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McKinnon's Market

Not Rated.
McKinnon's MarketMcKinnon's Market
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
[ Store ]

236 N Broadway
Salem, New Hampshire, 03079-2131
United States
phone: (603) 894-6328

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(Place added by: Bierman9 on 11-16-2007)
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Reviews by gameface23:
Photo of gameface23
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%

Definitely worth a visit. The first time I went up there, I was surprised by the beer selection, and they have great prices. Their selection is varied: A lot of Allagash, Ommegang, Unibroue, St. Peters, Flying Dog, and a lot of New Hampshire regional stuff (Smuttynose, etc). Most of the beer is cold, but they do have two or three random stands that have 750mL bottles.

It's a market, so the service isn't really oriented towards helping people with beer. I don't think I've ever been asked if I needed any help the few times I've been there.

gameface23, Jan 14, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of smanson56
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

smanson56, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

ZEB89, May 23, 2014
Photo of humulene
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%

Being from Salem I always wanted a solid place to go and buy craft beer in town. I live out in Arizona now but whenever I get back in town visiting this place is a guarantee for me. Great beer selection and value here for sure. Plus, this is mainly a large market/butcher shop so you can pick up some great food as well.

humulene, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of MeMyselfNAles7
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%

I dug info using the beerFly and went over on my last visit to MA. The place is deceving, because from the outside it looks good but not great. But once inside the atmosphere changes completely, everyone is very sociable and know their stuff. The beer selection was great They had Sams Adam, North Coast, Unibroue, Stone, Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn, Chimay, Pete´s, Smutty´s, Redhook, Saranac, Ayinger, Pike, Rogue, Ommegang, DFH, Genesse, Fullers, Bear Republic, Leffe, Van Steenberg, Guiness, Geary´s,Samuel Smith, Goose Island, the ususal BCM Lineup and lots of other great brews that i dont remember. But it was a great place to get beer and I´ll defenitly visit them as many times as i can next time I´m over there. If you live in the close by, its worth the trip.

MeMyselfNAles7, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of NEhophead
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%

Located just over the MA/NH line a few miles down from the crowded strip mall areas. McKinnon's is a moderately sized butcher shop/grocery store that has a surprisingly large beer and wine section located all the way in the front-left part of the store.

The craft section is separated by singles and six packs/12 packs. The six/twelves occupy a fairly large cooler space and consist mainly of regional offerings (e.g., Harpoon, Long Trail, Magic Hat, Sea Dog, Gritty's, Trout River, Shipyard, etc.). The singles selection is not to be outdone with offerings from Victory, Unibroue, Rogue, Shipyard, Smuttynose, etc.).

Overall quality is some of the best for what you can get in New Hampshire, but again...what is that really saying.

Service is average given that it is a supermarket, and you lose that smaller store feel with more noticeably involved staff members offering assistance and advice.

NEhophead, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of nelnutter
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%

OK, I'm somewhat ashamed to admit that I've gone to this McKinnon's about a dozen times since it opened, but I had NO IDEA they had the beer section in the back! I live in MA, and really close to the McKinnon's in Everett, and they're stuff is phenomenal. But it's strictly a butcher shop; no alcohol, as per usual in MA. So I never equated beer with McKinnon's. However, my folks live in Salem, NH, so when I heard that McKinnon's opened this palace there a few years ago, I immediately stopped in and bought my father a gift certificate to turn him into a fan. It worked, and for the past 3+ years, I continue to use this as a go-to gift for a hard-to-buy for guy like him. Little did I know, until I checked these reviews, that they have a decent beer section. Tons of Belgians to choose from, lots of Victory, Stone, Smuttynose (obviously), Sam Smith...you name it. I'd say 'decent' is a modest understatement. Because it's in NH, the prices are tough to beat considering there's no tax. I picked up a Smutty variety pack for about $13 and a Stone Ruination bomber for about $6. Since it's a butcher shop/grocery store first, I didn't expect someone to be standing around ready to answer my questions about their beer, so I don't know how knowledgable the staff would be about the great selection they have, but again, I wouldn't expect that type of service at a grocery store/butcher shop.

nelnutter, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

I was very impressed with the selection here. They clearly attempt to have a good selection of local-ish brews like Manchester Brewing, Smuttynose, and some of the harder to find Pennechuck stuff. American craft beer and imports are well-represented too with Victory, Brooklyn, Blue Point, Magic Hat, Shipyard, Chimay, Bornem, Samuel Smith, etc. Prices are reasonable at worst and some offerings are a bargain (most notably Brooklyn Local 1 for 6.99$/bottle last I checked). Far and away the best selection in the area I've been able to find, plus I've had good luck with talking to those who work there about beer the few times I've been able to. Cheese selection right by the beers and wines is a definite plus too! I love this place!

MrHurmateeowish, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of puboflyons
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

This place opened at the end of 2007 and as of March 15, 2009 is the Massachusetts-based company's only store in New Hampshire. In New Hampshire you can sell beers in grocery stores while in Mass. you need a special license. McKinnon's exploits that by offering about the best beer selection available in the Salem area. Go through the front door, up the main aisle, and go all the way to the left. There were many New England crafts and micros. On the day I was there the Sam Adams rep. was stocking the shelves with all their current Imperial brews. Lots of Belgian stuff like Bormen, Bavik, Petrus, Augustine Ale, and Wittekerke. I also saw a couple bottles of Krusuovice, which I had not seen in New Hampshire until then. A good selection from Rogue and Flying Dog. It is a specialty grocery store with an emphasis on meat of all shapes and cuts, cheeses, sauces, rubs, mustards, and marinades. A decent deli and fish market. Plenty of free food samples throughout the aisles and knowledgeable staff. A great place to stop for Southern New Hampshires residents and on the north side of Rt. 28 away from the mall crowds.

puboflyons, Mar 15, 2009
Photo of johnnnniee
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

I stopped in here today after urging from my bother who lives in the area. First impressions are that this is one small parking lot and I'm trying to find a spot on a Saturday afternoon. I finally park and get in to check out the huge selection of meat available for sale. I'll be back in the summer to buy some pork butt to smoke, but enough about that.
Basically this is a butcher shop/supermarket in a strip mall on rte 28 in Salem NH.
The beer and wine section are on the far left hand side of the store. Most of the beer is in a very large L shaped cooler. There are four or so warm racks set up at locations around the store as well.
I would have to say with few exceptions this store carries just about everything available in NH. Victory, Southampton, Brooklyn, Sea Dog, Smuttynose, Allagash, Chimay, Harpoon, Magic Hat, just to name a few. They have lots of Imports that I rarely see anywhere else.
A couple of things I didn't see were Smuttynose Robust Porter, Victory Hop Wallop, Pennichuck anything

Great selection for NH Great prices too!

johnnnniee, Jan 24, 2009
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McKinnon's Market in Salem, NH
90 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.