Galeville Grocery

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Galeville GroceryGaleville Grocery
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15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: n/a
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412 Old Liverpool Rd.
Liverpool, New York, 13088
United States
phone: (315) 457-2020
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(Place added by: liquorsuit on 05-31-2005)
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Reviews by wailingwench:
Photo of wailingwench
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

Beer List: Bombers of Bear Republic, Stone, Rogue. Smuttynose, Harpoon, Dogfish, Petes, Magic Hat, Otter Creek, Flying Dog, Victory, Allagash, Stoudts, Abita, Red Hook, Wachusett, Anchor, North Coast, plus some Belgians, imports and a Sam Smith rack.

Cheers: Serving drunks since 1885. NY micros (ST, Flying Bison, Brook, Coop) at low prices. Smutty big beer bombers were under $4. Dogfish head 60, 90, and Aprihop are practically a steal. Shelf is almost mesmirizing. Great brew in an almost bodega-like setting. One stop shopping for a night of debauchery: frozen pizza, cruellers, bleach, bologna, and beer. Porn is in plain view and you don't have to ask the high school kid behind the couner for the newest copy of Hustler of Biker Babes. Ciggies are well displayed to remind you that it is really too hard to quit and you just can't resist....and while you're at it, I'll take some scratch off lottery tickets.

Jeers: The only cold beer is crapola. No potential for road sodas here. No Middle Ages sixers, only bombers (are they trying to suggest someting?) Couldn't find the parking lot. Cat food is marked up 25 cents. Cooperstown brewery continues to piss me off. I really want to like their beer, but every time I purchase a bottle or three, its undrinkable. This time it was Striker, which like the Strike Out stout, struck out looking. Who exactly makes Food Club products?

More User Reviews:
Photo of mbusster88
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%

This place is your neighborhood mom and pop grocer not necessarily your go to beer store. However, the small section that they do have holds some rather good brews. A good number of bombers on the top two shelves and some sixers below. Great vintages to be found, since most people don't go here for brews. For example I just picked up 3 bottles of 2009 DFH World Wide Stout, tucked behind some other bottles out of the light. Some big beers here that stand up to age very well, so no concerns on those. Some good Belgian style beers as well as more local stuff. Pricing is fair for what they have and other prices locally. I was told by the owner just three days ago that they are planning to close in January of 2011 and no more beer would be shipped in. That being said if your in the area you might want to stop by and pick up what they have left so all that beer doesn't go bad!

Photo of sonicstylee
4/5  rDev +4.4%

wow! how can you fit so much qualtiy beer in such a tiny space? I was surprised when I went in to find the that there was one small isle of beer, however it was some really good beer. I was able to locate a couple of bottles I hadn't seen anywhere else which made me ecstatic. The prices are reasonable, nothing extreme or unusual, I paid $6.50 for a bomber new to my market, and that was one of the most expensive beers there.The guys working might not know a lot about beer, but they are really nice and this isn't a "beer store", it's a general store, small and seemingly family owned. i would stop in here again to try and find a little gem or two.

Photo of shtuk
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Stop here in my business trips to Syracuse, its convenient to Rt 90.

Estimate beer aisle about 1.5 couches long (short), but this is a general store, need to fit the deli and everything else! For its size, has a good variety of imports and domestic, expect your staple micros (rogue, DF, abita, stone, lost coast, brooklyn.. ). As others pointed out, good spot for the NY upstate brews: middle ages, ommegang, cooperstown, flying bison, saranac. Beer mostly warm, the cooler is dedicated primarily to fizzy macros. My impression is the mix-a-six rack is dedicated to beers they're trying to get rid of, nothing special. Find service a crapshoot, again this is a general store and not a beer store, so I don't have high expectations of knowledgeable advice.

Definitely best selection in Syracuse, but an average/generic selection compared to beer stores that carry micros in the northeast.

Photo of williamherbert
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

Another Syracuse grocery/convenience store with a solid beer selection (see Brilbecks). This place is a typical convenience store, with lots of non-perishable foods and a deli where you can get fresh cuts of meat.

But it also has a really good selection of six-packs and 22oz bombers, from the US and Europe. You can get a mixed sixer of select beers or buy lots of full sixers from all the East Coast favorites. Also, lots of 22oz beers of Bear Republic, Rogue and the like.

The left side of the shelving has lots of British and Belgian beers in large bottles. These tend to be a little more expensive, naturally, but the fact that they are available around here is a blessing. This is a good stop.

Photo of papat444
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

This was my first of three stops on my short visit to Syracuse.

Found this place fairly easy, there's a front entrance & parking in the back. I entered through the back entrance, where i crossed their backstore to the actual store.
The store has a general store vibe, with lots of aisles for food, pharmacy supplies, etc.. which is good if you need to get things other than beer (not my case).
Service was friendly & courteous.
Ok, selection is great, pretty much the same as other subsequent stores i visited in the area. My only peeve is that i am a "singles" guy, wanting as many different beers as possible. But the rack for singles was woefully inadequate. Only 3 or 4 types to choose from. Prices seemed similiar to other stores. Most beers are at room temp with a small share in coolers.
Don't come here if you want to buy singles bottles but for bombers & 6packs, great place to come.
Overall, very disappointed with the selection of single bottles but a decent place otherwise.

Photo of chriskozma
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

This is my go-to stop for all my beer needs. It has a very good selection and the prices are good, too. However, the place has many drawbacks. First, it is pretty much just a tiny grocery store with a dirty pool supply store that you actually have to walk through to get to it. There isn't much on the service end considering most of the people working are on the register. However, the old man that is usually there is nice when I get to the counter and he recognized a fellow beer drinker from my purchases and asked if I was going to CNY Brewfest.

Great place if you don't mind rubbing shoulders with the rundown grocery store crowd.

Photo of sbe1
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

A great little old fashioned family run grocery, with a great selection of beer in bottles, cans, and kegs. Galeville packs a wide selection in a relatively small place. Tons of craft beers in bottles, keg beers are all the usual macrobrewery suspects, but the keg prices are respectable. Prices for all bottled and canned beer are reasonable. Service is knowledgeable and friendly. I now make a regular pilgrimage to Galeville whenever I'm in town. If you're in the Syracuse area, they are definitely worth your business.

Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev +4.4%

I really am pleased with my trip to Galeville. A lot better than an L.C.B.O. Has a solid selection of micros ( Dog Fish, Stone, Rogue, to name a few). Good service but not in your face ( I like doing my own thing anyhow) and the price is reasonable some beers were a little over priced but I really did not care cause you cant find them in Canada. I spent around $400 and am very happy with the beer that I returned with. For now I can only dream of a corner store selling beer in Ontario. I will be visiting again.

Photo of MTNboy
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

The store itself was a easy to find parking was a little more difficult however. I went inside and it was full off twists and turns. I walked right by the beer at first. Then I found it! They have packed a good selection into a little area. It is packed in tight so you will probabally have to make a couple of laps around the beer isles to see everything. Some of the selection was a little pricey but for the most part it wasn't bad. The people that work there were very pleasant and nice. One gentlemen even said that as long as beer doesn't $3 a gallon the store would be alright. It was an old fashioned locally owned kind of place and I can always appreciate that. Plus for an East Coast store there was a nice selection of West Coast beers and they had a good selection of New England beers aswell.

Photo of BeerTruth
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

The first time I visited I parked in front, but after multiple visits realized that the main parking lot is in the back. I always see the same individual working there, either stocking the shelves or just meandering through the aisles. He can be somewhat helpful if you want to know what's new in the store or where something can be located. The store itself is basically just a deli/convenience store so while you're there you can pick up anything else necessary. Once you find the very narrow aisle of beer you'll be quite pleased. Unfortunately most all they offer is warm beer, not much quality beer in the fridge. A lot of bombers are offered, I would suggest to Galeville to offer them cold as well. Definitely check it out if you get the chance.

Photo of stegmakk
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Outside looks like a little dive of a market.
Inside doesnt look much better.
However, upon searching through the differnet kinds of jerky i found the oasis of beer.
They had a fairly good selection. Better than a couple of places i know that are just beer stores.
Rogue, Middle Ages, Southern Tier, Stone, DFH, Unibrou, Omegang, and more. The prices are good. And the service. Well as I was paying, I expected to hear acomment on how I could get some Natty Ice for much cheaper, but instead heard "What no Bastard today? You should really try some. I even had the Double Bastard for christmas. But the Smoked Porter is a fine choice. Have a nice day."

Photo of nomad
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

Just a block or two off of Onandaga Lake, and around the corner from the Carousel Mall, this deli is quite the hidden gem. Very old digs and tightly packed with groceries from top-to-bottom, in the cramped urban bodega style. Follow the "Beer Here!" sign hanging from the ceiling on your right when you enter the front door.

The selection is not large at all, quite limited in fact, but the quality and shows some definite forethought. Strong showing of locals like Flying Bison, Middle Ages, Cooperstown, and Brooklyn, and a few popular picks from the portfolios of the more national brands like Lagunitas, Anderson Valley, Harpoon, Victory, and Otter Creek/Wolaver's. While they do not carry the entire line of, say, Stone, Rogue, or Boulder they will carry the hottest new special releases from these and similarly high-end micros. Import selection is weak, covering just the very-well-knowns like Duvel, Chimay, Schneider, and so on.

Prices are very low and the turnover is much higher than the other beer store over on Erie Boulevard. Definitely the best stop in Syracuse for beer - if you can't make the drive to even better things in Ithaca.

Photo of Never2Dark
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

Unfortunately, this is the closest good beer store to my place in Watertown, but its worth the drive. Great selection of beers and fortunately they have a good rotating selection of Stone on hand. This place is a little interesting from the outside as it looks like an old farmers market, and even when you get inside it appears to be nothing more than a grocery store. However, when you discover the beer isle, your worries will be over. The service consisted of talking with some other guys buying beer. It’s odd. The beer almost seems like an afterthought here. Not that I’m complaining. Fantastic selection, and the best place I know of in Upstate New York.

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

This place is very deceiving from the out side and actually the inside. It looks just like a tiny grocery store. When you get in, there are huge shelves full of different foods. After you meander your way through the tight isles and have followed the signs, you find the beer selection. There’s an amazing selection of east coast (Smuttynose, harpoon, Dogfish Head, Victory, Middle Ages Brewing) brews, some west coast (rogue, north coast) and a decent line of Belgians. Not much service as the place has a “gas station” feel to it, so the only service you’ll get is with check out.

Galeville Grocery in Liverpool, NY
88 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.