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Grape & Gourmet

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

76 Ratings
Ratings: 76
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.71
pDev: 7.64%
[ Store ]

4000 Virginia Beach Blvd
Ste 180
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23452-1743
United States
phone: (757) 486-9463

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(Place added by: Px2GrafX on 11-03-2006)
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Reviews by Norfawkers:
Photo of Norfawkers
5/5  rDev +6.2%

Yes it is a bit pricey but there are good reasons. You're paying for quality, pure and simple. The owner knows his stuff and goes out of his way to get the best and keep the selection as diverse and well-stocked as possible. He's also a fan of the IPA's as we are but he's quite knowledgable about all things beer.

Grape and Gourmet offers regular tastings and monthly store-wide discounts at their cheap and cheery events, which offer free snacks and additional tastings. They also maintain a twitter account that updates the newest releases and upcoming events.

In the Hampton Roads area, there is no comparison to Grape and Gourmet's quality and selection diversity. For everyday purchases, go to Wine Plus but for something special, give Grape and Gourmet a try.

Norfawkers, Jun 13, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of HWood
2.88/5  rDev -38.9%

I had just returned from a trip overseas and stopped in to see if I could find the beer I recently had while abroad. I decided to make a quick trip in and ask. Instead of getting a simple "Sorry we don't carry that selection try somewhere else." I got the snobby attitude that my beer of choice wasn't worth being carried. For that I won't ever go back. Sadly it was the owner that I got the attitude from.

HWood, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of lupercmda
4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

lupercmda, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of EdwardK77
4.73/5  rDev +0.4%

Tried this place while on vacation. The people working there were extremely nice and went out of their way to get a 12 pack of the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp for me. (The tough beer to get of the moment)

They had a really nice selection of beer that you were allowed to buy in singles. The only very slight knock that I had was that the cold selection was extremely minimal but they more than made up for it in room temp selection.

I would highly recommend this place to any BAs in the area.

EdwardK77, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -20.4%

m111062, Jul 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

alexm1309, Jul 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.2%

John_Beeryman, Jul 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.2%

BoilerUpNavy, Jul 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.2%

Beer-A-Lot, Jun 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.2%

ohhsnap, May 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Flowyn82, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -15.1%

Fantastic bottle shop with a large assortment of styles and a great mix of regional, national and international brews. I'm from NC and hit this place on a recent vacation in VA, I picked up a handful of brews unavailable back home. They've got a very nice selection of Belgians. The customer service was top notch. Definitely a great bottle shop.

Mantooth, Apr 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

SharkNado, Mar 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.2%

RonJeezy, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -9.8%

BillRoth, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -15.1%

avisong, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Cubatobaco
4.93/5  rDev +4.7%

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!

Cubatobaco, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Ysgard
4.87/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

Ysgard, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
4.44/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

ShanePB, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of jtk
4.86/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

jtk, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of 2Xmd
4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

2Xmd, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of DanforthPewter
4.94/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

DanforthPewter, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
4.61/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

Hanzo, May 25, 2012
Photo of CWinchell
4.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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!

CWinchell, Feb 21, 2012
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Grape & Gourmet in Virginia Beach, VA
100 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.