Best Craft Beer Shops In Boston

November 13, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo from Social Wines)

(Photo from Social Wines)

Right in your neighborhood, there are stores that sell craft beer selections that are sure to satisfy. These spots stock their shelves with beer from local breweries that are smaller, independently owned and use traditional methods of brewing. They also specialize in providing all of the wines and liquors you could ask for. And they all are top notch in providing a great variety of beers from the area but also global and bigger name options as well.
(Photo from Social Wines)

(Photo from Social Wines)

Social Wines
52 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 268-2974
www.socialwinesbos.com

Located in South Boston, Social Wines is open seven days a week. With a prime location at the corner of West Broadway and A Street, it’s also very close to the T-Stop as well. There are constantly events where you can get in on the fun of beer, wine or even liquor tastings. Social Wines is loved by the locals for its small batch liquor and its selection of handpicked craft beers. It even offers delivery and has gift cards for sale.

(Photo from Bauer Wine and Spirits)

(Photo from Bauer Wine and Spirits)


Bauer Wine and Spirits
330 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 262-0363
www.bauerwines.com

Right in the Back Bay is Bauer Wine and Spirits. Its beer selection appeals to everyone and includes global selections like German, Irish and Japanese beer. But it also highlights local selections such as Mayflower Porter and Pretty Things. Custom gift baskets are available for purchase, and there’s a wide range of wines, plus everything from gin to bourbon. Look out for its tastings on Saturdays and also its website for purchasing some of the products online.

(Photo from Charles Street Liquors)

(Photo from Charles Street Liquors)

Charles Street Liquors
143 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 523-5051
www.csliquors.com

Located in Beacon Hill is Charles Street Liquors. There are over 1,000 local and imported craft beers and ciders here. Beer director Justin Wheeler takes pride in choosing not only New England craft beers or seasonal selections but also a diverse and extensive list of other choices from near and far. You won’t want to miss its “Wall of Beer” which has even been praised by national media outlets.

Related: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Boston’s Craft Beer Revolution

(Photo from Wine Emporium)

(Photo from Wine Emporium)

Wine Emporium
607 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 262-0379
www.thewineemporiumboston.com

The South End is the home to Wine Emporium, right on Tremont Street. Featuring two locations and providing adult beverages for over 40 years, you will be pleased with its offerings. Thousands of wines are for sale and you can get expert advice from the staff to find your perfect option. The Wine Emporium also has plenty of beer choices as well from domestic or imported to micro-brewed. The shop is constantly expanding its beer list and the options won’t disappoint nor will the choices for hard liquor either. Wine Emporium also offers delivery and will even special order items you might be looking for.

(Photo Credit: Boston Wine Exchange)

(Photo Credit: Boston Wine Exchange)

Boston Wine Exchange
181 Devonshire St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 422-0100
www.bostonwineexchange.com

Right in Financial District, steps from Downtown Crossing, is BWX. This spot makes for a perfect option for craft beer to take home after a long day at work or even wine and beer for drinking during your next work office gathering. What makes them also stand out is that they even offer curbside pickup! They will bring your selections right to your car, so no need to worry about paying to park or dealing with issues in the city. They have friendly staff ready and willing to help you choose the craft beer you’ll most enjoy and they also offer wine tastings as well. Boston Wine Exchange is conveniently open Monday through Sunday for all your drinking needs!

Related: Boston’s Best Craft Beer Bars

Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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