Premier Gourmet

BA SCORE
97
world-class

80 Reviews
Premier GourmetPremier Gourmet
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

3904 Maple Rd
Buffalo, New York, 14226-1044
United States

(716) 877-3574 | map
premiergourmet.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
105
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
6.09%
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Reviews: 80 | Ratings: 105
Reviews by NODAK:
Photo of NODAK
4.88/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

There isn't really much I can say that hasn't been said already, but the selection here is flat out amazing. When I came here, I spent more in a single beer trip than I have ever spent anywhere else. I bought my fill of Ithaca, Lagunitas, Bear Republic, Troegs, and Redhook. Of course, they had tons more than that. If I had unlimited funds and unlimited time to drink them, I could have bought 10 times what I did. I also loved all the sampler packs they had on the lower parts of the racks; a great way to sample beers.

My main complaint would be that I didn't see the ability to mix 6 packs. It's a small complaint, because I've sort of gotten away from buying a lot of singles. I'd rather have a full 6 pack to really think about a beer and enjoy the beer rather than just one 12 ounce serving. A few years ago though, I'd have considered this a big deal.

Definitely worth a stop if you have the time while in Buffalo. You won't be disappointed.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of liquid-lotus
4.43/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of BeerOps
3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dochook
4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Dankenstein716
4.03/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Find it a bit overpriced. The customer service is pretty good. But when I do decide to go, it's for the selection and hopes of finding something I haven't tried.

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Photo of fscottkey
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

This is my go to beer store. I have been going here for over a year. They have a nice selection broken down by state and country. I haven't even started on any of their beers from outside North America (and there are a lot). Their web site does a decent job listing what is available. They Tweet out when new beers arrive, or when there are tastings. They have a state of the art growler system with a really good selection. The "vibe" is not as great as a store that just sells beer (with a bunch of neck beard guys to help you). They sell gourmet food, coffee, cheese, etc. And they sell beer. They still sport a huge selection and you can buy singles (which is what I usually do).

Nothing in the area really competes in terms of selection, rotation and notification of new beers.

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Photo of cozmo
4.87/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mlockman
4.01/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Not the best selection I've ever seen, and in fact seemed like somewhat of an afterthought to their wine-and-spirits selection, but the best I saw in town nonetheless. They list what's available in-store with prices online, so I would highly reccomend checking out the website before making a special trip, as there weren't too many limited release or hard-to-find beers. If you find yourself in the area, or don't know what you want and seek options, this place is great.

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Photo of Whatup14
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.96/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cincysig
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Outstanding beer shop (and much, much more) with a knowledgable and helpful staff. My first stop and frequent stop every time I'm in Buffalo.

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Photo of KATCanada
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Good visit in Dec 2014. About 25 min from drive Niagara falls border crossing and maybe 20 from Peace bridge for my Canuck brothers and sisters. In my opinion the best selection in the area although the furthest of the majors from the borders. Great selection of Belgians, Mikkeller, Evil Twin and very nice USA regional representation. Staff I met were friendly but clearly not as knowledgeable as Village Beer market. Still way more selection. If you only have time for one stop this would be it for me.

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Photo of JoelAK
4.76/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of spark3148857
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of WunderLlama
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Great rotating selection, growler fills, can buy singles, broad assortment with a variety of styles, very knowledgeable staff...what's there not to like?

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Photo of Draven11
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of AugustusRex
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Moels
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of generallee
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Moc513
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of pottergator
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, NY
4.43 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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