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Rt. 38 & Marter Ave.
phone: (856) 235-2273
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quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | $$
This is another one of my regular stops when I go on Jersey beer runs. They have a small selection of American craft and Belgian beers but nothing too exceptional. The prices are cheap(the hest prices anywhere even close for Deus) but nobody really knows anything about beer and what they have is limited in quantity. They used to have a larger selection of harder to come by beers and gift packs but recently this is not the case. The standard Avery, Great Divide, locals and Belgian beers. Beyond that there isn't much to speak of. Okay i guess if you're in a pinch and need a bomber or six pack but otherwise not much to talk about.
01-20-2011 10:18:21 |
More by corby112
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Quaility - a decent selection of quailty beers are here with a moderate to strong showing of breweries like Stone, Smuttynose, Weyerbacher, Victory, Chimay, Ayinger were present. Stones 13th anniversary and weyerbacher 14 were here so special one time off beers were accesible. Didnt spot any Archel or Rochefort though i may have just missed them, likewise didnt spot any Fantomes. Harder to find and smaller belgian breweries were lacking but overall some good american micro breweries from coast to coast were present. Considering its located in the dreaded south jersey black hole area, which is getting better, they do supply a modest showing of quality beers but rarer and harder to find stuff are lacking.
Service - Check out was good, fairly quick. Not sure if they have a dedicated beer person on the floor to help, didnt see any, so service seems to be limited to check out or finding a wandering employee that may be able to help.
Selection - decent selection as well, once again your basic staples are here (see quality). An isle 20 feet long or so of loosies as well a cold cooler for those impatient. Once again a decent offering maybe 150-200 tops of individual offerings, but should satisify most and the general craft drinker. once again dont expect aged jw lees or other sougth after beers. A good stop for the ave. craft drinker who buys sixers or wants a modest selection of quality singles.
Value - picked up a single of Ayinger Brau-weiss for 2 and change. Prices are about right, nothing that will make you drive long distance for or stock up on. seem to be on average for given area.
07-12-2009 18:57:30 |
More by beerthulhu
quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
A big clean square shaped building. Typical Booze and Wine for the most part, but have one large aisle of beer and a little section they added recently for overflow against the back wall. A good portion of the micros are kept in the freezer, which is nice. The selection varies from your typical mid-atlantic beers to some pretty good microbrews.
A nice 5 shelf section of the aisle is dedicated to 22 oz bombers and other various single bottle beers.
Overall though, I have had a few 6 packs that have been soured. I don't think they attract enough of the beer crowd to warrant such a varied selection. If the bottle looks dusty, leave it. That's been my rule of thumb around there.
The place even has a dunkin donuts inside it now. A good local beer store, nothing fancy. Looks better than it really is. The liquor prices are pretty good however the beer prices are a little steep for the local staples.
12-15-2007 18:47:21 |
More by ColForbinBC
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Martin's is easy to find (BONUS) and it is well kept. The outside and the inside are well maintained. Anywho- the beer!
A long wall of beers towards the back and to the left awaits. Behind the beer shelves is a cold box with basic stuff. Martin's does hold some surprises though! I snaggletoothed Allagash 10th Anniversary Wit, Heavyweight Biere de garde and some Rogue Santa Red! They had a ton of the stuff too! Plenty of whacky Belgian assortments and local beers like DFH, Victory, Weyerbacher...not the most impressive collection, mind you, just good quality stuff and a few left over surprises. This is a liquor store first and foremost. They arrange the wine with New Jersey Wineries in one section. That is a first in my book.
Martins is worth a hit if it's close by, otherwise, it's not worth a pilgramage. Beer wise, a few surprises, nada mas!
Went here again and picked up good ole Hennepin and Ommegang Witte for $5 a biggie. Cheap cheap. This place is well organized.
Pumpkin beers are already on the shelf.
07-20-2005 02:13:20 |
More by blitheringidiot
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
I only really saw a cooler case of beer. The shelf opposite the case was devoted to beer. Relative to the space given, the selection was pretty good. Smuttynose, some good Belgians, Rogue, Ommegang with their new Witte. I also saw the standard fair, but it didn't seem to be macro-oriented which is nice. Service was neither bad nor good. I was left alone til I bought, which is fine. I wouldn't go out of my way to get here, but I was in the area for work. A good place to stop if you live or work nearby. Guy at the register was very friendly.
06-09-2004 23:19:15 |
More by GeoffFromSJ
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
A short hop from my workplace, it's where I go more than most other establishments because I can fit the trip into a lunch break.
Once you make it through a rather nice selection of generic glassware, you come to the cold boxes on the left, and warm and singles to the right. All the macros are there, but so are Celebtrator, Optimator, and Salvator. Young's and Fuller's and the Irish contingent are present, with a nice spread of each in stock as a rule.
The Belgians aren't overly broad, but there's Chimay, Duvel, Orval, Corsendonk, and Kwak, as well as the requisite Lindeman's. Allagash always has some shelf space, bothers sixers and 750's, along with a few Rogue bombers. Most of the locals sit in the cold boxes, with what you'd expect from among Flying Fish, Stoudt's, Victory, River Horse, Dogfish Head, and others. There's also Sierra Nevada, Anchor, and Smuttynose, and more unnamed.
Imports are decent, as mentioned, with Ayinger tops among the warm Germans.
One nice element is that this is one of the few places near me that carries Deus. It's good to know it can be gotten easily.
Service can be tough to find, and when you do find a person, they're going to be thinking about wine the whole time you're asking about beer. They do have some basic knowledge, but no more than most us will bring into the place ourselves. They're friendly, just not real beer-oriented.
Overall, it's a solid stop. While a touch limited compared to some other more local places, it's an easy one to get to and back out of.
05-03-2004 16:50:06 |
More by Foxman
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4
This is the only liquor store that I have ever seen that has a Dunkin Donuts inside. I saw this big building from the highway and just had to stop and take a look even though I thought it would be packed to the ceiling with cases of Coors. Nice surprise though. After walking past the creepy suit of armor in the vestebule, I could see that this is a pretty big store, with a huge selection of wines and liquors and a pretty good beer selection (one of the better ones I've seen in South Jersey). A nice long row of refriderator cases carry a good assortment of macros, micros and imports. There were some German brews that I had not previously seen before in my particular area (Central NJ). The shelves across from the fridges carried mostly Belgians, and a good variety at that (I didn't see any Westys though). This place carries some general glassware as well. I didn't find anything exceptional about the service.
This is probably one of the better places to go if you're near Cherry Hill, and it's worth stopping even if just to see a Dunkin Donuts inside of a liquor store.
09-07-2004 18:47:36 |
More by Beastdog75
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
This used to be my go to spot.
Q: Martins is exceptionaly clean and organized. And what is really nice is the majority of their beers are cold. (Ready to drink).
Ser: The quality of this place is pretty good. The people who work there are okay..not the friendliest people I've met, but if you are going there to buy beer and not talk beer it's fine. As for their knowledge in the beer they sell; they are more acustomed to Miller Lite and Coors.
Sel: The selection is really pretty big. I have never gone in and they not had what I wanted. When you go in plan on staying for 45 minutes or so. And like I said above, the majority of it is already nice and cold.
07-29-2007 18:28:49 |
More by gkatsoris
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
To sum it up:
fairly exceptional beer selection for the area: one of the few places I've found around South Jersey that routinely carries all current and seasonal Brooklyn Beers (just notable, doesn't make the place amazing), an above average assortment of pan-European brews, and the standard choices of regional offerings. They do happen to have decent singles available like Schlenkerla and Dogfish Head's uber-alco-jacked experiments.
there's a Dunkin' Donuts inside the store (once again, just notable)
Their prices across the board, I feel, are slightly more expensive than the majority stores around here, due in part, I could only guess, to the affluent areas it sits between. I once casually looked down on the bottom shelf an spied several six-packs of EKU 28 for only $12.99! The moment this computed in my brain (good deal!), a gentleman pulled up with his shopping cart and promptly loaded all 4 six-packs in and sped away. Next week it was $17.99 (exception to the norm). Worth a look, at any rate, if you're near.
04-30-2010 03:37:08 |
More by Bouleboubier
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Nice find in South Jersey, an easy drive for me from outside Philly. I normally would go to the Foodery, but being that I was informed of 9 bottles of Westy 12 here, I headed here. I did not leave disappointed. Got two Westy's among about 8 or 9 other bottles of stuff I am yet to try.
Nice selection of Belgian singles. As far as singles go, they are not outstanding but do have some good and hard to find beers. Rogue was well represented as well. Decent selection of lambics too. Lots of great beers in 6 packs...big selection there, though they will not break them up for you.
Service was OK, nothing spectacular. They are quick to help you find anything you need. If you are looking for a crazy selection of wine and especially liquors, go to Martin's. They have just about everything, with an interesting glass case of rare aged cognacs.
All in all, a big place that surprisingly has some great beers within. Worth checking out, especially as long as the Westy 12 and 8's are there.
11-01-2003 21:29:58 |
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