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Harry's Wine & Liquor Market

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Harry's Wine & Liquor MarketHarry's Wine & Liquor Market
BA SCORE
89
very good

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.01%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Store ]

2094 Post Rd
Fairfield, Connecticut, 06824-5674
United States
phone: (203) 259-4692

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Reviews by Billolick:
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Billolick

New York

3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

My second Post road stop in Fairfield, not all that easy to spot from the road, kind of back a ways and no major signage. Upon entering, I got the immediate impression that this place is trying to cater to the higher end of the wine-booze -beer market, "upscale" comes to mind. Some classical music playing, lots of dark wood wine racks and in the middle a display of beer, with a large sign telling me this was "specialty beer" They have a medium sized selection, sort of hit or miss with if they will have what you like. I seems like they are very selective in what they pick to offer. This is not a place I would go for my everyday beer selections, but it might come through with something harder to find. I'm sure they move a ton of pricey wine here, for beer, I doubt I'd come back.

09-10-2006 14:39:05 | More by Billolick
More User Reviews:
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lyoung8

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +27.6%

07-26-2014 21:35:06 | More by lyoung8
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nuggetlover

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-12-2014 19:07:44 | More by nuggetlover
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NicDacey

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-18-2014 21:43:34 | More by NicDacey
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

12-07-2013 04:42:35 | More by tobelerone
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alaimoa

Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$$$

I have been a relatively frequent customer at Harry's for 2 years. It is one of the top three in Fairfield in my opinion (Mo's and Whole Foods are the other two), although pricing seems much higher 20-30% on some of the special/hard to find brews.

-very good selection of regional and international brews
-Renzo (beer guy) seems knowledgable and willing to help or direct people
-The store usually gets at least a case of some of the harder to find special releases but sells out quick like anywhere else

05-29-2013 17:02:24 | More by alaimoa
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birddogg66

Hawaii

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Went to Harry's to buy some beer and wine before the Thanksgiving Holiday the other night. It was a very nice store located on the Post Road, in a bit of a strip mall looking area. I noticed that they do a craft beer tasting every Friday at the store. We had a lot of various family events going on, so I am unable to report on the quality of the tasting.

When I was searching for beer at Harry's I was pleasantly surprised to find Beer Advocate signs all over the place. Example, Harpoon IPA would have a sign in front that would say Beer Advocate A-, B, or what ever the rating was. Really impressed with that. If there wasn't a BA sign it had the Rate Beer rating.

Although the beer in the coolers wasn't as extensive as I had hoped, the individual bottles near the register was quite nice. Various Trappist Ales, German lagers, Italian micros, plus a nice selection of US crafts. Maybe, I wasn't overly wowed by the selection because they had been picked thin the day before Thanksgiving. All in all, I was happy with my experience at Harry's, and would definitely stop in again.

11-28-2010 17:11:26 | More by birddogg66
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

2.6/5  rDev -33.7%
quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $$$$

This is easy to get to from 95 but not worth your time unless you want to get taken advantage of. Mo's is much better and just as close from the highway (also on Post Rd). The selection is good, lots of Belgians and a reasonable choice of USA craft beers.

But anything considered good or difficult to get was priced at GOUGING prices. Black Ops was available for $29.99 (most expensive I've seen) and Imperial Stout Trooper was $19.99 ($5 more than Mo's). I called attention to these extreme prices and was told by the beer guy, one of the great douches of our time, that these were his last few. He made some lame jokes about rarity but truthfully he just hates beer geeks. He wasn't helpful in the least, couldn't care less about his customers. I absolutely recommend to AVOID THIS PLACE!

01-07-2010 22:45:47 | More by TurdFurgison
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

Located right along Route One in Fairfield, Connecticut is Harry`s Wine & Liquor which as noted earlier in the comments section here caters mostly to the market purchasing mid to high end priced wine... however they do have a better than average beer selection.

They carry quite a few selections from B. United, which is always nice as well as others from some of the other distributors. I picked up a bottle of Lindeman`s Gueze when I stopped here. I will most certainly stop by when in the area again.

01-03-2009 02:06:07 | More by mltobin
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bigluch1

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Harry's is a relatively small liquor store located off post road between exit 21-22 off I-95. It primarily caters to wine enthusiasts, however it has nice beer selection tucked away in the middle of the store. It isn't a very large selection but a good selection at that. It has many of the American micros like dogfish head, victory, etc. It also has a good selection of belgium and belgian style beers like La Choufe, Allagash, Trappists Rocheford 8 &10, Unibroue, etc. German beers can also be found here as well such as Augistiner, Warsteiner, and Paulener.

The beer guy there is also quite knowledgable and often shares his recent tastings and favorites with you. The last time I went in with two of my friends, we maybe bought 20-30 dollars worth a beer each from the import section and he even threw in 3 free Sam Adam's glasses for our purchase.

Overall, it is a good little store that is worth stopping by if you are in the area or driving by. However, I would not travel far distances to get here with stores like Mo's Wine and Spirits right down the road.

03-04-2008 19:45:29 | More by bigluch1
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Harry's Wine & Liquor Market in Fairfield, CT
89 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.