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47 West Main Street
phone: (201) 327-0353
(Place added by: yen157)
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| Reviews: 28
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
People been talkin'.
I look at the Lake Street exit every time I'm up and down Rte 17 but there's always something keeping me from visiting Ramsey Liquors. It's too early in the morning, or I've been on the road for 3 hours and just want to go the hell home, or I'm in a rush to get to somewhere or other but, finally, I found the time...
It's a big old liquor store with an exstensive wine selection, but of course, I'm here for the beer. It's tucked away towards the rear of the store, on a few large shelving units and a bunch of coolers. I stood giggling at the sight of Unibroue Edition 2004's and the Weyerbacher Heresy sharing space. Been looking for the both of them and hadn't seen either of them. Like they'd been ducking me, 'til now. Hmmmn, Allagash Quad, Uerige Sticke, Celis Grotten, Lee Harvest Ale '97 and the 4 new cask versions, and Mastreet Aht's for $2.99 a clip. Solid collection of Belgians & Germans, and a bunch of good regional micros (Smuttynose, Victory, Weyerbacher, Dogfish Head, Troegs, Magic Hat, Yards) and I dreamed that I saw Avery's there.
A bunch of people asked me if I needed help ("Yes, I need a bottle opener and a snifter, please"). De' got the goods.
09-03-2004 03:37:25 |
More by slander
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
The only thing I didnt like about this place were the Republican signs in the front window. Over looking that one obvious personality defect, this place is well worth a vist if youre in the general neighborhood. High quality brew, nice clean, well stocked store. Pleanty on the shelves and pleanty in the cooler. The help was helpful and the prices reasonable. Picked up my first ever Abbeye des Rocs, looking foward to popping that baby! They had tons of interesting and high quality brew. Also have what looks like a very well stocked selection of wine. But why would anybody want to drink that stuff?
10-31-2004 03:06:56 |
More by Billolick
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was in Jersey on business and had a morning to bounce around to some of the better beer stores according to BA.
I rolled the dice and headed a bit north out of my way in hopes of finding some Captain Lawrence since they were technically closer to NY.
I didn't find any Captain Lawrence, but I did find an outstanding collection of imports and domestic craft beers. They have pretty much every one of the great regional beers you'll find at the top rated BA beer stores in the area.
I picked up four bottles of Boaks Monster Mash Imperial stout for less than what Oak Tree (the benchmark for NJ beer stores) charges.
This place also has a ton of local, home-town charm and I think it would be a pleasure to make this your regular beer store. I chatted up the guys working there and they seemed to be very knowledgeable about beer (even giving me a "mmmm...tasty" comment when I put my four Boak's on the counter).
If I'm this far north again, I'll make sure to plan a return visit.
03-15-2009 02:21:34 |
More by Yetiman420
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A stones throw from the NJ Transit stop and the towns local Starbucks is Ramsey Liquors. To the back left side of the store is their beer selection. First thing you see is belgians from La Rulles, St. Bernardus, Duvel, De Dolle and others. Behind that is the us brews, uk brews, finnish, austrian and some other countries. New Holland, Capt. Lawrence, Founders, Elysian, Stone, Flying Fish, Long Trail, Hoppin` Frog were some of the US brewers that are represented here.
The staff is helpful and pleasant, ready to give their opinion on a beer that you may not have sampled yet. This shop was a half hour round trip detour for me the other day, but well worth it.
04-21-2010 23:01:55 |
More by mltobin
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Stopped here on the way back from New York State on a short vacation with my wife. Being from the prohibtion-mentality state of Pennsylvania, a chance to visit to a beer store in another state is worth a day of shopping in department stores. They had a nice selection, but I though a little pricey. I was able to find a Coresendonk Gift set with glass for a Christmas present, and my first six-pack of Hop Wallop. It was worth stooping at while in the area by I won't make a special trip there. You could tell their main focus was wine
03-06-2005 03:24:20 |
More by tgbljb
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
A somewhat hole in the wall appearance from the outside but head to the back of the store to peruse one of the better beer selections in North Jersey. Theres a wide arrange of beers, from most major US micros and locals from NJ, PA and NY. One of the better selctions of Heavyweight beers I have seen-get them before they're gone. Fantastic Belgian selection. I even found some Finnish sahti to try. Service was helpful and seemed well informed. I think I threw them when I had 12 bottles of "real" beer but asked for a 30 pack of BUD "to wash it down with". Hey I was heading to a concert what can I tell you. Prices were a bit high depending on what youre looking for. All in all a great place to try. I dont think you will find anything that bowls you over but theres a damn fine selection to stock up on.
06-05-2006 23:24:52 |
More by lackenhauser
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Ramsey Liquors is my Northern NJ Beer Store of Choice. Its about 10 minutes from my work so I tend to swing over there during lunch breaks to pick up bottles to take home.
The store looks like a total dive from outside as its in a strip mall and the door doesn't face straight out towards the front parking lot. Lots of stickers and posters all over the windows so it just kinda looks crappy from the outside.
Once you get inside you see a fairly expansive non-chain liquor store. Lots of nice choices for all types of wine and spirits. Staff is very friendly and each person tends to have different strengths / knowledge.
Matt is the guy you need to talk to if shopping for Beer. The beer section in the back left corner consists of a nice selection of domestic micros, lots of european imports, and lots of macros.
Prices are expensive (22oz bombers range from $3.99 - $12.99....750ml bottles range from $6.99 - $29.99)
Here is a small sample of some of the US Micros and Belgians they carry: (plus they have a full wall of English Beer, Germans, etc.)
Left Hand Brewing
09-06-2008 22:42:52 |
More by koopa
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
When you enter this place looking for beer, you might think that you had made a mistake, because the front of the shop is all about wine, but then when you hit the back and make a left, you'll come across an impressive somewhat hidden stock of micros, and a decent number of warm 22oz singles. This is one of the few places I was able to find the rare Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, and the workers were all to eager to go in the back to see if there were any more bottles besides the ones on the shelf...which I quickly snagged. I would go back to this store if for no other reason than the people who work there.
07-27-2009 22:37:35 |
More by donniecuffs
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Went to my Aunt's for lunch and stopped by afterwards. It does not look like much at all....until you go into the back left corner. Nice wood shelving holding some really nice beers. Nice selction of Belgians. Tons of american craft not available in New York. Grabbed some New Holland stuff. Terrepin. Bar Harbor. The prices were great to me living in the land of being raped by NY distributors. I thought everything was reasonable. I saw a bomber of an NY beer for 8.99 that I have seen at multiple places for 19.99. A great little stop. In fact after next weeks Captain Lawrence release I will be going here. Oh yeah they have CL too!
04-11-2010 15:35:46 |
More by aerozeppl
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
Wow, I am shocked that nobody has been inspired to write these guys un in BeerFly before. They are located on the main street in Ramsey (West Main actually) set back from the road in an unassuming strip mall. You walk in an know that these guys mean business. Even though I didnt have a chance to look at the rest of the store, their wine and liquor displays look serious and well thought out. Besides the ubiquitous back-wall cooler, I wasnt sure where to start my search for the beer. I ended up in the back left corner of the store face to face with a formidable bookcase of bottles of European pedigree. I thought, wow this isnt too bad. I noticed some glassware sitting on the top shelf and turned the corner and found more quality singles. I pressed my luck, turned the corner again only to find even more good stuff only to exclaim Holy crap in approval. Right next to that is a large 2004 bigfoot display followed by a back room full of cases which I quickly informed was not part of the selling floor so I turned my attention to the cooler. Micros, they were all there, at least the quality ones one should find in a store with a great selection in NJ. These guys really went out on a limb to put together a nice collection. Some cold singles are available cold, too.
The service seemed good as the workers were very attentive. I could tell one gentleman I spoke with took a lot of pride in the selection. They only scored a "4" because I didn't really talk to them at all and attentiveness only takes you so far. I have a feeling though that they know their stuff. Next time I'm in and have more time I'll converse a bit and revise the rating.
Im not sure about the freshness and turnover since that is always a concern when the selection is so good, but besides an 02-03 Flying Fish gift pack everything else looked OK. They did have some oddball stuff like Uerige, t Smisje Calva Reserva, and Oerbier Reserva along with lot of other stuff you only run into a few places in the Garden State. If you are looking for new beer to try or to stock up on some old favorites and live in the area Ramsey Liquors is a must stop. If I loved anywhere in the area this would be my local liquor store without a doubt.
04-12-2004 12:21:48 |
More by yen157
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