Marcy Discount Beverage
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Edwaka01:
4.1/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
First time in today, and left with a decent box of goodies.
Kinda messy as far as the layout goes. The store was clean, just hard to navigate, could have been set up in a way that made more sense. No labels denoting regional seperations, although they were sorted by country (German, Belgian, Mexican, Japanese, US).
This has changed from what I've been told. Guess they had just rearranged and they now have signs labeling beer locations.
I guess I don't know the difference implied by the two categories of quality and selection, as they mean the same to me when reviewing a beer store. Selection was decent, they had a bunch of DFH 120, but that was the only thing I saw that wasn't something you find in just any big beer store.
Service was non-existant till I went to check-out, and the guy there was nice enough. Also, I was there right when they opened, so they were still probably getting prepped for the day, and I didn't ask anyone for help, so I won't complain any here.
If you're looking for something specific, call. I checked their website, and it listed a few things they said they had, but did not. (Allagash)
I spent a lot of money, but everything was reasonably priced as far as I'm aware.
Highly recommended. There aren't many options for upstate NY beer lovers, so I'd definitely check out Marcy.
01-29-2012 21:20:45 | More by Edwaka01
More User Reviews:
4.88/5 rDev +14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Best Beer store east of Albany and west of Rochester. No one compares to its selection, price and freshness. Will order anything I want that availalbe in NY state. Can't get over how many newe beers come in each month. the place to go for everything from high end beer to 30packs. Well organized. gotta check out the end of season deals, unbeatable. Also the king of Saranac beers, selection and price is unrivaled. Great Staff. would reccomend to anyone whos going to be in the area. Very easy to find and get in and out of. Only knock is there are no HOT girls behind the counter!!!
10-31-2012 14:53:33 | More by syrbeer
4.46/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $
This place just keeps getting better. I haven't been in there for several months and they completely rearranged the store. I like having all of the craft beers up front as opposed to the scattered layout they used to have.
Atmosphere- Pretty average for a beer store. The people are all nice, but there aren't girls dancing on poles all around the store or anything.
Quality- All of their beer seems fresh. I have never gotten a bad beer from this store or noticed any beer that was past its sell by date.
Service- I have never asked for or received any help from the employees. They never even chat about the beers that I'm buying/looking at :( I would say this is pretty average. I gave them a 3.5 because all of the employees are really friendly when you do actually talk to them.
Selection- This is where they really stand out. You can't find a better beer selection in CNY, and certainly can't find this selection at a better price. Kraig's Kegs in Oneida is the only place that comes close, but they are much more expensive and half the size.
Value- Old Rasputin 4 pack for $8.49, Firestone Porter on sale for $2.99 a bomber. Good luck finding better prices than that around here.
Conclusion- I highly recommend this store. It's got a great selection and great prices. I don't know what I would do without this place and their wonderful craft selection. Probably just sit in the corner and cry while I sip on on some Red Dog. Blah!
03-07-2012 20:12:23 | More by paintchip
4.28/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $
Atmosphere and quality of the place was good. Layout is good overall, doesn't take long to figure out which direction to head to find what you’re looking for. Good overall selection, have seen better, but not in Upstate N.Y.
Service is great; they always help me find what I’m looking for. Always have good recommendations as well. I’ve been filling up my Growlers there lately (they have about 8 beers on tap they rotate). They have yet to recommend one I didn’t enjoy.
Value is exceptional. Growler fills are $7.99 (I think?) for some really high end beers. I always pick up some regular domestic beer to keep the fridge filled as well. My buddies/brothers are always stopping over (and having a beer of course). $18.99 for a 36 pack (yes 36) of Miller Lite. You can’t beat that
02-29-2012 22:47:45 | More by Howitzer
4.04/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Marcy is a diamond in the rough. I'm sure most of their sales come from kegs and domestics, but they have a surprisingly good selection for the size and venue. Some of the beers they have are past their prime, but considering the size of it and the market in upstate NY, that's not a huge surprise. They do, however, discount things they need to move, which is great.
Maybe most importantly, their prices are as good as I've seen anywhere in New York State. Check their website for what you can expect to find; and they periodically update their tap list (8 lines as of February 2011). Seriously though, Marcy's got to be my all-time favorite store, for the mix of selection, value, and accessibility -- nothing else like it in the Utica area.
04-14-2011 23:13:24 | More by fmccormi
4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
This place is the mecca of Central New York beer stores. Rows and rows of your typical BMC products. They also carry all of the typical NY brews, and all of the big microbrews like Dogfish, Sam Smiths, Victory, Lagunitas, Troegs, Rogue and even Unibroue, North Coast, Great Divide and Kiuchi. You won't find too many "white whale beers", but the selection is still top notch. They do kegs too.
I've never had problems with out of date beer here, they keep their stock up to date. Growler selection is rotated frequently, and very fairly priced. Usually there's a Magic Hat or Saranac, then occasionally Great Divide, Dogfish or Cooperstown offerings.
Employees are somewhat distant and pretty much leave you alone when you're there, but I've never had problems when I needed help with something. Place is usually quite crowded, layout sometimes makes it difficult to look around.
Prices are out of this world and the real draw of the store. $5.99 Ommegang 750's can't be beat. You really need to keep an eye on their clearance section. I can't tell you how many amazing deals I've procured here, $2.99 Yeti bombers, $12.99 cases of Old Stock (yes, CASES), $2.99 Arcadia Cereal Killer bombers. They change their clearance selection constantly so its worth it to go back whenever possible.
Whenever you're in the area, make it a point to visit Marcy Discount. There may be stores with better selection, but you can not beat their prices.
07-17-2010 04:43:19 | More by chiefjames
4.65/5 rDev +8.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I visited on 2/1/09 coming back from Syracuse from the Central NY Beer Fest and was impressed by the amount of great beer in the store. This place looks like a regular beer store with nothing special going on but the minute you get inside you can see racks of 22 oz. bottles of Sly Fox, Elysian, Middle Ages, etc. It was like Christmas all over again so I bought all that I cannot get in RI and had a great conversation with the son of one of the owners Craig Martel. He heads up the craft beer end of the business and has been given free reign to do what he thinks is necessary to keep the good times going. He was informative and rapidly gaining in his knowledge of the products he sells. He knows what moves and what does not and who his constant sellers are. They do the mixed six pack like others ..and they have a big selection of international brands as well. It was a great visit - you just don't get to see enough of Marcy, New York in the Winter.
02-02-2009 14:58:45 | More by sudzweasel
4.5/5 rDev +5.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
If you live in the Utica area, this is the place to go for your beer selection. Many beers are available by the case, keg, or growler. I don't need to hype this place too much... if you're in the know then you're in the know.
My only complaint would be lack of cooler space.... a lot of the good imports are warm... a small inconvenience though. There's many hard to find microbrews available here though... Far more american microbrews than imports, yet still a fair share of both.
Stop by and by a couple 6 packs! I make this my goto brew palace.
01-16-2008 04:31:42 | More by SirSaranac
4.35/5 rDev +1.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
One of only two places I can run for a good selection near the Utica area. Service it great too. Workers are knowledgable and sociable. They're also responsive to my requests. Even before I started showing up a lot, they'd let me know when new shipments were expected. Can't believe they have no way of getting Southern Tier!?
Modest in size and selection as complared to Kraig's, but they're always unpacking new inventory. They have a growler station with some great beer on tap to boot! I feel like their prices are more than respectable, especially for local brews.
05-20-2006 10:55:18 | More by tonytuffnuts
Marcy Discount Beverage in Marcy, NY
93 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.