Used to visit here quite often. Good selection of six packs and singles. From time to time a few bottles of wonderfully rare beers get stored in the back. (Maine Beer Company’s Dinner, etc.) So make good friends with the beer guy.
Selections are decent with most local rare brews and a few others from outside the state from time to time.
The beer guy is helpful without being pushy and the prices are usually not over priced above market.
This is a damn fine liquor store right here. Awesome selection of domestic local beers with a few special picks from abroad. It’s more wine-centered I suppose but a traveller will have the difficulty of choice here. Very easy location when staying at the Sheraton.
limited but solid selection. more of wine and liquor store than beer store. on busy newbury street. not great reason to seek out store in itself, but if happen to be in the area could be worth a pop in.
Small downstairs place not far from Hynes Convention Center. More wine than beer, but they do have a decent selection of craft beers in the back, including stuff in fridges. I asked for special release stuff and was given a bottle of Lunch... not bad. Friendly staff.
Small place in a basement on Newbury. More wine than beer. Much smaller range than Charles Street LIquors but they did have a couple of things that Charles Street didn’t (can’t remember what now). However, as we were staying very close to Charles Street liquors, I only went here once so i don’t know what their rotation is like. Not cheap but this is Boston, and an expensive part of Boston at that.
Basement location in the middle of busy Newbury Street. Mostly wine here as well with a ratio of maybe 85-15 in favor of wine. Several coolers in the back with a few smaller shelves as well. Selection definitely seemed on the higher side to me with Cascade, some nice Belgians, North Coast Old Raspy XIII, Jolly Pumpkin, etc. I was happy to find a bottle of Cazeau Saison and be on my way. Hard parking of course for the location and prices again a little on the higher side, but not really for downtown Boston.
Located in a busy lively street of Boston with many restaurants and shopping. This little basement store is hard to spot and you can forget about parking during busy hours. The store is small so it is missing a lot of stuff that can be found in larger Boston stores but the limited selection is interesting. For instance I picked up some Cascade Kriek and Ithaca Brute. They had some Bruery, Lost Abbey, Jolly Pumpkins and a decent selection of classic Belgians (Rulles, De Dolle, etc.). Most beer are kept in two double-door fridge in the back so your beer should be in good shape. Prices are decent for the area, cheaper than the larger Charles Street Liquors not far from there. Again, just like most places (bars/stores) in this area this is not worth making a big detour but if you have a hotel downtown you must hit this store. The selection was limited but I picked-up some stuff there (such as Ithaca Brute) that were not at Charles Street Liquors. The 11pm closing time is also very convenient.
Great service, convenient & cute location, but somewhat limited as far as craft beer selection. In fact that was my only negative was that the craft beer selection was quite limited and omitted several very popular breweries (such as Founder’s), among others. Employees did not seem knowledgeable about craft beer, did not know about several popular names, and politely informed me that if I don’t see it then they don’t carry it.
Prices were reasonable given the area. For wine and spirits it wasn’t too bad either. I just wish they had more craft beer.