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4.72/5 rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Great beer store that I'm lucky to live near. Many times the difficult thing is picking out what to actually buy as hard not to find more that I want then I can actually drink. They seem to carry almost everything distributed in NY and the best part is you can purchase everything by the bottle so no need to buy multiples to try a new beer. Have enjoyed some fresh growler fills as well. Prices in reason for NY. They seem to employee people who know and like beer if you have questions; I know many of them are quite knowledgeable and active in local beer community.
03-06-2014 04:25:09 | More by mmmbeerNY
4.29/5 rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A huge beer store in Poughkeepsie, widely renowned. My expectations for this place were absurdly high due to other BA's reviews, and those expectations weren't quite met, but this is still a must stop due to the wide selection and helpful staff. Multiple aisles of beer separated by country, and a solid growler selection. The "best stuff" is behind the counter, visible. Workers were very knowledgeable about the selection and helped me determine if it was worth dropping $20 on BA Boris (they said it would be, and happily, it was). Definitely recommended.
01-27-2014 05:42:21 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.71/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
The staff is always helpful and for the most part they all seem to know beer - impressive
Great Store that has a monster selection, a bit on $$$ side but if you want hard to find beer this is the spot
they have a website that updates there new beer arrivals - NICE!
06-14-2013 09:50:59 | More by DrankIT
4.44/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My review is based on my online order. The website is pretty straightforward and allows for easy navigation. You can sort beers by breweries, countries, states, styles, etc., so that can be helpful when browsing. They do carry a lot of beers, especially from the regional breweries. If you see any highly sought after beer, I'd suggest buying it quickly. Since this was my first online beer purchase, and I was wavering back and forth whether to proceed or not. I missed out on BCBS, Night Stalker, and some nice IPA's. :( My bad though.
I finally did order, and my shipment was processed and shipped promptly. They used a pulp shipper, and my beers were packaged nicely. I was able to re-use their shipper for a subsequent trade, so that was a plus.
I found the prices to be reasonable, and the shipping charges fair. I didn't purchase enough to qualify for free shipping, but that's an option too for those ordering more than $100.
Overall, I was pleased with my experience. I would recommend them highly when purchasing beers not available locally.
05-07-2013 20:14:53 | More by mrcraft
5/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
A beer supermarket is a beautiful thing. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Aisles of beer from around the world and microbrews from the US. Quantities of seasonal beers, (Pumpkin Ale from Dogfish Head for example) when other beer distributors get a few cases ,they get pallets. Found all my favorites. Worth the trip (about fifty miles away for me.).They sell single bottles, try a new beer, find a new favorite. Some beer they keep behind the counter, don't forget to look there. Four packs of Super Kitty from Keegan Ales are there this week. I bought one for New Years Eve.
12-17-2012 01:35:51 | More by MakeMineAnIPA
4.5/5 rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Made a detour on the way back from a trip to Albany to check this place out and get some beer that isn't available to me in PA.
The place is extremely well organized, with clear pricing. Biggest selection of international beer that I have seen at any beer store ever, period. Big selection from UK, Germany, and Belgium, plus beers from obscure places like Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, etc. The selection of US Micros was also excellent, with a wide variety of single bottles and six packs. They had the real limited release stuff on shelves behind the cash register. Also had a large amount of cooler space, even though I wasn't interested in that. Prices were reasonable compared to other places I've seen in PA, NJ, DE, MD, etc. A little higher on some stuff, and a little lower on other stuff. Staff was friendly, and I was given a free glass, assuming from the size of my purchase.
12-09-2012 14:33:38 | More by jmdrpi
5/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Too bad its kinda far from NYC, but anytime I'm up in the area i try to stop by.
I've been meaning to join their beer of the month club!
They have aisles and aisles of beer broken down by country, and great refrigerated selection as well. and they even have some stuff on tap to fill Jugs to take with you! nice selection of glassware and gift sets as well. I believe they carry cigars as well.
They have some snack foods like pretzels and chips their as well.
The store is nicely decorated and has a great decor.
They are a tad pricey, and the place is kid friendly, my two boys were quite rambunctious as we shopped but the staff was patient and kind.
Clean restroom available for use as well.
10-31-2012 15:26:57 | More by SaintAnthony
4.3/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I have placed several orders through their online store. They have a pretty good selection, especially east coast beers that can't be found in the Midwest where I live. Quality and value were both very good as well, never received a beer that had gone bad and the prices were reasonable. The service, although I never talked to anyone on the phone, all the orders I placed were shipped promptly and arrived within a few days. Overall it was a very good online store, will probably order from them in the future.
06-15-2012 21:53:33 | More by jzlyo
5/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
ok, i only know the online store. i really wanted to say how perfect everything was. i live in brazil and was in nyc for a business trip. i have been annoying the guys at this store with questions for over a month.they were always very attentious and prompt to respond. i bought 48 bottles and cans and they delivered them right on time and in a amazing packging. i got say, i could have easily checked the package directly on the airport, no need to open it and store in your suitcase.
all perfect from beggning to the end cant not say enough about this store. also, very user friendly the website, no web stores out there that can even come close to compare.
05-28-2012 20:05:28 | More by haroldo
4.45/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I had read about half time online but on a recent trip to NY had a chance to stop by the actual store. I am from florida and used to shopping at "total wine and more" stores that has great selection at phenomenal prices but poor service.
IN comparison i would say half time has at least the same selection plus about a half dozen taps for growlers which I have never seen in FL. The prices were a bit higher but I have yet to see anyone beat Total wine in price.
BUT THE SERVICE IS PHENOMENAL!!! Each guy I chatted up was a true beer geek and more than willing to talk beer and talk about what's available. From pointing out fresher than other IPA's to making me aware of local gems, I had a great time being at the store and probably spent over 40 minutes there.
I would definetly return in the future and wish them well
03-31-2012 23:31:06 | More by danfinegan3
Half Time in Poughkeepsie, NY
100 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.