Half Time

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BA SCORE
100
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162 Reviews
Reviews: 162
Visits: 186
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

2290 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, New York, 12601-5586
United States
phone: (845) 462-5400

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Reviews by slander:
Photo of slander
4.74/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great Caesar's Ghost!! This place is awesome. I guess I had to see it to believe it. Located just a few miles south of the Mid Hudson Bridge on Rte 9 (northbound), big and new and shiny and clean. An aisle of american micro brews galore. I happily scored me a few single Bert Grant's beers, some Middle Ages this, some Rogue Imperial Stouts that, just a huge singles make your own six pack heaven. Coolers and coolers of just singles. An aisle of Scottish and English and Irish and German and Belgians, oh my. I scored me a Liefman's Goudenband (edit: I came back and scored 4 more Liefman's Goudenbands and am hoarding them), I am one happy camper. Oh yeah, and a couple of Cantillion's to boot. All sorts of stuff I've heard of but have never seen and all sorts of stuff that I've just flat out never heard of but will be doing research on (hmmmmn, if only there was a very informative beer website where people wrote descriptively about all beers and I could reference them). State of the art, a dozen live taps for pouring 10oz sampler bottles, 1/2 gallon or full gallon growlers and the system is done up right!! and the staff seemed alot more up to beer snuff than the Budweiser beer swill lackeys you usually get at your local bevee. The guy me and Davo were talking to used to brew at Woodstock Brewery in Kingston and was knowlegable as all hell about everything we hit him with (and he's a good barleywine man on top of that). I dropped $71 bucks there and I'm sure I'll be doing the 90 mile pilgramage there again real damn soon.
Well worth the hike, says I. (1,569 characters)

More User Reviews:
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. (268 characters)

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. (180 characters)

Photo of Mikexw
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mbeerdino21
4/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of mackeyse
3.79/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

This place coasts on its rep a bit and the fact it was a bit of a trailblazer in the big box beer store arena. Plus the shipping aspect drew some attention (as of this date they don't ship, and haven't in some time due to website overhaul). The Poughkeepsie store is a 2nd class citizen after the opening of the Mamaroneck branch and this is abundantly clear if you ever get the chance to set foot in the new one:the Poughkeepsie store doesn't sniff half of the NYC brewers the downstate store sees and the Poughkeepsie store seems to be lacking the shelf space to keep up. For example, the Mamaroneck spot has pretty much every variety of Ballast Point (to pick a popular brewer), but the Poughkeepsie spot will stock 3 or 4 of their core offerings and usually little else. They used to be my go-to place for new beer arrivals but they don't seem to get any jumpstart over other local stores anymore. If it wasn't for the (admittedly awesome) aspect of breaking up ANY 4's/6'ers I probably wouldnt frequent this branch, but when you don't want to dive in on a 6 pack and want to sample a single this place is your spot.
Prices are just "OK". They know their beer so they will price accordingly for anything that has a buzz. (1,224 characters)

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. (308 characters)

Photo of Latarnik
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kkmiller76
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.72/5  rDev +0.9%
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. (568 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev -8.3%
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. (558 characters)

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