Bellport Cold Beer & Soda

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417 Station Rd
Bellport, New York, 11713-2118
United States

(631) 286-0760 | map

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Added by lehows on 12-18-2006

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by MrDanno96:
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

A stopped by this place last week while I was vacationing down on the island. I was looking for Captain Lawrence and Keegan's since I can't get them in Rochester; they had a decent selection from each brewery. I ended up getting some Mother's Milk, Nor' Easter, and Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA. I also grabbed a bottle of Stone Sublimely Self Righteous.

The store is a little small, but packs a decent selection into the space it has. Macro brews are banished to just a few coolers in the back of the store and there are about 10 growler taps towards the front. I didn't see too many rare items, but all the typical imports were available. They did have a decent shelf of single bottles by the register - I almost grabbed a bottle of GI BCS '08, but it was $8.99 (not a bad price I suppose, but I still don't want to pay that much for a single 12 oz bottle). The single guy working while I was there was pretty helpful and made some recommendations when I told him I was looking for stuff that I couldn't get upstate. Overall, I was pretty pleased with the place and I'll probably check it out again the next time I'm on Long Island.

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Photo of dgmirelli
4.15/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

a staple in the community and a must stop for all the seasonal folks "summering" in the village. Sturdy selection and they move some inventory, you can get what you are craving here. seasonals, staples, old reliables and what is new they have it. please check it out.

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Photo of Stignacious
4.11/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Went here on a whim with my girlfriend's dad. Tons of selection from local, regional, and national craft brewers. Some shelf turds, but nothing extreme like I've seen other places. The staff is really friendly and knowledgeable, and offered suggestions and advice when I couldn't find what I was looking for.

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Photo of SharkNado
4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Edward4872
4.91/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best store I have been to. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Lived on Lon island my whole life and never went. Moved to Maryland and hear about this place. Have to drive all the way back to ny to check it out and it was worth it. Don't make the same mistake I made. Go to this place and try the great beer selection. Top notch.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.82/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I just drove 1 and a half hours across long island to pick up some Heavy Seas siren noire,as everywhere else on the island sold out, and believe me, this place was well worth 3 hour round trip. The owner Dave couldnt have been more helpful, let me check out the store, put together my order and hada 15 minute chat about beer, how many stores you know where that happens?he then recommended a couple of hidden gems and without giving to much away,he also was kind enough to let me take away a seriously heavyweight, much sought after beer ive long been in search of, just because i happened to mention i could never find it. I found what i was after and a whole lot more, i cant express how cool it was that a store owner rewarded a fellow beer lover like that. he pretty much made my year! Anyway, the craft selection is up there with the best ive seen, pretty much everything you could want and plenty of little hidden gems if you take the time to look around. Its out of the way for most but is definitely worth the extra mileage.i will be planning a fishing trip up there soon just as an excuse to go back!

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Photo of beerloserLI
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A really great store for any craft beer lover. Tons of invitory and just a fantastic selection. They always seem to have the most limited releases and many selections not only before any other store around but many that the other stores just don't get. They also feature one of the more extensive tap systems for growlers that I have seen.

Staff are friendly and very quick to help you find whatever you are looking for. They also do a nice job of updating their new invitory on their facebook page.

A few downsides are that it's locatation is not the greatest area and the store itself is a bit run down. They are also a bit stingy with shelf turd bottle limits.

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.9/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of klav
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

I had no idea this place was so awesome. I passed it weekly for almost a year after I moved to Bellport. I'm so bummed I never went in earlier. Staff is extremely knowledgeable AND friendly. Easy place to lose time in. Highly recommended if you are this far out on the island.

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4.8/5  rDev +4.6%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.59/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The worker's here were very friendly and knowledgeable about beer. I was out in Patchogue and after seeing this place on Beer Menus, I figured I'd stop in to pick up a few brews. I think I wound up spending about $70 here. They had a lot of choices I haven't seen anywhere else on Long Island, and even looking at their Beer Menus now, they have some names I don't recognize. They also have a massive variety of bottles as well (according to BM at this time, 870, plus 58 cans and 10 taps!). It appears they've built quite a rapport with many breweries because brands like AleSmith and Allagash for example, are relatively common, but you'll typically see 2-4 varities. Here it appears they have a good portion of each's entire lineup. This is probably one of the best distributors on Long Island. If you live out east you're lucky to have this place.

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of h2opunk182
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Where to begin. Dave is the biggest help out there. I find my self driving an hour out there, just hanging out there for a few hours just talking to the staff about everything. This place is almost long island's "best kept secret" for craft beer. The beers are always rotating, and you literally never know what goodies dave will pull out for you to try.. This is by far the #1 beer distributor on long island and not many places come close to the quality and quantity that Dave has to offer!

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Photo of SanDiegoCraftFan
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A fellow BA turned me on to this place when I had asked about LI shops in a forum. WOW, am I ever glad that I found out about it!

I walked in at 8:30p on a Friday, about half an hour before closing. The owner, Dave, was there, and once he found out I was from out of town and a geek, he started showing me around. This place is like no other I have seen!

They have a little of everything there. The most impressive part, that I have not seen in other places is the amount of vintage stuff! It is really remarkable how much amazing stuff he has accumulated. I am sure that part of it is how far out on Long Island the shop is, the other part could be that he doesnt always put it right out on the shelf. Whatever it is, it led me to one of the neatest trips inside a store I have ever seen!

I will most definitely stop by again next time I am out here.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.14/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

In my quest to check out all the spots on LI, I decided to take a lunch break drive out there and was glad I did. The shop isn't the biggest, but it is littered with an array of craft. I was a bit bummed to learn that they don't sell singles from 4 and 6 packs, but they do have a small section devoted to some singles. Plenty to choose from and from the looks of it, the real nice thing about this shop is that they aren't picked clean. I found plenty of great stuff here that was long gone in other spots on LI and ended up returning a few times since my first visit almost a month ago. I was fairly impressed with the growler station turn-over as I returned a week after my first visit hoping to get a growler fill and was surprised to see almost the entire lineup had changed in about a week's time. If you are in the area this is a must stop place as the further east you get on LI, the more of a beer wasteland it gets...but if you aren't in the area, I don't know if it would be worth it for the drive. You might find something that sold out months ago on western LI, but you might not be interested in what is there. Best to call ahead if you are making a sizeable road trip out there. Prices were very competitive and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Not the best spot on LI, but certainly in the top 10.

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Photo of joefuzz
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

One of the few long island bottle shop gems I have found. This place has a huge selection of craft beer domestic (founders dfh captain lawrence) and imports (mikkiller 3f cantillon) and lots of hard to find stuff. I think they had 8 taps for growler fills mostly locals. Tons of beer in this place the owner dave said they have something like 800+ bottles. Also they have certin rare items that have to be asked for and can be tracked through the stores blog. Prices are very reasonable for the area. Will deffinately be coming back here.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.15/5  rDev -9.6%

Bellport Beer and Soda. I was lured here by the promise of some old batch Ithaca Brute by a fellow BA.

There's some stuff on the shelf at Bellport that is definitely past its best by date. However, for the most part, Dave keeps his stuff up to snuff and its all well organized and updated.

The service here is really the reason to come. Dave is a huge craft beer enthusiast and it shows as he's always willing to help a customer out with whatever they need. Be it a special order, or something soon to be released, or if they're just looking for some odds and ends. Dave knows it all and if he doesn't, he's more than willing to find out.

The selection is quite good for the space. Bellport Beer is one of the only beer distributors on Long Island that I've seen that actually seems to dedicate more space to craft than to BMC products. Impressive. They also almost always have the latest hard to find CCB and Founders offerings along with the run-of-the-mill widely distributed products such as Stone and Goose Island.

Certainly one of the cheaper places on Long Island. And even if you're paying higher prices on certain things such as Founders KBS and CCB Marshal Zhukov's, its still cheaper than other places offering those rare finds. Worth a visit!!

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Bellport Cold Beer & Soda in Bellport, NY
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