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Reviews by wailingwench:
4/5 rDev -9.5%
Good luck finding the place. I had no idea that there were two Ridge Roads in Webster. I almost gave up and went to Wegmans (on Ridge Road) instead, but my inner male said keep on going and lets get really lost. Then there it was, in the horizon, slowly unfolding, what I was driving aimlessly looking for: beer.
Cheers: Love the "retro- throwback" exterior and decor. An awful lot of hot underage girls seem to work here. Hmmm. Thats one way to build customer loyalty. I dug the shirt and tie thing on the ladies, then realized I was being deviant (again). Nice selection of NY, New England, and Mid-Atlantic micros. A couple of Cali concotions and some Mid West brews in case you're somehow bored with anything east of the Miss. Good brews were positioned at the beginning of the case, swill at the far end. Prices were swell, very affordable. Everything is cold, making the prospect of road sodas a possibility. I love stores where one can plan a night of fun: frozen pizza, lighter fluid, rubber bands, Cigs, and Lysol can be purchased. True one stop shopping. I would need to compare the prices to Save Alot and would love to support them, but lets face it: I'm a cheap ass when it comes to food. That way I can afford great beer.
Jeers: The area is being taken over by Benderson and his big box stores. The cashier that winked at you and gave you the come hither look really is an undercover Webster cop who is going to bust you and make your name front page news for the Democrat and Chronicle. Could really use some arrows painted on the floor directing one towards the beer, this way I don't have to waste time walking through the cards and candles section (I'm allergic to cards and candles, ask my g/f).
09-21-2005 20:12:05 | More by wailingwench
More User Reviews:
4.63/5 rDev +4.8%
As stated by others, this place is a "sleeper". It is a locally owned grocery store with a great beer section and most importantly a great "beer guy"(david23). The great reviews are more because of the person than the business or the building. David keeps us aware of his new arrivals so that we can know when fresh beer is in town. He also will try to fill any special requests. I make the drive past many stores to shop here. Although it is not the largest selection in town, it has a higher percentage of good beer than most. It is also a pretty good family food store also. Give it a try sometime!!
01-26-2012 20:31:19 | More by mendonjoebeer
4.66/5 rDev +5.4%
Hegedorn's is one of the best stops for beer shoppers in the Rochester area. Great selection, fresh beer, reasonable prices, and a beer manager who cares about the customers. Hegedorn's offers one of the widest selections of beer in the city at far more reasonable prices than the competition. If you're in the area looking for beer, including limited release craft beers, definitely check this place out, I can't recommend them enough, and you can even do your grocery shopping at the same time!
01-01-2012 21:58:25 | More by Homebrew42
4.8/5 rDev +8.6%
You'd never know that Hegedorn's in Webster, NY is a great beer store just by driving past it but one should never judge a book by its cover. I sure never knew when I was growing up in Webster but when I finally checked it out I wasn't disappointed. Now I make it a point to stop in whenever I'm home.
Tucked away in this unassuming grocery store is a tremendous selection of beer. There are a myriad of six packs available from all the big boys and tons of bombers and single bottles as well. From Dogfish to Stone to Goose Island to Rochefort to Firestone Walker to Troegs to Southern Tier, this place has an absolutely great selection for the Rochester area. Their prices are also much better than Wegmans or BOTW. However, what makes this place so great is the beer manager Dave (David23 here on BA). Dave is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the beer being sold in his store. He has made many a solid recommendation to me when I'm in the mood to try something new. Also, Dave understands us BA's because he is one. He sends out beer mails whenever he is getting something special in because he shares the same passion as us. So I suggest you stop into Hegedorn's and ask for Dave or send him a BM. You won't be disappointed.
12-19-2011 15:51:14 | More by mark14580
5/5 rDev +13.1%
Having grown up in Rochester, and my grandparents living 2 miles from the middle of Webster, I shopped at Hegedorn's alot. When I got into craft beer, they joined into the growing trend and developed into one of the premiere places to get craft beer in Western New York.
Dave is always attentive to requests for certain beers. If they are available from the local distributors, he always does his best to fill them.
With Beers of the World having 2 locations, and Wegman's building a significant craft beer section in most of the larger stores, its nice to have another alternative. The staff is always very attentive and will answer what questions they can. They also destroy local competition's price.
Now that I've moved to Ohio, I always make a stop in to get the beers I can't get at home. Its never a disappointing stop.
12-18-2011 18:24:30 | More by RocPorterFanatic
4.8/5 rDev +8.6%
Having lived in Rochester most of my life, people would often tell me about how Hegedorn's was a nice alternative to the larger local grocery stores. It wasn't until I was contacted (through BA) by the person who manages the beer at the store that I took the time to check it out. It was worth the trip.
To be honest, my expectations were pretty low. It was a small store and I never imagined they would reserve much shelf space for craft beer. In fact, they have an entire aisle dedicated to beer (both BMC and craft) plus a couple of large end caps, and numerous displays/stacks in the general area.
You can tell by looking at the selection that the beer manager David cares about what he stocks. I can appreciate that the larger grocery stores have craft available, but the selection is predictable and I am rarely surprised by what I find on the shelf. The prices are almost always better at Hegedorn's as well. There's no markup for rarity either.
Since I've dealt with David I can see the difference is that he knows what to ask for and is willing to fight to get the few cases of limited releases that we usually get in this area...and he is often successful. I used to think that Rochester didn't get the limited stuff, so finding Hegedorn's has been an eye-opening experience.
I recommend that you check it out yourself and say hi to David while you're there.
12-18-2011 16:57:40 | More by mjtiernan
4.83/5 rDev +9.3%
First and foremost, Hegedorn's is my favorite beer spot in Rochester. It's a grocery store with a hugely impressive beer selection. Yes, we have two Beers of the World stores here but Hegedorn's has better prices AND has new releases out on the selling floor so much faster.
The beer manager David (david23) really, seriously cares about the selection in the department and it really shows. He keeps people on BA up-to-date with what's coming in and when; how awesome is that? I've never experienced service that great!
I've found some excellent gems at Hegedorn's, very likely because it's a little off the beaten path. There is a great selection of Belgian beers (including the best price I've ever seen for Rochefort 10 outside of Belgium) and an even larger selection from domestic craft breweries.
Do yourself a favor and visit Hegedorn's!!!
12-18-2011 15:15:44 | More by akukucka
4.78/5 rDev +8.1%
This is a beer destination if your's in Rochester. It's a grocery store with a beer manager who cares about the customer and loves good beer.
Dave always keeps BA Buddies up to day on whats on the shelf and whats coming in and charges everyone fairly for the products.
He even will take names for some of the "rarer" offerings.
It's also right off the expressway which makes it a quick stop for a sixer or something to drink for the evening. Also grab a steak or some produce while your's there :)
Cheers to Hegadorns.
12-18-2011 14:38:52 | More by SteelersX
4.01/5 rDev -9.3%
this is a very good store, cheaper than the other alternative in rochester ny, hegedorns is a grocery store with a very decent selection, needed help finding something and the manager came out and helped me immediately and stuck around so we could talk beer for bit, great place to find vintages because nothing there moves too fast(in a good way), markups are very reasonable,the local distributors seem to hold this place high for good reason. very nice place but should expand the selection a bit more
06-03-2011 03:14:52 | More by hotmanflab666
Hegedorn's Market in Webster, NY
96 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.