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The Drinkery

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9 Ratings
Ratings: 9
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 6.98%
[ Store ]

2 Young Rd
Londonderry, New Hampshire, 03053-3204
United States
phone: (603) 434-1012

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thedrinkeryshop

Notes:
Located underneath Tupelo Music Hall.

(Place added by: drinkeryshop on 03-30-2010)
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Reviews by GarthDanielson:
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%

Picked up a coupon for this place from Living Social, otherwise I don't know that we ever would have seen the store. It's just off the main road, but not well marked. It is in the basement of a performance hall, and we learned that during shows you can purchase brews from the store for consumption in the theater. The store itself is great. It's a 50/50 split of wine and beer, and there are drinkware and snacks to purchase as well. The owner, Andy, has been there every time I've been in, and he is super-helpful. Good for a chat about what's new, what's on the horizon for inventory, and general chit chat. Decent selection, but in terms of NH distribution, most stores have very similar selections at this point. The prices are decent, and I will definitely be visiting The Drinkery again when in the area.

GarthDanielson, Jan 26, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of smanson56
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

smanson56, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -7%

mklisz, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of jaycar06
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jaycar06, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%

Due to the limited hours they keep I stopped in here for the first time yesterday despite driving by here hundreds of times. This is a small shop located in the cellar of the Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry. As I understand it the music hall is byob so this little shop makes perfect sense. Great selection of craft beer crammed into a fairly small space, some mead and wine also available. I picked up a few nice bottles and spent more than I planned. Alana was very courteous and helpful and even gave me her last bottle of Double Dose. Prices were average to a hint on the high side.I would go back if in the area.

johnnnniee, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of h77nate77
5/5  rDev +16.3%

I've been looking for a new place with a good selection of beer and I couldn't be happier with this one. After finding the place (could use a bigger sign by the road) and walking down into the beer cave, I was immediately greeted by the very friendly staff. The selection was awesome. I found a couple of the beers I've been looking for everywhere, (Oskar Blues Deviant Dales and Longtrail Triple bag) and grabbed some of my other favorites, and they gave me a nice discount of for buying 4 or more singles(not sure if that's an everyday thing or not).

I also asked about kegs and she gave me the website for the list (craftbeerkegsnh.com) and they can order a ton of different kegs in both 1/6 and 1/2 barrel kegs.

They also have a pretty large selection of wine and some gourmet food that I didn't try, but I'm sure I will eventually.

I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great selection and a friendly, helpful staff, and I will definitely be back.

h77nate77, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of TheMonkfish
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%

I just found out about this place recently from BA (in spite of living the next town over.)

The shop is small, but really cool (it reminded me of the basement bar scene from QT's "Inglourious Basterds"). The selection is decent - pretty much most of the craft beer distributed/available in NH.

The beer cave focuses on warm 12oz and bombers, cold beer singles are secondary (which is quite alright in my mind.)

They have, by far, the best selection of White Birch I've seen thus far (a nice little display near the checkout.)

The staff is very cool and super friendly and really eager to help/make recommendations.

This place my "go to" place when I hear of something new hitting NH.

TheMonkfish, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%

I stopped in here today to take a look-see and to redeem one of my 1/2 price coupons.

Set in the basement of a large, white, old farmhouse building just off of route 102. I believe the upstairs houses the Tupelo Music Hall. Enter the "cave" and the register is to the left, along with a small display of White Birch and Atlantic Brewing beers, plus a small fridge. Most of this side of the place has wines, plus sauces and other edibles. If you bang a right upon entering you're in the beer area. This mini-cave stretches to the rear a bit, with a couple small fridges on the right, and floor-to-ceiling shelves on the left. The had a very nice selection, based on what is available in NH, of course. Lots of Smutty, Rogue, Allagash, Victory, Stone, Flying Dog, etc, plus some Belgians, a good amount of German stuff, and some items new to the state, like Throwback and Ruckus. Most 12oz bottles are priced as singles, and can be a little pricey if bought that way. But, if you buy a 4-pack or 6-pack of singles you get 20% off each. Pretty good, overall. The proprietor (Andy, I believe) was quite helpful, popping in on me a couple of times offering assistance. He really wants to get more stuff in, but is constrained by NHs laws at the moment. All in all, a solid place to get good bier! Prosit!!

4.36 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

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Bierman9, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of CheckMate
4.3/5  rDev 0%

I visited The Drinkery with my fiancé and BA member MrHurmateeowish for the first time today. The moment we walked through the door we were immediately greeted by the store's welcoming committee, a sweet yellow lab named Coda (or Koda) who followed us around happily with no problems. In their beer cave, they had quite a few different brands of beer, especially White Birch Brewing, which is hard to find at the moment because they are a growing company. Their selection is decent, and the woman who worked there (very friendly and knowledgeable) had said they are trying to get other stuff in. The Drinkery also sells wine and gourmet goodies. the goodies include homemade gourmet popcorn, gourmet ketchup and mustards, and gourmet jellies and jams. All of the goodies are locally made and the worker also said that she is working to get all locally made goodies. Great place, friendly people (and dog too!) with awesome customer service. We will be definitely by visiting again soon!

CheckMate, Jun 24, 2010
The Drinkery in Londonderry, NH
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.