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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 7
3.44/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Ace Supermarket is a fancified grocery store ran by nondescript Muslims in the heart of Park Slope, hard by the park on the Seventh Avenue commercial strip.
They were renovating when I visited and it looks like the place will be damn nice when they are done. The beer is right by the entrance of the store, with a series of shelves filled with six packs and bombers, including Sierra Bigfoot, Founders Dry-Hopped Pale Ale, Troegs Hopback and Ommegang and Chouffe bombers. Also Smuttynose, Flying Dog, Victory and a variety of American craft names.
There is a dedicated Dogfish shelf, with expensive Palo Santo packs ($5.49 per bottle), and also party boxes from Coney, Blue Point and Magic Hat.
Prices range from the reasonable ($12 for a Bigfoot six-pack) to the expensive (the aforementioned $5.49 single Dogfish Palo).
There is food for sale too, organic chips, coffee and the works. And I'm sure you could help if you wanted because I saw a bunch of employees around, even though nobody came to ask me if I needed help or whatever.
Don't expect Ace to be Bierkraft, but for a local store, this sure does the trick.
04-12-2012 03:47:21 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.7/5 rDev -1.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
A basic grocery store with tons of Brooklyn Brewery stuff posted on the entrance ways. Everything inside is just laid wherever really. Stuff is on the floor, on racks, in the coolers. Stickers from beer stuff just paints everything. It's like the beer man just sneezed and oops - this is what happened. Weird too that there was a little bit of glassware for sale too. A few interesting things here I had not seen, but still nowhere near the big dogs of Brooklyn. Definitely a very good selection though.
05-23-2008 16:16:18 | More by RblWthACoz
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
I was a bit disappointed by Ace Supermarket. I chose to take a tour of the famed Brooklyn beer stores within a few miles radius and stopped in at Ace first. At first glance, it looks like a regular supermarket, until you head into the beer aisle. You'll notice it's more than just a regular supermarket when it comes to their microbrews.
Fridges and shelves are lined with the typical American micros: Brooklyn, Blue Point, Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada. I didn't see a good selection of Stone, Southern Tier, Southhampton, or others. Very standard stuff. A large selection of their beer collection seems to be bombers. Belgian and Canadian bombers line the fridge.
The store is small and cramped. It's head and shoulders above your typical supermarket, but probably not worth the trip on its own. The prices were nothing to get excited about. $18.99 for a 12-case of Brooklyn Lager's is not a bargain by any means.
Overall, if you were passing by and went in, you'd love it. But if you build a trip around visiting Ace Supermarket for their beer, you'd be sadly disappointed. I hate to compare one store to another, but if you're going to go to the trouble of visiting Ace, you might as well visit any of the other local beer places within a mile or so. Bigger selections and better or same prices.
01-20-2008 23:16:45 | More by zerofear13
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
Ace is on my way home from the bank, and I generally end up stopping in for a few bottles. I've got to say that I almost always find at least a couple of bottles with which I'm completely unfamilar, which means that they're switching it up on the regular.
As the other reviewers have said, it's not Bierkraft. Not by any means. It's cheap, they don't always have the same stuff (despite the Brooklyn Local No.1 in the window since the release, I've never found it in stock), and they don't know an awful lot about everything they carry. But while the cashiers are a touch gruff, one of the guys who stocks the shelves is very enthusiastic, and when I asked for suggestions, he started with Dogfish Head and moved to Bear Republic, so you know he's drinking good stuff.
The selection is currently heavy on Unibroue & Wychwood, because they're stocking more 22's than they used to. Plus, mix-and-match sixers of Saranac for $6.99 -- I was pleasantly surprised by the Pomegranate Wheat. Also, scope around for some warm Belgians floating throughout the back of random aisles I'm happy with Ace for a reliable surprise brew.
05-06-2007 21:35:29 | More by jbsteiny
3.7/5 rDev -1.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4
Corner location, cold beer is located on the left in the coolers and also a selection of mostly Belgians are displayed warm to the right front of the store. There are some dusty bottles tucked in a few other corners of this dumpy mid sized market. Selection is pretty darn good, all the typical good stuff you would ecpect and a bit more. Dont expect any help or expertise, as the guys behind the registers are pretty gruff. No glassware to be found. Decent neighborhood place to pick up some very drinkable brew, but not worth a special trip
01-12-2005 16:13:18 | More by Billolick
3.85/5 rDev +2.1%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
This is a nice neighborhood place to pick up some very difficult-to-find brews, but I wouldn't go out of the way to make a visit here. Basically, if you live in the heart of park slope, you're probably going to go to Bierkraft, but you can make some nice finds here for a lower price. Things are a bit willy-nilly organization-wise, so you have to dig around the store a little.
Last time I was here I scored some Lion Stout and Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock Reserve 1999, and the prices were very fair.
01-04-2005 20:18:30 | More by bultrey
4.35/5 rDev +15.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Over 200 beers, especially well stocked with Belgian ales. Average prices (which in the case of rarer beers can be quite good).
I mean it, I went in and counted the bloody things and there are over two hundred kinds, which is pretty good for what is really a mom and pop grocery. I'd say stop here before you go to Beirkraft (which is lierally two long blocks away) because if you find something here you'll pay a lot less than at Beirkraft. I also like that they're interested in learning more about beer. I asked them recently if they had any Flemish Sours and while their beer guy hadn't hear of them, he was interested and wanted to look into it. I always find myself stopping in on my way home.
09-06-2004 21:12:53 | More by mirdreams
Ace Supermarket in Brooklyn, NY
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