United States > New Jersey > Boonton
DiarmaidBHK (752) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | April 8, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Unlike a lot of liquor stores in New Jersey, this one doesnít hide itís beer and choke off the floor space. Iíd say about a 1/3 of the store is beer and its on the left side of the store without the bombers along the left wall and the coolers in the back. Though they stack the BMC high and deep they are also thoughtful in their beer selections with the strength being regional craft. They had a small pick-six section but the prices there, as well as the rest of beer section, were very good. I canít say the service was amazing but itís very close to 287 so itís easy to get to. Is it one of the top bottle shops in the region? No, but itís not a bad place to stop on the way to somewhereís else.
Sammy (607) Toronto, Ontario | March 5, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good selection of local and smaller brewers here, a worthwhile selection of singles, but the main business here is 6 packs. Better than some of the bigger (or formerly bigger) beer stores in this part of the state.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | April 4, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A good beer store strategically located right next to highway 287. New-Jersey is a nice state for beer shopping squeezed in-between two other nice states for beer shopping (PA, NY). In most other states this would be an amazing beer selection, but in New-Jersey this one is only slightly above average. Medium-large in size, about 75% American micros and 25% imports. All the Flying Fish, Schafly, Terrapin, some very limited Cricket Hill, etc, etc. Impersonal service, good prices. There are a few better beer stores in NJ (Oak Tree comes to mind) but for the beer geek traveling along the 287 this is a canít miss, literally next to the highway, a 1 minute detour.
PRBeer (332) Parsippany, New Jersey | January 6, 2013| Updated February 8, 2014
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Best beer store in North Jersey without a doubt. Nothing else comes close! Their "wall of beer" with laminated information cards for each beer is a great touch. The people are friendly and they are always asking if they can help you. The wine selection and prices are great too.
jtclockwork (281) , New Jersey | January 17, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great little liquor store in Boonton. Great craft beer selection. One wall across, plus a "discount" section and coolers in the back. Many beers I havenít seen anywhere else in the state.
MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | June 2, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A rather large beer selection. nice selection of regional beers hard to find elsewhere. Prices seem very fair given the location and regional beers are rightly lower priced. a great stop if you are in the area.
AirForceHops (167) Epping, New Hampshire | December 30, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
A nice selection of 750 ml and 22 oz bottles. Nice range of local beer to include a nice size cooler for cold beer to go. A very easy on - easy off from route 287. Somewhat decent prices, nothing to high or outrageous. Also a good range of styles. The staff was very friendly and two cute girls working the register. When I travel past this way to visit family, I will be stopping here again.
Beergeek23322 (135) Chesapeake, Virginia | June 24, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
In Newark for the week and went to scout out some local places and came across this one. The store is fairly large with a good selection of spirits, wine and beer. While they call everything from Bud Light and up, the craft brew selection is extensive with good representation of both foreign and domestic brews. Good selection of 22 oz and larger bottles. Most 12 oz. bottles are by the 6-pack though. The beers are sorted by country rather by style, but itís easy to browse through. Each beer have a laminated info card attached. It would be perfect if they also displayed the rating there - RateBeer of course! Staff is friendly but ultimately just there to take your money.
hophead75 (83) Largo, Florida | November 19, 2006| Updated March 13, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This is my local bottle shop. Selection has become 150 percent better over the last year or two, the new beer manager has done a very good job. Prices are also very good, for example: 4.50 for a rochefort 6 or 8, 5 for a rochefort 10. They have a nice selection of belgians, bombers, and a huge selection of six packs, although if you are used to the selection at somerville super saver or Oak Tree, you may be a bit dissapointed. Cons: no selection of singles at all. Update: This store just keeps getting better. The selection is still growing and now they seem to get all the limited release bombers and 750ís in right away. I feel lucky that I have a bottle shop like this right down the street from me.
Maxbier (75) Maryland | May 13, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent selection of craft beers, I donít live in NJ so this place is great for me; prices are 10% lower than my home state and many brands are available that are not at my home stores.
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