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May 3, 2013 09:17 AM

Best place to buy beer in bulk in Manhattan

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!

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  1. New Beer Distributors, 167 Chrystie St.

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    1. re: sgordon

      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

        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. 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. 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

          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

            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

              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

                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. 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

            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

              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

                Not to hijack this but just wanted to note that Patacon Pisao is reported to be expanding downtown ...

              2. re: wasny

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

              3. Are you a Costco member?