Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquors
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeTheBall:
1.9/5 rDev -54.2%
I work near Gordon's so I have been there quite a few times. Their selection is much better than average, with some Belgians, Germans, and more. Many US microbrews as well, including many IPA's, my favorite. The problem with this place is twofold. First, their finer beers are "thrown" in a heap on the floor, with some cases not even opened, let alone marked with a price. Second is the pricing. You can't tell what it is. Many bottles are unmarked, so you get to the cashier, who says its not in their system, then look at the 3-4 people in line behind you groaning; its ugly. In the cooler, there seems to be no effort to match their shelf labels with what is in stock. There was a sixer of Stone IPA with no sticker to be found anywhere. There was a shelf on labels for Victory various brews, but the Victory selection they had was totally different than those labels.
I personally am puzzled why a store would make the obvious effort that they have to develop the selection that they have, then they totally frustrate you with the shopping experience. Not one person has ever offered to help me, or even approach me to ask if I needed help. The cashier of course says that its someone else's job to do the display;s, what else is new. Did they learn that line at Wal-Mart? Such a waste. I'm now at the point where the frustration has overtaken the good selection, and I've decided to go elsewhere.
06-28-2007 16:49:48 | More by BeTheBall
More User Reviews:
4.86/5 rDev +17.1%
Love shopping at Gordons on Moody St, Ben, Scotty and Dan are great, and always hook it up. Prices are great, selection is the best in town. They usually put the good beers on the shelf so you don't always have to go nuts calling and emailing for that limited release you've been dying to try. They'll also hold a beer for a regular customer that can't make it to the store at 2:32pm on a Tuesday afternoon when the beer you want drops.
Prices are lowest in the area, at least for the craft beer. (I also buy a lot of the macros, but never pay attention to who's charging what for PBR or Coors).
08-05-2014 00:06:53 | More by parris
4.94/5 rDev +19%
I go here every Saturday and have never been disappointed with the selection or the pricing. It does not have the fancy beer snob presentation that other stores in the area have, but the selection is I think wider and deeper.
I often find things here that one cannot find at other stores-Maine Beer Company King Titus Porter was today's find, but if I have been searching for something, I often find it here.
Service is excellent and they will always check their lists for you if you are looking for something special. Call anytime to see if something is in the store.
Pricing is reasonable.
10-13-2012 14:22:46 | More by stoppertb18
4.78/5 rDev +15.2%
I go in here almost every week and have to say that this is one of the best liquor stores around in the area.
Atmosphere: They have plenty of beer located on shelving on the righ when you first walk in and more in the refridgerated coolers to the right of the warm stuff. Very clean, plenty of signs for employee favorites and new seasonal beers too.
Service: There is always somebody around to help out and find you something. If you don't see a beer, they can special order for you too.
Selection: They have a pretty diverse selection of North American and European beers. Some large one of a kind bottles too for the collectors out there.
Food: They have some meats, cheeses, and breads in a little refridgeration unit before you get to the registers, but I have never tried any of it out.
Value: They have great value here. Very reasonable prices compared to most liquor stores in the area and they always have specials and random marked down seasonal beers that have not expired yet. This is one exceptional place that you will have to hit up if in the area.
10-23-2011 13:30:32 | More by Flounder57
4.8/5 rDev +15.7%
This place is my go-to for beer stuff. They guys there are super friendly, and always have great suggestions for what to try next. They always base their selections on what you already have picked out, and they are usually dead-on. When you walk in, the craft beer is directly on your right, organized by geography. The craft beer space is a little cramped, but I get the impression that they like beer and care about having good beer and good selection more than their layout would care to admit. They have beer tastings on Fridays from 5-8, swing by and try a few new, interesting things for sure. They have a great mix of different types of beer, and you can easily order a keg from them as well if you're into that and have the means to do so.
Their website is pretty good as well, although as the name suggests they pay a lot more homage to wine than beer on there.
When I moved into Waltham, I was pumped that my house was only 2 blocks away from this place. I generally walk down and come back with as much as I can carry.
Also, they have a 10% discount if you buy 6 or more bombers, so take advantage of that for sure. Great place.
06-08-2011 17:00:16 | More by rooftopbrewing
Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquors in Waltham, MA
92 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.