Beer Stores near Farmington/Hartford CT

Discussion in 'New England' started by andrewjeller, Mar 8, 2013.

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  1. andrewjeller

    andrewjeller Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 New York

    I am traveling to the Hartford area today and was wondering if people who have been through/live in the area could provide some insight on the best stores to go to.

  2. polishkaz

    polishkaz Disciple (338) May 30, 2011 Connecticut
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    Harvest in West Hartford, Worldwide wine and spirits in Southington, Southington Wine and Spirits, Wallingford Wine and Spirits. Depending in which way you come up Mountainview Plaza in Naugatuck is pretty solid too. Amity in New Haven, stop at Nebco righ around te corner for growlers. Hope that helps. Enjoy the drive.
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  3. twfurman

    twfurman Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2012 Connecticut

    CT beverage mart in Newington is pretty decent, I guess there is one in New Britain that's a little closer to Hartford, can't say I've ever been to that one though.
  4. marcdalke

    marcdalke Disciple (329) Mar 9, 2009 Connecticut

    Liquor Depot in Canton is pretty legit with decent pricing.
  5. blckout20

    blckout20 Aspirant (248) May 24, 2012 Connecticut
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    The one in New Britain he is referring to is also a Liquor Depot and yes they're pretty good. Other than Harvest which was already mentioned I'd agree with what's been said that Liquor Depot or CT Beverage Mart (on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington) are the best available selection.
  6. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    That's not what he's referring to. There is a CT Beverage Mart in New Britain near West Farms Mall. There is also a CT Beverage Mart in Newington on the Berlin Turnpike. The Liquor Depot in New Britain is across town from the CT Beverage Mart.
    In the Hartford area, there is also

    -Manchester Wine and Liquors in Manchester, CT
    -Harvest Wines and Spirits in West Hartford, CT (although expect to pay more)

    If you're willing to go a little out of your way, I highly recommend Worldwide Wine and Spirits in Southington, CT, which is about 20 minutes west of Hartford, just off of I-84. Beats all the other stuff in the Hartford area by a lot imo, with exception to maybe Manchester Wine and Spiritis.
  7. blckout20

    blckout20 Aspirant (248) May 24, 2012 Connecticut
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    I don't know how I misread that so badly but yea. The CT Bev in New Britain isn't really worthwhile. If Worldwide Wine And Spirits is on Queen St. then yes, they have a good selection as well, but I've found they can be a bit pricey on some things. Although that is pretty true for every store mentioned, after all we are in CT.
  8. winkingstarfish

    winkingstarfish Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2009 Connecticut

    this is the only correct answer in this thread
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  9. LambAndTunaPhish

    LambAndTunaPhish Initiate (162) Nov 16, 2012 Connecticut
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    It might be more correct if he called it the liquor depot in Simsbury, rather than Canton
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  10. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    I think you're thinking of Southington Wine and Spirits. Both Southington Wine and Spirits and Worldwide Wine and Spirits are located on Queen St. They are very close to each other as well. Worldwide is a new store though. It has only been open for 9 months. It used to be a Jaguar dealership. The prices here are very fair, even on the cheaper side.
  11. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    CT Bev Mart in New Britain isn't great, but they do seem to get every major release, so there's that. I did recently get a bottle of Enjoy By there(surprisingly priced at $7.99). I have seen them do....(thinks for right word)....questionable things though.
  12. marcdalke

    marcdalke Disciple (329) Mar 9, 2009 Connecticut

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    NO_FRILLS Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2013 Connecticut

    Harvest has the friendliest staff and the best selection of fresh and rare beer...hands down! Prices are very competitive to what I've seen around town...
  14. pjs234

    pjs234 Zealot (544) Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    Did they stop selling Stone products? Was in there the other day and could not find anything by Stone, not in the cooler or on the shelf.
  15. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    I don't think so. Got an Enjoy By there the other day.
  16. pjs234

    pjs234 Zealot (544) Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    Strange... maybe they moved the 6ers from their usual spot in the cooler...
  17. CTBeerPope

    CTBeerPope Aspirant (239) Jan 30, 2012 Connecticut
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    Y'all mutha lovin fools need to come see me at Tonys Package in Haddam. Just started FT last week.Right off Route 9 exit 7. It's a really chill place to the point where we could even share a bottle while I'm OTC. Come see me!!
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