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Manchester Wine & Liquors

Manchester Wine & LiquorsManchester Wine & Liquors

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.08%
$$ - reasonable

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1010 Tolland Tpke
Manchester, Connecticut, 06042-1608
United States
phone: (860) 649-4750

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Reviews by sinstaineddemon:
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4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I frequently visit this store as it is even closer to where i work than John Harvard's. I stop by at least on payday and make my own sixpack of new beers to try. They have a good selection of english, belgian, and other regions like Polish beers. Even have a selection of glassware.

They offer great service when making purchases or even when returning bottles that the grocery stores won't take.

They have a large wine selection and have weekly (i believe) wine tastings.

Better than most package stores. Worth several visits.

edit: January '07

Manchester Wine and Liquors has moved into their new location, in what was the parking lot of their old location. They have increased staff, size, and selection. they even added a tasting room that will be used primarily for wine, but the occasional beer tasting as well. if you've never been here at their old location, go here now, its worth it. they have all the staples and plenty of stuff you cant find elsewhere, plus some rare gems now and then. This place now rivals Town and Country in W.Springfield.

edit 6/2007:

the selection continues to grow in the new location. there is now a BJ's wholesale club and a local gourmet pizza joint called Randy's Wooster St pizza that share the same parking lot. so business is booming. the selection is great, more DFH, more southampton, more rogue, new Jolly Pumpkin, new New England Brewing, increased staff even further. this is now my go to store, above Town and Country, both had recent remodelings and Manchester Wine and Liquors came out with a larger selection, plus the service is better. i had a discussion with one of the owners who is a great guy, and was willing to order stuff if i ask. thats a great business. again, if youre in the area, stop here for a great beer!

03-14-2006 13:54:48 | More by sinstaineddemon
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Photo of betterthanyourbeer


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
Photo of Devin84


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-15-2014 20:18:31 | More by Devin84
Photo of jbhollis1180


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-11-2014 19:37:14 | More by jbhollis1180
Photo of Bosoxfan20


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
Photo of Skribe


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
Photo of lostinct


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
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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
Photo of DanE


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.

Happy hunting!

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
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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
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Manchester Wine & Liquors in Manchester, CT
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