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TASMAC Liquor Shop


Planning A House Party This Weekend? Stock Up On Your Fave Alcohol At This Store

Anna posted on 27 October

For regulars at Express Avenue, the TASMAC Liquor Shop in the basement is well known. It’s one of the few liquor stores located in malls with a full license to sell alcohol as long as you are above the age of 21. And if you’re thinking that they won’t have anything exciting or fancy, we’re here to tell you otherwise. Granted, Old Monk and Sula wine are not available in our wonderful city, but there are alternatives and we’ve got the lowdown for you.


In the back of the store, they’ve set up two glass door refrigerators with beers – domestic and imported – so you can pick and choose from different brands. If you’re interested in more something more local, they have British Empire and the new kids on the block, Sterren and Kolt, both of which are brewed right here in our fair city. They also have the obvious choices of Kingfisher and Heineken. And if you’re interested in something imported, they have Sol {it’s a Mexican brand similar to Corona}, Hoegaarden {a Belgian beer} and sometimes their shelves even carry Leffe {another Belgian beer}.

Price: INR 150 – INR 300


Whatever your poison – white or red – they’ve got a pretty large selection of wines to choose from. We know, everyone misses drinking Sula, but fear not there’s so much more to choose from. For starters, Kingfisher has an amazing range of wines called Bohemia bottled in South Africa. They have a Chenin Blanc Chardonnay {white wine} and a South African Pinotage {red wine} which is available at the store.

There are also other imported wines like Two Oceans {also from South Africa} and Jacob’s Creek {from Australia} available. And if you’re in the celebrating mood, they even have champagne and other bubblies to choose from.

Price: INR 1,300 – INR 1,700


Most rum drinkers would prefer a glass of Old Monk, unfortunately that is impossible if you live in Chennai {for various reasons}. However, there are other options and mostly in the Bacardi range of rums. Popular these days are the flavoured Bacardi drinks and the store has them too, if not all at once, then every few days the flavours change based on demand.

Price: INR 750 – INR 850


India is a country of whisky drinkers and like any good liquor store, this one has a good selection too. You have your standard selection of McDowell’s, Royal Challenge, and Johnnie Walker {if you’re lucky}. There are also some locally made whiskies that are available, but it’s best that you do your research before buying something you’ve never heard of even if it might be cheaper than everything else on the shelf.

Price: INR 600 – INR 800

Where: Basement Level, Express Avenue Mall, Royapettah

Timings: 10.30am–9.30pm {Weekdays}, 10am–9.30pm {Weekends/Public holidays}


During festival and holiday seasons they are packed and sometimes block the entrance to the store, requiring you to make your purchases at the desk they set up at the door. Show up early during these times to make sure that you get what you’re looking for.

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TASMAC Liquor Shop

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    Express Avenue Mall, Lower Ground Floor, Royapettah, Chennai

    Liquor Stores

    TASMAC Liquor Shop