4 Ratings

Type: Store

185-189 Essex Street
Salem, Massachusetts, 01970
United States

(978) 745-2900 | map

Primarily a kitchen & bath store, but they do have a small selection of craft brews.

Added by ohmesohoppy on 06-29-2008

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by currysage1:
Photo of currysage1
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%

Was enticed into the store by the sign hanging in front saying craft beer.

Nice upscale kitchen/bathroom store with ample wine, and a good selection of craft brews. A couple of Unibroue, one of the La Chouffe, Schlenkerla, and the usual suspects from new england. Full lineup of the Portsmouth 6 packs.

Didn't pick anything up becasue it was just a small selection of things I could easily get near me at 3 dollars more a bottle in some cases. Very expensive. Schlenkerla should not be going for 9 dollars a bottle.

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

I don't know about it being primarily a kitchen and bath store - seems to go the artsy, artisanal gift shop route, covering a range of products - but as mentioned, has craft beer, mead, wine, and a small assortment of consumables. I ended up not buying any beer - the selection was mostly familiar product, whereas I was hoping to find something rare or interesting - depending on your list of hads and wants, it may or may not strike your fancy. You're basically looking at a corner of the store dedicated to craft beer, which isn't that bad really - everything looks nice and well-maintained; local MA stuff gets fair representation... If you're shopping Salem it's worth checking out just in case, but it is not the type of place you need to go out of your way to visit. It was quiet when I was there and the clerk approached me and we made some small talk, so my service score is a little higher than the others. Perhaps at busier times or with different staff on hand, you'd have a different experience.

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Photo of chefdave37
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

The store is one Essex street is a pedestrian walking street. It is a Kitchen, Bar, and bath store with a small wine and craft beers. The selection is small and on the expensive side.

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Photo of mynie
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Rather boilerplate selection for a tiny store, although it's neat to see a solid beer spread in what is basically a kitchenware and artisanal food shop. They're in a nice location, too, right along the ped mall with all the witch and gimcrack shops.

Nothing fancy, certainly nothing worth traveling for, but an okay enough store if you're in the area.

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