Downtown Wine & Spirits | Somerville, Massachusetts
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Downtown Wine & Spirits
Good based on 33 ratings
Type: Beer Store

225 Elm St
Somerville, Massachusetts United States 02144 [ print map ]
617 625 7777

downtownwineandspirits.com

Hours: 9AM - 11PM Mon-Sat, 12PM-11PM Sun


Mayor: ClarkVV (9) | Bottles: 400+


Downtown Wine & Spirits

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Beer Available At Downtown Wine & Spirits (arranged by most recent)
Green Flash Road Warrior 98, Stillwater Why Canít IBU? 94, Maine Beer MO 99, Stillwater Cellar Door 97, Stillwater íA Saison Darklyí 93, Stillwater of Love & Regret 94, Evil Twin Hop Flood 96, Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout 99, Stillwater / Brewerís Art Dťbutante 94, Stillwater Classique 93, Stone Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale 93, Port Brewing Hop 15 100, Port Brewing Hot Rocks Lager 93, Oude Quetsche Tilquin ŗ líAncienne 100, De la Senne Crushable Saison 98, Dupont BiolťgŤre 83, Cisco Monomoy Kriek 99, Maine Beer Lunch 100, Jackís Abby Vanilla Bean Barrel Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter 99, Baxter On The Count Of 3 69
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33 reviews for Downtown Wine & Spirits
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  70%
 Selection  82%
 Food N/A 
 Value  54%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  81%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr  (1656) Washington, Washington DC | September 9, 2012
Large wine store with a pretty extensive beer selection and a tasting bar in the back. Prices were mostly on the high side, but some stuff (ie 8 Wired) was reasonable enough. Only a block from Redbones, so worth a stop on the way in or out.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | March 7, 2005
Broad selection, typical of many excellent Massachusetts stores. Clean displays, supposedly great service when the owner is there, but we went a sunday and he was not. 2 blocks away from redbones, so you can hit 2 excellent spots within 5 minutes, this is hard to beat. I didnít find the prices to be so excessive, cheaper than Half Time I believe. Interesting beers seen there feb 2005: Burton baton, most bottled midnight sun, goliath, de proef KO, all blaugies, st lamvinus 40$, vast eastern european selection, lots of avery, stone, rogue, bear republic. Lots of competition in MA, but this is a great store.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere  (451) Ottawa, Ontario | April 11, 2010
An rather good store close to Redbones. Good mix of local, US and rare imports, with slightly inflated prices overall. Possibilty of buying singles. Free parking is available, which is a plus.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (427) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 3, 2010| Updated October 8, 2012
Stopped in here after dinner in Davis Square; this place is about 2 blocks from the square. Beer selection is in the back aisle (foreign) and back left corner (domestic). Nice range of foreign stuff, good regionals (McNeilís, Ipswitch, Pretty Things, Nantucket, Southampton, Brooklyn, Smuttynose, and so on), and some surprises from elsewhere. I didnít expect to see 6 different Bruery beers, Avery Black Tot, and a few other things along those lines. Looks like a regular liquor store upon entry, but there is some cool stuff here and I recommend it if youíre in the area. Prices are higher than what I pay in the Cincinnati area, but that might have to do with the higher cost of living or local laws.
60
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 16, 2010
Located in the lively part of Cambridge surrounded by restaurants and pubs. Only 2 minute walk from the classic RedBones beer bar. Parking in this lively area can be a problem. Looks like a nice liquor/beer store from the outside. Inside only about 20% is dedicated to beer and that little 20% is rather disorganized. I found the American selection somewhat lacklustre compared to the good beer stores in Boston on the other side of the river. Good Belgian and English selection though. All a all this is a pretty decent beer store for a Cambridge local. But for the beer tourist moving around the Boston metropolitan area this is not really worth it. Better options in Boston.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
notalush  (340) Denver, Colorado | June 2, 2007
Quite simply, a great beer store - I discovered many regional brews I have never seen in other area store (some of which Iíve never even heard of), and scored some hard to find belgian stuff (that I also havenít seen at other stores) such as oud beersel framboise - the tatooed kid behind the counter seemed to know his stuff - I went in expecting outrageous prices, but I wasnít really shocked by anything, and some prices were even quite a deal (5.49 for Nogne O Imperial Stout) - this place is better than Charles Street Liquors, and has a better belgian and other import selection than Julioís - this may become my only essential stop for beer when in town.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau  (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | May 15, 2008
Standard beer store appearance. A decent selection, but a little scattered and disorganized. There were boxes and bottles all over the place. The help was busy drinking wine and ordering Bud Light when I was spending time browsing. Some real rarities, good Belgian selection, and decent local and regional offerings. Prices were a touch high (what isnít pricey in Mass?).
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | November 21, 2005
Stopped in briefly on a Sunday night in June, had a quick look around and bought just a couple of rarities/stuff I couldnít find in Vermont. They seem to be up on all the new, hot stuff (Great Divide, Triticus, Uerige Doppelsticke) and have an excellent selection of area micros. Much space given over to refrigeration, though most of the Belgians and scarcer, more interesting British and German beers are on the shelves in the bright lights. Nicely laid out, rather upscale looking, with prices that seem just a bit high to me, though I have to admit that I donít know the Boston beer store market very well. Still, with a location just down the street from Redbones, itís a must and Iíll spend more time here next trip I make to beantown.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose  (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | February 22, 2012
best selection of any store in boston, but also the most expensive. $44 for drie fonteinen Schaerbeekse kriek, $6.70 for orval. popped in here the other day looking for a 2006 drie fonteinen doesjel 750ml. the great thing about this store is they had it, and probably no other store in boston did at the time, but it was $36 so i ended up scrolling past anyway. nice to know it is there though...
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson  (200) Enfield, New Hampshire | May 11, 2013
Very nice selection Helpful staff the beer area seemed to go on forever. but nothing here mind-blowing. lots of beers had dust.

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