Downtown Discount Beverage

Store

257 Central Ave
Dover, New Hampshire, 03820-4126
United States

(603) 343-5067 | map

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.97
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
13
pDev:
12.85%
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Reviews by anichols70:
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anichols70 from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Been in a couple times in the last week since Smiley's closed. They have a decent selection, including a couple of labels I hadn't seen before. The owners(?) I've talked to have been extremely polite and helpful. They've asked both times if there's anything I didn't see that I'd like them to carry. I can't speak much regarding their knowledge, but the do seem eager to please. Prices appear to be pretty good, and as mentioned in the first review, everything is marked, which is refreshing.

Feb 12, 2012
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barm4you from New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Best selection north of Portsmouth. New Hampshire is a terrible state for craft beer due to the expense of registering brands in NH....so much for live free....so this place despite its pell mell merchandising is worth the drive.

Jul 04, 2018
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mzmaine from Maine

4.94/5  rDev +24.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I think this family run store is very customer oriented. They will search out just about anything! They recommend and know what is popular and hard to get. their prices are very competitive. Craft beer is getting pricy, so it is nice to not pay a scarcity premium.. They knew my name after the third time in, and are always suggesting things based on what I like.. Bobby and Victor are very friendly and helpful, just ask!

Aug 21, 2015
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Aug 11, 2015
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Jul 01, 2015
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DoctorChugButterman from New Hampshire

3.37/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

Apr 26, 2015
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Cconsalvo from New Hampshire

4.48/5  rDev +12.8%

Oct 28, 2014
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CAMay from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

A large selection of craft beer at great prices. I've been 4 times now and always find something new to try. The staff is very pleasant, but not much help, and I am okay with that.

Aug 30, 2014
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Pwbres from Maine

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Jul 16, 2014
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hockeypuck from Maine

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Oct 31, 2013
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spence3208 from Maine

3.41/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

For a NH store this is a great find. Offer pretty much everything that the state allows. Prices are really competitive. as far as assistance for the employees, its none existent. they are not very knowledgeable in the craft area, but always have asked if I would like them to order something for me. or if I need help. ( so not so much a nock on them but a disclaimer) overall nice people. as far as NH area this is a good spot to get your beverage needs.

Jun 07, 2013
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AlePlease from New Hampshire

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Opened within the last 6months - a couple of months before Smileys (reviewed here on BA) closed. Family owned and they're doing everything right. I walked in, saw they had some of Peak Organics' lines (from Portland, Maine) but not the IPA. Asked if they were out or didn't carry and the guy said they hadn't tried it, grabbed a note pad, asked for the details and my phone number, called me 4 days later to say it arrived and told me the price right then over the phone without me even asking.

The store became popular very quickly in part due to loss of Smileys but more so because of price. Seemingly everything is at or below norm. Service aside, the business lacks physical charm. It's a functional shoebox space - quick in and out.

QUALIFIERS TO ABOVE NUMERIC RATINGS:
-+-+ "quality" got 'average' because I've no idea what it refers to. Tried to submit a blank field but was denied.
-+-+ "selection" got a 4.0 because it's NH. Beer & wine retailers are barred from dealing with any distributor The State, who owns & operates 100% of liquor retail - doesn't have a formal relationship with. So within this context Downtown Beverages gets a 4.0 - 4.5. In ME or MA they'd be a 3.0.

Cheers!

May 11, 2012
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SevaTse from New Hampshire

3.44/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Just opened, across from Domino's in the former video store/furniture liquidation thing location.
Very pleasant experience- every beer is priced clearly(!!!), very decent prices(for example, on this visit Spaten six-packs were 6.99. they are usually 8.99 around the state), very large percentage of six/12 packs were in a cooler.
The coolers line the walls to the left of the entrance, and beer can also be found on the shelves in the middle lanes in the sections closer to the door.
The other stuff they have are stuffing tobacco, etc etc.

Nov 24, 2011
Downtown Discount Beverage in Dover, NH
Place rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 13 ratings