Vintage Estate Wine and Beer

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103 Ratings
Ratings: 103
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: n/a
Taps: 27
Bottles: 1,100
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

7317 South Ave
Boardman, Ohio, 44512-5718
United States
phone: (330) 629-8080

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Reviews by Slatetank:
Photo of Slatetank
4.65/5  rDev +0.6%

I visited Vintage Estate Wine and Beer w/ witbier and Phatz before head west to Dark Lord Day '08.
I was impressived by the layout and quality of product displayed at Vintage. There was less than 1 cooler containing macros so the selection and quality are both top notch. We got to check stuff out a little while before the normal hours since we were traveling thanks to Ron which was nice and I appreciated the unusually high level of service we got - the knowledge of beer is a plus. I would not expect this on a basis, but flexibility is a very good quality for business and it made us feel welcome.

There were many beers not normally available to PA beer buyers let alone at your normal bottle shop. The prices were great here and I picked up some Kentucky Breakfast Stout and Cane & Ebel which are excellent beers to find. I enjoyed the selection of Belgian and German ales as well as stuff like Speedway stout and Southampton May bock. This place is worth going out of your way to check out.

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Photo of BeerGuy1301
4.64/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Excellent place with an ample selection of the finest brews and wines. We love this place and return often. We like to get a sample flat of beer and she gets wine, we can try all kinds and find what we like best. The flat bread is awesome!

Photo of Malt-i-Grain
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This spot was voted the best beer store in the world and I whole-heartedly agree! Phill is an extremely accessible owner and very knowledgeable. Everyone (owner, staff, and patrons) is so friendly and helpful. The selection is unbeatable. After visiting this establishment, I don't ever want to buy beer anywhere else. Thank you Vintage Estate and thank you Phill!

Photo of glass_house
4.61/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I've only been here a couple times, and haven't tried the food or bar. Haven't spent any time in the wine room, so I can only speak to the beer-to-go section. The place doesn't look big, and it's not. But they do pack an awful lot of fermented goodness into the available space.

The beer selection is separated into 4 main sections from what I remember--Belgians, "other" imports, domestic crafts (with a subsection dedicated to regionals), and "new stuff". There is also a large refrigerated cooler on one wall. The first time I was there I was offered a brief "tour" and explanation of how everything is organized. I like how they group things by breweries, rather than styles. That way I can see everything they have from Founders, Lagunitas, Fat Heads, Stone, North Coast, etc. without having to go back and forth. The overall selection is not the best I've seen, but probably better than 75% of craft retailers.

Prices are well within the reasonable range, given the extensive selection. I look forward to trying the food sometime soon.

Photo of KevBot89
4.93/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I've been going to VE for years now. The place is incredible.

Atmosphere: Depends on what time and day you go. During the day, its very laid back. Typically there is plenty of space to walk around and browse the amazing selection of over 1,200 beers. Choose from 24 draft beers from either of their two bars and have a field day exploring the plethora of bottles they have for sale.
During the nights, it can get a little hectic, especially on Fridays and Saturdays and occasionally on Tuesdays and Thursdays. "T-Shirt Tuesdays" are quite a treat as they offer half-off drafts and wine pours and no bottling or cork fee, provided you are wearing one of their Vintage Estate (or sister restaurant, Magic Tree) t-shirts. On weekends, expect a difficult time finding somewhere to sit and sometimes even stand. It will likely be shoulder-to-shoulder but its possible to strike up a conversation with almost anyone there about anything you want, particularly beers!

Quality: The building is broken up into four sections: a wine room, $5 bar, lounge room and the fireplace room (I'm not sure what the official names are). The wine room is a small room that contains about 1,000 wines (and Saki) from around the world. There is always a wine specialist in the room willing to offer their expert knowledge in helping you select a fine wine.
The $5 dollar bar contains a 12 draft and 1 cask bar, about 6 fridges, shelves for days full of beer and areas to sit. Though its a little confined in this area, the beer choices never seem to end. They have special sections for local Ohio/PA beers (Brew Kettle, Hoppin Frog, Thirsty Dog, Rivertown, Fat Heads Full Pint, Rivertowne, Penn, Etc), imports from the UK, Belgium, etc.
The Lounge Bar has a nice ~12 seat bar, chalk board of 11 "hard-to-get" draft beers (1 of those a nitro tap) and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale (the only non-rotating beer). It also has meads, bourbons, scotches and martini choices. The room also includes plenty a few 4-seat high tables to sit at.
The last room, the Fireplace room, has a nice fireplace, two couches around it and a few tables to sit at. This room can be rented for special occasions.

Service: As I previously mentioned, the employees in the wine section are very knowledgeable and friendly. They can assist in whatever questions you have ranging from novice to expert. The servers and bartenders in the bar rooms are also experienced in craft beer. Each one of them brings different tastes and preferences in their assistance, so its helpful to talk to all of them for recommendations: although all can assist with basic needs such as finding beers, styles and general knowledge of new releases and highly rated beers they have on their shelves. Each month the employees generally pick a new beer to promote, keeping things fresh and interesting.

Selection: >1,200 beers and ~1,000 wines along with scotch, bourbon and mead. They rotate their drafts as soon as the keg is kicked, so the draft offerings are constantly changing, save Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale in the Lounge. If you're looking for a specific beer and can't find it (whoa!), the staff will help you search the store and if they don't have it, they'll try to order it for you.

Food: They have an adequately ranging menu, primarily based on fresh dough from the local area. Their flat-breads are amazing and are made of extremely fresh ingredients. If you like hot and spicy, get anything with their jalapenos or ghost peppers: its some of the spiciest foods I've ever had.

Overall, if you live anywhere between the Pittsburgh to Cleveland area, you should make the trip to Vintage Estate. Its a phenomenal place to buy craft beers and talk with some real beer enthusiasts. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. The deals on T-Shirt Tuesday make buying a t-shirt a great idea and it pays for itself within a Tuesday or two. On weekends, they usually have solid local bands and Thursday's Open Mic Night offer up some high-quality local musicians.

This is a must-visit location.

Photo of Haze76
3.84/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

This place is a goldmine for any local beer enthusiast. Almost overwhelming variety (a good thing) in both shelved and refrigerated selections. 3 or 4 different rooms, including a tasting room/mini bar with beers on tap. An outside deck to enjoy your selected taste on a nice day, and even glassware for sale. Great atmosphere that maintains the "feel" that you are in a beer store with a tasting room (good), as opposed to a bar with a beer store. I only have two complaints. 1) The beers are not displayed in an intuitive, obvious way of determining whats what, and where you would find what you are looking for. Sure, it makes sense to the ones that sock the shelves, because, well.. they stocked the shelves. But for a new customer, you really have to have someone take time to explain their setup, which still needs labeled or revised regardless. This leads me to the next complaint: 2) When I did ask for an explanation, personal beer recommendations, and so on, I felt as if I was putting them out. I had to ask 3 different times for help, each resulting in short, almost "stop-bothering-me", type answers, before a nice young lady from the tasting bar noticed that I was there and could use a little help. I should note that, at that particular time, the place was not busy at all. If it were, this lack of service may have been overlooked by me. However, there were probably 6 people on staff, yet it was just myself and another customer in the store at the time. In summary, this place needs to be more organized, or at least labeled a little better, and their staff needs to be trained in customer service and sales a bit more. A simple comment like the following would have made a world of difference: "Hi, welcome to Vintage Estate! Is this your first time here? Great!! Let me show you how we're set up... and by the way, I have a couple amazing beers you may not have tried yet, this one for example is an incredible ... ". If that were to have happened, I likely would have spent that extra $50 bucks in my pocket, walked away a happier customer, and been excited to try their suggestions that I had just purchased. Other than that, it's a craft beer lovers heaven.

Photo of KJ2013
4.91/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This is easily one of the best places to find and buy beer in the world. I'm not that well traveled, but I find it hard to believe that there could be very many places that can even compete with Vintage Estate. The beer selection and prices are as good as anywhere you can go. Friendly people and a nice atmosphere as well.

Photo of keithmurray
4.22/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Atmosphere - It is a little bit dark and dusty in this place, they have 3 sections to their store. One for wine/liquor, another is a pub serving 10 beers on draught and the middle is craft beer about 5 coolers full as well as walls full of beer

Quality & Selection - the selection here was excellent, lots of local brands, national brands as well as Belgian&German imports. If there is a place out there with more selection than this place, I'd love to visit. Negatives : a lot of the beers have layers of dust caked on them and are also missing bottling/best by dates.

Customer Service - There were 3 people working, all asked me if there was anything in particular they could help me with, they also gave me good suggestions based upon my beer style preferences. Over at the pub, the girl working was kind enough to let me sample a couple of their draught offerings.

Value - This place is quite pricey. They don't sell their beer at common six pack pricing, everything is priced as if they are singles with about a 35% markup tagged on. Some of the beer there is reasonably priced, you just have to wade through everything. They should consider giving a discount if you buy 6 of the same beer. A beer that is really an $8.99 six pack goes for over $13 here.

If you are coming here, make sure you have at least 90 minutes set aside so you can properly take in everything they have to offer. I was under the gun in terms of time when I came here and still managed to spend over $90 and could have easily spent more. If you're in the area, be sure to check them out.

Photo of guajolote
3.94/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

This is the kind of place you wouldn't expect to find in Boardman, Ohio. I know, I grew up there.

First off, the bottle selection is incredible. I haven't been to every bottle shop in Ohio, but I would be surprised to see one that's better. I always like going to Vintage on my trips back home to pick up stuff that's not distributed in Oregon.

HOWEVER, freshness can be an issue, so you need to be vigilant about checking bottle dates. If you're not sure, don't buy it. I've been burned a few times buying old IPAs from Vintage. I think one of their major problems is their sheer volume of inventory--they just don't have enough turnover for a lot of the beers, and a lot of it sits for much longer than it should.

Service, at least knowledge-wise, is spotty. Some employees know what they're talking about, some don't. However, there's usually someone around to help you if you need it.

Atmosphere is decent. The bar side is cozy and there's a nice outdoor seating area. The bottle room also has a seating area, but the inventory takes up a ton of space and leaves the space feeling cramped and cluttered.

The tap room has a fantastic rotating selection of craft and imports. Prices, however, are steep. And while you can drink any of the bottles they offer on-premises, be prepared to pay a corkage fee. I think I paid $1.50 for them to open a Rochefort 10, and they charged my wife something like $4 to open a $15 bottle of wine. Come on, man!

Overall, I'd recommend Vintage Estate, especially considering the options in the area. You won't leave wanting for beer, that's for sure. Just remember... CHECK THE BOTTLE DATES or you may be sorry.

Photo of J1mmyB09
4.66/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

over 1000 beers and 1000 wines to choose from, not to mention the best selection of mead I've seen. Great retail store, hard to find beers with new ones coming in almost daily. Helpful, knowledgeable staff. Kind of small, but if it is not busy then it is not an issue. At least 25 beers on top, they always have Belgians and seasonals, There is a nitro tap with a good stout on all the time. There is a cask aswell, which I believe is the only one in the area. Great place to get lost in for a couple hours.

Photo of riemster
4.81/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Vintage Estate Wine and Beer is my favorite place in Ohio for beer. The selection of beer is second to none. I was completely blown away. I happened to get my Westvleteren 12 here too. This is the Willy Wonka of beer. If you are ever in the area, please go to this place! You will not regret it. The prices were reasonable and the service was great too. If I had one critique, it would be their food. It's good, but not great. Who the hell cares anyways. You are there to drink beer!

Photo of dailyminefield
4.68/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This place is a combination of 3 or 4 plaza stores. They tore down a couple sections of walls to create walkways. The first section has the wine, the second section has the beer bottles and a bar with a dozen or so taps, the third has a long bar with about 15 taps and the final section has tables. They really have a nice setup. Most craft beer stores are very small, so this was a nice change of pace.
They carry a lot of beers that are hard to find, especially 3Floyds. They always have quality tap selections. This is one of the best craft beer stores I have ever been to. I would highly recommend checking them out if you are in the area.

Photo of warrenout330
4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The best store/pub in the Mahoning county. Their selection is vast and never ending. The tap list is always interesting with unique and rare items, also with the option of a take home Growler fill. Services is excellent, with I'd say about 80% of the workers being decently knowledgeable for the novice beer drinkers. Food is good and reasonably priced followed by a great atmosphere.... this leads to one thing... great beer with good food and friends calls for a good time. That is always one thing that is guaranteed here. The only down fall in my eyes since I run a beer store myself is, be careful what you buy. They do over charge quite a bit for items, especially for rare and sought after beers... overall a very nice place to enjoy beer with your friends

Photo of JosephThompson
4.2/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The place can suck you in for a few hours. Walk in to the wine section, turn left and it's a decent sized beer area. The stock wasn't deep in terms of numbers but they did have some random labels that you wouldn't expect to see.

There are some tasting taps in the middle room where you search for your purchases. Through the door further back it opens into a legitimate bar compete with waitress service and outdoor seating. Was there on a Friday night and counted 11 people working so the must clearly get traffic.

Picked up some local stuff in Rust Belt and Thirsty Dog but also couple of Belgian imports, Bruery Hottenroth, Bell's and more.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.64/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Man this place has a lot of beer. And at night, it seems quite the popular place. I found plenty of stuff here that I can't find in Pittsburgh. Even some things I didn't see at House of 1,000 Beers (which has darn near everything...or so it seems.) Service was good. I was asked if I needed help, but they realized I was okay after they saw the huge amount of beers I had already pulled. When it comes down to it, this is definitely a good place to hit up for beer. I know some people drive from Pittsburgh just to pick up stuff here. If you make it a large haul, the much lower prices almost make it the same as buying in the 'Burgh; but with a higher variety available.

Photo of TequilaTom
4.08/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I go here at least once or twice a month. Can't be beat for selection anywhere near. Flatbreads are great, service is good when not too busy, can be hard to get served when packed on weekends. Staff is very friendly and happy to help pick out any particular style of beer. My only real complaint is parking. Have had to go elsewhere after 6 PM on weekends because there was nowhere to park. Another restaurant and bar in the same plaza doesn't help the parking situation. Still well worth the effort!!

Photo of slander
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

It’s a beer store, halfway between here (at that moment, Pittsburgh) and there (Cleveland). Had received some good praise from across the state line to the east, if ever I’m out this way, sure. Easily accessed in theory, as with someone’s shitty navigator, we came in the long way around. And nicely conveniently opening early enough that I don’t feel the burn of daylight being wasted; other than a killer selection, I can ask for little more...

Triple wide; Wine side, beer store side, and through to the far lounge side. We started in the center square. Shelving up front (imports, holiday and seasonal winter offerings, gift packs, magnums, jeroboams, etc., everything from Fantome Pissenlit to the always unnecessary 9L St Feuillien Tripel), and to the side (American craft singles arranged by brewery. Seems all of the Ohio goods are here; Great Lakes, Hoppin’ Frog, Thirsty Dog, Brew Kettle, Mt. Carmel, Buckeye, Rust Belt, Ohio Brewing, Elevator), with more past the break, and the far wall holding a length of coolers with tap handles mounted above. Reasonably, there is very little décor to a beer store other than to say “Brewery placards adorn”. In the middle of the room sits an awninged up bar counter space with hightop seating for 20 from both sides, and a center round table. 6 packs lining above over bordered strung lighting. 7 raised roundies past there and something of a bar in the rear corner.

12 taps across 2 towers of 6 each on the barback wall over stainless steel, glassware shelved below and growlers on the other wall. Only 11 taps live just now, craft beer from east to west (Otter Creek 10th Anniversary Copper Ale, Magic Hat Humble Patience, DogFishHead Festina Peche, Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, Three Floyds Alpha King & Gumballhead, Bells Best Brown, Killians Irish Stout, Lagunitas Sucks, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Rogue Yellow Snow Ale). See the way I just slipped that Killian’s Stout in there? Yeah, whatever. We have opted to breakfast with a pint of Alpha King. Lovely. $5 pints (does not suck) & growler fills. They also do mead, wine & beer flights here.

And through to the lounge side, a tight little room holding a 12 seat “L” shaped wood bar with a lip and foot box. 4 upright bar towers with 3 taps each along the way. Bourbon & scotch shelved on the barback wall, with a wine cooler in between. Stemmed glassware below and cupboard space to both sides. Pliny, Cantillon Fou Foune and other empties not available displayed tauntingly atop. Beer glassware just off the bar. Adjacent slight bar counter and 5 tables up front. Cool art and a board to the back listing tap selections, ABV’s, pricing, 8, 12 or 16 oz pour size distinctions, and pricing for a 4 oz pour.

12 taps generally not for $5, these are a bit pricier, yep. 2/3 of them are American craft beer from end to end with a few Ohio offerings in between (DogFishHead My Antonia, Southern Tier Krampus, Ohio Brewing Jingle Bell Ale, Great Lakes Christmas, Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale, New Holland Dragon’s Milk, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel, Ale, Anchor OSA), and the other 1/3 are imports (De Ranke Pere Noel, N’Ice Chouffe, Lindemans Framboise, Porterhouse Oyster Stout). Coulda done a De Ranke Pere Noel but this was to be a one and out. That, and it isn’t noon yet and I’ve already dined on a pint of Alpha King.

Interesting beer store with its collective 2 dozen taps for the drink and growler fill. Tap beer was fresh (for the pint that I had, anyway). Service people engaged and were deflected as necessary. I see why it gets the marks it does. Good selection of the goods and reasonably priced. I pulled me a few each De Dolle Oerbier Reserva ’10’s, De Proef/Tomme Arthur Reserve Signature Ales, and Grass Roots Wachu Saisons and motivated (handsome) Ed towards the door. Great Lakes awaits.

Photo of choover14
4.14/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Visited VE early on a Monday afternoon, so we had the place to ourselves. Staff was busy restocking the shelves and reorganizing inventory, but stopped and asked if we needed help and let us know about the upcoming annual beer festival they sponsor.

The beer section of the store was well organized and easy to navigate, with a broad selection of local craft brew from Ohio and eastern PA, as well as other parts of the country. Their selection of imports was particularly interesting, with craft beers available from countries that aren’t typically known for craft beer production – like Sweden and Denmark – as well as more traditional beer producing countries like Belgium and Germany.

Prices were reasonable overall and we had no difficulty gathering a wide selection of different styles to take home with us. We were allowed to break up six-packs to get single bottles, even if they didn’t currently have any single bottles available on the shelves, which was great. While we didn’t see anything particularly rare on this visit, we will definitely visit again, as the sheer variety of different bottles available makes it easy to find something new to try.

Photo of DWolf
3.95/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This was my first visit to Vintage - a place I've heard very good things about. I found the staff helpful and the beer selection adequate. Admittedly, maybe it was the time of year - right after Christmas - but nothing stuck out at me as being that crazy hard to get. But, that's not to say the selection wasn't broad. The gift packages of Belgian and imported beer was particularly tempting. The beer choices on tap was good too. However, I have to question their choices of glassware for the taster racks - or muffin pans more accurately. We also had some flatbreads, which were pretty tasty to nibble on as well. Overall, Vintage was an interesting place and worth a stop if you are in the area.

Photo of xDeadGuYx
4.26/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This place is not far from me at all and is always worth the short trip to mix up a six or two of something different.. Whenever there is a new release i have to get my hands on, this is stop number one. The staff is always willing to help out. Not only when it comes to finding a beer in a style you already enjoy, but also helping you to branch out to something you may not have thought to try before. Without a doubt if you are in the boardman area this is a
Place to go check out. The awesome ever changing craft on draft is also a huge huge plus. Thumbs up to both est. and staff

Photo of Beejis60
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

When the owner is there (I think his name is Rich), this is the best place ever. When the others are working, I find they're quite inept with beer knowledge, honestly. Outside of that, ZERO complaints about this place. I used to go here when it first opened, then when they first started adding taps, then, of course, with the current setup. This place was the best when I first started going and it just keeps getting better. By far, the best selection I've ever seen, anywhere, and I've been all over this country buying and drinking beer. Selection is excellent, quality is excellent, service is excellent when rich is there. Never ate there yet, but liquid bread is my favorite meal

Photo of psuKinger
4.84/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

After hearing about this place being "the best beer store in the world" via various beer blogs and podcasts, I finally got an opportunity today to stop in while out in Ohio to visit my wife's Alma Mater and take in their "Madrigals". I don't know if it's "the best beer store in the world", because the world's an awfully big place, but Vintage Estates did not disappoint.

Atm: Chill. They have some catchy, smooth, fun tunes playing overhead, all at a reasonable volume. And fellow customers were, by and large, friendly and enthusiastic. I wasn't looking to make friends, but still found myself striking up a conversation with fellow patrons on multiple occasions.

After I left I checked the website. Sure enough it says there aren't any TVs in the building, in an effort to promote a conversational atmosphere. It works.

Vintage Estates has two separate bars; a "main bar" on the far left of the establishment, with about 20 different interesting looking drafts and lots of inviting seating and natural light, which would have made for an enjoyable experience if I'd had time. A second, smaller bar in the main "bottle room", has 15 more drafts and a cask engine. This second bar is conveniently located where you can grab a pint to sip on while you peruse.

Quality: This being my first visit to VE, I don't have a large sample space by which to judge the "Quality" of their selection (infected beers, out-of-date beers, problems with draft lines, glassware, ect). Three things I did notice:

1) There are 3 rooms to VE. The room on the far right holds their wine and has a big glass door in it. The room on the far left is their main bar, with 20 drafts and their scotch selection and food offerings, and has some big windows as well. Their middle room, where they keep almost all of their beer bottles? No windows. This is an issue I have with other bottle shops, where I believe their merchandise is at-risk for being sun-struck. Not at VE.

2) I ordered one draft (more on this below, under selection), Troeg's Scratch #50, a belgian-style dubbel that was served in an appropriate snifter. I found nothing to complain about with the pour, the beverage, or the glass. Fantastic.

3) I wasn't really looking for IPA on this trip; I was shopping more for Belgians and was therefore less concerned with age. The frontmost bottle of Stone Ruination did not come home with me, though, because it was 12 days beyond it's "best by date". Although not as egregious as I've seen elsewhere, I can't give VE a perfect score here because of this.

Service: Fantastic. Simply put, I interacted with 3 different staff members at various points during my visit, and I found all three to be pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to help. I was impressed.

Selection: Perhaps not "the best in the world", but certainly very strong. I did find some real gems, including multiple bottles of Bruery 4 Calling Birds (and other Bruery offerings, which are hard to come by out East), magnums of Anchor Christmas at an awesome price of $16. Various other "novelty" belgian magnums, as well, which is kind of cool. A pretty awesome selection of glassware, with emphasis on variety packs that "include a glass". Several awesome options with regard to that. I took a 4-pack of La Trappe home with me that included the La Trappe chalice, for $20.

Overall a nice bottle selection, well over 1,000 deep, and some intriguing offerings that I've never heard of.

The draft list was certainly attractive as well. I was more focused on the bottles, but I did take a moment to peruse the back bar and couldn't resist ordering a pint of Troeg's Scratch #50 to sip on while I shopped. They also had a second Scratch offering (I've never seen two scratch offerings ANYWHERE outside of the Harrisburg/Hershey area) on draft, and at least one cask engine as well.

Food: The menu, as described on the website, sounds tasty. But sadly I did not have time to order anything on this visit. I was fixated on the beer.

Value: Keep in mind that my perspective comes from Pennsylvania, where beer just simply costs more. Virtually everything here was less than it is for me back home. Double Bastard bombers for $9. Rochefort 10 bottles for $6. Bruery Tradewinds Triple for $10. And on the list went. Everything was generally $1 less than I am used to seeing.

Photo of haywire77
4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Love this place. It's my go to bottle shop, and I don't even live in Ohio!

The atmosphere is solid. Like a small pub, but with the most amazing selection you can imagine. No tv sets here, this place is all about the beer and wine. Connect with conversation, not distraction.

The quality as also spot on. No bad karma or people. Wish it were closer to home.

Service is superb. All of the employees have knowledge of styles, specific pours, and proper glassware. It seems that the owners are very sure to educate the help.

Selection is...well...can you fathom 900+ craft beers under the same roof??? 24 rotating craft taps, and NO BMC to speak of! This however may be bad if you are looking for a Bud or the like, but I have no problem with it.

Food is really awesome also. I can't say that I have tried much from their menu that wasn't a flatbread pizza, but who needs anything but flatbread pizza! I have had probably8 different flatbreads, and all of them were equally awesome.

Value is very reasonable for selection. Most bottles seem to fall in the $2 range and I'm cool with that. I'll gladly pay $12 for a mix sixer just so I don't have to have more than one of the same beer.

Overall, if you are in the Youngstown/Boardman Ohio area, this place is a must stop. Even if it's only for one draft and a flatbread, Phil and Sandy have done everything to make anyone feel at home. (If your home has the most awesome beer selection on the planet.)

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4.51/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Not much to add based on all the past reviews.

This is a combination bottle shop, wine store and bar. As you walk in there is the small wine portion of the place. As you walk through a little hallway you enter into the bottle shop portion of the store. There is a cooler down the right side, the back has a small bar area with some taps and the other portions of the store have singles and 6-packs of beer. There is also another little hallway to the another bar.

Service: The people where quite friendly and more than willing to help. They did not bother you as you shopped but were more than willing to help those who asked. They were quite knowledgable as well. A couple was in asking about a certain beer they had in the past and the girl was quick to find a similar style beer (It was an Old Ale that was asked for).

Selection: They have any and every style that you can imagine. They have tons of beers. Too many to list here. They have the normal beers you can find in Ohio and Western PA, but they also have lots of seasonal beers and a few rare finds.

The beers were extremely reasonably priced. Nothing was particulary overpriced, not even the 'rare' beers.

Certainly a wonderful beer store, one of my top 2 places to go next to House of 1000 beers. Stop in if you can!

Photo of shamsoftabriz
4.86/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Drove 40 miles out of my way to visit here in order to find some Bruery selections--they had a few, but not Hottenroth, which I was (and, unfortunately, still am) most anxious to try. Selection is wonderful--tons of bottles from every corner of the globe, but the prices are a bit high. Panil, for instance, was 4 bucks more per bottle than it costs at my local KY store. Nevertheless, it was well worth the trip. The two bars in the place have about 15-ish selections on tap, all of them quality. The New Holland Mad Hatter Oaked was great, but I was sad to discover that they were out of bottles. Otherwise, I would have taken some home. Service was exceptional. Didn't try the food, but they sell flatbreads at the bar that looked pretty tasty. Overall, this is a great place obviously run with passion and care that is worth a trip if you happen to pass within striking distance of Youngstown (Boardman is just to the south of Youngstown). Selection is among the best anywhere in Ohio, if not the country. Glad I made it...just sad the locusts beat me to the Hottenroth and the Mad Hatter oaked.

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Vintage Estate Wine and Beer in Boardman, OH
100 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.