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4.69/5 rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $
Bottle King Livingston just moved to 343 West Mount Pleasant and wow, what a difference a mile down route 10 makes.
The entire back third of the store is now dedicated to beer. They have a bomber wall that's expansive on the right side of section and then 2 racks full of craft beer with every brewery you could ask for. Always seem to have Maine, All the newest Stone releases and whatever Brooklyn is putting out these days. The staff is on their game in terms of the craft scene. They've recently brought in 10 new breweries from all over and their belgian selection is growing mightily.
About half the cooler is dedicated to craft and even a selection of 20 or so cold big bottles. Also just about the cheapest beer prices you'll see in the state as per BKs usually are.
Definitely worth a visit in it's new location, fantastic beer store.
02-21-2014 19:09:09 | More by CassinoNorth
4.33/5 rDev +10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
This store has really stepped up its game within the past year or so. Matt the beer guy there has done a tremendous job in bringing high quality craft beer to Livingston and it only seems to be getting better. I can go there and get my standby's IPA’s such as Flower Power and Sculpin as well as many of the stouts I enjoy such as Narwhal and FBS. I’m now though just as likely to walk in and get lucky enough to find some of the more rare beers that in the past I had to look elsewhere for... Matt is also very knowledge on the craft beer scene as well as giving out recommendations. Up until a few months ago I would say the only Pumpkin beers I would ever buy were Schlafly and ST Pumpking, but Matt turned me on to Stevens Point Brewing Whole Hog. This has to be one of the best Pumpkins I have ever had...thx for the rec.. As good as the store now is they are moving down the road next month so I expect bigger and better things out of BK Livingston. The only thing I would recommend that as they start to have higher end craft beer and more costly items, they might want to move to allowing some singles and a mix and match policy. While it may not be easy to implement it is a good way for the customer to try something and then decide what they like and come back and buy in larger quantities. Overall well done and looking forward to visiting the new store shortly.
12-30-2013 20:37:49 | More by Smosk
4.41/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This store was always an afterthought for me despite living less than a mile from there, but in the last few years it has gone from having a poor craft beer selection, to good, and now to outstanding and now is my go to store. Bombers are all laid out well on a shelf along with canned 4 and 6 packs and other misc. 4 and 6 packs. The whole back left of the store is cases and six packs of just about everything you could want. Coolers are also stocked with some great stuff if you are headed to a party or BYO and need something cold. Matt the Beer Manager has transformed this place into one of the best beer destinations in the essex/morris co. area, and while it was great being able to pick up Founders, Weyerbacher, Victory, Lagunitas, Dog Fish Head, Oskar Blues, Unibroue and many other great breweries in the past, I am now seeing Fresh Sculpin, DC Brau, and even BCBS Variants there. And their prices are often better than other stores in the area too, so between selection and pricing, I no longer have to hit 5 or 6 stores a week to get what I want. They are also moving to a new bigger location early next year so I have to think this place will only get better.
12-15-2013 12:45:01 | More by GoGators
4.69/5 rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
I've been frequenting this store for about a year when I changed jobs...it's right on my way home so i stop in at least once a week. This store has gotten better and better and the staff is great. Matt the beer guy is extremely helpful and always doing his best to hook it up. Like the last reviewer said, their selection is constantly growing and I get almost everything I want here, even hard to find bottles. The bottles are never over priced and I always leave with something. Definitely worth trying if you're in the area...Cheers!
07-26-2013 17:03:54 | More by Jonrusso
3.71/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This store is slowly growing into a great craft beer store. They carry all the local breweries along with the best beers distibuted in the area. The prices are definately fair. Some of the noteable beers i have found there are Lagunitas, Oskar Blues, Founders, Rogue, Brooklyn and many others. The staff is young and very interested in the craft beer scene. Of coarse they sell major brands, who doesn't? Very Very satisfied with my shopping experience there!! They also have a great big beer selection. Chimay, Duvel, Rogue, Stone, Innis and Gunn, Ommegang, just to name a few.
02-19-2012 01:01:49 | More by bigalcole44
3.35/5 rDev -14.8%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Visited on 9/21/2010. It's a neat and clean store as most chains usually are, but a bit on the small side as far as chain stores go. I'm estimating about 2/3 of the cooler space devoted to craft beer. The selection had a decent amount of locals along with some well-known micro brews, but there were a lot of lower-quality amongst that selection. Service was friendly enough when I hit the register. There wasn't any help while I was browsing but I don't hold that against them since it was a busy point in the evening. Prices were just as reasonable as any store I've seen. Overall, it's a decent store to hit if you're in the area looking to grab a six-pack, but certainly not a destination store.
10-08-2010 18:58:48 | More by TheManiacalOne
Bottle King in Livingston, NJ
89 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.