The Warren Store

BA SCORE
91
outstanding

23 Reviews
The Warren StoreThe Warren Store
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

284 Main St
PO Box 79
Warren, Vermont, 05674-0079
United States

(802) 496-3864 | map
warrenstore.com

Notes:
One of a handful of places that sells Lawson's Finest in bottles.

Added by papat444 on 04-25-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
71
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
6.83%
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 71
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Throwback is the operative word here. In the heart of the hippie nation of the Mad River Valley, this place is like walking back to 1972 or so. The Dead were heavily jamming on the stereo when I walked in just after 8 in the morning, veggie breakfast burritos cooking in the back, lots of nice antique display areas, local artisinal cheeses for sale, super friendly staff, and most importantly...they get deliveries of Lawson's Finest liquid on a regular basis. Go for the tasty/healthy home made chow, cheeses, Lawson's super hard to find brews, a dose of crunchy good karma, as well as a smattering of other BA worthy brews. Besides the Lawsons, they offer a non memorable smattering of other easy to find but quality locals, and a few regional/nationals..If you are just interested in tracking down some lawson's, as I admit I was, call ahead, go on Friday/Saturday and then its time to see what all the fuss is about

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Phantom2665
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Abbbp
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

The thing is, Lawson's essentially loves this place. But you gotta come here for the provisional country store vibe- I guarantee if you can spend just a bit of time here, slow down, relax, you'll walk out with more than just beer. Don't go in thinking you're gonna find #whalezbro, in fact I didn't find anything, but you'll walk out w real time Vermont if ya want.

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Photo of zotzot
4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Slatetank
4.43/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of emottram
4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of smakawhat
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

It's a real small unassuming store in a very small town, situated very out of the way from anything very large or major.

Has a real unique country store vibe to it. I love the wooden refrigerators with the trim and nice handles, what a neat little touch.

The store is however very small, in which half is taken over by a deli and popular sandwich counter. Can't comment on the food though. Selection is quite tiny actually, but you'll find something local. It's a good spot for Lawson's brews as this store tends to actually get the bottles, or at least it did when I visited on their delivery date. Service is pretty solid, depending on who you get I found.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.06/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of winningwes91
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Yes, this is the place we all go to for our Lawson's/Heady Topper. But I have found some other local brews here that were stellar as well. Also, BCBS, and several Bruery finds. And glassware. I always leave with more than just the Heady/Lawson's.
Also the food is stellar. I am not sure who Emily is, but her breakfast special a few weeks ago was awesome.
I understand that it is not as easy to score Lawson's/Heady here as it once was, but that is not the stores fault. There are plenty of other places I have been to in Vermont that carry Heady, and the store owners are frustrated by those who only come in on the Heady hunt, and buy nothing else. And their level of service shows. But not at the Warren Store. Their service is always impeccable. Attentive, friendly employees who always smile and greet you, even if you are in a crappy mood because you just drove 7 hours, and the beer delivery hasn't arrived yet.
This is the place I always stop for breakfast on the way into Vermont for my beer hunt, for the service, food, and (not bad, but not stellar) coffee. If the Heady or Lawson's is on the shelf, that's just gravy...

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Photo of rodmanfor3
2.83/5  rDev -31%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 3

This used to be the place to go for limited Lawson's bottles.

Now, it's best left for the locals.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.18/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of JKV96
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of calitrie1486
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Great people working here, very helpful and friendly compared to other local places!

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Beer21
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of dfecteau
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Macsimus
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Lawson's is the real deal - egg sandwich was legit too : )

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Photo of Knapp85
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of CTJman
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of NorCalAussie
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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The Warren Store in Warren, VT
4.1 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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