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Harney's Wine & Liquors

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Type: Store

485 Route 134
South Dennis, Massachusetts, 02660-3431
United States

(508) 394-2244 | map

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Patches826
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Photo of freshcarl
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The best selection I've found in Dennis. They stock as many or more craft beers than macro brews. A very good representation of local beers, and all the regional and national beers you would expect of a good bottle shop. I'm only there 2-3 times a year, so I don't know what, if any, limited releases they get. My only concern is that it wasn't very well organized.

It's located in the Ring Bros. Market which is like a small scale Trader Joe's, so there is plenty of great food options in one location. The prices are a bit higher than you might see off Cape, but not unreasonable.

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Photo of lyman77
3/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25

Selection isn't bad, but prices are a bit high compared to the big stores like Luke's. A bunch of beers were out of code/past sell by date. The older gentleman working there didn't seem to know the beer selection, and in general the place caters to wine more than craft beer. I'd go elsewhere.

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Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A typical market, but with slightly better food. I usually buy oysters here when I don't feel like driving to Chatham. Their craft selection has improved over the last year and has been my go to place since the Grain and Vine closed. I also live 5 minutes away which helps. Nice selection in general but similar to a lot of the other stores in the area. They get some really nice things though, and it goes pretty quick too. Staff here is pretty nice if you get to know them. The two or three guys that run the liquor area seem to know a decent amount about the beer they carry.

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Photo of NEhophead
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Ring Bros. Marketplace is a very decent market to stock the fridge for a week's vacation in the South Dennis area. The alcohol section is located on the far right of this modestly sized grocery store. Quality and selection-wise, Ring Bros. offers pleasant surprises including a variety of offerings from: Pretty Things, Cisco, Offshore, Troegs, Bear Republic, Stone, Rogue, Jack's Abbey, etc. Service is what you would expect from a grocer selling craft beer and cost is what you would expect from a liquor store on the Cape at the height of tourist season. Nevertheless, one of the few stores on the Cape that will save your vacation from mass produced beach lagers.

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Photo of ZeroSignal
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Of all of the "package stores" I visited in MA, this was my least favorite. They had a half decent selection, but little in the way of big bottles, imports or craft outside of MA beers. The organization did not make any sense to me.

The store did appear to be clean, and the staff was present but did not come out to assist anyone.

As some other reviewers have mentioned, the large issue with Ring is price. They don't have anything you can't get elsewhere, and they are easily a dollar or more a six pack above the price of anyone else on the Cape. This is the only store I visited on the Cape that I did not find something to buy.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.4/5  rDev -4%

Stopped here while touring the cape with my wife.
The beer section is stuffed in one end of a fairly big grocery store.
The selection of local microbrews was good, but other than that the selection was fairly poor.The were a couple of beers from England, and maybe one Belgian, but that was about it. The stock appeared to be fresh. The store was very clean. The prices were outlandish. Everything was a dollar or two higher than they should have been (even comparing them to other stores on the Cape.The store seems to cater to a high level clientele, and I guess these people like to pay high prices. I refused to but anything. I was not allowed to mix 6 packs. Probably not worth the stop

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Photo of Greenlabel
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

I hadn't been to this store in over a year primarily due to the fact that I hadn't been impressed with it during my earlier visits. Much has changed during the period between visits. There's definitely an attempt to make it an upscale store in line with the rest of the Ring Bros. Market. Thus, there's a much wider selection of regional micros and even a few specialty beers like Stone. Like most Cape Cod stores, imports are somewhat limited. One major problem - price. The prices were higher than just about any other store I've seen on Cape Cod (where prices in general tend to be higher than in other parts of MA). Although I liked the selection, there's no way I'd buy much here given the current pricing - there are other stores within a reasonable distance with decent selections and much better prices. Hopefully, the competition will result in some adjustments in this very important area as this store has a lot of promise.

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Photo of danadeny
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

This place has improved a lot over the past year. The beer department is becoming more dedicated to microbrews and craft / artisan brews. Most recently they labeled their freezers with either the region or type of beer that is in the freezer. For instance they read malt, Europe, microbrewery, etc. The microbrew section is a full two freezers with a bunch of New England brews, they seem dedicated to carrying the local stuff. And then in a non-cooler shelf section they have the more expensive non six-pack beers. I could try to list all the breweries they carry but there are just too many. Just think that if it's a New England brewery there is a good chance you will find something of theirs here. My only gripe is that things are a little more expensive than the liquor and beer super stores, but not enough for me to really care.

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Photo of Admiraldinty
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

This is actually a gourmet food/liquor store. It has a far greater selection than any other liquor store I've frequented on Cape Cod. The selection is good with a good number of Belgians. Lots of regional microbrews (from the Cape), but not too many Boston-based beers. For example, I didn't see any Harpoon. Wasn't much staff on hand for help, but I went on a particularly snowy day. One thing to be concerned about is the age of the beers they have on hand. Since this place is on the Cape (and I visited in the winter) it's not entirely clear how long the beers have been sitting on the shelf.

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Harney's Wine & Liquors in South Dennis, MA
Place rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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