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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%
[ Store ]

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

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Photo of alefish
1.59/5  rDev -56.4%

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.

alefish, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of corby112
2.2/5  rDev -39.7%

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.

corby112, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of Rod_J
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Rod_J, Feb 06, 2014
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.

ColForbinBC, Dec 15, 2007
Photo of CaptainRoadRage
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

CaptainRoadRage, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

rfgetz, Jun 06, 2014
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.

blitheringidiot, Jul 20, 2005
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.

GeoffFromSJ, Jun 10, 2004
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.

gkatsoris, Jul 29, 2007
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.

Foxman, May 03, 2004
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Martin's Liquors in Mount Laurel, NJ
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.