Our Story

Founded in 1977 in Long Branch, New Jersey, Court Liquors is a fourth-generation family business specializing in the procurement of elite wines, spirits, craft beers, and cigars, in addition to eclectic and sought-after food and cocktail accompaniments.

Owned by the Zimmerman family, who has successfully managed retail businesses in Long Branch for over 100 years, Court got its name after a five-year legal struggle over the distance between their storefront and another liquor establishment. Hence the name Court Liquors, as well as an address on West End Court.

Inside the unassuming building, patrons are treated to a carefully curated selection of wines from Italy to California and regaled with stories of visits to wineries, distilleries, and top-notch vendors around the world. At Court, every employee is committed to sharing the history and redefining the future of wines, spirits, craft beers, and cigars. Owner Michael Zimmerman empowers his staff to manage nearly all aspects of the operation, including buying, merchandising, staffing, training, and even creative development. Loyalty reigns supreme at Court with its highly trained team supporting a devoted customer base with unparalleled integrity and expertise.

Fresh off a 2,000 square-foot expansion that created a walk-in cigar humidor, outdoor patio, increased craft beer and refrigeration storage, Court has defined itself as the premier destination for discerning local and vacationing customers in the historic seaside town of Long Branch – for nearly 40 years.

Our Team

Michael Zimmerman
President

Nick Pizzonia
Vice President & Wine Curator

Jesse Rochon
Assistant Manager & Craft Beer Expert

Victoria Matveeva
Assistant Manager & Cigar Maven

Marcel Rochon
Shift Supervisor & Warehouse Manager & Cocktail Enthusiast