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Big Z Beverage

Not Rated.
Big Z BeverageBig Z Beverage
BA SCORE
97
world-class

42 Ratings
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 11.19%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

1675 E Jericho Tpke
Huntington, New York, 11743-5711
United States
phone: (631) 499-3479

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Reviews by Billolick:
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Billolick

New York

4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

In sort of a middle of nowhere type location, near Huntington and Dix Hills on good ole L.I. This place looks like nothing special from the outside. Inside the theme continues, its dark and dingy, but open and roomy. One large room, rundown, warehouse in feel and atmosphere. They came highly rated and just a few minutes of browsing tells the story of why. They have the goods....domestics to the left, imports to the right, cold stuff to the far left, macro/crap in the rear. Also about 10 growler fill stations to the right near the entrance. The beers they carry are all listed on their website, including up to date listings of the growler options. Some glassware for sale, friendly, knowledgeable guy behind the counter. Add it up and this becomes a very worthy destination on the Island.

06-16-2009 05:01:08 | More by Billolick
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

06-28-2014 21:22:25 | More by Latarnik
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pjkelley82

New York

3/5  rDev -32.9%

03-19-2014 19:24:04 | More by pjkelley82
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-29-2014 13:52:38 | More by sirsteve42
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bsm80x

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-24-2013 01:59:40 | More by bsm80x
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GGMUDBONE

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

10-12-2013 02:07:55 | More by GGMUDBONE
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Greywulfken

New York

4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

My third favorite beer place on LI!

Vibe: huge warehouse; their tap area is like a small bar in an airport hangar

Service: the guys there are all awesome - they are knowledgeable, friendly, and cool.

Selection: a bigger selection than Beer City, probably on par with Superstar in Huntington. My only gripe: they seem to get overlooked by some of the elite beers that come around, or at least they're gone so fast (maybe they get a small stock?) that they're often out of what I'm looking for when I get there, whereas Beer City and Superstar in Huntington still have them. My favorite thing is that they have an area dedicated to a few racks of loose singles, allowing you to easily customize a 4-pack or 6-pack, and (ready? Best part:) they cut you a discount based on how many singles you buy.

Prices: same as everywhere else - but note what I said about their singles section above

04-29-2012 19:19:35 | More by Greywulfken
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sevenarts

New York

4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A great Long Island distributor with a good-sized selection of craft brews, Belgians and just good beer in general. All the usual suspects are here and there's a good chance of finding some rarer finds as well. My other go-to Long Island stop, Shoreline, has a comparable selection and there are always some things I can find in Shoreline but not Big Z, and vice versa, so they're both must visits. The shelves are well laid out and one advantage over Shoreline is that the bottles at Big Z generally aren't dusty, so there may be better turnover here. Prices are reasonable and comparable to other places on Long Island.

12-08-2011 17:06:03 | More by sevenarts
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Pete27lax

New York

5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Awesome distributor! Definitely my first choice of places to go whenever I feel like going on a good beer run. Great selection of from all over the US and imports that I can't find anywhere else on Long Island. The staff there is extremely knowledgeable about all different styles and breweries. They are very nice and helpful as well. They have an e-mailing list for when they bring in rare releases. Great growler station that is generally pretty cheap. Always a fun trip when I go there. If you're anywhere in the area Big Z's is definitely a place to check out.

07-30-2011 19:17:53 | More by Pete27lax
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joefuzz

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Absolutly amazing bottle shop. They hd such a huge selection that I spent well over an hour looking at all they had to offer. And the staff had no problem with any of this, they actually seemed to enjoy the look of wonder as I aimlessly wandered around the store. They were very happy to answer any of my questions as they arose as well.I joined the email list so I can be kept up to date on what's in stock so there is no need to make the 30 minute drive from my house if they don't have what I want. I will be returning to this place very soon.

06-25-2011 02:26:42 | More by joefuzz
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Big Z Beverage in Huntington, NY
97 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.