I didnít visit many beer stores in the New Bedford area, this one and Cardozaís (a few minutes drive south). Somehow the lower part of Massachusetts just doesnít get the all the cool stuff that stores in the upper part of the state are getting. A slightly superior selection than Cardozaís but with less convenient hours. If you are driving from the north I recommend that you do your shopping at a store in the more central MA (Julioís being the obvious choice) and you skip all New Bedford bottle shops. But if you have no choice, this Douglas Wine location is probably your best bet. All the regular New-England releases including a few more exotic beers that I didnít see at Cardozaís. Prices were fair. For MA this beer store is average at best, but since MA has a great distribution, this is a nice beer store. Beer is not the speciality here so donít expect much assistance.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
I shop here often when I am in the area. They carry a good selection of local brews. I will occasionally find some rarer beers. But they do seem to let beers sit on the shelves I have found some beers that were more than a year old and some that are two years old. In defense of this the older beers are beers that do react well to aging. When I do get or need help the beer guy is very knowledgeable and friendly. Overall I like this store.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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halfonit (81) Fall River, Massachusetts | July 23, 2010| Updated August 28, 2011
Nothing special. Has a decent selection but the staff is what brings this place down. Not knowledgeable and almost seem as if they donít want to be there. Prices are decent though. Thatís basically what keeps this place running.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20