I still have not received the $30, and customer service is once again ignoring me. Furthermore, the 2000 vintage is still listed on their site even though the guy made it clear they don't actually have any, just sitting there waiting to rope in more suckers. This place is fraudulent and should be avoided at all costs.

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Ever since I moved to Chicago, I knew about Sam's. There's a good reason for this. They have pretty much everything you could ever hope to find in one liquor store and their staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Although Sam's specialty is wine, they also have an impressive stock of liquor and beer. (Plus the younger beer guy, Austin, definitely has a cute butt.) In addition, you can schedule private tastings and tours and later impress your friends with your newfound knowledge.

A word to the wise: do *not* order anything through their internet department. They are very backed up and disorganized. Either go to the store (recommended) or phone in to the call center.

5
★★★★★

Ever since I moved to Chicago, I knew about Sam's. There's a good reason for this. They have pretty much everything you could ever hope to find in one liquor store and their staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Although Sam's specialty is wine, they also have an impressive stock of liquor and beer. (Plus the younger beer guy, Austin, definitely has a cute butt.) In addition, you can schedule private tastings and tours and later impress your friends with your newfound knowledge.

A word to the wise: do *not* order anything through their internet department. They are very backed up and disorganized. Either go to the store (recommended) or phone in to the call center.

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If there is some sort of alcohol you want, Sam's will have it. Sam's carries a huge variety of hard liquors, and a massive selction of beers (some are microbews that you can't find anywhere else). Kegs are available in many varieties. I was able to find about 10 different varieties of German beer for my Oktoberfest party, and was able to find all sorts of great liquors. Plenty of parking in the attached lot, and they will bring your keg to the car for you.

5
★★★★★

If there is some sort of alcohol you want, Sam's will have it. Sam's carries a huge variety of hard liquors, and a massive selction of beers (some are microbews that you can't find anywhere else). Kegs are available in many varieties. I was able to find about 10 different varieties of German beer for my Oktoberfest party, and was able to find all sorts of great liquors. Plenty of parking in the attached lot, and they will bring your keg to the car for you.

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Sam's is pretty much the largest liquor store I have ever been to. It could be compared to an entire supermarket devoted just to beer, wine and liquor! The wine selection is amazing - almost half the store is devoted to it! Also, employees are good at making drink recommendations if you give them just a few requirements. Liquor selection is also top notch - from Skol vodka to Louis the XIII cognac... very impressive. Plenty of cold & room temperature beer to choose from as well, with an assortment of foreign and small domestic marques. Great place!

4
★★★★☆

Sam's is pretty much the largest liquor store I have ever been to. It could be compared to an entire supermarket devoted just to beer, wine and liquor! The wine selection is amazing - almost half the store is devoted to it! Also, employees are good at making drink recommendations if you give them just a few requirements. Liquor selection is also top notch - from Skol vodka to Louis the XIII cognac... very impressive. Plenty of cold & room temperature beer to choose from as well, with an assortment of foreign and small domestic marques. Great place!

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Prepare to be overwhelmed when you go to Sam's. They have aisles upon aisles of wine, and a variety of just about any other liquor you may need. Staff is very knowledgeable and willing to help. Will take unopened returns, so it is a great place to go when having a party. I usually find beer cheaper other places though.

PROS: Large selection, helpful staff
CONS: You can get lost here!

4
★★★★☆

Prepare to be overwhelmed when you go to Sam's. They have aisles upon aisles of wine, and a variety of just about any other liquor you may need. Staff is very knowledgeable and willing to help. Will take unopened returns, so it is a great place to go when having a party. I usually find beer cheaper other places though.

PROS: Large selection, helpful staff
CONS: You can get lost here!

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It may be pretty easy to find cheap wine in California, but in Chicago, you just have to head to Sam's Wine & Spirits. The selection is vast and it's conveniently located just north of the Loop.

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★★★★☆

It may be pretty easy to find cheap wine in California, but in Chicago, you just have to head to Sam's Wine & Spirits. The selection is vast and it's conveniently located just north of the Loop.

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This place rocks. An enormous selection of wine and other beverages. Sam's carries cheap to super expensive. The staff is extremely knowledgeable. Take advantage of the numerous wine tastings going on at the store.

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★★★★★

This place rocks. An enormous selection of wine and other beverages. Sam's carries cheap to super expensive. The staff is extremely knowledgeable. Take advantage of the numerous wine tastings going on at the store.

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I wouldnt recommend this place until they finally fire me, Im going to try my hardest to make customers not want to come back by offering things that arent legal if you know what I mean, which Im on. Sams Wines and Spirits on Marcey isnt where you want to be!

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★☆☆☆☆

I wouldnt recommend this place until they finally fire me, Im going to try my hardest to make customers not want to come back by offering things that arent legal if you know what I mean, which Im on. Sams Wines and Spirits on Marcey isnt where you want to be!

Pros: none

Cons: everything! especially me sean coen

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When I first went into Sams, I was looking for a bottle of champagne. Knowing several of them I pretty much new what I had wanted. Charles, the associate in the champagne section approached me and we started talking about champagne. Before I knew it I was getting a great education on champagne. I walked out with 4 bottles and none of them were what I first went in for. He asked if I would come back and let him know what I thought of my purchases and I did. They were ALL FABULOUS! He knew exactly what my taste preference was and which bottles I would like. Needless to say, I have been going there for a few years now just to purchase my champagne! Every time I am there Charles teaches and talkes to me more and more about certain types of champagne, what grapes, where form, etc. Charles is the best! I wont go anyplace else ever!

5
★★★★★

When I first went into Sams, I was looking for a bottle of champagne. Knowing several of them I pretty much new what I had wanted. Charles, the associate in the champagne section approached me and we started talking about champagne. Before I knew it I was getting a great education on champagne. I walked out with 4 bottles and none of them were what I first went in for. He asked if I would come back and let him know what I thought of my purchases and I did. They were ALL FABULOUS! He knew exactly what my taste preference was and which bottles I would like. Needless to say, I have been going there for a few years now just to purchase my champagne! Every time I am there Charles teaches and talkes to me more and more about certain types of champagne, what grapes, where form, etc. Charles is the best! I wont go anyplace else ever!

Pros: The liqor store with more!

Cons: Need more locations

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I needed a bottle of wine to be sent to an executive at the home office in Chicago. I called in the morning, they made a reccomendation in my price range and delivered it the same day! Terrific job.

5
★★★★★

I needed a bottle of wine to be sent to an executive at the home office in Chicago. I called in the morning, they made a reccomendation in my price range and delivered it the same day! Terrific job.

Pros: Helpful, knowledgable and fast

Cons: none I experienced

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I pick my own wine for my wedding. This way I didn't have to work with my expensive catering company. This was soo much cheaper! Their selection of wines is superb!

5
★★★★★

I pick my own wine for my wedding. This way I didn't have to work with my expensive catering company. This was soo much cheaper! Their selection of wines is superb!

Pros: selection, quick transaction

Cons: cold warehouse, small parking lot

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No matter what you are looking for always friendly helpful people. There is a really nice man in the champagne area, will never steer you wrong. Gerard in the french area always great help finding what you need.

5
★★★★★

No matter what you are looking for always friendly helpful people. There is a really nice man in the champagne area, will never steer you wrong. Gerard in the french area always great help finding what you need.

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Booze, booze and more booze. The prices are pretty goodhere, with even better deals if you join their frequent buyer club -- and joining is free. You can't haul your own stuff out to your car because the attendants are so quick to carry it/push it for you. For a dollar tip, it saves my back when I'm buying 2-3 cases.

5
★★★★★

Booze, booze and more booze. The prices are pretty goodhere, with even better deals if you join their frequent buyer club -- and joining is free. You can't haul your own stuff out to your car because the attendants are so quick to carry it/push it for you. For a dollar tip, it saves my back when I'm buying 2-3 cases.

Pros: Gigantic selection, Big parking lot

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the best things about this place are the selection (it's ENORMOUS) and the service, which is so knowledgeable it borders on geeky. even if you have no idea what you're looking for, these guys can help you find something you'll be happy with. if only it weren't such a nightmare trying to find a parking spot. :(

5
★★★★★

the best things about this place are the selection (it's ENORMOUS) and the service, which is so knowledgeable it borders on geeky. even if you have no idea what you're looking for, these guys can help you find something you'll be happy with. if only it weren't such a nightmare trying to find a parking spot. :(

Pros: selection, service

Cons: parking hell

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I know that's not really a nice thing to say, but Sam's really is a temple to that horribly addictive liquid which we all love so. They have tastings sprinkled throughout the store, they're nearly impossible to stump both on inventory (some non-liquor stuff too) and staff knowledge. They put specialists in their sections--I was literally about to marry the one they had in the Port area, she knew so much.

5
★★★★★

I know that's not really a nice thing to say, but Sam's really is a temple to that horribly addictive liquid which we all love so. They have tastings sprinkled throughout the store, they're nearly impossible to stump both on inventory (some non-liquor stuff too) and staff knowledge. They put specialists in their sections--I was literally about to marry the one they had in the Port area, she knew so much.

Pros: selection, service

Cons: hard to find, crowded

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