United States > New Jersey > Boonton
duganc (2) , New Jersey | September 27, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Thew best selection Iíve found in North Jersey. Helpful staff too.
DandyWolfFloyd (41) Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania | April 20, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Ambiance - itís a liquor / beer store, kind of basic. The area is nice, feel very safe.
Service - greeted right as I walked in the door. I got helpful assistance made me feel good. Also, the lady at the counter alerted me to the fact that I qualified for a discount, I wasnít aware of, made me very happy. The selection isnít massive, but a lot different than where Iíve been going, so itís kind of exciting. I wasnít aware of any food items. The value was very good I thought. If Iím ever in the area, Iíd go there again.
Sammy (579) Toronto, Ontario | March 5, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good selection of local and smaller brewers here, a worthwhile selection of singles, but the main business here is 6 packs. Better than some of the bigger (or formerly bigger) beer stores in this part of the state.
jtclockwork (246) , New Jersey | January 17, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great little liquor store in Boonton. Great craft beer selection. One wall across, plus a "discount" section and coolers in the back. Many beers I havenít seen anywhere else in the state.
bolthead101 (1) Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania | October 9, 2013
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Beergeek23322 (125) Chesapeake, Virginia | June 24, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
In Newark for the week and went to scout out some local places and came across this one. The store is fairly large with a good selection of spirits, wine and beer. While they call everything from Bud Light and up, the craft brew selection is extensive with good representation of both foreign and domestic brews. Good selection of 22 oz and larger bottles. Most 12 oz. bottles are by the 6-pack though. The beers are sorted by country rather by style, but itís easy to browse through. Each beer have a laminated info card attached. It would be perfect if they also displayed the rating there - RateBeer of course! Staff is friendly but ultimately just there to take your money.
Kamila (10) Lincoln Park, New Jersey | June 14, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great store to check out if youíve never been here. I stop in almost every week to stock up on craft beer. They have a really great selection and most of the time have what Iím looking for. Iíve asked the staff questions before about certain beers and sometimes they donít know the answer, but thatís pretty rare. This is my go-to store for rare beers. I always call in advance before a special release and they will let me know what day and time theyíll be releasing the beer, and itís usually first come, first serve. I definitely recommend any beer lover to go here.
DiarmaidBHK (744) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | April 8, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Unlike a lot of liquor stores in New Jersey, this one doesnít hide itís beer and choke off the floor space. Iíd say about a 1/3 of the store is beer and its on the left side of the store without the bombers along the left wall and the coolers in the back. Though they stack the BMC high and deep they are also thoughtful in their beer selections with the strength being regional craft. They had a small pick-six section but the prices there, as well as the rest of beer section, were very good. I canít say the service was amazing but itís very close to 287 so itís easy to get to. Is it one of the top bottle shops in the region? No, but itís not a bad place to stop on the way to somewhereís else.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | April 4, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A good beer store strategically located right next to highway 287. New-Jersey is a nice state for beer shopping squeezed in-between two other nice states for beer shopping (PA, NY). In most other states this would be an amazing beer selection, but in New-Jersey this one is only slightly above average. Medium-large in size, about 75% American micros and 25% imports. All the Flying Fish, Schafly, Terrapin, some very limited Cricket Hill, etc, etc. Impersonal service, good prices. There are a few better beer stores in NJ (Oak Tree comes to mind) but for the beer geek traveling along the 287 this is a canít miss, literally next to the highway, a 1 minute detour.
weissch (1) Mamaroneck, New York | January 17, 2013
30 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 2/20
Good beer selection...itís a shame I had the worst customer service experience here of any craft beer store I have ever visited. Iím a 23-year-old beer enthusiast and touring musician, and I actively search out the good stores in every town we come through on tour. Iíve stopped at the Liquor Outlet in Boonton several times before, but due to the rudeness with which I was treated by their staff today, they have lost my business forever.
This time, some members of my band were under the age of 21 -- but seeing as I was the only one interested in craft beer anyway, they didnít mind waiting in the van while I perused the selection in Liquor Outlet for my personal consumption. After about 30 minutes of scrutinizing the Belgian section, I finally selected three rare bottles which I had never seen before. When I brought them up to the front to check out, they asked to see the IDs of the other 3 guys waiting in my van. When I explained that they were underage but this purchase was for my private enjoyment, I received accusing looks and an apathetic response from each of the two cashiers and the manager. Definitely could have done without that. Of course, Iíve heard of this store policy before...but could they have said something before I wasted 30 minutes examining their stock? And I would have understood the suspicion if I was purchasing three 1.75 liter bottles of low-quality hard liquor, but three bombers of rare/expensive craft beer? Seriously??
I was treated like a lying, conniving miscreant instead of the loyal, enthusiastic customer I truly was. I understand they are trying to be a responsible liquor retailer, but their execution of this policy today was nothing short of disrespectful and insulting.
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