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Vintage Estate Wine and Beer

Not Rated.
Vintage Estate Wine and BeerVintage Estate Wine and Beer

Taps: 27 / Bottles: 1,100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
100
world-class

91 Ratings
Ratings: 91
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 7.13%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @vetastinglounge

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(Place added by: ramrod666)
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Just a great place. The place is divided into the store and a bar. You can purchase beers in the store though and have them in the bar for a small corking fee. The bar had about 10 taps all with good craft beer, there were the usual national crafts like stone and dfh along with some ohio crafts. The service was nice and friendly. We talked with the owner who was very helpful and gave us suggestions that were very good beers. The store had a huge selection. Coming from PA there was stuff that I had only seen on BA. The pricing when compared to what we have in PA was outstanding. The crowd there was very nice and more than willing to discuss favorites and dislikes as well as offer suggestions. A great place to make a big run and drop some cash for some great beer.

01-10-2011 15:50:23 | More by goblue3509
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

06-30-2014 19:53:37 | More by Mikus
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KLW2008

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%

06-25-2014 00:05:46 | More by KLW2008
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

06-17-2014 17:29:08 | More by whatname
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-19-2014 00:45:21 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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seakayak

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

04-15-2014 21:41:20 | More by seakayak
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glass_house

Ohio

4.61/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

03-13-2014 16:26:26 | More by glass_house
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KevBot89

Pennsylvania

4.93/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

03-03-2014 22:49:19 | More by KevBot89
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robgage

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-27-2014 04:06:07 | More by robgage
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Tom_Gilman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-24-2014 20:57:43 | More by Tom_Gilman
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Vintage Estate Wine and Beer in Boardman, OH
100 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.