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Chip's Wine & Beer Market

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Chip's Wine & Beer MarketChip's Wine & Beer Market
BA SCORE
97
world-class

57 Reviews
Reviews: 57
Visits: 74
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: n/a
Taps: 6
Bottles: 500
Cask: N
[ Bar, Store ]

2200 N Croatan Hwy
Ste D
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 27948-9544
United States
phone: (252) 449-8229

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @chipswinemarket

Notes:
Place added by: GCBrewingCo on 04-06-2006

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Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
4.05/5  rDev -9%

I was staying in OBX this past week and forgot to check BA on where to go for good brew (I know... I know...).

So, luckily this place advertises in both the local vacation mags and at the hotels "wall of 400 beers"...

Milepost 6 Plaza sounds like a big location... don't blink, you'll miss it, look for the Front Porch Cafe in the strip mall on the west side of 158 ("the big road").

So I walk into this closet... the store is pretty small but (insert lame book/cover hack line here).

Being from New Jersey the selection of Bell's immediately smacked me upside the head. Sure, the section is small but is packed solid with those you would expect (sierra, dfh etc.). There is good representation of the area (the local brew pub, duck rabbit, highland, weeping radish etc.). The mix 6 option is always welcome for beer browsers. The beer section is well organized (by style in singles, brewery in sixers) and clean.

Service was not bad but was more non existent, someone walked by wearing a DFH burton baton t, and I was obviously loading up on a ton of beer... and there was really no one in the store. I can't say that it was "bad" but it wasn't overtly great like I get in certain places (ahem, oak tree in nj). The cashier did haul one of my boxes to the car for me (kudos).

Here's what I bought to give you an idea of selection/pricing from a new jersey perspective:

Bell's Two Hearted 6-pack $10.99
Bell's Kalaazoo 6-pack $10.99
New Belgium Fat Tire 6-pack $8.99
Outer Banks Brewing ESB (1pt) $4.99 ea
Founder's Nemesis single $5.99
Duck Rabbit Milk Stout single $1.59
Highland Black Mocha Stout single $1.69
Ska Decadence 2ipa Bomber $5.99
Ska ESB can $1.69
Ska Modus Hoperandi can $1.89
Bell's Oberon single $1.99
Tap House Room 21 Pale Ale single $1.39

I doubled up on most of the singles... so my total tab was just under $100.

Definitely the must stop.. I mean it is nice that Food Lion (the local supermarket chain) carries Fat Tire and some pretty damn good stuff.. but this is a BA must stop, especially those from out of state. (2,049 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of gatornation
4.14/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Up around MP 6 chips is on the west side of the Hwy . Nice vibe as you walk in thay have a great mix sixer wall of beer and a front end display of new and harder to get brews inside to the left they have a tasting room with about 6 taps which you can get a pour and shop or just sit and enjoy , a helpful staff with a nice selection that you wont find anywhere else on OBX, we went here then to Awful Arthurs(Food) and then to Outer Banks Brewery all were very close (466 characters)

Photo of JandJMD
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Good variety and looks to be better than most in the area.
They have a singles and mixed 6 pack area with a good mix of beers. The prices on singles look to be just slightly more than the full 6's and very fair.
Would be nice to see more locals as an out of state guy, but otherwise a nice place in the OBX area. (312 characters)

Photo of beergal227
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.81/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of aleckpa
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Walkerjgt
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of richobrien
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Super helpful staff that made great recommendations. Great selection that was very well organized. Love the pick a six option. How can you not love a place that will sell you a pint and let you shop?

Will certainly become a staple during our OBX trips. (254 characters)

Photo of Vogt52
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of twenteone
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Shandycan
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of jak
4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of drtth
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Reviewed from notes taken a year or so back.

The most diverse offering of beers I've found on the Outer Banks. Fresheness dates were mostly withing code and prices seemed reasonable for a touristy area.

Good place to go shopping for the stuff you won't fined in smaller or less specialized shops.

Service was helpful. Even though the particular beers I wanted to find were not available the young woman running the register was able to tell me that nobody in the area would have the beers from the particular NC brewery I wanted to try since they don't distribute as far east as the Outer Banks.

Good place to check out. Easy to get to and find. (652 characters)

Photo of Cubatobaco
4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of ssmilkstout
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of RPH2327
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Chip's in KDH is a must for any BA's in the OBX. The staff is friendly, engaging, and knowledgable. The selection is as good as any you will find in the area. Plus, they have a good selection of cold beer in the cooler to your right as you're walking into the store. Since they added the bar area, I have enjoyed sipping on a beer (or two) as I shop. Chip's also has a decent selection of glassware. (399 characters)

Photo of JWalterWeatherman
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of seanchai
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of midlifec
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Sludgeman
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Visited on a Saturday early afternoon in August as we arrived for a week in OBX.

A - Typically wine/beer store atmosphere, except for the rocking tunes. Need to try the attached wine/beer bar. I love the thought of browsing for my purchases while also drinking a high caliber beer.

Q - Many beers are available chilled. No complaints.

S - Service was excellent. Now they were not crowded, but the staff was quick to ask if I needed help. Provided excellent assistance when I did ask (about a Meritage for my wife) and we had a short converstation about the Doobie Brothers and how they were underrated as a guitar band.

S - Good selection for the OBX, but not mind blowing for some of us who might be from certain parts of the country or otherwise have a top notch store close to home. That said, there were still beers on the shelf that I had not had and there were sixes of my favorites. (894 characters)

Photo of Hanzo
4.07/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

This is the store I wish was in Moyock which is much closer to me. Very nice selection of beer, even had a nice selection of branded glassware and some nice gift packs I hadn't seen before. The guy there working was very nice and attentive to my needs and questions. Having some beers on tap was just the tipping point that made the store special for me.

In my part of VA going and having a pint and shopping for beer are two separate ventures, but at Chips you can do both, and they seem to have good stuff on tap.

This store again had some freshness issues same as the Moyock store, but then again there aren't many stores that don't.

If I lived closer this would be one of my main go to shops. (699 characters)

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Chip's Wine & Beer Market in Kill Devil Hills, NC
97 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.