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Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquors
$$ - reasonable
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894 Main St
phone: (781) 893-6700
(Place added by: fdrich29)
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quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I'm visiting a sister in Waltham, and I called Gordon's first before going over there Maybe I got the wrong Gordon's, because when i asked how many Belgian beers they had, the answer was, "Only Blue Moon."
I figured that couldn't be true, so I walked down to take a look. Boy am I glad I did. The first thing I saw was the rack full of Belgian beers. Great selection. As I was finishing up, the manager came by. I told him I was looking for one more bottle. he looked at what was in my basket, then made a couple suggestions.
Before I left, he pointed out that they were doing a Dogfish Head tasting. I hadn't even seen that. So I got free samples of four Dogfish Head beers, including the Palo Santo and the 120 Minute.
I had the kids with me, and they wanted to use the rest room before we left. While I was waiting for them, another friendly employee offered me a taste of some wine. I rarely have $45 bottles of wine, so it was another great treat. I'll definitely go back to this place next time I'm in the area.
03-15-2009 00:07:24 |
More by madrivervt
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I buy over 90% of my beer from the two Gordon's in Watertown and on Main St. in Waltham. If I know that Nate is going to be at one of them, that is the one I drive to because he truly loves beer and has learned what I like.
I highly recommend attending the weekly tastings at Moody St. (Thursdays), Main St. (Friday), and Watertown (Saturdays). Nate commonly decides on the beer lineup and includes some rarities.
There are also some great classes at the Main St. store if you want to pair great beer with some local cuisine.
03-01-2009 14:24:52 |
More by VTBeerLover
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Finally got over here after hearing about it for a while. Great store manager named Kurt, who spoke with me and my friend for a long time about the different beers, and who told us about the stores weekly tastings and plans for expanding their beer selection.
Prices are typical, nothing too expensive but also a few great deals here and there.
Big Belgian section, seemed to be reasonably priced. Service was great, talked beer with many of the employees.
Some gems that I found here:
Southern Tier Choklat
Founders Breakfast Stout
Bear Republic Hop Rod
01-20-2009 13:21:41 |
More by TStandley13
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Kurt the Store Manager makes this place awesome.
He becomes a personal shopper for you and takes all the time you need to help you find some treasures. He will literally talk beer with you as long as you'd like. Be sure to ask him for what he has in the "Manager's Stash" Some nice rare items. Their selection is very good and Kurt is ready to order you anything he doesn't have.
I've been here three times and have enjoyed myself every time and left with some nice brews.. If you are near Waltham, this is a must stop for your beer needs.
11-09-2008 20:23:56 |
More by Reagan1984
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by Gordon's during a lunch break. I grew up in the area, and work right down the street - have always driven by but never went in.
The layout of the store is slightly odd - coolers and racks jut out, however it allows for more storage space. Gordon's has a rather large selection of beer and wines. I didn't peruse the wine section, but was pleased with beer selection. There was a decent selection of 6packs and roughly 4 six or seven tier racks with specialty beers. Good selection of Stone and Southern Tier beers. Finally found a place that sells the smoked porter - which SO made my visit worth it! Not only do they have a decent selection of styles but they have decent stock in those selections.
Wasn't approached by anyone, however the cashier struck up conversation about Stone Brewery and let me know about the Octoberfest tasting this weekend.
So far, proximity to work or proximity to stores around where I live, this has the best selection, decent prices without a drive.
** Edit: After a few more trips here, Kurt, the store manager, is quite knowledgeable about beer and takes all the time in the world to talk to you about beer. He'll ask your preferred style and make recommendations based on that, let you know what is new that has come in, and also let's you know of specials going on. He's also offered to get items. I already enjoyed Gordon's, but Kurt continues to kick up this place with each interaction I have with him.
09-30-2008 01:15:53 |
More by Jayli
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This must be the elder of the Watertown location. Their service is always solid in the wine section; beer is prevalent but maybe not their primary focus here.
There's a decent amount of craft offerings here but I do see a fair amount of dust on a number of bottles.
Prices are on par with other locations. Some higher than others, a couple of select items (Rochefort, for example) run $1-2 lower.
Definitely a place to stop when you're in the neighborhood, especially if waiting for a cheesesteak take-out order from Carl's.
09-10-2008 16:27:57 |
More by IBUnit63
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Just wanted to make some general comments...i've lived in the area for 3 years, and shopped here regulary for the ordinary stuff. Recently things have been getting much better. Bigger selction, fresher beer and some excellent people to talk to. I met Kurt (bad with names) and he was a great guy, showed me a bunch of good stuff, and gave me the 411 on what was going to be coming in etc...
Overall I'm very happy with the way its coming around. It was a little disorganized a while ago, but has changed significantly.
Its nice and close to home!
05-02-2008 15:56:14 |
More by bags6lax
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Gordon's on Main Street is a fascinating view into a vastly confusing liquor store. Though their wine and liquor are organized neatly, and even the fridges for the beer are as well, much of their stock of beer is in a huge pile in the middle of the store, left in cases, or cases that are partially opened. It's very odd, since the rarer or seasonal stuff is usually in this mix. A shelf of bombers is also crammed in there, but there's barely room for two people to be looking at it at the same time. It's an unusual tactic to say the least. The selection is decent, with a wide variety of micros, and decent imports. Cost is on par with the area, and service has been decent. Worth a stop, since it's one of the better places in the immediate area.
03-17-2008 20:45:21 |
More by YonderWanderer
quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$$
I work near Gordon's so I have been there quite a few times. Their selection is much better than average, with some Belgians, Germans, and more. Many US microbrews as well, including many IPA's, my favorite. The problem with this place is twofold. First, their finer beers are "thrown" in a heap on the floor, with some cases not even opened, let alone marked with a price. Second is the pricing. You can't tell what it is. Many bottles are unmarked, so you get to the cashier, who says its not in their system, then look at the 3-4 people in line behind you groaning; its ugly. In the cooler, there seems to be no effort to match their shelf labels with what is in stock. There was a sixer of Stone IPA with no sticker to be found anywhere. There was a shelf on labels for Victory various brews, but the Victory selection they had was totally different than those labels.
I personally am puzzled why a store would make the obvious effort that they have to develop the selection that they have, then they totally frustrate you with the shopping experience. Not one person has ever offered to help me, or even approach me to ask if I needed help. The cashier of course says that its someone else's job to do the display;s, what else is new. Did they learn that line at Wal-Mart? Such a waste. I'm now at the point where the frustration has overtaken the good selection, and I've decided to go elsewhere.
06-28-2007 16:49:48 |
More by BeTheBall
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$
Selection looks quite varied, a lot of it is in the cooler to keep it fresher.
They've just expanded their variety of beer quite a bit, at least doubled, it looks like. Until now, I'd only stop there if it was on the way, now could be a go-to place instead of trekking all the way to Newton.
Saturday afternoon, and no beer geek there to help me with my selections.
They're short on space, so it's tight squeeze and hard to browse.
Prices are stupid high, and no discount as far as I can tell (might have missed a sign).
Worth a visit.
06-23-2007 18:00:22 |
More by BattleRoadBrewer
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