Chip's Wine & Beer Market
Taps: 6 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Ego:
4.05/5 rDev -8.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
10-24-2010 03:36:19 | More by Ego
More User Reviews:
4.68/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
06-07-2014 17:23:59 | More by RPH2327
Chip's Wine & Beer Market in Kill Devil Hills, NC
97 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.