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May 24, 2008 09:38 AM

Buying Bulk Beer in Brooklyn

I want to buy a few cases of beer in my neighborhood (BoCoCa) and am wondering where the best prices are to be found. I know there is the "American" beverage center place on Court and Kane, and there is also a beer distribution-type place on Pacific near Boerum. The Met has decent prices, too. Trying to stay local and not go out to Costco, etc.

I'm not looking for an outstanding selection, just standard party fare. I don't have time to comparison shop -- anyone know if there is a place that stands out over the others in terms of prices? Thanks!

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  1. There is a beer distibutor on 3rd ave and 38th street its a vvery large one and buisy They claim to have any type of beer in kegs & bottles/cans?

    1. In your neighborhood? You just named the 2 options. American and Cobble Beer are the only 2 for selection and price. Better than Met.

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      1. re: Larry Brooks

        Is Cobble Beer still open? They seem to be shuttered every time I've been by them lately, even at lunch time on weekdays ...

        1. re: lambretta76

          Same observation---closed the several times I've passed by, mid-afternoon over the past month. I've wondered, too.

          1. re: JonL

            Cobble Heights Beer closed about six months ago. So Thrifty American is the place to go. Fairway also has an excellent selection at prices slightly less than TA. (Note: suggest you go a bit beyond "standard party fare". Life is too short to drink cheap beer.<g>)

            1. re: bobjbkln

              There is a beer distributor on 3rd Ave near 7th or 8th street that has good prices on certain things, not sure about prices on the run of the mill stuff

              1. re: sadarami

                Really, do you know exactly where that is? I live right near that area and was unaware of a distributor, would be great to know.

              2. re: bobjbkln

                Gee, thanks bobjbkln, that's great advice. Are you buying? :-)

                1. re: Puppimus

                  One doesn't have to go all the way to the Belgians or the Rougues to do much better than "the usual". For example most Brooklyn Beer varieties cost little more than the colored water stuff such as Stella and Heinekins. You have already expressed your values by wanting to buy locally. I just suggested one more step. BTW, Fairway often has sales on decent brands. Look there and at Thrifty.