Bear World

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22093 US Route 11
Watertown, New York, 13601-5143
United States

(315) 782-0691 | map

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Added by minchhoffb on 03-31-2011

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Photo of soju6
4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Found this little gem of a beer store while working in the Watertown area. They have been open less than a year, but carry a large selection of craft beers from around the US and from overseas as well as offerings from the local and regional craft brewers. There is a large walk-in cooler full of beer ready to consume. If you are undecided on what you want there is a wall of single beers to build a six-pack mixer from. In addition to having Kegs available, there are normally 4-5 rotating beers on tap for growlers.

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Photo of ReservaPrivada
5/5  rDev +31.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This has become my go to spot. I work up in Jefferson Co, and I stop in at least 3-4 times per week on my way home. Amazing the evolution this place has took on. Really opened up and in my opinion this is a beer geeks paradise.

They have the best selection in the H20 area. The next closest beer store is potsdam and bear world puts them to shame. Syracuse beer store is pricey compared to bear world. Prices are reasonable and within range of a craft beer store.

Amazing owner. Very humble guy and always try's to get those special request. Adding more and more stock every week. Getting beers from California on thru.

If you enjoy good beer, or are a beer geek-enthusiast this is a most stop place. 10% discount on all mix 6 packs, and tobacco products are also cheap here.

Cheers! To the great personnel at Bear World! Thank You for choosing Watertown, this place has needed a beer store of your caliber for way to long!

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Photo of Cusebeer27
4.66/5  rDev +23%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I recently stopped by Bear World on my way to the 1000 islands from Syracuse. I was super impressed with their beer selection. No where in the North Country has anywhere near the selection. I picked up some Stone Imperial Stout, Rochefort 10, and Bear Republic Racer 5. All the beer was fresh and cold!!! Prices were very reasonable and the staff was very friendly. Great Place with a growing selection! Cheers to finally have good beer up North!!! Looking forward to stopping back on my next trip through.

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Photo of minchhoffb
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Bear World (no that isn't misspelled they have a paw on the sign) just recently opened and has brought a much needed beer store to the Watertown, NY area. Craft beer selection in the Watertown area has been very limited until Bear World. The selection was good for this area. They had beers from Sierra Nevada, Lagunitus, Stone, Southern Tier, Troegs, Sam Adams, Lake Placid, Smuttynose, Dogfish Head, Leffe, Ommegang, Chimay, Great Lakes, along with some others I am probably forgetting. They also carry all the regular BMC brands. The lady at the register was nice but not very knowledgeable on beer. She said they will try and order in any special beer requests. The prices were about 10% higher than the same beer in Syracuse but that seems normal for anything you buy in this area. They were cheaper than the Class Six on Ft Drum on most of the direct comparisons. The biggest complaint I had was almost all the beer was in a giant walk in cooler. I prefer to buy craft beer room temp because I don't have enough refrigerator space at home for my collection. I really don't want to purchase a Chimay 750ml at 33degF and then let it warm up in my basement. I also got cold browsing for what I wanted to buy. I have to stress that although Bear World doesn't yet compare to Wegmans or Brilbeck's in Syracuse it is a giant step in the right direction for Watertown.

They now have pricing on almost all their selection and have added a whole wall of individual bottles for a mixed six pack. I really appreciate that they included pricing. Becoming a go to place for craft beer.

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Bear World in Watertown, NY
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