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Groton Market

Not Rated.
Groton MarketGroton Market
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.09%
[ Store ]

235 Main St
Groton, Massachusetts, 01450-1235
United States
phone: (978) 448-6387

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Reviews by Dope:
Photo of Dope
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Stopped by because I was in the area for business. Small place, somewhat quaint and classy with lots of wooden displays. However, beer selection was pretty sub-par. A couple of selections from local breweries (like MBC, CBC) and from some of the larger national breweries (Stone, DFH, Founders, Great Divide) but that's about it. Maybe 100 unique bottles. Selection didn't appear very fresh with some dust present. Prices were quite high as well, I would say 10-20% above what I would expect to pay normally.

Dope, Mar 18, 2013
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Photo of freshcarl
4/5  rDev -1.7%

freshcarl, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

emottram, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of ThirstySavage
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ThirstySavage, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of Jesse14
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%

For being in the burbs, this place is a gem. There is nothing else like it within a 30 minute drive. It doesn't have the biggest selection but what it has is good. They get the best of what MA has to offer and price it reasonably. I got my 4-pack of CBS for $12. They have Ballast Point Sculpin for $10. They also sell singles of anything in the cooler which many places around here don't. Nice for trying new things.

They are constantly getting in new bombers and running sales. The service is good. The manager has tried everything in the place and can point you in the direction of something new if you tell him what you like. Another benefit is the restaurant next door that is BYOB. Grab a decent meal and a bomber and your night is starting off the right way.

Jesse14, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of silentjay
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%

Have been meaning to check this place out for a while, but was just driving by today, pulled a U-turn, and stopped in.

I like the wood shelving and wine boxes and open-concept of this small market. A bustle could be heard from the diner that shares the storefront.

They don't carry a lot, but what they do carry is some of the best quality products around. I managed to find 2 bottles of Goose Island's Big John, as well as some rare Belgian finds including De Struise's Black Albert, Fantome Saison, Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus and some vintage items you can't find everyday.

No one asked if I needed help, but were friendly as I checked out, packaged my purchases with care, and were pleasant to deal with.

They have probably half a dozen beer cooler doors filled with six-packs that you can obviously break up since most were missing a bottle or two. The warm shelves were clearly labeled, well laid out, and had many rare finds. Amongst a few of the usual suspects.

I wouldn't call this place expensive, especially given the small town location, but they tended to be 50 cents to a dollar more than where I usually go.

Definitely will be back occasionally to find rare gems, but will not make my regular shop.

silentjay, May 24, 2011
Photo of OldIronLungs
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

This is my haunt - JP has done an increasingly impressive job of sniffing out unusual European brews while maintaining a rotating stock of tricky to find domestics. This isn't a wall-to-wall beer store; wine dominates the floor - beers are in two medium sized coolers or nestled neatly into their own little corner alongside a wealth of fine whiskeys and other spirits.

Prices are right on point (there's always a couple great steals) and service is friendly. Often, there's a couple bottles opened at the door for a sample of something tasty. There's also a great Italian cucina adjacent where you can bring your new libation.

For the most part, I'd rather have a smaller beer store with very thoughtful choices than a massive wall of beer staring at me - Groton Market delivers. JP likes good beer and is ramping up his offerings steadily. He'll find what you're looking or something you didn't even know you wanted!

OldIronLungs, May 17, 2011
Photo of AARomanov
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Awesome and convenient place. Mostly a wine shop with spirits but they have a great little belgian section. All the trappists are there and other beers seem to be on a rotation. Beers also often go on sale there and that's a good time to pick up a bunch of bottles you've never seen before. Great local selection too, tons of Allagash and other extremely local brews.

Large cooler for more mainstream beers, perfect for picking up for a BBQ or gathering.

There's also a nice lil food place next door (they actually have an open doorway between them) that allows you to drink your beverages on their premises, which includes an outside seating area. Pretty much perfect for the summer.

I just got a 750ml bottle of St. B Wit there for $8 !!

AARomanov, Aug 31, 2010
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%

Smaller cooler and some good bomber/singles selections, including a nice German and Belgian offering (not bombers). Some prices cheaper than other places.

the beer rotates, which means -- buy it when you see it, as it might not be there when you return next month. Plenty of macro, but good micro sixers, plus you can break a 6 and buy singles. Some oddball foreign stuff available in single bottles.

One of those places that you go to seeking a surprise, not something you are looking for. Overall, worth the stop in Groton, but not as a regular provider. Too small or uneven in offerings. A blind offering liquor store.

OtherShoe2, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of Duhast500
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%

This was a pleasant surprise for me going out for craft beer on Christmas eve. I am not from this area and I had no idea where to go for beer. I found this place from a suggestion of a relative. There is mostly wine and spirits in this store but for the beer that they do have here is fantastic. Some Goose Island which is new to this state, some Stone brews, a good ammount of Abbey choices, some great local beers like Berkshire brewing in growlers, and even some vintage Sierra Nevada Bigfoot. The people I spoke to here were pretty darn nice considering how busy it was. Before I knew it I was adding armfuls of beers together trying to see what else I could carry. Good prices too, worth every penny considering that this must be the best place for miles.

Duhast500, Dec 24, 2009
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Groton Market in Groton, MA
91 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.