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Super Buy-Rite Wines and Liquors

Not Rated.
Super Buy-Rite Wines and LiquorsSuper Buy-Rite Wines and Liquors
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
[ Store ]

575 Manila Ave
Jersey City, New Jersey, 07310-1411
United States
phone: (201) 239-1200

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(Place added by: dherling on 11-30-2009)
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Reviews by LucienDeRubempre:
Photo of LucienDeRubempre
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%

After shopping regularly at this store for the past month or so, ever since I moved to JC, I think I have a pretty good idea of the ups and downs. The selection is pretty good when it comes to domestics but make sure you ask as they keep many of the limited releases off the shelves. Some imports are well represented with nearly full lines from Wells, Fullers, Traquair, Spaten, Ayinger, Chimay, Mikkeller etc. but the Belgians were strangely lacking many of the great lambic brewers i.e. 3F, Cantillon, Oud Biersell, etc. I asked about the Cantillons and they said they had records of 2 or 3 mixed cases in their inventory but 'had no idea where it all went.' Someone has been having a good time, obviously. And yes, there are still few to no prices on the shelves or bottles.

LucienDeRubempre, Nov 07, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

JimmyAloysius, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of CassinoNorth
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%

Atmosphere: Big warehouse style place. Huge. Tons of windows with craft/imports, then a huge warehouse full of more beer. One of the bigger stores I've seen.

Quality: Tons and tons and tons of beer. Bombers for probably upwards of 200 feet. Above average American craft selection and a really great Belgian selection too.

Service: Typical for a big chain, cordial employees...didn't really ask for help though.

Selection: Plenty. If it's distributed to NJ, you'll see it here. Saw a stack of 6 cases of FBS on the floor tonight and I'm sure they have more. Plus they're one of few North NJ stores that have Carton Boat cans in stock. Huge plus. No growler fills like other Buy Rites, but that's a pass as most stores don't.

Food: Didn't see any, but didn't look hard either.

Value was great. Some of the better prices you'll see. Not a huge markup on really anything. 4 packs of Carton boat were $10. That's awesome.

CassinoNorth, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -4.1%

djrn2, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%

Vibe: This place is like a good-sized supermarket/warehouse entirely devoted to wine, liquor and beer. While the beer selection only constitutes less than a quarter of the shelf space, it's very large when compared to other stores given the sheer size of this store. The place itself is very well lit and has spacious aisles, which are nice if you are pushing around a shopping cart. An off-street parking lot is located right in front of the store, which is conveniently located in Jersey City between the entrance and exit of the Holland Tunnel. You can bring the carts right out to your car and load up the trunk.

Quality: All beers are stored in the interior of the store, far away from sunlight. One row of beer is stored cold in coolers. Given the amount of people shopping, it appears that beers have a high turnover rate.

Service: I observed some employees circulating through the store and answering questions from customers.

Selection: This store has an enormous selection of domestic and imported beers, many of which are available in single bottles in 12 ounce, 22 ounce and 750 mL sizes.

Value: I found the prices for beers to be quite reasonable compared to other stores in the area.

metter98, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of jeffbrew
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%

If you live in New York City, this place is still worth the trip. It's a trip on the PATH and a short walk, but the beer selection is better than anywhere in Manhattan.

We loved the huge variety of beers that were being offered. There were shelves of familiar breweries, but with their lesser known beers. There were single bottles for sale, as well as full six packs. Plus, many beers were stored at both room temperature and refrigerated.

This isn't a visit I can make frequently, but I'll cross the Hudson again for the selection.

jeffbrew, May 21, 2013
Photo of HobokenJack
4.61/5  rDev +10.6%

Right by the Holland Tunnel. Probably has biggest selection of craft brews in Hudson County. You have a huge selection of craft beers, including some rarities. You can buy single bottle both warm and cold (cold bombers too) if you need some last minute beer purchases. Variety of craft beers change on a regular basis so you are always getting new options every time you go there. Staff is knowledgable about their beers and will be very helpful. Biggest downside is the lack of any variety of beer glasses to purchase for all the types of craft beers they sell. (They also sell liquor, wine and wine glasses too).

HobokenJack, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%

This is a very large store with a large selection of beer, wine, and liquor - it has an almost warehouse store (think Costco) like decor and vibe.

The service at the checkout counters is pretty friendly but not too knowledgeable about beers. The store does not seem to have a go to "beer guy" but that is fine with me since it lets me shop in peace without anyone bothering me - I like the thrill of the chase going through all the different beers rather than having someone try to guide me.

The store has a wide selection of beers which generally move pretty quickly, and the beer is not stored in direct sunlight - you can find some real gems here. There are literally hundreds of beers available in singles bottles or cans, as well as a wide selection of bombers and lots of beer available in six packs/cases. There is a pretty wide selection of domestic, domestic craft, as well as foreign beers. This store also gets a lot of the limited release beers that others store do not get because they do not have the sales volume.

Prices are reasonable, if not just a touch cheaper than some other shops in the area.

dbrauneis, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.64/5  rDev -12.7%

My first time at this emporium of all things booze located hard by the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City, but also surprisingly close to the Newport Mall, public transportation and the train to NYC. The closest place to Manhattan where you can get out-of-state beers like Lost Abbey!

Lucky for us, beer is located right by the main entrance to the store, and the first shelf greets you with Older Viscosity, all the Lost Abbey brews, Port Brewing and some cool rarities like an Imperial Stout from Old Schoolhouse Brewing, all the way out in a tiny town in Washington State. Also Cricket Hill from NJ.

I saw North Coast Old Stock 2009, which is pretty much gone from most places… also Voodoo and Fegley’s from PA. There are literally hundreds of different beers from all over the US and the world, including a dedicated entire shelf for Belgian brews and some British stuff like Wells Young Imperial Stout that I had never seen. A big cooler by the wall offers refrigerated bombers, six packs and singles (this I like too, the fact that I can buy a single bottle).

Prices are real good. That Old Stock was $20.99, and Lost Abbey Deliverance is $15.99. The only negative is all the dust on the bombers… what’s up with that? I guess the stock doesn’t move fast enough.

Service was non-existent, which is good and bad. Nice enough at the registers but that’s it. Didn’t see a beer guy. But when I returned a bottle of wine, they had no problem.

A great place to stock on gently-priced and rare beers!

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 15, 2012
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Super Buy-Rite Wines and Liquors in Jersey City, NJ
92 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.