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209 Liberty Sq
phone: (203) 899-9937
(Place added by: Billolick on 11-23-2009)
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| Reviews: 13
Reviews by BeerFan95:
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped in yesterday for the first time, after hearing about it on this site. A nice little bottle shop. A really good selection of beers, including a lot of stuff from Rogue, Avery, & Stone. Some of the Rogue beers I never even heard of, mainly stuff from the Chatoe line of beers.. A good mix of bombers, six pack cans and bottles. I found some beers from the Harpoon 100 series. Staff was polite and helpful. I found the prices mostly on the reasonable side, some beers seemed a little high to me. Since it is so close to the Gingerman, this place will be a must visit when every I am in the area.
07-11-2010 15:24:42 |
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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
This store was great. It was my first time to visit it and it was beyond my expectation. The gentleman working the store was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful in making some suggestions. The store had a good selection, not too big to be overwhelming and definitely not too small, but just right. It was very well curated. I was in Norwalk for the day, from BK, NY, and will be stopping there anytime I am passing through CT on I-95. The prices were fantastic. Most stores in my area of BK are way overpriced and the people working them general are useless when it comes to talking beer and picking things out.
09-21-2013 19:36:42 |
More by mrchrisray
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped here while my wife was in Darien having "work" done. Not to far off of 95 (exit 14 maybe?) Not super familiar with the area. The small town on the other side of the draw bridge looks nice; the location of this store not so much. But don't let the outside detract you. It is a small shop but good selection especially in the sour and belgian department. The owner certainly knows his beer. He seems to get good allocations from his distributors. I'd stop here if you want to add a few to the cellar.
08-31-2013 13:13:29 |
More by DanE
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I'm not from Norwalk. I'm from the Boston area and was visiting family in the area. Great little place tucked over the river from South Norwalk (SoNo?) in an old school New England collection of businesses on the first floors of two to three floor buildings. GPS got me there fine. As you walk in wine is up front, but, more importantly, beer is in the coolers on the right wall. Five doors of quality craft stuff cold and a sweet collection of bombers on the deep wall, next to a cooler of select, chilled bombers (and growlers!). East and West Coast represented well. That night I had a taste for hops and rich malts so I left with a bomber of Lucky 13 from Lagunitas and a Double Bastard from Stone. They had quality east coast beers from Sixpoint, Brooklyn, Berkshire Brewing, and DogFishHead among others. In terms of very local, I regret not picking up some Sea Hag IPA in cans. I wasn't in a Belgian mood that evening, but they had an equal amount of domestic and imported Belgian styles to choose from if you had an urge for something yeastier. It being on the cusp of winter, they had plenty of quality stouts, too. I think I may stop in again before we leave town. It's a credit to the area to have such a fine store in their neighborhood. Thanks to fellow BA'rs for posting about this place and helping me find it.
12-09-2012 02:14:52 |
More by guezarka
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Located in a tiny plaza about a 15-20 minute walk from the South Norwalk Metro North station, Ninety 9 Bottles was a bit of a gem of a beer store.
It's not very large, probably the size of a large living room, but has a good selection of beers and some liquors as well.
The floors are wooden and even creak (for the New England experience I guess since it's also right next to a river). The place is pretty dimly lit, but it matches the rest of the atmosphere.
The quality of the beers is pretty good; I found a good selection of quality beers unavailable in NYC. Similarly, the selection was actually quite good (especially considering the size of the store). I saw lots of Allagash, DFH, Southern Tier, and Ommegang to list names. Also, the guy that runs the store (just a guess) was really nice and seems like he knows his beers. I'm quite confident he has answers for any questions. In fact, he even gave me a free glass at the checkout.
In all, since I'm assuming Norwalk is a pretty small place, this is probably the place to go for beer.
02-15-2012 22:14:26 |
More by ballmouse
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
A - A cool spot complete with creaky hardwood floors and some New England bay breeze... A bit difficult to find even if the GPS brought me right to it... Mixed in with a bunch of old storefronts... A bit dark inside with 2/3 of the small floor plan dedicated to wine and booze...
Q - Quaint and well stocked... You should move some bottles around and some gems are hidden in back of other bottles...
Ser - Good service... The guy working during my visit was knowledgeable and happy to discuss the merits of brews not available to me back in PA (also admitting he was jealous we got Bell's and he didn't)...
Sel - The packed a lot into the small floor plan... I was on the prowl for CT locals and wasn't disappointed... I walked out with an array of Berkshire, Cisco, Captain Lawrence, and New England Brewing, though nothing to rare...
V - Everything was reasonable priced and they offered a 10% discount on 10 or more bombers... I walked out with 12 bombers/growler and a mixed 6-pack for under a hundred bucks...
07-28-2011 22:39:15 |
More by philbe311
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Trekked out to this place tracking down a personal want for me which was Ghandi Bot.
Located in a small collection of stores, kind of easy to miss. Looks like your typical liquor store, lots of cold stuff, wine, warm crafts in the back wall.
Good selection. All the usuals. Didnt really see much import craft, but I wasn't scrutinizing the selection either. Saw several versions of Southern Tier and others that I've never seen in NYC/NJ and I shop alot. Also most all prices were ~2$ less for same bottle in NYC/NJ. I didn't really have time to peruse because I had to get back to work.
Getting 2 4pks of Ghandi was well worth the trip. Definitely will be back to get more Ghandi and check out their other stuff.
06-25-2011 13:21:02 |
More by beenitty
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Just got an online order in from these folks, and everything went smoothly. One bottle I ordered was out-of-stock, but they were great about calling to let me know and substituting in a different beer.
Their website could be a little easier to navigate; I might have ended up buying more stuff if it had been easier to look at all the beers they had in a central location. The server also felt glacially slow.
Shipping was pretty speedy via FedEx, and the the 750s came in a cardboard holder box that didn't require any bubble wrap. Everything was nice and secure, though.
The prices for both the beer and the shipping seemed reasonable to me. I got two Imperial Stout Troopers and a can of Gandhi-Bot for around $35, then shipping ran at another $18-20. Certainly not cheap, but I've seen shipping costs that were way worse.
Overall: I'd be comfortable doing another mail order from them, and I'd recommend them to anyone looking to have New England brews shipped their way.
01-19-2011 14:43:15 |
More by whartontallboy
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
great place my local shop now... wish we had more stores like this in the area... just picked some of the stout troopers !!! great selection of bombers and i love the mix-a-six... any special request are not a problem and u can order on line and have it shipped...also free delivery... prices are very fare... the staff there is always help full and take the time to chat it up if you choose to do so...highly recommend anyone in the area to stop and see for yourself... If CT wasn't such a pain to sell beer in i wouldn't have to travel to NY for the good stuff they can't carry
01-13-2011 01:19:31 |
More by ZDOMEZ
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Solid selection for a small store. Was really happy to find Espresso Oak Aged Yeti stout for $8.99. They also regularly get in Ghandi Bot... but they were out now :(
Picked up a Great Divide Fresh Hop which I'm about to crack. Other good finds were a Great Divide Fresh Hop for $7.99, Lagunitas Lil Sumpin' Wild Ale for $4.99, Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA for $4.99. Drayman's Porter Growler from Berkshire Brewing Company for $8.99 was a good deal too. The only think I'd suggest you stay away from is the Elm City six packs.... bleh.
Worth a stop by if you're in the Norwalk area, close to the drag and Ginger Man
11-09-2010 02:34:45 |
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