United States > New York > Port Chester
TonyBeerdain (2) , | February 13, 2014| Updated February 14, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
A little bit dreary. Jam-packed with rows of beer to choose from. Who cares though? Itís a beer store.
Havenít found an "expired" beer yet, although I havenít even come close to trying everything there. Havenít seen any bottles coated in dust. Pretty popular place with a frequent rotation, so the risk of a stale beer is pretty low.
The guys that work there are bored as hell. They canít seem to be bothered to even say "hi" to you. When you ask if they have a beer, theyíll mumble and point in the general direction of where it is. This has been my experience; your mileage may vary. Not too important as I typically go to browse and donít want to be hounded by overzealous sales people.
At least two full, double-sided rows of American craft beer and another double-sided row of one-offs and imports (mostly Belgian).
Seems to be relatively standard. Maybe a bit on the high end but nothing ridiculous.
If you live anywhere in south-western Connecticut or lower Westchester this place is a must-try. Theyíve got a really great and varied selection. They also regularly update their BeerMenus page (http://www.beermenus.com/places/2177-port-chester-beer-distributor), which is a huge help when trying to figure out where youíre going for your next craft beer!
rumproasts (175) Grand Rapids, Michigan | December 17, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
total dive, but excellent selection. anything is available as a single. some aisles were a bit cramped, but thereís a ton of beer to be found here.
WLG423 (14) Connecticut | October 31, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great, no frills beer store. This place has really grown over the last few years with an excellent selection and the ability to mix and match any twelve ounce bottles. Pricing on the mix and match is not clear since the per bottle prices are not listed. Iíve never talked beer with any of the staff but i have been offered assistance on occasion. Their organization leaves something to be desired since they merely organize by import, domestic and 22oz bottle so finding specific styles can be a challenge.
jpt21 (3) Greenwich, Connecticut | April 24, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
Best selection around. Now many draft beers in growlers too.
msante79 (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | September 3, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting store with very solid beer selection. Lots of Captain Lawrence, Alesmith, and a ton of regional choices. Prices seem in line for area. Had some brews that were not available at some of the higher rated stores in the area. Worth a stop if in the area.
jkwood04 (65) Connecticut | June 11, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Really good beer store. Had a nice selection for the size. A good assortment of microbrews and European beers. The manager or owner or whoever I talked to knew a lot about his beers and gave good advice.
CTbeerlover (4) Connecticut | April 21, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Havenít been here since I was a kid. The selection is overwhelming and worth the trip. The staff was very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a special beer or something new this store has more than any store I have found in lower Fairfield and Westchester.
joebudzjoe (45) Connecticut | July 7, 2009| Updated July 11, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Basically a warehouse with vast selection. Only sells beer. Tons of 22 oz bottles from hard to find Midwest and West Coast beers. I purchased a Stone IPA and a Rogue and both were fresh. A no nonsense place, but not as affordable as I thought it would be.
elihapa (65) Honolulu, Hawaii | March 22, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, I stumbled across this place while returning to CT. Didnít look like much from the outside, but the selection made it worth it. To my surprise, they had three aisles full of quality brews, with heavy hitters like Stone, Goose Island, Troegs, Southampton, Brooklyn, and Allagash well represented. I picked up GIís Matilda as well as two from Captain Lawrence. A no nonsense kind of place with pretty average prices.
Cletus (233) Connecticut | May 17, 2007
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Located a mere 1/4 mile from the CT border, this place offers most regional and NYS beers. While you wonít find the limited releases here, you will find things like Stone RIS and Wagner Valley Tripple Bock. The staff are friendly but donít know beer. Periodically, they run specials where you get free glassware with purchases. What I like most about this place is its convenvience for lower CT residents since the are open and sell on Sundays and after 9PM. Not worth going out of your way for, but worth a visit if in the area.
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