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$$ - reasonable
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138 Pleasant St
phone: (207) 729-9835
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I'll start with what this place doesnt have- Uncle Tom's is NOT a flashy store with a nice deli, large shopping selection or other take out food. What they lack they make up in character- Beer, porn, novelty toys (snakes in a can, fake arms), jerky, smokes and random- shit I forgot to get toilet paper/milk. That is it.
They have the largest selection of Belgian beers I have seen in Maine and many, many local favorites and the largest selection of porn (outside of a sex shop) that I have seen in Maine (both on DVD and magazines).
If in there area, worth the stop- never know what you will find.
01-24-2012 02:50:38 |
More by LostTraveler
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Uncle Tom's is the ultimate one stop shop for pretty much every (legal) adult only product out there! This is the only place I have ever been where I can pick up an Allagash Curieux, a pack of Camels, pretty much any dirty magazine in existence and top off the purchase with a delightful hodge podge of beef jerky (what can I say, the wife was out of town and I wanted to get my party on).
Seriously though, I love shopping at Uncle Tom's. It's a family owned, totally authentic Maine store where you are as likely to run into local wino as you are a professor from Bowdoin. Although it's located right on the main drag of Route 1 it is slightly hard to find as it's in a non-descript building and the sign is slightly small, fairly old and basically looks like it has been hanging outside since 1978.
Don't let the exterior fool you though, the beer selection inside is top notch. They have pretty much every Allagash out there, Jolly Pumpkin, Rock Art and Red Racer to name a few North American brews as well as really solid variety of high end imports from Belgium and Germany. Prices are lower then other quality beer stores in the area making this a great stop on the way to/from midcoast Maine.
So to sum up Uncle Tom's...great beer selection, good prices, really friendly service and an outstanding medley of smut. Does it get any better then that? Not in my book.
10-13-2010 01:35:13 |
More by Chowdahead
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Really the only place in Brunwick to get a full range of craft beer to take home (Lion's Pride is just down the road).
There is of course a few places nearby or next door in Thopsham. Yes they don't have the mainstream belgians here but do have cantillon, and some others.
They do have a nice abundace of Red Racer both IPA and the Pale Ale and seem to be the only place close by that keeps it in stock.
They actually have quite the selection and are willing to get what they don't have if possible for you.
Place is deffinately retro 70's as the other reviewer stated don't be suprised at the 70's decor but in some ways is part of the charm (perhaps).
Not much for parking but if in need of some craft check it out.
02-13-2010 02:02:52 |
More by Casey10
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Uncle Tom's used to be the only place in Brunswick you could get a top-notch six pack of beer, beef jerky, and a dirty magazine. Well, it's still the only place you can get all three of the above, but the supermarkets and new local beer stores have since gotten hip to the craft beer movement.
Initially Uncle Tom's seems like a dirty (-minded) convenience store until you take a walk down the left wall, where you'll find a great selection of cold craft beer, along with the usual macros and retros. All of the Maine and most of the New England craft brews are well-represented, with some beers from Brooklyn, Dogfish Head, Victory and Stone (plus others I'm forgetting). Lots of Allagash. Disappointingly no Smuttynose, but a good selection of smut... International offering is okay, but it could be improved with the addition of more Belgians such as St. Bernardus, Westmalle, or Rochefort.
Though its prices aren't the best in town, Uncle Tom's will always hold a special place in my heart. It will remain the only store I know of in Maine that I can leave with delicious beer, unhealthy snack-food, an offensive bumper-sticker and filthy reading material.
05-31-2009 03:01:23 |
More by dasenebler
Uncle Tom's Market in Brunswick, ME