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3 Cypress St
phone: (617) 277-5522
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quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
My second ever visit to this location was this past Saturday for their annual grand wine tasting afternoon. Always a good time. This store has a great selection of everything you need. There are several large coolers in the back with an assortment of cold six packs. There are also at least six entire shelves (three rows) dedicated to bombers. One whole section has the best Belgian selection I've seen around. Each section is also clearly organized. They have a small glassware section in the back too. On top of this, they have a great selection of fine wines and gourmet cheeses. High quality place with a great selection and good service. Can't go wrong.
03-31-2008 23:50:48 |
More by morebeergood
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Too bad this place is off the beaten path because it is a beautiful store. Its as clean as can be and they do have a very nice selection of beers. They also use the BA shelftalkers which is cool.
I recently got some cave-aged Ommegang there. I havent been able to find that beer since May. They also have plenty of Allagash Curieux and Odyssey left. Some people had been looking for that too. I was also told by their beerguy Duncan2112 that if they have something that you want and you cant get out to route 9 in Brookline, they could send it to their Kenmore square store and you could pick it up there. I say very cool and what a great store.
09-07-2005 16:54:08 |
More by rousee
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Made the trek down from NH to obtain some De Dolle Still Nacht reserva after hunting it down via B.United and Craft brewers guild.
Easy to find via mapquest, with free 30 minute parking out back.
The store is uncluttered and all the shelves were faced, a good sign.
Selection is decent, a good cross-section of belgians, germans,english, and domestics. I think the selection could definately be expanded given the size of the store. Well stocked coolers also, and a couple of finds that I hadn't seen at other stores yet.
Prices were average for Mass, actually lower on most items than I anticipated for the area (Brookline). I would recommend they institute the same discount structure that Julio's goes by " 6 singles, any size=15% discount".
There were a few dusty strays that were on markdown, which I don't have a problem with. If the beer is old, give 'em a deal.
I was happy with the service..I guess? Spence, the guy I spoke to on the phone before heading down, held 2 of the Reservas for me until I got there- two thumbs up. I was dissapointed that they were "holding more out back for aging", and I could only get the two. One thumb down. I had left work early, drove down specifically for those beers, and sat in HELL traffic on the way back to NH afterwards. My choice, if I was to do again, I would have skipped the journey.
Spence and the other guy who rang me up were super nice and friendly, which counts for a lot nowadays.
02-22-2007 14:16:11 |
More by brewandbbq
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
First off, the Wine Gallery is one of the cleanest if not the cleanest store I've ever been in. It amazing how clean it is. It is also very, very well organized. It shows that this place takes pride in their stock and their store. When you walk into a place like this, you've already got a great feeling. About 6 coolers worth of top notch brew stocked by Kai located in the back left side of the store.
Well organized selection, by country. Almost all the really top notch local New England brews are in stock. Many of the "not from here" gems also. Alesmith, Moylans, Oskar Blues Gordon, Rogue, DFH, Sierra Bigfoot, Two Brothers, Founders, Stone, etc. They sometimes have great sale prices on brews, one of which was Moylan's for $2 and $3. Nice selection of German and Belgian beers also--could be a bit more extensive, but nonetheless, still good.
Tastings usually happen regularly at the Brookline location as well as the Kenmore location. Prices are right on par with where they should be. Kai, the beer manager, is very knowledgeable and always ready to offer advice if asked. A place you need to visit, if you have a car or not as it's accessible by train. Definitely worth it.
02-08-2007 21:17:46 |
More by bjohnson
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is a little outside my circle of destruction but I had heard good things, so here goes...
First impression - the place is very very CLEAN. Very inviting atmosphere with a couple of tasting areas for wine. The quality of the offerings was quite good - a wide selection of American craft brews as well as imports - saw a fair amount of German and Belgian fare. Service was friendly and very courteous. Prices were quite reasonable - for bombers maybe 50 cents to a buck cheaper than comparable spots - nothing huge, but good to know. One more arrow in the quiver...
07-26-2008 10:17:49 |
More by IBUnit63
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The Wine Gallery has absolutely the best service I have encountered in Boston. Maybe the best service including any kind of retail. Very friendly, very helpful. They will always approach and ask if you need help in a sincere manner. The staff is knowledgeable about beer, and as far as I can tell wine also. They are always up for a conversation too.
24 hour wine tasting, and beer tastings every Thursday.
The selection is about as good as anywhere I've seen in Boston. Prices run about average. I grabbed a few bottles of Hooker's Liberator and Old Marley when I was there last (8 bucks a piece, I may or may not have bought all they had left). Some Ten Fidy Stout too.
All kinds of tasty snacks, I've bought some chips and chocolate there and both were excellent.
Large Wine selection.
Also has a parking lot in the back, which is very nice.
Go to the Wine Gallery!
02-09-2008 00:57:16 |
More by Hojaminbag
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
For a place that focuses mostly on wine and spirits, it rocks. The beer selection is quite diverse, covering a wide-range of styles from breweries around the world + a lot of the "what's hot" beers. Quite a few Belgians and local/regional craft brews. Could use a bit more work to flush out the "why bother" selections, like most places, but what they do have will not disappoint - the selection is thoughtful and presented nicely. Prices seemed fairly reasonable. Service was very attentive and highly professional.
The tasting room is the bomb! It's a small side-room, that's open-ended towards the store and has a large table and kitchen complete with glassware for tasting beer, wine or spirits. This would definitely be my local if I lived in the area, and I can only imagine that they are going to continue to grow their beer offerings.
Tastings most Thursdays ... check 'em out. Green Line - D train - Brookline Hills stop.
05-18-2005 19:50:59 |
More by Todd
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Wow!! This place was truly amazing. Their selection was outstanding and the beer is wonderfully displayed. Very neat, organized and easy to find. I must have found about 20% of the beers [+/- 30] on my wish list. Filled up a shopping cart.
Also nice parking on the side/back of the store. The checkout guy was nice enough to use his handtruck to help me out to the car.
Prices seemed reasonable considering the quality of the beer.
Overall, a truly excellent place to visit. Very professional. I am greatly impressed. There may be better beer stores out there, but I haven't been to one. I've been to bigger, but not better.
10-16-2007 00:14:36 |
More by atigerlife
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
On a recent business trip, I stopped by this place in search of beer not available back in Southwestern Connecticut. One walk through the beer section and I realized I had made a great decision in stopping by.
A variety of local and regional breweries were represented in their domestic beer section including: Buzzard Bay, Cisco, Olde Burnside, Opa Opa, Peak Organic, Harpoon, Sherwood Forest, and Berkshire.
In addition, English and Belgium beers were well represented with a variety of sought after brews.
What surprised me was that they had some Founders (Curmudgeon), Pizza Port (Sharkbite, Wipeout, Hop Suey), Middle Ages (Dragonslayer, Wailing Wench, Druid Fluid), and The Lost Abbey (Inferno).
The staff was friendly and offered to help me find what I was looking for. The store also carries gourmet snacks and obviously wine. The store is well-kept and laid-out nicely with plenty of space to move around.
Overall, I highly recommend this store and will definitely be back the next time I'm in the Boston area.
11-26-2008 03:05:25 |
More by jaluria
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is the best liquor store for beer on the Western outskirts of Boston including the areas of Allston, Brighton, Brookline, Watertown, etc. The selection is pretty extensive. I wish there were more cooler space for six-packs, but there are many rows of warm beer. The focus is clearly on quality; unlike many of the other liquor stores in the area, they do not have a great quantity of students buying 30s, so they can utilize their space for craft beer. The layout of the store makes it just a pleasure shop here. It does not feel cramped at all. I highly recommend this store.
Ask for Kai, the beer manager. He knows his stuff and very helpful.
03-01-2006 19:05:17 |
More by bignick
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