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Gordon's Yellow Front Wines & Liquors

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19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 12.17%
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177 Colman St
New London, Connecticut, 06320-3534
United States
phone: (860) 443-5937

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Reviews by Roguer:
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3.95/5  rDev -3.9%

I'm not going to be the first person to mention the run-down look from the outside, so just ignore that, ignore the "make it up on the fly" parking, and just step inside.

You will not be disappointed.

Both American craft brewers and imports are well represented here. I managed to get my hands on some Weihenstephaner, Achel, and the Rochefort 6, 8, and 10 (I have seen none of those in the other local shops). The Founders selection was the best I've seen locally, and they had some limited NEBCO offerings.

Being on the other side of the river, Gordon's isn't worth the drive to become my routine destination, but it was WELL worth it to stock up my cellar.

A little bit more expensive than average, I'd say, but affordable.

Roguer, Jun 06, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Likewhoa
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%

Likewhoa, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Sellen
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Sellen, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Geekydad79
3/5  rDev -27%

Geekydad79, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of ewhitford
3.41/5  rDev -17%

This store is not much to look at inside and out, its pretty much a dump in the middle of new london! That being said they do have a wide variety of craft beer. they are def dedicated to bringing in stuff thats out of the regular and thats great but on the flip side of it i inspected some of there beer and there was alot of expired and or bad. They have a great selection but they have to make sure they rotate there stock and keep an eye out for beer that has gone bad. there pricing is very reasonable and there is no price gauging like Waterford wine and spirits. Its kinda a pain in the ass to get to this store but it def has one of the better craft beer selections in new london county, i still think that Mystic A&P has a better selection though.

ewhitford, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Yankee12
3.39/5  rDev -17.5%

My first time here was to look at the craft selection. I heard there was alot to choose from and there was!!!

The guy there was helpful and friendly and was available to help me if I needed a suggestion.

They had alot of limited edition brews that I was interested in but I was concerned about the dates on some stuff. I noticed some anniversary ales from 08 that I stayed away from. All in all I bought 3 22oz bottles that were reasonably priced.

My only qualm was 1 of the bottles was already turned bad ( I tried it the day I bought it). I couldnt find any dates on the naked bottles that I bought but the other 2 were still ok. There was alot of dust on them and maybe I should have stayed away from that one figuring it was bad.

All in all it was an ok experience and I would check it out again.

Yankee12, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of starkystark
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%

I'm a senior at the Coast Guard Academy in New London. I went here for the first time yesterday, and I was pretty blown away. To be honest, I never thought a place with such a nice selection existed in the area. My only knock is on the atmosphere, simply because a bunch of sketchy characters from New London would walk in and out while I was there. But overall, the staff was extremely helpful and educated, and the selection was AMAZING. I also appreciated how they laid out their selections by geographic region. Their cold selection in the back of the fridge was pretty impressive too.

starkystark, Mar 18, 2011
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4.7/5  rDev +14.4%

Gordon's has to be best place to buy beer in SE Connecticut. Incredible selection of new and aged beers, import and domestic and generally hard to find stuff. Found some great Allagash, Great Divide, Stone and Bear Republic beers you can't find anywhere else. It's in a bit of a sketchy area with some real characters coming in but whoever is behind the desk is great and helpful. Really worth the trip and scouring through bottle after bottle.

Best of all you break six-packs...a huge plus. Enjoy this hidden gem!

zadams1, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of 1benny1
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%

First time I visited I was disappointed in the cold selection. Saw a lot of stuff I was interested in, but was leery it was old. Second time I went in looking for something special to celebrate a business deal and asked the owner. found out there was another cooler in the back of the store I`d missed. Nirvana!
What a great selection of imports and craft brews. They order anything I ask for, call me when its in. Great selection, great service. Decent prices. Victory, Stoudts, Brooklyn, Augustiner Brau, you name it.

1benny1, Apr 24, 2010
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4.15/5  rDev +1%

Not far from route 95, the coast guard academy and also Conn. College in run down New London, this place has the goods. Extensive Belgians, Brit and Germans, All the usuals and more that you would expect in a fine beer distribution spot. Also had 10 Fidy cans (over $15 for a four pack, sheesh, expensive, but had to try some) the new hoppy wheat from Brooklyn, and new to the east coast brews from Ballast Point. Impressive selection for a place that looks like nothing special from the outside. Also full selections of booze and wine, all add up to make this place well worth checking out.

Billolick, Mar 30, 2008
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Gordon's Yellow Front Wines & Liquors in New London, CT
91 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.