Julio's Liquors

Julio's LiquorsJulio's Liquors
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Julio's LiquorsJulio's Liquors
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

140 Turnpike Rd
Westborough, Massachusetts, 01581-2806
United States

(508) 366-1942 | map
juliosliquors.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
257
Liked:
254
Avg:
4.67/5
pDev:
6.85%
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 189
Reviews by DrinkSlurm:
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4.22/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Stopped by on my way home from a trip to MASS. Super convenient location along the 495/Mass Pike connection. Good parking and easy to find (next to starbucks).
Upon entering - Beer is to the right - all else is to the left. Nice selection of US Craft bottles from Joly pumpkin, cascade, lost abbey in one area and a local Mass/New England craft section full of Cambridge, Jacks Abby, Maine, allagash, etc on another rack. There is a row full of Germans, followed by English, then a big selection of Belgian, with an end cap of Scandanavian. A cold row of US 6 and 12 packs and another row of warm US brews.
There were lots of sales too. I got a CBC great pumpkin ale for $2.99! They had a Bruery Tart of Darknes for $19.99 also which is like $5 off what I normally see it for (I should have picked that one up). They also have a 15% discount when you buy 6 or more singles, which is awesome. They include sale items in the "6 pack" but only discount the full price items. I got a Lost Abbey Devotion and Mayan Judgement day, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire, Jacks Abby Hoponius Union, CBC Sgt Pepper and Great Pumpkin; all for like $33! (with discount)! You also get a "punch card" which entitles you to a free special edition glass when you make your own "6-pack" of bombers like 18x. So, basically you get a free limited edition brewery glass with every 108 bottles you buy...somewhat insane amount but nice that they reward you for being loyal.
I heard they get nice rares like Cantillon, like 2x a year, but they obviously didnt have any left on a random sunday afternoon...
Worth a stop if you are passing by or if you know of a special release; especially since you get a %15 discount when you buy 6 bottles. Nice workers and are very willing to help if you need it.

While the selection is big, its just not any different or better than places local to me like DeCiccos in Brewster, Port Chester Beverage (expensive but good selection), or my uber local fav, Vista Beverage; but they do carry New England only brews like CBC and some national brews like Lost Abbey, that I cant get or is hard to get in NY.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mickyge
4.82/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of StoutLover14
4.41/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Gordon-Freeman
4.94/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Calling Julio's a liquor store doesn't really do it justice. Julio's has an amazing selection of beer, wine, spirits, cheese, cigars, hot sauce, and I'm sure other things I can't remember. Julio's staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the product so don't hesitate to ask about very specific items or good pairings with an item. Aside from all of that, I believe they also host a podcast at the store every once and a while which may be intriguing if you're interested in booze talk.

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Photo of Sammy
4.43/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

One of the best beer stores I have ever been to. Incredible selection. 15% discount for buying 6 or more singles. Tim is the beer manager and was generous with his time talking beer and showing me what not to miss. Worth 30 minute drive out of Boston.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.73/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Damasen
4.3/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.3/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.62/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of scxcrunner
4.32/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Really nice selection with great staff. They frequently have beer tastings, hold beer releases and have a great rewards program to help reserve those hard to get beers.

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Photo of GetTheYayo
4.3/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Large liquor store with a good selection of beer. Had some good New England offerings and also had a nice selection of other beers from all over the country. Overall a top tier beer store. Prices are high though.

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Photo of hockeypuck
4.42/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JuliusPepperwood
4.57/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.47/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Yesterday was the second time I visited, and I spent a considerable amount of time browsing. I ended up leaving with a few beers that I hadn't seen much of in Western Mass too much: Logsdon and Jolly Pumpkin.

The staff seemed pretty knowledgable and were willing to offer suggestions and information about some of the newer brews they had in stock (one of which was Kung Fu Hobo from Smuttlabs), which I added to the mix six. Speaking of the mix six, as soon as you hit the 6 beer or more mark (any size... bomber, 750, 12 ounce bottle, etc), you automatically receive 15% off each beer. So if you were in there looking for something that only comes out once a year, or is pricey, that could be a good way to save some money. The best part is that the mix six doesn't all have to be the same size. Theoretically, you could buy 5 really cheap beers and one really expensive beer and still get the discount.

The organization of store could be a little better, but once you do a walk through, you can kind of see why certain beers are placed where they are; however, I have seen it done much better (Table and Vine of West Springfield for example).

Overall, it's a place that is definitely worth stopping if you are in the area in search of "good" beer.

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Photo of ejimhof
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of gmarkwpi
4.88/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JKV96
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of portia99
4.74/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JasonHaviland
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of dfecteau
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Rideguy64
4.48/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Sweffin
4.64/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
4/5  rDev -14.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.64/5  rDev -0.6%

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Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA
Place rating: 98.8% out of 100 with 257 ratings
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