Chan's Wine World
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by Bonhoeffer:
2.65/5 rDev -3.6%
quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | $$$
Bottom line: there are 2 Chans in Pensacola. You don't need to go to both. So, don't go to this one, go to the one on Bayou Blvd. It's bigger, cleaner, and has a better selection.
This one has some quality stuff in a small room off to the right after you walk in. A little DFH, some Young's, just a couple of unimpressive Belgians, some Rogue, your typical random microbrews, a few other things i can't remember. They do sell singles, have some stuff in coolers. Guy working there clearly knew nothing about beer. Some of the stock looked pretty dusty.
Of the two, this one's closer to the beach. So i guess if you were in a big hurry, you could pick up some essentials here.
08-29-2005 14:43:47 | More by Bonhoeffer
More User Reviews:
2.85/5 rDev +3.6%
quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
NOTE: CLOSED LATE JULY 2006
There are two Wine Worlds in Pensacola. This one is located on the way to the beach on Gregory Street. It is much smaller than the sister location in central Pensacola near Cordova Mall (on Bayou Blvd) and has a correspondingly smaller selection of craft beers and micros. However, after several $50 a pop trips, there are still plenty of beers I am eager to try. While the selection is OK, the service is pretty much non-existent. Staff are trained to answer wine questions and know virtually nothing about beer. Ian, the store manager of the Bayou branch, handles all ordering for both stores. Several of the beers have mold on them which I think indicates that they got wet at some point (probably during Hurricane Ivan in 2004) but when I asked store personnel, they cited "problems with the cooler." I find that answer disengenuous at best. However, I have tried at least a half-dozen of these "moldy" bottles and found no problem at all with the flavor.
Still, the selection is not bad, and includes brews like Chimay, Great Divide, Ayinger, Rogue, DFH, Sierra Nevada, and even St. Bernardus along with several other imports and domestic micros, much of it sold in singles. In all, I would guess there are about 100 different beers in the coolers plus another 25 or so on the shelves.
Domestic macros are virtually nonexistent (I think they keep a few singles in the cooler for the beach crowd).
This is not the best place to visit if you're looking for information on beer or a huge selection. However, the selection is decent, pricing is fairly reasonable, and it's worth a visit.
06-05-2006 01:18:39 | More by jettjon
Chan's Wine World in Pensacola, FL
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.