Grand Opening Liquors


1068 High Mountain Road
North Haledon, New Jersey, 07508
United States

(973) 427-4477 | map

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buyBinboaVodka from New Jersey

2.7/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2

I decided to stop by this place because I pass it fairly often. I looked at the reviews first, but decided that I still had to stop by myself. This is your above average liquor store as in it feels good to be in there because it is so clean. The place itself, is spotless. The floors and shelves were very clean and the place was nicely neat and organized. You can tell the people that work their take pride in their store. I was asked for help, but being the only person in there, it should have been a given.
They have a selection of Belgium beers, but again as the previous review states, they are very pricey being $1-$2 more for beer. They had some DFH, Longtrail, Ommegang, Chimay, and some other common brands. There was nothing that stood out as if I had to have it. I can find everything they have there at Gary's, Wine and Beverage Depot, or at Boonton if im stopping up there all for less. Not to mention, The Shepard and the Knucklehead is right down the road if I want something good on tap.

My advice is that there is no need to stop there unless you are passing by and it is on your way. Just way too expensive.

May 20, 2011
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volta from New Jersey

3.06/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I live 5 minutes from this place and was a bit surprised by all the good reviews. For the most part the selection is lackluster and the craft options are overpriced and on the shelves for quite some time. They usually have some DFH, Magic Hat, Long Trail, alot of German brews, but no victory, troegs, allagash, founders, or flying fish.

They have a decent warm (Ommegang, Chimay, St. Bernardus, etc) wall but again you can find everything here 1-2$ off at Bottle King or Garys.

You'd be better off driving the extra 10-15 minutes to Wine & Beverage Depot in Totowa.

Dec 07, 2010
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BeerdedEric from New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev +4.3%

This place isn't too bad. I went directly to the back where they have the cold brews. I was kind of shocked with what they had; it just seemed like a total random Liquor Store to have a decent variety of micro and craft beers. I was all set to buy a sixer of Flying Dog Amber Lager, since I never tried it but then I saw the Wall of Beer. A bunch of microbrewed single bottles and alot of imports from Belgium. I actually purchased a bottle dated back in '04. The wall is kind of small but is still kind of cool to see all these rare and hard to find imports.
If the Wall of Beer didn't exist, it would still be an average liquor store with the decent amount of microbreweries and craft beers.
The service wasn't all that great. It seemed like they were just there to do their side work. I wasn't greeted at all at the door, even when the guy was pretty much in front of the door breaking down boxes. Sometimes it is annoying to be constantly bombarded by questions of, "may I help you?" but it is nice to be acknowledged, which I wasn't.
If you happen to be in the area you should stop on by for the rare selections of beer they do have. If you want to drive two hours out of your way, this place really isn't worth the trip. The only store I can see driving out of the way is to go to Oak Tree Discount Wines & Spirits in South Plainfield, NJ.

Nov 23, 2010
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koopa from New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -6.4%

I'm in the middle about this place. It has a decent sized wall of singles but nothing that tickles my fancy. The employees know nothing about craft beer whatsoever. I only stop here when I'm in the neighborhood. I wouldn't take a trip to North Haledon specifically to buy beer here. Don't get me wrong, if I lived closer to this place I'd probably frequent it. Ramsey Liquors and Bottle King in Glen Rock are much better choices in my honest opinion. I picked up some Riverhorse Pale Ale from Lambertville NJ here. Cost me about $9.00 for a sixer and was ok.

Sep 12, 2008
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mikesgroove from South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +18.1%

Another quality North Jersey retailer here. They seem to cater a bit more towards the craft scene then do some other stores. A good selection of cold sixers in the back with a nice range from all over the country and some imports. The wall to the left holds the goodies though. I actually did find one westy 8 with a cap date of 2004, snagged that one up, not really sure how it got there. But anyway you can get most everything Belgian, a good amount of the one off and bigger DFH, and Smuttynose over here, along with the occasional 32oz growler sitting. This is a pretty good store and prices are not bad either. Definitely not the best selection I have ever seen, but I manage to make a stop in there when I go through. Got to love visiting up home and checking all these places out again!

Oct 24, 2007
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Beastdog75 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

I had heard a number of good things about this place from a number of sources (one of them being the Complete Idiot's Guide to Beer). It is in the shopping center with the Foodtown, and supposedly they had over 1000 different types of beer available. I decided to make the almost 2 hour trip up here to see if this place lived up to the hype. I was a little bit disappointed. 1000 beers? Certainly not. The fridges are in the back and have the usual selection of macros and common micros, plus some regional stuff. On the left wall, after the vodkas is a good selection of Belgians and craft brews. The best stuff in the store is on this wall, but most of it I could find in my area (I was really looking for stuff not commonly available where I live). It really wasn't worth the 2 hour drive for me, but I suppose that if you live in North Jersey, this is one of the better stores, especially if Belgians are your thing (no Westy 8 or 12, btw).

May 25, 2004
Grand Opening Liquors in North Haledon, NJ
Place rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 7 ratings