There is a strange duality about this place, since the prices can be hit or miss, the service is nothing special, the place is rather dumpy, and the beer department is totally unorganized. However, it’s also easy to find, and the selection of styles and brewers is well above average, with a standout Belgian selection and an aged/vintage selection that rivals anywhere I’ve ever been. Good whiskey selection too. Weird joint.
I’ve been making trips to North Joisey for my full-time job recently and decided to check out Super Saver over OakTree for a change. One thing is for sure, Super Saver is easily accessible from Routes 202, 206, 287. Big liquor store with some good deals on wine and spirits. As for the beer I thought there was a great selection and good prices. Vintage beers are marked with dates and reasonably priced as well. When I was there service was just a cashier and a guy stocking wine. It did not stop me from purchasing some hard to find beers at good prices. My next trip to North Joisey will have me stopping at Super Saver on the way up and possibly OakTree on the return drive.
BrianK (1) Livingston, New Jersey | March 25, 2008
This store has done an about face into a great store. More shelving took what used to be a disaster of cases stacked everywhere and turned it into something you can look at. Howie the beer manager really knows his inventory and he has no problem with climbing up onto the shelves to get something or even to check if he has something. If you need help, ask for him. Nice selection of belgians including nice vintages. Check this store out.
I had to travel to PA and saw this place listed as Essential and decided to make a stop. The store is a large space with the beers kept at the far right of the store in two long aisles. The aisle with imports and micros is a freaking nightmare. What a mess! There are singles on the left side of the aisle with a terrific selection. I saw beers there I haven’t come across any place else. I picked up several vintage bottles including a 1996 JW Lees and a four pack of 2004 Thomas Hardy among several others. The right side of the aisle has six-packs and is in horrid shape. Stuff strewn all about. It was difficult to reach some of the items on the shelves with all the cases and six packs piled in front. In addition, most of the beers had no price listed. When I asked for help, the person who helped me said he didn’t know much about beers, only where the bottles were on the shelves. This place has the potential to be a superb store, and looking at some of the older reviews, it looks like it once was. The selection is the best I have ever seen, but it needs better organizing and they need some knowlegable staff.
This is is GREAT, the guys here are working on organizing this mess, I found ALOT of Vintage bottles which I thought would not be found,
CHEERS goes out to Howard!!.. Keep going Howard you were handed a HUGE mess and Your getting it cleaned up!!
they have a lot of beer. the folks try to help out and they are engaging. they sell singles but at inflated prices. the place is somewhat disorganized. i didn’t like paying $2.49 for a single when you are selling the six for $7.49. but i did end up buying quite a few different bottles.
gasik (1) Flemington,, New Jersey | September 21, 2007
Dirty and disorganized. Don’t trip while shopping here. Prices and selection are good (both beer and wine). Not recommended for those unwilling to roll-up their sleves and do some digging.
JB175 (43) Bucks County, Pennsylvania | February 11, 2007
A very accessible place from major highways, Super saver has a pretty nice selection of domestic micros and imports, plus a nice amount of vintage brews. I can’t say how this was back in the day, but the selection is still pretty good especially for us PA folks. Prices on most 4 and 6 packs are not much more per beer than buying entire cases in PA. Staff was pretty good, but there were so many boxes stacked up in the beer aisle that I nearly broke a few bottles. Worth the trip based on overall price and selection.
AlB (2) Hillsborough, New Jersey | December 30, 2006
I had been going here almost every week forever........Well, I’m sorry to say my past favorite beer store is gone downhill (apparently under new ownership). Disorganized, messy, and rude. Nothing new for beer and in dissarray (I heard they fired their Beer Manager for not rotating stock). Actually, he had a vintage beer section - they were all barleywines.
Found some of those lost beers on the floor next to bud light - 4 cases of Westveltleren 8!!!! THEY WOULDN"T sell me any. Not a bottle. Rude bastards too.
My advice - go to OAKTREE in S. Plainfield NJ, the new best place for great brews, excellent + friendly folks.
Best beer store ever (well at least best store I have ever been to). I have only been here once but I have been blown away. Forget any NY store, this is the cream of the crop. Why, you say? Well, first its really not that hard to see off the road. its prety much the tallest building in a string of a strip mall. Then it has the cheap, treasure hunt like appeal (akin to New Beer) with a large selection (akin to Halftime). Messy but full of stuff. There are so many treasures hidden around the store that it is ridiculous. Well, first the regular selection is big, lots of local micros, can get singles, lots of belgians. I know when I read the other reviews and they say lots of Belgians and Fantomes, i think, eh, big deal. But there are rare, never seen before belgians, in large quantities. Some things I was looking for that I found, Bethlehem Rude Elfs Reserve, some 3Fs, and plenty of Sly Fox. The good surprises were some Allagash 10th, its been a year and I havent seen it anywhere. Well there were more. But on top of that these are the best prices I have seen anywhere. The help was very, well, helpful, knew there shit and didnt bother me. SO overall this was good, but the thing that takes the cake is their vintage beers. Lots of vintage beers hidden around. My suggestionm, get in there look at every hole and talk to the staff. You will not be dissapointed.
good selection of domestic and belgians and other foreign beers. but it was looking kinda empty on my last visit. they do have every unibroue i’ve ever seen though. and i got an avery beast for under 5 bucks. the prices are nice. the have lots of avery hebrew weyebacher vistory allagash jolly pumpkin. good selection of lambics as well. best beer place i’ve been too. and they let get singles from 6 packs. lots of employees asking me if i need help as well