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14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: n/a
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2080 Front St
East Meadow, New York, 11554-1709
United States
phone: (516) 794-4818

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Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%

Just off of Hempstead Turnpike and a few miles down the road from the Nassau Coliseum and Hofstra Univ., this larger place has a HUGE selection of the good stuff mostly located in it's own room/area to the right as you enter. No crazy, never before seen goodies, but I feel safe in saying that if it's distributed on L.I. this place will have it. Guy behind the counter seemed ready to help if I had questions, so that counts for "good service" in my book. Full lines of Southampton, growlers of Blue Point. Well worth a visit. I'll be back.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Gkruszewski
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Good selection...lots of variety packs

Photo of WheelsPSU
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of HUXC
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I've been going to Beverage Barn for a long time now and have spent more money there then I'm willing to admit. To turn over their supply, just about every day of the week they have really inexpensive specials that make it worth it. You can always count on the staff to recommend anything and everything. After a while I realized, they will recommend anything you ask them about just for the business. They certainly have a large selection of beer, both domestic and imported, mainstream and craft. However, a lot of the beer on the shelves are past thei

Photo of johng
2.15/5  rDev -43.6%

I totally agree with the previous poster. Beverage Barn has been slipping lately, noticeably slipping. The good stuff just doesn't move enough. They aren't getting in new beers to try either, have seen the same brands now for months. Usually go to Big Z in Huntington, lately have been going to Thrify Beverage in Seaford by the police station which has really improved their craft beer section. Drawback is that they are more expensive than any other beer distributor in the area, and that includes Big Z.

Photo of washburnkid
2.9/5  rDev -23.9%

I was not at all impressed by this place. Most of the beers I looked at (the ones that had dating codes) were old. A huge and somewhat impressive array of bombers were sitting in the sun and were warm to the touch. There were KIDS (teenage boys) working there, and the place was in disarray. Frankly, I couldn't really tell if there was a system of organizing the beers on the shelves. There were singles stuffed into the wrong 6-pk holders, for instance. Don't have too much to say about service because the kid behind the counter didn't make eye contact at all.

Because of the reviews, I was really looking forward to this place. I guess I can give it another shot, but their old beer tells me their turnover isn't high. Maybe I'll check it out again in a couple of months? They do have a great selection, but I'd say low quality based on my experience. I'll re-review if I find it necessary after my next visit!

Photo of huxcrunner
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

good sections of different kinds of beer at good prices, people are very friendly and are always willing to recommend new kinds of beer. Prices are good to average and there are often specials with beer of the week or in their websites ad. They have all the normal cheaper beers as well as many that you have never heard of.Beverage barn also caries an array of other drinks that makes this a good one stop shop for beer for people throwing a party or get together. Have a good selection between cans, mini kegs, bottles and pint ect. Also for sale are different styles of drinking glasses that can really make beverage barn a one stop shop for all your beer wants and needs

Photo of laxxx47
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

This is my #1 spot to pick up beer. It has the best selection within 15 miles of where i live. I am a big fan of German dunkel weisse and their selection is excellent. Nice selection of English ales and American micros as well. Prices are equal to or better than most other local places.

A big plus is they keep a nice selection of wiesse beers in the fridge so if i am on my way somewhere I can grab a few cold ones. They always have plenty of 64 oz Blue Point jugs kept cold as well (love the oatmeal stout).

Photo of RAdragna
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

While attending Hofstra University, the day I turned 21, I immediately went there to get myself a 12 pack of Yuengling Lager. From that day on until I graduated last May, this was my go-to beer store for whatever brew I wanted. And as always, they came through. Whether it was obtaining cheap beers like Pabst and Keystone or higher quality brews like Arrogant Bastard and Blue Point. Prices are fair and the guys are helpful. If you happen to be in the area, check it out. I recommend it, and if I ever have the chance to return to L.I., I know I'll hit this place up.

Photo of dkoehler42
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

Their selection is amazing. In addition, the staff will get anything you want with at least a week's notice. I've been able to find local beers from New England down here! However, there seems to be a question of quality regarding the supply. I've gotten several different cases that just weren't right. If the staff were to correct this problem(which has been a problem for about a year), they could be the best store on Long Island. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened yet and will continue to be their downfall.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.7/5  rDev +23.4%

I buy a lot of beer from these guys.

They are very willing to help you locate a beer and will try to get it for you if they don't already stock it.

The kids who work know a little about specialty and/or most craft beers, but the owner (Henry) and manager (Frank), are very knowledgable. If there's a kid at the counter, I'll ask for Henry or Frank.

The prices are very reasonable and they do carry the full line of fresh Stone Products along with DFH, Rogue, Great Divide, Southern Tier, SN and Anchor just to name a few.

They also carry a ton of Imports from all over the globe at very reasonable prices.

As of July 2010 they added a growler station with 4 out of 7 taps dedicated Sixpoint craft beers.

IMO - Great Beer Place!

Photo of ntorch
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%

Visited the site based on other BA reviews. Incredible selection - probably the best I have seen on Long Island. Diverse micros - including many that I have never heard of or saw before. Great selection of imports from SA, UK and Russia. Store was clean and orderly although the shelves were not clearly marked and organization was suspect.

Prices were reasonable - not incredible but better than most stores in Nassau County. Would buy there again if I am in the neighborhood or had the urge to find something new.

Photo of DouggiePhresh
4/5  rDev +5%

I frequent this establishment, and i must say it has a nice beer selection. Every trappist but westvleteren, extenisive selection of flying dog, otter creek, blue point, brooklyn. nice ommegang selection as well as rogue and dogfish head. full lindemans offerings. some of this is available cold in the refridgerators. i think they could improve by offering a growler station. Overall, its a great place to buy some craft beer, and its not pricey either. The staff doesnt seem to know much about the beers they offer, but they are more than willing to help you locate what you are looking for. When i was there i reccomended shelf talkers from this site, which they never heard of.

Photo of stegmakk
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%

Sales staff didn't seem tooo knowledgable, but they weren't completely micro-illiterate. Service was average, no talk about beer, no beer papers, they didn't even ask if I needed help. They just really managed that register well.

The selection was better than another local beverage spot in that they had DFH, LOTS of brooklyn, Unibroue, and some Saranac...nothing that really jumps out at me, but not completely horrible. If I need to bring beer to an event, and there are non BAs there (no one is into trying some real good beer, and they like mostly the macro stuff), I will stop by simply because it is on my way to and from work and get some Brooklyn or Bluepoint.

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Beverage Barn in East Meadow, NY
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