The Wine Thief & Ale Jail
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by zeledonia:
4.8/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Seems like every time I go there, it's empty. And I can't fathom why. In fact, I'm tempted not to review it so I can keep it to myself and the others who already know about it.
You have to walk through the wine side to get to the "Ale Jail." Once there, it's roomy and quiet. Great selection, a wall of single 12 oz. bottles, a wall of bigger bottles, a wall of coolers, and tables in the middle with 4- and 6-packs.
The mixed 6-packs are the best value I've found; the per-bottle prices are the same as if you bought a pack of each. Awesome selection, mostly organized by style. They also seem to get less traffic than other spots with similar selection, so they have the limiteds and other sought-after stuff for quite a bit longer (e.g. they had plenty of Founders Imperial Stout long after it was gone from my local more-popular shop).
Staff is super helpful, and usually very available. Seriously, why is there never anyone else there?
Great place, well worth a visit for the value and selection. And I hear the weekly tastings are great, though I haven't yet made it to one.
02-21-2011 02:46:58 | More by zeledonia
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The Wine Thief & Ale Jail in Saint Paul, MN
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