It should be noted that my rating of Stones River Total Beverages is in comparison to other stores in Murfreesboro only. Letís face it--It wouldnít be fair to compare any store in a town of 200,000 to something like Binnyís in Chicago. That being said, Stones River Total Beverages is, hands down, the BEST beer store in Murfreesboro. They have the widest selection of both "standard" and high-grav beer, and the service is great. If they donít have something you want, tell the staff, and theyíll see if they can get it for you. Theyíre friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, and they always have a beer expert on site--which isnít always the case in liquor stores.
Pretty nice store for Murfreesboro. Very cool that you can make a mixed sixer for $11 out of any thing in six packs. Have high gravity brews next door as well. What I really like was the growlers of Yazoo brews to go. Very cool little store.
Best place to get >6.2% in the Boro. Not much ambiance, just your typical mid size liquor store. The beer guy Andy is always friendly and will even hold back beers for you to pick up. They pretty much get the same beers as Frugal and Midtown in Nashville. Expect to find Belgian and European strongs, as well as domestics from Jolly Pumpkin, Victory, Terrapin, DFH, Schlafly, North Coast, Stone, etc. If you are in the area, itís worth a stop and not very far off I-24.
This is the best place I have ever been as far as beer is concerned. they have a great selection of high gravity beers and regular beers. The wine manager Andy is by far the most knowledgeable person I have talked to about beer. Very friendly staff, laid back atmosphere. I saw the comments about higher prices, but for what you get, I think itís worth it. I actually drive past another liquor store to get to Stones River.
Decent selection, but prices are a little high. You can actually save money by buying "to-go" from Liquid Smoke if you are doing the 1 bottle thing. Most people donít know you can buy like that from Liquid Smoke. :P
pstorvik (3) Tennessee | January 24, 2006| Updated April 25, 2007
The selection here is about what one would expect for our beer starved area (due to stupid Bible belt regulations...). The prices are a bit high but they donít have a lot of competition here in the íBoro. They have a good selction though, not really any less than the Nashville stores. The liquor store side with the >6% beers has a lot to learn about beer as they have their very limited selection on a shelf by the window... in the sunlight. Yes that UV rich light looks nice pouring through the bottles but what does it do to beer? Skunked. Itís bad enough that Samuel Smith insists on packaging in clear bottles but then to have their imperial porter shelved in sunlight? Please shield the beer! Otherwise the liquor side has he t single malt selection in the íBoro and a good wine selection.