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3.06/5 rDev -23.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$
This store is located near where I work. I sometimes stroll through to window shop. Lots of geek-approved large format bottles gathering dust & growing stale, though.
What really bothers me about this place is the pricing. Prices are a good 10-15% higher than what you'll pay elsewhere, even in Boston. Employees are generally friendly enough but not terribly knowledgeable.
04-10-2014 02:05:11 | More by SunDevilBeer
4.28/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped by this store after it was recommended to me by a friend.
First off, the best part of this place is definitely the service. Lindsey, the beer manager is extremely friendly, extremely knowledgeable and very helpful in general.
Selection wise it is pretty good. Some of the stuff seemed a little older, it seems like this store is losing popularity a bit (the closed supermarket next door probably doesn't help). It seems special items and rarities are going to be harder to come by here due to the declining popularity unfortunately. Hopefully it can bounce back, it is quite a nice place and I would hate for it to decline.
Web presence is good, Lindsey responds to emails and has her own Twitter feed as well. This goes along with the great service rating.
Given the location I give it extra points. I don't think there are any comparable places within a 20-30 minute drive.
Overall quite a nice joint. They seem to be focused heavily on their wines but if you look past that and seek out Lindsey you are sure to have an enjoyable experience.
05-18-2011 19:59:21 | More by Dope
4.31/5 rDev +8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
From the unassuming name I didn't expect to find such a great beer selection, but they had a lot of signage in the windows for good prices on local craft breweries so I decided to take a chance. When I went to the back to see their beer selection I was blown away. One of the best selections north of Boston that I've found so far, had every major craft brewery and a wide selection of each.
What I really loved was that everything was clearly priced so there was no question about how much any beer cost. They were very clean and organized and browsing was an enjoyable experience. Also carried Ipswich, Opa Opa and BBC growlers at a reasonable price
03-03-2011 17:36:17 | More by neophilus
4.4/5 rDev +10.3%
quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Unreal selection of lesser known craft beers as well as the normal selection of bigger microbrews. Belgian selection is unparalleled for the Merrimack Valley. Lots of singles and they promote creating your own loose six pack. (At a 15% discount) Prices are reasonable, and by comparison of what they could get away with charging, they are excellent. For those looking for advice or suggestions you might have to approach the counter yourself but for those who don't like to be bothered by sales people this spot is the perfect vibe.
12-17-2010 17:46:02 | More by Wamesit
4.5/5 rDev +12.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This store has a good selection of craft beers, and the prices are on par with many of the other stores in the general area. The first time I went to the store while I was looking through the 22s an employee came over and offered up assistance if i needed help finding anything. they also have tastings on occasion, and last friday when I went in Opa Opa was there doing a tasting of several of their beers. They also have a 15% discount when you bay any 6 loose bottles of beer. and when checking out The person at the counter has recommended other beers based on my selection. They are also willing to hold bottles of harder to find beers for you.
12-14-2010 15:08:27 | More by rowingbrewer
3.55/5 rDev -11%
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I live in Andover, so this is the most convenient place for me to do my beer shopping. They have a very large selection of beers, including growlers from Berkshire Brewery and Opa Opa. They don't typically carry anything that is rare or difficult to find, but they do have a great variety. My only problem with this store is the service. I can never get anyone to help me. Typically there is only one or two people at the counter and I've never come across any employee that knows anything about beer. It's frustrating and kind of disappointing, because with their massive selection, I'd like some guidance on what I should buy. Without anyone to ask for advice, it is kind of overwhelming.
Anyway, I'd definitely go there if you are looking to buy your typically line up of beers or beers that your typical package store doesn't carry. Just make sure to know what you are looking for or plan to spend all afternoon sitting on the floor trying to decide what to buy
06-04-2010 17:22:09 | More by seh410
Andover Liquors in Andover, MA
90 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.