New Beer Distributors

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

135 Reviews
Reviews: 135
Visits: 155
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

167 Chrystie St
New York, New York, 10002-2809
United States
phone: (212) 260-4360

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Reviews: 135 | Visits: 155
Reviews by shapudding:
Photo of shapudding
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

Hit this during a pubhop, GeoffSJ said this was a must-go-to. So I grabbed my messager bag, the boys grabbed their backpacks, and we planned to be hurting from lugging the haul around New York. Yep, beer gets heavier as you drink! We found this easily enough on Christie street. You walk in to the cold case on the right side -which even had a $1 deal section, and the cashier section to the left. You talk and pay through a little tiny ticket taker hole. Show them what you have through the plexi-glass, she writes it all up, shows you your damage, then you pay, she hands a plastic bag through the little slot/hole. The paper bags are on your side of the window. Kind of funny actually! There is such a great selection of singles that I never even made it to the case section to see what was going on there -especially since I spend way more time than the rest of the crew, and even had to make an “emergency” phone call to NeroF., to have him pull up BA and tell me about a few bottles that I had never heard of, but was interested in, and when you do not have a car to chuck it all into, you have to be selective! Huge amounts of German brews, even some ryes. A lot of Southampton’s, which the boys ran straight to and began to drool. Gift sets with glasses, and just a few glasses besides that. The front of the store is where there are just shelves and shelves of goodies, all very reasonably priced too. I had to behave, which I hate, so I only knocked out a touch of $30, but got some great stuff. While I was in the first of the three sections, basically reading almost every other bottle, the employees were constantly handtrucking back and forth and were so polite and apologizing for making my beergeeking butt having to move, and so pleasant even though I must have drove them crazy. Within the first few minutes of me coming in the door and starting a pile of what I wanted, one employee came over with a sixpack holder and put them into it for me. Very nice touch. When I finally finished up, waaaay after the boys, I found them outside chatting with one of the gentlemen that worked there. The boys said he was asking if there was anything else that was not there that he should get. Very cool stuff. Will be going back to this one again!
-Just had to come back here and make a note! If they have not fixed it yet, take a look at their business card... "All BLANDS Beer and Soda"! lol! -But seriously, this is not a place just for the macro at heart! (2,470 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of dgilks
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Figoeric710
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Zekenyce
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

My type of place. Great selection and maintained in ideal cellar conditions.

Best prices in town. Hands down. (111 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of JonahNW
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Grimy, unassuming, very well-priced Valhalla for saisons, sours, Belgians (73 characters)

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of MisterBisco
3.32/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

This is a curious place. Total warehouse feel. If you can hunt a staff person down, they range from snappy and unhelpful to warm and inviting.

Don't go for IPAs, unless it's something you know was released recently - the warehouse isn't temperature controlled, and their IPAs don't clear the shelves very quickly.

Some good values can be found, but overall found their prices to be average to pricey.

Worth stopping in if you're in the area, and it makes for a nice beer haul stop along with Whole Foods Bowery and Top Hops, both very close by. (548 characters)

Photo of dtomes
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of drewone
3.04/5  rDev -28.6%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Worth a stop as its around the corner from whole foods bowery. A large dark warehouse type space. Everything is out on shelfs, nothing is refrigerated. Don't expect service or to talk beer, but there is a wide selection and a few items that others don't carry. A wide import selection too.

No temp controller so i would generally avoid hoppy beers here unless I knew they were fresh.

One things I really like is you can buy a single of anything that sell, so I picked up quite a few 12oz that I wanted to try.

A lot of stock, so there seems to be a few things that linger here longer that other places, found a sixpoint 3bean (which turned out to be quite tasty). (667 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Vibe: This isn't your typical Manhattan beer store as the back half functions as a warehouse and the front half features as a retail area. It's not uncommon to see kegs being wheeled out to the street for deliveries when you're shopping. The cashiers are located in a separate room behind a glass window and will manually add up your order.

Quality: This store has a large selection and doesn't have as much turnover as the nearby Whole Foods Bowery so sometimes you can find some aged beers without having to cellar them yourself.

Service: This is a family-run business so the staff is generally friendly. If you're there for a while, someone will usually ask you if you need any help. The only drawback about the store is that it's only open until 6 pm and closed on Sundays.

Selection: The store is a lot more organized than it was in past years and beers are mostly arranged on the shelves by country, most of which are available as singles. Just about all of the beers are stored warm, although there is a smaller cooler near the front opposite the cashiers and a small growler filler station. This store has hundreds of different beers and probably has the largest selection in New York City.

Value: Beer prices are very reasonable and slightly cheaper compared to other stores in the area such as Whole Foods and Top Hops. (1,333 characters)

Photo of Lare453
2.6/5  rDev -39%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4

A a cement floor, no lighting, warehouse. It was hot as balls which can't be good for the beer.

Q there was a lot of beer, mostly fresh stuff.

S no one spoke English, there was one bald guy thre but he was very angry looking and didn't want anything to do with the customers. Pretty much a dick.

S lots of beer, the is a good import section but the were no gems in the domestic section. Bcbs for $8 a bottle.

V pretty expensive... Even for the city (452 characters)

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New Beer Distributors in New York, NY
95 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.