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Gary's Beverages

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BA SCORE
84
good

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.88%
$ - inexpensive
[ Store ]

165 Deer St
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801-3905
United States
phone: (603) 436-5854

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Ty1975

Maine

1/5  rDev -72.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | $$$

First time going there, the cashier was pretty rude, kind of looking at me like, "WTF do you want". She had a mean look on her face. So, I ordered a keg of beer on Monday, and was told that it would be in on Thursday. So, I get a call on Thursday from them and they told me that the beer I had selected is not being distributed anymore by them. So, I'm like, why didn't you tell me this BEFORE Thursday? Not only that, I go to the store, and there is a huge line. I finally get up to the counter and they barely had ANY 1/4 kegs or half kegs. The "selection" they had was all nasty LIGHT beer. Needless to say, I will never go there again. Terrible service, unprofessional, and pretty sleazy, run down place with TERRIBLE customer service.

07-04-2014 11:06:24 | More by Ty1975
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mbonugli

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-17-2014 19:59:33 | More by mbonugli
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portia99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-29-2014 23:59:03 | More by portia99
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slasich

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-07-2014 00:27:36 | More by slasich
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-05-2014 01:00:06 | More by JuliusCaesar
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-31-2014 22:47:05 | More by Rochefort10nh
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$

gary's has a decent selection of microbrews both in six packs and bombers. dont expect to get any help or enjoy the atmosphere at all. they pretty much supply the product for sale and not much more. they give an honest price imo and have good beer. i go here when i want a decent beer but don't feel like going far for it. they also sell kegs and have a massive beverage selection of not just beer.

overall, its a good place to go and get beer if you know the beers and don't feel like getting into a conversation with anyone. get it, get beer, get out.

12-22-2011 20:37:17 | More by 11millsown113
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rbowser

New Hampshire

3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $

Gary's as many have stated is a decent bare bones place, with likely the widest selection in the city of Portsmouth.

This is not an upscale micro experience but is a simple beer in cooler, some on shelf, cramped, busy, inexpensive place with brisk and minimial service.

They have all the locals (Smuttynose, Gearys...) and generally all the big West Coast names such as Stone, Rogue, and these days also Green Flash. In general, they have most of what is avaialble in NH.

They also have kegs, a decent selection, including 1/6 kegs, sometimes with good options.

Check it out, if in Portsmouth.

10-18-2011 18:23:25 | More by rbowser
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Jeffers

Maine

3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$

While not the "best" stop in Portsmouth, it's not the "worst" either.

A) It's just a metal shell building, with some coolers along one wall and stacks and stacks of beer on the other. No fancy decorations, but we're there for the beer... right?

Q) As far as I could tell, the beers were reasonably fresh. None of the beers I looked at were beyond their expiration date (if one was given)

S) Don't go in here looking for someone who can help you select a beer. I've never once been asked if I needed help, or a recommendation. Not a big deal for me, since I know what I like, and usually know what I'm looking for.

S) Decent selection. Good enough selection that I'll stop in whenever I'm in town. Only gripe is that some of the things aren't clearly marked with a price.

V) Prices seem on par with other beer stores. Where this place shines is in it's 12/24 pricing. Case of Smuttynose for $23? I can live with that.

05-04-2011 23:58:23 | More by Jeffers
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arktos

Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $

Decided to check out based on reviews from BA site. Not the most inviting looking of places but who cares. Stopped in and ended up stocking up on a few cases of local brews before heading back home to MA. Service was nonexistent and pretty much ignored you which I'm fine with, I didnt stop in to make friends... Guessing they wouldn't have been much help anyways. Selection was good and case prices for the local brews was great - ended up spending quite a bit more than intended, but that's okay.

Recommend for the decent selection and good 12/24 pricing for the local brews...

02-02-2011 18:11:11 | More by arktos
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Gary's Beverages in Portsmouth, NH
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