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Martin's Liquors

Martin's LiquorsMartin's Liquors
BA SCORE
85
very good

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.48%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

3601 Route 38
Mount Laurel, New Jersey, 08054-9734
United States
phone: (856) 235-2273

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alefish

New Jersey

1.59/5  rDev -56.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 1.5 | $$$$

Prices are insane in this place. They were $10 MORE for a bomber of beer than a place right down the road from them. This was a 100% profit margin, as my buddy is a beer rep. I know what they cost. When I questioned the owner he said if I didn't pay it, someone else would. He was as arrogant as people on here have said he is. I will never spend a dime here even though I go right by it a few times a week. Anyone who pays his prices is selling their soul for beer and should be ashamed of themselves.

12-17-2013 20:39:34 | More by alefish
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.2/5  rDev -39.6%
quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | $$

This is another one of my regular stops when I go on Jersey beer runs. They have a small selection of American craft and Belgian beers but nothing too exceptional. The prices are cheap(the hest prices anywhere even close for Deus) but nobody really knows anything about beer and what they have is limited in quantity. They used to have a larger selection of harder to come by beers and gift packs but recently this is not the case. The standard Avery, Great Divide, locals and Belgian beers. Beyond that there isn't much to speak of. Okay i guess if you're in a pinch and need a bomber or six pack but otherwise not much to talk about.

01-20-2011 10:18:21 | More by corby112
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$

To sum it up:

fairly exceptional beer selection for the area: one of the few places I've found around South Jersey that routinely carries all current and seasonal Brooklyn Beers (just notable, doesn't make the place amazing), an above average assortment of pan-European brews, and the standard choices of regional offerings. They do happen to have decent singles available like Schlenkerla and Dogfish Head's uber-alco-jacked experiments.

there's a Dunkin' Donuts inside the store (once again, just notable)

Their prices across the board, I feel, are slightly more expensive than the majority stores around here, due in part, I could only guess, to the affluent areas it sits between. I once casually looked down on the bottom shelf an spied several six-packs of EKU 28 for only $12.99! The moment this computed in my brain (good deal!), a gentleman pulled up with his shopping cart and promptly loaded all 4 six-packs in and sped away. Next week it was $17.99 (exception to the norm). Worth a look, at any rate, if you're near.

04-30-2010 03:37:08 | More by Bouleboubier
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wtonk

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Overall, probably the best beer store I've found in South NJ/SE PA region, based on selection/quality/value. Places like the Foodery in Philly have a better selection but their prices are so outrageous, I really don't think it's worth it. It's conveniently located off of Rt 38 (right by Costco, which is always a good thing!).

The beer ailse is located right when you walk in on the left. The left side is mostly fridge space while the right is shelving. You can find most any of the "big" craft breweries here, along with some of the harder to find items like Founder's. I was even able to find a couple bottle of Black Ops here which is the first time I've seen it in this area.

Service is good and you can normally find someone around to help you out. Pricing it competitive and seems on par with other places in South NJ.

Highly recommend checking it out if you are in the area!

01-06-2010 19:31:01 | More by wtonk
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$

Quaility - a solid selection of quailty beers are here with a moderate to strong showing of breweries like Stone, Smuttynose, Weyerbacher, Victory, Chimay, Ayinger were present. Stones 13th anniversary and weyerbacher 14 were here so special one time off beers were accesible. Didnt spot any Archel or Rochefort though i may have just missed them, likewise didnt spot any Fantomes. overall some good american micro breweries from coast to coast were present. Considering its located in the dreaded south jersey black hole area, which is getting better, they do supply a modest showing of quality beers updated 3/3/14 with an increase in more rare stuff.

Service - updated 3/3/14. now with an dedicated beer guy, which is friendly, knowledgeable and eager to chat about beer.

Selection - updated 3/3/13 decent selection as well, once again your basic staples are here (see quality). An isle 50 feet long or so of loosies as well a cold cooler for those impatient. From what im told over 1000 unique individual offerings. some different sours that ive yet to see elsewhere, with a good variety of breweries. this place has definitly picked up its dedication to the craft beer scene since my last visit.

Value - picked up a single of Ayinger Brau-weiss for 2 and change. Prices are about right, victory hop raunch was a steal, goose island lolita was $20 im guessing average for that.

07-12-2009 18:57:30 | More by beerthulhu
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MSL94

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$

This location has a very good selection of beers; however, the prices charged are on the expensive side. One of the positives of Martin's is that they have a dedicated section of the cooler for local breweries, along with a directory of where these breweries are located in the region. Although their prices are competitive with other liquor stores, they do charge more for domestic selections, which could be a turn-off for consumers. Lately, they have increased their inventory of craft beers to keep up with its popularity.

07-04-2008 18:55:39 | More by MSL94
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

A big clean square shaped building. Typical Booze and Wine for the most part, but have one large aisle of beer and a little section they added recently for overflow against the back wall. A good portion of the micros are kept in the freezer, which is nice. The selection varies from your typical mid-atlantic beers to some pretty good microbrews.

A nice 5 shelf section of the aisle is dedicated to 22 oz bombers and other various single bottle beers.

Overall though, I have had a few 6 packs that have been soured. I don't think they attract enough of the beer crowd to warrant such a varied selection. If the bottle looks dusty, leave it. That's been my rule of thumb around there.

The place even has a dunkin donuts inside it now. A good local beer store, nothing fancy. Looks better than it really is. The liquor prices are pretty good however the beer prices are a little steep for the local staples.

12-15-2007 18:47:21 | More by ColForbinBC
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gkatsoris


3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

This used to be my go to spot.

Q: Martins is exceptionaly clean and organized. And what is really nice is the majority of their beers are cold. (Ready to drink).


Ser: The quality of this place is pretty good. The people who work there are okay..not the friendliest people I've met, but if you are going there to buy beer and not talk beer it's fine. As for their knowledge in the beer they sell; they are more acustomed to Miller Lite and Coors.


Sel: The selection is really pretty big. I have never gone in and they not had what I wanted. When you go in plan on staying for 45 minutes or so. And like I said above, the majority of it is already nice and cold.

07-29-2007 18:28:49 | More by gkatsoris
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jmalex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

This is my usual stop as it's just minutes from work and on my way home. Yes, there is a Dunkin Donuts inside, but the beer is in the rearmost aisle in and opposite the coolers.
The selection is pretty good and occasionally you can find some real gems. Some of the prominently featured breweries are: Rogue, Stone, Sammy Smith's, Smuttynose, Avery, Anchor, Tröegs, Victory, Magic Hat, Weyerbacher, and countless others. Since I've been going there, I've brought home Stone Imperial Russian Stout ($6), Rogue Imperial Stout ($14), Avery Collaboration ($8), St. Bernardus 60th Ann. ($11!), and La Chouffe Houblon ($8). This is the last place I can find Rogue and Stone bombers for $5 or less, so the prices are great.
The store is always really clean every time I'm in, and the employees (though not that knowledgeable as this is a wine store first and foremost) will tell you when they expect something to come in.
If you're in the Mount Laurel/Moorestown area, this is the best place around, and there will always be something for you. Stop in if you get the chance.

04-10-2007 15:35:39 | More by jmalex
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Umbra

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

When travelling through Jersey, I generally hop off the NJTP and fudge my way through 295. Martin's is a must stop when you are in that part of central/south NJ between Philly and Trenton. It is set up like a grocery store, only for wine and liquor, and is located right on Rte. 38 west off of 295. There is a substantial collection of the wine. I was buoyed by the fact that several winter seasonals and gift packs were prominantly displayed as soon as you walk through the door. I passed by the wine and other alcoholic goodies, to survey the beer.

The singles comprise most of an entire shelf in the back corner. They have a very decent collection Belgians and Belgian-styled beers. There are a couple of coolers in the same general area also with beers. The craft beer and regional micro brews take up more space than the macros. Any regional tasty brew was available. I picked up a few bottles of Insanity, a four pack or two of Heavyweights, a few Smuttynose goodies, and a Stille Nacht.

Service was helpful. They saw me doing a little hop near the back while perusing, originally thinking I was just excited. After pointing me towards the restrooms, they were also helpful in pointing me towards some rarities. Prices were reasonable. More expensive than some of the places in MD, but much better than getting gringo prices in PA.

10-20-2006 18:32:02 | More by Umbra
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Martin's Liquors in Mount Laurel, NJ
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