Bauer Wine & Spirits
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Reviews by Boilermaker88:
4.5/5 rDev +3.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Made a stop here Friday afternoon before the ABF VIP session. Map in hand, I humped the 1.5mi. from my room over to Bauer's, eventually seeing the sign and still going past it. Then I realized it was downstairs amongst all the shops and restaurants on Newbury St.
The name Bauer Wine & Spirits fits the place very well. Beer is definitely the third item sold here after the aformentioned wine and spirits. The beers are located in a row of coolers at the very back of the store. The selection was a bit small yet the quality as excellent. Locally brewed beers dominated the selection as foreign brews were far into the minorityI was able to get Allagash Odyssey, Heavyweight's Perkuno's Hammer and Cinderbock, Great Divide's Oaked Yeti, Smuttynose's Big A IPA and a couple other sought-after beers no short order. The prices seemed quite reasonable to me.
Aiding me in my quest was Nick, the beer manager and one of the most cordial guys I met in Boston. Very willing to help me out and answer questions, Nick personified the kind of manager I hope to find in each liquor I enter. While not their official policy to bust up four- or six-packs, Nick did so anyway once he learned I was from out of town. He also gave me a glass on the house with my purchases, another real nice gesture. If something was not available right then, Nick was forthcoming in recommending other stores to check out. Great job, Nick!
Overall, Bauer Wine & Spirits was well worth the walk. If you're going beer shopping in Boston, Bauer should be one of the first stops you make. Highly recommended.
06-22-2005 22:24:22 | More by Boilermaker88
More User Reviews:
4.18/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $$$
For a city liquor store, Bauer is a hard place to beat. It's located on pricey Newbury Street (between Massachusetts Avenue and Hereford). It's an underground location which makes it easy to miss. It's location requires it to be somewhat expensive, but it is also convenient for the Back Bay residents.
For a small store, they back a lot of interesting and unusual brews (and wines/spirits). One of the great features they have is mailing list for new and unusual arrivals. This gives one a great chance to catch the latest (rare) offerings. I also like that they have many unusual imports--it would be very easy for them to focus only on domestic craft beer.
I would not describe this as a "go to" place, but if you are in the area, it's worth checking out.
07-12-2014 14:53:07 | More by smcolw
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
Bauer Wine & Spirits in Boston, MA
96 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.