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Harvest Wines & Spirits

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Harvest Wines & SpiritsHarvest Wines & Spirits
BA SCORE
99
world-class

40 Ratings
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: n/a
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842 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, Connecticut, 06119-1511
United States
phone: (860) 906-1623

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Place added by: ianmhall on 03-11-2010

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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 22
Reviews by DanE:
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4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place is a gem. Reviews about Ian, the owner, are in no way exaggerating. The vibe is very laid back. Good music abounds you as you first walk in. The selection is as great as it gets in CT. Great selection of east coast and west coast varieties. Nice rarities and beers for special occasions. Anything you see on the shelves is for purchase. The prices are very reasonable. You will not be gauged. It isn't exactly organized but that's ok because it gets you to walk around, explore, and hang out. A place for either your favorite session beer or your unique treasure. I highly, highly recommend this place. But only those that...RESPECT BEER.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Lynch800
4.91/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of SBrouse90
4.82/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of AaronF
4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great staff willing to help and give suggestions. Has turned into my go to spot. Nice sour selection. Gets as good a distribution as anyone in Hartford County. Yes small space and can be a little disorganized but you need to browse a little.

Photo of Roguer
4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Found this spot by accident. Excellent spot for craft beer, with knowledgeable workers. Small and cozy.

Plenty of selection from all over, including a number of aged Belgians. Large Beer Cave: a walk-in cooler with plenty of chilled 12-packs and 6-packs of craft beer.

Definitely recommend hitting up this spot if you're in the Hartford area and looking for a place to buy some good beer.

Photo of grahuba
3.86/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Small place, kind of disorganized. Helpful friendly owner. Not a huge selection.

Photo of CTFalcon
3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Down the road from the Half Door pub, Harvest Wine is a small and crowded booze store.

There are cases of beer and wine and bottles everywhere! Not very organized… I saw a bunch of dusty bombers, but the cooler with single bottles as you enter to your left across from the register is neat. Some good options there (I went for an Evil Twin barleywine).

Weyerbacher, Victory, Hebrew, Allagash, Southern Tier and Cambridge Brewing were among the brands I saw, but nothing rare or exceptional. They do have a shelf behind the register with awe-inspiring stuff like Utopias, but that is mostly for drooling purposes. Nice, super helpful guys. Give it a try, they deserve some business.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ScotNH
3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jrep21pr
4.82/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I moved to the Hartford area in March and found this small little store a month later. Is definitely my favorite store in CT I like the selection that they have in stock even though there were a quite few that were missing but I was able to find at other stores in the New Haven area. But overall is a great store staff is friendly and very knowledgeable.

Photo of VictorWisc
4.87/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I decided to check out the two top-rated stores on a trip to Hartford. This was one of them. The selection is quite good, if a bit uneven. Some rare sightings here, but also big gaps in coverage (available at other CT stores, so it's not a question of distribution). Prices very uneven. Some appear to be quite good or comparable to the better stores in the area. Others are 20-25% higher for no apparent reason. The guy behind the counter claimed to have had some rarities in ample supply when they came out, unlike other locals who barely got 1 case or less. Of course, that does not mean that they lasted long, but this still would be the place to look for rare releases or to sign up in advance.

The store is a bit cramped with beer spread out over four different areas, including a walk-in cooler. Wine is distributed in a completely unpredictable manner, but feels a bit like a cellar, which saves it from a downgrade. The guy behind the counter looks like Todd and knows his beer. And the place is known locally for sure -- the few customers that I encountered in the store came for the real stuff, not BMC. Definitely seems to be a go-to local spot, but if you're driving, there may be a couple of other stores to check out.

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Harvest Wines & Spirits in West Hartford, CT
99 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.