ganache (269) New Jersey | January 16, 2014| Updated December 27, 2015
- AMBIANCE 3/5
- SERVICE 10/10
- SELECTION 11/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE N/A
- OVERALL 16/20
Was in this little section of suburban sprawl on errand day and was surprised to find a liquor store in this plaza. It’s much cleaner and better organized than the other RW I’ve been to, and has a fresher, larger selection. First things first, excellent, excellent service. Layout is warehouse-style, and prices are fair, even though the discount I was awarded was "only" 5% (10% elsewhere). Selection is not world-beating, but good enough. I was happy to find a few singles that aren’t even stocked by the two larger store chains in the area. Think I’ll be back every few months (there are a lot of restaurants and miscellaneous services stores in the area), surely to pair with a trip to the Iron Hill around the corner. [2014.01.16: 74]
Have been back on the order of ten times, selection rotates almost as frequently as the the young girls that work the register. Always something new for me here, even if that means low-quality eastern Euro imports (but usually that means regional brewers not in the distribution networks I normally shop). Love coming here for single cans. Hard to recommend to out-of-towners, but they’ll definitely have my business. P.S. Much better than the other Roger Wilco’s I’ve visited -- this one’s actually clean and has very little old stock. [2015.12.27: 80]
keanex (63) Atco, New Jersey | December 12, 2012
- AMBIANCE 3/5
- SERVICE 6/10
- SELECTION 8/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 8/10
- OVERALL 15/20
This Roger Wico is set up other Roger Wilcos I’ve been to, a warehouse feel to it, nothing out of the ordinary and all the beer is pretty much together, making it easy to find. The service is decent, I have no complaints about it and I’ve never dealt with a rude worker.
The selection is decent, but I can’t help but wonder how knowledgeable the beer manager(s) are. They have a lot of space to work with but their selection seems average for the size. They have a small section for each style, including some imports and a few windows for craft beer to keep cold, but I can’t help but think that there’s so much more they could have.
Prices are fine, comparable to other stores and they do have a sale section, which is a good thing, but it’s tucked away, the sale stuff should be up front to grab people’s attention.
Overall I think this place is okay, I usually stop in when I’m done seeing a movie. I’ve never really seen anything here that makes me want to go out of my way to get. I think the stock is managed rather well, in the way of sales to get rid of stuff, but I still see old stuff on the shelf like at least 7 month old Weyerbacher Double Simcoe and they can’t even pretend it’s not old because the labels were changed a long time ago. I wish they were looking for a beer manager because I would love to run this place, or at least bring my knowledge here. I think they need someone who is very passionate about beer to bring some life to this place.