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DownTown Wine & Spirits

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DownTown Wine & SpiritsDownTown Wine & Spirits
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

75 Ratings
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.92%
[ Store ]

225 Elm St
Somerville, Massachusetts, 02144-2918
United States
phone: (617) 625-7777

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Photo of Acaval
4.63/5  rDev +12.7%

My college roommate and I are both beer fans. Whenever she comes to visit, I bring her here. Fabulous selection, and usually reasonable prices (I got some Bourbon County stout for a dollar less than what she pays in Florida).

This last visit said roomie had been raving about a few beers she had recently tried, one of which being the Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel. As we were walking down the aisle and she was talking about how wonderful it was, four bottles jumped out at us on the shelves. Her praises were not unfounded. :)

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and they don't necessarily breathe down your neck, which I like. They have always made good recommendations, and though I don't shop there frequently, I am never disappointed.

Acaval, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -2.7%

bpfrush, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of papat444
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%

Post EBF bottle shopping :)

Beer is in the back and they have a massive selection that seems to go on and on. Huge selection of Belgians, lots of imports and pretty much all the U.S. craft beer available to MA. Was greeted when i entered asking if i needed help with my selection. Very nice place, will certainly come back again.

papat444, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of thesarahfuller
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

thesarahfuller, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of cincysig
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

cincysig, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of seanchai
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

seanchai, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of dreis
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

dreis, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Bilco, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of JMFBOSTON
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%

Offering this feedback from recent visit during a Wednesday afternoon visit (2/2013). New management/owners? The beer shelves were being restocked , staff very put out looking but in their defense the aisles were full with recent deliveries that they were trying to stock and everyone looked overwhelmed . Check out service was uncertain of what to do and everything about the atmosphere seemed in flux.

Always found hard to find brands ( Belgian , Australia/NZ, UK, Germany) that many stores do not offer. Relatively decent pricing in the past,. Prices seemed high during recent visit and far fewer selections , again new management or cleaning out past prime stock? US craft brands well represented . One of the best selections in Boston/Cambridge Area. Hope whatever is going on gets resolved quickly.

JMFBOSTON, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of CAPorter
4.64/5  rDev +12.9%

I have been going to this store for years. Although some of the staff has changed, I always try to get to know the current beer buyers and they are always happy to meet someone passionate about beer. They are among the few stores around that offer cellared/aged beer, and they make sure to try it before offering it to the public so they don't sell something that went bad. Their beer selection is as good as any you'll find in the area outside of Julio's which is quite a hike from Boston. Some folks have mentioned the service being a little aloof, but every time I walk in, they greet me with a smile and tell me about the cool new stuff they got in. If they haven't, it's because they are talking to another customer, which is exactly what they should be doing! Their prices aren't cheap but fair, and if you were to compare them to Ball Sq., they are cheaper across the board. The guys at Downtown have definitely been an asset for this fan of quality craft beer. While, I may differ in my personal taste than some of the staff, I find it to be a strength since I get to become more aware of things that might not be on my radar. They are also good at allocating the rare stuff so that some tool doesn't walk out with the all of it before anyone else gets a chance.
One person mentioned something about the beer being past its prime, I usually get stuff that has just come in, so no problems for me!

CAPorter, Nov 27, 2012
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DownTown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA
92 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.