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Jonathon Ron Liquors

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6 Ratings
Ratings: 6
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 6.95%
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60 Main St.
Matawan, New Jersey, 07747
United States
phone: (732) 566-3500

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Reviews by jwc215:
Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Stopped in when I was visiting my brother who lives nearby on Christmas Eve.

It's not large, but large enough to have a nice selection - which it does.

Upon entering, there is a large wine selection. The beer selection is in the back. There is a very impressive selection of craft and imported beers, including a couple I have not seen elsewhere. There are beers along the back in both refrigerated and warm, a row of refrigerated and a row of warm on the other side (almost easy to overlook). It was clean and tidy.

I wasn't there long before someone came and asked if I needed help. He was fairly knowledgeable and said that the beer manager was much more so. Helpful, nevertheless.

When I went to check out, the cashier was meticulous, placing plastic nets over the singles. The workers were friendly, the prices were reasonable.

This place is certainly worth stopping into if you are in the general vicinity.

jwc215, Dec 27, 2006
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Photo of EJLinneman
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%

This is one of 4 liquor stores that I stop at in the Monmouth County area to pick up beer. The place is very clean and the selection is great. It's not really so much the amount of beers there, but I know that I'll be satisfied with my purchase every time I leave. The people working there are very professional and actively look for new beers to sell. I have also found it to be a good place to pick up some of the more limited edition beers.

I was able to get my hands on a few bottles of some of the limited edition beers well after they were sold out in other stores that I go to.

It's worth checking out in the area. It's located right next to a quick check too.

Word of advice: Take a look behind the counter near the pints and half pints of liquor. There's usually a Dogfish Head 120 Minute or a World Wide Stout for sale behind there in case you're looking for one.

EJLinneman, Jul 27, 2009
Photo of TMB0424
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

Stopped in here randomly after a dentist's appointment. Needless to say, I was very surprised. Not an extremely large selection - but a good selection of domestic and imported brews. Dogfish Head, Stone, Sly Fox, Fuller's, Unibroue, Rochefort. Had a good mix of fresh and aged beers in stock. Good amount of gift sets with glasses (if anyone's looking for glassware) that I haven't seen anywhere else. What really got me the service in the joint - the 2 employees (owners, I assume) I talked to were so kind. And the cashier was warm as well. Recommended if you're in the area. And not to mention, great prices.

TMB0424, Feb 05, 2009
Photo of JohnRoss
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

I frequent this store for several reasons---a great selection, it's convenient location to my office (2 blocks), and I know the owner from our Chamber of Commerce meetings and he's a really nice guy, and has helped me out with wine questions in the past.

It's spacious, well-lit, and very very CLEAN. Their beer selection is the most impressive of any of the 7 local liquor stores. I have no problem with their prices. Gets a slightly lower rating from me for service only because my particular experiences there with regards to their beer knowledge and helpfulness were not as favorable as some of the other reviewers, but those experiences could be a series of flukes. Overall I've been happy to go there for 2+ years and if I weren't opening a bar a block away, I would be very happy to continue to go there.

JohnRoss, Dec 21, 2008
Photo of kevinhulit
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%

this is a local, on the way home type stop for me. my serious shopping is done at Oaktree and other places in NJ, but I am glad to know that i can stop in here and grab a Stone, a good Belgian, Dale's or just and ol' fashioned Sam Adams.

the store devotes at least a fifth of their space to beer, being the cold box and a very quaint and convenient better beer aisle. there is definitely enough here to satisfy the need. Ommegang, Jacobsen, Sam Smith, and more!

the place is clean, attractive, and although i haven't yet engaged the staff in conversation on the beer, the cashiers are very pretty, and someone obviously knows a thing or two about craft beer, imports, and trends.

kevinhulit, Feb 14, 2007
Photo of Beastdog75
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%

This is the third Jonathan Ron that I know of, off of Rte. 79, down the road from the Charlie Brown's and in the same parking lot as the Quick Check. Supposedly they just reopened this as it had undergone a remodelling. I was never here before the remodeling so I won't be able to comment on the improvements, but all in all this is another good beer store that happens to carry the Jonathan Ron name.

There is a decent refridgerated beer display off to side in this store, but most of the beers there are macros or the more common micros. The shelves carry the display of the good stuff, and I must say that these brand new looking shelves were quite visually pleasing. They had a good selection of quality imports, with a pretty good range of Unibroue. There were a few beers here that I never saw anywhere else (a few Czech pilseners like Boom). When checking out, the clerk got me an empty wine box to put my single bottles in, and were very friendly. This store also has a good selection of wines and liquors too.

Beastdog75, Dec 24, 2003
Jonathon Ron Liquors in Matawan, NJ
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.