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DownTown Wine & Spirits

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DownTown Wine & SpiritsDownTown Wine & Spirits

75 Ratings
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.92%
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225 Elm St
Somerville, Massachusetts, 02144-2918
United States
phone: (617) 625-7777

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Reviews by John:
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3.7/5  rDev -10%

Downtown is located in Davis Square and is very convenient to Redbones and The Burren. Selection is good with many local, regional national micros. Pretty good selection of imports including Belgian and English brews among others. I scored some local brews here that aren't available in NY. Brews are well organized. While shopping there I witnessed a group ripping off beers (stuffing them into back packs). I mentioned it to the clueless clerk and her reply was “oh, people sometimes do that (put beer into back packs) until they get to the check out”. Um…yeah right. Whatever. As others indicated, prices are toward the high end but it's the price you pay for a conveniently located neighborhood liquor store.

John, May 27, 2004
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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
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

bpfrush, Jun 24, 2014
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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
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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

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

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

dreis, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Bilco, Nov 28, 2013
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
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DownTown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA
92 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.