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Old 07-18-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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Just curious.

I live out West but have been visiting often to work on projects, a week here and there. If I want to have a drink in my hotel room, I can pay the crazy hotel room/lobby bar rates or grab something from a nearby specialty liquor/wine store, then hit a grocer to look for mixers. The distances are never far but certain neighborhood places have premium prices, and local stores sometimes don't have things like tonic water.

Thus I was wondering if locals hit the nearest joints or if you venture out to certain stores and stock up on adult bevs?

I live in a state where they sell all manner of bevs in the grocery store... beer, wine, and liquors, from high end whiskey to $10 bottles used for mixers. As such, I'm used to grabbing some pork chops and a bottle of gin + tonic water in the cart. Others go to Costco, BevMo and other places for bevs if really picky. But I realize NYC is a challenging place to have huge bev stores, given the premium on real estate.

Regardless, I was simply curious if there are discount/bulk options for local buyers?
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:12 AM
 
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I don't buy much, but when I do; beer in Whole Foods (Bowery location is amazing) and another warehouse type place closeby on Chrystie that I haven't been to in a while called New Beer Distributors.

Everything else, Warehouse Wines and Sprits on Broadway near 8th Street. I had to look up the name since I really only knew it by site (until a few minutes ago). I'm not an expert, but I would say that it's a pretty impressive store.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:14 PM
 
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"I live in a state where they sell all manner of bevs in the grocery store... beer, wine, and liquors, from high end whiskey to $10 bottles used for mixers."

That is one of many reasons I love Arizona. My folks just retired there and I visit often.
If you are into wine, and are in the area, Trader Joe's has a very decent wine shop next to the main store on E 14 St, by 3rd Avenue.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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I don't know about bulk, but as cochi loco said, the Trader Joe's wine shop is the best. For spirits, Astor Wine & Spirits is really great - their wine selection isn't shabby either.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:24 PM
 
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I don't buy much, but when I do; beer in Whole Foods (Bowery location is amazing) and another warehouse type place closeby on Chrystie that I haven't been to in a while called New Beer Distributors.

Everything else, Warehouse Wines and Sprits on Broadway near 8th Street. I had to look up the name since I really only knew it by site (until a few minutes ago). I'm not an expert, but I would say that it's a pretty impressive store.
Second the warehouse in the village. If you have a car 207 and broadway has a warehouse spot.

133rd and Lenox has a great spot with all types and sizes of cheap booze and great box wine (lol)
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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Costco
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