Liquor Outlet Wine Cellars

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BA SCORE
95
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43 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

289 Myrtle Ave
Boonton, New Jersey, 07005-1753
United States

(973) 334-1331 | map
www.liquoroutletwinecellars.com

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Added by peterittenhouse on 11-08-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
60
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
8.58%
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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 60
Reviews by donniecuffs:
Photo of donniecuffs
4.7/5  rDev +9%

When you pull up in the parking lot and behold the size of the building, you'll probably anticipate a varied selection, and when you finally enter, you won't be disappointed. Not only do they have a varied geographic selection, both domestic and foreign, but they also have a healthy number already refrigerated. Furthermore, their selection of 22oz bottles, occupying an entire aisle, is very impressive, and since this store has developed somewhat of a strong beer reputation, the resultant sales turnover allows the store to constantly re-stock fresh beer, so quality is fantastic. I only have three constructive criticisms: 1. to have a slightly more robust foreign beer selection; 2. to carry ALL nj breweries (e.g. 4 out of 5 isn't bad, but to not carry Ramstein is a disgrace); and 3. to lean on their distributors to get higher limited release beer allotments, as the sales turnover certainly warrants it.

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Photo of Rfee
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Walleybeer
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Great place! Amazing selection of bourbon and craft beers... Can stand looking at the wall of beers for ever and have!! Staff is well skilled and know there beers.. Love this place..

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Photo of Pandaman67
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Jacobob10
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Surprised to find I haven't done a write-up of this bottle shop, which I have been frequenting regularly for over 5+ years now. The store is large and clean inside.

The staff has been nothing but helpful every time I've been there. They always ask if I need help finding anything but will let me browse as long as needed. When I needed help picking out a keg for a party, they brought me into the back room where they keep the kegs cold and showed me what was available. (Ended up with a fresh sixtel of Sly Fox Pikeland Pils. Yum!)

The selection of both domestic and imported beer is excellent. Especially the imported stuff, I haven't found many other shops in NJ that carry as much as they do. As for American craft, they get the majority of new releases and sought after beers, although I have found that they keep the really sought after stuff in the back, you just have to ask for it. Prices are always on point too.

This is one of the better stores in NJ and a personal favorite of mine. It's always worth the weekly/biweekly stop just to browse and see what's new.

PS- If you're a whiskey fan, as I am, they have an incredible selection at great prices located at the opposite end of the store from the beer.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

This is a very good bottle shop. It's large, and the beer is spread out over a fairly large area. The craft beer selection is large and this store often gets good supplies of hard to find craft beers. The staff is helpful but not intrusive. I grew up in the area and enjoy shopping here.

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Photo of scotorum
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

I have stopped at this store several times, usually on trips to Baltimore, but have not been there in a year. It is a fairly easy on/easy off from I-287 going south. I learned about it from an ad they ran in Ale Street News, then checked it out here to map the location etc.

Half liquor and wine, half beer in what may have been at one time a large grocery store (?). An amazing variety of beer, mostly with labels with info beneath sixpacks and singles. Prices vary from a little higher than I'm used to in Western Mass. to great buy, especially for sale items, which tend to be numerous. There is also a good stock of singles for creating your own mixed six, reasonably priced for the most part.

You are not likely to be approached for help, but if you need any, seek it out. Checkout is usually quick and easy enough.

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Photo of starshockey9
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of irishfighter44
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Amazing selection and very knowledgeable

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Photo of mchengcit
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.25/5  rDev -24.6%

While visiting my friend and his adorable baby, I found this location through BA and decided to stop by before getting to my buddy's home in Florham Park.

The booze and wine is pretty neatly organized here, but the beer... man, there are open cases pretty much all over the store. Can you say disorganized? Lagunitas, Duclaw, Dogfish, River Horse, Captain Lawrence are among the names I spotted. They just open the case, expose the bottles and leave it there. Not a fun of that practice. Lagunitas Sucks warm, really?

The wall of coolers has packs from all the big-name breweries, including Sierra, Dogfish, Stone and more. Good prices! $8.99 for 4-pack of Dogfish 90.

Past the coolers, they have a nice big wall with bombers, imports and more packs, including shelf talkers with BA ratings. There I saw Brewdog Paradox Jura, several Harvest Ales, Italian crafts, Big Bad Baptist, Lost Abbey (ten brands)…

Disorganized as I said, though, and too much room-temp beer. Plus the service- indifferent guy with a bit of an attitude and his coworker who didn't give much of a fuck. I was taken aback quite a bit.

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Photo of Kargeo99
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

It's not easy to find stores that carry a large selection of craft beer in this area and this is a great one. There is a full wall of singles and a pretty nice selection of 4 and 6 packs that rotate fairly frequently. Decent cold selection too. I am always asked if I need assistance and find the staff realy helpful (if you're into whiskey, ask for Mark - he's amazing). This store keeps getting better and is a top bet for craft beer in the area.

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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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Photo of metter98
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Vibe: While it is mostly a wine and liquor store, a large part of the store is devoted to beers. They have their own parking lot and its a quick easy off and on from I-287 southbound if you're passing through the area. The store has shopping carts and baskets.

Quality: All of the beers were stored out of direct sunlight.

Service: On several occasions, staff passed by asking if I needed any assistance. The cashiers at the checkout seemed rather friendly and took care of loading up cases for you.

Selection: This place has a sign outside that said to check out their beer wall and they weren't lying about it. The entire left side of the store is a long shelf of beers, nearly all of which are singles. There is a good representation of both domestic and imported beers, including a lot of hard-to-find beers. Just about every beer had a detailed label on the shelf below it, providing some additional information.

Value: Prices seemed very reasonable compared to other stores in the area. They offered a 10% discount when buying a lot of bottles.

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