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Joe Canal's Discount Liquor Outlet

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Joe Canal's Discount Liquor OutletJoe Canal's Discount Liquor Outlet
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31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
[ Store ]

3375 Route 1
Lawrence Township, New Jersey, 08648-2414
United States
phone: (609) 520-0008

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Reviews by Billolick:
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4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

Warehouse type space in a shopping center. Rows and rows of cases of wine, stacked up to the roof. Beer is afforded the last row of shelving (Warm cases ) and a huge amount of cooler space along the back wall. Service was friendly and helpful abd friendly. Selection was huge, making this a very worthwhile BA stop. Tons east coast micros, Cali, Colo etc and way more then the usual Belgians, Brits, Germans etc. Didnt have much time but was able to pick up some nice stuff to sample that I cant find by me.

Billolick, Jul 12, 2004
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

Graymouse, Wednesday at 09:10 PM
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tkdchampxi, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

megamass, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

mweland, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Atmosphere: Warehouse feeling, very crowded. Primarily oriented towards wine, not too bad spirit selection, and then feels like beer is almost an afterthought.

Quality: Good I suppose

Service: Plenty of employees around to help if needed, plenty of registers open

Selection: Honestly disappointed me from what I had remembered. They have added a growler station with a substantial amount of taps. The bottle selection was better than your average store, but worse than what you would expect from a store of this size. Better German and Belgian selection than average, but not nearly enough shelf space for the rest of craft. Still could find a few harder to find items.

Value: Nothing is overpriced, but most things aren't bargain priced either

Overall: Not bad, but it was a little disappointing as I had remembered it having a better selection than it does. Still walked away with beer I wanted.

MadCat, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

sfr26, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

RobDB, Jan 26, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -2.6%

I knew about this Joe Canal's from previous visits to the Princeton area but had never visited. This time we happened to be driving right by the store on our way to the nearby "Palace of Asia" Indian restaurant in Lawrenceville (delicious Indian buffet if you care for that).

Gorgeous sunny day, a respite from this bitter nasty cold, and there we go to Joe Canal's wearing sunglasses and short sleeves. Joe Canal's is a massive store, but it is mostly all about wine. The beer is on the back of the store, and the first thing I spotted was cases after cases of BMC. It's all a bit haphazardly distributed, with no order to speak of except for the huge cooler that has most of the craft brews (Troegs, Lagunitas Sucks, Dogfish, Sierra, Weyerbacher Insanity and lots more).

More interesting are the growlers, including Lost Abbey, Hoppin Frog, DuClaw Retribution, Terrapin, Bruery. They even have some Israeli craft beers! Too bad about their being so disorganized...

Their growler station is quite alright, with Great Divide Yeti, Ballast Black Marlin, Neshaminy and more. They do special tappings every week, with stuff like Double Bastard and World Wide Stout.

There is at least one friendly beer guy trolling the aisles, and prices are pretty good. Sign up for the Joe Canal's card and get discounts. A nice store overall, although far from world-class.

DoubleSimcoe, Jan 26, 2014
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Joe Canal's Discount Liquor Outlet in Lawrence Township, NJ
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.