Grape & Gourmet
Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 60 | Show All Ratings:
4.93/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Superb customer service that will hold bottles for you either by phone, email, or via twitter. They carry a wonderful selection and are always willing to help you find what you are looking for. I can't speak any more highly of Deborah and Kevin!
Their wine selection is just as top-notch as the beer! You won't be dissapointed!
10-09-2013 15:29:32 | More by Cubatobaco
4.87/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I've been going here since ~2008 when I got into craft beer. Back then I thought they were expensive, but that was from a fairly inexperienced viewpoint. Now they typically are right in line, and they bottle price everything, and give case discounts. They support local organizatoins too, and often have brewery and winery reps in to talk about their brewery's lineup while doing samplings.
Kevin will give honest opinions on whether you should try a beer based on what you say you like, and even warn you away from older discount beer if he knows you're a hophead. It's always great talking about our local scene and getting insight from him as well.
They have free juiceboxes for kids in the display fridge, nice little perk to keep the kids occupied long enough to take a short peek at the inventory. Great about letting people know about noteworthy new stuff on facebook and engaging with the customers.
Can't say enough good things.
10-07-2013 11:55:51 | More by Ysgard
4.44/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
This was on my list as a place to visit while I was down in Virginia Beach. It's a small, cozy little place with wine, beer and mead in good quantities. I was especially interested in their selection of B. Nektar meads since we don't get any in the Philadelphia area. The owners were friendly and even held some bottles aside for me until I arrived once I saw their posts on Facebook. Prices were completely reasonable for the market. Highly recommend this place if you're down in the area. As far as bottle selection goes, this and Total Wine were the best.
09-27-2013 17:46:19 | More by ShanePB
4.86/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great little store. Asked for a few recommendations on beers that aren't distributed to SoCal and the employee was knowledgeable enough to point me right to them. Talked with him and the owner (man) for a few minutes about craft beer in general and things they can't get there and things I can't get on California. Friendly place. Very good selection for the physical size of the store (not real big). I thought the prices were pretty good, though I don't have anything to compare them to except Ca prices. Definitely recommend this store. I can't imagine many other good beer stores like this are in this area.
09-21-2013 23:54:34 | More by jtk
4.75/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Visited while on vacation in Virginia Beach. About 8 miles from VA Beach. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Good selection of quality beers. Didn't really notice a lot of old stock. Everything I got was fairly fresh. (Maybe I just got the popular stuff..). Prices are very reasonable ...being from New York.
Overall a great experience. Previous reviews I had read on this site were pretty spot on. The owner Kevin and his wife were beyond nice and went out of there way when I asked for something I couldn't find.
Wish this place was near me because I would go there all the time.
06-30-2013 12:26:57 | More by 2Xmd
4.94/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped by on my home from North Carolina. Beer. Beer. And more beer. Whole right side of store is loaded with craft beers from all over the world. 90% of beers had a rating and small description of the beer. Very helpful for a beginner like myself.
Service was exceptional. After he walked the wall chatting and helping one couple, gentleman was right their to help me. Can't wait to go back next year.
06-30-2013 04:56:03 | More by DanforthPewter
4.61/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Always a great experience at Grape and Gourmet, very welcoming environment, friendly and knowledgeable staff, great selection and they do a beer tasting every thursday...what more can you ask? My favorite part is they are great about communicating when new beers come out.
I put them down as reasonable in the value category as most of their beers are well priced but some are a little on the high side. Also docked them a bit for having some IPAs that are past their prime on the shelves at regular price, I am really not a believer in the dropping off of an IPA after a month or two, but some are six months old sitting around, it would be better to discount them to rotate the stock.
05-25-2012 13:35:23 | More by Hanzo
4.8/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Found this place while visiting my brother in Norfolk. I am so glad I decided to come by. As others have posted Va beach is a little lacking in the take home beer department. Being from out of town I was curious to see what was available here that I couldn't get back home.
Not only was the owner extremely helpful but I managed to find some ridiculous IPA's that I hadn't tried or seen before, all at very reasonable prices. The owner was super friendly and you can tell he is a man who loves his profession.
Whether or not you live here or if you ever find yourself in the area, do yourself a favor and check this place out. Knowing that I can come here on my next trip to VA will make my family visits so much more enjoyable!
02-21-2012 22:24:51 | More by CWinchell
5/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The go to place in the area for craft brew, and wine if you are into that. Awesome staff, Kevin the owner is awesome to talk to about beer and his wife who runs the wine part is super funny. Really good people! They offer a free weekly beer tasting the often features some really great beers, it is a great way to expand your beer experiences. Overall selection is great, and very diverse. Prices are fair, and if you add in that you get the free tastings it really adds to the value. Definitely the best of the best in the VB area.
02-04-2012 02:36:16 | More by vfgccp
4.75/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I stop in once or twice a year when I'm back at the Beach and am always wowed.
5s across the board with the exception of atmosphere. Given the selection and service, who cares? They have everything I could want in terms of limited domestics, everyday 6 packs, and hard to find local offerings.
Most impressive are the level 10 obscure imports. Pricey on these items, maybe, but where else can I find them to compare? NO WHERE within 3 hours. This aspect of their selection shows they certainly talk to the relevant importers as much as they speak with the wholesalers. That may sound unimportant, but as a retailer myself I can appreciate the time and difficulty G&G endures to obtain some pieces of their outstanding selection.
Despite my very infrequent visits, Kevin, the man in charge, always remembers me and takes the time to talk (or rant) beer with me.
I can't say enough good things about this oasis in a *relative* beer desert.
01-31-2012 01:10:34 | More by ViennaBeer
Grape & Gourmet in Virginia Beach, VA
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