United States > New York > Niagara Falls
cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | May 2, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
The good: has everything you can find at Wegmans and more, with a dozen or so taps for growler fills. Huge variety, well-organized shelves, lots of refrigerated craft beer.
The bad: grisly, unwelcoming employees, dumpy location with a deserted, sketchy-looking parking lot, fulfills every stereotype of your typical cheap American liquor store (overly bright lights, dirty floor, customers smoking beside ice box out front).
A destination for its gigantic selection, just donít expect to be íwowedí by the service or aesthetics.
solidfunk (192) Washington D.C., Washington DC | May 8, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Friendly staff. I mulled over beers and wandered around for an hour and they bore with me. Has most that Wegmanís has and more, but doesnít let you split up sixers. About ten taps of growler draught when I was there. A good import section with lots of Danish and Belgian goods. Lots of imp stouts, Belgian styles. A few cheap bombers ($4) and the rest usually fall in the 7-12$ range. Filled up a backpack of beer here but unfortunately couldnít go crazy for fear of raising the wrath of Canadian customs.
Ontbeertaster (159) Ontario | May 22, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Easy to miss this place unless you know its there. Appears small from the outside. It isnt a huge store but they make good use of the space. Lots of macro large packs towards the left and back of the place. but theres coolers full of six packs and singles towards the back right in the middles theres a few shelves lined with craft seasonals and imports. Definitely worth a stop if your in the area looking for some craft brews
IPFreely (143) Sanborn, New York | June 14, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Finally, a decent beer stop in Niagara Falls! Nice selection of regional micros, and a few solid imports. Better prices than Premier Gourmet, and the ability to have growlers filled is a huge plus. Theyíll fill pretty much any growler you bring in; it doesnít have to be a Consumerís growler. My only major complaint is not being able to split up 6 packs or buy singles. Oh well. Itís definitely a solid stop.
blipp (134) Newark, New Jersey | August 11, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Not a huge selection, but very close to my house. Growler fills are a huge plus. Some bottles are available as singles but others canít be broken up. Not quite the selection available at premier but a bit cheaper.
mds (100) Toronto, Ontario | July 31, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
The closest of all of the Consumer’s locations to Toronto with a pretty solid selection.
Like others have mentioned of this chain, they don’t split up six packs, but otherwise the selection of bombers are the best you’ll see.
The import selection pales in comparison to Premier but I suppose that is to be expected.
Awesome selection of rotating growler fills is great and reasonably priced.
It’s definitely worth it to stop at one of the locations during a trip to the area.
jb (75) Rochester, New York | September 21, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not many beers, but what they had was top notch. Many anniversary beers, some Maine Beer Company stuff, and plenty of big beers. I was quite pleased. Was weird though, but six bombers and they jammed them in a cheap plastic bag. Plus no carts or carrying totes. Discouraging volume buying. Prices were okay. Service was okay, front desk guy knew his stuff.
Johnsense (71) , | May 30, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Typical beer/liquor store ambiance, though the one staff member there did know his beer. Smaller store so the selection suffers, but prices are in line with other stores in the area. Some Hoppin Frog that isnít at Premier bumps up the selection a bit. Growler fills are a plus. A bit out of the way from anything touristy but probably the best store this side of Grand Island.
matt7215 (70) Cambridge, Ontario | November 5, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
better selection, higher prices and older bottles then the wegmans right around the corner. you cant break up 6 packs like you can at wegmans. worth a stop if your in the area.
TheJester (54) Peterborough, Ontario | March 19, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A hard one to rate. Not much to look at, and the selection isnít extensive. But the ones theyíve got are well chosen, both domestic and foreign. Lotsa space in the aisles. Helpful staff. Very handy if youíre coming from Niagara Falls, Canada.
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