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165 Deer St
phone: (603) 436-5854
(Place added by: bewareOFpenguin)
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| Reviews: 29
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $
Decided to check out based on reviews from BA site. Not the most inviting looking of places but who cares. Stopped in and ended up stocking up on a few cases of local brews before heading back home to MA. Service was nonexistent and pretty much ignored you which I'm fine with, I didnt stop in to make friends... Guessing they wouldn't have been much help anyways. Selection was good and case prices for the local brews was great - ended up spending quite a bit more than intended, but that's okay.
Recommend for the decent selection and good 12/24 pricing for the local brews...
02-02-2011 18:11:11 |
More by arktos
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
Gary's is a simple, no frills beer store. Service was limited to people working the registers but they were pleasant enough and if its not too busy you may even be able to get them to help you if needed. They have a good selection of local microbrews, some imports, and a decent selection of US craft brews. Smuttynose, Long Trail, Haproon, Geary's, Shipyard, Rogue, DFH and Unibroue were all represented in some way. If its available in NH its probably here. If you're able to visit frequently enough then you're sure to find some real bargians. I wouldn't go out of my way to come here but be sure to stop by if you're in the area.
09-23-2006 22:00:50 |
More by mnj21655
quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | $$
I went to Gary's for the first time yesterday. A dank dirty warehouse style store. My wife was afraid to go in.The inside is reasonable but fairly cramped.
The selection is the best I've seen in Southern NH hands down. Certainly anemic relative to MA, but for a local place it's great.
There was a clerk moving a lot of kegs out. He kept on passing by me and was very friendly. The cashiers on the other hand were very grumpy and unhappy.
Maybe it was the beers that I selected, but the prices didn't impress me. They seemed pretty standard for the area. I purchase a six pack of Harpoon IPA for my wife, an Allagash 4 and a Berkshire Lost Sailor bomber for $23.25. I really don't consider that a bargain.
So, if you don't mind being treated like dirt, and don't mind paying standard prices for a place that should be fairly inexpensive, Gary's is the place to go for variety in southern NH.
10-31-2010 20:10:03 |
More by beancounter
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
gary's has a decent selection of microbrews both in six packs and bombers. dont expect to get any help or enjoy the atmosphere at all. they pretty much supply the product for sale and not much more. they give an honest price imo and have good beer. i go here when i want a decent beer but don't feel like going far for it. they also sell kegs and have a massive beverage selection of not just beer.
overall, its a good place to go and get beer if you know the beers and don't feel like getting into a conversation with anyone. get it, get beer, get out.
12-22-2011 20:37:17 |
More by 11millsown113
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $
Just a quick note: I'm local and visit Gary's often. The certainly have the best selection in the Portsmouth area, and it is certainly among the least expensive beer shops I've ever visited. It's also a place for cigarettes and lottery purchases. The ladies behind the counter are awesome... they may not know the ins and outs of all the beer, but they know what's new!
I want to add that if you go to the back of the store, there are often additional cases that are not featured in the coolers or on any shelves. They acquire beer for local restaurants, so Kingfisher and Singha are back there. There are often some gems to be found... (I'll edit this to add some next time I swing over.) Last... there are often Shipyard seasonal cases going for as little as $11.99 at the end of any 'seasonal' run.
03-21-2007 19:54:35 |
More by troutbumnh
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $
I don't have a lot to add that others haven't said already (i.e., it's a no frills kind of place w/decent prices). But, if you're looking for a good selection of Unibroue, this is a great place. I've been able to find virtually all of their beers at one time or another. If you're looking for DFH, Brooklyn, and the regional brews you can find them here but not necessarily a great variety of each brewery is represented. Decent variety of German, Belgian, and British beers and they're happy to order pretty much anything for you if you ask.
10-29-2007 00:49:32 |
More by lowbrau68
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $
I've been going to Gary's for years now. It has gotten much better over that time. As others have said, it is a deceptive place. It looks like a corner convenience store. But their selection has gotten progressively better. It is not a Tully's or Enoteca or a Carl's Meat Market in terms of variety but way, way above average with very good prices.
It does take some time to find what you want. They have a small set of shelves in the front area with their esoteric choices and another set of shelves way in the back with even more choices. And then amongst all of the stacks of cases of common domestics, with a bit of spelunking, there are all kinds of variety from most of the the East Coast craft brewers.
For me, it is a great combination of selection and price. It is my first choice.
09-11-2009 18:00:57 |
More by bpkengor
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
While not the "best" stop in Portsmouth, it's not the "worst" either.
A) It's just a metal shell building, with some coolers along one wall and stacks and stacks of beer on the other. No fancy decorations, but we're there for the beer... right?
Q) As far as I could tell, the beers were reasonably fresh. None of the beers I looked at were beyond their expiration date (if one was given)
S) Don't go in here looking for someone who can help you select a beer. I've never once been asked if I needed help, or a recommendation. Not a big deal for me, since I know what I like, and usually know what I'm looking for.
S) Decent selection. Good enough selection that I'll stop in whenever I'm in town. Only gripe is that some of the things aren't clearly marked with a price.
V) Prices seem on par with other beer stores. Where this place shines is in it's 12/24 pricing. Case of Smuttynose for $23? I can live with that.
05-04-2011 23:58:23 |
More by Jeffers
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $
I was visiting my friend in Portsmouth and asked him where I could get a decent selection of beers. The only place that came to his mind was Gary's Beverages, which turned out to offer more than I expected.
Looks and feels like a typical corner store, but it's deceptively deep (as in long) and features a whole wall of domestic bottled beer, in addition to the typical corner store cooler fare. You can get several different brews by the pack (four bottles) or singles of large bottles (a pint or more). Prominently displayed are selections of numerous Sam Adam's ales and Smuttynose big bottles.
If you're in a hurry, it's a good place to find a nice selection.
09-02-2009 13:09:05 |
More by SteveS1
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