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Superstar Discount Beverage Center

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4.26/5
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Superstar Discount Beverage CenterSuperstar Discount Beverage Center
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

516 E Jericho Tpke
Huntington Station, New York, 11746-7312
United States

(631) 423-0292 | map
superstarbeverage.com

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Reviews:
12
Ratings:
17
pDev:
11.27%
 
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Photo of fredandboboflo
2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

In the same town as Big Z's and Shoreline, I have no idea why anybody would shop here. Horrendous prices for the area, and generally high regardless of where you are, and usually they are not marked. When I was there, they had '97 Triple bock for 10.99 a bottle (this was actually marked), compared to 5.99 at the other Huntington stores. Also marked was a 4-pack of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout for 29.99 compared to 21.99 and 23.99 elsewhere. I asked about the bombers of Stone and Rogue, and again they were always $1-2 higher than the top price at the other two. I rate service so low because not only are the prices so high, but sometimes intentionally misleading, putting some beers in a "vintage" section that either had no place being there, or were simply very easy to find elsewhere in the same vintage, and then jacking the price way up. Then they offer pitiful coupons and "specials" that at best bring the prices back to market value for the area, but even then, on a single purchase per visit. I'm shocked nobody has been put off by this as much as I was. The fellow at the counter, who I assumed to be the owner, came across as very friendly (read: smooth talker), and I'm sure that's the only way he gets business with prices like his. Very troubling to me.

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Photo of shaebs99
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%

Great little place on Jericho.
Organization may be a bit hectic, but given the little amount of space they have I cannot blame them.
They carry several varieties from breweries like Lagunitas, Smuttynose, Victory, Goose Island, etc. Their import section is small, but packed with a bunch of crowd pleasers. A rack up front has all the seasonal beers (Octoberfests and Harvests). They had a bunch of new releases like Ommegeddon (though no chocolate Indulgence which I recently saw at Shoreline), Oat (from Southern Tier), Stone's 11th, and Sierra Nevada Harvest
That's all well and good, but I come here for two reasons:
First is the growler station. 4 taps of quality beers. When I went in last they had a Blue Point, Coney Island Lager, Kona's Fire Rock, and a DIPA from Red Hook. Typically he will have good local beers from Breweries like Southampton, Blue Point, Sixpoint, or Brooklyn with some more well known, better distributed breweries like Stone and Dogfish Head. My only complaint is that I wish that I came here and found a beer that I knew nothing about. That being said all the beers that I have seen have been good.
The second reason I come here is because of the friendly staff. Almost every time I come in I engage in a beer related conversation and they seem to be knowledgeable about their products
I will keep coming back because their growler section is great. With a good rotation and always full of good beers. Between the four available I can always find somethign I want to drink that day

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Photo of dough
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%

Being so close to Shoreline I have found that I always considered Superstar an alternative. Over the past year or so it seems like this location is really establishing itself as a "go-to" place. The staff here is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and always offering recommendations and even food pairings. The Growler fill station usually offers 4 good selections and they are constantly rotating. They are always quick to put in an order for something that they don't have. In all honesty, I rarely head up New York Avenue to Shoreline anymore as I find Superstar to be a very friendly and inviting place.

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Photo of Beerchic101
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%

I must say, i have recently started tasting around. the staff at this location was very knowlegable and was able to describe to me what the beers would taste like and even explained to me alot about the types of beer. they were able to help me pick out what kinds of beers to try for my first time. their selection was amazing, they have the largest selection ive ever seen. and everytime i go in there they always have a new beer on their floor, which deffinately keeps me interested and wanting to go back and see what new stuff i can try. and their floor isalways stocked, it never looks empty. their prices are fair, they have some expensive beers but they also have inexpensive ones. the manager was able to get a special request for me from one of their other superstar locations. i would deffinately keep coming around and discovering all new types of beer.

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Photo of DRINKSAROUND
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%

I live right around the corner from this store and love it. I am there at least once a week to check out the new arrivals. Their stock is always changing and they recently added a growler filling station. the staff is always around to help you and is very knowledgeable. i have gone to other beer stores on long island in search of varoius beers and only found myself in other superstar beverage locations. The owner and manager are very beer savy and can recomend something for anyone's pallet. if you have not been there your missing out.

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Photo of RichThatchr
4/5  rDev -6.1%

I have made three trips to this little roadside beverage store in the past two months while looking for the funky Pork Slap ale and I was reasonably pleased with their selection. From the exterior, one might think it was another bev-mart paying homage to the macro-brewers, but once inside, the first two rows are dedicated micro-brew areas with all kinds of things I have seen before, but in different sizes. For instance, they had St. Bernadus Triple in 11.2 bottles, which I found helpful. I also found their service to be helpful as well as informative when I was looking for something different and the store seems to shift their stock around.

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Photo of plaid75
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%

Located on Jericho Tpke, next to the Carousel.

A rather large establishment, with floor to ceilling displays.

Their selection includes: 4 varieties of Victory (including Hop Wallop and Old Horizontal), 4 types of Stoudt's (including Triple and Double IPA), all the SAs, all the SNs, all the Anchors, Dale's Pale Ale, 4 types of Mendocino, 4 types of Southampton, 5 types of Blue Point, 5 types of Brooklyn, 3 types of Acme, 2 types of North Coast (including Old Rasputin and Pranqster), Pork Slap, 4 types of DFH, 4 types of Magic Hat, LongTrail, Otter Creek, etc.

A good selection of Belgians, hefes and British ales too. They also allow mix and matching.

A large selection of macros and soda.

This place is a good alternative to Shoreline.

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Superstar Discount Beverage Center in Huntington Station, NY
Place rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 17 ratings
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