Bauer Wine & Spirits
Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 72 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by deciding39:
4.7/5 rDev +7.8%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$
A small selection, but these guys know how to make use of the space you'll be hard pressed to find a dull beer here. Hands down the best selection of bombers and singles in the neighborhood. Lots of good Belgian ales, Unibroue beers, and other hard-to-find items. Unlike some other stores in the area, these guys pay close attention to quality and freshness.
The service here is unparalleled. Friendly and knowledgeable, these guys can undoubtedly answer any question you've got for them. Bauer's is a little pricey, but not nearly as bad as you would think given the location. Stop by if you're in the area, but be forewarned you'll definitely walk out with more than you originally intended to buy.
02-03-2006 17:57:39 | More by deciding39
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4.89/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
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
Bauer Wine & Spirits in Boston, MA
96 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.