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Martin's Liquors

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

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

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

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wtonk

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
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 +2.7%
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 +9.6%
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 -5.5%
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 +1.4%
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 +9.6%
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 +17.8%
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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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

Martin's is easy to find (BONUS) and it is well kept. The outside and the inside are well maintained. Anywho- the beer!

A long wall of beers towards the back and to the left awaits. Behind the beer shelves is a cold box with basic stuff. Martin's does hold some surprises though! I snaggletoothed Allagash 10th Anniversary Wit, Heavyweight Biere de garde and some Rogue Santa Red! They had a ton of the stuff too! Plenty of whacky Belgian assortments and local beers like DFH, Victory, Weyerbacher...not the most impressive collection, mind you, just good quality stuff and a few left over surprises. This is a liquor store first and foremost. They arrange the wine with New Jersey Wineries in one section. That is a first in my book.

Martins is worth a hit if it's close by, otherwise, it's not worth a pilgramage. Beer wise, a few surprises, nada mas!

Went here again and picked up good ole Hennepin and Ommegang Witte for $5 a biggie. Cheap cheap. This place is well organized.

Pumpkin beers are already on the shelf.

07-20-2005 02:13:20 | More by blitheringidiot
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

This is the only liquor store that I have ever seen that has a Dunkin Donuts inside. I saw this big building from the highway and just had to stop and take a look even though I thought it would be packed to the ceiling with cases of Coors. Nice surprise though. After walking past the creepy suit of armor in the vestebule, I could see that this is a pretty big store, with a huge selection of wines and liquors and a pretty good beer selection (one of the better ones I've seen in South Jersey). A nice long row of refriderator cases carry a good assortment of macros, micros and imports. There were some German brews that I had not previously seen before in my particular area (Central NJ). The shelves across from the fridges carried mostly Belgians, and a good variety at that (I didn't see any Westys though). This place carries some general glassware as well. I didn't find anything exceptional about the service.

This is probably one of the better places to go if you're near Cherry Hill, and it's worth stopping even if just to see a Dunkin Donuts inside of a liquor store.

09-07-2004 18:47:36 | More by Beastdog75
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oxmasterscream

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This place is one of my very local stops and they've always got a good selection of beers. If they sold singles, they'd go up a half point or so in their scores. Regardless, they've got a great selection of cold six-packs... typically, whatever's available from the PA/NJ/NY micros at the time, i.e. Yards, Victory, Stoudt's, Weyerbacher, Flying Fish, River Horse, Troegs. All of the Smuttynose stuff is typically available, even stuff from their "Big Beer Series." Aside from that stuff, they've got a good selection of imports as well (UK beers predominantly). Directly across from the cold beers is a fairly large shelf which contains an ok selection of Belgians (no Rochefort, Westvleteren or St. Bernardus - if you want a good selection of that stuff, hit Voorhees Liquors instead), mostly everything available from Heavyweight (NJ), Ayinger, Samuel Smith's, Rogue bombers, Smuttynose Big Beers, Dogfish Head, and I don't remember what else. The prices may be a little high but it's worth it for me because I have to drive a lot further for anything comparable in terms of selection. I scored them a bit low on service because they're not so knowledgeable... the service is usually warm and friendly though. Martin's is definitely a good stop if you're in the area and want to snag any of the stuff local to this area.

08-23-2004 18:44:20 | More by oxmasterscream
Martin's Liquors in Mount Laurel, NJ
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.