Super Buy-Rite Wines and Liquors
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dauss:
4.3/5 rDev +3.1%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I come here whenever I visit my parents, who live in JC. The service is hit or miss. Sometimes I'll get offered some help and sometimes I can wander for 10 minutes and not an employee.
As far as the quality, all the beers seem to have a high turnover rate. The dates on the products are recent and fresh. I've been able to find some pretty awesome stuff here, like the Ola Dubh 40 Year. Prices seem to be reasonable for JC and their coolers are always stocked.
I am confused on how they decide on what should be in the cooler or on the shelves. I'll see 10 varieties of Mikkeller Single Hop in the warm shelf, and brews that wouldn't be adversely affected by the warmth.
As far as selection, this place has the best selection I've ever seen in NJ. Hundreds of bottles line two whole shelves, and then a few dozen cooler doors full of 6-packs, bombers, and 750s. In between the cooler and the warm shelves are just more cases of beer on display.
Next time I'll go in and ask for the stuff that isn't on the shelf, and perhaps I'll be able to find some even more awesome finds.
12-30-2010 23:23:05 | More by dauss
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4.18/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
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.
11-20-2013 03:18:38 | More by CassinoNorth
4.11/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
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.
07-16-2013 02:04:11 | More by metter98
4.43/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$
If you live in New York City, this place is still worth the trip. It's a trip on the PATH and a short walk, but the beer selection is better than anywhere in Manhattan.
We loved the huge variety of beers that were being offered. There were shelves of familiar breweries, but with their lesser known beers. There were single bottles for sale, as well as full six packs. Plus, many beers were stored at both room temperature and refrigerated.
This isn't a visit I can make frequently, but I'll cross the Hudson again for the selection.
05-21-2013 17:47:36 | More by jeffbrew
4.61/5 rDev +10.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
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).
10-03-2012 03:09:28 | More by HobokenJack
3.94/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a very large store with a large selection of beer, wine, and liquor - it has an almost warehouse store (think Costco) like decor and vibe.
The service at the checkout counters is pretty friendly but not too knowledgeable about beers. The store does not seem to have a go to "beer guy" but that is fine with me since it lets me shop in peace without anyone bothering me - I like the thrill of the chase going through all the different beers rather than having someone try to guide me.
The store has a wide selection of beers which generally move pretty quickly, and the beer is not stored in direct sunlight - you can find some real gems here. There are literally hundreds of beers available in singles bottles or cans, as well as a wide selection of bombers and lots of beer available in six packs/cases. There is a pretty wide selection of domestic, domestic craft, as well as foreign beers. This store also gets a lot of the limited release beers that others store do not get because they do not have the sales volume.
Prices are reasonable, if not just a touch cheaper than some other shops in the area.
09-04-2012 18:30:22 | More by dbrauneis
3.64/5 rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | $$
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!
02-15-2012 22:49:27 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.76/5 rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I knew I was going to be in Jersey for the past few weeks so
I took to searching for stores in the Hoboken area. This appeared to be the best place around according to reviews however I recognized that about a half hour from Hoboken was a place called "Oak Tree" which had a higher review and reviewers seemed amazed by the place. I decided to go the half hour extra on my way down and visit Oak Tree while thinking if it didn't work out there I'd try Buy Rite. Let me first state that in CT we have major distribution issues and do not get any of the stuff I really like or stuff that's really noteworthy except Stone, Victory, DFH, Coronado and a few others. Needless to say a trip like this is huge for me. NJ gets some great stuff and it seemed like none of it was at Oak Tree. Selection was really limited and was mostly compiled of local stuff which could be cool but not for me. I left without anything in hand although I do commend them for their lost abbey stock. Once I got to Buy Rite I was blown away. Their singles selections was decent with questionable dating however. After that it was craft heaven. Half aisle four shelves high of bombers, an import bomber half aisle that mirrored the American bomber half aisle. A ton of stuff CT will never see. Jealous. To the right of those bombers back where the singles ended is one huge two sided aisle of cases of great brew that are for sale as either case or sixer with the prices marked right on top. Saw a lot of local stuff in this case aisle but also saw a lot of other good stuff like green flash, bear republic, GD, fort Collins, terrapin, troegs, founders, FW, and a bunch more. They had a ton of flower power which I think is way underrated even though its rated on the high side. They have a cooler section of bombers, sixers and singles that's quite large too with more selections than what's in the case aisle. Its a huge warehouse type place which is ok with me. There really isn't any service which is fine with me. The only thing that made me laugh was I asked an employee if it was ok if I went through the cases of GF west coast cuz the ones on top were dated October and he proceeded to tell me that almost 4 months old is still good for an ipa at which I laughed to myself. Anyways no place is completely perfect but this place comes close in selection in my book. Its a little tricky to get to but well worth the trip. If you are a Connecticut head who likes to make outta state beer store runs make this one your next stop and bring a lot of loot. I'm trying to figure out a way to convince my wife that I need to go there once more before we go back to CT so I can grab that double trouble and imperial stout(founders) I didn't grab.
02-04-2012 04:33:21 | More by CTBeerPope
Super Buy-Rite Wines and Liquors in Jersey City, NJ
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