Gary's Wine & Marketplace
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Reviews by Nutleybeer:
4.5/5 rDev +12.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I happened to have stumbled upon this place the other day...wow, pretty impressive.
First things first, a vast wine and alcohol selection...it is a true market, where they sell food, cheese, etc...offer wine tastings and sell glasses, etc...fresh coffee too
From a beer perspective...it may not be the largest beer selection I have ever seen, but it is a quality selection....many Belgian, German, English, etc, brands I have never seen before...
One of the only places I have ever seen Climax beer available...
They carry all the NJ micro stuff, Flying Fish, Cricket Hill, Climax, Ramstein, etc...
Good choice of countrywide microbrews too...unique stuff I have never seen in other stores...many upstate NY and New England brand names
A good selection of single bottles available as well....which allows you to sample a style before investing in the six pack...
Great place...I hope to be in the area more often and if so, I found my new beer store.
04-05-2007 00:04:48 | More by Nutleybeer
More User Reviews:
3.89/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Good selection here with a nice online site. Ordered some beer online, and did part pick-up, part delivery.
My biggest gripe is that they seemed to be very snotty and almost looked down upon people for buying beer instead of wine, which I found very offensive. You would think they would treat customers buying several hundred dollars worth of items better.
I never recieved my full order. I wasn't charged for things I didn;t get, but they never even told me that they couldn't find certain items. Face one fact: If you aren't buying wine, they don't care. Won't buy from them again, as I found a better place.
Prices weren't unreasonable.
12-18-2011 04:07:57 | More by Vylo
3.15/5 rDev -21.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is a interesting place, the way it's laid out. You walk in from the parking lot and the check out is off to the left. I feel as if I entered directly into the center of the store. As you walk a little further, going right, they have a huge selection of different cheeses that you can pair with your wine or beer. They also have a huge selection of hard liquor but that doesn't interest me since I'm here for the beer. While you keep walking, you think you have an idea of where the beer is located but you come across a huge selection of wine. (Wish it was beer). Off to the side are another set of registers. Finally, a glimpse of hope, I see a beer sign! I never thought I'd be so happy to see a macro fluorescent beer sign!
I walked down a isle and the beer shelf is discovered. They have a decent selection of Belgian beer, bombers, some beer I haven't seen in other stores, six packs, cases of beer on the next shelf. They also have a little section of craft beer cans at the end of the isle, on the right side. Then the fridge of beers, thay have a decent selection of cold beers.
This place is nice, nice atmosphere and a interesting layout. The beer shelf is a little unorganized. Some beers have no prices next to them and are in random order; some prices are completely confusing with two prices next them.
I had no one ask if I needed help. They had plenty of people working there, not even a peep towards me. I heard two workers chatting while they were working, which I don't have a problem with. As I walked away from their chatter, I overheard another conversation of workers who were bickering over a register that was going to be short. A few F words were overhead, no big deal but when you are treated as if you're a ghost; that does not fair too well.
When I was walking around, I heard a guy who was setting up for a Samuel Adams tasting mention my Samuel Adams shirt. We chatted and I was kind of shocked he worked there, since he was very pleasant. We were talking and then a Samuel Adams representative showed up. We all conversed for a little bit and I had some Adams to try. This place would have a failing grade, for customer service, from me, if they didn't have this setup.
Overall, nice selection; not the best. A few things I can't get from my normal shop. Mainly due to the customer neglect, I told the checkout cashier no thanks for their discount card, as I don't see myself going out of my way, to come back.
07-26-2011 08:14:20 | More by 9InchNails
3.53/5 rDev -12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Came here on May 21. This store is a sprawling place and is packed mostly with wine. The beer selection is all the way in the back. A big peeve was that they don't break six-packs which always bothers me. They were nice but i'm not sure how much the employees knew about their beer.
There was some Tilted Smile, Fort Collins, Terrapin, Climax growlers and various NE breweries. No Founders to be seen. They had BA shelf tags which was cool. Selection seemed pretty decent. Prices seemed reasonable but don't come here for singles.
05-28-2011 19:14:24 | More by papat444
4.15/5 rDev +3.5%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Very good selection for my neighborhood place (1 town over). Lots of Stone, Rogue, Southern Tier, Avery, Green Flash, Great Divide, tons of Belgian beers, some Stoudts, Hoppin' Frog, Chimay, He'Brew, Founders, Victory, plus many others. Large refrigerator section and a long isle of warm. Previous beer guy (Sebastien) was very helpful putting stuff aside. New guy is Vlad and he seems helpful over email/phone so far. Definitely the best place around in a several town radius and worth a trip if you're not too far.
06-08-2009 19:05:36 | More by nyrangerfan
3.7/5 rDev -7.7%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
I went to gary's today since I saw it reviewed on BA. Good selection but a bit pricey. Six packs were $1 or 2 more than my usual place in Boonton. Cases were a little more than some other places that I have been to as well. Good place but I won't be making the trip down there too often as I can get most of the same brews in Boonton at a better price. I saw DFH 90 for $60 and Clipper City Loose Cannon for $9.00+ a sixer. I have seen both of these in other places for less. I pick up a bomber of Yeti Oak aged since I haven't seen this anywhere else. It was about 8.60 and a case of DFH 60 for $36 plus tax which I think is a little high.
05-21-2009 02:33:16 | More by beerbully
3.75/5 rDev -6.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've been driving around New Jersey to better BA bottle shops for the past couple of weeks and this second visit to a Gary's is among the better places I've visited.
I'm after the rare and unusual (capt. lawrence in NJ) and while I didn't find anything incredibly unusual, I was able to pick up a couple of bottles of the new Victory Wild Devil.
The guy stocking beers on the shelf as I was browsing didn't offer any help and I give them low marks on the service.
The selection is nice and if you're passing through the state and want to pick up some Climax and other regional beers, this is a good bet. I was also able to find Smuttynose 2008 Big A IPA on the shelf which I didn't see at other NJ bottle shops.
03-26-2009 01:56:18 | More by Yetiman420
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Gary's Wine & Marketplace in Madison, NJ
90 out of 100 based on 24 user ratings.