Concord Provisions

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3 Ratings

Type: Store

75 Thoreau St.
Concord, Massachusetts, 01742
United States

(978) 369-5555 | map

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Added by msolar on 03-02-2007

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of soze47
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I realize that this place only has three reviews, but it is no where near the A- it was rated prior to my review. Yes, they have some good beers, special beers in some cases. But this is not a destination shop that should be at the top of the BA ratings by any stretch of the imagination.

Atmosphere: This is a small grocer with a big wine selection first and foremost. Nothing big about this place. It has a nice, small town grocery feel to it.

Quality: Pretty good variety consider they don't have a huge selection. I didn't see a lot of deadweight in the breweries they selected to carry.

Service: There isn't a lot to navigate, so there isn't much help needed specific to their selection.

Selection: 3-4 doors of cooler space for all beer. This is not a lot. They did carry a nice little greatest hits of european brewers, but the rest of their selection was very scattershot. Other reviewers say they change things up a lot, which is nice. One my trip, they had Element, Blue Hills brewery, some SN, some SA and Harpoon, and other random bottles. The big find was Lunch IPA from Maine Beer Company, which I haven't seen any where else yet.

Food: They seemed to have some nice high end and gourmet groceries, but I didn't really look to closely.

Value: I noticed bottles were a little on the pricey said. Maybe .50-$1 more than usual. Lunch was priced at $7.50, which most've included the deposit since my total came to $15 even.

Overall: Not a bad place to swing by if you are looking for a random brew on your way home from work (it is across the street from the commuter rail depot), but don't go out of your way to stop here. Go 5 minutes down the road to Colonial and Acton Wine & Spirit or 15 in the other direction to Berman's if you want a huge selection.

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Photo of Fazulka
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

I think that this store has changed recently, maybe in the past year or so. I walked in one day to pick up some beer, and was surprised at the selections availiable. They started stocking craft brews, often change the selection, and just overall offer more choices than other stores with a cooler the same size. I understand that they also do beer tastings every week, although I have not had the chance to attend. I have not seen another small store that does a night of beer tasting as a weekly event.

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Photo of msolar
3/5  rDev -18.3%

This small liquor store is worth a visit if you’re in the area. If you’re a dedicated booze hound then it’s probably worth the 15 minute drive to Colonial Liquors in Acton, MA right out Rt. 2A.

Concord Provisions does carry some good microbrew and seasonal beers. Prices are around average and the beers are always quite fresh.

I shop here regularly when I’m looking for the regular seasonal brews, but drive to Colonial if I’m looking for anything rare… although Colonial is one of the largest beer shops around, so maybe it’s comparing apples to oranges.

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Concord Provisions in Concord, MA
Place rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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