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Lukes Liquors

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 14.88%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

167 Market St
Rockland, Massachusetts, 02370-2633
United States
phone: (781) 878-0226

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Reviews by amboston:
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amboston

Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Lukes has got to have the largest selection of beer in N.E. This is the reason behind me giving them a five on selection and a five on quality. I could not give them a five on service, because everyone can work on giving the best service and still it would not the perfect. We all need something to work at.

As for the store, very impressive, the shear size is overwhelming! However, one thing that needs a bit of work is the "decor" in the beer section. From what I understand the "looks" are in the process of being spruced up! Once that happens Im sure there will be wifes dragging the husbands out kicking and screaming, simular to a child in a toy store. Please dont get me wrong, the place looks good, just a a bit of shine and polish never hurt anyone.

Strongly suggest any and everyone to head south and experience this store. Oh and bring the cash/plastic...because you will not go home empty handed.

03-26-2004 01:00:25 | More by amboston
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jayhunter357

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3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$

Truly an overwhelming liquor store from the minute you walk in. The place is huge and they have pretty much everything you could be looking for when it comes to beer, wine, and liquor. The beer section takes up the majority of the left hand side of the store and you will more than likely find something that you haven't tried before. The service leaves a little to be desired and I've never actually seen someone in the beer section to ask a question so that's not good. All in all I'm there to browse the newest selections and grab my beer and go home so it's fine with me. Prices are what you'd expect and if you're in the area I would recommend going in and checking out their selection.

10-01-2013 18:21:50 | More by jayhunter357
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micmillon18

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$

Luke's Liquors very well may be comparable to Mecca in terms of liquor stores. I can honestly say that I have made numerous "pilgrimages," if you will, to this supermarket of liquor stores to fulfill my never ending quest of becoming a true beer advocate. And I'm not lying when I call them pilgrimages, considering I live about 35 minutes away. However these drives are quite well justified, as Luke's vast selection of wine, liquor, and of course...BEER keeps you coming back time and time again.

To those who have never been, one must literally think of Luke's as a supermarket of booze to both fully comprehend its size and also to prepare themselves for the glory that awaits. As you enter the store, you are introduced to their large wine selection. Moving further left brings you past aisle after aisle of wine, which is then followed by various liquors, all of which are arranged by country of origin, style, etc. Venturing to the far left side of the store acquaints the shopper with their massive beer section. The domestic and exports are divided into their own respective sections, which combined, take up about a fifth of the store (which is still a massive section). Organization is certainly key when you stock such a selection and Luke's does it quite well. Also helps when you label quite a few beers with their beer advocate ratings as well.

You could easily spend two hours in the store just skimming each aisle. They seemingly have beers from every state and every semi to well known American brewery. I've been introduced to quite a few breweries, both close and far away, that have become regulars in my refrigerator. Their import selection is superb as well. They have many products from the main beer countries like England, Germany and Belgium, but you'll find beer from more minor beer countries like Poland, Japan, and Brazil as well. I think its nearly safe to assume that you could randomly pick a country that produces beer and find it's product at Luke's. I'm a huge hefeweizen fan and I've been able to try so many incredible German hefes I just simply wouldn't be able to find anywhere else. Luke's selection is clearly where they dominate other liquor stores, as I find myself finding a new beer or brewery every time I go.

The staff is knowledgeable and pretty helpful if you have a question pertaining to a certain beer. Never really had anyone ask me if I need help but they seem happy to assist you when needed.

Despite all the praise I have given Luke's above, I do have to mention one fault I have encountered. On a few occasions I have bought expired beer. And I'm not talking about a few weeks or months, more like a year. The beer was obviously past its prime and the flavor and quality had been affected as such. One time, after consulting two of the staff members in regards to a possible expired 12 pack, they assured me the beer was all good to drink. I got it home and sure enough it was skunked. Seems like its something they might need to key a closer eye on.

Luke's dominant (yes, dominant) selection is clearly where it shines. A great place to grab your favorite brews, find a sought-after one, or just browse for something new.

10-15-2010 19:40:25 | More by micmillon18
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Jayli

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | $$

Hit this place up with tigg924 before grabbing a few pints.

This store is HUGE. I mean, massive. Beer section is on the opposite side when you walk in. There are a good 4 to 5 decent sized aisles that run along the wall with the entire back wall to these aisles also filled with beer. There are another set of about 3 aisles that run perpendicular and one last, span the length of the store 4 or 5 shelve aisle that houses all of the imports (belgian, english, russian, mexican, etc). The spread is really quite impressive. There are a LOT of offerings from the breweries that they carry with a good deal of obscure to SCORE on them. Some breweries of note - Offshore, Gritty's, Ipswich, Appalachian, Mendocino, Troegs, Rogue (scored a morimoto ale), Weyerbacher, Founders, Lost Abbey, Mayflower, Left Hand, amongst many many others.
I did find that some of the beers had been expired - which as long as you know what beers retain well, isn't a problem. Service was nil. Other than checking out, we weren't even approached.
This is by and far the best beer store on the south shore that I have run across.

04-01-2010 23:38:36 | More by Jayli
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Lukes Liquors in Rockland, MA
91 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.