Best Liquor Stores In Connecticut

January 12, 2011 3:44 PM

Nothing takes the “spirit” out of restocking your bar more than over-priced bottles and poor selection. Skip the frantic hunting and pricey purchasing and head for the best liquor stores in Connecticut, where quality and quantity come hand in hand. – Courtney Delong

Crazy Bruce’s Liquor

178 Newington Rd., Elmwood
West Hartford, CT 06110
(860) 233-2117

As famous for his commercials as he is for his alcohol, Crazy Bruce runs the type of store where you get just as much pleasure purchasing the booze as you do drinking it. Whether you need bubblegum-flavored Vodka or Old Grand Dad 114-proof bourbon, Crazy Bruce’s Liquor is stocked to the gills with every type of fermented drink you can imagine. There is also a great selection of wine and mixers. The added cherry on top is that Crazy Bruce donates 20 percent of all profits to charity. Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Warehouse Liquors

557 New Park Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06110
(860) 570-0215

Warehouse Liquors is literally a warehouse of liquor. There are no frills or bows attached here, just long aisles of liquor and wine at fantastic prices. Warehouse Liquor also has attentive and knowledgeable staff willing to help with any purchasing or ordering needs. Be sure to check out the great deals on gift packages during holiday seasons, as they make a perfect gift that’s easy on the wallet. Hours of operation: Monday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Putnam Plaza Super Liquors

4 Main St.
East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 568-3659

Definitely super and certainly full of liquor, Putnam Plaza delivers when it comes to selling sauce. While liquor and wine rule the store, there is also a fantastic selection of craft beers with an “encyclopedia” describing each notable product. Putnam Plaza has tremendous variety in every realm of the “adult beverage” world and is definitely among the best liquor stores in Hartford. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Sunday.

middletown Best Liquor Stores In Connecticut


CT Beverage Mart

955 Washington Street
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 347-1624

This chain has locations in Newington, Middletown, Wallingford and New Britain and has everything for every occasion. A top-to-bottom beer selection, vast liquor choices and wine from front to back. A staple for all your drinking needs for years. Check them out at their Website for locations and hours. Most are open almost 12 hours, six days a week. No Sundays of course.

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