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Andover Liquors

Not Rated.
Andover LiquorsAndover Liquors
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
[ Store ]

209 N Main St
Andover, Massachusetts, 01810-3116
United States
phone: (978) 470-0500

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Reviews by gameface23:
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gameface23

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%

Andover Liquors has the best selection that I've seen in the Greater Lawrence Area. All areas of the world are well represented. Standouts for me include Alesmith (just the Wee Heavy at the moment, but I've seen others there a few months ago), Lost Abbey, Stone, Unibroue, Southern Tier, all of the Trappist beers except for Westy and La Trappe, and tons of German and English beers. Local/regional are well represented as well. Their prices are a bit high, but it's worth going there for the selection alone. I've called a few times to see if they had certain beers in stock and it really depends on who is working if the customer service is courteous or not.

11-30-2008 23:29:05 | More by gameface23
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-23-2014 11:00:06 | More by emottram
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hockeypuck

Maine

3/5  rDev -24.8%

06-20-2014 01:41:04 | More by hockeypuck
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ZEB89

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-23-2014 18:21:27 | More by ZEB89
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powerlaces

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-15-2014 14:28:05 | More by powerlaces
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3.06/5  rDev -23.3%

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
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +7.3%

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
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neophilus

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +8%

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
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Wamesit

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +10.3%

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
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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
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Andover Liquors in Andover, MA
90 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.