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Acquistapace's Supermarket

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Acquistapace's SupermarketAcquistapace's Supermarket
BA SCORE
96
world-class

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.26%
[ Store ]

125 E 21st St
Covington, Louisiana, 70433-2813
United States
phone: (985) 893-0593

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(Place added by: ShrLSU on 02-26-2008)
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Reviews by EgadBananas:
Photo of EgadBananas
4.8/5  rDev +8.8%

I don't think I could ask for a better place to have within a short driving distance to buy my beer. For starters, they boast the biggest selection of beer in the state of Louisiana. The beer/wine room is nearly half the size of the whole store. My girlfriend hates going there with me because I can spend a very long time just looking at everything they have to offer. I can typically go to a normal place and after a few visits, exhaust new desirable selections to try. Every time I go to the Acquistapace, I leave with an average of 6 beers, nothing that I have ever gottan before. The staff is amazing. The manager (the owners son I believe) is extremely helpful, is glad to consider suggestions to carry, and you can tell he is genuinely passionate about beer, wine, ect.
To put a top on this already amazing place, the prices are phenominal. Most selections are 50 cents to $1 cheaper than you can find anywhere else. Simply put; you will pay way less here than you will anywhere else...no matter what it is. You will not find a better place to shop beer in the state of Louisiana, and I'm thankful that.

EgadBananas, Nov 14, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

kjkinsey, Sep 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Wando52, Jul 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.4%

animal69, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

squibbs, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Noxious26
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%

Wow!! Read about this place on BA when my wife said she wanted to drive across the bridge over Lake Pontchatrain. Figured it sounded good and was worth a look-see. Pulled up in front of this unassuming grocery store, walked in looking around for the beer section when I got to the right hand side of the store and realized they had a whole room for beer/wine/alcohol. It's more like a little store attached to the grocery store.

Huge selection of beers. Most can be bought in singles which is terrific for those of us on vacation that want to try as many local beers as possible. A couple of rows of un-refrigerated beers and a whole wall of beer coolers. Most of the craft beers in the coolers was either bombers or imports.

Prices were very reasonable as far as I was concerned.

If you're in the New Orleans area and have a vehicle, this store is definitely worth the drive!

Noxious26, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Pens1967
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Pens1967, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of HowlingTurkey
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Atmosphere: It's a fairly unassuming supermarket, with a huge alcohol warehouse attached to it.

Quality: Good quality here, big names, as well as various other beer that I've never even heard of. (wine and liquor selection is equal to the task)

Service: Did not really encounter anyone until I got to the register. I prefer the hands off approach though, if I have a question I'll be more than happy to ask.

Selection: Good selection, and as good as any place I've seen in Louisiana.

Food: Didn't try any, but I've heard from people that they do have a pretty sweet deli as well.

Value: I think the value is pretty good, not too pricey, not dirt cheap, but very affordable.

Definitely recommended if you're in the area. It's worth a look.

HowlingTurkey, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%

Stopped by this place during a work trip after seeing a few reviews here on BA. Its basically a supermarket with a pretty good beer selection. There are a lot of beers to choose from but most are rather ordinary; however there are a few gems in the mix. I got a Scotch Silly, a De Struisse Outblack, and a German Hefe (I forgot which). All for like $12. They have lots of Mikkeller single hops, a pretty good belgian selection, and the rest is just nice to see. There are "2" coolers. The macros are kept cold and the craft is kept at 55 degrees (according to the clerk). While I have seen way better stores in my day, this is by far the best store I found north of the Lake. Worth a stop if you are in the area (or worth visiting as often as possible if this is your only source) :)

DrinkSlurm, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%

New Orleans can be a tough place to get an epic beer haul done. But if you've got wheels and a trunk, this is where it happens.

Stein's has some rarities you won't find here (La Trappe Oak Aged, a few Fantome varieties), but Acquistapace's had some too, like a 2010 vintage Pannepot and the Schlenkerla Dopplebock. Most Belgians are on shelves, un-chilled. Big selection. Then there's plenty of cooler space devoted to Germans and Americans, with pretty much everything that makes it to LA available. (I noted only the absence of Pretty Things, which Stein's has.)

On top of a vast selection and lots of room to roam, the prices significantly beat anywhere in New Orleans. Rochefort 10: $6. Green Flash 4-packs: $8.50. The famed Dead Guy growler for $10. Jolly Pumpkins for less than $14!!!

It really is good.

ZethOfTheNorth, Sep 12, 2012
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Acquistapace's Supermarket in Covington, LA
96 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.