Visited right before closing on a Wednesday night. Service was friendly and helpful right away. Wholesale warehouse feel, beer in a cooler along one wall, area of singles up front, 6 or so taps at a growler fill station. There is also a long rack of beers warm in the middle (though the place was like 55 degrees, so warm is relative). Good spot, though seemed a touch light on local NY/NJ beers.
After a trip out to Southampton we stopped in here en route to home. It was a hot and humid day and the large open warehouse style door hinted that it was not going to get much cooler inside. It didn’t. The layout really looks like you’ve walked into a wholesale warehouse that decided to change over and offer single bottles and growler fills. Great selection of stuff, including some tougher to find things. Picked up a bunch of harder to come by Mikkeller bottles (single barrel treatments of Black Hole, and some others). A good selection from the growing new importer 12%, and a whole lot more. The one employee who I saw was quite helpful and great to chat beer with. Left happily with a reasonably priced amount of beer that I can’t get at home just a couple hours north.
[Re-rate - when I lived on Long Island, I used to shop here all the time - it’s been about three years since I last came to visit, and this place has really gone downhill - it’s just a shadow of its former self - very limited local selection, much fewer imports than it used to have - much less shelf space than it used to have - a lot of other area stores are now much better - the superstar stores in Huntington and bay port, for example, are now far superior - a damn shame] I’ve got to echo the other raters here this place is great - the 50% off table and mix-a-six (which is pretty much the size of most normal store’s entire beer selection) alone are worth a stop - the owner wasn’t in on my visit, but the guy working was super helpful, and energetic none-the-less - the import selection has a way to go to compare to Shoreline, but as far as American micros, they have pretty much everything they can possibly get - he seems to have more shelving than he has beer, so I hope he’s looking to fill that shelving - their e-mail list with weekly updates sounds promising - I was impressed, and will probably keep coming back here - hell, once their growler station is running I’ll probably come here over any other store on the Island.
Best beer store in Huntington (closely tailed by Shoreline). Great prices compared to other stores in the area, very good American micro section (Green Flash, Alesmith, Captain Lawrence, Goose Island, Hair of the Dog, Southern Tier, and tons of others), growlers (5 taps: usually 1 Smuttynose, 1 Six Point, and occassionally Southampton, Captain Lawrence, Allagash, Sly Fox), and the mix-a-6 section has tons of beers to choose from. The owner, Mark, is very friendly and very open to suggestions. He is very pro-active in bringing new beers to LI. New beers are always coming in, so it’s worth a visit every now and then. The tap station is definitely something to check out. For imports, it’s better to go to Shoreline, but you’ve gotta check this place out anyway.
I too will exalt the owner’s service and friendliness. This place is much more spacious than almost any beverage place on LI. The selection is on par with the other good shops, maybe at the moment a step below Shoreline but cleaner and less old stock. Prices are usually about a dollar more than usual (still on par with the other LI stores). However, they have a constantly changing mix-a-6 for 10 bucks that often includes beers that are worth a lot more than that. Also, they seems to want to reduce old stock by having sales (50% off). Special brands include Captain Lawrence and Alesmith, gets stuff as fast if not faster than the other stores. I really see no reason why this wont soon become my only stop in LI for out of town beer.
Visited in November 2011. Unassuming looking place, actually not the most aesthetically pleasing inside, but it’s a beer store so who cares. Very friendly and helpful staff that all seem to know their stuff. Great selection of bottles, Cascade Kriek, Cigar City, Founders, etc. and some nice growlers to be had. I found Spider Bite’s First Bite there on tap which had to have been right after they opened because none of their beers had even been listed here at that point. Great store, worth going out of your way for
I used to visit this place 9 or 10 years ago when it was under different ownership and it was the best place to get beer on LI at that time. Over the years it deteriorated and I stopped going. The place is under new ownership now and Mark is super enthusiastic about beer. I’ve been there several times now and he’s always bringing in new beers and seems genuinely interested in talking about beer. He recently installed new storage shelves and the place is spacious compared to most beverage stores. I especially like his pick-a-six section for $9.95. Often times I don’t want a to buy a six pack just to try a beer, and this is a great alternative. This is now one of the two bottle shops I routinely visit, the other being Dave’s in Bellport, who is another great guy to talk beer with.
This place has one of the best selections on L.I., and easily has the best service! Mark is very emphatic, knowledgeable, and helpful. I had a long and informative conversation with him from both the craft beer loving, and business aspect of beer. He gets some cool stuff that I haven’t seen anywhere else on the Island, and he’s always very interested in finding what you want. Mark is a great guy and aspires to provide the best beerstore. Great place! (If I can give a 20-out-of-10 for service, I would!)
Great place. Lots of different and hard to find styles. The proprietor is awesome. He is very knowledgable and enthusiastic about beer. This place frequently hosts beer tastings, and there are growler stations. Wide selection of beers I don’t often see. And, I get e-mails with upcomong events. I wish this place was a little closer to my house.
Good store for Long Island. Have a bunch of hard to finds and rare stuff, and a great 12 taps (all barrier brews when I went), plus the regular craft lineups a bit weaker on imports. It’s got the warehouse feel and was full of craft beerians. Got some bottles of stuff I’ve been meaning to try and some things I wasn’t. Store and products are obviously well maintained.