my entire staff bought me a gift certificate to this place. when i tried to use the certificate for a 6 pack; they denied it. they stated that i had to use the whole amount in a single visit. this is NOT a good way to do business people ! this alienates me as a new customer. this alienates my staff members as customers as well as our friends and business contacts. In this day and age of social media, make your business more sensible and allow the use of gift certificates as any other business would...as cash.
Green's on Ponce is a great liquor store. Not only do they have a wonderful beer selection (though their wine choices are a bit lacking) they also have most liquors you could want, mixers, cigarettes, and other last-minute drinking needs. The best part about Greens is the crowd. This place is truly democratic--everybody likes to drink! So you see businessmen and soccer moms in line with college kids and welfare moms. Plus they play the tv so you have something to do while waiting in line. A great store!
Tower has a decent liquor selection and I don't know much about the wine selection but the beer selection blows me away. They have just about everything you could ask for here. Mainstream brews, Microbrews and one-off craft brews from around the US and around the world. If you can't find it here, you might not be able to find it anywhere and they'll even order your beer if they don't have it. The great beer section is what keeps me coming back to Tower.