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Kappy's Fine Wine & Spirits
$$ - reasonable
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10 Revere Beach Pkwy
phone: (781) 395-8888
(Place added by: JohnnyP)
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Reviews by taez555:
quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
You cant miss this place as its two stories tall at the busy intersection between Somerville, Medford and Everett. Inside is your typical warehouse style liquor store. Shelves all around the store fill with wine, liquor and coolers along the back wall.
As for the beer selection, coolers focus mostly on macros but a good portion still has a mix of micros and imports with a slightly smaller selection of regional micros/craft. Single beer selection is delegated to one small half isle. Theres a good mix of Belgian, English, German and American Craft with a rather impressive and large selection of Unibroue beers in 750mls and 4 packs. All prices are comparable to others in the Boston area, and I was bit surprised to see Harpoon 100 barrel $1 cheaper than most stores. Nothing outstanding, but still not to bad.
They whole right side of the store is dedicated to cases, but for the most part its macro land.
As with most warehouse style stores they have a wide selection of wine and liquor with lots of those glasses included liquor gift packs.
For such a big place its a shame they dont add a second floor and up the inventory, but still, decent selection if youre in the area, but not worth going out of your way for.
12-20-2006 20:54:42 |
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More by hockeypuck
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
Kappy's is a mini-chain with mostly mall stores. This one seems to be in the middle of nothing, but at an important intersection, with a lot of traffic passing through (but not stopping) every day. This makes for an interesting mix of a blue-collar neighborhood store and an eclectic upscale selection of beer and booze. The beer guy, when you can find him, is very helpful and attentive. But the rest of the store is undifferentiated. Craft area is small but has a lot of imports and locals represented, with some unusual finds on the shelf as well. Prices are somewhat on the high end for Boston, but not by much. Certainly can do worse. Don't expect pampered service or new releases simply showing up on the shelves. Case area is much bigger than craft and most of it is BMC+. I did not see a lot of interesting 12s on the floor, but I only had limited time and did not peruse every row. Definitely worth looking in once in a while to perhaps spot a rare gem and also worth checking for elusive releases. Prices are slightly above average for the state, but not outrageously so.
PS: Note that a long time passed since the last review and the store selection has changed significantly (although the service is still mediocre at the register).
07-26-2013 20:52:42 |
More by VictorWisc
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I stopped in here this past weekend while in town. My gps got a little confused at the busy intersection in front of this store so I was in the wrong lane as I drove past the store and had to circle around. So if you've been to a Kappy's before you know its got that liquor supermarket feel to it so walking in I wasn't expecting much, I'm glad I was surprised. Beer is off in the back right hand corner a couple of shelves of bombers, a couple more warm sixers, many cooler doors. Decent selection, I found some dark intrigue on the shelf. The beer guy came over and we started talking beer. A couple of minutes into our conversation and I've got a Firestone 15 in my hand from out back. Prices seemed reasonable for the area. The only negative aspect was the unfriendly, I hate my job and I'm going to take it out on you attitude I got from the cashier. I'd go back if I was in the area again.
12-09-2011 00:22:30 |
More by johnnnniee
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I am surprised at the low rating here, but reading the previous review it seems like they've made changes.
very good bomber selection, I picked up some Double Bastard there once, good 12 pack selection, Smuttynose mixed twelver was nice. Prices seem pretty reasonable as well. 12 Pack selection is one of the larger I have seen anywhere I can remember.
More bombers than most Kappys I've been in worth a stop by if you are around there. I actually really like the place. Good set up as well.
I haven't really got to talking to any of the staff, so I can't really comment on that.
07-02-2010 00:10:07 |
More by Pittsburgh
quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Wow. What a transformation. I've lived next to this Kappy's for 4 years now and over the past year the new beer buyer has changed things. What used to be a few "craft" six packs has turned into a wall of six packs, two walls of 750's and recently they included a tiny cooler in the beer area so you don't have to rummage through all the Buds/Coors cooler space.
They've priced everything aggressively in that I haven't found any place more reasonable. Marty's, Winchester, and Downtown all have larger selections but you pay for it dearly. Here the prices are a few dollars less that its major competitors.
On the service front I haven't ever been approached by a salesperson. I may just look like I know what I want or they notice me on BA with my phone checking out ratings. Nothing of concern, this place a discount bin for beer geeks and people buying $15 750s don't necessarily need someone to sell them anything.
Well done new Kappy's beer buyer guy. Someday I will meet you.
06-21-2010 21:02:50 |
More by TheAdamBomb
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have to give credit to the new beer buyer at this location (unfortunately didn't catch his name)...he's certainly turned the craft beer & imports selection around. What 6 months ago used to be a small wall of run-of-the-mill beers is now a larger section of the store stocked w/ the likes of Troegs, Smutty's Big Beers, Lagunitas, Rogue, Stone, The Tap, etc...
Most of the standard regional craft brews are located in the refrigerated section (some are scattered about, so be sure to walk the entire back wall). The real change is located on the right side of the store, where a row of more obscure (for the area) sixers are sitting next to an improved selection of imported belgians and lambics. The shelves behind that now carry a great selection of bombers.
If you've got easy access to Liquor World in Porter Sq. or Downtown Wine & Spirits in Davis Sq, this Kappy's wouldn't compete in terms of craft beer selection...but it's well-above-average selection, central location, large parking lot, and decent prices make this my stop of choice when I'm looking to get some good beer quickly.
04-18-2009 20:19:57 |
More by tallmikeG
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I've only been in here twice, but I think that the rating doesn't reflect what Kappy's carries, especially compared with most of the packies in the area. A back wall with beer fridges is pretty well stocked, although it doesn't seem to be well-organized. There's another aisle or so of craft beer, too, and it's pretty impressive to a recent MA transplant. The selection elsewhere in the Medford area doesn't seem to be too great, and these are all new beers to me, so I'm happy. Other than the terrible intersection at which it is located, Kappy's is a good goto store.
01-28-2009 21:17:18 |
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