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Bauer Wine & Spirits
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
330 Newbury St
phone: (617) 262-0363
(Place added by: Todd)
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| Reviews: 72 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Bauer Wine and Spirits is located right below Newbury comics on Newbury Street.
The beer selection has grown by leaps and bounds since I used to live in the Back Bay a few years ago. Unfortunately this isnt saying much. They have a few cases dedicated to beer. Its sort of a greatest hits beer shop. Macros, micros, some Belgians, American crafts, and a handful of other foreign beers. Basically they have stone, rogue, bear republic and other popular beers, but only one or two types of each. All the beers brands are there, just not a huge selection of them. Although to give them credit, quality is easily the highest you'll find in the Boston area. I never worry about getting a bad beer here.
The wine and liquor selection is fantastic, be it small as well. They have an impressive selection of middle of the road, quality wine. This aint no 3 for $10 bin wine shop, at the same time it isnt a shop for snobs only. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and will help you pick just the right wine for any dinner party of other occasion. The liquor selection also needs to be mentioned because they have a great selection of more obscure and hard to find fine liquors.
I feel like I'm bashing Bauer Wine and Spirits. Theyre a fantastic wine shop with probably the nicest and most helpful staff in all of Boston, but theyre just not a beer store. (they're getting there though) Yes they have popular beers, even by BA standards, but the selection is still a bit limited.
Basically Bauer is a great shop for people who love and appreciate fine wine, beer and liquor, but just dont have the time to worry about keeping up with the trends.
05-03-2004 06:25:05 |
More by taez555
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
This place has been my local for a while. They are first and foremost a wine shop. The beer selection has always been bad until recently. Got my first bottle of Dogfish Head 120 min IPA there. Also, Chimay, Ommegang, Smuttynose, Allagash, Brooklyn, Rogue etc. Selection has grown substiantially over the last month or so. There are now 2 or 3 coolers full of good beer. Still not Chales St. or Marty's size selection but a good collection of quality stuff. Staff here is very nice, no snobbery or arrogance. It's a nice shop that has a quality collection of beer for sale. Worth checking out if you live in the area.
02-13-2004 07:08:11 |
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