Joe Canal's Discount Liquor Mart
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bonkers:
3.85/5 rDev -9.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was over towards Woodbury and decided to stop in. An employee asked me if I needed any help almost immediately. The selection is pretty good. They had Flying fish, Victory, avery, as well as several Belgians. The prices were fair, if you could find them. I had to take a few items to the register to determine the prices. They had a sale that recently ended and were repricing things. This is not the end of the world but it is hard to compare prices when you have to walk halfway across the store to determine prices. All that being said it is worth stopping by if you are in the area, but it is not a go to destination.
I wnet today to get a limited release and the beer guy was less than helpful, and had never heard of the beer. When I asked him to look it up on the computer he was curt and did not do it. If you go do not expect much help.
01-08-2009 17:06:37 | More by bonkers
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4.14/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Most JC locations are great, but this may be the best of them all, though I admit, I haven't frequented the chain much if at all since I've moved to PA over 5 years ago. I visited this particular location recently for the first time.
Yes, there is a growler fill station, which is a nice option, if that's your thing. The beer selection is, well, you pretty much can't get any better in the area. So, great. There are 6 packs, 12 packs, cases, bombers, and mix-a-six options, and all prices are pretty much on par. The staff seemed friendly and helpful. I asked a guy if they had anything "special" (maybe off-the-shelf), but he perfunctorily led me to a shelf of reasonably easy to get items from the likes of Ommegang and such. He knew a lot about the basics of the craft beer scene, and for a customer who is novice to intermediate in craft beer knowledge, he had lots of good advice to give. There was nothing he could tell me that I didn't know, but it's nice to see the knowledge is there for those who need it.
If you're in the area and you need your craft beer fix, look no further.
01-11-2014 19:45:41 | More by Rifugium
4.06/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Very good selections for growlers, a good mix, and they are always on point for each season. I am impressed with the number of single selections as well. It's nice to be able to go and find exactly what you are looking for. All single bottles are alphabetical. This place is a strong competitor to Total Wine and More.
08-18-2013 11:48:19 | More by jmanero
4.03/5 rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
One of the best bottle shops in South Jersey with the unique feature of a growler filling station.
Located in a strip mall, this is a large liquor store with a huge selection of craft beer and the aforementioned growler station. Tons of coolers along with a very long aisle of room temp beers. The selection is really good with a great representation of beers from all over the world. Lots of Belgian, Scandinavian, Italian, American, German and British beers. Lots of Mikkeller, Drie Fonteinen, Struise, Del Ducato, Fantome, etc plus a very wide selection of American craft. In addition the prices are very reasonable, a bit cheaper than competitive shops in the area.
The growler station had about 8 taps but none of them were out of the ordinary. Lots of flagship beers and one or two seasonals. These rotate so the selection constantly changes.
I was really impressed with this place and it will probably become my go to shop for bottles in the area.
11-04-2011 07:36:18 | More by corby112
4/5 rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Local to my work and worth the trip. Jay the beer manager always gets some good stuff. Staff knows whats available and when things will be coming in stock. They dont really have any rare stuff but selection is great and they have a growler station which def rocks!!! Prices are very good store is clean and easy to find stuff. Lots of singles and bombers available organized by brand. some coolers with craft brews on the wall for those looking to enjoy after a long day of work. They really dont offer food and i never have checked there wine out so dont have anything to say about that.
05-15-2011 14:42:37 | More by cbriggz
5/5 rDev +17.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This Joe Canals quite possibly has the most educated staff working for any liquor store I have ever been in. The Beer guy there gives great recommendations if I ever want to try something new. Besides having a very great selection of microbrews and imports, they have a well rotated tap station to fill growlers! I am also impressed when I ask if they can get some unique beers, they always try and please, and most of the time can get what you want. They also have a very knowledgeable staff in other departments as well such as wines and whiskeys.
02-03-2011 18:22:02 | More by stewfnrocker
4.85/5 rDev +13.8%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Really suprised at the huge selection of Belgian and craft beer in here and it rivals the selection of the Foodery in N. Libs in Philly. The prices were much better here though and only a 20 minute drive from Center City. Picked up Firestone Walker XIV and Black Xantus on 01/08/10, and they told me they had several cases of the XIV left. I could have easily dropped a lot of cash in here and had to hold back. Definitely will be back here in the future. Didn't try it, but they also have a growler filling station which is kinda nice and hope to try in the future.
01-09-2011 17:36:07 | More by dwaz
4.45/5 rDev +4.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Found this store during a business trip.
The beer selection and prices are excellent.
The ambient temperature beer was on two long aisles in the store that also carries an extensive wine selection and distilled spirits also. Then there were the cooler selection of beers, mostly macros. And then there were various small shelf collections of specialty or promotion beers.
The staff was helpful and knowledgeable about beers they had in stock and beers that they could not stock.
Given their range and selection of beers, it was quite surprising to me that this is such a large chain in the NJ area.
Canal's, you are welcome to head south to the Atlanta area.
I will have to bring another suitcase the next time I am in NJ/Philly area to bring back some treasure that cannot be had at home.
01-06-2011 21:16:02 | More by jhall00
Joe Canal's Discount Liquor Mart in West Deptford, NJ
93 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.