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$$ - reasonable
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16601 Northern Blvd
phone: (718) 539-4500
Reviews by ommegangpbr:
quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Of the beverage distributors I have been to thus far, this is my least favorite place... which is not to say that it's bad at all, it's just not exceptional in any way.
The quality is ok but not stellar. Very few prices are clearly marked, the organization isn't too wonderful... there is a pretty decent refridgerated selection but I've gotten a bad bottle from time to time.
The service has never impressed me. No one has ever gone out of his way to help me out, or let me know what's new (or old). The staff is efficient and reasonabley friendly but there's not much extra there. Every so often I'll receive a comment on my choice of purchase, but that's about all.
The selection is pretty solid. For the NYC region it's not stellar but any beer advocate will find something to make him or her happy.
Prices here are a bit higher than average in my experience. $6-$8 for 750mL bottles of Ommegang brews, $14.99 for a four pack of 11.2 ounce bottles of St. Bernardus 8, tripel and 12, $5 for Stone and Rogue bombers... nothing really outrageous but nothing compelling, price wise.
If I had a teleportation machine.. or a car... there are several places I'd choose before going here, but this place is the closest to where I live.
That being the case, it ain't too shabby.
07-19-2005 01:50:24 |
More by ommegangpbr
More User Reviews:
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This place is just...acceptable. I am actually surprised that there aren't many good beer store in this area (flushing, bayside, douglaston). Space is poorly used- when you first walk in, you feel like you are in home depot. Stacks and stacks of buds, coors, millers and a relatively small section of micros and european beer.
That section is small but still carries the necessary big names. (3 philosopher, duvel, some trappist ale, and other common ones you expect to see.)Staff are just there to scan the price and be the cashier. And don't expect them to give you any good advice. I cashed out a bottle of ayinger and askd him any good recommendation of witbier and hefeweizen. He told me ayinger is pretty good (wow that is quite useful...)
Anyway, I still think this place won't dissappoint you if you know what you want. Price is fair (but no surprizes). I know the staffs are trying their best. So far there aren't much competitors around so this is some place you don't want to miss.
12-13-2009 21:11:12 |
More by henryspam
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
although this place isnt run by "beer guys" they are making an effort. I live around the corner - and they want to be better in the beer community. I was very impressed that they are willing to go the extra mile for their customers. If they dont have something in stock - he will order it for you. My husband is a huge great divide IPA lover and he always puts a few 6ers away for him when they come in. when they get samples or new beers to try - they give them to their beer lovers - and ask us what we thought of the beer - which is always great.
He knows that thy have a poor use of space. he is trying to expand his Micros and imports - but the buds/coors of the world warrant him to have the prime space for their beers.
For those who live in the area - this is a great find - i wouldnt travel in for it.
09-15-2007 01:48:49 |
More by phunkykim
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Cramped feeling little place, in that beer near wasteland (IMHO) of Queens, NY. The good stuff is to the right as you enter, you will be able to find many of the typical/usual good beer selections available in the general area, Southampton, Omme, Bklyn, Rogue, Stone, Goose Island, DFH, Flying Dog. More decent stuff is kept cool in the rear coolers. No prices on anything which is annoying, what other business would put stuff out on their shelves w/o prices? They did have info stickers for many of the selections, which is a good thing. No need for a special trip here, just another decent place to find a reasonable amount of drinkable/B.A. worthy malt/hops/yeast/water products in the NYC area.
06-23-2007 14:00:15 |
More by Billolick
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
A decent beer place if you happen to be in the area. It's large, quite large, but most of that space is poorly used, or full of soda or cases of... bud, and the like. The section that IS devoted to good beer is on the smallish side. Still, a decent amount of stuff in there. Lots of Ommegang Brewery beers, Stone, Rogue, Long Trail, to name a few. I've found many a good beer in here.
Service is a bit lacking. The guys behind the counter are quiet. They'll scan things for you to tell you how much they are (another negative- I HATE lack of prices- such a pain) and every once in a while pipe up if they happen to like the beer, but they by no means go out of their way to help you, or suggest things to you. Nice guys, but not beer guys.
Prices are varied- some things are a great deal, some things are way too pricey for me. A good amount of fridged beers to be found in here as well. Overall, a good place to go if you know what you want, and you know they have it. Good, reliable beers. But I wish they had more going on in there.
07-25-2005 19:36:26 |
More by scooter231
Beverage Depot Limited in Flushing (Queens), NY