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2.18/5 rDev -42.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
The place has a good selection of beer, but don't let your girlfriend or wife go pick it up for you. My girlfriend picked me up a case of beer for my birthday and was followed to the car by the creepy owner who then propositioned her and now she will never go back there again. She was very upset with how she was treated, and they wouldn't let her leave, just kept trying to start conversation.
08-08-2013 17:03:34 | More by Griff1983
3.33/5 rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | $$
I once thought this was the best beer distributor in the area. They have a ton of beers and prices are generally reasonable. However, I agree with the previous comment regarding staff. I don't live close enough to just drop in so I would call about availability knowing that Nugget Nectar and some other select seasonals can be difficult to find at times. Once they checked when I called, two other times I was told to come in and look myself. Even stopped in one time, asked if it was OK if I called about beer in stock, and was told I should stop in myself. Sorry, but it doesn't make sense for me to drive all that way if it's likely I'm leaving with nothing. Great variety but calling about availability is not asking that much.
04-01-2012 00:36:29 | More by hoops61176
2.94/5 rDev -22.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Went there after hitting up Liberty Taphouse for lunch. The intent was to pick up a few beers that were not available in our area. The Beer Mart most definitely has more of a warehouse feel than anything else as mentioned in other reviews. Finding what you are looking for takes a little searching which can be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it. Good in the aspect that you can see other beers you may not have considered or didn't know that they actually had in stock. Bad in the case where you are short on time and need to get in and get out. biggest problem encountered was the fact the website wasn't updated so a particular brewers beer wasn't in stock which was one of the main reasons for going. The staff wasn't too helpful in getting questions asked and seemed more like I was wasting their time in asking for a particular beer. Overall, not bad selection but the website needs to be updated to reflect what is in stock and the staff should be a little more helpful and put their cell phones down.
01-16-2012 00:26:35 | More by ArrogantBastage
3.46/5 rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Beer Mart is a lot like most beer distributors in the area. Warehouse feel, kinda unorganized, people lurking around in their own little world. Nothing bad, just normal. The selection is great compared to most in the area. Great variety of imports and craft. As far as I have seen, the prices were a bit better than most, although there were some quirky ones that were about $7 more than my local distributor. Odd, but that's all. I always end up taking more home than planned when I leave there, and there always seems to be something right out front I was just looking for. Service is pretty much limited to taking your money on the way out, but at least they don't bother ya :)
Good place to swing by if you want something new.
06-01-2011 00:09:54 | More by kershner23
2.85/5 rDev -25%
quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The place does have a very nice selection of microbrews and foreign beer. The prices are about the same as everyone else in the Reading area.
They usually have a beer or two that they price really low, sitting on pallets as you enter the store. For example, they had PBR 12 oz. returnables last year for $8.00 a case. The beers on the pallets aren't usually something you're looking for, but if you want cheap beer they seem to always have it.
Service is really lacking. That is the only complaint I have about the place, and I've heard that often from other people.
02-28-2010 15:04:40 | More by Deuceman
Beer Mart in Reading, PA
87 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.