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Old Colony Liquors

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Old Colony LiquorsOld Colony Liquors
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 19.95%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Store ]

637 Southern Artery
Quincy, Massachusetts, 02169-5645
United States
phone: (617) 773-6666

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Reviews by drinksandeats:
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drinksandeats

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +16%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$

Visited almost by accident, and I'm glad I did. I perused the long line of cooler space, filled with a wide variety of beers, most of them imports. I caught Eddie, who I think owns or manages the store, as he was doing inventory, and he talked to me a while about the operation. He boasted the widest selection of imported beers in the area, and the shelf behind him backed him up. There were a lot of European imports. Besides the standards, there was a large collection of Russian and Polish beers. Prices were a little high across the board, but given their size and commitment to variety it's understandable. I came in looking for something to drink while watching basketball, but I'll be sure to make a return visit to pick up some fine Eastern European lagers.

03-20-2008 21:25:09 | More by drinksandeats
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BrotherQ

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -50.1%

06-16-2014 23:37:43 | More by BrotherQ
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Std73

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-12-2014 23:20:49 | More by Std73
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AdamF625

Massachusetts

2.6/5  rDev -35.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$

This store was a big let down. 1 aisle of craft beer with your usual suspects of Belgian and English bombers. The selection of American craft was poor, missing every local talent like mystic, jacks abby, nightshift, wormtown, and clown shoes. Tons of old stuff and dust on the shelves. The six pack selection was mediocre. I would only go there if I was desperate and in walking distance.

11-22-2013 22:15:11 | More by AdamF625
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Wey85

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +24.7%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$

this is an exceptional store in quincy point.. was driving on 3A one day and decided to stop and check it out..

i was impressed by the beer selection, there are more beers on the warm shelf when you walk in the beer aisle than there is probably in the cooler, although you can find all the warm beer cold inside the walk-in cooler.

the liquor and wine selection is amazing too, i requested an item one day and before i knew it. the second trip i was there, they had it ready for me and started carrying it

I highly recommend everyone to check it out, it is a very clean, well maintained store, the staff is very friendly yet very strict with the id thing!

01-27-2011 04:35:43 | More by Wey85
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bierschmecktgut

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

I always thought this was a regular packie for the 20+ years living near it. WRONG. Had to do a beer run for a cookout a few summers ago and stopped in.
Hey Bud Light for the party is right there in the cooler!.. next to the 4 different Lambics, next to the various cases of Pale Ales, 1L imports, a little further down more stuff.. absolutely overwhelming.
I turned around to face the beer shelf..
Polish, Czech, German, Italian, Belgian ales/lagers..Micro Brews up the ying yang and plenty of hoppy brews too.
I actually found Schneider Aventinus, Zwyiec and Julius Echter stocked in the cooler. Grabbed me a 4-pack of Julius and headed back with the lowly Buds.
I always go in - head right for the beers and make a selection, haven't been helped on the floor but not that I'm looking... the staff is usually buzzing around at check-out or bottle return. Have heard that the owner is very personable, I should make a point to thank him for bringing this stuff so close to home.

They also have wines, liquors, cigars and much more packed into a fairly small store, even found some good Lebanese wine, Polish Vodkas and new Tequilas over the years.

It's the only place I go [can go] for my specialty beers. I've told so many folks about it.

01-08-2011 05:38:33 | More by bierschmecktgut
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rebelthrower

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -4%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

I guess you can say this is a very unique place. From the outside it kinda look like you average liquor/beer store. The reason I'm calling it unique is that it has a very good variety of brewers from all over the world. However, for many of the brewers it only has one style of beer. I don't usually expect every store to have everything but I do like to have more than one style from a brewer. Just seemed a little odd to me.

I had asked for help on pricing on a couple things that weren't labeled and received good service.

If it your first time there check out the cooler as well. I have found a few nice gems in there hidden a way. The cooler also has almost if not all the same beers on the shelf if you are looking to drink your purchase right away.

06-25-2010 23:10:25 | More by rebelthrower
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 5 | $$$

Old Colony Liquors is a gem of beer variety south of Boston. Their selection is very impressive for foriegn beers. They have several beers from seemingly all around the world. All nations are represented and their domestic selection is fairly good as well. In shopping around their price is a little above average. I have been there several times. Oftentimes when I have gone, their customer service has seemed a little standoffish if not rude. If you want to get a hard to find, good tasting foriegn brew and do not care how you are treated, this is the place to go.

01-14-2009 00:07:43 | More by tigg924
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Puttenham

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +16%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$

A hidden gem in Quincy, Mass.

I visited Old Colony Liquors on 10/4/2008. This package store is very unassuming from the outside. It looks like your typical repository for Bud/Miller/Coors, but once inside a pleasant surprise awaits.

Beers from all over the world, including (but not limited to) England, Belgium, Germany, Czech Rep., India, Central and South America, etc. line the shelves. The German and Belgian selections are very respectable and the Czech selection is outstanding.

A very good assortment of American microbrews as well.

The owner/manager (I didn't get his name) was very helpful and took time to introduce me to new beers. Quincy has a large foreign population and the manager explained that the store tries to carry international favorites for his diverse clientele. I've never seen beers from Wales and Bulgaria, but guess what? They have them.

I used to drive to Luke's Liquors in Rockland, Mass. or Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, Mass. to look for my favorite imports and microbrews. No more. Old Colony Liquors is my new package store.

The store also has a wide array of foreign spirits and wines.

Very convenient for folks living south of Boston and recommended.

10-04-2008 15:39:35 | More by Puttenham
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scubahood

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +16%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$

I visited this place after learning about it from beerfly. I had driven past it many times and it looked very run of the mill. Once inside, however, you are greeted with one of the largest selections of beers especially considering how the store is fairly small. Beers represent many countries from El Salvador to Poland and from New England back to old England.

Each time I have received great service but the time that really sticks out was my first visit. I let them know I was looking for something hoppy that I hadn't tried. I was directed to a section that had a quite a few beers I had selected and as I was about to point this out I was told to wait there. After what was an amount of time that it means you were forgotten about I was greeted with an offering which fit my criteria perfectly. You can tell he went out of his way to dig through the back just to find it.

This is my go to store from now on and I recommend you check it out!

04-30-2008 03:18:08 | More by scubahood
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Old Colony Liquors in Quincy, MA
90 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.