Downtown Wine & Spirits

Mayor: ClarkVV (10) | Bottles: 400+
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV  (102) Allston, Massachusetts | July 30, 2015
Immense beer section sports just about everything standard and seasonal you’d want from the NE Micro scene. As far as rest of the country/world is concerned, it certainly has some rare treats (found two more burgerbraus) and has a decent belgian section (hansons oude gueuze was a pretty cheap find here). The highlight was the 3 bottles of the Newport Storm 02 they had remaining, while they also carry everything Stone produces for national distribution.

UPDATE. The prices have gone through the roof and the selection has somewhat slipped in the past 2 years. But regardless of the selection, I just cant believe how horrible the prices are. This and Martys are just gouging people.
7/29/15 update. Prices continue to be horrendous. 65 dollars for Bzart lambiek and kriekenlambik. 24 for hanssens scarenbekka kriek, ~45 for De Cam Oude Lambiek, etc...At least, if you are rich, they do have these beers available, where few other stores do.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops  (189) Epping, New Hampshire | May 12, 2013
Pretty good selection of beer however, some have been sitting for a while. The inch of dust on the bottles gives that away. Plus some winter seasonal’s where floating around in the coolers. If you grabbing higher ABV bottles you are fine, if you’re looking for local lower ABV be careful. The staff helped my buddy find a few bourbon’s he was looking for and then directed us to a place that had it because they happened to be sold out. If you’re in the area give it a shot but really nothing to go way out of your way for.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler  (274) Enfield, New Hampshire | May 11, 2013
Very nice selection Helpful staff the beer area seemed to go on forever. but nothing here mind-blowing. lots of beers had dust.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Travlr  (2486) Washington, Washington DC | September 9, 2012
Large wine store with a pretty extensive beer selection and a tasting bar in the back. Prices were mostly on the high side, but some stuff (ie 8 Wired) was reasonable enough. Only a block from Redbones, so worth a stop on the way in or out.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee  (155) Bedford, New Hampshire | June 3, 2012
We stopped in here on Saturday night on the way home from ACBF for souvenirs. Nice selection of brews available for sale tucked into the back end of the liquor store. Lots of great micro labels to the left with world offerings to the right. I was able to find some nice items to take home with me. Service seemed no existent, but I really wasn’t in need of any. Seems a bit pricy even by Boston standards. I would go back if I was in the area, but I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to shop here.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose  (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | February 22, 2012
best selection of any store in boston, but also the most expensive. $44 for drie fonteinen Schaerbeekse kriek, $6.70 for orval. popped in here the other day looking for a 2006 drie fonteinen doesjel 750ml. the great thing about this store is they had it, and probably no other store in boston did at the time, but it was $36 so i ended up scrolling past anyway. nice to know it is there though...
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
areitz  (1) Boston, Massachusetts | January 17, 2012
Best Store to buy craft beer in Cambridge/Somerville. They have hard to find beers from all Craft and imported craft suppliers. Their import section is one of the best in MA. Also, they carry a large number of artisnal spirits.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
mkgrenwel  (113) North Shore, Massachusetts | November 15, 2011
Large selection of micros in six packs as well as large format stuff. Lots of floor space dedicated to beer. Prices are decent for the area. Staff is always around to help, but not overbearing. Good bottle shop. One of my favorites around Boston.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
williamstome  (60) Somerville, Massachusetts | July 12, 2011
Great find. Great selection and knowledge staff.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere  (510) Ottawa, Ontario | April 11, 2010
An rather good store close to Redbones. Good mix of local, US and rare imports, with slightly inflated prices overall. Possibilty of buying singles. Free parking is available, which is a plus.

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