New Beer Distributors

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93
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161 Ratings
New Beer DistributorsNew Beer Distributors
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

167 Chrystie St
New York, New York, 10002-2809
United States

(212) 260-4360 | map
newbeerdistributors.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
161
Reviews:
138
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
11.4%
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 138
Reviews by fragilehearted:
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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited last Thursday. Easy walk from Grand Ave train station, which was good for me, an out-of-towner. Obviously doesn't look much like beer stores in Texas. Looks like basically an empty warehouse, really bare bones. It's kind of like being in a cellar. Not much in the cooler up front. Most everything is just out at room temperature, but it's so cold in there...however, not sure how this works in the summer. According to another review, it's just fans during warmer weather. Now, I know NYers don't get the temps we do in the South, but well, take it into consideration, whatever your purchase may be.

But lots of beer. New stuff (seasonals) are towards the front, convenient. Other than that, organized by country. It was a bit difficult to see everything (gotta kneel down to those lower shelves), so give yourself some time to explore. I went when it wasn't that busy, but I can imagine it getting a bit difficult and claustrophobic if it was busy. But New Yorkers are used to that, right? ;)

Service was decent. I mentioned what I was looking for to the guy walking around, & he made a couple of good suggestions. They also let me bubble wrap those puppies and load up my suitcase right in the store. And that makes a huge difference whenever it's freezing outside!

Costs were a bit pricey to me, but then again, this is Manhattan, so I hear it's really not that pricey. There were a couple of things, though, that I had to leave out, since I just felt they were a little too expensive. It's just a bit hard to be too realistic when I was buying only beers that doesn't even get distributed to my state. I was also buying mostly bombers and 750mls, and I think the better value is in the sixers (which you can split!)...but not what I was shopping for. Still, most I've ever spent filling up that suitcase, but I got a lot of good stuff.

Oh, and they weren't doing growler fills when I was there, so can't speak on that front. But if that's something you're making the trek for, probably couldn't hurt to call and check first.

Overall? I was impressed with the selection. I picked up some Goose Island beers that I hadn't seen in Chicago when I visited earlier this year. There were also some nice seasonals. Lots of imports (Belgian, Italian, Scandanavian) that I just hadn't really seen elsewhere, and this was my 4th beer run of the year (others were Chicago, San Francisco, and Tampa). If I lived there, it'd be in my regular rotation.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of frozyn
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

As others have stated, this isn't the nicest set up in the city (understatement), but I've never had a bad experience here. If you take the time to look around, you can find some really good deals, and I haven't found a wider selection of imported beers (yet). Others have astutely pointed out to avoid IPAs, but take a look at the date if something piques your fancy as I've gotten lucky a few times.

Overall, worth a stop if you're in the area or if you're looking for imports.

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Photo of Ctb6582
4.59/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

My first stop in NYC for bottled beer to take home. It's a Warehouse & after 10 minutes a was asked if I wanted any help. What seemed to me to be a very good selection of beer from all over the world but I was after NY brewed bottles, which I found plenty and was able to split the 6 packs. Also found a number from breweries in CT as well as New Belgium, NC

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Photo of bgold86
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of neckbeardahab
2.74/5  rDev -34.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4

there is some very old beer for sale here, I wouldn't buy anything that's not bottle dated or a one time current release. the brothers who run the place are honest about how long they've had things in my experience.

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4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Figoeric710
4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Zekenyce
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

My type of place. Great selection and maintained in ideal cellar conditions.

Best prices in town. Hands down.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of JonahNW
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Grimy, unassuming, very well-priced Valhalla for saisons, sours, Belgians

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of MisterBisco
3.32/5  rDev -21.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

This is a curious place. Total warehouse feel. If you can hunt a staff person down, they range from snappy and unhelpful to warm and inviting.

Don't go for IPAs, unless it's something you know was released recently - the warehouse isn't temperature controlled, and their IPAs don't clear the shelves very quickly.

Some good values can be found, but overall found their prices to be average to pricey.

Worth stopping in if you're in the area, and it makes for a nice beer haul stop along with Whole Foods Bowery and Top Hops, both very close by.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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New Beer Distributors in New York, NY
4.21 out of 5 based on 161 ratings.
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