This store is top notch all round. The ambiance is set beautifully with gorgeous flooring and elegant wine racks. The service level is incredible. I dealt with Andrew in the spirits section and he was extremely knowledgeable. Tom in beer knows his stuff, too. Their selection of gourmet foods from around the world is second to none. Although some items are priced a little higher than other places, one can quickly realize its because they keep such an extensive selection of products on hand. Their variety more than makes up for an extra fifty cents for a six pack. This is the only place I go to buy my beer.
Best liquor store I have ever been to. Great selection of beers from around the country that aren’t easily attainable. Very nice looking place with nice staff that seems to know what they are talking about.
I can’t wait to get back there. I also can’t believe I have never been there before.
Excellent gourmet store in general. Upon entering this place looks like a gourmet food market of sizable proportions, much like a whole foods. I actually enjoyed meandering my way back to the beer section (which occupies four entire supermarket rows!!! I found a great selection of American micros, as well as a decent array of foreign brews. For someone currently residing in CT like myself, it was a welcomed sight to see Lost Abbey, Port, Hoppin Frog, Moylan’s, Left Hand and founders to go along with the usual NE selection. My only knock is that there didn’t appear to be anything truly rare or hard to get, outside of standard state distribution constraints.
Went here to do an IP trade with Gn0sis. Browsed around and wow, this place is amazing. Great selection of beer, wine, cheese, champagne, charcuterie and a ton of mustard to choose from great oil & vinegar selections too. This place rocks! Service was awesome.
flatmatt (81) Northville, Michigan | June 9, 2012| Updated July 24, 2016
Huge, very fine store, with only a a couple aisles of craft beer--but given the size of the store, that’s definitely enough. Also huge selections of wine, gourmet foods, and liquors. First went on a Saturday, when the store was packed with people for some sort of mass sampling event with free food and whatnot, and oddly a DJ. Dropped about $50 that day and came back the next day when it was much less crowded to spend the same amount! Tried a couple samples of the "staff picks" from a staff member traveling around the store; both were good and I ended up picking up one of them. You can also break up any 4- or 6-pack in the store (including cans if you’re wondering). Don’t miss the variety of local and other Massachusetts growlers in a fridge along the back wall; all at surprisingly good prices. When I looked at the list of what was available in Massachusetts, I didn’t think I’d end up picking much up, as the listings I saw were mostly all available in various states around the Midwest, but the selection was deep enough that I ended up going way over my intended budget. Less beer-buying I have to do at home for the next few weeks, though.
WOW! This place ROCKS! I was driving up to VT and stopped by the COSTCO nearby to buy another cooler that can hold two 1/6 barrel kegs. It was early morning and COSTCO wasn’t open yet. I am so glad I found this place as this is the best beer store I have ever been to. They had two maybe three full “grocery store sized” aisles just of beer, including the largest selections of Belgiums I had ever seen. Next was the largest section of Crafts I had ever seen. So many beers from some really small New England breweries. It was hard not to spend $300…but I tried. The folks working were so nice. I met Steve the store manager who was extremely helpful. I was having car problems as my Jeep’s Car Alarm kept going off for no reason. They staff was helpful not because it was their job. They were helpful because they wanted to be.
GREAT HOURS TOO!
M-Thurs. 8:30am – 10pm
Fri & Sat. 8:30am – 11pm
Sunday Noon – 6pm
Just off I-91
1119 Riverdale Road, Route 5, West Springfield MA 01089
my father in law told be to check this place out and I’m glad I did. This store single handedly covers the Northeast US and has a good bit of Canadian beer as well. Prices were fair to high but the selection is staggering. Really nice place.
Great selection of New England locals. Was driving through from Vermont, and was happy to pick up stuff we don’t usually see in New York (including Russian River and Lost Abbey beers!) Imports section was a little boring, but domestic crafts were spot on (though super-rare). Wish I knew something about wine, because the wine and liquor selection completely dwarfed the beers. Prices seemed on the high side, but not unreasonable. Staff was friendly. Any case, will definitely be stopping back if I’m in the area (basketball hall of fame is nearby). Be wary though - my GPS sent me to the wrong address, about 10 minute drive away.
You won’t find much by way of service, but that’s OK. Just wander up and down two looooong rows of craft and imported beer and be sure to check out the coolers and special displays near the back. When I lived in New Haven, CT, I would make the 50 minute drive north every other month to stock up on what could not be found in CT. If it’s distributed in Mass, you’ll likely find it here. Prices are perhaps a bit higher than some other places in the area, but no higher (and probably lower) than in the Boston metro. Selection trumps all, and that means this is a great place.