United States > Connecticut > Southington
Pisthetaerus (2) , | December 6, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice selection, helpful staff, but consistently more expensive than other stores in the area. I’ve also heard talk of them hoarding popular releases for "valued customers." The inability to mix a six is pretty disappointing too.
jkwood04 (65) Connecticut | March 23, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice selection. Terrible prices, especially on limited stuff ($13 for a bottle of 120 minute IPA, $60 for a bottle of bourbon that should be $45, etc.). There’s a place down the road that charges much less. However, their selection is good for CT, and some of the people who work there are really nice and helpful.
puboflyons (127) Allenstown, New Hampshire | November 19, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
This store has a decent selection of import and and crafts. Most of these are along a long beer row to the left hand side of the store. There are several coolers on the back wall where you can grab bomber bottles and six-packs but you cannot mix and match. The inability to mix and match is always a black mark as far as I am concerned. There were, however, several ready-made multi-packs so you would have to take what they pack in them. The pricves were moderate although the staff were friendly and made an effort to help me out.
beerfest5 (92) Cloneen, Ireland | May 22, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
one of the best in CT. LARGE liquor store roght off Queen St in Southington. A large selection of imports and craft beers, never had a truly amazing find or anything like that, but if its for sale in CT, it will be here no doubt about it.
Ernesto987 (104) Arizona | May 10, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
solid place for CT, tons of stillwater and good belgian assortment for what we can get in ct. Def in the top 5 stores in the state. Too bad for CT liquor taxes so high microbrews can’t afford to distribute to CT. Mass has just twice as many breweries distributing. Knowledgeable people though, Def a place to check out
JJAlexander (2) Southington, Connecticut | December 17, 2010
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Superb ever-growing selection, firendly and extremely knowledgeable staff (that includes myself) and always willing to give each customer the best value for their shopping dollar.
rocbyter (61) Waterbury, Connecticut | September 14, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great selection for Connecticut. One of the best in the state. Found many that I have been searching for. Staff was friendly, outgoing, and knowledgeable. Prices are good for the area also.
ToeNee11 (5) Connecticut | January 28, 2010
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I agree with Elihapa... definitely a MUST visit. Being from the Southington/Plainville area, I am absolutely spoiled by having such a vast selection nearby. Only problem is that I don’t have the funds necessarily to try all that they have to offer.
Their beer manager, Bill, is very knowledgeable and obviously take pride in his selection. Ask him and his crew what’s new on the shelves or what’s worth trying... Some highlights that they offer... Stone Brewing Co, Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet, Great Divide, and Lagunitas just to name a few...
bobaidan (3) Southington, Connecticut | February 10, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Good location and a great selection of beers from around the globe. The beer manager (Matt ?) is very knowledgeable and friendly making every trip worth while.
The selection is only limited by CT’s arcane distribution laws.
elihapa (65) Honolulu, Hawaii | December 8, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Located in central CT not 20 minutes from Hartford or Middletown, Southingtons vast beer selection should entice anyone coming through the area. They have a beer manager who is very familiar with quality craft beer, and the job he has done at Southington is highly commendable. It took me a good half hour to go through their entire selection, mostly because there were both domestics and imports that I had never seen before. If you are in CT and looking for De Dolle, Bernardus, Rochefort, J.W. Lees, rare Allagash, and all the other good stuff from NE, this should be a necessary stop.
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