Sam the Beer Man | Binghamton, New York
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Sam the Beer Man
Exceptional based on 11 ratings
Type: Beer Store

1164 Upper Front Street
Binghamton, New York United States 13905 [ print map ]
607 724 5225



Hours: M-S 9am-9pm Sunday Noon-3pm


Mayor: dking3 (1) | Taps: 5 | Bottles: 200


Sam the Beer Man

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Bells Two Hearted Ale 100
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11 reviews for Sam the Beer Man
 Ambiance  60%
 Service  68%
 Selection  67%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  67%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic  (12) Buffalo, New York | April 15, 2012
pretty good selection in what looks to be an old gas station. Good service. Had some top notch beers like 120 minute dogfish and worldwide stout, avery, great selection of rare belgians and much more. A great find.
60
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
wchesser  (31) Denver, Colorado | April 9, 2012
Friendly staff and good selection of local stuff-Stoudts, Troegs, Clown Shoes, Southern Tier, Weyerbacher. Fair prices. Lots of other goodies too: Brooklyn Chocolate, Yeti, Green Flash.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
psark  (8) Binghamton, New York | August 11, 2010
The widest variety in the Binghamton area makes this the default beer store. The Belgian selection has increased of late, but still lacking and unimaginative when it comes to German beers (never had an Altbier, ever). Well represented in regional craft beer but under-represented when it comes to the better national craft beers (no Russian River, New Belgium, etc).
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
dagimp  (7) Philly, Pennsylvania | March 11, 2009
Just off of 81 on Upper Front Street in Binghamton, NY. They have an excellent bottle and 6 pack selection. Locals, micros and internationals. No single 12oz though, only bombers. The place is tightly packed and a little hard to move around in. Prices are excellent! I donít think you could find cheaper bottles or sixes at a grocery store. Clientelle is very varied. Students, beer geeks and townies. The guy buying Lord Chesterfield behind be stated, after seeing my purchase "You spent $54 dollars on a case of beer. You must got an expensive palate." It was actually 4 sixes and a four pack of Dogfish Palo Santo (for $14) but that should give you an idea of who shops there, the $54/case guy and the guy in the NASCAR hat.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
mike5203  (6) Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania | August 22, 2008
I love this place, I also love the NY laws that allow you to purchase a bottle, 6-pack or case in the same place. Prices are great compared to PA and there is an excellent selection.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Prostman  (1) Pennsylvania | January 23, 2008
This is a good place that I frequent. They have a good selection of beers not available in my part of PA and is close enough for a day trip with a few buddies to pass the time. Recommended if you are in the Binghamton area!
60
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths  (1270) Boulder, Colorado | July 24, 2007| Updated April 20, 2013
Decent store. No 12oz singles and they wonít break 6-packs, but they have bombers of Middle Ages, Southern Tier, Smuttynose and others that I canít find in DC/MD/PA. Worth a visit for the regional craft beer, though they do have some Belgians.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
AskForJenny  (23) Ontario, New York | May 27, 2007| Updated April 22, 2009
Stockpiles of beer everywhere. Eclectic collection: walked out with two Belgian specialties and case of PBR tall boys for Memorial Day. Good value.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes  (17) Washington DC | February 19, 2007
I too disagree with the first rating (Sammy), and agree with JFURYCAT. The prices here are not bad, and they have a moderate to decent selection. Plus, they are probably the only real bottle shop in the area for miles----my guess is the next best places would be in Ithaca or Syracuse.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
JFURYCAT  (37) East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania | September 2, 2006
I disagree with the rating below. I bought several single bottles here including Rochefort for $5, Avery Maharaja for $6 and they had singles of Thomas Hardyís 2004 available among the other beers. There was a selection of Belgian singles. Singles of Yeti were available. There was a variety of Bear Repubic bombers. I got a 12 pack sampler of Great Divide. They seem to like Middle Age brewing. They had Stone RIS a few month ago. In the back they have micros on tap and you can get growlers of beers like Arrogant Bastard, Rogue offerings and Victory offerings. The issue is you have to look because the staff are friendly but not beer geek librarian types who jump in to help direct unless you have the time to chat with them. They love beer and are good at matching your tastes but are more down to earth. The macros are here but the micros are noticeable. The prices rock!!!

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