Bauer Wine & Spirits
Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 72 | Display Reviews Only:
4.89/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is conveniently located in the Back Bay and is worth a trip from further out. There's a lot of Belgian and European beers and a pretty great selection of American beers. What's on the shelf may underwhelm you at first. The first time I went I left without buying anything and I didn't speak to anyone. When I came back I spoke with their beer guy, who was really helpful, and found a lot of the things I was looking for. If you ask him about a beer he'll either bring you a bottle, discuss it, or tell you where to find it. A great place.
10-27-2013 19:51:24 | More by Wukk
4/5 rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
selection here is relatively small (modest-sized Newbury St shop with only so much room able to be devoted to craft - as brew clearly plays second-fiddle to wine) but the beers seem to be thoughtfully appointed. locals are well represented along with an nice assortment from some of the well-known national brewers. you can tell the beer manager put some thought into the selections, going a bit beyond the usual craft staples. decent assortment of Belgians available as well. again, not the type of place in which you'll spend an hour just poring over all the options, but definitely some quality beers to be had. service was friendly and helpful. prices were about average for the area.
bottom line: I wouldn't go out of my way to get here the way the way I might with Julio's or Marty's (or even Charles St liquors just over in the Beacon Hill vicinity), but if you're in the Back Bay? worthy of a stop... definitely one of the better options for craft in the downtown Boston area.
obviously Bauer is a wine and spirits vendor too; review is strictly for the beer.
09-06-2012 01:02:03 | More by BostonHops
4.64/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great little shop located on Newbury Street in Boston. I stopped in when visiting Boston for a few days and staying at the nearby Sheraton. I probably stopped in about 6 times over the course of 3 days (kept making new space in the luggage or drinking my bottles!). It's a great break for beer fans who are not as excited about the other shopping options along Newbury.
The place is small due to their location, but everything they carry is high quality. Picked up some nice stuff I can't get in MN, including Heady Topper, Maine Brewing, Pretty Things, and some imports I haven't seen before (my first beer from Iceland). Their beer guy Tom is very friendly and knowledgeable.
I can't compare to other Boston area options first hand, but it was a great stop as a visitor. Prices seemed reasonable to me, especially considering the location. Only improvement would be getting rid of some of that wine to make room for more beer!
06-03-2012 20:20:55 | More by bigdaddypolite
Bauer Wine & Spirits in Boston, MA
96 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.