Bacon's Wine And Spirits
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by taez555:
3.55/5 rDev -9.7%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This store is seriously in the oddest location ever. I live in Marlborough and have to drive past it to get to and from the Horseshoe Pub, and after dozens and dozens of times driving by, never saw it. It's located on 85 across the street from Durrand Chevrolet and the Burger King, right between and behind the Applebees, but it's just in this weird spot where if you're not looking you'll never see if from the street.
As for the store, typical small warehouse style liquor store, rows and rows of wine and liquors. There's a nice deli to the left as you walk in that has it's own separate store area. Beer is dedicated to the fist aisle right as you walk in(a nice touch), as well as the long cooler in the back.
As for the selection, it's pretty good. Mostly a 6 pack store, it has pretty much all the major and a good chunk of the minor players. American Macro, English, German, lots of Unibroue, and all the American craft 6'ers. I was impressed that they carried a large selection of the local Nashoba Beers. As for bombers and 750mls. A decent selection, not huge, but all the key players. Unibroue, Belgians, all your typical American crafts, Stone, but only AB, Guardian and IPA. I picked up a bomber of Southern Tier Creme Brulle. (they only had one other Southern Tier).
Overall it's a decent store. Good selection, with lots of big BA friendly beers, it's just sort of limited to a beer or two or three from each brewery, vs the whole line. Worth checking out if you're in the area and can find it.
08-23-2008 12:53:12 | More by taez555
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +1.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped at the Horseshoe Pub yesterday and decided to also check out this store which had no reviews to date. Biggest disadvantage of the store is that it's a relatively tough place to find. It's on the outskirts of Hudson (a couple of miles from I-495 and probably about the same from the Horseshoe) on Rte. 85. The difficulty is that it's located behind an Applebees next to a large CVS and isn't easily visible from the main road.
The store itself is good size for a family-type package store, well laid out and quite clean. There are 4 cooler doors allocated to domestic crafts (a very reasonable allocation) but only one to imports. Solid domestic craft selection for a store of its size - actually a good bit better than what I would have anticipated.
Particularly strong on New England products. The import selection is not as imposing and consists of mostly relatively common brands. In addition to the coolers, there is also a long shelf leading back from the entrance to the store which has additional crafts and imports. Prices were in line with what I've seen in similar stores and the service was helpful.
Overall, a very decent store. If you're at the Horseshoe and want to pick up a few 6'ers to take home, this is undoubtedly your best bet in the immediate area. If, however, you're looking for a rare Belgian specialty, it's only about 15-20 minutes to Julio's in Westboro.
02-04-2007 00:21:18 | More by Greenlabel
Bacon's Wine And Spirits in Hudson, MA
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