radarsock (43) Massachusetts | June 7, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Has the largest selection of craft beer, spirits, and wine in Payson by far, but that isnít really saying much. The two older folks, a supposedly married couple who have a pension for mumbling, running the establishment seemingly have no idea what theyíre doing (you ask them if they have stored simple things, such as Jolly Pumpkin, Shipwreck or Makerís Mark, and it becomes plainly obvious they know of no brand names save for Bud Light and possibly Jim Beam). Big enough space but it could be used a lot more effectively. They host wine tastings four times every month in the back of the building which is an idea more liquor stores should be catching onto. All in all, I see potential here however I donít see them applying it to the future.
Also, the taxation in small towns, especially Payson, is ludicrous. I only wished the service, atmosphere, and selection was good enough to stick around, sadly all of those could definitely be improved. Payson is an older-folks community, one the has many a resident frequently going to church. Itís no surprise The Beverage Place is as mediocre as it is.