Cork N Bottle
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BlueHammer:
4/5 rDev +10.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I stopped in here the other day while waiting for my order at South Main Pizza (right around the corner). I ended up spending a little over 30 bucks and left with about 7 bottles.
The selection was fair. It certainly wasn't expansive but it wasn't meager either. They carried several selections from Rogue, which I happen to enjoy a lot. I chose a few that I wanted to try, including a few from Berkshire Brewing Co. They had a lot of the local New England stuff (Magic Hat, Hooker, etc.).
As I said, I spent about $30 which isn't too bad. The prices were a little higher than I've paid for similar items in the past, but they were reasonable. I'm likely to head back that way, especially the next time I'm getting some thing from South Main Pizza!
04-09-2006 20:31:20 | More by BlueHammer
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3.35/5 rDev -7.7%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
A nice enough little shop. I stopped by to see what they had, wasn't looking for anything in particular.
A decent selection for a small shop. Certainly better than the average package store. A fair number of commonly available micros and imports.
The prices were comparable with most other places. Most of the beer was in coolers along the back wall. I ended up picking up some Samuel Smith's Winter Warmer and Thomas Hooker Irish Red.
The lady at the register didn't offer any assistance, and I didn't ask for anything, but she was pleasant enough.
Overall, I'd stop back if I were driving by and looking to pick up something pretty basic.
03-02-2007 16:34:57 | More by arnulfooxblood
3.55/5 rDev -2.2%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
overall, a decent little bottle shop worth a stop if you're a local.. really never seen this store as i don't travel down park road this far ever. went past the intersection last week in order to turn around, and what do i see but a liquor store with decent beer neons in the window.
the store itself is small, beer is given several coolers in the back and the table/space between those coolers and the wine racks. good balance between macro/micro, with the good stuff getting prominent placement with the silver 36-packs stuffed in the corner.
they had a nice, full selection of bbc and hooker beers, which is what i was currently looking for to send out to a friend in parts afar. their craft selection was limited in space but pretty thorough.. their rogue selection was great and rivaled places like CT BevMart. they also had a nice allagash selection, most of the unibroues, olde burnside, brewmaster's reserve 1.5Ls, the full line of ithaca beers now available, and a nice stash of V-12, among others.
prices seemed reasonable. $3.50 for bbc except IS which was $4.50, hop meadow bombers also $4.
belgian/importwise, they were a little light.. some chimay and duvel 750's, some lindemans, delerium noel, and that was pretty much the extent. sapporo cans and some german 6-packs like dinkel acker in the cooler next to the macro's.
the manager was also very knowledgeable and helpful. i asked for SA chocolate bock, he didnt have it and recommended the rogue chocolate. we had a short conversation about other beers and he said he'd look into ordering some new choices. his name escapes me, but he's a tall blondish guy with glasses, approx 40y/o.
area residents should definitely check it out.. right next to pop's deli/dunkin donuts.
02-23-2006 17:08:23 | More by goodbyeohio
Cork N Bottle in West Hartford, CT
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.