Large wine store with a pretty extensive beer selection and a tasting bar in the back. Prices were mostly on the high side, but some stuff (ie 8 Wired) was reasonable enough. Only a block from Redbones, so worth a stop on the way in or out.
Broad selection, typical of many excellent Massachusetts stores. Clean displays, supposedly great service when the owner is there, but we went a sunday and he was not. 2 blocks away from redbones, so you can hit 2 excellent spots within 5 minutes, this is hard to beat. I didn’t find the prices to be so excessive, cheaper than Half Time I believe. Interesting beers seen there feb 2005: Burton baton, most bottled midnight sun, goliath, de proef KO, all blaugies, st lamvinus 40$, vast eastern european selection, lots of avery, stone, rogue, bear republic. Lots of competition in MA, but this is a great store.
phaleslu (581) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 3, 2010| Updated October 8, 2012
Stopped in here after dinner in Davis Square; this place is about 2 blocks from the square. Beer selection is in the back aisle (foreign) and back left corner (domestic). Nice range of foreign stuff, good regionals (McNeil’s, Ipswitch, Pretty Things, Nantucket, Southampton, Brooklyn, Smuttynose, and so on), and some surprises from elsewhere. I didn’t expect to see 6 different Bruery beers, Avery Black Tot, and a few other things along those lines. Looks like a regular liquor store upon entry, but there is some cool stuff here and I recommend it if you’re in the area. Prices are higher than what I pay in the Cincinnati area, but that might have to do with the higher cost of living or local laws.
Located in the lively part of Cambridge surrounded by restaurants and pubs. Only 2 minute walk from the classic RedBones beer bar. Parking in this lively area can be a problem. Looks like a nice liquor/beer store from the outside. Inside only about 20% is dedicated to beer and that little 20% is rather disorganized. I found the American selection somewhat lacklustre compared to the good beer stores in Boston on the other side of the river. Good Belgian and English selection though. All a all this is a pretty decent beer store for a Cambridge local. But for the beer tourist moving around the Boston metropolitan area this is not really worth it. Better options in Boston.
Quite simply, a great beer store - I discovered many regional brews I have never seen in other area store (some of which I’ve never even heard of), and scored some hard to find belgian stuff (that I also haven’t seen at other stores) such as oud beersel framboise - the tatooed kid behind the counter seemed to know his stuff - I went in expecting outrageous prices, but I wasn’t really shocked by anything, and some prices were even quite a deal (5.49 for Nogne O Imperial Stout) - this place is better than Charles Street Liquors, and has a better belgian and other import selection than Julio’s - this may become my only essential stop for beer when in town.
Stopped in briefly on a Sunday night in June, had a quick look around and bought just a couple of rarities/stuff I couldn’t find in Vermont. They seem to be up on all the new, hot stuff (Great Divide, Triticus, Uerige Doppelsticke) and have an excellent selection of area micros. Much space given over to refrigeration, though most of the Belgians and scarcer, more interesting British and German beers are on the shelves in the bright lights. Nicely laid out, rather upscale looking, with prices that seem just a bit high to me, though I have to admit that I don’t know the Boston beer store market very well. Still, with a location just down the street from Redbones, it’s a must and I’ll spend more time here next trip I make to beantown.
Standard beer store appearance. A decent selection, but a little scattered and disorganized. There were boxes and bottles all over the place. The help was busy drinking wine and ordering Bud Light when I was spending time browsing. Some real rarities, good Belgian selection, and decent local and regional offerings. Prices were a touch high (what isn’t pricey in Mass?).
best selection of any store in boston, but also the most expensive. $44 for drie fonteinen Schaerbeekse kriek, $6.70 for orval. popped in here the other day looking for a 2006 drie fonteinen doesjel 750ml. the great thing about this store is they had it, and probably no other store in boston did at the time, but it was $36 so i ended up scrolling past anyway. nice to know it is there though...