United States > New Jersey > Brielle
DeputyAndy (15) Ambler, Pennsylvania | September 19, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great bottle shop in Brielle. Was my go to beer store when I lived in Belmar. Great selection and knowledgable staff who do tastings on Fridays and openly ask you if you need any help or if there is some beer youíd like to special order. As far as selection, thereís plenty to choose from. However, what you see on the shelf is pretty much what will always be there. the amount of new brews coming through here isnít as much as Iíd like to see, but to be fair this is a symptom of New Jersey bottle shops. Despite all this, there is enough on the shelves for you to mill through for a long time.
bobman006 (2) New Jersey | July 19, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
In the area, selection is only bested by Spirits in Red Bank, AFAIK. Store is modeled very nice (especially compared to the Jon Ron in Wall). Seasonal rack, new arrival rack. Saw Climax Brewing growlers on the shelf (cool). People: chill. Atmosphere: encouraging. Attitude: positive. Have always been very well attended to here.
Mountainman49 (1) | February 28, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Jonathan Ron is a great place with a wide selection of beers and wines. There beer list has room to grow in comparison to their wine selection, but I find I can obtain beers here that I canít find at other places in southern Monmouth-Northern Ocean County. The service is hospitable. I purchased a gift certificate during the holiday season and promptly lost it. Jonathan Ron saw that as NP and quickly, without complaint, voided the old and issued a new one.
dmac (35) Toms River, New Jersey | July 30, 2009| Updated June 3, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is my new go to store. I have been coming here for about two years now but within the last two months this place has made some serious improvements. First off almost everything is priced now which makes picking out bottles that much easier. The beers now are arranged by style and the beer section has grown to include an endcap with lots of new arrivals on it. They are now starting to carry craft beer kegs too. Service used to be nonexistant but it looks like a new beer lover or two have been hired and I have even been offered help on my last two trips. As for prices I have found a few bottles badly mispriced, sometimes this works in your favor othertimes not....I donít think they will have any luck moving 22oz bombers of Southampton Imperial Porter at $13.99 each but I stocked up on Ballast Point bombers when they were just $2.75 each!!!
waltv (12) brielle, New Jersey | May 5, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
great selection but very high prices. if money is not a worry this is your one stop shop for beer. griecos across the street sells kegs. six packs and cases at a much more reasonable price,although without the large selection.
willblake (81) Bel Air, Maryland | November 16, 2005| Updated January 3, 2006
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
My local, < 2 miles from home. Used to be the best w/in 5 miles and had a few rarities, but not any more. Until recently, beer was kept in great shape. Then the store underwent a renovation (still in the works) and the worst occurred - coolers. All beer is now kept ice-cold in very bright light. Bad things are happening to hoppier beers. OTOH, Iíve bought Orval which have been great, etc. This place had been my go-to but is now hit-or-miss. Selection is fairly broad with fair representation of East Coast brands incl Clipper City, Avery, UK & Belgie bottles, and a rotation of seasonals; itís 1/10 of Spirits in Red Bank, but still the place to go if youíre in Manasquan, Brielle, Brick, or Pt. Pleasant.
Staff? Most are cheerful and pleasant. However, occasionally be prepared for a bucket load of attitude taken out on you and your bottles. Iíve never been asked if I needed assistance, despite spending upwards of 15 minutes in the beer aisle on any given trip.
The store has value to me only because itís close by, and the prices are very fair, even cheap. Iím hoping that the bad beers Iíve gotten recently are not a sign of things to come. I didnít add the place myself, as itís borderline worthy of including here, especially with Spirits in Red Bank only 15 minutes away.
Update: Things are looking up, Iíve upped my score.
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