Martin's Liquors

Not Rated.
Martin's LiquorsMartin's Liquors
BA SCORE
85
very good

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of wtonk
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%

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!

Photo of Umbra
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%

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.

Photo of pezoids
4.05/5  rDev +11%

Man, what a great store! I had trouble getting the hell out of this place. Their selection was very good. A lot of Belgium single choices and a good six pack selection (most refrigerated). The beer was very fresh. Decent prices, but dangerous! (I very easily spent 50 bucks)

Photo of jmalex
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

Photo of NYR_Rob
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of nomad
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Huge store, brand new, sparkling and attractive. Unbelievably well-lit, which may be a problem for some of the lonelier beers. Beer is on the way left (north) side of the store, near the freezer cases. The wine selection is extensive to say the least, and I overheard an employee giving quality advice to a customer in search of subtle wine pairings.

Nice selection of locals kept cold (Victory, Flying Fish, Stoudt’s) with the rest of their micro selection being quite random, geographically speaking, ranging from Brooklyn to Abita to Rogue, and a bit slim. The imports that are kept cold are separate from the micros, at the far left end of the freezer cases, on the other side of the macros. By the way, if you want anything from Bud to Redhook, this place has an extensive selection of macro and almost-macro breweries. Unlike Joe Canal's and Monster Beverage, this place puts the majority of its beers in the freezers, and most of those out on the shelves are higher ABV (but always check for dusty bottles!)

Warm shelved bottles included a long line of Rogues, Belgians like Lucifer, Brugse, Corsendonk, and a dozen or so in between. British selection was nothing to note, not much more than O’Hanlon’s and Samuel Smith’s, and the German line was not much beyond Ayinger and Castle Eggenberg. They also have some random things like a magnum of Anchor OSA 2002 or all of the Moretti line. I picked up a Westvleteren 8 ($6, not bad) and a Smuttynose BIG A IPA (last one left, under $3), as nothing else was appealing or something I haven’t found before, or was covered in a little too much suspect dust. Prices are competitive, better than Total Wine in terms of singles, similar to Total Wine in terms of sixers. Also, have a nice selection of plain glasses (no company logos) near the front, with some pretty snifters and tulips under $3 or 4 dollars a piece.

A nice store to drop by if you’re coming down Route 38 toward Philly.

Photo of tkdchampxi
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of MSL94
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

Photo of rdrummer
4/5  rDev +9.6%

This is my first trip back to Martin's in a while. I was pleasantly surprised. The selection was wider than in my last visit. A few of my favorites were missing (only Chimay and Orval trappists when before they had a couple Westie's and Rocheforts) but there were some new lambics, including Boon Geuze; some excellent German brews, including Celebrator and Optimator; and nice selection of micros. Most of the micros were in the cold case, including several bocks that I hadn't seen before.

The main thrust of the store is still wine and the one fault is that its hard to find someone who knows beer. I had a simple question about whether they had the Trappists and the employee just kept showing me the Chimay. I like Chimay but I was really looking for something different.

All in all, I saw enough variety that I will make this one of my regular stops.

Note: I stopped back at Martin's this week, and the selection and the quality of the beer had been upgraded dramatically. In addition to the good selection of Germans, there was a major upgrade to the micro section. I found four Avery bombers, a 3P from Ommegang, at least six Rogue (including two Morimoto), and Heavyweight Stickenjab. There were a number of new Belgians, and a number of Maibocks, including Stoudt's. I tweaked the rating up a little. I hope this is the start of a trend upwards. They certainly have the room to add more.

Photo of IrishRedRock
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%

Nice find in South Jersey, an easy drive for me from outside Philly. I normally would go to the Foodery, but being that I was informed of 9 bottles of Westy 12 here, I headed here. I did not leave disappointed. Got two Westy's among about 8 or 9 other bottles of stuff I am yet to try.

Nice selection of Belgian singles. As far as singles go, they are not outstanding but do have some good and hard to find beers. Rogue was well represented as well. Decent selection of lambics too. Lots of great beers in 6 packs...big selection there, though they will not break them up for you.

Service was OK, nothing spectacular. They are quick to help you find anything you need. If you are looking for a crazy selection of wine and especially liquors, go to Martin's. They have just about everything, with an interesting glass case of rare aged cognacs.

All in all, a big place that surprisingly has some great beers within. Worth checking out, especially as long as the Westy 12 and 8's are there.

Photo of oxmasterscream
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%

Although the new store is much nicer looking and better organized, it focuses more now on wine than beer (their selection is now about half of what it once was). Still, they offer a pretty decent variety of beers at fair prices. There are 21 cooler door that hold beer, although much of it's mainstream cases and malternatives. But there's also 16 feet of shelving opposite the fridge that holds single bottles of imports (and a few domestics). Unfortunately, a lot of the odd, hard to find stuff is gone; leaving the more basic beers that are easily found (Chimay, Kwak, Corsendonk, etc.). The selection doesn't seem to vary as much as it used to, and they don't seem to be putting as much emphasis on seasonal beers. The sales people are fairly well informed, but more useful to the general public than the cognicenti when dealing with beer over wine. Still, it's a good location to visit as most of the beers are fresh.

Photo of beerthulhu
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.

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Justin123
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of gkatsoris
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

Photo of Foxman
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

A short hop from my workplace, it's where I go more than most other establishments because I can fit the trip into a lunch break.
Once you make it through a rather nice selection of generic glassware, you come to the cold boxes on the left, and warm and singles to the right. All the macros are there, but so are Celebtrator, Optimator, and Salvator. Young's and Fuller's and the Irish contingent are present, with a nice spread of each in stock as a rule.
The Belgians aren't overly broad, but there's Chimay, Duvel, Orval, Corsendonk, and Kwak, as well as the requisite Lindeman's. Allagash always has some shelf space, bothers sixers and 750's, along with a few Rogue bombers. Most of the locals sit in the cold boxes, with what you'd expect from among Flying Fish, Stoudt's, Victory, River Horse, Dogfish Head, and others. There's also Sierra Nevada, Anchor, and Smuttynose, and more unnamed.
Imports are decent, as mentioned, with Ayinger tops among the warm Germans.
One nice element is that this is one of the few places near me that carries Deus. It's good to know it can be gotten easily.

Service can be tough to find, and when you do find a person, they're going to be thinking about wine the whole time you're asking about beer. They do have some basic knowledge, but no more than most us will bring into the place ourselves. They're friendly, just not real beer-oriented.

Overall, it's a solid stop. While a touch limited compared to some other more local places, it's an easy one to get to and back out of.

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

Photo of Beastdog75
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%

I only really saw a cooler case of beer. The shelf opposite the case was devoted to beer. Relative to the space given, the selection was pretty good. Smuttynose, some good Belgians, Rogue, Ommegang with their new Witte. I also saw the standard fair, but it didn't seem to be macro-oriented which is nice. Service was neither bad nor good. I was left alone til I bought, which is fine. I wouldn't go out of my way to get here, but I was in the area for work. A good place to stop if you live or work nearby. Guy at the register was very friendly.

Photo of CaptainRoadRage
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rfgetz
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of blitheringidiot
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

Photo of Rod_J
3/5  rDev -17.8%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Martin's Liquors in Mount Laurel, NJ
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.