Cable Beverages

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176 Route 304
Bardonia, New York, 10954-2028
United States

(845) 623-7645 | map

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Avryle from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +3%

I noticed that they recently got a new sign on the outside of the building maiking it easier to see.

I like this place though it is tiny. They carry so much stock that you have to wind our way through stacks of cases piles nearly everywhere there's floor space.

The selection is pretty darn good with many global imports and lots of micro selection. There are about 5-6 taps in the back for growler fills that seem to rotate at a decent pace with both local stuff and imports. Prices are a bit steep on the fills though (i.e. $21 for a 1/2 gallon of Six Point)

The staff is extroidinarily helpful and will help you hunt what you're looking for. You can even call in ahead if you know what you want & they'll have it ready & waiting.

Prices certainly aren't bad. Southern Tier goes for about $1-1.50 less per bomber there than up here in sunny Albany.

Mar 16, 2008
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omb from New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Mar 28, 2019
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deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I walked in, and was immediately taken off-guard by the lack of space. Oh wait, this beer is stacked fine.. and most of what I looked at is fresh. I was able to find a good deal of beers that made the trek worthwhile. Dan was extremely helpful checking out my list as well.

Nov 14, 2018
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BeRightBock from New York

4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Nov 22, 2017
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WheelsPSU from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Jul 24, 2017
ASAPJOHNNY from New York

1.55/5  rDev -64.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Cluttered spaced in bardonia New York heard he's been around for over 40 years so I said let me check it out he must have the best craft wasn't impressed at all as he sold me a 1 YEAR OLD Expired west brook Mexican cake lot of expired beers he tries to get them off for cheap also mind you I felt very profiled walking into the establishment ironically it was the owner that helped me he def knows his beer but a lot of expired out dated stuff he let's go for cheap I'll stick industrial arts, or defiant in pearl river over there has friendly staff and I feel more welcomed heard he gets grimm every week though

Jul 17, 2017
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Cable is definitely a super-janky place, and I think most anyone walking in would think its borderline shifty. Despite this, the selection here is often stunning and you will definitely have to sort through cramped, short aisles to look for bottles that literally fill the shelves to the brim, without rhyme or reason usually. There are some definitely awesome beers here and when you find them it is freakin' sweet (I've personally found Barrier, Cigar City, old Dogfish Head stuff, lots of Evil Twin) and it can make your next beer session. The guys that work there are dependable as heck and will talk beer for hours. This is a place that is always worth stopping at when you're nearby and even worth a special trip if your free time allows it.

Feb 01, 2017
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

As you can probably tell from the previous reviews, expect to have a unique experience when shopping here. Park anywhere you like in the lot (there are no real parking spaces). I tried entering through the door on the side near the front of the building (the one with the neon "OPEN" sign on it)... no luck. You have to enter at the rear of the building.

Inside, the aisles are narrow and the space is cramped. I asked for a basket to put beers in but the guy working said they don't use them because it's hard to turn in the aisles with them and you might knock something over. He's wasn't kidding and handed me a 6-pack holder instead. He was also very helpful and asked if I needed help finding anything. He even asked me what type of beer I like to drink to try to point me in the right direction.

The bottles are scattered and the shelves are stocked with no rhyme or reason. You really need to take your time while browsing and check bottle dates as some of the beer is undoubtedly old.

The growler selection was small yet amazing, with Bourbon County Brand Stout and Barleywine both on tap, all available in 16, 32, & 64 oz pours.

This could never be my regular go-to store given the chaotic layout but it was worth the trip from NJ. Just know what you're walking into before you go and enjoy the hunt!

Dec 31, 2016
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MacMalt from New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Shopping in this establishment is a unique experience. The place is small, cramped, with an incredible assortment of beer. It's on shelves, in coolers, in boxes, on the floor - everywhere - with no discernible order. Some of it is really fresh and some really old; you have to be careful. The owner will help you find what you're looking for if they have it - which more than likely they do. It's best to come with a list but also with enough time to hunt for hidden treasures.

Nov 25, 2016
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Samlover55 from New York

4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Been here a bunch of times, yet have never actually reviewed. This place is my go-to beer store, 15 minute drive for me. Despite the mentions of hard to find, found it pretty easily. Walking into the shop is walking into a beer-lovers paradise. Whenever I walk in first thing is check the counter, where they have new popular brews. The first two shelves facing the door, are filled with new limited-release bombers.
Continuing through the rest of the store, the aisles are pretty cramped, yet most of the time you can browse without issue. And browse you can, as there are bottles and bottles all over the place, you never know what you might come across. Despite seemingly lack of organization the aisles are pretty organized to region/style. There are also fridges along the back wall, filled with craft and another with macro. However, the best part of this awesome store are the growler fills, where they always have exciting brews on tap. Yet, I have never filled a growler, so why is it the best part? The answer is, the whole store smells like sticky juicy IPA's making you drool and crave some good beers.
The service is great as well, as whenever I am there i "schmooze" up the owners/workers. They are always happy to talk about beer, they know where everything is, and they are quite friendly to boot.
Overall, great place to pick up beer, whatever you like they have something for you.

Feb 21, 2016
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DrStiffington from New Jersey

3.82/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.75

Bizarro beer store. I'd never been here but I've heard good things, plus they have a great growler selection according to Tiny, cramped place but with tons of variety, singles available, unintentionally aged stuff, new stuff, stuff I can't get in NJ. Caught some attitude from one of the guys here. Seemed like a strange character. Weird mix of beer hipsters and Spanish speaking BMC immigrants. Strange experience overall but I'll be back for sure.

Jan 10, 2016
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SammyJaxxxx from New Jersey

4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Love this place. It looks like the home of a beer hoarder. Incredible selection , most things available as singles and growler fills. Things might cost a little bit more, but well worth it.

Sep 09, 2015
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papat444 from Canada (QC)

4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

A very tightly packed store with shelves overflowing with beers. Very hard to find specific beers but they know their stuff, you just need to ask someone if you can't find what you're looking for. Check your dates here as there's a lot of dust. Best selection in the area IMO, lots of International brews.

Jul 21, 2015
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jkane101 from New Jersey

4.89/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jun 20, 2015
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njcraftguy from New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

This place is quite the experience. My GPS tells me I'm there but I still almost passed it because its set back and the sign isn't easily seen. Pull into a tiny parking lot with cars just parked wherever they could find room. Walk around front and see no entrance, walk around back and its chaos, beers piled up everywhere. Looks like they are unloading so I think I missed something n walk back around front. Nada - walk around back again and finally see the tiny little entrance in the middle of stacks of beer. A few guys are playing a board game - I think dominos but I'm not sure. Then u walk in and your almost afraid to walk around because the isles are 2 feet wide and the beer is stacked to the ceiling. However, once u get past the weird vibe the people were friendly and helpful and they have an amazing selection of craft beers. Best to ask if you are looking for something in particular as its really tight and not very organized or if you have time just look around - but look closely as beers are jammed in everywhere. Great growler fill selection as well. Worth the ride up from NJ. I'm in the Wayne area of north jersey n it took me 40 minutes door to door. If u like craft beers and aren't skeered by a little bit of a sketchy look at first its well worth a visit. Unique spot.

May 25, 2015
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SRBush1974 from New Jersey

4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

May 13, 2015
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DrRambis from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Well if this ain't the best darnt place there is ain't ever no darn't place I ain't ever seen. They gots everything you coulda asked fer. Top to bottom all bottles, n' bottles of beer on the wall. Bottles and Bottles of beer. From all over half the world I seent it with my own eyes. They got all the craftie craft your mammies could buy, and if ur a 30 rack man er ladie wells I tell ya they got you too. I popped one of them crafties n it tasted like straight vinegar I tells you it did. Whoo boy that set my hairs afire, me nostrils flarin', I said, I have me some of that again, oh yeah. Place is just like my garage, filled with beer and nothing else. Who needs proper shelving or a car, I mean I only shower twice a week and thats another matter. They got them growler fillies up there. And boy you lemme tell ya grab yourself a 12oz a beer while your shopping for yer beer and thats beer on beer, Tell you ain't that america. Can't tell me nothin' more american than buying while drinking a beer. But if you more about that sodie-pop they got all your asking for and them some. Probably have more pop there than anywhere else this side of the alleghany! So stop in for some beer!!

Apr 14, 2015
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malfunxion from New York

4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I have been going to this place for years but I went yesterday and figured I would leave a little review since me and my bud always find this place quite the conversation topic,

Location: I feel like I drive past the place at least once or twice every time I try to go there because its located in the basement/back half of a gun store on a decent highway which also has stretch limos and escalades parked next to it so you really don't know what you're getting into when you pull in. Parking lot is very small and unorganized just cars scattered all about like they already came from the bar to re-up their stash.

Selection/Presentation: When you walk into this place it feels like someone stole 5 or six aisles/shelves from an old grocery store and jammed them into their old basement full of boxes of their old crap. Feels extremely ghetto and sketchy and uncomfortable, especially if you have been doing the beer thing for some time and your gut sticks out a bit it makes it a bit difficult to navigate the maybe 2 foot wide aisles between the "fleamarket" assortment of beers, (ladies don't bring in a big purse or a big bust). I don't want to say that they don't stock good beer because they do this place gets great stuff, the good stuff can just be hard to find at times because of the lack of organization in the clusterfuck shelving system. The last time I went I discovered a bud light golden wheat that probably had been sitting there for ten years, which I guess is kind of cool in a way that they do not rotate or clean out the old stuff If you want to find some old gems lying around, In my case I love to find old southern tier blackwater stuff like choklat and mokah lying around from past years they taste great now. The selection is just scattered randomly all across the aisles and boxes and dust are stacked anywhere and everywhere full of beer as if they were to challenge you to find the beer you really want so you really feel proud and great success if you can find what you came in for. Really just an awkward experience every time time I go in I feel like I am in some weird b-movie looking to get mugged.

Growlers: THIS PLACE IS GREAT FOR GROWLERS! these guys always seem to have something I am looking for on tap for growlers and the prices can't be beat locally, yesterdays list consist of: Alltechs Kentucky Bourbon Ale, Almanac Imperial Chocolate Stout, Barrier Atypical IPA, Carton 077XX DIPA, DFH burton baton, Evil Twin Freudian Slip, Finchs Hardcore Chimera IIPA, Oskar Blues GKNIGHT, Rushing Duck Divided by Zero IPA, Third Rail Innate IPA, and Thirsty Dog BBA siberian Night. Like I said great tap lineups with great pricing that's what always brings me into this place, don't let the outside scare you or the freaky redneck backwoodsy workers get in there and fill your glassware!

Conversation: While checking out yesterday (Bought 85$ worth of brew) the weirdo cashier wearing a bud light hoodie and chimay hat asked me if there was anything else I needed , I said to make sure you accept credit cards? to which he responded of course if it will make you spend more money why not , had a good laugh and grabbed two or three more bottles off the front display... also asked if they had any KBS laying around from its recent release last week... was told I could have only gotten it if I was in the raffle and lucky enough to win one , and that all of them had already been sold only to the lucky winners... fair enough, I love a good ole game of chance, even though I just walked into other local stores and bought several bottles without playing plinko! or lotto or dice or backgammon/roulette/rockpapescissor to get it out the door, its your store do what you like.. right?... Then while waiting for the 1982 credit card receipt printer to produce my paperwork he proceeded to ask me "do you even know what KBS stands for?", to which I replied immediately "Kentucky Breakfast Stout I believe sir" not really thinking much about it, he then continued to laugh in my face saying " NO NO NO how are you going to go out and try to get the rare beer if you do not even know what the name stands for it's Kosmickis Breakfast Stout. Read up and inform yourself if you're going to go around asking about it..." This guy was dead serious . I was blown away like I came to another planet , never seen a species quite like this before , belittling his customers with weirdo trivia like I was a circus attraction, Good day.

Positives: Growlers/Humiliation Factor/ Ego-Boost
Negatives: Pretty much everything but hey he might sell you some 6 month old IPA from Defiant down the road and say he got it delivered yesterday, IF YOU'RE LUCKY.

check it out if you are in the area ! it's like a freak show one night stand, it'll give you something to talk about, and hopefully something to drink!

Apr 12, 2015
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Zekenyce from New Jersey

4.89/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Love this place. Has the best selection and prices in the area.

Feb 22, 2015
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BlackHawk89 from New York

5/5  rDev +14.4%

Dec 11, 2014
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3%

Dec 03, 2014
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LoveStout from New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Nov 29, 2014
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tappangordo from New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Easily the best beer store in Rockland County. Great selection, knowledgeable staff. Eleven taps regularly offering awesome beers. Growler fills in 3 sizes, 16 oz. 32 oz. and 64 oz. Prices are very reasonable.

Nov 21, 2014
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JC333 from New York

5/5  rDev +14.4%

Great staff and what a selection and BEST prices around. Never disappoints

Nov 15, 2014
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Mikexw from New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Nov 15, 2014
Cable Beverages in Bardonia, NY
Place rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 60 ratings