Rutherford Wine Shoppe
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RonfromJersey:
4.5/5 rDev +7.7%
Updated to say, things are pretty much the same, which is fine.
The store was previously a slighty larger than average neighborhood pharmacy, before forced out by the big boys. So, it's a little more cramped than the typical former supermarket Liquor Store. And you have to duck in and out of aisles when deliveries come. And it's street parking, and the meter maids are relentless. BUT, while the selection is not mind boggling, they do a good job with the popular micros and imports, cover the seasonals, and keep things fresh. The owner and some of young guys are friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and they sample the products. I may not find everything here, but I do feel at home.
08-28-2005 13:26:38 | More by RonfromJersey
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -9.3%
Decent selection, but seems a little small compared to some other places in the area. I have only been there once. The store could be laid out a little better, especially when it comes to the beer section, but the staff was helpful and I was able to find what I was looking for.
08-29-2013 08:18:33 | More by ianmatth
3.96/5 rDev -5.3%
I've been a Rutherford resident for a couple years now, and this has been a regular stop for me!
A wine shop by name and by inventory, but the beer selection does not disappoint. Staff is laid back and friendly, and always asks if I'm looking for a suggestion or for something in particular if they see me browsing. They seem knowledgeable, and like to discuss the stuff I bring to the register (what they think of it, what others thought of it, what I think of it).
The craft selection in the cooler isn't huge, but changes frequently. I'll often try something new only to go back a week later to find that it's gone. But on the bright side, if you like to try new stuff all the time, you'll have plenty of opportunity to do just that.
Also a nice selection of warm 22oz/750ml bottles. This doesn't change as much as the cooler, but it's also a much wider selection.
Prices are fair, and in line with trends, and with the area in general.
The atmosphere/aesthetics, as others have mentioned, isn't the greatest. Lights. Shelves. Far from fancy. But I'm not there for mood, I'm there for brews. It's not like the place is dirty or unsanitary. Just well-worn. And in some ways, that's a good sign.
02-08-2013 21:13:47 | More by TempusRob
3.09/5 rDev -26.1%
So this is my fourth or fifth time coming to Rutherford wine shop and it gets worse and worse everytime. A decent selection but you have to get past all the dusty/old beer to find a keeper. Staff is good but if you get stuck talking to the one older gentleman you realize this place is going down hill. It's more of a wine store than beer but the beer is being over run by low-end craft beers. I'd rather see this place go back to what it is was when it was more quality then quantity. When you first walk in you are greeted by cardboard, broken beer and hand trucks. For this store to get back into their glory days changes should be made in the upper management. But til then good luck to the staff. and also luck to future customers locating the store because of an old store sign that you can not read or see because of lack of lighting. i probably won't return for some time.
07-28-2012 00:20:56 | More by charliebrown3
3.85/5 rDev -7.9%
Went here as per a recommendation from my local barkeep. Decent craft selection (including KBS when it was released) that would keep anybody living within 10 minutes happy. Staff was fairly friendly and fairly helpful but definitely not big time beer geeks. Both cold and warm bottles are available. Place has a mini mart feel to it though. I'd go back if I was in the area again but as its 25 minutes from my house, I'll stick to closer and better options like Ramsey Liquors and Glen Rock Bottle King.
09-12-2010 11:06:21 | More by koopa
4.7/5 rDev +12.4%
i've been going to this place for years and as other have stated, the selection here is second to none if you are a true hop head. its always a sure bet that you will find something to like (if not your favorite beverage) on every visit.
the selection in the large cooler is always well stocked with plenty of staples and usually a large selection of seasonal offerings. take your time and walk to the back of the store where there are even more excellent beers on the long three-four tiered shelf, which are all room temperature.
the staff here is laid back and very helpful. all of them are into a style of beer or wine or liquor from which they can draw on to answer any questions you might have. even knowing what i like its still good to talk to someone once in a while to find out whats new or what the best kept secrets are.
if you are in the area you have to stop by and check this place out, you won't be sorry.
04-03-2009 19:24:18 | More by harryzwd
4.5/5 rDev +7.7%
Drove by this store a million times and finally stopped in for the first time a month ago and I have now found my new local beer store. Best selection in the area, knowlegable and friendly staff and reasonable prices. Inside is a tad messy but I think this has more to do with the small size of the store.
The store has plenty of six packs and cases to choose from that are both cold and warm. In the back of the store there are two large shelves filled with 22 ounce and pint bottles. Freshness seems to be up to standard as far as I have seen.
Not just for beer they have a large selection of wine and booze.
12-24-2008 00:39:38 | More by jerseyjoe
Rutherford Wine Shoppe in Rutherford, NJ
92 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.