willblake (81) Bel Air, Maryland | April 11, 2008| Updated May 3, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This is a sister store to the Red Bank Spirits (Newman Springs Rd) and Middletown Spirits (rt 35, Iíll get around to listing that one soon). Thank Bob the beer guy from Red Bank Spirits for the spacious layout and initial selection found in this store. I agree that it is overtaking Ocean W&S and Iím now making a stop here on my way to grocery shopping at Wegmanís (which is attached to Ocean W&S). Still no íwowí beers on the shelves, but boy do they have the room to load this store to the hilt with every beer imaginable if the place ever gets the traffic to support it. Unfortunately, since itís about a mile off the highway down Sunset ave, it seems unlikely to succeed. I hope not. Oh, and they have a selection of groceries, some of the regular corner store type stuff, and some gourmet stuff, including organic and vegetarian foods. This is not the place to go if youíre in from out of town, in that case go to Red Bank if you can, but otherwise itís worth a stop and with good prices itís worth a regular visit.
cryfreedmb (12) Ocean, New Jersey | November 23, 2007| Updated April 2, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Just opened last week (11/14/07). Once a Foodtown, Spirits bought the place and turned it into a HUGE warehouse style liquior store. Excellent selection of beer and wine. Beats out both two other big local liquior stores. My favorite was the shelf of some what rare brews. And best of all are the prices. $7 a six pack for Brooklyn and Weyerbacker. $11.99 for a 12 of Sam Adams all styles. Check it out. 4/2: Starting to over take Ocean Wine and Spirts in the beer department. Better selection overall, more singles and better prices.