I went to this store on New Year's Eve. It's clearly the place to go when you need good, inexpensive liquor in Alphabet City. The place was packed, as it usually tends to be at night. The staff is very friendly and eager to help. The selection is varied, and the staff even gives you tips on mixing drinks, if you have any questions. Overall, it's a charming store, with an old-school feel to it. Definitely worth taking a trip to if you're close by. Make sure to stop by the deli next door--owned by the same family!
Service was fantastic, only to be outdone by the food. The risotto was cooked to perfection. Crostini was layered with a ricotta that is amazingly creamy. We ordered a few glasses of wine, my favorite was the Riesling. Then the desert - an unbelievable mousse that was heavenly. We look forward to going back.
Just had a very succeessful transaction with them despite the previous review. I asked them about it and they said when they explained that crossing out numbers on the slip can invalidate the sales slip, the patron became obstinate which triggered the unpleasant interaction.