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AJ's Fine Foods
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
20050 N 67th Ave
phone: (623) 537-2300
(Place added by: Boilermaker88)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 17
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This place has a decent selection, but nothing special in any way. They offer the standard selections: Alesmith, Stone, Sierra Nevada, a few Trappist selections, St. B., ect. While you may not find anything rare or special releases here, this is an affordable place with a decent selection. It can be difficult to get service at this location at times, there used to be a special beer guy that worked at this location but he has since moved to the Arcadia AJ's location. If you live around this store, hit it up, otherwise hit up something closer.
02-05-2011 07:33:44 |
More by jeffaz02t
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
AJ's is my Mecca! The quality of the beer selection in this store is exceptional. Being a northwestern Phoenix resident, I was estatic to find out an AJ's was being built 3 miles from my home!
The service has been good although the attitude of the beer guy on duty the day I came back from Portland was less than stellar. He got a little surly when I asked if they could bring in Bridgeport Brewing Company samples. He muttered something along the lines of "Don't we bring in enough of a selection?" I got over it and continue to go back there.
The selection is outstanding as I would guess there is nearly 300 different brews to chose from. I have not been to the ledgendary Tops on the eastside of the greater Phoenix area so AJ's in the tops in my books!
JonPol is the guy that m ade this a great stop but he has long since moved on and i rarely come here anymore. Overall they still have a decent selection of beer although nowhere near what other specialty shops offer. Service is still pretty good. Bottom line is that it is the guy in charge of buying the beer that makes a smaller place special!
04-11-2004 23:57:23 |
More by arizcards
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Quality is probably the best thing about this liquor store, very nice and well organized. Service was no where to be found, however I didn't really need any. I have to say, I was dissapointed by the selection. Being from MN, there wasn't all that much of an exciting selection that I couldn't get elsewhere. Really just the AleSmith, Alaskan, and some Stone, but they were over-priced and there was acutally more of a selection at Bevmo, which I suggest going to if you're in the area, seeing as how they're right down the street.
01-08-2010 01:12:34 |
More by AdmiralDiaz
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Q: Not too shabby...reminded me of a Whole Foods out here in California with about the same quality of beer to choose from.
S: Nothing too special...but an employee was there to help us with questions.
S: Coming from California...the selection was a change of pace for me. A lot of Great Divide stuff mixed in with some other local breweries. Oh yeah, a lot of dogfish head as well.
Overall: A better version of Bevmo...but nothing out of this world. Picked up a Oaked Aged Yeti for about 8 or 9 bucks...which was pretty awesome. Visit this place if you have some free time. Cheers!
03-25-2009 05:51:46 |
More by OlieIPA
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
After just moving to AZ this find was a life-saver. Stopped in just to get some cheese and bread and walked out with a cart full of beer. They carry alot of Cali brands such as Stone, Port, Lost Abbey, and sometimes Russian River. They also have Great Divide and Oskar Blues and other stuff from Colorado I had never seen before. They have a very nice selection of Belgians as well. Prices are pretty good, but if you are in the area its definately worth the stop, however I don't think its worth making a trip for.
04-16-2009 16:17:49 |
More by snpub540
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I saved some money from a Spring Training game from not buying an $8 pint of beer, but instead decided to redistribute that money (and a little more) at this establishment. AJ's is a gourmet store with a number of fine artisan products, including beer. All the beer is chilled in a cool box and looked fresh, well-organized to boot. Some good stuff, good selection of bombers and single bottles. Beers like Handbryggeriet, Westmalle, Black Boss Porter, Trumer Pils, Unibroue, Okocim, St. Bernardus...good American craft beer selection too (Stone, Lagunitas, Big Sky, Leinenkuegel). Beers were a little more expensive than other establishments I visited in greater Phoenix.
One could go here exclusively for beer, but Total Wine is just down the street and has a better selection while being less expensive. Better to go here for one-stop shopping for artisan food products and artisan beer.
03-10-2009 01:57:50 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Shadow of its former self. Still decent selection, but finding more expired stuff here as of late. Wine seems to be creeping into the floor display area more often.
You can get good guidance if you need it. Most stock is refrigerated. Parking is ample. Very convenient location right off the 101 at 67th ave, on the southwest corner to be exact.
Many desirable beers can be found here on a regular basis, especially the rare offerings from Stone, Alesmith, Dogfish, and more. This place is certainly recommended.
08-07-2006 03:39:23 |
More by yemenmocha
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Located just south off the 101 Fwy at 67th St in Glendale, AZ, AJ's Fine Foods is a lot like what Whole Foods Markets are like. They are an up-scale grocery which also carry a pretty good selection of beer.
Going to my in-laws is always fun and now it's even more enjoyable as this store is an easy five minute drive from their house. I took my brother-in-law along and got him acquainted with some good beer. What items were there? A strong line-up from Stone, Rogue, New Belgium, North Coast, Deschutes, Sonora, and Ommegang plus Unibroue, a decent selection of German and Belgian offerings. A large selection of winter seasonals were on hand as were the 3L Double Bastard and magnums of Anchor's 2003 X-Mas Ale. Gift packs from Chimay and St. Bernardus were well displayed.
I picked up New Belgium's Blue Paddle pilsner, Fat Tire amber, Sunshine wheat beer, Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale, Abbey Dubbel, Abbey Trippel, and 1554 Brussels style black ale, Stone's IPA, Smoked Porter, Pale Ale and 7th Anniversary Ale (for my brother-in-law), Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Sonora's Top Down kolsch, North Coast's Wintertime Ale, and my prize, a Rochefort 10 which was $6.99. I couldn't seem to find the Rochefort 10 for much less than $8.50, so I felt good about that one in particular. The manager noticed me eyeballing the selection and then loading up and took the time to stop and chat about beer and what's available and what they're looking at getting in the future. The staff was friendly and seemed eager to help me find any items I might be searching for.
AJ's has a decent selection and good quality. Yes, there are some macros and stuff a beer enthusiast would just as soon avoid. However, there's a lot of good stuff that would make the place worth checking out.
12-01-2003 23:47:01 |
More by Boilermaker88
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Thanks to beerfly i was able to have this as one of my destinations when i visted phoenix/glendale.
I walk in am already amazed at this place. All nice and cozy like. I walk to the beer aisle and wow. Singles everyway!! And not just bombers, but 12oz bottles. Huge selection including ones i have never been able to find out here in Las Vegas including Avery and Dogfish Head.
As i'm grabbing a handful of stuff i wanna try, a worker who was stocking the shelves sees me pick up a Rogue mocha porter. He asks if i like porters, i say i love 'em, then he points out orignal flag porter. Tells me a bit about it, and says its. I still havent drank it yet, but that kinda help is awesome.
I visted here twice during my stay and took home about 14 bottles. All different. In Vegas, all we have for singles are 22oz bombers, and that gets tad annoying when u wanna try a bunch or brews.
Definetly check this place out, prices were pretty damn good to.
03-14-2006 19:26:53 |
More by tonistruth
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I love going to AJ's on lunch and getting some sushi, pizza or something from the deli/bakery. Have a decent selection of craft beers too at fair prices. They aren't going to have as much of a selection as a Total Wine/ Bevmo but it is a great selection for a grocery store. They even occasionally get some special release beers in like Stone's Enjoy By.
05-16-2013 19:19:35 |
More by teraflx
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