Hops And Grapes
Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by engisch:
4.2/5 rDev +8.2%
On my friend's recommendation, a wine drinker, I visited this store. It is a very nicely kept store. A nice selection of singles, although some were a bit pricey compared to other stores, but all in all the prices were reasonable. This is definitely a wine store primarily, but there is a decent amount of warm and cold beers.
Mix your own 6-pack. In addition there is a cigar shop and a coffee bar (possibly the only place in the area with espresso), but I'm here only for the beer. Hops and Grapes is a great place to stop for many markets (good amount of beer, lots o' wine, liquor and cigars), and you can get a coffee while you search. A nice relaxing and cozy atmosphere to shop for beer.
07-29-2008 17:16:56 | More by engisch
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3.4/5 rDev -12.4%
Finally made a visit here, and was a bit disappointed. Nice, large store. Nicely decorated, but seemed rather dark inside. Reminded me of a cigar lounge, lol. Pretty nice selection including Port/Lost Abbey, Founders, etc. However, be careful of the dates! I found quite a bit of old stock on the shelves, including IPAs over a year old! I grabbed a couple bottles of Vitus and headed on my way. Service wasn't very knowledgeable nor helpful, which wasn't what I expected from a nice looking store like this.
05-16-2013 14:17:28 | More by Imstillthegman
4/5 rDev +3.1%
I've been able to stop by here a few times on my way to Atlantic County and other places in South Jersey.
The folks here are very helpful and nice, often stopping to inquire if assistance is needed.
Generally they offer a wide range of beers, many of which are not found in PA so I usually opt for those when visiting Jersey. The selection of beers on offer is pretty good and I can always find something to buy that I'm interesting in drinking or sampling (e.g., I got to try the Ola Dubh 16 by purchasing it here, and they have a range of Climax beers in the growler size bottles).
The prices are reasonable and in line with what I generaly expect to pay when traveling so the beer I drink in Jersey I always buy in Jersey.
My only complaints are pretty much the same as those I have about most bottle shops I visit while traveling outside of PA. There are beers I have to pass up because they are not dated and so I can't tell how fresh they are. And I know there's some risk of buying out of code beer here since more than once I've found beer on the shelves that was past its freshness period or right at the very end of it. That said, generally the beer is fresh and reaonably priced and I have the impression they keep their stock fresher than most.
12-31-2010 02:47:38 | More by drtth
4.15/5 rDev +7%
My wife works at Rowan University so we shop for beer here frequently. It's basically an upscale liquor store with a artisan cheese/coffee counter and an impressive selection of craft beer.
The staff isn't very knowledgeable about craft beer but they will go out of the way to find something for you, including bringing out a ladder to reach a case of beer that was sold out on the shelves.
They have about five coolers of macros and craft six packs as well as some bombers. Nice selection of Belgians and Germans but they specialize in American craft. Lots of Stone, Weyerbacher, Founders, Bells, Southern Tier, North Coast, etc. I've even found some KBS and Captain Lawrence beers. Recommended if you are in the area.
12-19-2010 02:28:33 | More by corby112
4.35/5 rDev +12.1%
This is my usual place for any kind of alcohol. I think they have a pretty impresive beer section. I can sometimes find a suprising find here and there. The beer section probably takes up 1/5 of the store with the frigerated section taking up an entire 400+/- ft wall. I don't think it will ever disappoint me. They have a make your own six pack section witch is probably my favorite quality in any liquor store. It sometimes takes a while for someone to assist you but it is a pretty huge store, not to mention that I usually spend too much time in there.
08-30-2010 04:20:53 | More by Jef59
1/5 rDev -74.2%
Don't be fooled. These guys are price gougers. I recently went in to purchase a couple of 4 packs of Founders. They refused to sell them by the 4 packs and wanted to sell them by the individual bottle only. Go to Monster Beverage in Glassboro or Joe Canal's in Mantua instead. Poor attitude by staff when called on it too.
Monster Beverage is about a mile down the street from them. The staff is more courteous and willing to help. They have a better selection. Their prices are better too.
Joe Canal's has a really good selection and is knowledgeable about their products. You can build your own 6 pack. They have recently started selling growlers to go too!
03-15-2010 22:20:44 | More by imtwisted2
4/5 rDev +3.1%
A clean, well stocked place in what is otherwise a grim tomb of a shopping center on a dying commercial strip. You won't have any trouble spotting it from the Highway since it stands out like it should be in some gleaming wealthy suburb.
Inside is a well stocked, clean, high-end liquor and wine store. It doesn't have the absolute best beer selection in the area, but it's pretty damned good. It's got a nice lineup of local and regional offerings, with most of the solid national brands available in the area - Rogue, Stone, Bear Republic, Bruery, Founders. It has an extensive cooler lineup, with chilled sixpacks of most of the warm offerings. It has an unusually good selection of single 12 ounce bottles, including most, though not all, of the six-pack offerings, and a decent selection of 22 oz bottles. It has a a decent shelf of Belgians and other imports.
On the wine side, this place has the best selection I have seen of New Jersey's much underrated wines. They are worth a try.
The staff was friendly, but I found the manager a bit condescending in our brief conversation.
03-11-2010 18:25:33 | More by Seanibus
3.95/5 rDev +1.8%
This place looks really nice, has an espresso bar, sells cheese and stuff, but I'm only concerned with buying beer here.
The selection variety is tops for what you can get in these parts of NJ.
But the freshness is not so great. Stupidly I purchased an Espresso Stout bottle from Hichitano that was OLD...sour..I was mad. But, they also had fresh Breakfast Stout 4-packs from Founders.
I'm only going to buy seasonal stuff here from now on [like Nugget Nectar] since they can't be trusted to take old beers off the sales shelves.
The girl who rang me up was total Jersey. Too much makeup..not an iota of interest in my purchases..it was like buying beer at a grocery store [in other states] from a bored kid.
11/27/09 edit: the beer manager of Hops and Grapes beermailed me and apologized..which I didn't expect..that is pretty conscientious of him, so I am increasing my rating.
11-09-2009 08:18:16 | More by roan22
5/5 rDev +28.9%
I love this place. Whenever I want to venture out and open up to some new beers, I always check their a la carte and microbrew section. I come away with a couple 6 packs every time. I'm not so big on the wine as of yet, but from what I can see, it's quite amazing. Very personable staff, will help you out with anything you want and give advice and complements to your beer, wine, or liquor.
It's easily one of the finest beer and spirits store in the area. You can also order online at their website, and some of the stuff is even discounted 10%, check it out.
05-11-2009 01:18:03 | More by MLasoski
4/5 rDev +3.1%
I was driving through Glassboro today and stopped in. The store is beutiful. They have a coffee bar, cheese bar, walk in hummidor, big wine and liquor selection , as well as beer. The square footage for beer in the store is small compared to wine, but the selection is pretty good. They had lots of Stone, Founders, Flying Dog, and Jolly Pumpkin along with many other breweries. The singles selection was pretty solid. The price was pretty reasonable, some things seem a bit high, but most was fair. The staff was very helpful when I could not find Oskar Blues. The store is very nice but I think Monster Beverage (about 1 mile down the road) has a better selection.
11-24-2008 22:39:15 | More by bonkers
Hops And Grapes in Glassboro, NJ
89 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.