Chip's Wine & Beer Market

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

72 Ratings
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: n/a
Taps: 6
Bottles: 500
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: 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

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(Place added by: GCBrewingCo on 04-06-2006)
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Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
4.05/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of beergal227
5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.81/5  rDev +8.6%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of richobrien
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of RPH2327
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Sludgeman
4.34/5  rDev -2%
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.

Photo of Hanzo
4.07/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Photo of RWLawman
3.89/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Pretty much the standard beer store, in terms of atmosphere and quality. The service was average, and the staff was friendly, talkative, and knowledgeable about their products.

As for the selection, this is where Chip's does a great job. There are several shelves stocked with beers. They have an awesome selection of individual bottles, so that you can create your own four or six pack. Also, they have every bit as impressive of a six-pack selection, as well. There are also beers in coolers for you to drink a cold one while you're there.

The prices at Chip's are what you would expect pretty much anywhere else. They had beers ranging from low end, all the way up to 15-20 bucks. It all depends on what you're looking for, but in terms of "market value," it's about average.

Photo of CHickman
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Chip's is a great surprise for any beer lover heading to the Outer Banks. The staff was very attentive and friendly, and seemed pretty knowledgeable about beer in general. The atmosphere is laid back and seems happy and welcoming. Every time I went in the service was fast and really good.

This place has a great beer selection, best in the Outer Banks. Not only do they have a very good selection of 6 packs and 12 packs, but the singles for sale selection was amazing: the place literally has hundreds of beers to choose from.

Good local selection and beers from around the US and world, this is the place to go for any craft beer fan. The wall of singles is set up in various styles and the cold selection of singles was very good as well. The prices are on the high side, but being from NY they were average to me so I didn't have an issue spending quite a bit of money each time I went it. I did not sample any of the beers on tap, but that is just another great option thatg they offer. This is THE place to go for beer in the Outer Banks.

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Chip's Wine & Beer Market in Kill Devil Hills, NC
97 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.