West Street Wines & Spirits

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6 Ratings

Type: Store

131 West St
Simsbury, Connecticut, 06070-2422
United States

(860) 658-5482 | map

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Added by ipaman on 09-19-2006

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Photo of DNICE555
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

A Small shop with an entire isle dedicated to craft beer... very impressive. Pretty much anything you can expect in the CT distribution including limited releases. I've picked up a Brooklyn black ops, imperial stout trooper, and many others here. Customer service doesn't get any better. I call up they are very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. They ordered a Sam Adams Utopia for me and charged me 150... very reasonable... saw it in nearby shops for up to 190. Great little shop with great people.

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Photo of strengthdoc
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%

I live very close to the place and have been a regular for the past 10 years.  The store is not very big, but they have great service.  They have a good selection of bombers and craft brews and they are very friendly.  The store carries a lot of IPA's and DIPA's.  If you can't decide they always are eager to help.  It has gotten to a point that they know my tastes and recommend new beers as soon as I enter the store.  The prices are pretty good and a little lower than some of the bigger places that are near by.

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Photo of mtbbaboon
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%

I pass this place every day going to and from work. For me, the location can't be beat. The service is excellent. Every time I have been in here, someone has asked if they can help me and they are always happy to talk beer. They've also pulled stuff out of the storage room for me when I didn't see it on the shelf (e.g. Celebration Ale in March).

This place isn't the biggest beer store in the world, but they have a nice selection of craft beer and any BA would find plenty of selections here to enjoy. So, while the selection isn't huge, I always walk out happy. My last few stops here have included purchases of Victory, Hooker, Sierra Nevada, Lagunita, Opa Opa, Northampton Brewery, Harpoon (Leviathian), Long Trail, and Dogfish Head.

This place is a great option if you want to support the small, local stores and get that friendly service. It'd be nice if they would sell me a WINNING Powerball ticket though.

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Photo of far333
4.15/5  rDev -1%

Hadn't been in this place in about a year and a half, but stopped in again after reading recent reviews, and I will say it has improved greatly.

Not only has the beer selection increased and improved, they are also carrying some items that I haven't seen anywhere else. In addition to all the local and regional usual suspects, including growlers, they also had Rock Art, Paper City, North Coast, Stone Coast, Cottrell, Boulder, Weyerbacher. Limited Rogue, but they did have the Smoke Ale which you don't see often. Some interesting English, Scottish, and Belgian selections as well.

Service was great too. Manager came over and asked me if I needed help, answered questions intelligently and helpfully. Found some items to be a bit pricey with some bombers a dollar more than in other stores. Definitely worth stopping by if you're in the area.

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Photo of Jwaks
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%

It's a quaint package store on the smaller side offering a reasonable assortment of craft brews, in the left rear of the store, stocking mostly solid local brews. Selection is good considering the limited floorspace; there are mostly IPAs and Pale ales from Harpoon(ipa, munich dark etc), Boston Beer Co, Thomas Hooker(blonde, red, ipa), Paper city(hop monster), Farmington River brewing, Weyerbacher, Clipper City, with some Sierra Nevada(pale ale), Anchor, North Coast and Boulder Beer co. Belgians, English ales and imports are in very short supply with maybe three or four offerings. Everything is reasonabily priced and well stocked. Both gentleman working the store were very friendly and quite helpful. On my first visit I picked up a bomber of mojo Risin' DIPA for $6 and a few local ipas all for under $12 Overall, I'd def go back to pick up my favorite locals brews. If you're in the simsbury area then stop in this store and pick up some of CT's finest craft brews.


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Photo of ipaman
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Good place for beer quality. When you first walk in, you primarily see wine, but go to the back left and you'll find a decent beer selection. This place has come a long way quickly. Many micro's in stock, and what they don't have, they will order.

The staff is very friendly and knowledgable. Ask for Dave if you have questions. He has a good knowledge of many different beers, and often has things to try in the back.

This place keeps getting better, and it is worth stopping by if you are in the area.

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West Street Wines & Spirits in Simsbury, CT
Place rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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