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$$ - reasonable
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2280 Jericho Turnpike
Garden City Park
phone: (516) 742-0114
(Place added by: palma on 07-18-2005)
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| Reviews: 16
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
As a former Hofstra University student on Long Island, stopped in here for a beer-run with a buddy of mine... good quality stuff with no expired products as far as I could see... equally good service with a friendly cashier who asked if we were able to find everything we were looking for... decent selection with your typical macros and some micros and craft brews... this place was relatively close to the campus, so it was pretty convenient... a decent place to cop some brews, clean, orderly, and friendly service... worth a try with reasonable prices...
01-06-2008 00:32:55 |
More by dsa7783
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I ended up driving right by, but it's pretty easy to find...on the Jericho Turnpike in Garden City Park almost right across the street from Waldbaums (which is located in a shopping center).
The shelves you'll more than likely want are on the left. The front of the aisle contained some bombers of Stone, Rogue, and Ommegang. Aisle had a good amount of sixers...some NY beer(Brooklyn, Ommegang, Middle Ages, but no Blue Point - brewery is only about 20 minutes away), but a very good Rogue selection.
I picked up a Hop Wallop sixpack, a Flying Dog Horn Dog fourpack, and a Ruination bomber....total came to $29, so a little pricey. Stone bombers were $6.99 apiece, but the Rogue fell between 4-7, for the most part.
Service was alright...woman didn't want to sell me the Oaked Arrogant Bastard sixpack because of the price...didn't recommend spending so much on some beer, so she probably figured I looked young and was stupid about my selection.
If you're in the Mineola area and need something, stop by, but don't make a special trip from afar.
12-12-2006 00:37:48 |
More by JohnnyM2002
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This place is close to my office so it is very convenient.
A good selection of Belgians and English ales. Several nice west coast micros available as well as the standard local and national micro brands.
They do not frown upon mixing and matching bottles, which a lot of Long Island beer distributors do not allow. Also, bottles are labeled for individual sale, which enables you to sample without breaking the bank.
The prices are reasonable, and they run nice weekly specials on 12 packs.
A nice selection of gourmet sodas and glassware as well.
04-21-2006 04:31:24 |
More by plaid75
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I visited this location based on the prior two reviews and its proximity to my home and job. I was not expecting very much but was pleasantly surprised.
When visiting a store which bills itself the "Beverage Barn" one would expect that it would have most of the widely commerical available beers and a few unique brews. This was hardly the case.
The variety in the store was incredible. There were large quantities of beers from overseas along with many from microbreweries inclding quite a few that I had never heard of. They even had gluten free beer from a small brewery in Ramapo New York.
The store itself is immaculate and the bottles and shelves were not dusty in the slightest. I was approached by the owner himself who asked me questions about my preferences before recommending "off the beaten path" brews which would satisfy my taste.
The prices were quite reasonable - not as rockbottom as supermakrets when they have loss leaders, but nothing appeared to be out of whack with the average price in this area.
12-02-2005 19:04:25 |
More by ntorch
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I found this place on my way to a cousins house. Saw a big sign "Beverage Barn", figured I'd pull over and check it out. Good thing I did. I was very impressed with the selection. They have a full aisle (about 25-30 feet long) of craft and imported beer.
Before I knew it, I was in the store for 20 mins. My gf finally comes storming into the store yelling at me "it's just beer! what's taking so long!". haha, what was taking so long was the damn selection in this place!
The stock of craft beer is better than good. A couple of hard-to-gets that stood out were DFH 120 and WWS. But what really impressed me was the imported beer and the Belgians. Dude, this place is loaded. Let's start out by saying they had like 10 different Uniboues and about 5 different Ommegangs. Not to mention all the REAL Belgians: 3 Abbaye des Rocs, 2 La Chouffe (pale and dark), Delirium Nocturnum and Tremens, De Koninck, Westmalle, Piraat, and a lot more, but I just can't remember them all. Besides all these great beers, they also carried my fav, Fuller's Vintage Ale (2000 vintage). To say the least, I really like their selection.
Regarding the service, I had the same exact experience mdavis31481 had. The cashier asked for ID, and when he saw it was CT, he called the owner over. The owner then asked if I had Connecticut plates on my car. I said yes and he gave the OK for the cashier to continue with the transaction. I decided to chat with the owner a bit after this. I asked him what was with the unconventional license plate test, and he told me he got burned by undercover cops in the past. You can't blame him for checking ID's like that - he's only trying to protect his business. Anyway, he told me that he always carried such a wide selection and that if I wanted anything he didn't have, he'd surely get it for me.
Overall, this is a good beer store with an almost stellar selection, especially for a place that's so close to Queens.
10-05-2005 07:20:38 |
More by palma
quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Having recently returned to Long Island after a twelve year absence, I've been in search of a decent beer store nearby. I came across a listing for the Beverage Barn and seeing as it hadn't been reviewed I decided to take a gander.
The Beverage Barn is located next to Walgreen's near the intersection of Nassau Blvd. and Jericho Turnpike. They have a few parking spots in a lot next to the store. The building itself is little more than a nondescript warehouse. As you enter coolers are toward the right and the only beer isle worth perusing is to the left. Once in the isle, micros are to the right and English, Belgian, and German beers are to the left. I was agast to find many Ommegang brews stored on their sides. It was also quite perturbing to be lured by a sixpack of Victory HopWallop only to find it contained none of the advertised brew. Dust was noticeable on many of the beers.
The Beverage Barn stocks Southampton Secret Ale, but none of their other brews. When I asked about this they did offer to order some for me though. Victory, Ommegang, Dogfish Head, Brooklyn, Acme, Duvel, Ayinger, Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru, Westmalle, and others can be found. The import selection is much more impressive than the American craft beer selection.
As I walked to the counter to purchase a bottle of DFH 120 minute IPA I was asked for ID. As I presented my Maine ID I was shot a suspicious glance and the cashier soon left her station to seek assistance. The manager returned and looked me over. He eyebalded the ID once more, and then asked me if I had Maine plates on my car. When I responded in the affirmative he allowed the sale to continue. Overall, not a pleasant buying experience. I did give the Beverage Barn a 3.0 for service simply because they did offer to order additional Southampton brews.
In the future I will drive the extra 25-35 minutes to patronize Shoreline.
One more note. I rated the value as reasonable, but I am still adjusting to the price structure in NY. But for those of you familiar with the costs, Ommegang was $5.49 a 750 for the Abbey Ale. DFH 120 was $8.49 a 12oz. Most six packs were in the $8-12 range. It seems reasonable to me, but may be inexpensive or a bit pricey for others.
08-17-2005 19:29:47 |
More by mdavis31481
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