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One Stop Market

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BA SCORE
86
very good

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 20.33%
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

651 Broadway
Haverhill, Massachusetts, 01832-1537
United States
phone: (978) 372-6711

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Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

mklisz, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of emottram
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

emottram, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of sliv
4.5/5  rDev +22%

sliv, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of athomasPSU
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%

Having just moved to the area, I've been searching for a good beer store and this one isn't too bad. Really a good selection for a convenience store (they tell me that's what it is ).
They sell brewing supplies, darts, liquor, food, coffee, and all kinds of goodies. It's a pretty neat store.

The layout is tight. Not a lot of room and everything is smashed in. That's true for mostly everything in the store.

As for the beer part, the selection is pretty good. They have lots of Stone, Southern Tier, Dogfish Head, etc. They also have lots of local stuff (The Tap Brewing, Narragansett Brewing, White Birch, and many more) . It's easy to go in once a week and see something new. Being able to get the hard to find or rare stuff is not easy. They don't get much of it and when they do it's way over priced. Last thing I asked about was DFH 120 minute, and they told me $15/bottle. I said no thanks. I really go to this place for the cheaper local stuff and the variety. They also offer discounts for certain quantities of bombers, which helps their higher prices seem lower.

Downsides to this place are that there is no organization, including the home-brew section. It's kind of messy and dirty.

The service isn't really too great. They seem to get cranky when I ask about a hard to get beer. They respond quickly with "No" or "yeah, it's all held" or "you missed that". It's shame too because I've spent some pretty good amounts here.

I've had some sandwiches which aren't too bad. Easy, fast lunch. Nothing great but it's good.

My only complaints are: prices, organization
Good things: selection (especially local brews), location, discounts, they allow holding of beers, and all the other goodies available.

athomasPSU, May 15, 2014
Photo of harsley
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

harsley, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Tri_D
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Tri_D, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of hockeypuck
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

hockeypuck, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of jtronique
5/5  rDev +35.5%

I have to give the One Stop Market a 5 star review! Please keep in mind we didn't eat at the Grill Next Door, however, the atmosphere was very exciting because it was "Talk like a Pirate night," and they had patrons in costume cavorting outside - and inside, a Pirate contest with $500 in beer booty. So that was exciting!

On getting a great invite from my partner to harvest a bunch of lovely, red concord grapes, I knew that a proper stop to a brew shop was in order. No time to wait for supplies to ship on ebay. Having only brewed home cider before, which was easy peasy the cold yeast and balloon way, I knew that winemaking would present a bit of a challenge. I found the prices of the gear very reasonable, and the staff helpful in answering some simple brew questions. All I needed to get started was a couple of bottles, proper airlocks, and something other than Fleishman's yeast (And don't laugh, it DOES make a good cider!)

They were actually out of Champagne yeast - which is the one I would have preferred to get over wine yeast - because Champagne yeast IS also the most commonly recommended for cider. However, the fact that they were out of Champagne yeast confirmed to me that indeed their brewing materials are quite fresh.

The beer selection was impeccable , unlike other reviewers, I found the selections clearly marked with price. Also, the pick your own 6 pack for $9.69 had a GREAT selection area. I had just been to Port Wine and spirits in Newburyport who used to feature a $6.99 section, but that was iffy and only was available if a number of somewhat broken up 6 packs happened, to make up for damages. I'd just found out they'd discontinued the program. But I like build your own 6 pack sections a lot, because if they cost average the featured varieties together, you ultimately save more than buying six singles.

Would like to mention that even though this gem is a bit out of the way it is in fact a stone's throw from Salem NH and "America's Stonehenge," and "Victorian Park Family entertainment center" which has a full arcade, both of which sound like fun (we didn't have time to go to those on our excursion) but if you're even remotely interested in stopping up here for supplies, the potential exist to make it a day trip OR Beer Date....

Anyway , thanks One Stop for helping me make sure all these grapes won't go to waste! I will totally be coming back here!!!

jtronique, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%

I found this to be a fine place to acquire a wide variety of local and regional beers. They sell a large number of bombers which are crammed on a square shelf that you have to walk around to see everything. They allow mix and match 6-packs but you must get your selection from a specific shelf. However there were many choices available. There is a cooler for the macros mainly and a beer cave. I didn't try the food so I can't comment on it. They also had several choices of freshly brewed Green Mountain Coffee available. I think their selection was quite good for the area and a place I will go to again.

puboflyons, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of SunDevilBeer
1.96/5  rDev -46.9%

Stopped in to take a look after a disappointing few overpriced beers at the bar/restaurant next door - Grille Next Door.

Layout is odd. Racks of bombers basking under fluorescent lights and rotting while gathering dust. Made a passing look but no way was I getting anything from there. Lots of cooler space with a variety of craft offerings on 6 packs...didn't notice many 12 packs however. Was tough to maneuver around as there were case stacks in front of the coolers.

The biggest knock on this place is the lack of any pricing....I mean NOTHING was labeled with a price tag or shelf tag. W. T. F. What an insult to the customer & a sign of abject laziness of the staff.

I was furious & about to just leave but a 6 pack of Ithaca Flower Power in the cooler caught my eye...at the time of this review was a rare sighting of 1 of my fave beers. No pricing but I figured how much could it be? Well....$14 as it rang up. Most places charge maybe $11 around Boston & this was outright robbery. Told the cashier to keep it.

Will never return.

SunDevilBeer, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%

This place is right next to the Grill Next Door, which makes this little building an oasis of craft beer in the Haverill/Salem area. I pulled in to swing by the Grill, and ended up heading in and picking up a handful of bombers. The place sells craft beer, as well as booze and wine, chips, sandwiches, etc. It's like a normal convienience store with a great little craft beer selection nuzzled in the middle of it. The staff was super helpful, and I recommend asking at the counter what they have available "out back", as I was told there was a stash of 120 Minute and Bitches Brew back there that wasn't on the shelves. Great selections of beer in bombers, singles, and sixes, and the prices really are reasonable. I will definitely be making a return trip to the One Stop, as it is now called.

GarthDanielson, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of baldbuffjp
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%

This place is really called One Stop Market now. It has pretty much everything you need. Craft beer, sandwiches, home brew supplies, and a full convenience store. When I visit here though it's all for the craft beer.

The craft selection is decent. They tend to carry all your regulars(Stone, Pretty Things, DFH, Firestone Walker, etc). One thing I do like is they usually carry everything they have on tap next door at the Grill. It's the same owner.

Price is a bit expensive. You can expect to pay more than any other stores in the area but I guess that's part of it really being a convenience store.

Staff is friendly but don't expect to stand around and talk beer with anyone. They don't seem to be too knowledgeable about the beer unless the owner happens to be in the store. But one plus is they will special order for you if it's available.

I'd definitely recommend this store. If you are making the trip from far away plan on stopping in at the Grill Next Door first for some great beer and food. Then pick up some goodies for home from One Stop.

baldbuffjp, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of rowingbrewer
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%

Stopped in here after going to the grill next door. they have a pretty decent bottle selection. they had new england brewing companies imperial stout trooper on the shelf when i went (scooped up a bottle of that) they have offerings from stone, mcneill's, and ithaca to name a few. the service was good at the counter, but they guy did not seem to know that much about beer, other than checking the system for a beer i don't think they would be able to assist you that much. the selection is really decent for a store that is homebrew and convenient store as well. go to the grill next door for lunch and check this place out while there, they are in the same parking lot

rowingbrewer, Jan 24, 2011
Photo of Durge
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

Stopped in here after a few hours of enjoyment at The Grill Next Door, next door! Guess it's a common beer lovin' owner here and the selection reflected such. A very solid selection. Prices seemed to be a little all over the map. Some reasonably priced with others a little on the high side, but there was a fair assortment of local/Massachusetts brewers. It's definitely a bit surprising considering the general look of the establishment. It's essentially a 7/11 type joint. No real specialty but the beer sort of stands out once you pay attention. The girl at the cash register was friendly enough but there is nobody there looking to assist you with beer prowess. You're on your own. But again, the selection is very solid, much more than you would expect at such a place. Plenty of good and obscure choices though i couldn't be certain of the "freshness". Looked okay from what I could tell and I did buy a couple of bombers. Worthy of mention.

Durge, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of gameface23
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

I live down the street from here, so I stop in all the time. Lately, however, I have been driving further distances just to save money. The beer selection is decent, but much more overpriced compared to other stores in the area.

The homebrew section of the store is a mess. Dust covers most of the stock. Most of their stuff is overpriced compared to the online retailers. I did find that they have great pricing on siphon tubing, though ($.35/ft for 3/8 ID)

Service is "weird." When you walk in, the people at the counter usually just stare at you without saying anything and most of them know nothing about the homebrew aspect of the store. The other day, I was buying something that was in the stock room, so I asked for help. The cashier said he would get it for me in a second, but wound up forgetting about me as I walked around the rest of the store for what seemed like 5 minutes. He then walked up to me and asked if I needed any help, completely forgetting that I asked him already.

gameface23, Jan 07, 2009
Photo of Randori
2.65/5  rDev -28.2%

Homebrew Supply
I would not buy anything I needed to be "fresh" from this supply shop as I have not had the chance to speak with the owner or anyone who knows anything about the homebrew supply area. Without knowing for sure, the place gives a strong impression of questionable shelf time for their grains, hops, liquid yeasts and extracts. Is it possible they are turning these over faster than it appears? Maybe...but the dust on the extract tins tell otherwise. That being said, they are close to where I live and great place to pick up the odd bit of brewing equipment (bungs, hoses, glass cardboys, caps, priming sugar, sanitizer, etc) all those things you discover you need on last minute on brew day. At a decent price too.

Bottled Beer Selection
A noble effort but in a very limited space. Clearly somebody is trying to keep a small selection of craft brews in what appears to be more of a quick stop for your average Bud and Miller Lite crowd. I don't go out of my way to get there for bottled beer but when I'm there to pick up some homebrew supplies I make a point of grabbing the odd craft ale as a wink and a nod to whomever is keeping the cooler stocked.

Randori, Sep 08, 2008
Photo of JimFalzone
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

I tell people that I purchased my house based on it's proximity to Brewers Market. As the sign out front of the store suggests it is your ONE STOP. They sell delicious sandwiches, craft beers, kegs, liquor, other basic survival needs, plus homebrew and dart supplies.

It is sort of a pain in the A%^&* to order kegs here. The list is way out of date. The staff is not very helpful, and there is poor communication. As a previous reviewer noted, the staff is not always knowledgeable. But I understand it's not easy to be an expert in everything this place sells. Everyone is typically very friendly, though.

Some items are a little pricey, it's what you would expect to pay at a convenience store as opposed to a grocery store. You'll typically pay $1 more per six pack, but you won't find Ommegang at Shaws Market in Plaistow. (You will find it at Brewers Market in Haverhill).

All that being said, I highly recommend this place. Especially if you are going for a grand slam. Buy a Turkey Sub, a bottle of Grey Goose, a six pack of Magic Hat, some flights for your darts, and an ounce of Fuggles for good measure!

JimFalzone, Dec 27, 2006
Photo of nobbyv
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

Much better selection that what I can find at my local packy, though small overall. They have the regular stuff: some Samual Smith's, Ommegang, etc., as well as a nice selection of some regionals like Ipswich and Sea Dog. They also seem to get a varied selection of other stuff: the buyer seems to like Trappists; they usually have 4-5 to choose from including Westmalle.
From what I can tell, they carry a good selection of home brew supplies, as well as darts and dart accessories. As they also serve as a convenience store with milk, cigarettes, and sandwiches, the staff are not always as knowledgable as you might like. I have spoken with the buyer/(owner?) and he however knows quite a bit and recommended a few things to me.
Overall, a good place, especially as its much closer to my house than some of the better-stocked, better-staffed competition in the general area.

nobbyv, Jul 15, 2004
One Stop Market in Haverhill, MA
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.