Great place. two long rows of american craft (esp. NY), imports. Lots of belgians, german, british etc. I got three mix&match 6 packs. I didnít ask for service help, but the lady at the counter was nice enough and good looking (extra bonus - usually older men work the bottle shops). A few growler taps, but I wasnít that interested in buying volume tonight. The place itself was a little hard to find and set back from the road. But once I got there, I was very happy with the selection. It was good for long island beer and certainly better than most places Iíve seen in eastern suffolk county. Next time, I think iíll go with a clearer idea of what I want, rather than grabbing pseudo-randomly off the shelves. Prices seemed right as well, but some of the beers where dusty. I was the only one in the store buying craft stuff.
I have to admit that I had read a lot of glowing reviews of this place and was super overhyped to visit it, but it left me feeling totally blase. This place was like a bunker and was somewhat hard to locate. The selection was solid enough, but maybe Iím spoiled where I live, because I didnít find it to be spectacular. Pretty solid selection of west coast beers though, which was impressive. Picked up an excellent bomber of Southampton Porter here along with a few other things. The service was pretty much non existent and I didnít even see the vaunted growler fill station that Iíd read so much about. All in all, a solid place but not the revelation Iíd been hoping for.
As I said with Big Z, itís a toss up who has the best selection on L.I. They have the better Import selection. But overall I canít say. Depends on what you are looking for. Service here is spotty. Sometimes excellent, sometimes lousy. Unfortunately itís too often lousy or slightly better than lousy. No question though as to whether you want to stop in here. Itís awesome. Great selection of bombers & 750ís. I never leave without finding something different. Like Big Z they seem to be able to get great stuff that no one else seems to be able to get. Prices are a bit high for my tastes, but not so bad that I donít buy something every time I am here. They have a cool growler station that rivals anyone on L.I. on a good week, but can bore you on a bad week. Make the trip. Itís worth it.
Ambience: clean, well lit, organized. Service: ok, they might help you find something. Selection: among the best Iíve seen in this region.. and the large and small growler fill up station is cool!!! Prices might be slighly higher, but itís worth the trip here.
Awesome selection- one row of imports and one of American beers. Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen (only place Iíve seen Schaerbeekse), Nogne O, Olfabrikken, Jolly Pumpkin, Southampton, Captain Lawrence, Goose Island, Bear Republic, Hair of the Dog among many many others. Small tap station (4 taps I think) thatís been slowly improving. Also offers the option of a 10 oz. growler fill, which is pretty unique. Prices are ok, can be slightly more expensive than other stores in the area (Big Zís). Anyway, youíve got to check this place out, it is awesome- lots of different beers to choose from.
Shoreline Beverages has the best beer selection anywhere on Long Island. They have a fabulous selection of micros and an amazing selection of quality imports especially with their Belgian selection. For example, where else on Long Island can you find a variety of Cantillon beers like you can find at Shoreline???....nowhere!!! I have been going here for years and have always been happy coming here. The owner Stu has always been gracious, polite and helpful to me. He is not a beer drinker but is always on the lookout for new beers to continously upgrade his already stellar selection of beer. Also, they are very generous in always giving away free glassware with beer purchases. From my many visits to Shoreline, I have amassed a great selection of glassware. Only slight negative is that Shoreline does have a growler system set up but usually the beers are not of any interest to me. Definitely needs to improve the quality of the beers(more Captain Lawrence and Southampton would be good) on the growler system but that does not take away from the great selection of bottled beers. Also, of some importance, Shoreline does have the best prices on their bottled beers compared to their local competition(Superstar and Big Z) Bottom line is that Shoreline has set the standard that other beer stores on Long Island are trying to live up.
Chapel (40) Levittown, New York | February 19, 2008| Updated October 26, 2009
Tucked away in a corner of 110. It is easy to miss if you are not looking for it as it almost looks like a warehouse from the outside. Additionally, it feels as if I was breaking some kind of rule by parking in their lot. The selection is highly decent. All the good stuff is in one aisle. SouthHampton and Weyerbacher were the big rarities to me, but they also had more common micros such as Stone and Rogue. Iíll be stopping in there again, but not often until I start to exhaust the closer locations a little more thoroughly.
Great, huge and diversified selection. Victory, Stone, Goose Island, Weyerbacher, Southampton are just a few of the US craft brews. The place is a little dirty, no big deal. The prices on some of the exports are high. $12 and change for a 750 ml of Chimay Blue?
UPDATE: Dec 23 í07
Back again, lots of new stuff. Troegs, Alesmith Holiday Yulesmith, Hair of the Dog to name a few. Stu, the owner took off an extra $5 from the bill after I used a coupon for $5, plus free glasses all around. The staff was helpful as well. This place is definitely a must visit if youíre in the area. I bumped the service and overall ratings on this past re-rate.
Back again: Nov 22 "08
Stuís got Mikkellers, and quite a few more American craft brews like Smuttynose Big IPA and Arcadia Cereal Killer. I made the mistake of skipping over his tap beers. Heís usually got some good ones like a Southampton or a Blue Point, but I forgot to check out what he had this time. Still the place to beat in the area.
9/27/09: Found some really rare stuff this time: Nogne, Dark Horizon 2nd edition, Alesmith IPA. I only bought 6 bombers and Stu still gave me a nice Chimay glass.
6/18/10: More new stuff on the shelves like Nebraska, The Bruery, Ballast Point, Pretty Things, and Brewdog. My brother and I got a couple of nice Southampton T-shirts from Stu along with a pair of Stella glasses. Still a great place and it seems heís got the best prices around now.
Update: 5/24/15, Still the best show in the region. Good prices and great selection. Stuís got some really hard to find and unusual beers on his shelves, which is why his selection rating is now up to 15 from me
Ok, this place is great. I went on recent trip to Long Island and found a pretty killer selection. Canít vouch for the prices because I donít really know the averages, but this place is great. Check it out if you are nearby.
I have been going to Shoreline since the early 80ís when it was in Huntington Village and owned by an older gentleman whose pictures with Ali and Namath are still behind the counter as trophies of another era. I appreciate Shoreline Beverage as it supports my historical societyís need for kegs and soda with a vast amount of choices and quality service. I also like the storeís ability to get special items as well as it is easy for me to get in and out of.