Stop by anytime this holiday weekend, spend 50$ you will receive 10% off your craft beer purchase and free gift when you mention Chicago Beer Geeks.
You know how it is, as craft beer lovers will have our spot that like to hit to find awesome beer. You often run into your friends there, and end up blowing your weekly booze budget..quick. Sometimes its your local Binnys, they seem to be everywhere. Then there is your secret location, the spot you go, but keep it low key. Its that gem that on the surface doesn’t seem like they have a wicked beer selection, then you walk in and have a serious WTF moment over their inventory. Capone’s Liquors in Avondale is that place for me.
Owners Freddy & Swiss are Chicagoans that love that craft beer. As 2nd generation business owners they understand the importance of relationships. Many customers, myself included enjoy how easy they are to talk to. More importantly they always have a nice selection. Recently over burgers at Kumas (The Goat Snake paired w Greenbush Anger Black IPA…boom!) Freddy and I discussed his store and his philosophy on business. 10 years ago they weren’t as craft beer centric as they are now. Being someone who loves good beer and good food, Freddy made the decision to put an emphasis on the types of beers he enjoyed drinking. Whats cool about Capone’s is that you can find a coolers of all the familiar macro brands, next to a cooler filled with local craft beers. On a personal note I think its important not to alienate those who choose beers we would not drink. One way to grow the craft beer revolution is to have awesome regional alternatives next to those brands.
I dig this place. You can find all the local breweries here including many of the Pipeworks releases.
Capone’s has over 500 bottles, 300 craft beers Including Juliet, Gumballhead, Sucaba!!!!! and Ginger Twin from Half Acre. Stop by anytime this holiday weekend, spend 50$ you will receive 10% off your craft beer purchase and free gift when you mention Chicago Beer Geeks.
Capone’s Food & Liquor is located and 3678 N. Elston (773) 583-0240
*photos courtesy of Mark Skala