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Maro Brother's Discount Liquor

Maro Brother's Discount LiquorMaro Brother's Discount Liquor
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

1500 Route 38
Hainesport, New Jersey, 08036-2900
United States
phone: (609) 518-1000

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bonkers

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I stopped by this store the other night. The building is god awful looking-big and yellow. The inside is different, very clean, well lit, and organized. As you walk in they have shopping carts full of discount brews, past best buy dates I suspect.
The selection is as good as you can expect in NJ. There was plenty of Founders(including KBS), Rogue, DFH, Weyerbacher. I did not look for rarer stuff, but the domestic crafts were well represented. The prices seemed fair, saw some stuff lower at other locations, some higher. The staff was not real helpful. They were polite, but seemed more interested in the NCAA tournaments than me. If you are in the area this is a good store to stop by.
edit: I stopped by again and it was much better than I remembered. They had alot of items I had not seen in NJ before. There prices were very good, definitely worth the drive.

03-20-2009 23:10:55 | More by bonkers
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scooter97

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-15-2014 05:50:51 | More by scooter97
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Lifter09

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Maro Brothers has beer tastings every Saturday at 4 pm. Their beer sommelier (cicerone) spends all week researching and sampling new brews. Then, he selects six to present to customers along with handouts explaining the intricacies of each one. He lineup usually has broad representation from the various styles of brews but there is almost always an IPA and a stout. The store has special sale prices on the beers featured at that week's tasting.

04-04-2014 17:40:04 | More by Lifter09
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-31-2014 02:18:42 | More by tkdchampxi
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-20-2014 01:28:55 | More by NYR_Rob
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MLasoski

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

My experience with Canals outside of this one has been poor. This is the best Canals available. Their selection is amazing, they always order in as many seasonal beers as they can, and they always try to maintain a vast variety of domestic and imported craft beers.

The domestic aisle features the Delaware Valley locals (Troegs, Victory, Weyerbacher, Yards, Dogfish Head, Flying Fish, River Horse, etc.). Along with this selection comes a nation-wide variety of craft beers (Terrapin, Brooklyn, Moylans, Schafly, Rogue, Baron's, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Allagash, Great Divide, and the list goes on. I come here for this sort of selection.

The import aisle offers the likes of Mikkeller, Weihenstephaner, Meantime, Samuel Smith, Wychwood, Lindemans, Duvel, Chimay, etc. They are not lacking!

If I had one complaint about them it would be the fact that they took away their mix-a-six section of the store and replaced it with "close-out wines." For this reason, I usually venture to other local stores around me to find singles of beers that I don't necessarily feel like buying a six-pack for.

This is definitely a must-visit liquor store in the Hainesport/Mount Holly/Pemberton, NJ area.

03-10-2011 04:12:27 | More by MLasoski
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $

This place is the best Canal's I've been too. It is far from Philly but worth the drive because of the prices, selection and service. The beer selection in recent years has gone downhill(due to management not the beer buyers) but they still have a great variety of domestic and imported craft beer. Plenty of Stone, Mikkeller, Cantillon, Struise, BrewDog, Bernardus, Schlafly, Fantome, Weinhestephaner, Hitachino, Ayinger, Unibroue, Bruery, Ballast Point. I can keep going. They also have all of the local PA and NJ beers that you are looking for as well as a killer Italian and Belgian beer selection. The prices are ridiculously low for the area and the main beer guy(his name escapes me at the moment) is extremely knowledgeable and helpful and responsible for most of the awesome beers there. This use to be the best beer store in NJ but they cut out a lot of great beers because the higher end stuff doesn't sell as much.

12-16-2010 07:47:22 | More by corby112
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Seanibus

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Looks and feels a little shabby, but the selection is great. Very impressive selection of six packs and bottles, with a comprehensive selection of regionals, and some beers I have not seen other places. There is a nice, if eccentric, selection of 22 oz bottles and a disorganized mishmash of singles. They had an excellent selection of winter/Christmas beers (which were on sale when I visited) and a good looking import selection, if a trifle dusty looking. They have some high-end imports including Mikkeller. Be sure to check out the "on Sale" room up front, which has an odd mix of stuff.

The wine selection is extensive and the liquor selection is large, if not exotic. Their prices are in line with other stores in the state.

This is probably the best beer selection in this part of Jersey.

01-20-2010 16:39:52 | More by Seanibus
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

On Rt.38 East in Hainsport,A big old ugly yellow looking building with beer signs painted all over. Used to be a bowling alley back in the day, 38 Bowl/Holly lanes don't remember. This is my go to place for beer. A great big supermarket liquor store/ beer store. If it's available in NJ, they most likely will have it.

DFH,Southern Tier,Weyerbacher, Rouge,Stone, Great Divide, I could go on an on. Plus a very good selection of Belgians,Germans and English brands. If you live close by or not, you have to try this place. It will be worth the trip.

09-28-2009 17:42:16 | More by InspectorBob
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AgeOfQuarrel

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

This location is my go-to Canal's. I've been to a bunch of the other Canal's and Joe Canal's, but this one has the best selection. One full isle is dedicated to bombers/750s, and 4/6 packs of American micros. They have pretty much every Rogue beer you could want. I've seen KBS on sale as $5 singles as well. The next isle is even larger, and is dedicated to Belgians, English, German beers as well as meads. Some of their better-than-average beers include Peche Mortal, Black Albert, a bunch of Nogne O, Thomas Hardys and JW Lees vintages, and a real solid Belgian selection. I live in PA, so by default the prices are better than I'm used to. I really don't think their markup is too high on beer. If you're in the area, check out the Canal's on 541 for a smaller, but rarer selection (it's only a ten minute drive).

08-13-2009 22:10:10 | More by AgeOfQuarrel
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Maro Brother's Discount Liquor in Hainesport, NJ
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