Fairway Market

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Fairway MarketFairway Market

Type: Store

50 Manetto Hill Mall
Plainview, New York, 11803
United States

(516) 937-5402 | map

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Added by Billolick on 08-23-2005

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by cosmicevan:
Photo of cosmicevan
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

First off, this is a supermarket. Don't walk in, expecting to see beer. However, for a supermarket, you are hard pressed to find a better selection of micros and occasional rarities. The 2nd half of aisle 12 is all about the beer. One side is fridged 750s followed by 6's of micros and then 6's of marcos. On the other side of the aisle is the non fridged selection. They stock several of the Ommegangs, Chimays, Unibroue, St. Peters, Sammy Smith, and the 6 packs are of equal quality. I've never seen someone in the area to help and I imagine that you'll get the typical supermarket support of "beer, that's aisle 12" knowledge, but I have met a few other beer geeks in the aisle and gotten a few good recommendations. This is the closest supermarket to my home and I often avoid going there simply because of the popularity which translates into a nightmare of a parking lot and even rougher traffic situation once inside the store...but if you can get there during off hours, it is definitely a pleasant experience. I wouldn't make a special trip here, but if you are semi-local and having a bbq or dinner party, they have really great produce and meat here and you can nab a few nice crafts while picking up some food. Way better places on LI, but for supermarkets within a mile of my home...SOLD!

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Photo of EMH73
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

First and foremost this is a supermarket and I am rating it as such. They have a terrific variety of craft beers and they occasionally have an incredibly hard to find one. Half of one aisle is dedicated to beer with one side of the aisle refrigerated. They also have a section for make your own six pack at $9.99. Recently they have placed additional beers by the last cash register, this is where I found Hop Slam when no place else had any locally. I never go here just for beer, however I almost never leave here without some beer.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ItMakesMeHappy
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%

This is a place I go on oncasion due to the fact that it is close and it has some interesting six packs every once in a while. Thoegs, Victory, Sierra Nevada, and Brooklyn are some of my favorites and this place usually has a fresh selection. Most of the beers are refridgeratored but are just being exposed to massive amount of light. It gets alittle pricey but comparable to other stores in the area its acceptable. This is deffinatley not a place to go out of your way for but if your in the area and need some good micros or imports, this is a good place to visit.

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Photo of plaid75
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%

This is a very cool natural/gourmet market. The aisles are laid out like a labyrinth with the center of the store devoted to coffe roasting. I mean DEVOTED. The smell was great.

Anyway, the beer selection was pretty good. A ton of Belgians, German wheat beers and English ales. I counted craft brews from about 10 different states - including Allagash,SN, SA, Saranac, Bar Harbor, Victory, Anchor etc. All the beers are kept in the cooler, which is good and bad.

Incidentally there was your average selection of imports and macros.

The prices were a bit pricey, although the Saranac was $5.69.

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Photo of Billolick
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%

First of all this place is a smoking and huge food supermarket/gourmet store. Meats, fish, veggies, spices, sauces, breads, cheese, coffee etc etc, they got it. Fine quality, very reasonable prices...this is a very popular and busy chain of stores for good reason. At this location the brew is located in aisle #10 if my memory is correct. The selection is decent but nothing special compared to the top places in the region, however for Long Island, the selection is pretty good, only bested by Shoreline (by a mile) for the places I've visited in Suffolk/Nassau counties. Victory, Bklyn, Harpoon, Bar Harbor, Blue Point (but no growlers, Boo) Omme, Allagash, Chimay, Corsendonk 3 Rogue selections, Unibrew, Tilborg Brown and some others. This is a very worthwhile food stop that you can buy some decent and BA worthy brews at. Only or mile or so from the LIE or Northern State.

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Fairway Market in Plainview, NY
3.51 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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