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Superstar Discount Beverage Center

Not Rated.
Superstar Discount Beverage CenterSuperstar Discount Beverage Center
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.3%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

516 E Jericho Tpke
Huntington Station, New York, 11746-7312
United States
phone: (631) 423-0292

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Billolick

New York

4/5  rDev -7.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Down the road from the all-star BA worthy Shoreline Bev. This place is also a worthy stop. You will find 4 lines ready to fill your growler, all the usuals from far and wide, including l the LI stuff like Southampton, Blue Point, and Fire Island (woo hoo). Racks of the good stuff can be found straight ahead upon entering and the good stuff cooler units are to the left. They had a bunch of older seasonal stuff on sale, mix a six in effect, friendly staff and then will allow you to buy singles..all pluses...nothing super special going on here..but worth a stop and you will be able to find plenty of worthy selections

06-01-2010 00:44:45 | More by Billolick
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plaid75

New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Located on Jericho Tpke, next to the Carousel.

A rather large establishment, with floor to ceilling displays.

Their selection includes: 4 varieties of Victory (including Hop Wallop and Old Horizontal), 4 types of Stoudt's (including Triple and Double IPA), all the SAs, all the SNs, all the Anchors, Dale's Pale Ale, 4 types of Mendocino, 4 types of Southampton, 5 types of Blue Point, 5 types of Brooklyn, 3 types of Acme, 2 types of North Coast (including Old Rasputin and Pranqster), Pork Slap, 4 types of DFH, 4 types of Magic Hat, LongTrail, Otter Creek, etc.

A good selection of Belgians, hefes and British ales too. They also allow mix and matching.

A large selection of macros and soda.

This place is a good alternative to Shoreline.

05-31-2006 00:21:24 | More by plaid75
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bonbright7

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

I have made three trips to this little roadside beverage store in the past two months while looking for the funky Pork Slap ale and I was reasonably pleased with their selection. From the exterior, one might think it was another bev-mart paying homage to the macro-brewers, but once inside, the first two rows are dedicated micro-brew areas with all kinds of things I have seen before, but in different sizes. For instance, they had St. Bernadus Triple in 11.2 bottles, which I found helpful. I also found their service to be helpful as well as informative when I was looking for something different and the store seems to shift their stock around.

09-29-2006 11:17:50 | More by bonbright7
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pjkelley82

New York

4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | $$

My favorite superstar location... beer city has more kuhnhenn but less overall craft....not by much...and they are pretty much 2 different stores with different product so its good to go to both...

Service is the best.... Chris is the best and super knowledeable... i can talk to him for hours... best servicecin any store bar none... they do singles... enough said

08-08-2013 01:15:08 | More by pjkelley82
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

06-28-2014 21:24:18 | More by Latarnik
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shaebs99

New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Great little place on Jericho.
Organization may be a bit hectic, but given the little amount of space they have I cannot blame them.
They carry several varieties from breweries like Lagunitas, Smuttynose, Victory, Goose Island, etc. Their import section is small, but packed with a bunch of crowd pleasers. A rack up front has all the seasonal beers (Octoberfests and Harvests). They had a bunch of new releases like Ommegeddon (though no chocolate Indulgence which I recently saw at Shoreline), Oat (from Southern Tier), Stone's 11th, and Sierra Nevada Harvest
That's all well and good, but I come here for two reasons:
First is the growler station. 4 taps of quality beers. When I went in last they had a Blue Point, Coney Island Lager, Kona's Fire Rock, and a DIPA from Red Hook. Typically he will have good local beers from Breweries like Southampton, Blue Point, Sixpoint, or Brooklyn with some more well known, better distributed breweries like Stone and Dogfish Head. My only complaint is that I wish that I came here and found a beer that I knew nothing about. That being said all the beers that I have seen have been good.
The second reason I come here is because of the friendly staff. Almost every time I come in I engage in a beer related conversation and they seem to be knowledgeable about their products
I will keep coming back because their growler section is great. With a good rotation and always full of good beers. Between the four available I can always find somethign I want to drink that day

10-15-2007 02:19:58 | More by shaebs99
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cosmicevan

New York

4/5  rDev -7.2%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I've been to a few of the Superstar locations (most aren't all that far apart)...this one is my fav. They seem to have the best selection. The one thing that I really like about this place is that when rarities are long gone at Shoreline and Big Z (which seem to fly off the shelf they day they get them)...Superstar seems to have them way later. Not sure if they get more quantity since there are a lot of locations or if it is more of a place that BA'ers don't think to stop at. I swung by today to nab a bottle or two of Fleur and they still had a few bottles left of BCBCS as well as a bunch of KBS!!! KBS has been long gone from the NY shelves for at least a month and in most places, it vanished the weekend it appeared, yet Superstar still has a few 4 packs left. Also nabbed some Old Curmudgeon. There were plenty of other nice finds at Superstar which are long gone at most other places (Ommegang BPA, Triple Perfection still aplenty). Last time I was there, I snabbed a few bottles of the coveted BCBCS and ended up getting a free GI flute with my purchase. Not too bad. Price-wise, they are in line or better than all the other spots in the area and there is a growler station with at least 6 taps.

In the area, I tend to throw a lot of my business to Big Z due to the conversations I have with the staff and the general hang type of atmosphere and usually amazing selection on the growler station, but the more I swing by Superstar, the more I find that their prices are better and that I don't have to race there to snab a bottle of the latest soon to be rarity. With this spot only about 10 - 15 min from the others, it seems like it should be getting more props than it does. Not to mention, they have another location about 10 min away. The customer base seems to be mostly focused on BMC, but hey, that works in my favor when I can nab all the quality brews months after they are gone from all the other local spots.

I'm almost tempted to delete this review to keep the secret hidden, but I guess the cat's out of the bag. Superstar is worthy.

07-12-2010 00:19:15 | More by cosmicevan
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fredandboboflo

New York

2.75/5  rDev -36.2%
quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$

In the same town as Big Z's and Shoreline, I have no idea why anybody would shop here. Horrendous prices for the area, and generally high regardless of where you are, and usually they are not marked. When I was there, they had '97 Triple bock for 10.99 a bottle (this was actually marked), compared to 5.99 at the other Huntington stores. Also marked was a 4-pack of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout for 29.99 compared to 21.99 and 23.99 elsewhere. I asked about the bombers of Stone and Rogue, and again they were always $1-2 higher than the top price at the other two. I rate service so low because not only are the prices so high, but sometimes intentionally misleading, putting some beers in a "vintage" section that either had no place being there, or were simply very easy to find elsewhere in the same vintage, and then jacking the price way up. Then they offer pitiful coupons and "specials" that at best bring the prices back to market value for the area, but even then, on a single purchase per visit. I'm shocked nobody has been put off by this as much as I was. The fellow at the counter, who I assumed to be the owner, came across as very friendly (read: smooth talker), and I'm sure that's the only way he gets business with prices like his. Very troubling to me.

05-26-2008 01:18:33 | More by fredandboboflo
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julielynndubee

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2014 02:35:46 | More by julielynndubee
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Greywulfken

New York

4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Vibe: recently reorganized, all the best beer is right up front (used to be more down one side of the store); just a minor overhaul, but its great. Has a small, intimate feel - you know you are in a real-beer-drinker's domain.

Service: These guys know their beer. I don't know how they keep track of it all. I also don't know how they remain lucid since the guys there seem to have tried every beer ever made in the past 20 years. Chris (manager) is a fantastic fucking guy. He takes care of his regulars and has great beer knowledge.

Selection: one of the best on LI as far as I can tell. If it hits LI, they will have gotten it. If they never got it, it never hit LI. Ask for stuff you think is out but you don't see. You will be amazed by their selection at all times. A bigger overall selection than Beer City, but not necessarily better.

Prices: Their prices are on par with the other places I've shopped

04-29-2012 19:00:09 | More by Greywulfken
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Superstar Discount Beverage Center in Huntington Station, NY
94 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.