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Liquor World

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Liquor WorldLiquor World
BA SCORE
89
very good

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

13 White Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02140
United States
phone: (617) 547-3110

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(Place added by: Lnedrive14 on 11-22-2005)
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

I've heard good things about this place. Even though I have way too much beer in my house I was at the Shaw's next door so I stopped in.

The store is typical size for an urban strip mall setting, so it's a little tight, but that's OK. Most of the beer is in the back 1/3 of the location. Coolers are full of good stuff, as is the left-size back wall and inner shelf. While selection isn't huge due to size there is a lot of quality in here. Good number of recent offerings from Founder's (Porter, etc.) and many other places. Prices seem to be inline with the rest of the area - maybe not utterly cheap but good enough to say "yup, that seems reasonable." The beer guys were attentive - frequently making the rounds but it seemed like they could tell who needed help and who was covered on their own so there wasn't that unnecessary "can I help you find anything" when you're deep in thought. That counts for something. This is right off the Porter Square T so location is convenient. I'll definitely put this place in the rotation.

02-01-2009 13:42:58 | More by IBUnit63
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

04-21-2014 04:56:54 | More by dubdrop
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dental

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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thesarahfuller

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

03-25-2014 01:00:00 | More by thesarahfuller
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

off the top, this place gets a fair amount of press from MA BAs, which likely led to my being somewhat disappointed: my expectations were too high. personally i found the selection to be decent - above average - but nowhere near what i was expecting after hearing numerous glowing reviews.

they hit on the usual suspects - DFH, founders, pretty things, lost abbey, ommegang, stone, southern tier, et al., and a few belgians, but really nothing out of the ordinary. picked up a DFH WWS, and Brix from element brewing co. much, much bigger selction at downtown wine and spirits a stone's throw away in somerville. don't get me wrong, you could do a lot worse, but with plenty of equal - if not better - places around the Boston area, this isn't one you need to go out of your way for IMO.

09-05-2012 22:24:36 | More by BostonHops
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Originally went here to find De Dolle (anything)- they have the Oerbier and Dulle Teve (which I picked up on my last visit). They have a nice selection of Belgian beers (including De Dolle, St. Bernardus, Chouffe, Rochefort, and others) and a pretty good selection of domestic- Stone, Victory, The Bruery, DFH, etc. If you a frequent redline user this will be a very convenient stop for you as it is RIGHT off the Porter Square stop. However, it is not convenient for me as I live in JP unless I'm going to/coming from the Homebrew Emporium.

The De Dolle I bought at $6.95 a bottle and I bought Weihenstephaner Heffe for $11.95 a 6-pack. A little pricey but not outrageous.

03-22-2012 22:54:58 | More by Hopdaemon39
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

People that work there have helped me pick out beers based on personal experience, that's really rare and helpful. I appreciate it. Small but quite good selection. They play NPR. Ever now and then I find the most ridiculous nugget, like a 10 year old J.W.Lees for $10. and Fantome <$13. They seem to intentionally buy rare beer which make my life easier. Good old high ABV beers for decent prices. Considering the location, I've left feeling like I got some serious deals. Check it out and don't miss the back cooler.

03-16-2012 17:45:23 | More by mlazzaro
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $

so first things first i think the new look in liquor world has definitely enhanced the feel of the place. its a minor note as one doesnt go to a liquor store for the feel but for the selection .. but still its a nice touch.

the selection for such a small place is quite good six pack selection is small but i think they cover a good range of beers with the space they have. the selection of bombers is much better. some appear to have sat for a bit but picking up a pretty things or something local you will find that they arent too dated.

the pricing is definitely much better then any other place in the area they beat downtown by about a buck a bomber/sixpack and the same can be said of the local liquor store thats a bit closer to me. also conveniently located off the T which is nice.

all in all a good dependable liquor store.

03-08-2011 15:40:02 | More by celticfutblclub
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Fluke828

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

Checked this place out the other day due to the other BA reviews and I have to say, everyone is pretty spot on about this place. Somewhat of a small space in the Porter Square shopping center but the selection is pretty impressive for the amount of room they have.

Very nice variety in the sixpacks that are in the first coolers you come to in the back. However, the 3-4 coolers around to the left were strictly reserved for bombers and was really terrific. Reasonably priced overall even though just picked up a few local bombers. Nice to see Three Philosophers on the shelf as well, good to know. I would reoccommend this place and definitely will be back due the proximity to the Porter Red Line T Stop (literally across the street)

02-13-2011 20:53:00 | More by Fluke828
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zackcg

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$

I'd under appreciated Liquor World for almost a year while living in Somerville, but as time went on I came to realize they are a force in the Cambridge-Somerville circuit.

The selection is always well balanced as far as styles is concerned. You'll always be able to find bear republic, founder's, DFH, lost abbey/port and many other cross-coast offerings. They always do a good job competing with highly sought after beers i.e - nemesis, KBS, gandhi-bot, nugget nectar, sculpin, older viscosity, etc...

The customer service is exceptional as well, promptly answering email inquiries time and time again (they now have a very informative and frequently updated twitter page - hugely helpful). They even toss in quantity based discounts for those who make a decent sized haul on craft stuff.

There isn't much in the way of makin mix sixers, and you can't split anything up, its something I like to be able to do from time to time, but not a deal breaker by any means.

To those who plan on going or have never been, the beer is in the back. Thats all you need to know.

10-13-2010 17:17:32 | More by zackcg
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Liquor World in Cambridge, MA
89 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.