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Craft Beer Cellar

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Craft Beer CellarCraft Beer Cellar
BA SCORE
100
world-class

82 Ratings
Ratings: 82
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.74
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

51 Leonard St
Belmont, Massachusetts, 02478-2526
United States
phone: (617) 932-1885

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @cbc_belmont

Notes:
Place added by: Suzanneccll on 10-09-2010

Owned and operated by Kate Baker & Suzanne Schalow, formerly of Cambridge Common.
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Reviews by rowingbrewer:
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4.86/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is one of the best places if not the best place to buy beer in Eastern Mass. the atmosphere is great. you walk into a very clean, neat store with nearly all of the shelves against the wall and a very open feel. there is no macro swill taking up cooler space(there is no macro at all) they have a few wines, but everything else is beer. good selection of domestic and a pretty darn good import selection as well. the quality is obviously high since they don't carry junk beer. the service was great. I was greeted when I walked in and offered assistance. My questions were answered, and they offered to put me on there ailing list. Also If you are into special releases follow them on twitter. this place is definitely worth stopping in.

More User Reviews:
Photo of dfecteau
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
1.6/5  rDev -66.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2

Sought this place out after researching bottle shops here on BA. Was in Boston for work and had limited time, drove there only to find a handwritten note that they were closed for a private event. I spoke with a couple locals in the parking lot and they were also confused. No notice provided that I could find.

Looked like a nice place but disappointing experience.

Photo of KriekKrazzed
5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Outstanding across the board! The owners passion shows and it's not their only store. People like this are the Generals on the front line delivering us fine craft beers.
"Craft Beer Cellar" is a growing name to keep an eye on!

Photo of DavidSomers
5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Superb selection, great service, good people

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4.68/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of datalager
4.86/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Okay, this place is awesome. I've only ever seen another place with close to the same selection. But I've never been to a dedicated craft beer store, and here are The Cellar's two huge advantages:

1) The staff. I think there were three or four people working on Friday afternoon. All of them exhibited the epitome of friendliness, knowledge, and willingness to help! I am not a beer dunce, but living in CT there are definitely plenty of breweries that we don't share with MA. One the workers greeted my friend and I and pretty much acted as our private guide for close to an hour.

2) You can get anything (yes, ANYTHING) in singles. Best of all is that the prices were completely in line with a typical large liquor store, that is to say perfectly fair.

One cool thing is how they set up the store. You essentially walk into the New England section, and move into the Southeast, Midwest, then West Coast. The back half of the store is all international, and they really do have GOOD international stuff.

Well worth the visit. Get there.

Photo of mchengcit
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of hcontos
4.93/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

In from California on a business trip. Always looking for local beers in cans (for my collection) that I can't get back home. Great selection with the ability to get singles of any beer. The guys in the store were extremely helpful. I would suggest Craft Beer Cellar to any beer lover even if your not a can collector like I am.

Photo of Mikeynas
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%

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Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA
100 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.