Neighbors, support you local business. The Gary's team is awesome and always does anything they can to get me what I need. Highly recommend them.
Special, historic part of the neighbourhood...a remaining last glimpse of what Beacon Hill used to he before being run over by tourists and clothing boutiques. Great service, local feel, and has all the stuff you could need from emergency things to nicer high end products for hair and skin. Better place to get prescriptions than CVS (better privacy I.e. doesn't hold your info on file for life), and Gary is usually always around to chat and offer advice.
Ayk has been my pharmacist for many years. Prior to opening his own pharmacy he was a pharmacist at Long's. It was there I noticed something unique - positive that set him apart from any other pharmacist I'd interacted with.If you have to decide between a large chain pharmacy or any other pharmacy there's no decision. Dr. Ike's Pharmacy wins hands down!
This Gary Drug Co. is usually pretty busy due to the location, but I haven't had any major problems. Lines are usually long unless you use the self checkout. The coupon machine is usually either out of paper or running out of ink. I only go here for the convenient location.
As a new resident to Boston I wanted very much to use my local neighborhood pharmacy but unfortunately the pharmacist rudely told me that it was not possible to get the brand name version of my prescription and that my insurance would absolutely not pay for it if he ordered it despite the fact I've had no problem filling the same prescription in the state I just moved from. After attempting to reason with him I finally left frustrated. I had absolutely no problem getting it filled at Walgreens on Boylston the very next day and covered 100% by my insurance. 5 stars for Walgreens. So sad to be treated that way when you are attempting to patronize a small business.