Muckey's Liquors

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13 Harding St
Lakeville, Massachusetts, 02347-1202
United States

(508) 947-1144 | map

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Added by joex444 on 11-26-2008

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Reviews by BeTheBall:
Photo of BeTheBall
4/5  rDev -10.1%

I'll start by saying this is no Yankee or Julio's or Marty's, but it's the best in the area, by far. I used to buy Smuttynose IPA here when they were the only ones in the area that carried it; but they had little else in craft beer 3-4 years ago.

That has changed in a big, and great way. They now have lots of Belgian styles, including most brews from Ommegang and Unibroue, many imports from Belgium itself (Chimay, Rochefort, Westmalle), and also many US craft beers, in what is now two aisles, one of which is a cooler.

I recently purchased Founders Breakfast Stout, and Southern Tier Creme Brulee here, not exactly easy to find beers. They also special ordered for me and proved very reliable and enthusiastic, if you get Al. People answering the phone, working the register aren't knowledgeable in beer, but this is common.

If you live in the Lakeville, Raynham, Taunton, Bridgewater, Middleboro area, this place has no competition unless you drive 10 miles or more.

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Photo of fearfactory
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.21/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Doomcifer
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Sweeneydawg
4.07/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Coorsy
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of pmodest
4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I just went to Muckey's for the first time last night, and I'm sold. Jay (their beer buyer, guru, and the spirit of the place) is incredibly knowledgeable, and lead me to a handful of sours that I've never tried, or even heard of. I was able to pick up a Founders KBS, and a Lost Abby Red Hoppy, both of which I can't find anywhere else on the Southcoast. Jay and one other employee helped me for at least 30 minutes- they clearly take pleasure and pride in helping beer enthusiasts.

I traveled from New Bedford (~25 minute drive), and I will do it again!

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Photo of dbexpert
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of AdamF625
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This is a great stand alone store on rt. 44. They have a smaller selection but it is very good. The staff is great and very helpful. Jay, the beer guy, is very helpful and always willing to talk about beer and make recommendations. They get limited stuff and usually keep it in the back so you have to ask. They post on Facebook when they get limited beers. The prices are fair and they allow you to buy singles.

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Photo of philbolt
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great selection of Beers! On my first visit I was impressed with the offerings for each style of beer, not just more lines from the same brewery.

Good business starts with ownership and it is evident here. Service is the highlight, Jay is the beerman and he knows what I'm asking about when I have question. Maybe most important to me they are quick to offer ordering.

Prices also seem to be very reasonable always appreciated.

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Photo of curtis167
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

I walk in and say "What's new?' and there is always something interesting. And Jay always knows what my wife will like. Priceless! There are some selections you have to be fast about getting but I guess that is true for any establishment with a reputation like Muckey's. But than again, the fun is in the hunt. I have been known to be found cruising the back of the cooler, just to see what might be buried therein. They will order anything that you may be looking for or at least try to order it.

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Photo of AaronMello
3.36/5  rDev -24.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Muckey's isn't too far up from Debuca's in Raynham. A smaller place, but they have a good selection of craft, both refrigerated and non. They have been very helpful when I've called to have them order me beers I cannot typically find around me. Haven't spoken to any staff during my visits, however.

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Photo of huddyball
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of shehateme
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Go straight thru the front door at muckeys and there is a full aisle of hand selected craft beers ,a perfect blend of local ,imports ,domestics and hard to find beers from some of the premier brewers including founders,Lagunitas ,Firestone walker,and the bruery.With about 40 or so cooler doors I'd say a good 15 plus are dedicated to craft beer.The staff is knowledgable and aggressive in bringing in new brands and weeding out brands that are stale .A clearance rack on the left as you enter the building is used as a way to clear out beers that are getting close to their expiration date ,a good way to get a good deal and ensure their stock is fresh .Prices are as good or better than most in the area .

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Photo of crow1976
4.9/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Muckey's Liquors has a very deep selection of microbrews from the notable local area, ad from across the United States and Eurpoe.

The beer guy, Jay "Garth" lives and breathes craft brews. He has such a vast knowledge of what he sells, AND what exists, he can recommend many brews based on what you've had and liked. Get on his good side, and he will tip you off with upcoming deliveries of rare brews. I was able to purchase a Barrel Aged Fifty Fifty Brewing Co.'s Eclipse Imperial Stout, plus he helped me when I was getting the Stone Vertical Epic series.

Esy to get to right on Route 44, and just a short distance away from Route 495, this is well worth the trip.

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Photo of LeRose
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

First visit in many years because frankly the place was a dump. Friend suggested giving them a chance. Solid aisle of craft brews, selection very variable, many things I had to look up. Prices reasonable, talked with whoever was in the beer aisle, pleasant and informative. Seemed actually pretty high end. Lots of larger bottles. Wasn't really expecting what I saw. Didn't have a few specifics I was looking for, so did not buy anything, by will no doubt visit again since I work right around the corner. Pleasant surprise, cleaned up tremendously, well lighted, well organized.

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Photo of Cmack15
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I first started going to Muckey's this summer and wow was I surprised. I didn't expect to see much going in but when I did get inside the store and see their selection I was pleasantly surprised. They have a really good selection of craft beers and it is continuing to expand. every week I go back I always seem to find something new and the beer manager Jay is a super friendly and helpful guy. He is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. On the weekends he frequently has a few bottles open to sample with the customers. This already is a great store and looks like its continuing to improve.

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Photo of Chincino
4.7/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Muckey's is the beer store to check out with great beers and great service. The craft beer selection is excellent and this store offers great things such as a beer of the month club and hosts events such as a wings and brews event that I attended a couple months back which was a lot of fun.

When you go to Muckey's ask for Jay. He is incredibly knowledgable about craft beer and is very helpful. I recently bought things such as gandhi-bot and a Schlafly special reserve 2010 imperial stout at Muckey's.

I highly recommend Muckey's. It is definitely worth checking out.


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Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I love going to this place because they have everything you can imagine and even twice as much as you never even thought of. They have the best and biggest Craft Beer section that just keeps on growing and growing, I can't say enough great things about this place. The people that own the place are friendly and everyone is always wiling to help you look for something if you can't find it on your own. I have never had a bad experience there and the guy Jay who takes care of the Craft Beer is uber cool and knows everything there is to know about beer if no one else can answer your questions this man can. So head on down to Lakeville and go to the best Liquor store around.

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Photo of jwheeler87
4.86/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I love this place. I go there at least once or twice a week to check out a new beer, or see what they have gotten in that week. The atmosphere and customer service are key to why I come back here week after week. There are other liquor stores that are closer to my house, but I do not go there because the service is not good whatsoever. Being that I am 23 these other stores look at me like I'm a nuisance, and are not helpful why I have asked them questions. The staff at Muckey's on the other hand are consistently helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about their products. If you are looking for a cheap good wine or a good rum to mix with coca-cola there will be someone there to offer their advice. When I leave Muckey's I am happy with my choices, and have had a great experience overall.

However, beer is why I come back to Muckey's week after week, and Jay, who handles the craft beers, is a great resource tool when you are looking to try something new. He has a great passion for beer, and is like an encyclopedia on the subject. Whether you are looking for a lager, IPA, stout, trappist ale, hefeweizen, or anything in between, Jay has tried a wide variety of beers, and he can assist a customer to find something they will like. I've hung around there for close to an hour before just talking about different beers.

I have been into the store more than once where someone who says they usually stick to macro-lagers, and they are looking for something new to bring to a party. Jay goes out of his way to find something that they will like and be able to afford. Nothing bothers me more than snobbery in any facet of life, and the staff at Muckey's are absolutely not snobby towards their cliental. Overall, I highly recommend a trip to Muckey's if you are in the area.

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Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Anytime I'm in the area I stop in to see what's there. It's a nice open store, with a good beer isle and nice fridge setup in the back.

The beer selection is pretty good, ranging from lots of good micros to decent imports, and a pretty decent sized selection overall. They also tend to have leftover rarer beers, such as Cantillon.

The service is great, most of the staff can provide some useful info, but the beer manager was great with knowledge, providing info on beer releases and ordering stuff for you if he doesn't have it.

Pricing is pretty good, most of the stuff is at typical price at most places, but some things are slightly higher but nothing unreasonable.

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Photo of ddegennaro
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I'm from South Florida visiting Bridgewater, so it bears mentioning that right off the bat, I identified nine or ten different breweries that just don't get distribution in my neck of the woods. Founders, Alesmith, Maine Beer Company...all exciting things that I used to have to trade for. Consequently, my review will probably be a little skewed.

Muckey's is family owned and mostly family operated from what I understand, and there's an established, laid-back coziness that I really dig. They have a long shelf of singles mixed in with some notable six packs, in addition to a well stocked cooler and a small section with discounted out-of-date beers (bonus points in my book). Everything you would expect to be there is there, although there are a few exciting things (Rose de Gambrinus, for example). The things here are, most importantly, FRESH. I can't tell you how many times I've been burned by an outdated IPA. Everything here was dust free, well maintained, and well organized. The prices seemed like they were a dollar or two more than usual, but I think it's just a trend I'm noticing since being in the Northeast.

I spoke to Jay, the beer guy, who was not only knowledgeable and friendly, but was looking to take care of his customers, nay, his people. Need something custom ordered? Jay can do that. Wanna know when the next shipment of something will arrive? Jay can tell you. He's actively trying to make the beer selection better; I love that. He mentioned reading a few reviews here on BA too, so here's hoping this one finds him. Muckey's is totally worth checking out if you're in the area.

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Muckey's Liquors in Lakeville, MA
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