CT Beverage Mart
Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 27
Reviews by arnulfooxblood:
4.2/5 rDev +13.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I just move to the Hartford area and was pleasantly surprised by this place. Easy enough to find and get to, it's very close to I84 and Westfarms Mall.
A very nice selection of all kinds of beer, from a decent selection of Belgians to some cases of macro stuff tucked away in a corner. Great selection of winter brews when I was there. Heavy in the local and regional beers. Plenty of sixers in the fridge as well as bombers and 750s. Also sells liquor and wine.
The prices were reasonable, no real bargains, but nothing seemed to be grossly overpriced either.
12-15-2006 16:28:02 | More by arnulfooxblood
More User Reviews:
3.41/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This Place has about as good a selection as you can get in New Britain and evan hartford (asside from Liquor Depot). However the isle holding the imported beers always has the sun directly on the bottles which will skunk up the clear and green bottles very quickly.
Also they obvoiusly dont care about holding old bottles so always check the dates if they have one. I bought a paulaner octoberfest thinking that it had just become availabe in august to later on find out that they kept in the back after they could no longer sell it in last season and once august came along they tried to sell the old bottle(and succeded). so this wsa no mistake, they knew what they were doing. I know, its my fault for not checking the date but common!!! just dont make the same mistake I made.
The Pricing is not as good as Liquor depot but better than most stores in CT.
08-27-2012 14:20:49 | More by victorioborges
2.9/5 rDev -21.4%
quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$$
The selection there is quite good. Much DFH, ST, Avery, Great Divide, basic Belgians, lots of Brits. I can always find something there and I never have to leave empty-handed, which is more than I can say for some other local stores.
Their "service" mentality seems to be that the staff talks with each other and the customers help themselves. This is fine for guys like us who know what they are looking for and like to browse in peace, but newbies might like some input, which you will NOT get here.
But I can't give them a pass on their west facing glass storefront exposure which results in a beer tanning salon.
05-09-2010 20:07:41 | More by WhiteOak
2.45/5 rDev -33.6%
quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I'm going to make this quick. In the World of Ct Bev Marts (there are 4), this is a tie for 2nd. Newington CT, Bev mart is heaven for CT beer lovers in the Hartford Area.
NB Ct bev mart is a shit show. While they stock plenty of Craft beers from a ton of brands, they consistently have past date beer, place craft beer by the windows where it bakes in the sun and often sell last years seasonals, which is cool if its a high alcohol beer (pre-aged!), but if its anything else its not good.
The prices are higher then a lot of stores and the staff is extremely unknowledgeable and the import/Belgian selection is a bit slim. Prices are whacky (since when is SNPA almost $4 and how is magic hat 2.40?) and you just get the impression that they just don't care about beer.
A pretty good selection, but the past date beer, obvious lack of care and year old seasonals is unacceptable.
03-03-2010 23:59:14 | More by MaxBrews
4/5 rDev +8.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
This place is right near where I live. Pretty good selection, but not as good as another store in New Britain, Liquor Depot. This place recently got the whole line of Stone that's available in CT. They have a nice lineup of Rogue, Great Divide, Ten Fidy, Dale's, Victory. TONS of DFH. Good amount of fridge stuff available if you need something cold. The previous comment about the SN Celebration Ale is correct.
The staff doesn't really know crap about beer, but will gladly order anything for you if it's available. One of their employees actually asked me for beer advice.
Something I've noticed is that their $10+ 6-packs can run a buck or two more than most places in the area, and the Stone RIPA is $2 more than everywhere else I've seen it.
A nice bonus is that there are numerous good looking girls that work the registers there.
12-12-2009 03:35:53 | More by xanok
2.3/5 rDev -37.7%
quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$$
had to complain to the manager yesterday. Every year, this store tries to disguise its overstock of the previous year's release of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. Consistently, year to year, they do this. While the current 2009 SNCA is already available in stores, CT Bev Mart in New Britain is trying to pass the '08 off as the new release. It is stacked halfway to the ceiling in 12packs "promo-style" and 6-packs are placed alongside other legitimate seasonal releases. No attempt is made to make the customer aware of the beer's status or to discount it as such. Total scam, taking advantage of the unaware consumer. Manager's angry reply was, "So, don't buy it." I am now taking my business elsewhere.
11-08-2009 12:27:48 | More by winkingstarfish
3.4/5 rDev -7.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
I went to CT Beverage Mart today and was a little dissapointed in the selection. They really didn't have much I couldn't get anywhere else. I did pick up a bottle of Newport Storm '07 which i hadn't found before. However, I wish I could check the reviews on my phone, they are not very good. I will let it age. Back to the store. The prices were average to high except they did have the Ten Fidy on sale for $10.50, which is pretty good. Overall I didn't find it to be worth any type of drive over 10-15 minutes from home.
06-21-2009 02:50:06 | More by strengthdoc
4.2/5 rDev +13.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is the best CBM I've been to, with the best selection. VERY good pricing too, compared to other stores in the area. One row each of domestic and import brews and a seasonal rack. Also lots of random sales, most of which are pretty legit (I picked up some 2006 Bigfoot a couple months ago, also Southampton 750s that improve with age were also on sale). Pretty good selection. For domestics: Allagash (including the special releases), Southern Tier, Rogue, Avery, Ommegang, lots of local and some regional beers. For imports: Rochefort, Achel, McChouffe, Schlenkerla, JW Lees, De Ranke, and more. Excellent case selection too (probably in the best in CT). Check it out!
01-01-2009 17:38:24 | More by LilBeerDoctor
4/5 rDev +8.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Very nice store. Rochefort, St. Bernardus, Ayinger, DFH, Southampton, Thomas Hooker, just for a sampling of the sorts of beer here, ya know, all the good stuff that you want at a good store. Picked up what must have been their last Unibroue 15th since it was on sale for a nice price, 4 or 5 bucks. I never really know what to say further than that, it's all organized nicely, knowledgeable looking folks were on the prowl...it was clean...well lit...quick check out time...what's there to say really...
01-10-2008 20:33:12 | More by fredandboboflo
3.7/5 rDev +0.3%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I went to this place with some friends while planning for a Bar-B-Q in New Britain. I have to say that I was not expecting anything like this. This liquor store has everything you could possiby need to throw a party or bar b q or even a wedding reception. Every type of liquor you could imagine as well as a ton of beers. The selection was pretty good with alot of imports and interesting beers as well as the seasonals that I love so dearly. This place is a great place to go and it wasn't too expensive either. I am used to most of the small liquor stores that are mostly the macro brews piled to the cieling so this was a pleasant surprise. If you're in New Britain in need of a beer, this is a great place to go.
10-18-2007 17:48:00 | More by erosier
CT Beverage Mart in New Britain, CT
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.