Which Costco sells Alcohol in NJ?

Costco Wholesale Corporation is an American multinational corporation that runs member-only retail chain stores. As of 2020, Costco was the fifth largest retailer in the world. As of 2016, it was the world’s largest retailer of selected and premium beef, organic products, grilled chicken and wine. Costco is based in Issaquah, Washington. But it does not stock liquor at all its stores. If you are wondering which Costco sells alcohol in NJ? Let’s explore

Costos and other similar corporations are legally allowed to have only two retail liquor licenses in new Jersey.

Costco Stores that sell liquor in New Jersey –

1. Wayne – Costco

Location – 205 Vineyard Rd, Edison, NJ 08817, United States ( Get Directions )

Timings –

Monday to Friday – 10:00am – 8:30pm
Sat. 9:30am – 6:00pm
Sun. 10:00am – 6:00pm

Contact Number – (732) 491-2023

The Costco in Wayne Towne Center sells liquor, you can find Costco’s signature Kirkland brand chardonnay, tequila or whiskey here. Moreover, At the members-only warehouse, you can get everything from Spanish sangria to European wines and fine tequilas. Still and sparkling wines sold under the Kirkland Signature brand are of high quality and affordable rates.

2. Edison – Costco

Location – 205 Vineyard Rd, Edison, NJ 08817, United States ( Get Directions )

Timings –

Monday to Friday – 10:00am – 8:30pm
Sat. 9:30am – 6:00pm
Sun. 10:00am – 6:00pm

Contact Number – (732) 491-2023

Costco at Edison is located in Vineyards Square, it has plenty of parking and a heavy crowd at the store. The store itself is huge, with a huge selection of products from food to clothing, home goods, and electronics.

But, the biggest selling point for Costco at Edison is its selection of alcohol – you can find Costco’s signature Kirkland brand chardonnay, whiskey, or tequila. It has a state liquor license and a Costco-run liquor section inside the warehouse

Costco doesn’t sell liquor online either, this leaves a very few options for people.

3. Teterboro Landing – Costco

Note: The Costco at teterboro landing does have a liquor store, but it does not have Costco’s signature Kirkland brand.

Location : 2 Teterboro Landing Dr, Teterboro, NJ 07608, United States

The Costco at Teterboro landing is also a good option if you want to shop for home goods and are not too selective about the kind of alcohol you want. The main advantage is the low footfall at Teterboro landing.

Costco liquor prices in New Jersey

Name
Price
Quanitity
Costco Kirkland Signature American Vodka 
$16.99
1.75L
Costco Kirkland Signature French Vodka
$24.99
1.75L
Costco Kirkland Signature Canadian Whisky
$27.39
1.75L
Costco Kirkland Signature Blended Scotch Whisky
$22.99
1.75L
Costco Kirkland Signature Blended Scotch Whisky – Aged 12 Years
$52.99
1.75L
Costco Kirkland Signature Añejo Tequila
$27.99
1L
Costco Kirkland Signature London Dry Gin
$25.49
1.75L
Costco Kirkland Signature XO Cognac
$67.99
750ml
Costco Kirkland Signature Spiced Rum
$19.69
1.75L
Costco Kirkland Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
$9.99
750ml
Costco Kirkland Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
$8.99
750ml
Costco Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut
$19.99
1.5L
Costco Kirkland Signature Chardonnay
$7.99
1.5L
Costco Kirkland Signature Chardonnay (Sonoma)
$6.99
750ml
Costco Kirkland Signature Malbec
$6.99
750ml
Costco Kirkland Signature Sauvignon Blanc
$6.99
750ml
Costco Kirkland Signature Beer, Variety Pack
$19.99
24 Pack 12 oz/ea

Kirkland – Costco Private Label

Kirkland branded wines were first produced in 2003; followed by spirits in 2007 and then craft beer. A customer can now easily buy almost any liquor under Costco’s own label; for example,

  • American and French vodka,
  • scotch,
  • whiskey,
  • bourbon,
  • rum,
  • tequila,
  • and gin.

Kirkland 100-calorie boozy ice pops that are perfect for pool parties are also easily available at the stores.

Return Policy

Costco has an insanely customer friendly return policy for all its products—except booze. It is irrelevant if the bottle is still sealed or packed in the original form. Costco does not provide any kind of return or refund on any and all of its alcoholic products.

What is interesting is that many wine merchants (and wineries/boutiques) sell bottles of wine for up to 50% more than the wholesale price. Costco’s margins hover around 14%. This means that the price of the same bottle of wine purchased from Costco compared to any another retailer would vary drastically.

Membership-free Alcohol

According to the law, it is actually illegal to require a membership for alcohol purchases in select states. Following is a list of states where one can purchase liquor at Costco without a membership:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky

Costco Stores

Costco has 460 plus stores in the United States. The company sells:

  • Wine at 373 locations in 40 states.
  • Alcohol at 266 locations in 31 states.
  • Beer at 405 locations in 41 states.

Stores in Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, California, Washington, Florida, and Washington DC are particularly good at selling alcoholic beverages.

Rumors

There are also rumors about Costco’s Kirkland alcohol being brewed and distilled by big name brands; such as,

  • Kirkland beer being brewed by Gordon Biersch.
  • Kirkland Scotch being distilled by either Alexander Murray or Macallan Distillery.
  • Kirkland bourbon and rum being produced by Jim Beam.
  • Kirkland vodka being made from the same water source and by the same employees that Grey Goose uses.
  • Kirkland tequila being produced in the same distillery as Cielo tequila.

So the next time you are in a bind and want to know which Costco sells alcohol in NJ? Remember to visit the Wayne and Edison stores.

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