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Best place to buy beer in bulk in Manhattan

bazingaman May 3, 2013 09:17 AM

Having a party and looking to get a few cases of Coors and Corona (yes, it's classy like that).

Any thoughts on the best place to get bulk prices?

Thanks folks!

  1. sgordon May 3, 2013 11:08 AM

    New Beer Distributors, 167 Chrystie St.

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    1. re: sgordon
      Blumie May 3, 2013 11:31 AM

      While New Beer Distributors is awesome for its wide variety of beers, I'm not sure it's necessary to go out of your way if you're just looking for the crap beer (such as Coors and Corona) that you can find at any supermarket.

      1. re: Blumie
        bcc May 6, 2013 02:31 PM

        Yes, but while you're at New Beer Distributors you may well end up with something more interesting than Coors or Corona. I'm sure it's not for everyone, but I found a beer there that I had enjoyed in Croatia.

    2. k
      kurtt May 3, 2013 11:49 AM

      A case of beer is a case of beer. Unless you want to buy a keg you can get cases just about anywhere and prices won't vary by much either.

      1. loratliff May 3, 2013 01:29 PM

        If you can drive or take the PATH over, the absolute best place is the Buy-Rite in Jersey City.

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        1. re: loratliff
          ttoommyy May 6, 2013 10:08 AM

          I think driving would be best. Taking the PATH with "a few cases" of beer may not be the most pleasant experience in the world. The PATH is not really in walking distance to the Buy-Rite, for starters.

          1. re: ttoommyy
            loratliff May 6, 2013 11:05 AM

            A half-mile isn't walking distance? Do you live in New York? (Buy-Rite is very close to the Newport PATH station.)

            But, yes, unless you have a granny cart, carrying the beer itself would be easier with a car.

            1. re: loratliff
              ttoommyy May 6, 2013 02:08 PM

              I live in Hoboken and walk everywhere. But walking a half mile with multiple cases of beer is not a fun task. And then getting on a maybe crowded train with all that beer or even with a granny cart? Would you do it? I wouldn't. That's why I said a car was a better idea.

              1. re: ttoommyy
                loratliff May 6, 2013 09:28 PM

                I wouldn't. But if that's the only option, then sure, why not? I was more addressing your comment of "The PATH is not really in walking distance to the Buy-Rite, for starters," which is entirely untrue.

        2. w
          wasny May 4, 2013 06:19 AM

          Flair Beverages probably has the best prices in the borough. Cash only.

          3857 9th Avenue at 207th Street

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          1. re: wasny
            JungMann May 6, 2013 10:03 AM

            I've been to Flair a few times. Their prices are often better than Costco and the Venezuelan food trucks make it a Chow-worthy destination.

            1. re: JungMann
              wasny May 8, 2013 09:58 AM

              True about Flair's prices, and their selection is much more extensive than Costco's too.

              The Patacon Pisao truck on 202nd near 10th Ave. is definitely worth a visit, for a sandwich that uses plantains instead of bread.

              1. re: JungMann
                squid kun May 9, 2013 01:05 PM

                Not to hijack this but just wanted to note that Patacon Pisao is reported to be expanding downtown ... http://www.boweryboogie.com/2013/05/p...

              2. re: wasny
                MVNYC May 8, 2013 11:18 AM

                Flair has the best prices in Manhattan and they sometimes get some good obscure stuff.

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                pbjluver May 4, 2013 05:34 PM

                Are you a Costco member?

                1. f
                  foodwhisperer May 8, 2013 02:03 PM

                  Manhattan Beer Distributors are a wholesale beer distributor
                  with lowest prices on Corona etc. but i'm not sure if they will sell to a consumer. They usually deliver to stores, but I bet if you go there and ask one of the drivers to sell you a few cases for cash, they will accommodate you.

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