1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Village Market

Village MarketVillage Market
BA SCORE
96
world-class

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.84%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

82 Lafayette Rd
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, 03844-2304
United States
phone: (603) 926-5840

view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: mikejo on 06-12-2009)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by smakawhat:
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

3.67/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$$$

Situated in one of the vacation areas of New England, is this very obscure beer store. I went in with the impression of finding a few things I hadn't had before and I did. There's a few local selections, and some diversity compared to other places on the East Coast. The atmosphere is nothing special but everyone who worked there is able to answer questions and help you out.

There were even a few odd gems such as still seeing Frangelic Mountain brown on the shelves. Unfortunately prices here at this place are insanely high, I found them even higher than back home where I live in the DC area.

Take a look around to see if you might find something special, but it's not a place I would go back to again to splurge.

01-26-2013 14:49:44 | More by smakawhat
More User Reviews:
Photo of mjstacker
mjstacker

New Hampshire

4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$

Ron is a great owner, knowledgeable and helpful. The selection is good and if you ask, the behind-the-counter stock is usually great. Certainly not as loaded as a CBC or Tulley's but for my money, this is the best local establishment. I'll give them my business any day, but especially Fridays when they have free tastings.

01-28-2014 04:52:43 | More by mjstacker
Photo of bc102782
bc102782

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

12-31-2013 02:31:54 | More by bc102782
Photo of beav19
beav19

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

10-30-2013 21:22:58 | More by beav19
Photo of Abilow33
Abilow33

New York

4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

The owner was very helpful. As soon as walked in he and one of his employees came over to talk to me about beer and where I am from. Very knowledgable and they were able to answer several questions about local and rare beers. The store was clean and organIzed. If you get a chance I would highly recommend this place.

07-23-2013 18:49:06 | More by Abilow33
Photo of BostonBiosafety
BostonBiosafety

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Beer and wine tastings every Friday night from 5-7.

I am lucky enough to live a few miles from this establishment. They have a great selection, nothing in NH comes close within the lower seacoast area. They go the extra mile to provide beer enthusiasts with a great selection. They offer singles on all of the six-pack products, so the ability to mix is a bonus. Also, they get a lot of beer other local establishments don't get because of their commitment to craft beer.

Support the "little guy" and they will continue to provide us with what we want.

02-24-2013 14:47:45 | More by BostonBiosafety
Photo of Psacy
Psacy

New Hampshire

3.35/5  rDev -25.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Was told to check out this convenience store as they had "a great beer selection". Didn't know what to expect as it truly is a convenience store. The beer selection was comparable to other bottle shops in the State. However, the girl behind the counter didn't seem to know anything about the stock. I asked it they had Lunch and she replied "I don't know". No offer to find out.

This is a very cramped store and first thing you see when you walk in is K Cups. The friend that recommended this store loves the sandwiches. I don't think I could qualify Hampton Falls Village Market as a "beer store". It is truly a convenience store with a decent craft beer selection as well as all the mass produced beers.

I am told there are beer tastings there, but, I can't imagine where they hold the tastings as there really isn't any free floor space. There are cases on the floor and very small aisles.

I suppose I would return to the store. However, I would not expect any help from staff in finding craft beer.

12-24-2012 02:01:21 | More by Psacy
Photo of Cavanaghty
Cavanaghty

Maine

4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I have been going to this store for a couple years now since my best friend brought me there to pick up of all things a soda. I walked in and saw that they had an aisle from the front to back of the store with nothing but beer. Imported, microbrews, and domestic were all there. Offered in both coolers and on the shelves. They seem to rotate stock so there is usually something new there, along with the regular stuff they carry in stock. They also frequently advertise for upcoming brewfests and limited releases. Definatly one of my main stops to find beer.

07-08-2012 19:39:12 | More by Cavanaghty
Photo of BPooch
BPooch

New Hampshire

4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Best beer selection in Seacoast NH. The owner prides himself on getting beers on his shelves that you cannot find anywhere else in NH. We need more stores like this!

Best bomber selection around.

Also has the best price on Keurig K cup boxes that i've found.

Only thing I would suggest is that if you're in the state looking for smuttynose, make sure you go to Shaws or Market Basket. We take it for granted that "finestkind", Old Brown Dog, Shoals, and Big A are so readily available. If you're someone that has been dying to get your hands on these products go load up at a chain grocery store to save $.

11-29-2011 14:35:26 | More by BPooch
Photo of prodigo
prodigo

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $

I came across this place on the BA calendar after seeing they were hosting an Allagash tasting. This place is truly a gem and certainly isn't your average village market!

The exterior is quite unassuming. There is ample parking, which is always nice.

I couldn't closely inspect their full selection since there was a crowd for the tasting, but it took me less than a minute to find several beers I'd been looking for quite some time. I noted an excellent belgian/belgian style selection, a handful of Rogue beers that I wasn't familiar with, and about 5 White Birch beers (I snatched up Hookset without a moment's hesitation).

When checking out at the register, the owner was very engaging.

The prices are *great*. 750ml bottles of Allagash ales for $7.50? I'm not talking about just their standard dubbel/tripels. Also I was surprised to find out my White Birch bomber was $7.50 as well, since I'm accustomed to their beers costing double that.

I'm seriously excited to find out there's another establishment like this so close to home!

06-11-2011 22:43:13 | More by prodigo
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Village Market in Hampton Falls, NH
96 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.