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Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquors
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
894 Main St
phone: (781) 893-6700
(Place added by: fdrich29)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I go here every Saturday and have never been disappointed with the selection or the pricing. It does not have the fancy beer snob presentation that other stores in the area have, but the selection is I think wider and deeper.
I often find things here that one cannot find at other stores-Maine Beer Company King Titus Porter was today's find, but if I have been searching for something, I often find it here.
Service is excellent and they will always check their lists for you if you are looking for something special. Call anytime to see if something is in the store.
Pricing is reasonable.
10-13-2012 14:22:46 |
More by stoppertb18
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I buy over 90% of my beer from the two Gordon's in Watertown and on Main St. in Waltham. If I know that Nate is going to be at one of them, that is the one I drive to because he truly loves beer and has learned what I like.
I highly recommend attending the weekly tastings at Moody St. (Thursdays), Main St. (Friday), and Watertown (Saturdays). Nate commonly decides on the beer lineup and includes some rarities.
There are also some great classes at the Main St. store if you want to pair great beer with some local cuisine.
03-01-2009 14:24:52 |
More by VTBeerLover
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is my go-to for beer stuff. They guys there are super friendly, and always have great suggestions for what to try next. They always base their selections on what you already have picked out, and they are usually dead-on. When you walk in, the craft beer is directly on your right, organized by geography. The craft beer space is a little cramped, but I get the impression that they like beer and care about having good beer and good selection more than their layout would care to admit. They have beer tastings on Fridays from 5-8, swing by and try a few new, interesting things for sure. They have a great mix of different types of beer, and you can easily order a keg from them as well if you're into that and have the means to do so.
Their website is pretty good as well, although as the name suggests they pay a lot more homage to wine than beer on there.
When I moved into Waltham, I was pumped that my house was only 2 blocks away from this place. I generally walk down and come back with as much as I can carry.
Also, they have a 10% discount if you buy 6 or more bombers, so take advantage of that for sure. Great place.
06-08-2011 17:00:16 |
More by rooftopbrewing
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I go in here almost every week and have to say that this is one of the best liquor stores around in the area.
Atmosphere: They have plenty of beer located on shelving on the righ when you first walk in and more in the refridgerated coolers to the right of the warm stuff. Very clean, plenty of signs for employee favorites and new seasonal beers too.
Service: There is always somebody around to help out and find you something. If you don't see a beer, they can special order for you too.
Selection: They have a pretty diverse selection of North American and European beers. Some large one of a kind bottles too for the collectors out there.
Food: They have some meats, cheeses, and breads in a little refridgeration unit before you get to the registers, but I have never tried any of it out.
Value: They have great value here. Very reasonable prices compared to most liquor stores in the area and they always have specials and random marked down seasonal beers that have not expired yet. This is one exceptional place that you will have to hit up if in the area.
10-23-2011 13:30:32 |
More by Flounder57
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Edit 1/16/10: After attending the "Black Tie" event, it should be noted that this store has improved dramatically since I had first been there. Eventually I will re-write this review entirely.
Visited on 5/10/07 after a completing a training class for my job, which had me in the area. It's a pretty spacious store with an awkward but efficient layout. The cooler juts out into the middle of the store, which essentially allows for twice as much rack space since there are doors on both sides, approximately one third of which contain micros. The craft section is in the very front of the store; however, that portion is very cramped. The cases have six packs on top of them and are all stacked in front of the shelves, with barely enough room for you to get through to the shelves. There's one rack of bombers & 750ml bottles and then to the right some shelves with 12oz singles arranged in no apparent order and jumbled in with a bunch of other items like glasses and so forth. Despite the set-up, you can tell that the effort is there to get as much product out there as possible, which is commendable and to me makes the appearance secondary.
I really don't have anything negative to mention about the service, while I wasn't approached during my browsing, as long as I know there's someone available to ask if I need to and the person cashing me out is pleasant (which they were), that's fine with me.
While the selection wasn't the absolute greatest, it was still pretty good. There was plenty of Unibroue, Boulder, Smuttynose, Schmaltz, A'Chouffe, Oskar Blues and many others. I saw a little bit of Stone IPA as well. The prices seemed about on-target for the area, nothing seemed exorbitantly expensive from what I saw. For me it was definitely worth stopping by while I was in the area to try getting something that might not make it far enough south of the Boston area to get to RI.
05-11-2007 15:21:05 |
More by TheManiacalOne
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by Gordon's during a lunch break. I grew up in the area, and work right down the street - have always driven by but never went in.
The layout of the store is slightly odd - coolers and racks jut out, however it allows for more storage space. Gordon's has a rather large selection of beer and wines. I didn't peruse the wine section, but was pleased with beer selection. There was a decent selection of 6packs and roughly 4 six or seven tier racks with specialty beers. Good selection of Stone and Southern Tier beers. Finally found a place that sells the smoked porter - which SO made my visit worth it! Not only do they have a decent selection of styles but they have decent stock in those selections.
Wasn't approached by anyone, however the cashier struck up conversation about Stone Brewery and let me know about the Octoberfest tasting this weekend.
So far, proximity to work or proximity to stores around where I live, this has the best selection, decent prices without a drive.
** Edit: After a few more trips here, Kurt, the store manager, is quite knowledgeable about beer and takes all the time in the world to talk to you about beer. He'll ask your preferred style and make recommendations based on that, let you know what is new that has come in, and also let's you know of specials going on. He's also offered to get items. I already enjoyed Gordon's, but Kurt continues to kick up this place with each interaction I have with him.
09-30-2008 01:15:53 |
More by Jayli
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
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: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I'm visiting a sister in Waltham, and I called Gordon's first before going over there Maybe I got the wrong Gordon's, because when i asked how many Belgian beers they had, the answer was, "Only Blue Moon."
I figured that couldn't be true, so I walked down to take a look. Boy am I glad I did. The first thing I saw was the rack full of Belgian beers. Great selection. As I was finishing up, the manager came by. I told him I was looking for one more bottle. he looked at what was in my basket, then made a couple suggestions.
Before I left, he pointed out that they were doing a Dogfish Head tasting. I hadn't even seen that. So I got free samples of four Dogfish Head beers, including the Palo Santo and the 120 Minute.
I had the kids with me, and they wanted to use the rest room before we left. While I was waiting for them, another friendly employee offered me a taste of some wine. I rarely have $45 bottles of wine, so it was another great treat. I'll definitely go back to this place next time I'm in the area.
03-15-2009 00:07:24 |
More by madrivervt
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This was the first place I hit for beer when I moved up to the Boston area, since I was in temporary housing a couple miles away. I've been back several times since, due to excellent experiences each time I return. Each time I step into the beer section of the store it takes about 30 seconds for someone to check on me and ask if they can help. They let me know about new arrivals and check to make sure that I've had other standards that part of my stylistic preferences. Very helpful. They also remind me each visit about the wine and beer tastings that go on from time to time in the rear part of the store. They have a good selection of beers from New England as well as some personal favs from PA (Troegs), NY (Brooklyn) and Cali (Lost Abbey, Stone, Bear Republic, and The Bruery), plus lots more Belgian and German imports. Great spot to find some interesting bottles.
05-31-2009 02:40:07 |
More by DrJay
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
stopped here on the recommendation of a friend while looking to pick up a beer he mentioned they had on sale.
The quality here is very good, and I did end up getting a great deal on the beer I was looking for.
The service is good, they were willing to answer questions, although they did seem busy when I was there and seemed to be in a little bit of a rush to answer my question and get back to what they were doing.
The selection here is the best out of the three stores that they have. they have a lot of imports as well as some of the harder to find beers from the US
definitely worth going to if you are in the area
01-06-2011 04:35:56 |
More by rowingbrewer
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