Manchester Wine & Liquors
Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 46 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by marlinsfan4:
4.3/5 rDev -0.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
New job put me about 5 miles away from this place so I got a chance to try out this highly regarded store. I gotta say, this place is just gigantic. 2 long aisles and the back wall of coolers all devoted to beer. It's tough going into this place and finding a 6 pack (or two) to buy.. there's too many to choose from! I found the prices to be a little above average though, I was expecting a store like this to be on the cheaper side but it really isn't. One cool part is they have a rack in the back corner for a mix a six.... you don't get a choice of any single beer in the store to put it (they stock it with a random 30-40 beer singles of diff breweries/style) but hey, it's still pretty good.. mark up isn't too bad on these singles either. Staff seemed reasonable although I was never asked for help. Great selection, but prices seemed a tad high... also a large bottle redemption center here.
07-06-2009 03:47:24 | More by marlinsfan4
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4.82/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $$
By far, the best beer selection east of Hartford...if not in the greater Hartford area.
I've tried to find good craft beer selection, and for CT....they have pretty much everything that is available in the state.
Thank you. i'm lucky that is not to far from my home.
02-24-2014 21:04:21 | More by betterthanyourbeer
4.71/5 rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
First off, what an outstanding beer store. A friend of mine (that isn't huge into beer) was kind enough to take a list of beers to this store to seek out a number of brews that I can't get in the Midwest. She handed the workers the list and they took care of the rest. They even remembered that Ten Fidy was on the list and gave us a call when they got it in a couple days later.
Polite and diligent each time I spoke with them on the phone, and my friends have nothing but good things to say when they go in. You won't finder a store with better service.
Selection, as far as I can tell, is solid too. I was able to find, Oskar Blues, Capt Lawrence, Maine, NEBCO, Victory, Brooklyn, and many others. They also have a nice selection of single beers which is nice for out of towners like me that has to take travel space into account. It allows me to try a wider variety of great beers I can't get at home.
I highly suggest this place if you are in the area and looking for a good beer store.
11-21-2013 04:27:14 | More by Bosoxfan20
4.94/5 rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I love this place. Not only is it very close to home but it has an unreal selection of beers. Management is a group of connoisseurs that can help direct any pallet. I will be heading there right after work! Love this place, Best selection in CT! If your ever in Manchester, check them out!
10-18-2013 18:44:49 | More by Skribe
4.64/5 rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Consistently the best variety and best access to limited release I've found in the area. If Connecticut didn't suck, I'd get a 5 on selection, but there is no such thing in this state. Jimmy is a really good beer guy (and his brother is an equally good wine guy if you're so inclined). Definitely worth getting on their email list because they do a nice job of updating when interesting stuff comes in. They have a great range of stuff from obscure imports to pretty much any/all American craft brews distributed in the state. If Jimmy's not there, it can sometimes be spotty to get useful staff help, but he's getting a few of his guys up to speed better.
Their liquor selection is also really good, but their pricing on it skews high pretty consistently.
09-28-2012 00:17:15 | More by lostinct
4.41/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Been there every month for the past two years. Luckily I live a few towns away.Absolutely the best selection in CT. There may be better selections in the Boston area, but no one is even close in CT
Knowledgeable staff, will to special order and hold items. The best part is they promote selling singles. I usually mix 2 or 3 six packs. Great selection of bombers, and imports. Everything brewed in CT is sold here. They also have an email membership club, just ask the cashier to sign you up.
Convenient, close to I84 and Buckland Hills Mall.
07-20-2012 01:55:31 | More by raythealeman
4.04/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great selection indeed. Now carries SixPoint brews!
Great wine and beer selections. Staff seems pretty focused on wine but the beer selection is great. This includes both shelves and coolers. A place if you want Stone, He'Brew, Alagash, Dogfish, SixPoint, NE Brewing, Element, plus a huge selection of euros.
Staff is courteous, but it looks like only late-teenage girls are allowed to run cashier... a little pricey as well.
Overall, this is worth becoming your regular if you live nearby, and if not, a place to stop to prepare for the right occasions.
06-04-2012 00:35:38 | More by DanE
4.8/5 rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Have been trying to locate the Highland Wild offering from Old Burnside for the past few weeks so I called these folks up. They had it and they told me who to ask for. When I got there I asked for the individual and what I was looking for, not sure if he was there but I had a staff run to get it. I was also looking for a new release by Sebago, bang off again to get what I wanted. Great Store....It is about 50 miles from where I live...will I be back?....oh yeah!
I am mostly an American Craft guy but they seemed to have an awesome Belgian collection.
11-05-2011 21:36:44 | More by jimmy82063
Manchester Wine & Liquors in Manchester, CT
95 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.