Julio's Liquors

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100
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256 Ratings
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
Score:
100
Ratings:
256
Reviews:
189
Avg:
4.65
pDev:
6.02%
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Ratings: 256 |  Reviews: 189
Reviews by cosmicevan:
Photo of cosmicevan
5/5  rDev +7.5%

stopped here on a BA recommendation while on a trip to boston. tried on my way into town on thanksgiving, but the store was closed. the wife gave the thumbs up for a saturday trip in the AM when she saw the abundant shopping available in the center (big bonus for fellas looking to pull in a big haul without the wife watching over all the bottles going into the cart.

quality was top notch. i didn't wast any time looking in the other 75% of the store filled to the brim with wine and liquor. i'm sure i could've blown my beer budget without buying one beer had i ventured into the single malt scotch or bourbon section...but onto the beer. the far end of the store is a few isles with just beer. you've got 6'ers, cases, bombers, cold or room temp...and yes, you can buy singles here. pretty much everything had a price on the shelf...at least as good as a target or walmart (ya know, there's always a few things on the shelf with no associated price in sight).

as for service...gotta give props. i mentioned that i was from new york and was curious what i could get here that i couldn't in my home state and the onslaught of suggestions was so good it even got annoying after a while (lol). i was pretty pumped to be able to pick up quite a few different bottles of lost abbey (including some of the barrel aged brews). also was surprised to see plenty of 2009 bcbs on the shelves (saw this in another shop in boston too). there are only a few shops i've been to that had better selection, but gotta give the 5 there since they seemed to get everything, although it is a highly shopped spot so when i asked about the BCBVS i was told it came in and sold out this past tuesday...no surprise...but they did get it, so it would've been there had i gotten there sooner.

prices seemed pretty in line with what i was used to in NY if not a bit cheaper. i had heard that this was the top spot in new england and let me tell you, i had no issues blowing my entire budget and had to hold back to not exceed it. that and i only bought one bottle of everything i saw.

the best part of all was when i was checking out, i learned that it was 15% off today (maybe for holiday shoppers?)...so that gave me the opportunity to run back and grab "one more bottle" a few times before sliding the ol' credit card.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of StoutLover14
4.41/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Gordon-Freeman
4.94/5  rDev +6.2%
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 -4.7%
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 +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Damasen
4.3/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.3/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.62/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of scxcrunner
4.32/5  rDev -7.1%
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 -7.5%
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 -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JuliusPepperwood
4.57/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.47/5  rDev -3.9%
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 +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of gmarkwpi
4.88/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JKV96
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of portia99
4.74/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JasonHaviland
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of dfecteau
5/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Rideguy64
4.48/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Sweffin
4.64/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
4/5  rDev -14%

Photo of jtreed1998
5/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Nichols33
4.64/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kettleandcask
4.37/5  rDev -6%

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Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA
4.65 out of 5 based on 256 ratings.
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