Half Time

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BA SCORE
100
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162 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
100
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
188
Avg:
4.68
pDev:
10.04%
Half TimeHalf Time
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

2290 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, New York, 12601-5586
United States

(845) 462-5400 | map
www.halftimebeverage.com

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Reviews: 162 | Ratings: 188
Reviews by maristfan:
Photo of maristfan
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Words cannot describe it. Get in your car, plane, train, whatever it takes and visit Half Time. You won't regret it. I attended college nearby and saw the birth of this beer mecca but couldn't imagine the greatness that it has become. Pilsners and Lagers and Stouts OH MY! First stop to make in the store is the micro-brew-on-tap center. Shortly after that, clean the drool off your sweater and head to the cooler after cooler of choice beverages. I entered the store hearing good things and was curious but didn't expect to purchase any that night. I left the store with a "variety is the spice of life" mixed 6 pack of micro-brews, of which I had only one before. Really, the previous posts and mine aren't exaggerating when we say that this could be the best beer distribution center in the lower 48 and quite possibly the best in the beer drinking world. I live in a small town upstate, very near a brewery that is known by few (Davidson Brothers)...to my delite Half Time had two of these brews on tap and even more on the shelves. They are in search of the scotch ale from there which could quite possibly become my favorite of all time. To quote the man I talked to "We get our beer." I have no doubt that a visit to this store will leave you smiling and pennyless...both good things when it comes to good beer!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of seanchai
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cosmo4u
3.85/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of freewill35
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JoeMans
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Anubisxian
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of captaincoffee
4.27/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Can't say it has much of a "vibe" since it is just a store, but great beer selection. If there is anyplace else within an hour drive that can compare, I haven't found it yet. Pretty much the only place I bother buying at during the couple times a year I'm in the area.

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Photo of JackNip
4.2/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of lanegan94
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of grahuba
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Awesome beer selection. Spent an hour in the store and was able to get most of the beers I wanted to try. They fill growlers and even have cigars. Wish this place was closer to CT.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mbeerdino21
4/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of mackeyse
3.98/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I re-reviewed this based on the overhaul of the place that was done in July of 2015 (and seems to be continuing).
Much improved growler section (same number of taps but better selection and variety: Alpine, Other Half, more appropriate seasonals).
The new black shelving makes their beer selection look smaller but they actually seem to have more beer and more varieties from brewers (ex. where they previously had 4-5 Ballast Point's now they have a wider array from them).
They mixed up the end caps to highlight some better breweries (previously it was Ommegang, Rogue, DFH, Bklyn) so appearance wise it seems more up to date.
A nice and long overdue touch was to add prices to the beer on the shelves behind the register so one doesn't have to ask anymore. A simple but smart touch.
Prices remain as just "OK". They know their beer so they will price accordingly for anything that has a buzz. Green Flash, Ballast Point, Maine etc. are expensive everywhere but this place seems to push it even a bit higher than other locals.
They seem to be modernizing the place a bit and making better use of he space. Always has a been a stellar store just needed some "freshening up".

And to date the website is useless (and they pretty much tell you so on their main page as it's being re-worked). Tap list is accurate but they don't update their new arrivals often.

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Photo of tkdchampxi
3.75/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of cvengeance
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of slasich
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Kuromaru
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of moscow2042
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of hardy008
4/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of ArmOnFire
3.94/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

NH resident, in the area for work....Wow! Quite the selection, bought a case worth of singles that I can't get or find in NH or Mass for that matter.

I will be coming back here to stock my beer fridge on return trips for work.

Not used to seeing the 5 cent bottle deposit as a separate item on the receipt.

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Photo of Latarnik
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kkmiller76
5/5  rDev +6.8%

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Half Time in Poughkeepsie, NY
100 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.